What I did want to avoid was the dreaded 'Gallery' pages which I doubt are seldom studied to anything like the degree that the photographers rather fancy they are. I feel the impact and message are immediate on my site, although I think that yellow font on the home page is in desperate need of replacing with something a little more subtle.
GAlleries are the most important part of a photographer's website. Everything else is addition to them. Thinking otherwise is crazy. In fact I still can't believe you even wrote that. You are a photographer aren't you?
The same applies to the flyer, but it can't be that bad as I actually get requests for it. It's bright, concise, optimistic and gets noticed. Being encapsulated means that it doesn't get thrown away either.
Something being encapsulated would simply mean it went in the non recycling bin, no the paper bank, if I didn't like it.
Trouble is, that I have nothing to compare it directly with, how many other photographers have done anything similar. How do you sell yourself for instance?
Through my charm and personality! Word of mouth mainly and showing my portfolio around, always having a mini portfolio on me as you never know when you may meet a potential client, a business card that people really like...
ps. Just looked at your site and indeed it is a good 'un.
And it's nothing but galleries!
And in dire need of replacing by a new one. I have the design all done, just waiting for all my storage to get sorted, so I can easily access all my images easily. Bought lots of shiny expensive kit that doesn't work well, at all or harmoniously. Macs are just as shite as PCs, but more expensive, so even more annoying. Grr RANT, RANT!!
It seems you have been riped off by some designers and same scam 3 in a row? But maybe if you went to a good/reputable designer recomended by someone else, then it would be money well spent.