Ever wondered if it’s time for a new website? It can be frustrating and also overwhelming trying to decide if a new website design or just an overhaul of your current website is a worthwhile investment. For me, I knew it was time because of a lot of different factors in my business…. which I’ll explain more about below in the video! Overall, your website if your online home that represents you to anyone interested in booking you or following your journey. It’s a VITAL part of your brand and often times, because WE aren’t actively looking at it through the eyes of a new customer, we neglect it. That’s exactly what I had done! Even though my site from 3 years ago still looked beautiful, it was lacking because of the major shifts that had happened in my business!
So if you’re wondering if you’re like me and you’re ready for a refresh, take a few seconds to answer the questions in this little quiz!
If you answer YES to at least 2 of these 5 questions, then it may be time for you to either consider a website overhaul or a least a major website update!!
“IS IT TIME FOR A NEW WEBSITE” QUIZ:
1. Do you cringe when you click through your current site because it doesn’t represent your current level of work or clientele?
2. Does your site fail to resize and restructure when you make your desktop browser window more and more narrow? (This means your site is not “responsive”)
3. Are there current offerings missing or not fully represented on your current site? (Maybe you have shifted what you’re offering in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and yet your business changes aren’t represented online in any way!)
4. Is your current website missing strategic conversion-based design elements/structure?
5. Are you actively directing people to your Instagram page instead of your website because you aren’t proud of that representation of your brand?
If you read through these questions and you still aren’t sure if a new website is something that is necessary for your brand, we have a brand new Youtube video that may shed some light on why I decided to re-do my own website recently!
In this episode I’m talking through:
Jen Olmstead is my designer and the co-owner of Tonic Site Shop! Their templates are gorgeous and they are giving KJ Students 15% off if you use the code: KJSENTME
Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.
My review of the Canon EOS R6 after shooting a full wedding day is LIVE on Youtube! I was so nervous to use a brand new camera system for full wedding day… I had my Mark IV ready in my bag just in case… but thankfully, I never had to use it! I was really hoping that I would love it and feel comfortable with it….
This wedding venue may look familiar to some of you who have been following us for a while! I photographed Meghan’s brother’s wedding a few years ago at this very same farm and venue!
Natural light photographers…. (flash photographers, we know how you would handle these scenarios and that’s awesome for your style! This is for the natural light folks!)
I’ve been hoping for this day for a very long time…. but I wasn’t sure that it would ever come. That sounds dramatic but let me explain. I LOVE my website company. Showit is incredible and the more I learn about and experience other platforms for hosting and creating custom websites, the more I realize, they aren’t really, truly “custom” at all. Showit is the website design platform for the creative. Hands-down. It’s so powerful, so intuitive and so easy to use. Years ago, Showit created a way to implement a Showit theme onto a Wordpress blog!!! Genius! I couldn’t wait for my blog to be a Showit blog…. but it never happened.
If you are like me and you’re a natural light wedding photographer, you may not love using the Canon 600 EX-RT flashes. But they are so necessary!