After months of hard work & waiting my new website is finally finished. Click HERE to check it out. You will notice a few things are different:
First, my name has changed. While Marissa Nicole Photography was good to me & it’s who I am; Marissa Dodgen || Photographer & Blogger seemed like a more natural progression. I always found it odd introducing myself when I would return a phone call….”Hi, this is Marissa from Marissa Nicole Photography”, something just felt off & confusing. I also felt I was doing myself & my company a disservice by not using my last name because my husband’s family is so large. I thought I was missing out on given opportunities. That way people could just google my last name if they knew my husband, but couldn’t remember mine.
Second, there’s a new look. I have learned as you develop a brand things change. When I started I wanted something very simple & more on the sophisticated side. I chose a theme of black, white, gray, & red to appeal to couples, events, & weddings; but as my business has grown, I have started to shoot more infants & families & I felt my brand needed a softer, brighter, more friendly look. I noticed an obsession with yellow & stripes, so I felt it was a safe direction for me to go.
Lastly, my portfolio is included in this site. I am still on a WordPress platform, but with this blogsite I was very limited in what I could do. Now with the new site, I can include my portfolio & tags to allow for easier navigation. If you just want to see weddings or engagements, go to the categories tab & select weddings or engagements. Want to see families, click on families. It is much more user-friendly.
I love this site & I will keep it up for a while, but just like a house you’ve out grown, it is time to move on. So please come visit me at my new home. I look forward to welcoming you!