HELEN RAE PHOTOGRAPHYConversion of old ProPhoto Website to ProPhoto 6
One of the Cheshire’s most sought-after children’s and family portrait photographers, her work has been published and is displayed in homes as far afield as the US and Russia.
Helen came to me as a referral from The Design Space and was looking to update her old ProPhoto website to ProPhoto 6 so I worked with Helen to create a new website that showcases her work and gives her a mobile friendly website.
HELEN RAE PHOTOGRAPHY
My website was long overdue for renewal as it wasn’t ‘responsive’. The plan was to update the Prophoto 4 template to Prophoto 6, changing as little of the existing design as possible, and to do it myself over a quieter period in the business.
As I approached the time allocated for this project I realised that it was going to be a much more complicated and time consuming task than I had imagined. So I contacted Yvette at Lemonade Design and decided to let the expert take over! And I am so glad I did.
We used a Design Space template for Prophoto 6 which was then altered by Yvette to fit my specific requirements. The template requires much larger images than my current site, so while I selected and resized the images, Yvette did all the technical and design work at the back end of the new website. Much of the work was done whilst my existing site was still live which helped with continuity.
As a photographer herself, Yvette was very understanding about needing the website to look amazing whilst being very easy to navigate for prospective clients. Her patience and attention to detail were impressive and she kept in touch daily with new queries and requests to make sure that the new website was going the way I envisaged it and was finished in a timely fashion.
Once the website was finished, Yvette gave me a thorough tutorial on using the new Prophoto 6 template, which is very different from anything gone before. At first, this took some getting used to but now I can change copy and images as I when I need to, always knowing that I can get back in touch with Yvette should any problems arise. Thank you Yvette! I am absolutely thrilled with the website; it looks beautiful and, most importantly, any prospective client can easily use it whether they are searching on a laptop, mobile phone or tablet.
Helen Rae January 2017
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