Seeking Feedback, BOGO & Free Gift Wrap

I’m using this downtime from wedding season to improve my blog. So far, the changes to the site have been pretty minor. I’ve included menu links to my Etsy shop and Facebook fan page. Some things were done on the back end to improve SEO optimization. As a reader, I’m interested in your opinion on presenting images. Please tell me in the comments if you prefer images to be blogged like this,  full-sized images requiring you to scroll down or like this, lightbox style with one full-sized image and the rest as thumbnails.

Blogging weddings involve pulling images together to tell a cohesive story, much like designing a real album for print. The process is pretty cerebral, and one I enjoy almost as much as the photographing. Anyone who knows me can attest to my being painfully deliberate at times. It’s not unlike curating art behind your sofa, choosing throw pillows or a statement necklace for an outfit. Some images are given visual weight when they’re presented as a diptych (two images side-by-side) or even as a triptych (three images side-by-side). It’s a process which is why I don’t blog everyday. Also, if it’s a wedding I’ve 2nd shot, out of professional courtesy I don’t blog those images until after the principal has done so.

Don’t Forget: my Etsy BOGO sale runs through Friday. Order one print and get another free. Ask nicely and I’ll even gift wrap it in pretty kraft paper and pool satin ribbon! Vintage Parisian post cards not included!

It’s almost time for my hair appointment. Friends were almost evenly divided on an informal Facebook poll, with Britney dark just ahead of Super Blonde. Britney dark, of course, inspired by Ms. Spears’ wackiduzy Blackout era. I’ve decided to take their advice. I’ve done really dark before and loved it, but I’m wondering if it’s too safe…I’m bore which always puts me in the mood for shockingly dramatic. It becomes harder and harder to achieve shockingly dramatic when you grew up with a hairdresser for a mother and nothing save a Skittles palette seems like a bad idea.

I never thought I’d compliment Evan Rachel Wood for anything due to the residual Marilyn Manson ick factor, but I just can’t quit her. She is my ultimate hair crush. Just look. I just tried inserting these images into this post and it went all stupid on me, so these other blogs probably had to pay for the images. Sorry, you’ll have to click.

December 7, 2011 - 2:16 pm

kevin - I prefer the former full-sized photos vice the latter lightbox layout. May take more work, but the effort is visibly worth it. As always, your stuff knocks my socks off. Keep it up!

December 7, 2011 - 2:42 pm

Lynn - I like option 1.

December 7, 2011 - 2:55 pm

kevin - I prefer the former full-size photos versus the latter lightbox layout. May be more work, but the effort is worth it.

December 7, 2011 - 8:03 pm

Kristen - I like the full sized images. I thought I would like the lightbox with the various sizes the single images don’t get overwhelming.

I would also like to commend your use of the word “wackiduzy”