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I am my business. I’m the president, CEO and sometimes the even the intern. So when it came to putting together a website, I knew I was going to be designing it too. I wanted it to look a certain way and I knew what the intended purpose was, I just didn’t know how to actually build it.

That’s where liveBooks comes in. I looked at other industry sites that I admired and found that most of them were built by liveBooks. They have clean, modern templates that are perfect for a visual artist. It was easy to choose a template that worked for my specific needs and then their designers customized it for me.

Agencies and photographers don’t have time to look through pages and pages of portfolios. As a photo stylist I have many areas of styling that I need to convey in a short amount of time. With multiple thumbnail photos on the home pages, they can click on each specialized area of interest as needed.

Styling is more than shopping and making things look good. A lot of time is spent on photo shoots and building a great portfolio. If your website doesn’t work as hard as you do, it’s not worth having one!

Website: www.alisonhoekstra.com
Alison Hoekstra is a Minneapolis based stylist with a focus on wardrobe, home, soft good, product styling and props. She has been in the middle of a project pretty much every day of her life. Styling brings together many of the creative outlets that she loves to do and it is why she is so dedicated to every project that she is involved in. Sometimes it’s a project she’s done before, and wants to do better. Other times it’s something completely new and a little off the wall. The answer is always “yes, I think we can make that happen”. And it happens.

As a designer today an online presence is a must. I chose liveBooks because I needed a clean, modern design that is easy to navigate and update. I have received a lot of positive feedback on my site from potential and existing clients.
Website: www.amandazorumski.com

Amanda Zorumnski Design & Decor us a full service decorating and interior design firm. Amanda believes that design can change the way people view the world and the space they live in, much like we believe your website can shape how the world sees you!

Right now she is working on multiple residential projects in Connecticut and New York. A colonial in Bronxville, an antique in Old Greenwich and another colonial in New Canaan. It has been fun for her to infuse the colonials with modern elements to make them fresh and inviting yet sophisticated for the young families living there.

As a photographer having a website with a simple layout that emphasizes my work is what helps me to attract new clients. In addition to making my big, bold images stand out my liveBooks site is really easy to use. The ability to quickly add images to my website is crucial to keeping my work fresh and relevant.
Website: www.hankdrew.com

Seattle-based photographer Hank Drew has been behind the camera for 30 years—ten of those were between the ages of 12 and 22 with his beloved Grandfather’s 35mm. He specializes in product advertisements in the fashion and beauty industry, and lifestyle shoots for local magazines. Among his retail clients are Nordstrom, REI, Starbucks, Amazon, Endless.com and Marios. Media clients include Gray magazine, Seattle Metropolitan magazine and Seattle Metropolitan Bride and Groom magazine.

While technology has changed since that first 35mm, Hank’s passion for finding beauty from behind the camera is still as strong as ever. Attending to every detail of the image process brings him more than just professional fulfillment—it’s the thrill of discovering that there is no subject that cannot be made attractive or engaging. This extends to his website as well. His website is beautifully designed and the interactive portfolio home page immediately engages the viewer in his work.

We built our first site with liveBooks in 2006.  3 versions later, with a full re-redesign just launched, we’re starting to receive great compliments on the site’s overall design story, clean interface and seamless user experience. Our liveBooks site does exactly what it’s supposed to do – it simply and elegantly shows off the images we capture. The liveBooks editSuite is simple to use, which makes it easy for our team to jump in and update portfolios on any current project. We can rest easy knowing we’ll always have the most up to date tools at our fingertips because liveBooks is always building better features into the site’s capabilities. Overall, we couldn’t be happier with our new website and look forward to continuing our partnership with liveBooks in the years to come.
Website: www.mikeadrianweddings.com
Mike Adrian is a destination wedding photographer. Considered one of Hawaii’s top photographers he feels honored to document memories for some of the world’s most discerning clients. Mike also teaches workshops on various topics from time to time. It does not surprise us that Mike excels at what he does. He’s creative, passionate about his work and is an all around awesome person! Take a look at his work on his newly redesigned liveBooks website. We just love the Real Weddings portfolio landing page.

Several months back, after a long discussion with a few colleagues, I decided it was time to update my website. I was looking for something that would better represent my vision as a photographer now and in the years to come. It was also very important to me that my new site be very clean, elegant and showcase the work prominently. The search for a design team that would help me realize my vision quickly led me to liveBooks. Though I was hesitant at first to make the switch, the more time I spent with them the more at ease I felt. I’ll admit, some of my requests were a bit specific at times, but they somehow always found a way to create something better than I had ever dreamt of. And I couldn’t be happier with the results!
Website: www.PatrickMcDermott.com
Patrick is a photojournalist with a passion for capturing photographs that convey the world of sports through its subtle beauty. His custom website design allows his work to take center stage. And with our companion WordPress blog offering the look and feel of his site translates across to his blog. His life’s goal to to be as creative as possible. We think he is well on his way!

