The day is finally here! I get to share my brand new website with you after many years in the making. The goal was to create a brand and website that showed the true me.
An intimate wedding photographer that is fun and outgoing, who creates richly colorful yet timeless images.
Now let’s get into the story of how this came to be. I started my business six years ago with a vision of what I wanted my business to look like both physically and digitally. But here is the kicker, when you are first starting out, websites and branding are expensive and it had to take a back seat to the true mission of photography. What were the things I could enhance about the NFP experience without spending a dime? The number one thing that I can do that sets me apart from the others is how I invest in my clients. Turning my focus to creating an experience through personal touches and infusing my personality into my work started to set me a part from the crowd. The more I dove into my strengths, the more obvious it became as to where my business wanted to go. And that brings us to today.
I reached a point where it was time to invest in my brand the way I intended to six years ago. But this go around, I had already gone through the trial and error phase. I already knew what didn’t work for my brand or my clients. The vision became far more clear. I have now reached a place where my brand voice is true and I know exactly what my business can provide for others. This website investment in Nat Finley Photography is a commitment to myself and honoring the blood, sweat and tears I’ve poured into this business.
Before you dive into this work of art, I want to share with you the advice I wish I would have heard long ago when it comes to building a brand.
- Use a web platform that works for you. Each platform has its pros and cons, but pick the one that works best for your workflow and that highlights your work the best. I made the move to Showit and it’s been a great fit!
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help. I am a one woman show when it comes to photography. But that doesn’t mean I can’t outsource the other aspects of my business that others do better. Contract out a web designer, graphic designer, copywriter, and on occasion photo editor. It takes a village and don’t be ashamed of that.
- Know your vision, your why, and your budget. It is incredibly easy to rack up a hefty bill on branding and website work with the blink of an eye. Go in knowing what you want. If you don’t, odds are you’ll be disappointed in the final product because you weren’t clear on what you wanted.
Thank you for the support all of these years. Cheers to another six years of epic photography!