One thing you need to have when browsing the web and assessing a wedding photography website is an open mind. You will find that there are some things you might be used or you expect but when browsing through the photographer’s website, you find a deviation from the norm. The only way you can be safe is by being cautious and not gullible enough to believe everything you see on the website. To be able to get the truth or fact behind a wedding photography website, you must be willing to put in time and effort into performing research. The following are things you should do when you think you have come across the perfect photography website that is just right for your own future wedding:
The absence of physical address, email or phone number is reason to be cautious. The site can have either an email address or phone number but a physical address is one that must be present so you know that this is a legitimate business with a location. Write down this contact information for future use.
Wedding photography website
Assess the wedding photography website. You should be able to tell by a mere glance that a website is professional through its contents and features. Trust your instincts on whether or not the website looks like a rip-off of another or is shoddy in appearance.
Another thing you ought to look at is the website address itself as this can tell you how professional the wedding photographer is. If it is a free domain name or a site then you know that this is a red flag. Reputable professional photographers have their own domain names that they pay for.
Content of the website
The content of the website is also an indicator of the professionalism you should expect from the photographer. Nowadays you can find that some websites rank higher on search engines not due to the quality of business but due to focusing on SEO strategies that compromise quality for search engine results. You might just find that the site has information or articles that make no sense or the information being passed across are misleading. If this is the case then leave the website and search for a new one.
Are the customer testimonials true or false? Unless you are able to access the contact information of the previous clients that made use of the wedding photographer, then you have to examine the testimonials yourself to determine the validity. Read each testimonial carefully and make sure that no two are similar in context. Humans are different so you should not expect that they have the same experience or express themselves the same way so if you notice similarities in testimonials then it is time to move to a new website.
If a photography website interests you, the next place to search is Google Places or Google itself for more information about the company. Better Business Bureau is also another plave you can verify the legitimacy of a business.