Posted 25 June 2012 - 02:35 PM
I feel your pain buddy. I too wish there was a magical process that took everything from my brain, to paper, with little to no effort. Unfortunately some clickage of the mouse has to occur in some instances, especially on a photography driven site.
I was a pro photographer for many years, back when I was just starting web stuff. You have to compress your images, period. There's no way around it, especially if you want a quick loading site. If you're on a Mac, you can download a sweet app called JpegMini. Or, you can use their site as well. It saves teh quality of the images, but reduces their size by up to 70%. You have several 300-400kb sized images on your site, which is NOT optimal. Ideally, these should be cut by at minimum, 50%.
As a framework, we do our best to make sure things are loading optimally. Additionally, we go further and make sure your stuff loads fast too, when we can. Case in point, the Lazy Loader plugin, free, that i recommended you install. This tags images with a lazy load attribute, which improves loading time.
Beyond that, its up to you to make your site fast. If you have any questions, just give us a shout we're happy to help.