I can’t even believe it. This is my new online home!! I have been working on this website for the past month, and I am so excited to share it with you all! It’s unreal!!
It wasn’t an easy journey to get to this point. The problem was that I am (apparently) really picky. At least with a website design that is going to be representing my photography, my personality, and my style. I don’t feel guilty about that. I think I’m entitled – no, required – to be picky. My website is an extension of ME. So, when it came time to design one, I had a certain vision for it, but had extreme difficulties executing it.
After weeks of struggling to pick the right design for my site, I decided it was time to call in a professional. You see I had been to the Katelyn James workshop and already had the answer to my problem. Katelyn has so many great things to say about The Palm shop, and I just had to take that recommendation and run with it. I’m so glad I did!!! When I first looked up Krista & Davy of The Palm Shop and their incredible designs, I fell in love with them immediately. When I scrolled their Facebook group, looking at other photographers that launched a Palm Shop site, and knew that working with them was the right choice.
Krista & Davey were amazing to work with! They are graphic geniuses, and most of all, they got me. They took my vision and all my crazy ideas and recommended a cohesive, classy design that I absolutely LOVE! I can’t believe how responsive they were to all my questions, and how much they held my hand through this process. This project never would have happened if they weren’t there to keep me on track. It is everything I wanted, and then some.
I must also give ample credit to Showit 5 as my website platform, it has completely blown me away. Showit 5 in my opinion is the ultimate tool for website building. The “drag and drop” feature is as awesome as it sounds. Once you add a piece of text, gallery, image, or shape, you can then drag it to where it fits best into your design. They also offer an amazing library of template designs from wonderful industry leading web designers (Including The Palm Shop).
The real testament to their greatness is the support staff! I cannot even begin to explain how annoying I was to this customer support team. I have no idea why they didn’t just cancel my subscription and ask me to exit the internet forever…never to be heard from again. But no, they remained patient with my learning curve and provided me as much information as possible to help me successfully build the website I was dreaming of!
One last quick and cheesy thank you to my sweet husband for all of your love and support. Thank you for cheering me on, watching the girls, providing a glass of wine on work days that seemed like they weren’t going to end, and for loving me even when stress made me hard to love. I wouldn’t be able to do anything that I do without you.
Also, if you made it this far into reading this blog post, thank you so much. Thank you for supporting me and encouraging me to follow my dreams. Go ahead and start exploring the website! I can’t wait to hear what you think!!!