read Post →

Your gallery pages are beautifully adorned with your award winning photography, and maybe the word “weddings” in a nice font….but is that it? If you don’t have *at least* a paragraph describing what’s actually *on* the page, you’re missing out on some major SEO juice. Google is smart, but in the end it’s still just […]

The Most Important Thing You’re Missing From Your Portfolio Pages

Website Tips

read Post →

A good copy writer will be able to listen to your story, observe how you do business, listen to your goals and motivations, and write absolutely magical copy for your website. In my 10+ years in business, I never thought hiring a copy writer was *necessary* for my business. This past year I’ve experienced a […]

Why I Recommend Working With A Copy Writer For Your Website

Website Tips

read Post →

I’ve been designing Showit website templates for eight long years. My first few didn’t sell….at all. I think I went three years with just one sale….and I made the mistake of telling the customer she could pay half upfront and then paypal me the remaining balance a month later. Do you think she ever paid […]

5 Tips For Designers Creating Their First Website Templates

Templates

read Post →

Over the past ten years I’ve sold HUNDREDS of website templates, and believe me I’ve seen my fair share of poorly executed customizations out there. Over time I realized that all of the “bad” ones I’ve been seeing share many things in common…here’s the 5 most common mistakes I see! Not telling people where you’re […]

5 Common Mistakes When Customizing a Showit Website Template

Website Tips

read Post →

I will always be an advocate for working with a designer for a custom website build. Our job is to help organize your thoughts and get you from point a to point b (making money). We know the best way to organize your content for maximum impact and functionality – we’re up to date on […]

How and When To DIY Your Own Website (just because you can, doesn’t mean you should).

Business

read Post →

Unpopular opinion – a lot of wedding photographers have very stale blog posts. It’s wonderful to blog about recent weddings and engagement sessions, but if all you’re showing is past client work, you’re missing out on a major way to connect with your potential clients. Remember, couples aren’t *just* hiring you for your talent/service. They’re […]

For Wedding Photographers: 10 Blog Post Ideas To Use When You’re Feeling Stuck

Website Tips

read Post →

I know it sounds crazy as a website designer to say that my outdated, “just ok” website was keeping me from making money, but it’s true. I was leaving money on the table. A few weeks ago I wrote a bit about my trip to Cabo San Lucas for Showit‘s first official Design Summit. The […]

How Having a Mediocre Website was Costing Me Money

Website Tips

read Post →

There are hundreds of thousands of fonts available on the internet. Seriously. Some are free and can be used anywhere and everywhere. But some have been very carefully handcrafted by designers (these are usually the prettiest ones) and have to be purchased either directly from the creator or through a third party site the creator […]

What Is A Webfont License and Why Do I Need One?

Website Tips

read Post →

I’ve seen a lot of template customizations out there. A LOT. I wish I could reach through the screen and help each and every person work it *just right* but Christina…that’s not realistic. Here’s a list of my top 5 tips and tricks for working with our website templates. If you’re just getting started or […]

5 Tips and Tricks for Customizing Your Showit Template

Templates

read Post →

Hire a brand photographer This is hands down my biggest tip! Leave it up to the professionals. They have the proper equipment, experience, and best of all just plain know what they’re doing. Professional photos convey authenticity, confidence, professionalism, and show potential clients that you believe so much in what you do that you’ll happily […]

5 Tips For More Consistent Brand and Website Photos

Website Tips