There are also more to come, including a page on my shooting style (in short, relaxed, natural and non-intrusive) and a page about the albums I offer. Also, I'm going to be reworking the weddings & portraits sections to be more like the engagments section, ditching the cool-at-first-but-now-annoying lightbox viewing of the portfolios (where the larger image pops up when you click on the thumbnail).
So, watch for another random blog entry in the future, I guess.
Last thing: I'm going to start using my Facebook page more actively. Among other things, I'm going to start posting quick sneak peeks a day or two after a wedding or portrait session. So, be sure to friend me and fan my page so you can see these updates:
So, I've launched a new design here at rasmussenphoto.com. The main changes include a wider content section to allow for larger photos, the blue on the sides instead of the gray pattern, new header images and a new logo. The new logo is a little more me, I think. I kept the orange circle part, but redid the text to make it a little more casual, like me .
I've also finally put up an 'about ben' page. I'd been putting it off forever! It's nice and short, and a little cheesy. Again like me (except I'm really of average height ). I'm particularly pleased with the line about the 'wrinkly innocence of a newborn.'
Still to come are some new and revised info pages, including a new page about the two lines of albums that I offer and revisions to the weddings, portraits and pricing pages to make them more clear and helpful.
I want to wish everyone a very belated Happy Holidays and a somewhat belated Happy New Years! I hope you all had a good holiday season filled with family and fun.
I've been working on a bunch of big changes to this site that will hopefully get rolled out soon (I'm blaming them, not laziness, for the lack of recent blog updates ). I'm going to be expanding the the site to allow for larger photos and adding several new pages of information. I'm also working on updating some of the design including fonts, colors and the logo.
Additionally, I'm planning a regular series of blog entries highlighting helpful information for brides planning their weddings. I read a lot of wedding-related sites and blogs and often find great ideas and tips that I'd love to share that will hopefully be a good resource to visitors to this site.
I also have one more wedding to post from last year to post as well as a couple portrait sessions. So, check back soon to see new photos, or even better, add my RSS feed to your feed reader (if you're not using a reader yet or have no idea what I'm talking about, you should check out Google Reader--it'll change your online life!).
And lastly, I want to share some Christmas portraits I took of my kids. My wife bought a 'My Grandkids' picture frame to give to her parents with places for four photos. So, a few days before Christmas, we had a quick portrait session. These first four are the ones we used:
And a couple outtakes...
For the most part, eating her shoes is all Lori did the whole time. Well that, and scream of course.
If you've been here before, you've probably noticed that my blog is now my home page. If you've never been here before, don't worry, you're not missing anything. Previously, the site started with a splash page. I decided to get rid of that and bring people straight to what they're looking for: the photos!
Also, I'm hoping that having the blog as the homepage will force me to be more diligent at keeping it updated . With that in mind, I'll be posting some shots from three portraits sessions and a one-year anniversary party over the next week or two. So, check back soon, or just subscribe to the RSS feed (if you don't know about RSS, check out this vid--if you read a bunch of sites, you'll be glad you did!).
Enjoy the new, more efficient rasmussenphoto.com!
p.s. I've tested the site pretty thoroughly, but if you notice something that doesn't quite work, please leave me a comment or drop me an email and I'll fix it asap. Thanks!