Catherine Coons is a traveling wedding photographer based out of southern California. Her WordPress website was full of beautiful ( and large ) images that were slowing down page speed and affecting the overall user experience of the site.
We delivered a solution to the problem by installing a few plugins that helped us resize the entire image directory of her site to a standard 2048px wide. Then we ran an image compression script which further reduced the files sizes.
We added pagination to the blog and limited 6 posts per page to limit the number of images and HTTP requests per page. The also used a caching plugin a content delivery network to speed up the delivery of the images.
We took a benchmark measurement before we began the project and everyone was pleased with the final results; a fast and efficient website that maintains the image quality that a wedding photographer needs.