I specialize in custom websites built and hosted on Squarespace and/or SmugMug. You'll have an easy to use, drag-and-drop interface or can hire me to maintain.

Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to start a website? Thinking of a redesign or too busy to update regularly? Though you could always do it yourself (for only the cost of time and sanity), it's worth the expense (and less frustrating) to have expert help. Let me do the work for you and create a website you will be proud to share. Trust me to help you get the most out of your website with friendly service and support during the design process and beyond. All custom websites are setup and designed to be:

  • Responsive and cross-browser tested to look good on mobile devices, laptops and desktop computers.
  • Professionally written words with an emphasis on enhancing SEO to ensure your website is easily discoverable.
  • Designed and viewable worldwide in under 30 days* with full support or self-maintenance tutoring. 
  • Modern and minimal, yet creatively represents your voice to make a memorable first impression.
  • Easy and fast to update as needed with affordable and transparent pricing that you can budget.
 

Frequently Asked Questions


Why do I need a website?

A website is essentially an online business card. It represents you in the most interactive way possible, with the ability to reach potential clients all over the world. Intuitive, professional and creative websites showcase your unique individuality and brand. It’s definately worth the effort and cost to ensure your online presence stands out.

My website is hosted on Squarespace and my galleries are on SmugMug so you can see both sites in action. Design, templates and other factors such as aesthetics will vary in uniqueness per client and project.

HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO PAY? {+}

Below pricing can not account for variables such as custom fonts, graphics, photography, stock images or additional storage which are the responsibility of the client and not included. However, I am proud to be able to provide both photography and website services, so ask about my dual project discount.

Domain Name Your domain name is your address on the internet. Be sure it's memorable.

  • $12yr (and up for premium domains) or use one you already own.

Website Platform: Choose your website host. Both have amazing customer service and minmal downtime. You may need a file storage option such as Google Drive.

Project Fee You may also request a quote for a project at my hourly rate. Ongoing maintenance fees vary according to your needs.

  • $500for a basic starter website with 5 pages. Most common choices include: Home, About, Services and Contact. Can be a Squarespace or SmugMug website.
  • $2500for a fully featured Squarespace website, including a blog and ecommerce for digital or tangible items. SmugMug websites do not have blogs, but you can sell photo products.

DO I NEED A DOMAIN OR CAN I USE MY OWN? {+}

You can use one you already pay for provided you have access to the admin panel or dashboard to change settings. I am happy to assist you, however you or your provider must make any needed changes. If you need a domain, most are $12yr through Google Domains (who I trust with my domains). You will be able to use the domain elsewhere if you ever leave Squarespace/Smugmug. Squarespace also offers domains, but the interface is more difficult to manage.

WHAT IF I AM LEAVING A SELF HOSTED SITE LIKE WORDPRESS? {+}

This requires more extensive account modifications. You will need to reach out to your domain provider and host. An example would be a Wordpress site with a GoDaddy domain and server/host through HostGator. Your email is another consideration. I recommend you first reach out to your providers for instructions prior to hiring a designer. You will not need HostGator if you build a site on Squarespace or SmugMug as they provide the hosting for you. All you will need is a domain name with the ability to modify DNS records.

WHAT ABOUT WHEN I NEED TO UPDATE MY WEBSITE? {+}

Making changes anytime is fast and easy! Your website utilizes a drag and drop content interface and customization dashboard. I tutor clients who wish to self-maintain and can be hired for maintenance monthly or only as-needed. If your budget doesn't allow regular maintenance, you'll be able to do so with only a minimal learning curve. You'll not have to mess with code unless you want to. I promise never to abandon you!

Need To Know {+}

Completion time is dependent upon client providing input and files in a timely manner. Design is dependant upon each client's unique needs and aesthetic which can range from minimal and light to vibrantly artistic or dark and moody.