a summary of how it all goes down - just click through the steps below,
and shoot me a message if you have any questions at all.

the process 

step number one

inquire

The very first step is to inquire!  You've looked through my site, and what I have to offer at this point, and you'd like to know more - yay! I'd love to hear from you!  Send me a message with any questions or comments you have, and we'll see if we are a good fit for a working relationship!  And yep, relationship, because we will be working closely together from this point through design install, and even after that. We need to make sure we jive well.  I'm pretty sure I'm going to love you, but the feeling needs to be mutual :)

I use smiley guy texts way too much, I have a serious problem with hot chocolate in the winer, and I'm beyond clumsy!  There. Now that that is out of the way, I do have some good qualities too!  I love my job, and I'm passionate about photography just like you are!  I understand first hand that you are putting your entire heart and soul into your business, not to mention all those long nights and coffee drenched mornings, and I truly want you to treasure your brand & site!

So, if you'd like to move past step one, just send me that inquiry :)  
I will get back to you as soon as I can, and we'll go from there!  
Looking forward to hearing from you!

step one

step number two

book your start date

When I get your inquiry I'll go over any questions or concerns you have, and then if you want to move forward we'll get you all set up on my calendar!  (I typically book about 2-4 months in advance.) To book your start date I require a signed contract, and half of your total order amount as a non-refundable deposit. That is all done online, to make it easy on both of us. Once I get both of those back I will set you up with your start date, and we will go from there!

step two

step number three

homework

Step 3 is homework, sorry! haha  I will have you create an online inspiration board, and I'll ask that you pin things that give you the same feeling you want your site and brand to have; color combinations you love, design elements you are drawn to, and actual website layouts you like too.

Just before your start date I will get in touch with you, and have you fill out my online questionnaire as well.  I prefer to do that last minute because your inspiration homework will help you really narrow down your style and even help you with more descriptive answers for my questions.  When I get all of that from you I will send you a note with any questions I may have, and to confirm your style opinions.

I also ask that during this time you start a folder on your desktop for all your favorite images so they are ready to go when I need them.  You will also start working on all your text for the site, (your about me, investment, session details, etc).  I don't write your web copy, but I will ask for it, so I can design your interior pages around it all nicely.  That info will be needed after your design proof is ready.

step three

step number four

branding

If you choose to add-on the full branding and logo design package then step 4 is for you!  We will get this done before we move onto your website design, so we can implement all your new branding goodies into the new site :)  This step does add one week to our timeline. 

I will take all your questionnaire answers and inspiration, and create 4 different logo concepts, and then send them your way!  You will go through them, and then send me your thoughts, and from that I will perfect the logo of your choice, and then I will create a full brand around that logo concept.  Once the entire set is perfect for you, you will have a complete brand - including a logo, watermark, secondary logo, professional color combination, font choices, and coordinating design elements.

step four

step number five

design proof

Time for the design proof!  I will take about a week to get you your first design proof.  This step is always done in the background, of either your ShowIt account, or one of my websites for ProPhoto, so your site isn't down during this whole process!  I will be hard at work making it everything you want it to be, and then I will send you a preview link when it's ready :)  You will go through everything and then send me your thoughts and notes.  

The first draft is very rarely perfect, remember it's a work in progress, so don't be afraid to tell me what you want to see changed.  You won't hurt my feelings, I know it's not personal at all, and I want you to absolutely love your site!  

When I get your notes back I will go through everything and start perfecting the site for you!  This will take a few days, and then when it's exactly how you want it, we will move onto the interior pages.

step five

step number six

finishing details

It's all the little details ... step 6 is all about completing the site! 

I will have your web copy and I will create all your pages, send you page proofs here and there, ask a lot of questions, and get the entire site all set up just right for you!  We are usually in contact every day during this week or so, and once the finishing touches are all complete we will move on to step 7!  

Your final payment will be due at this point as well, before I transfer the design over to your domain.

step six

step number seven

the transfer

This is an exciting step!!  We finally get to see all of our hard work come together on your own domain!  

I will need about half of a day from you for this step, but I do the complete install for you, and then I will have you go through it all one more time for me, to double check for any mistakes.  I will fix anything we find and make any little last minute changes the site needs.  

We can chat on the phone if you want to go through everything I have done for you, and I can show you how to make changes in the future. I will of course answer any other questions you have, and then I will share all the psd files I created for your site through dropbox, along with all your branding goodies, so you can have them for anything else you may need for your business in the future.

step seven

step number eight

launch & celebrate

Launch Day! We made it :) Time to celebrate now!

Once we have gone through everything together, and the site is perfect, we will launch it! 

Now you can hand out your business cards with pride, and keep working hard to grow your fabulous new brand, congratulations!!



ready to get started?

