Portfolio

Big, bold & tablet-friendly!

My background is in high quality commissioned photography for small businesses. I design tablet-friendly websites and e-commerce websites. My style is visual and minimalistic, without the clutter. It has worked for many local businesses.

Browse some examples below:

ecommerce websites kilkenny, online shop, website design

Handmade candles, Ireland, Studio and location photography, WordPress website, SEO, Online Shop planned, social media campaign to get this well-known business online.


 

All-devices WordPress website with custom photography & SEO for Stoneworld.ie:

stoneworld silestone kitchen counter tops, dublin, carlow,

Website homepage grab from commissioned photography. A very successful business, specialising in kitchen worktops in quartz and granite. They had a very poor website which I redesigned and I took photographs of finished kitchens all over the South East. The results have been spectacular.

Website: Quartz, granite, kitchen counter tops, Dublin, Carlow, Stoneworld.ie

stoneworld silestone kitchen counter tops, dublin, carlow,

Brochure cover using commissioned photography – click cover for website.


CASE STUDY: Eco Window Concepts | Bagenalstown:

internormewvc_web_grab

Eco Window Concepts Ltd

Internorm agents in Ireland. Bagenalstown Co. Carlow, Ireland

Start-up business. New WordPress responsive website for all devices. Copywriting for U-value explanation. Extensive SEO for Google searches has led to enquiries within days of launch for this Bagenalstown company and firm orders. Added a new architects and specifiers’ page. Trade show-generated sales leads augmented by this extensive, informative website.

Written for humans:

As people buy windows to be warm, energy efficient & secure, manufacturer’s ‘people’ images were used to ‘humanise’ the look & feel of this otherwise quite technical website.

 

  • Now ranked on Google at No.1 for “Internorm Ireland” above all long-established competitors and even the manufacturer’s own search listing!
  • In consultation with Internorm’s UK sales executive, numerous other search phrases have been added to boost Google Page Ranking. This will be an ongoing process as customer search terms are analysed.
  • Architects act as ‘hubs’ for prospective clients, so I created a special section just for them.

web: internormewc.ie, internorm windows, doors, ireland, eco windows, energy saving windows, passive house windows, Ireland


 

Butler Court

Courtyard-based holiday apartments in central Kilkenny City.

butler court guest accommodation, downtown kilkenny,

rick steves kilkenny

 

Butler Court Guest Accommodation Kilkenny – a coveted listing by Rick Steves and Lonely Planet. Trip Advisor reviews are wildly enthusiastic and repeat business levels are very high.

Central location, peerless customer service and high quality decor have made this one of the most popular guest accommodation providers in Kilkenny. The Rick Steves review alone accounts for a huge amount of US visitor business. Extensive SEO has made Butler Court prominent on all search engines. An active Facebook Page keeps in touch with repeat visitors. Rick Steves listing, kilkenny accommodation, www.butlercourt.com

Butler Court Kilkenny Guest Accommodation, kilkenny accommodation, lodgings, guesthouse,

The courtyard at Butler Court. All photography by bigger picture web.

Testimonial:

“The website has exactly the right tone and style for our discerning North American guests. The photography is gorgeous. They absolutely love it” 

Yvonne Dalton, Butler Court Kilkenny Guest Accommodation, kilkenny accommodation, lodgings, guesthouse, Downtown Kilkenny City, Rick Steves Recommended,


Scenic photography for tourism service provider in Leighlinbridge

Scenic photography for tourism service provider in Leighlinbridge

 

Self-catering holiday homes, at the heart of the Barrow Valley:

I designed the startup website and did the photography, video and SEO to get this self-catering and B&B website in Leighlinbridge off the ground. It has since developed a loyal customer base and has grown by reputation and through online reviews for those seeking a quality base from which to explore this lovely region of Ireland.

Guesthouse in Leighlinbridge, County Carlow, South East Ireland

Guesthouse in Leighlinbridge, County Carlow, South East Ireland

Self catering holiday houses in Leighlinbridge, County Carlow, South East Ireland, GarrisonWaterside.com

 


Website Makeovers:

Brendan Kavanagh Kitchens, Carlow, Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny, Dublin.

Like many small businesses, Brendan Kavanagh had built an established business but wanted to use the website to generate leads from further afield and to showcase recent projects. His website was showing it’s age.

  • A new tablet-friendly website with actual finished kitchen photography has led to significant new business.
  • Now highly listed for ‘custom kitchens’ in several local counties, including Dublin.

Custom Kitchens,bedroom furniture design, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford, Dublin


 

Website update:

Wild Bunch Wedding Flowers, Kilkenny.

wedding flowers, kilkenny, home grown flowers, garden flowers, ireland,

Testimonial: “Hi, that looks really good, I really like the slideshows”

Business up by 250% following a ‘responsive’ website update, photography & SEO for this hugely successful garden-grown organic cut flower supplier in Kilkenny. Instagram account integrated into website has helped spread the word amongst discerning brides-to-be. Wedding flowers, cut flowers, brides, Kilkenny, Ireland, thewildbunch.ie

 


Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) for Emma Jane Champley – jewellery-maker, to get her website up there on Google.


B&B update & photography plus SEO for website:

B&B, kilkenny, mena house

Testimonial: “Hi James, It’s looking great!!!”

Kilkenny B&B RevampMena House B&B, accommodation, Kilkenny. Redesign in Dreamweaver & new photography & SEO for this friendly, homely B&B in Kilkenny.

 


 

Etsy seller:

Etsy shop banner design, Ireland

Roco Knitwear Ireland: Banner design & SEO for this excellent craft knitter offering traditional patterns with modern colours. Baby Hoodie, baby peacoat, hand knitted, Hand made knitwear, fox gloves, fox mittens, fox scarf, Babies, Children, Women, Roco Knitwear, Irish, hand made, contemporary knitwear, babies, girls, children, kids, toddlers,

 

Get in touch: 

I have always worked in producing visuals for large corporates and small businesses. I bring to the table a wealth of experience and knowhow. So why not join my distinguished client list and enjoy great Google results (without the Paid Google Adwords)? Contact me here

 

Testimonials:

“that’s a great result” – Glow Marketing, UK.

“You are a marvel” – Stephen Smyth, Smyths Country Sports, Coleraine. Northern Ireland.

 


Other work

My personal Barrow Valley blog was shortlisted by the Irish Blog Awards Tavel section in 2016 and 2017 & longlisted in 2018. It has a huge international audience.

river barrow, walking, angling, ireland

See website: barrowvalley.net