FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I host my website on Godaddy?
No. Lightray Photoimagery now hosts websites on a high-powered Virtual Private Server at the GroupM7 data center in Tyler, Texas.
How long has Lightray Photoimagery been in business?
The first Lightray Photoimagery business license was obtained in California by Don Bristow in 2000, just in time to sell fine art photography at his first exhibit. The business was initially focused on fine art photography and photo restoration, but it became a full service photography business in 2003. Website design was added in 2006.
After moving to Texas in 2007, the second Lightray Photoimagery business license was obtained to sell artwork. But in 2008, Don obtained a business license for Lightray Websites. He did website design and hosting fulltime under the name Lightray Websites until selling the business to Via-Search in 2012 and relinquishing the name.
Today all services, including art sales, photography, website design and hosting, are performed as Lightray Photoimagery.
How many websites have you built?
Over 100 websites have been built and deployed by Don Bristow, either for Lightray Websites, Lightray Photoimagery, or Via-Search (now Abby Media).
Are your websites mobile-friendly?
Yes. All new websites being built by Lightray Photoimagery are “responsive” meaning that they scale for PC monitors, tablets and phones.
Can you do business portraits on location?
Yes. Lightray Photoimagery can shoot business portaits onsite or in our portrait studio.
What payment methods do you accept?
We use Quickbooks Online to invoice our clients, and that provides easy electronic payment options. However, we also accept cash or checks.
Do you advertise?
Lightray Photoimagery gets new business through referrals only.
With one exception… because Don is a supporter and promoter of the arts in East Texas, Lightray Photoimagery is a sponsor of Art Connection of East Texas, a weekly radio program that airs every Saturday at 8AM on KTBB FM97.5 AM600.
Do you create logos?
Lightray Photoimagery has created logos for many website clients, but we also refer customers needing logos to Giraphics in Tyler, TX.
Will my website be secure?
Yes. All websites from Lightray Photoimagery are secured with a SSL Certificate, and all websites built with WordPress include a website firewall.
Can you manage my social media?
We do not manage social media or email campaigns for our customers. Social Media requires constant attention to be effective. We have chosen to focus on website design and hosting.
What happens to my website if something happens to Lightray Photoimagery?
This is a very important question because website companies, especially small startups, have a reputation of going out of business after a year or two along with the websites they built. GroupM7 has agreed to continue to support all Lightray Photoimagery websites in the case Don can no longer support them.
The best way to contact Lightray Photoimagery is by email. However, if you are experiencing a website or email problem, please call.
206 Pecan Park Dr.
Bullard, TX 75757