Our house has been on ongoing project since we moved into it and will probably continue to be for many months (or years) to come. The latest big project was the office. Since the wedding season begins for me this weekend, it was pretty crucial for us to get our work space set up asap. When we first saw the house, this room had padding and tack boards laid down for carpet...apparently a renovation that never got completed. In order to move into the house, we were required to install carpet. Then, since this was the only room that had a finished floor, ALL of our stuff got moved into this space. I wish I had an in-between picture to show this stage of chaos, but you'll have to do without :) After carpeting the rest of the house, we finally cleared this room out, installed shades, ripped out the carpet, installed new flooring, and put our new desks together. Now we have an office!
We recently updated the Primavera Studios website and as I was putting the finishing touches on the new site, I thought it would be fun to look back at the history of how our website has evolved. It's amazing how as your skills and creativity evolve, you look back at your old work and cringe at the lack of the quality which you have come to expect from yourself. It takes a little humility to show the image you presented of yourself (or your work) in the past, but it's also fun to see how much you've grown. Check out these screenshots of our website's evolution:
Website #1 - The original! I threw this design together after having only done a couple weddings. Can you believe the images were taken from standard resolution video footage? This design was quickly replaced by the next one.
Website #2 - Progress...?
Website #3 - The final version of the Altair Productions site, and the first design I was truly happy with, featuring a 16x9 dimension ratio to subliminally simulate the feel of film...or something like that.
Website #4 - Kelsey and I joined forces and launched Primavera Studios. Together we designed 5 or 6 different designs in Photoshop and from those, we liked this one the best.
Website #5 - Our current site and first to be completely Flash-based! We decided we needed a makeover, including a logo that wasn't so ridiculously busy. And if you haven't noticed by now, we apparently enjoy using Kelsey's sister in our website images...
Welcome to my blog! I'm a wedding photographer/ videographer based in Madison, WI. My wife, Kelsey, and I together own Primavera Studios, capturing weddings throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois. This is my personal space where I'll be sharing some of my recent photo and video work as well as moments and thoughts from my own life. Stop by once in a while if you'd like to keep up with my life and work and feel free to leave a comment!