Media fairy I couldn`t disagree with you more. Obviously you do not know the wedding business because it is all about who I am as a person and photographer.
I am now booked into 2009 and I have been in business less than a year. I have had to turn 2 couples away.
I just sold one of my upper end packages which is not cheap. The couple hired me because I am photojournalist, the images they enjoyed in both wedding and journalism, and because they were able to learn enough about me that they like me as a person. They wanted a "real" photojournalist to shoot their wedding. Most couples who have hired me want a photojournalist and love talking about this at the wedding.
My new blog which will soon be up and running will have even more personal information about me! Couples want a professional but they also love knowing who their photographer is. Every couple that has hired me has cared immensely where I have been educated. I`m always open to suggestions but please know what you are talking about before trying to give advice. I love constructive thoughts when they are correct. I had some very good wedding planners go over my site last week on another forum and received such different reviews than here.
I definitely gleaned a few good details of advice from here and it made me go over my spelling. It`s so darn hard to write into these tiny little boxes that I am given on the website and there is no spell check. It won`t let me insert from word. It`s frustrating to say the least. I would never buy a site in this style again. It`s just that I paid for it and now feel I need to use it. Yay my customized blog is coming soon.
I am always tweaking. I`m going to see if I can get my website question off of startupnation.
HI EVERYONE! I keep stalking these sites and this one seems worth participating. I am a professional photographer and would love to connect with others. YOU all sound interesting.
Please take a view at my new photography website and bookmark it. I photograph across the US and destination weddings too.
I would love to network with anyone!!!!
Wedding Photography, Engagement, and JournalismClick here and come on in:
lovehappens6/19/2008 2:23 AM
I actually won a blog from flosites so there are not many limitations at all. They do awesome work. They use their own setup as far as I can tell not wordpress or any of those. You can see them at flosites.com. They are doing the complete setup for my new blog. They are waiting on me to give them more infor, pictures etc.
I`m just having a hard time deciding on which to give them for the design, what backgrounds I want and what colors I want. I don`t really have any branding done so that makes it harder.
One of the things I asked for is a a`la carte package so the couples can create their own wedding package with whatever they want to add or subtract like if they want a 14x16 wedding book included in the price or they want to deduct that.
Thanks you guys.
Ok I have a blog that pains me to keep up because I am not happy with it. Http://www.lovesimplyhappens.blogspot.com
While at a photography conference I dropped my name in a hat (I didn`t even know what it was for) and ended up winning a free blog which is now being built. They had me answer a ton of questions and also aske dme t send them my branding and logo ( I don`t have that yet).
I was able to tell them I want photos on the banner, video capability. interactive capability, snazzy design ..
Anything else you experienced bloggers might know about that I as a photographer may want to ask for?
I am thinking of adding a mix of pics from my journalism http://www.borkgren.com
and my wedding pics http://www.lovesimplyhappens.com
because today so many couples Want photojournalism at their weddings and they are mistakenly hiring people who say"we shoot in a photojournalism style" leading the couple to believe they are getting a photojournalist. Sorry this got long. Would love feedback. would love to hear of any particular pics you think should be in the banner from these sites.