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I am SO EXCITED!
May 13, 2016
My Design Website is finally LIVE! It took me a while to put it together. There were decisions to make and photos to upload, descriptions to write, and more! But I love web design and creating my own site was fun! And I am delighted to have my passion out there in the world. It has taken me a while, but I finally understand the true meaning of 'passion'. Building websites is something I HAVE to do. I love playing with layout and design, which photo to use? what typeface works best? and what size? what do I want to say? what looks best? what's trending and what's new? what do I want my site to be? For me it is truly a labor of love.
Just like my photography. I haven't gone 'out and about' in a very long time to take pictures. I am long overdue for some early morning, 'sunshine through the trees' photos. And I have seen the Great Blue Herons so I KNOW they're back on the river. I cannot WAIT to get out there and see what beautiful photos I can capture THIS year! I'm really hoping for some amazing shots of my feathered friends with food in their beaks, whether it's a fish or maybe a frog! I haven't seen him yet, but I'm really hoping the Great Heron shows up again this year. He's huge and white and magnificent and I would LOVE to get more shots of him.
In the meantime, there is plenty of wildlife to photograph all around me. The hummingbird feeder is up and running and already getting several customers. I'm so looking forward to setting up the tripod and capturing those fascinating creatures again this year. A bobcat actually ran across the back yard the other day, only 20 feet from me, with a chipmunk in his mouth. I would have LOVED to get a picture of THAT but he went by far too quickly. Even if I HAD my camera, there was no chance I could have captured him. Maybe it's time to spend some time with the tripod in the backyard. Patience usually pays off!
I'm also on the lookout for amazing photo ops in my beautiful town of Hartland. Last year my photo 'Dragonfly' was chosen for the 2016 Hartland Land Trust Calendar and was featured as 'July'. I would be thrilled to have another photo chosen for the 2017 calendar. I have a few contenders, but I always like to have more! Not that I need one, but it's really just an excuse for me to get out there and take more pictures. The Nature Lover in me can't help it. Being surrounded by so much beauty and splendor makes it very easy.
But, to the WEBSITE!!! I am thrilled with the results and think it turned out very, very cool. Go to www.zzdezign.net and check it out. I created it with a Wix template and it's exactly what I had in mind. The original template was for an Olive Oil Company with an online store. I liked the layout so I decided to try it out and see if I could make it work with my concept. I had originally thought I would set up my photos in the 'Shop' and include options for sizes so ordering could be done right there. However, after several attempts, it became obvious that it wasn't going to work, so, I deleted it and created a portfolio instead. That's what I love about Wix - it's very versatile and easy to work with. It is also a HUGE time saver which helps me keep my fees down. Having a website SHOULD be a way to get your business out there, not just another business expense that drains your resources before you even have clients. And Wix has a new feature I love that I just used on my other website, www.rivereiki.net. Wix now offers the option of designing your own page, which I think is FANTASTIC! Go to www.riverreiki.net, hover on 'Services', then click on 'Products'. I created the Products page with the options Wix had available and I really like it. Especially the special effects in the background!
So, whatever your needs, a website, head shots, pet photos, business cards, letterhead with a logo for your own, personal stationery, contact ZZ Dezign. We can meet and see if it's a fit. Not only do I love what I do but I'm also a photographer so it's one stop shopping! Why pay for photos when I can provide what you need? Hover on 'Our Story' and click on 'Contact' for the form and fill in your information. Or email ZZ Dezign at info@zzdezign today. Let me help make your dreams come true. Social media, websites, logos and more. Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more blogs!