Thank you for once again looking, I appreciate it!
The goal of the site is to attract affluent women clients in my area. Adding the music and using a full screen display is part of my goal to portray my images in the best light, and with the emotional experience that the music helps convey.
Obviously if I was desining the site to appeal to the broadest masses, or as a personal gallery, or to appeal to other professionals, etc. - it would be very different. With a goal of being a local Wedding/Portrait/etc. site I have decided to appeal to a specific target audience only.
I modeled the site after the top rated wedding and portrait photographer's sites, taking the bits I liked most and represented my own taste. Almost without exception, they all used flash and music. Some used full screen displays and very few used large images. No one else in my market has a site even close to this at the moment, hopefully it will help me further stand out from the pack in the client's eyes. At least it should showcase my work pretty well to them!
I have asked for reviews on a variety of sites, and luckily the feedback has been right where I needed it to be. My clients and women on wedding sites have loved it (especially the large images, color combo and music, with little commenting on technical aspects). Other photographers have liked some of the photos but hated everything that gets in the way of simply seeing them quickly (pop-up window, flash, music, slower loading pics because of size).
What I'm most happy about is what feedback I have NOT received, and that is - no problems with the site functioning, spelling, grammar, bad links, incoherant message, prices out of whack, etc.
Thank you again!