I’m a small business…and by small I mean minuscule. Working with a tiny budget has challenges but also keeps me looking for new an exciting things that can help streamline all the behind-the-scenes that goes into running a part-time photography business. In the last year I tried a new gallery host and wasn’t thrilled with it. It just felt clunky, not user friendly and not as pretty as I wanted for my clients…and it was a big % of my budget.
So I’ve moved to a new gallery hosts for 2015! This new gallery host should work out better! I’ve tested it, had my model Isabelle test it, and even had my Mom try it out. And I love it! It’s clean, its modern, its easier to navigate, easier to set things up, and it can create a smartphone app of your gallery! Love that! Cause you don’t always have your computer handy to show off your amazing pics to friends and family. This way you can just pull it up on your phone, tablet or ipad! There is one downside…the new host has expiration dates and limits to the number of images I can load at a time. So you’ll have roughly 2 weeks to decide what you’d like to purchase from your gallery. But that smartphone app is separate so it will always be there, even after your gallery expires.
The biggest positive is this host ran a deal and I got it for a huge savings! Like re-do my budget for 2015 savings! Yay! The other huge positive is the professional print lab. It’s ProDpi. Have you heard of them? They are kinda a big deal and based in Colorado so prints take only a few days to arrive. I ordered test prints in every finish they offer and I’ll bring them along to your shoot so you can see the differences. I’m obsessed with the deep matte finish. It’s so creamy and dreamy! I want to reorder so many pictures for our house in that finish! They offer gorgeous canvases and metal prints. And these aren’t the cheapie canvases you can find on deal sites…these are art worthy. The only downside is that they package the orders to keep your prints/products secure. Which is nice, but just not that exciting to open. So all print orders will be delivered to me this year. I’ll whip them up in a cute lil package and hand deliver your amazing prints. Cause really that is what photography is all about right? I mean we all have cell phones, we take a billion pictures but printing and hanging and displaying them…those are the special ones! And I really hope to take some special pictures for you this year!
Previous clients should have received an email from me last week. Check your spam if you didn’t get the email! Previous galleries will not be moved to the new host. You will not be able to view your gallery after January 2015.
Please use coupon code AGPisMoving for 25% off downloads or prints until the end of January.