New website! (and other news)

Today, I am super duper crazy excited. After many hours of blood, sweat, tears and code my new website is here! I’ve been working on it piece by piece for quite a while and I’m so happy to be able to finally share it with you. It’s gone through many rounds and revisions, including a few that had me scrunching up everything I’d done and starting fresh. Over the last two years I have changed and grown as a photographer, and I wanted my website to reflect that. Going into this project, I had a few goals for the new design :

  • No holding back. I want to provide as much information as I can about who I am and what I do. In every aspect of my business I aim for full disclosure and my website should be no different. I’ve detailed what’s included in my package (more on that in a moment), how long I’ve been shooting for, and exactly how much it all costs. I love every enquiry that comes through my inbox, but I know that planning a wedding is hectic and time is precious. So, I’ve put myself out there in the hope that it makes things just a little bit easier for everyone that comes to visit 🙂
  • Up to date. When you flick through, I want you to see the work I’m producing as hot off the press as can be. I decided against having a dedicated ‘portfolio’ page that may become dated – instead you can narrow down my blog posts to the specific shoots you’re interested in. Weddings don’t happen in a single moment, but in a string of them together to form a story. The slideshows in the blog posts show you the entire day, which is what I’m all about.
  • Images centre stage. This was a goal for my previous design too, but it’s so important it’s here again. I know how frustrating it can be to browse through tiny thumbnails, wishing you could see the actual detail in the photo. So, the system I have in place shows you my photos as big as can be – limited only by the size of your screen. Hit the fullscreen button on any blog slideshow and you will get a photo sized specifically for you – no watermark.

 

Along with the new design, I’ve also ushered in an updated package. I’m even more excited about this because it means I get to give my clients even more photography awesomeness! It’s been upgraded in a couple of key areas, the most noticeable being the included album. It’s been upsized considerably – moving from a 10×10″, 10 side hardcover book to a panoramic 14×10″, 25 side leather cover beauty. You can visit the print page for more information. It means a lot to me to be able to print even more images for each client – it really is something holding them compared to viewing on a screen. I’ve also extended my coverage – I previously had it capped at 10 hours, but the cap is no more – I shoot complete, full day coverage. I found that I wanted as much time as possible with each couple to make sure I didn’t miss a thing.

2011 was a great year for me and I’m looking forward to extending myself even further in 2012. And seeing as no post is complete without a photo, I’ll leave you with this photo of Nobby’s beach I took on Australia Day 🙂

 

Nobbys Beach Newcastle

3 Comments

  • Debbie
    Congratulations on the new website! Hope loads of people take a look...good luck Ben!
  • Jo Lynch
    HOORAH!
  • Derek
    Great panorama of Nobbies. Best of luck with the new website.