Friday, February 1, 2013

I Won a SHOWIT Site {Lifestyle & Wedding Photography} Marin, Napa, Sonoma County Photographer...Shelley Hohe

A few months ago something very exciting happened.  I was watching a live workshop hosted by Karen and Isaac Stott {an amazing husband and wife photography team} on SHOWIT LIVE.  At the end of the show they were giving away prizes for the viewers who were watching and tweeting online.  To my surprise I won a free year of SHOWIT.  For those of you who don't know what SHOWIT is, it's a company {more like a family} that started with a photographer who wanted their website to be unique. From there SHOWIT was born offering other photographers the freedom of having a website that really portrays their business.

I have been wanting to change my website to SHOWIT for over a year but it wasn't in my budget {I thought they were more expensive than they really are} SHOWIT offers 3 different categories in building your website...1. build from scratch,  2. pick a style group and customize it yourself or 3. hire a designer.  I decided to choose #2...picking a style group and customizing it.  Since I love graphic designing I wanted to be the one customizing my site.  With so much support from SHOWIT and David Mendoza III (David is a website designer who helps you get started) I am in the midst of designing my site.  As I am designing away I am getting so comfortable with the program that now I am more or less going with #1 designing my site from scratch.    It's been a few months and it is taking me a little time for a few reasons....1. I am a homeschooling/stay at home mom to twins, 2. I am my husbands business partner {not really...I just help with his website and graphic designing} in his high end auto business Doctor Detail,  3. I am taking my time to really search my style and what I want my website to say about not just my business, but about me as a person.

With all this being said I have decided to blog a 3 part series next week about Branding & Rebranding your business....

Tuesday February 5th~ The importance of branding or rebranding your business
Wednesday February 6th ~ Finding your style and building your brand
Thursday February 7th ~  Adding a personal touch to your brand

Here is a little sneak peak of what my website background will look like...

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    1. Thank you John...My goal is to start shooting more weddings :)

  2. Oh great patterns, such a great spring vibe from those!

  3. Ooh I can't wait for you to launch your showit site! Love the colors!!

  4. that's awesome! We are on showit and are in the process of rebranding and redoing our website which sometimes makes me want to bang my head against a wall. Can't wait to see your new site :)

  5. I love the new colors! I just finished rebranding AND renaming so I know how much work it is! Best of luck!!

  6. Oh my goodness! I am so happy for you. How very, very exciting. Wishing you all the best with your new look!