The key to your dream inquiries filling your calendar with people that completely trust you, connect with you, and— did I mention— want to pay you what you deserve, is MUCH closer than you think. It’s within you.
Some may call this hiring a designer, but I like to call it therapy for your brand. I’ll guide you through the process of uncovering what makes you, well, you, and help you turn your personality into your greatest strength. This is where your brand finds its voice and your website becomes a personalized experience— in as little as one week.
I’m Maggie! I’ve designed for nearly 100 photographers over the last 7 years. And even better yet, I used to be a photographer— while my head was down, completing my BFA in graphic design, I was shooting portraits and weddings in my free time. I started my business at such a young age that imposter syndrome plagued me for years. All I wanted to do was fit in, feel legitimate, and look like everyone around me. This meant hiding behind my work, using the same presets, color palettes, and design style as everyone else— trying so desperately to shove myself into the boho-moody-PNW-photographer-circa-2018 box. (Yes, you know the type. 😉) Things shifted for me when I finally decided to do things my way, own who I was, and put exactly that out into the world. I was scared shitless, but looking back, it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.
I want that for you, too.
"She took all of the ideas I had and created a website that really felt like *me* and represented my brand. I'm so excited to start magnetizing my dream clients with an online precence that represents who I am and what kind of work I want to do! Stunning visuals aside, I'm also SO EXCITED to finally have a website that has its back-end neat, organized, and ready for excellent SEO."
"I had spent years building my business and with just one call with Maggie, everything I thought I knew was blown out the window. Her knowledge and experience working with photographers is unmatched. She made my brand rebuild fun and felt personalized to me and my business, rather than me being just another photographer she's worked with."
"I wanted my brand to reflect me and my personality, not just what was on trend this year. I wanted it to feel like me and be personal to who I am as a photographer. She was able to capture everything I didn't know I wanted, and she made it so easy and seamless. She's helpful even after the process is over."
"Maggie was so amazing to work with!! She went above and beyond to help me discover my perfect branding. She was so patient with all my ideas and incredibly knowledgeable. Maggie took care of every beautiful branding design that I needed for my photography business. I cannot say enough wonderful things about her and I am so glad I trusted her with my brand."
"Maggie did an amazing job interpreting what I wanted from my brand. Through the entire experience, she was thoughtful, encouraging and fun! My business has grown consistently month over month. I have a cohesive vision that I rally behind, and so much more confidence to go forward because my brand represents me."
I’m so glad you asked, let me give you the rundown! Brand and website design can be a long, drawn out process, and it can feel intimidating— but it doesn’t have to be. Meet: The Brand + Website Boogie.
Between knowing the ins and outs of the photography industry and my background in brand strategy, I’ve become an expert in creating a personal brand that connects and converts. In other words, I know exactly how to create a brand that feels like you and attracts the right people. I’ve tried almost every process under the sun in my time, and I’ve pared it down to just the essentials, because everything else in your business is complicated enough.
Picture yourself handing off your personality and your business to someone who gets it, and getting the confidence you need to finally give out a business card without cringing or saying, “Don’t look at my website, just go to my Instagram.” That’s exactly what we’re here to do. Let’s get you back to doing what you do best and actually having time off to spend with your friends and family. Here’s how:
Sit down with me while I take the stress out of mapping out what you should write on each page of your new site, then space out your editing queue with a little behind-the-scenes work. Take advantage of a fill-in-the-blanks website copy template that will take you less than a day to complete, spend a couple of hours filling out my questionnaire + dreaming up inspiration on Pinterest for me, then choose your favorite photos— right as you’re editing & already uploading them to client galleries. Then, leave the heavy lifting to me.
We hop on a strategy call for about an hour in the morning. We’ll do some exercises together, deep dive into who it is you’re hoping your brand will resonate with, and game plan together. From here, I’ll be determining what pieces of inspiration (aka what pieces of you + your personality) will tug at your ideal client’s heartstrings and make them feel at home as soon as they enter your online space. You sit back, and I bring everything to life! I’ll be hard at work bringing together the perfect brand for you, we’ll reconvene to collaborate on any tweaks that need to be made, and we’re done by the end of the day. Easy peasy!
We wrap up revisions, design any fun, extra elements for your website, then I export it all and prepare your detailed brand guidelines document— so you’ll know just how to use everything once it’s in your hands.
I’ll be customizing your website, top to bottom— you hand over your content, and I do the rest. I’ve cut out the mockups stage of the website process, and design directly in Showit, starting from a template base to allow for optimal turnaround time and website strategy specifically for photographers. After designing for this industry for years and working with some of the best experts out there (including a copywriter, photography educator, SEO specialist, and website developer), I know exactly what a photographer’s website should consist of. I’ve done the heavy lifting for you and know what works and what doesn’t, so starting from scratch isn’t necessary. Page drafts will be in your inbox by the next morning! In case you're curious, you can check out some website before and afters below:
After you’ve checked everything out & jotted down some notes on any changes you want to see, we hop on a call for an hour or two in the afternoon and do revisions together! No back and forth, just the magic of screen sharing.
We’re DONE! Your beautiful new brand and website are finished, and we prep for launch. All that’s left is the tech side of things, and I’ll use this day to get everything rolling & let ShowIt do their thing! By the next week, there’s no more stress about whether or not new inquiries are getting a good first impression. Spoiler alert: they are.
"My business has grown consistently month over month. I have a cohesive vision and so much more confidence to go forward because my brand represents me."
"I feel ready to take on the blogging world and allow my website and excellent seo to continue to shine as my primary marketing tool for years to come."
"I feel so much More confident in myself and my brand."
"People are constantly telling me how much they can see me through my work on my website."
"I feel more confident in my brand, and having a cohesive color palette and fonts that reflect my brand so well makes me so proud."
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If you’re ready for a brand and website experience that puts your personality first, takes days instead of months, and has been crafted specifically for photographers, let’s do the damn thing! I’ve done a ton of talking already. It’s your turn— let’s book a call.