I had a lot of fun working on my new site but it was a bit hard to upload. I know just enough about all this to be dangerous. Yesterday, there wasn’t anything coming up under wedlake.com but an error message. Today there was a site up but with many missing links. Finally, I have my side of the website up and running fairly well except that my “rollovers” aren’t working, but at least you can navigate it! Poor Paul, I pretty much wiped out his site from 1999. Actually, I think that is blessing in disguise since he needs a little motivation to work on an updated portfolio. We’ll see, maybe I can get it back for him, in the meantime, he has an “under construction” page.
So, I finished painting the bathroom and it looks awesome! We went to Home Depot tonight and got some finishing touches, I think it will make for a much nicer client experience! Now, onto the website. We created our own website back in 1999 and while I have changed at least some of my images every year or so, Paul still has the same site he had in 99. Definitely, time for a complete overhaul! We researched everything from having a very high end company design our site, to working with templates to doing it ourselves from scratch. I am kindof a “control freak” ( not really but a little bit) so I have always liked doing it myself, even though it takes a lot of time. We decided that we would work on the html side ourselves and have an art director/designer friend help us with the flash site. I think it’s going to be a great solution. Look for our new site to launch … oh, I don’t know, realistically probably in February, but I’m hoping for sooner.
I am finally painting our studio bathroom! It’s something I’ve wanted to do since we moved in two years ago. January is normally a slow time of year for us and the perfect time to catch up on things. I love how a fun paint color can totally change a room! I am doing the walls in an aqua blue and the trim in a chocolate brown… got the main color up last night and it looks awesome. I should be done with the trim in another day or two. Not that I am procrastinating on building the new website – okay, well maybe a little ( :
This was Paul’s assignment from Design News Magazine for the monthly article on “Gadget Freaks”. These three young inventors designed a dog door that will only open for your dog. You can also program the gadget to feed and water your K-9 family member. The inventors didn’t have a dog of their own for the photo shoot so we hired a real pro – our own pooch, Rico. He was well paid in dog biscuits and half of a “Big Daddy Burger” from Good Times. It was hard for him to go through the door since it was designed for miniature poodles or smaller, but if we had a dog that small, how could the dog wear protective OSHA eye gear?
Finally! I’ve been meaning to do this for some time, there are so many fun things that happen at our studio that I’d love to share. I’ve been on the “mommy track” the last couple of years so that is my excuse for not doing this sooner ( : We have a three year old son, Luke and an 18 month old daughter, Sophia… and of course, our fur baby, Rico – a 5 year old lab mix. I am going to try to keep this blog mostly about our photography but forgive me if I wax on about the little ones from time to time, they are a huge part of my life! Looking forward to an awesome 2008!