A WordPress powered photography portfolio for venezuelan photographer Miguel Ángel Martínez

A picture is worth a thousand words. And if you happen to be into photography, your work will speak for yourself even more so.

Miguel Ángel Martínez is an emerging photographer that specializes in wedding photography. He’s been gaining notoriety in the Latin American photography market “one picture at a time,” as Miguel himself would say.

The Story

A portfolio can provide an insight of your skills, qualifications, education, experiences, and even of your personality and work ethic. In today’s world, some may even argue that it can cause a bigger impression on a potential employer than a resume, no matter what industry you work in.

As a part of the Millennial generation, Miguel is well aware of this fact. In consequence, some time around mid-2016 he got in touch with his friend Erika Marcial, a talented designer and fellow photographer, and asked her to help him build his online professional brand. This of course included the creation of his digital portfolio. Erika, in turn, asked me to look over the technical side of the project.

What we did

“I don’t really want to spend that much time writing,” Miguel said. “I want my pictures to do the talking for me.”

With that in mind, Erika conceptualized, wireframed and designed the new website under my guidance following the best practices in UI / UX.

This is what we came up with:

The website is powered by WordPress. Everything from the logo and the custom loading animation to the contact page was designed and coded from scratch, including the theme. No third-party plugins were used at first either, although later on the client requested to add breadcrumbs navigation to the internal pages which was implemented by another developer using the Breadcrumb NavXT plugin by John Havlik.

As with every project I have published here so far, I had a lot of fun working on this one. Got to catch up with WordPress’ -the ever evolving CMS– newest & latest features and APIs, and even learned one or two new things.

Looking forward for the next project!