Fun photo shoot today

I’ve been working on a new project lately and needed some pictures to go along with it. The project involves brides and an old yellow bike. I’ll be shedding more light on the project shortly, but for now, enjoy this fantabulous image from the photo shoot today. The model is Liz, she was one of my wedding clients last year. I’m pretty excited about this project and can’t wait to share it with the world.

I'm a OneWed Best of 2008 vendor!

I just found out today that I was selected as a ‘Best of 2008 Vendor’ at This award was given to the vendors with the most positive feedback. I have been rated a perfect 5 stars from seven past clients.  OneWed is a relatively new site and they seem to be gaining traction in the wedding market.  My favorite feature is that you can read actual customer reviews of the many vendors listed on their site.  When you’re looking for a photographer you can trust, the best advice you can get is from somebody who has actually worked with the photographer.  Many thanks to my clients who took the time to spread the word about my photography.

Josh Gormley Photography

A new look for 2009

The new website has arrived and it looks fabulous!  Kudos to Vicki for a fresh new look.

I had three goals with this redesign:

  1. Pictures pictures pictures.  The first thing that potential customers want to see is pictures, therefore I have put the gallery slideshow right on the home page.
  2. Logical menu options.  My main menu has gone from 6 items to 5 and the new menu items are more logically ordered.
  3. A fresh, scalable design.  The new design is fresh and feels new, but it is also scalable.  If I want to add more text or image to a page, I can do so easily now whereas it was somewhat limited with the old design.

I’m very excited about this design and I hope you like it too.

Enjoy the show!


Pictage, my online photo partner, offers many excellent services.  Among them is the gathering of client feedback after an event is over.  I have completed nearly 30 events while using Pictage and have yet to receive a bad review.  All of these reviews are available if you dig through the Pictage photographer directory, but that’s not good enough for me — I want them on my website.  Unfortunately, they didn’t really fit with the existing pages in my website, so I went ahead and added a new page — Newsworthy.  This is good for two things: 1) I can now put client reviews on my site, and 2) I get to use one of my favorite images in the background.  The picture is of Lindsay and Jason Christensen walkin’ in the rain.

Sale Sale Sale!

When does a sale stop being a sale?

There is this store near where I live that sells skis and snow-sports stuff in the winter and patio furniture in the summer.  I can’t remember a time when I’ve driven by their store and not seen a large banner in the window proclaiming that they were having a sale.  I stopped in once to look at the patio furniture and sure enough, everything was marked down.  But have they ever sold any of those items for the full price?  Even their sale prices seemed a little high to me.

To me, a sale stops being a sale when the sale price is the regular price and the sign out front that says Sale Sale Sale is merely a ploy to get people in the door.