Shootout | February 2012

  • Richmond SHARE Group

……. what that means is that I belong to one of the most amazing, cutting edge website companies on the planet. But don’t think that’s all their is to it. Showit not only allows me to have a custom, totally unique site, they are also constantly providing me with new ways to promote and market my business. I have NEVER seen such a thriving, dedicated group of dreamers who’s main goal is to help others succeed. That’s the heart of Showit. Those that started showit and invest their lives into this company really CARE about the photographers they are reaching that it’s so powerful.

So put aside the fact that their PRODUCT is amazing…. they are amazing PEOPLE… and who doesn’t want to work with amazing people that genuinely CARE about you?!  The crazy thing is, Showit didn’t stop there. They didn’t create incredible website development software and then just stop…. they kept going. They have a vision of helping to connect photographers from all over the country. I was contacted several months ago and asked to kinda head up a Richmond SHARE group. What is a SHARE group you might ask? Well, it’s a group of photographers that ALL use Showit and who desire to be a part of an amazing photography community! Last month was our FIRST Global SHARE Meetup and all of the SHARE groups across the nation skyped in and were a part of a LIVE chat with none other but the amazing Jasmine Star! woopwooooop! It was fabulous. You should have seen 16 people trying to squeeze into our tiny living room!!:)


This month, our get together was “Shootout Style”! We hung out last night and shot each other’s headshots and had an amazing dinner together in downtown Richmond. This is such a fun group. So often, photographers can be so judgmental and self-righteous when they get around OTHER photographers…. almost like they have to prove themselves for some reason. It’s sad. I’m so thankful that these women (and men… we love you James!) are all about just meeting new friends and not trying to be better than each other.  It’s so refreshing!!!! We had an amazing time yesterday in the 70 degree weather! Here are some of my favs!!


Thanks Chrissy, Laura, Ashley & Jen, James & Stephanie,  and Tori for coming out! To the other SHARE group members, we’ll see ya next month!!

My beautiful Headshot partner!

Gimme that hair!!!

Tori, my friend, you are GORGEOUS!

Ha! These two are hilarious!


Work it Ash!

Oh just STOP Chrissy! Omgoodness.

Ah!! Beautiful!!!


21 Comments Photography
  1. tori reply

    LOVE THEM ALL! ahh! it was sooo much fun having you as my headshot partner, and hanging out with everyone! :) yay showit!

  2. Abby Grace reply

    Alright, Katelyn, you’ve finally cinvinced me that I need ShowIt. Now I just need a super awesome designer to do my site because I design-challenged.

  3. Rachel reply

    Love this! Sounds like you have a great group of photographer friends!! How fun!! The head shots are beautiful!

  4. Rachel reply

    Love this! That is great that you have a wonderful group of photographer friends!! How fun. Great headshots!

  5. Sheaulee Ng reply

    Ah! I can’t wait to get Showit! I watched a video of the first Share group meeting and it was amazing…photographers all over the world getting together to help each other. I don’t think there’s very many industries out there that rival the openness and sharing of this one. So happy to be part of it!

  6. Katie Nesbitt reply

    Ahhh I agree with Abby. I really want showit too!

  7. Michael reply

    Sad I missed this…

  8. ashley barnett reply

    Love you Katelyn! How funny that our side of the group pic is all about the lean, and the other side is all hugging each other hahaha. I had a great time and couldn’t imagine being in this crazy photography world without all of you. <3

  9. Gabby / En Route Photography reply

    I love Showit and I love the idea of the share groups and taking pictures of each other!!!! FAB!!!

  10. Kristina W. reply

    All these Showit photogs are so cute and chic! I hope everyone had fun being in front of the camera for a change!

  11. Mary Davis reply

    I am so sad I couldn’t make it :”{ i hope we have more shoot outs in the future. Love these shots… they are all so great! XOXOXO

  12. Beth Daane reply

    Such beautiful portraits! I am so proud to be part of such a wonderful group of people. Not only to be a “showiteer” but also the Richmond Showiteer group! Thank you for all you do to make it happen Katelyn!

  13. Meredith Sledge reply

    BEAUTIFUL shots!!

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  15. Lelia reply

    What a wonderful group of people! I love this show it group idea. I’ll have to try and see you all once my show it site is live. :-

  16. Sarah reply

    Okay, so that’s another reason to get Showit – to hang with the awesome share group :)

  17. Erin Schrad reply

    Agreed! Talk about a sales pitch for Showit! And there is absolutely nothing here about their actual product except that it’s for making a web site… way to sell “the experience” of being their customer, K!

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  19. Derek Ellis reply

    Hi Katelyn, I love all of your photos. The lighting in them are fantastic! nice and soft. I am a photographer and I just heard about the new website pass. Do you use it at all? If so, can you send me an invite? Thanks so much.

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