Well, it is a new week, a new day, and today we’re showing you how we updated our website! When we launched our new brand, back in September, we were just so excited to get everything up and running. We couldn’t wait to show off our new look, and all of the cool features we were adding in. We were so excited, in fact, that we left out some important features on the back-end. This caused our site to become unnoticed by the gods of the internet – the almighty Google. Now, even though we know our business lives and dies by the hand of the real God, it does help to please Google as well.
So, we met with an amazing analyst who gave us some great pointers on how we could improve. There’s always room for improvement, right? Right. So, back to the drawing board we went. We added more text, more information, more pages, more images, more reviews, more more more. ;) And today, we’re here to give you a little tour and show off some of the additions that we think will make our site just that much better.
Before, the site was entirely on one scrolling page, with panels that slid in and out. It was pretty awesome for usability, but not so great for the Google gods. So now, every section is on a new page, easily navigated not only by the adorable icons at the top menu, but also by the left and right arrows on the sides of the main header image. Easy peasy. The sections/pages are all the same as before, but now each pages contains tons more goodies than it did before…
Probably the most significant way we updated our website is with lots of new content. You’ll have to spend some time looking around to see all of the nuggets of info, but we’ll show you a few of our favorites. Our About page got a facelift, and now includes these fun little home-video style peeks into our life. Our old promo film from a few years ago just showed us hanging out together as a family. We got so much positive feedback from that one film. So, we thought we would up the stakes a bit and add a new little video of our life every couple of months or so. You can click through and see some of the fun ones we did over this past Holiday season. What a fun way to get a peek into who we are – and to watch our crazy family grow!
We also added a lot of new content to the Info page. It’s not just a place for pricing anymore (although that is all there too). We’ve got information about who our brides usually are, reviews from past couples, photos of albums, links to helpful articles, and tons of FAQ’s.
Our Galleries page even got a bit of an update. Now, you can view galleries of our favorite wedding images, wedding video clips, and engagement images. Or, you can select specific weddings and get the full experience for each of those featured weddings.
Two Contact Methods
The last way we updated our website is how we can be contacted. Now, there are not one, but two ways to contact us on the site. We’ve got the usual method – the contact form that is at the bottom of each page. And the second (new) way is now through a fun new online chat app! Just click the little window at the bottom, and if we’re online, we’ll chat live with you and answer any questions you have! How cool is that? We think it’s pretty awesome. And if we’re not available at 2 am for you ;) then just leave us a message and we’ll get back with you ASAP.
We’re so excited about how we’ve updated our website for you. But, we’d really love to hear what you think. What are your favorite new features? What would make it even better? We want this to be the best user experience possible!