I'd love to hear from you!
just contact me here 
to start with step one,

It's your turn to show off  your work

celebrate

inquire

The very first step is to inquire!  You've looked through my site, and what I have to offer at this point, and you'd like to know more - yay! I'd love to hear from you!  Send me a message with any questions or comments you have, and we'll see if we are a good fit for a working relationship!  And yep, relationship, because we will be working closely together from this point through design install, and even after that. We need to make sure we jive well.  I'm pretty sure I'm going to love you, but the feeling needs to be mutual :)

I use smiley guy texts way too much, I have a serious problem with hot chocolate in the winer, and I'm beyond clumsy!  There. Now that that is out of the way, I do have some good qualities too!  I love my job, and I'm passionate about photography just like you are!  I understand first hand that you are putting your entire heart and soul into your business, not to mention all those long nights and coffee drenched mornings, and I truly want you to treasure your brand & site!

So, if you'd like to move past step one, just send me that inquiry :)  
I will get back to you as soon as I can, and we'll go from there!  
Looking forward to hearing from you!

step one

the process

book your start

When I get your inquiry I'll go over any questions or concerns you have, and then if you want to move forward we'll get you all set up on my calendar! (I typically book about 2-4 months in advance.) To book your start date I require a signed contract, and half of your total order amount as a non-refundable deposit. That is all done online, to make it easy on both of us. Once I get both of those back I will set you up with your start date, and we will go from there!

step two

the process

homework

Step 3 is homework, sorry! haha I will have you create an online inspiration board, and I'll ask that you pin things that give you the same feeling you want your site and brand to have; color combinations you love, design elements you are drawn to, and actual website layouts you like too.

Just before your start date I will get in touch with you, and have you fill out my online questionnaire as well. I prefer to do that last minute because your inspiration homework will help you really narrow down your style and even help you with more descriptive answers for my questions. When I get all of that from you I will send you a note with any questions I may have, and to confirm your style opinions.

I also ask that during this time you start a folder on your desktop for all your favorite images so they are ready to go when I need them. You will also start working on all your text for the site, (your about me, investment, session details, etc). I don't write your web copy, but I will ask for it, so I can design your interior pages around it all nicely. That info will be needed after your design proof is ready.

step three

the process

branding

If you choose to add-on the full branding and logo design package then step 4 is for you! We will get this done before we move onto your website design, so we can implement all your new branding goodies into the new site :) This step does add one week to our timeline. 

I will take all your questionnaire answers and inspiration, and create 4 different logo concepts, and then send them your way! You will go through them, and then send me your thoughts, and from that I will perfect the logo of your choice, and then I will create a full brand around that logo concept. Once the entire set is perfect for you, you will have a complete brand - including a logo, watermark, secondary logo, professional color combination, font choices, and coordinating design elements.

step four

the process

design proof

Time for the design proof! I will take about a week to get you your first design proof. This step is always done in the background, of either your ShowIt account, or one of my websites for ProPhoto, so your site isn't down during this whole process! I will be hard at work making it everything you want it to be, and then I will send you a preview link when it's ready :) You will go through everything and then send me your thoughts and notes.  

The first draft is very rarely perfect, remember it's a work in progress, so don't be afraid to tell me what you want to see changed. You won't hurt my feelings, I know it's not personal at all, and I want you to absolutely love your site!  

When I get your notes back I will go through everything and start perfecting the site for you! This will take a few days, and then when it's exactly how you want it, we will move onto the interior pages.

step five

the process

all the details

It's all the little details ... step 6 is all about completing the site! 

I will have your web copy and I will create all your pages, send you page proofs here and there, ask a lot of questions, and get the entire site all set up just right for you! We are usually in contact every day during this week or so, and once the finishing touches are all complete we will move on to step 7!  

Your final payment will be due at this point as well, before I transfer the design over to your domain.

step six

the process

design transfer

Cheers! This is an exciting step!! We finally get to see all of our hard work come together on your own domain!  

I will need about half of a day from you for this step, but I do the complete install for you, and then I will have you go through it all one more time for me, to double check for any mistakes. I will fix anything we find and make any little last minute changes the site needs.  

We can chat on the phone if you want to go through everything I have done for you, and I can show you how to make changes in the future. I will of course answer any other questions you have, and then I will share all the psd files I created for your site through dropbox, along with all your branding goodies, so you can have them for anything else you may need for your business in the future.

step seven

the process

celebrate

Launch Day! We made it :) 
Time to celebrate now!

Once we have gone through everything together, and the site is perfect, we will launch it! 

Now you can hand out your business cards with pride, and keep working hard to grow your fabulous new brand, congratulations!!

step eight

the process

I'd love to hear from you!
Just contact me here 
to start with step one,

ready to get started?