The next phase of my business is sorting out the delivery of images to the client and I am offering an online gallery, a short video and a USB package.
Firstly I want to talk about the video as it will probably be the first thing that I deliver to clients and will be a sample of a few of the images, with music in the background and is intended to give a preview of the wedding as early as possible to the client. It is basically a video slideshow that I can edit, add captions and music and then deliver to the client using an email link and I can also post to social media. I think it just offers something different from flicking through a gallery, where you can just sit back and let the video play. As I said, it is intended to give clients an early view of some of the images from their day but it certainly can be added to if a full slideshow is asked for. I am using a company called Animoto which is very easy to use and offers a number of different templates and licensed music. Here is an example from my sons recent wedding. You will need to click the play button then the HD button (lower right corner) to get the images looking at their best.
The second part is the online gallery which not only offers the client a beautifully presented gallery but allows them to select favourites for any albums they might want later so I can access them and get on with designing the album, but also to order individual prints directly.
The USB package is the final client delivery option which consists of a clean and simple design, with my logo on the box and USB stick, and put together in a presentation bag. I have had it done in black and white, in keeping with my general website theme and a style that I really like.
For both the online gallery, printing and USB package I am using two companies that work alongside each other and I am really impressed with all the things they offer. The printing of albums and single prints, canvasses etc are done by One Vision Imaging , a local company based in Coventry and from whom I have had some excellent products. The online gallery and USB package are from 3XM Solutions who work with One Vision so that any orders made via the online gallery are processed and delivered by One Vision. A solution that I am very happy with.