AScottWeddings.com is open for business. The WordPress site uses a new theme called Sidewinder — and a boatload of excellent customer support — by GraphPaperPress.com. GPP and Sidewinder in particular, work hard to maintain a minimalist design, emphasizing the photographs. Maybe it’s a little too minimal — the little link icons in the lower right corner of the opening page photos a little understated. If you click that link, the galleries open up, sliding left to right, displaying that gallery. Beneath that gallery you will see navigation arrows taking the viewer (brides!) to more galleries in the collection.
Footer links and menu links direct viewers to a pricing page, information about albums, how to purchase prints, answers to wedding questions and an availability calendar — you gotta love Google.
In the not too distant future, there will be password-protected Your Wedding pages, where brides and grooms, family members and friends can post and retrieve information — itineraries, directions, to-do lists and reminders, view album layouts and video, links to the gallery to purchase prints without pestering the newlyweds and more. A menu link called Wisdom is a place for couples, let’s be honest, mostly brides, can offer advice, coupon codes or other wedding wisdom. The Wisdom section and the Your Wedding pages will be developed in the coming months.
Thank you to my Facebook friends who offered guidance about whether or not to use “kick-ass.” (Not!) But, I have adopted that phrase as a state of mind and will let the brides decide. After all, what couple wouldn’t want a kick [butt] wedding photographer?
We are ready for some comments — remember, just click those little links?