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Planning a website for your small business? You need to think about PHOTOGRAPHY, especially if you want a website design that pops.

Did you know that the photos on your website can make or break your success?

It’s true!

Is Website Photography Worth the Investment?

Website photos are a valuable investment. Your website visitors want to see authentic photos of YOU, not stock photos. Yes, stock photos can be useful, but they’re far from ideal.

What your website visitors – your potential customers or clients – want to see is your company in action. What do you offer? Show it in real world applications. Show team members going about their processes, show interactions, show emotion.

Photography for Your Small Business Website

Not only do you need profession photos, you also need employee portraits. How long has it been since you’ve updated your employee photos? (Check out our About Us page photo examples for inspiration.)

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite small business photography from the last five years below. Enjoy!

AGET Manufacturing

Who says manufacturing can’t be beautiful?

These breathtaking photos from AGET Manufacturing capture not only the processes involved in manufacturing, but the personalities as well.

Want to stand out from your competitors? This is the way!

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View more photos of AGET Manufacturing in Adrian, Michigan

Anderson Development

Anderson Development is a chemical manufacturing plant in Adrian, Michigan. We captured intriguing moments with team members in a unique and personal way.

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CR Chrysler

Fun and colorful auto photos capture attention and imagination.

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Carpet On Wheels

It’s only carpet… but the variety of textures and colors made this photo shoot a delight! (Here’s another reason to invest in professional photography: passionate photographers can find beauty in the most mundane of things.)

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DIY Pole  Barns

If you’re in the market to put up a pole barn, make DIY Pole Barns your first stop! We went on location to a barn build in progress and captured some excellent shots. We were most appreciative of the builders who carried on with their activities and mostly ignored our presence – that’s when we get the best shots.

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Our photos of Jackson Area Transit Authority (JATA) are some of our all-time favorites. Downtown Jackson is beautiful in summer, filled with friendly faces that made our photography session a joy.Jackson Michigan Transit Authority exteriorMan boards bus Jackson Michigan Transit Authority website photo exampleWoman smiles in the Jackson Michigan Transit Authority office for a website photoBuses line up in the Jackson Michigan Transit Authority garage during a website photo shootSun gleams off the windshield of Jackson Michigan Transit Authority busses


Product photos done right! It’s not always easy to photograph adhesive in a tiny bottle… but our photographer found brilliant ways to make the product attractive and interesting.

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Lenawee Fuels

Stunning fields, lovely group shots – this photo shoot at Lenawee Fuels showcases the best of this area: golden fields and amazing people!

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Martin’s Home Center

Photos of the interior of a local home goods store.

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Morning Fresh Bakery

Morning Fresh Bakery – an Adrian mainstay – offered a wonderful opportunity to capture tasty treats and local customers. (We may have sampled a few items while on location….)

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Raisin Valley Golf Club

Rolling green hills and bright sunshine – a beautiful day on the golf course made for beautiful photos.Raisin Valley Golf Club, DSCF0726 Raisin Valley Golf Club, DSCF0680 Raisin Valley Golf Club, 14 ditch

Schmakel Smile Designs

Gorgeous group and individual portraits highlight the welcoming atomosphere of this innovative dental practice in Toledo and Sylvania, Ohio.

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Shawn Thompson, DDS

Modern and cutting-edge, Dr. Thompson and staff allowed us the opportunity to catch a glimpse of this friendly yet innovative dental office. The photography supported the overall look and feel of the website – dynamic, state-of-the-art, and progressive.

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Triple A Glass

Casual shots taken in the early morning capture the welcoming and artistic aura surrounding this business.

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Walbridge Dental

The friendly, happy atmosphere of Walbridge Dental was expertly captured in this round of photos that includes the husband and wife dental team and its vibrant office.

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 Water Engineering Technologies

The photo session for Ann Arbor-based Water Engineering Technologies brought life and personality to a highly technical endeavor.
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10 Stats about the Value of Photography

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