I can’t believe it! It’s finally launch day, as you can see! I’m so excited about the new look and of course, about our promo film too! Here’s a little back story on both:
I was initially very nervous about doing a promo film because I really didn’t want a “typical” promo film. I wanted something that didn’t feel contrived or staged and most of all, I really wanted it to be authentic and genuine. Josh created a film for us that is a pretty big departure from the typical photographer’s promo film. I don’t even touch a camera in it and we don’t really talk about the business at all. Our business has always been focused on relationships…our relationships with our couples, their relationships with each other, and our relationship and how inspires a lot of the business. So, really, it makes sense that it’s about us!
The thought crossed my mind before we started working on this whole thing, “Well what if we don’t always work together? What if we aren’t always a husband and wife wedding photography team one day? What if one day it’s just “wife” photography again?” I realized that even if that does happen (hey, I can’t predict the future. If I could, I would have never imagined the life I have now) everything I do as a wedding photographer is still based on us and our marriage. Our marriage is what gave me the courage to start my business to begin with. Us as a couple is what inspires me and makes me so happy to spend all of my Saturdays photographing other couples get married. No matter what the future holds, the very heart of my business is based on this love that we share, and this film totally reflects that.
Before you watch our film, I just have to give props to Josh (and his girlfriend, my good friend Serena) for all of their hard work on our film. It turned out so wonderfully and we’re so thrilled we finally got the chance to work with him! I’ve been following his work since John and I were engaged and since becoming friends with him at WPPI a couple years ago, I always hoped I would have the chance to work with him…and I am so glad that we did!
The new site:
I worked with Ravyn on my old site almost three years ago. Professional branding was one of the first things I invested in somewhat early on, and I am so happy that I did because the site she created for me back then not only helped me grow my business so much more quickly than it might have otherwise, it also really helped me book the types of clients I really wanted!
Early this year I knew it was time for a “refresh” of sorts. I’ve changed a lot over the past few years and I just felt like it was time to update the site to reflect where the business is going now. One of the things I’m learning these days is that just because something is going great and is working really well, that doesn’t mean that it always will. If you’re continuing to grow and improve, your brand shouldn’t stay stagnant either. It should grow with you.
Ravyn really created something more polished, yet still very “Katie” and unique for me. I love how everything turned out!!! If you’re considering rebranding, you should totally hire her! I can’t say enough good things about her. Go here to see the site in it’s entirety!
To celebrate the launch and say thank you to all of you nice peeps who have supported my business over the past few years, I’m doing a giveaway!
Enter to win a $100 Visa gift card by doing one of the following:
- Follow me on Instagram and tag three friends in a comment on THIS POST. 5 bonus entries can be made by re-posting that photo to your own instagram and using hashtag #thenewkatienesbitt and tagging me @katienesbittphoto
- Sharing this blog post on Facebook!
If you do all three things, you’ll have 7 entries into the contest! Winner will be announced on Monday, June 22. You must be 18 or older and based in the US to win.