Today is a super exciting day over here! Tons of hard work – pouring over thousands of images, fine tuning, story telling, crying (tears of frustration and happiness as I navigated a program I knew nothing about) and what feels like a million mouse clicks later – I’ve got a NEW website! A desktop and mobile version that I’m thrilled with!
About a month ago I had the idea. If I’m being honest, getting a new website is something that’s been on my mind for some time now. But like anyone who has EVER approached having a new site made or preparing for the creation of one, it’s no joke. It is so much work. Emotional work. It takes a ton of emotional endurance. As a photographer, we have an insane amount of photos we file through to find those few that will make that first impression count.
The sheer amount of work I knew it would take, and the huge leap of faith, scared me to no end. I can’t tell you how much I’ve danced with fear over this in the past three weeks. If I’m being candid, I have a lot to look forward to this year and lots of awesome clients I’m lucky to work with, but my business has felt like it’s slowed down. A lot. And I mean the momentum of it. I wasn’t as excited as I used to be when I rebranded back in 2011. And that’s when it hit me. I was trying to grow and mold into a better version of myself with a site that didn’t reflect me anymore. The brand still has a very strong heart beat, but the website (in my opinion) wasn’t doing it for me anymore. And I knew if I wasn’t feeling it the way I should be, people coming to the site probably weren’t either. Like all great brands, I have to change along the way too.
So, here we go! Here’s the new face of CSP! Oh it makes me EXCITED again!!!!
What I love so much about the new site is that I really think it’s a perfect reflection of me at this time. Also, instead of flooding the site with photos of clients only, I put a lot in there for me because the images just make me happy and when I’m happy I take better photos. What
ever happened to having a brand that serves us too? I’ve shot some more film lately with my grandpa’s Minolta, and it’s been so fun to carry some of those images and the sentimental value they hold into the new look.
There’s an awesome new featured gallery that is super user friendly with a built in editorial flair. Have I mentioned how much I love this new site?
Oh and the mobile! The MOBILE!! I can’t tell you how big of a leap this is. Man, I’m so proud to send this out into the world. That’s the way it should be! Go check it out on your phone to see the looping galleries : )
This may sound silly but I honestly want to thank the people who kept me sane through this process. You know who you are, thank you!!!
And thank you to all of the wonderful and beautiful and crazy awesome faces that fill my new home on the internet. I can’t do what I do without you, and you will never know how thankful I am for you.
What are your thoughts? Love to hear what you think! : )