One of the best decisions I’ve made is to switch to the Showit platform for my website. The community is incredible. Not only the larger national/international community of photographers but our local group as well. Our SHARE group, led by Chelsea LaVere at Bit of Ivory Photography gathered one afternoon for a Vintage Valentine shoot. The concept was the work of Sarah Mariel Photography and we cleaned out the house of Melody Gillikin Photography for all the beautifully vintage props and Somer Chambley of Somer Anne Photography baked the delicious goodness. We had a blast with Valerie Demo, April Renee Photography, and Katy Blevins Photography as well.
I had to laugh at myself though because with all these amazing props at our disposal I hardly used any of them. It was a good thing to be out of my element though.
I loved Ash’s pink hair for this Valentines shoot! She and Aric were married last year in a gorgeous ceremony photographed by the amazingly talented Valerie Demo.
I spent the most time I think with Megan and Tennant who’s love was infectious. They can flirt with each other all day I think if I asked them too. And of course I loved the attire they picked out for this shoot!
And the last couple I worked with was Laura and Jake. These two aren’t married but immediately I noticed how much they light up when they are together. The way he looks at her is energizing. Yogi the bulldog was pretty happy to be included too!
Thank you to all our models and the to the Showit ladies for your community of support! In an industry where there is so much negativity and unwillingness to share and collaborate, Showit is at the forefront of changing that perception. If you are in the Hampton Roads area and are interested in making the switch to Showit, a Showit Open House is being held by Bit of Ivory Photography on March 27, 2012. You can message me for all the details!