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Is My Photography Site "Destination" Enough?

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#1 MattBlum

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    Posted 15 June 2007 - 08:50 PM

    I am local to Minneapolis, but I shoot a lot of destination weddings. I hesitate to eliminate my local weddings from my site altogether, but I want to place emphasis on my DW work. Do you, and a bride or groom, get enough of a sense of my DW coverage from my site? Any opinions would be greatly appreciated!

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    #2 JulieG

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      Posted 15 June 2007 - 08:58 PM

      Hey Matt, I think your site is great and targets all weddings, not just DW. You might want to show a DW, then an MN, then a DW, etc.. if you want to show people you do all weddings, but I don't even think you need to do that, its just a thought. Looks good.

      #3 *JillD*

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        Posted 15 June 2007 - 09:12 PM

        Hi Matt! I love your work, you have so many beautiful pictures on your site.

        Well the first pic that popped up when I opened your site, was the one of the bride with the beach in the background, so that really says DW to me. I think you showed a good mix of both types of weddings. If you want to put more emphasis on the DW portion then I think you should probably add more, I think right now its 50/50. But thats just my opinion.

        #4 jak27

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          Posted 15 June 2007 - 09:18 PM


          First off, Welcome!

          I love your website. I think you achieve a nice balance between DW and a more traditional as well, obviously your focus is on the DW, but if I were a MN bride, I wouldn't hesitate to pick up the phone and book you.

          Btw, your work is amazing...I love looking at photographer's work! It gives me so many great ideas!

          #5 ajncooter

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            Posted 15 June 2007 - 10:09 PM

            Yea I agree Matt... You may want to put another breakdown under weddings titled destination weddings and put some shows there too... also add that where your coverage is...

            #6 tvt

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              Posted 15 June 2007 - 11:40 PM

              It's what made us contact you about our wedding! I think it's a good blend of both.

              #7 Christine

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              Posted 16 June 2007 - 12:58 AM

              your work is great Matt...I can see why Leigh had you at Ann's wedding...you have amazing colors in your photography.
              I think your site has a good mix of DW and Local wedding. I like that the DW's are first so people can see that is your focus, but that you also still enjoy doing local work.
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              #8 dragonfly

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                Posted 16 June 2007 - 04:34 AM

                I am in LOVE with your work, I think you are my new favourite photographer.


                #9 RAENJAY

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                Posted 16 June 2007 - 06:51 AM

                Hi Matt!

                Your photography is wonderful. I think I agree with the suggestions already made - maybe break the DW into their own spot and add some more to it.

                Overall, I think you are showing a pretty good mix of DW and local though.
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                #10 TATrisha


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                Posted 16 June 2007 - 11:09 PM

                I just looked through your website. I really like it. I think you have beautiful photos. I really do agree that you should break out a seperate section that specifically says destination. Because, although there is one picture where it clearly says Bahamas (and a few where you can obviously tell), someone coming from the outside who does NOT know you are a destination wedding photographer, might just think you took some really awesome lake shots in MN. Or they might think it was a fluke that you traveled.

                I think in your ABOUT section you should say that you love to travel across the globe to cover weddings, or something like that. I also think you should maybe write out what the basic "coverage" includes.

                Just my opinions, but I LOVE your work!


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