We’ve talked tips, but we rarely document the cringes, the oh-dears, and the shocked expressions we have when we visit certain photography websites. And, from one friend to another, we do not want you to fall into these traps! From disregarding CTA’s entirely to not including a single word on your homepage, here are some of the top photography website mistakes we routinely see out in the wild.
Think about all the points of contact you have (or wish you could have) with a client. From responding to their inquiry to finalizing their booking, from sending session tips to delivering their gallery, you are constantly sending emails to clients! And the emails you send are just as important to your client experience as the content of your website or the way you direct them on shoot day!
This may seem harsh or cruel, but we’ve all got to face the fact that not everyone is going to like us. No matter how sunny your personality or how jaw droppingly gorgeous your galleries, you aren’t a piece of chocolate to be loved and adored by everyone. And, hell…there are even some weirdos out there who hate chocolate! To really have a style and a unique approach to photography, you’re going to have to wholeheartedly embrace some things and reject others. And that includes pushing away the people who love what you don’t provide.
The ability to share a distinct, evocative, deliberate answer both in person and online signals to potential clients that you know exactly who you are — and this is a ridiculously attractive quality in business and humanity in general. We like to work with people who understand exactly who they are and who they’re not. Distilling the aesthetic of your images into words doesn’t just tell potential clients what your art is, it also clearly expresses what it isn’t.
I’m Erica, the brains behind the clacking computer keys! I’m an introverted extrovert, a sympathy crier who also loves to box, a person who reads comic books while wearing floral dresses…and plants flowers in Wonder Woman t-shirts. I’m a crazy collection of opposites and beyond excited to turn your astonishing personality into words that will build your business.
6 Overused Phrases Weakening Your “About Me” Page