January 8th, 2013

Carlos Ehlert: The Sultan of Spin

Posted by liveBooks

My liveBooks website is plug and play. It is super easy to modify and make changes to my site whenever I want no matter where I am in the world. I love that so many clients from all over the world have been able to find me.
Website: www.thesultanofspin.com
Carlos is a talented photographer and spends the majority of his time traveling to remote, beautiful, locations to surf and capture images. He has been on the road for a few years in places like Indonesia, Central America, South America, and India. He has spent some time in The Himalayas photographing, exploring, and studying with Buddhist monks. He was born in raised in Guatemala, one of the most crime-riddled places in the Americas, and to make it even more dangerous, he has blonde hair that makes him stick out like a sore thumb.

Carlos went school to become an architect and had a great job waiting for him when he graduated college. It was his dream job with the only sustainable architecture firm in the region. They offered him a partnership opportunity. According to Carlos, upon graduating from college, “a mind flip drove him to look for the truth of happiness and the truth of himself.” Instead of “sitting, working, and waiting for life to finish,” he gave up everything, sold all his material possessions, put the cash in his pocket, and boarded a plane and took off for destnations unknown to “target harmony, happiness, and truth.”

I have used liveBooks for the better part of 6 years for my commercial lifestyle and advertising photography website. I can’t imagine using anything else. I love the clean design and the fact that it is so easy to use. I have also taken advantage of liveBooks SEO capabilities – which has doubled my web traffic!

I worked with the designers at liveBooks to design my custom Scaler website and I couldn’t be happier with the results. The design team was quick and put in the extra time to make sure my site was everything I imagined. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend liveBooks to anyone looking for a superior photography website.

Website: www.mikehenryphoto.com

Mike Henry got his B.F.A. in Photography from Columbia College in Chicago. After years of portrait and business editorial, in both New York and Chicago, Mike packed his bags for sunny Los Angeles where he rebuilt his portfolio and began his career as a commercial lifestyle and advertising photographer. Mike’s work is fun, energetic, clean and sometimes leans towards quirky. The kids love him and adults feel at ease in front of his lens.

Mike now spends his time back and forth between L.A. and N.Y. shooting for advertising, editorial and fashion apparel clients. When not behind the camera you can find Mike enjoying the California beach lifestyle just outside Los Angeles in Santa Monica.

November 20th, 2012

Janice Moses Represents

Posted by liveBooks

I am thankful for my relationship with liveBooks – and it grows because of the opportunities and exchanges we have. They gave us the tools and the technology, coaching and support to reinvent the way we do business. The ability to integrate Vimeo changes everything. I am very happy to invest in all the work done by the liveBooks team. Some people go to school to learn, I went to liveBooks.
Website: www.janicemoses.com
Janice Moses Represents proudly offers artist representation with a positive vibe and a personal touch. Representing some of the best photographers, stylists and CGI artists she understands the entire process. See how still and motion come together in this beautifully designed website.

A website is one of a photographers the most important tools. My website is the face of my company. I trust liveBooks to handle and present my images, not only because they are the industry standard of online visuals but also because the tech support is fast, kind and most importantly, patient.
Website: www.jimjordanphotography.com
Jim lives and works bi-coastal in New York and Los Angeles, but the majority of his time is spent in exotic locations around the globe. He shoots pictures for advertising campaigns, fashion editorials and celebrities. Growing up as a skater and surfer in sunny, Southern California, Jim spent his high school days scouting models and finding the next great faces of the coming generation. With a passion for beauty and styling, Jim quickly became a highly respected hair and makeup artist, traveling the world and working with the biggest actors, actresses and supermodels of the time, such as Cindy Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, and Farrah Fawcett. He worked with the world’s best photographers, such as Herb Ritts, Peter Lindbergh, Steve Meisel, and Patrick Demarchelier, to name a few, and after many years of behind the scenes experience as a hair and makeup artist, Jim picked up a camera and immediately developed his own unique style as a photographer. Jim now shoots celebrities such as Leonardo Dicaprio, Drew Barrymore, Charlize Theron, and Marisa Miller. Jim’s clients include Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle, and Marie Claire. He also directs and shoots seamless campaigns for clients such as Mercedes Benz, J Crew, American Express, and Warner Brothers.

We’ve been liveBooks customers for over 5 years. So when we started our re-branding project last year we knew we wanted stay with liveBooks for our main web presentation. Our friend J Sandifer and the entire liveBooks design team worked tirelessly (and patiently) with us and our brand designer, Melanie Halim, for several months while we perfected and incorporated the new brand design in our upgraded custom liveBooks website.
We love the flexibility the liveBooks editSuite gives us and how easy the editSuite is to use! That coupled with great customer service and tech support will keep us liveBooks clients for quite some time to come. Thanks liveBooks!
Website: www.woodwardandrick.com
Brian and Gry’s love of and passion for photography really shows in their wedding work. They’ve done a wonderful job incorporating their brand onto their website.