Part 2 – Building Your Wedding Photography Website – 8 Must Haves For You

The average visitor on your website spends maybe 3 or 4 minutes browsing around. Compare that to the amount of time you spend (or will spend) working in and on your website. So while it’s nice to think about how to create a website that fits the needs of your visitors, equally important is finding […]

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Part 1 – Building Your Wedding Photography Website – 7 Must Haves For Your Visitors

When building your wedding photography website (or any website for that matter), there are always 2 people to consider: Your Visitor and You That’s it. What your visitor sees is called the “front-end” and the “back-end” is the admin area of the website where you, the owner, manage the site. Both are extremely important to […]

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My Smugmug Website: Set It and Forget It

After I finish editing 364 photos from a wedding shoot, I’m usually pretty exhausted.  But I’m also pretty excited to get the photos in front of the eyes of my client. So I’m thankful that the next phase in my work-flow is so painless. By using a premium photo hosting site like smugmug, I am […]

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7 Things Every Wedding Photogapher Must Do the Night Before a Wedding Shoot

[Edit: An astute reader pointed out that my list actually contains 8 things, not 7. So, I suppose you can consider the 8th one a bonus.  Enjoy!] You’ve had this date circled on your calendar for months. Every time you glance at it, your mind and body are filled with exhilaration (and maybe just a […]

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So…What Kind of Camera do You Shoot With?

Have you ever experienced camera envy?  Of course you have, you’re a photographer.  It comes with the territory of being a photo geek enthusiast. Weddings are notorious for gear envy. While most full-time professionals have top-of-the-line gear, many of us part-time pros find a way to make due with what we’ve got. I know you’re just itching to […]

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Is This Blog for You?

OK, I’m going to lay it out there.  I’m going to draw the line in the sand. I’m going to reveal exactly who I am making WeddingPhotographyGig.com for. Are you: Passionate about photography? Geeky about lenses, lighting, composition, ISO, tripods, flashes, aperture priority, and the like? Energized when someone says they adore your photos? The person […]

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Who am I and What’s This Site All About Anyway?

Hey there.  Welcome to WeddingPhotographyGig.com. My name is Ryan Oakley and I’m the guy behind this website. Its kinda funny. You got here with the blink of an eye (or the click of a mouse). But for me, it’s taken many many years to finally write this, my first blog post on something I’m absolutely […]

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Step 8 – Create a Gorgeous Photography Website with SmugMug in 90 Minutes

Step 8 – Final Customization Tweaks So, did you complete Step 7 and create your “Work With Me” page? If you answered “No” – please head back to Step 7 before moving to Step 8. If you answered “Yes” – Congrats! You’re making progress and you’re well on your way to a fantastic new website. […]

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Step 7 – Create a Gorgeous Photography Website with SmugMug in 90 Minutes

So, did you complete Step 6 and create your homepage slideshow? If you answered “No” – please head back to Step 6 before moving to Step 7. If you answered “Yes” – Congrats! You’re making progress and you’re well on your way to a fantastic new website. If your answer is “What is this crazy […]

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Step 6 – Create a Gorgeous Photography Website with SmugMug in 90 Minutes

So, did you complete Step 5 and create your portfolio gallery? If you answered “No” – please head back to Step 5 before moving to Step 6. If you answered “Yes” – Congrats! You’re making progress and you’re well on your way to a fantastic new website. If your answer is “What is this crazy […]

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