Crossing the 180 #20: Joshua Weigel

I just love taking pictures, and there’s nothing more important to me than capturing the images of your wedding day, the most important day of your life. Blah, blah, blah.

I added the blah, blah, blah, part, but I think you get the point. I can’t tell you how many About pages I’ve read that all sound alike. I love what I do. I love your wedding day. I love you. I love love. Etc. An About page should make you stand OUT from the crowd, not sound like everyone else. Whenever I engage in business coaching with a photog or filmmaker, this is one of the first topics I address.

I recently finished up a round of business coaching for Becky Sharpe, a British photographer and filmmaker located in Spain who specializes in weddings. I’m so proud of how far she’s come and I wanted to share with you how her About page evolved. Hopefully you can be inspired.

The Original

Her original page was this one you see below (click image to enlarge it).

The problem with it? Too long and no photo of her. Becky is on the higher end of the fee spectrum, and when you get in that range, clients want to know the person they’re hiring. But even the photo she did include was not very appealing or intriguing. A silhouette of a women putting on mascara with rollers in her hair is not very interesting.

Round 2

After our first coaching call, I talked to her about her About page and gave some suggestions on improving it. The main suggestion was adding a photo of herself. This is what she came up with (click image to enlarge it).