Creating the new website

We wanted our new brand to reflect our new outlook on our business.  We watched video after video from some of the titans in our industry, read about a million blog posts, and followed some big names going through their own rebranding.  We enlisted advice from countless of other professionals and hired an AMAZING designer.. (Who also happens to be my ridiculously talented sister) to help make our new brand exactly what we wanted.  We put in crazy hours (in between baby feeds, supporting small ministries, football games, and teaching) to finish this brand overhaul and we couldn’t be happier.

While we have a few things to work on to add the cherries to our sundae, we couldn’t wait any longer to share our hard work.  Go take a look around our brand new website at

And just like yesterday, and every day this week, we want to thank you for taking your time to support our re-launch with a GIVEAWAY!!!  (If you didn’t enter yesterday, you still have time!  Pop over to yesterday’s post and enter at the bottom of the post).

While in Kenya, and in the midst of our own redesign, we completely redesigned the websites for three ministries in Kenya:,, and  In fact, we are STILL working on the Tunajenga site.  Yes, we are a little crazy and get in way over our heads sometimes.  But we are so thankful the opportunity to work with these incredible missions and meet the even more incredible people who work behind them.  So for our giveaway today, we are sharing some of these with you.  Glory of Africa and Tunajenga are two amazing ministries that provide jobs in Nairobi to an incredible group of women (Glory of Africa) and men (Tunajenga) by empowering them to create beautiful handmade products.  Today’s winner will receive a gorgeous handmade pillow from Glory of Africa and a set of 5 beautiful handmade cards from Tunajenga.


To enter: go to our website and take a screenshot of your favorite part (or a link to the page you love).  Share it to any social media and tag us in the comment. Enter multiple times by sharing on multiple social media outlets.  Each post counts as one entry.

Facebook -@MichaelandLauraPhotography

Twitter -@_MichaelArcher

Instagram (Michael & Laura) -@michael_w_archer @laura_d_archer

Pinterest @laura_d_archer

To get us started, here are some of my favorite parts!

Our Landing Screen! I still can’t believe this is OUR homepage.. whaaaaaat?  A big difference from our old site and I am lovin’ it! (Thanks Kelly!)


The Bridal Lounge:  I LOVE this hidden little layer in our new website!!! We have an area just for MLbrides to keep them organized, well planned, and stress free throughout their wedding experience.  It a huge goal of mine that our brides feel like they can use us as a resource and that we help them be as well prepared as possible for their big day.  It was a ton of work putting together this section of our site.. basically an entire site in itself, but I am so excited to see what it can do in helping our couples feel prepared and stress-free.


Our About Pages.. so this is really three, but I love it.  We wanted something that would be really “us” and different.. and I just love that we came up with this.. Make sure you hover over all the images on the meet Michael & the meet Laura pages! 😉

meet-michael-and-lauraNow go let us know what your favorite parts are!  I can’t wait to hear from you!

Our new website:

Our Socials: 

Facebook -@MichaelandLauraPhotography

Twitter -@_MichaelArcher

Instagram (Michael & Laura) -@michael_w_archer @laura_d_archer

Pinterest @laura_d_archer


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