Build Your Own Wedding Photography Website
Having an up to date and well maintained wedding photography website is quite necessary these days I’m afraid!
Even if you are a complete novice on a PC or the internet, it is well worth your while and expense to have a nice looking, well designed website made up.
The first point of contact and communication these days for many Brides and wedding photographers is through the photographers’ website.
If you read enough photography forums and online chat rooms, you may be a little put out or confused as many people talk or argue about the latest Flash websites that have a dreamy and extremely professional look about them versus a traditional HTML site.
If wedding photography Flash sites float your boat, then have a look at BlueDomain. They also host standard HTML sites.
For what it is worth, I like to look at other photographers work for inspiration and if I come across a conceited, slow loading flash site with all manner of rambling, poetic mumbo jumbo, I click straight out 99% of the time.
I am sure that many couples are like me…they just want to see nice images, quickly and well presented with an idea of price range. I have never gone for a particularly flashy site and have always managed to get plenty of work, but that is just me!
As long as you build a wedding photography website and host only your best work in a way that is easy to navigate and read, you will do just fine. Let your pictures and packages do the hard work for you.
Check out what www.GoDaddy.com have to offer too.
If you really want to learn about building a wedding photography website in an easy to learn and ultra efficient way, then read on. These could be wedding photography websites or a site about any other hobbies or interest that you may have.
I started building the website that you are reading now two years ago as a gap filler. Last year was extremely successful and this year is almost entirely booked with weddings in Spain, Tuscany (Italy), the Park Lane Hotel in London and maybe one in Mauritius (I will let you know…), mostly down to my building of this site.
As proof, go to Google and type this search term in:
- Wedding photographer Costa del Sol
http://www.all-things-photography.com/wedding-photographer-on-the-costa-del-sol/ is what you should be seeing somewhere on the first page of results and this is still the case nearly ten years later. Note 2014: Link and page now removed as I don’t shoot weddings in Spain anymore so sadly my ranking for that term is long gone : (
We have now moved back from Spain (many years ago in fact) and I still get enquiries now.
My wedding photography website, (or just a single page of it!) is where most of my wedding photography work came from in Spain.
I knew nothing of web-building, websites or the internet but I was determined to learn after seeing some incredible results with a friend of mine using the same company. So I gave it a go myself seeing as it is so cheap and they literally do all the hard work for you.
Now, nearly 10 years on, after building the site in a block-building “Janet and John” fashion, and by following 10 easy-to-follow steps, the site is booming.
It receives good traffic each month the best thing is that it is still growing, rapidly and without much input from me…amazing.
If you have ever thought about building your own website but thought it was “out of your league”…think again. The income generated by my websites (not including my actual wedding photography income) is enough to cover all of our monthly outgoings including mortgage, the best time I ever spent was on building this website.
Eventually, I aim to teach photography and build websites full time which is all down to discovering this company…so who are they?
They are called Sitesell
I suggest you take 30 minutes “time out” to learn a little more. Click the Image below to watch a short video clip and learn everything you need to know to completely change your life like I did, not a term I normally like using (makes me cringe a little, but not in this case…)!
If you have time, I suggest you watch their video tour
If you don’t, at least see their quick tour slideshow
It could be the best thing you ever do.
Anyway, if you decide to take my advice and build your own wedding photography website or if you let someone do it for you (and pay them $000’s), remember to show only your best work!
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