Let’s Go for a Ride

by | Sep 29, 2017 | Blog |

A few months ago, my dear sister and her beautiful daughter approached me about working on the website for their suddenly-exploding photography business. Trisha was about to take a giant leap of faith about her photography skills, and was taking Lindsay, and her amazing talent for photo editing, right along.

I’ve built and maintained websites for a very long time. Either by hard coding in HTML or using FrontPage to make a design more easily maintained by the site owner, I’ve been there and done that. But I’m a WordPress holdout of sorts. About a year and a half ago, I left a long-time professional position where I had the honor and privilege of supervising a team of website content managers and designers. When my employer moved from hard-coding sites and using FrontPage to a WordPress based site, I was adamant I would never learn. The confines and restrictions of such a platform were confounding. Thankfully, those on my team weren’t so anti-WordPress, and the websites were redesigned and updated on an ongoing basis.

But then Trisha sends me a message about her site. Oh, and by the way, it’s on WordPress. What do I say?

Of course.

After scratching my head, after banging my fist on the desk, after grabbing one of my trusty four-legged advisors for comfort, after bugging my husband while I bitched and moaned, and after reaching out to one of my former staff and begging help, I decided to just go fo it. And wouldn’t you know it…

WordPress and I still don’t get along.

But, we’re learning to live together.

So, I am honored, pleased, and downright relieved to present the new and improved Sweet Nora Photography website. More changes are coming in the days ahead. You’ll see testimonials from pleased clients, and behind-the-scenes images and videos of how Trisha and Lindsay make magic. Pages are changing every day, and more and more of the amazing works of art created by Sweet Nora Photography will be uploaded on an ongoing basis.

A couple of years ago, Trisha and I took my kids to a nearby almond orchard, and she did some quick shots of them. They’ve changed a great deal since then, but so has the quality, style, and general feel of Sweet Nora Photography’s images. Just like Trisha is learning and growing in her photography skills and working to learn posing and lighting, and just like Lindsay challenges herself each and every day to provide each of their clients with the best possible final images, I, too, and learning and growing.

Kicking and screaming the whole damn way.

But I’m honored to be along for the ride. Feel free to leave comments, ideas, suggestions, or tips on things that don’t seem to work on the site for you. This is a dynamic work in progress.

I want to thank Lindsay, for her willingness to IM about the site and her lack of shyness when it comes to “Auntie, it’s broken” messages. Thank you to Sarah of Pretty Web Design for her beautiful divi child theme. Thank you to Trisha for the amazingly beautiful images that necessitated the building of this site. And thank you most of all to the clients of Sweet Nora Photography. Without each of you, this would not be possible.