A professional corporate photographer can capture images that enhance a company’s brand, connect with clients and communicate the company’s vision. But when planning a company website, when should you hire the photographer? Is it at the beginning of your website planning? When the site is complete and needs images to fill in the empty space?
Bringing in a photographer at the very beginning of your website’s development can be premature. Waiting until your website is complete to bring in a photographer takes away the opportunity for the images to enhance the overall theme of the website.
Your photographer can still capture images that meet your needs, but their use may not be as cohesive as when the photographer is brought in earlier.
Both of these scenarios are at an ideal stage of web development to consult with a photographer. By bringing in a photographer during the theme development stage, you can capitalize on the photographer’s expertise and brainstorm how images can enhance or compliment the site design.
Engaging a photographer to upgrade your images can give your tired website fresh appeal. Transitioning from stock images to custom photography has multiple benefits, and can give your website a more personal, unique look. Updating old photos can keep a site relevant and interesting, while letting your audience know that your company is growing and thriving.
Once you’ve hired the photographer, what type of photos should they take? While every business has unique website needs, there are a few ‘must-have’ shots that can enhance the look of the typical website:
Well-composed photos can be an effective way to convey your company’s message without using words and can be a powerful marketing tool. Using a combination of these ‘must have’ shots will give your website maximum appeal and can set your website apart from your competition. Drawing visitors to your website takes work – make sure the images your site uses help keep them there.
Ready to find out how Donna Santos Studio Photo + Video can help give your website a new look? Contact us today to learn how our corporate photography will enhance your website photos.