As a photographer, it is important to showcase your work and make your skills known to potential clients. Just like any line of work, photographers also need to create their own portfolio and there are many ways to do it nowadays—even online. As a wedding photographer, you will find it helpful that your portfolio is online so that people can browse through your work and hire you or recommend you to their friends. Making a good wedding photography website may sound expensive but it’s really simple and easy. If you are already thinking of starting an online portfolio, here are the steps that you need to follow.
Choose a website that you are going to use.
There are many different websites that lets you upload your works to create your portfolio. These websites will also give you the address of your website. Some examples of these kinds of websites are Flickr, Pixpa, Posterous and many more. Research on these websites and decide which one you are going to use. Make sure that you know everything including the fee (if there are any) and the advertisements that come with a free account. If you are aiming for a high quality website, you might not want to have banners and ads on it.
Think of a catchy name for your website.
The name of your website will determine the amount of traffic that it will generate. If you pick a name that will catch your potential client’s attention, you are on your way to making business. You need to remember that your name needs to sound professional at all times. Many photographers use their first and last name for their website address to make sure that they get their names out there, but if you dare to be different, then it’s really up to you.
Pick your best works.
Go through all the photoshoots that you have saved on your computer and pick the best ones. These pictures that you pick are going to be at the front of your portfolio and are what the visitors of your website will first see. It’s important that you show your best works so that people will be interested to browse through your other works. Make sure that the photos that you put as your front liners are high quality and have a good story going on. You also need to pick a good website design that will fit the theme of your website. Most websites already have default designs that you can choose from but if you want to have someone make a custom design for you, you can also opt for that.
Optimize your website for different search engines.
This may be the last step but it is also very important because it will determine the amount of traffic that will go to your website. There are many SEO companies that can do this for you for a small price. If what you are aiming for is a higher profit and a wider client base, this is what you need to concentrate on.