I'm an affluent woman (your target market) and I am extremely irritated by the music. So, I may be exception, but have you been advised by an advertising agency that that music will help the 'emotional experience' that you are trying to portray?
I would not use a photographer, or purchase photographs which are unable to create an emotional experience on their own, and rely on subliminal marketing techniques.
For those who are lured by the 'musical emotional experience', may become disenchanted when their precious images hang on their walls without sound.
I also tried your site again on another computer with Broadband, and it still takes between 7 - 20 seconds to load an image. Perhaps your click-on immediate times is because your images are already in your cache?... or Broadband here is much slower than where you are.