PASS is sharing…PASS is community…PASS is love!
We never imagined that our comments on a FB giveaway created by Zack & Jody from Gray Photography would result in receiving a FB message from them at 1 o’clock in the morning with the awesome news that we had won free tickets to attend Showit PASS Premier in Orlando later that same day! Say what?! An opportunity to meet this awesome photog duo that we respect and admire? NO WAY! Besides that, a chance to finally meet David Jay, a great entrepreneur, speaker, and one of the individuals who has significantly influenced the photography community and heavily influenced the way we view our photography business. He is also the founder of Showit, a web designing tool (which we’ve been using since we started our business) that helps photographers and business owners create their websites in a simple drag-and-drop fashion with the freedom to be as creative as their imagination allows.
We had already read a bit about PASS, a new product Showit is launching, but our curiosity was peaked and we didn’t really know exactly what is would do for our business and our clients. We just knew it would be something good, something VERY good! PASS basically replaces discs. Yes, you read that right. No more endless hours burning images to a disc. With PASS, your clients can experience instant gratification and share their images in an easier manner while keeping your photos credited. Win.Win. Simple. PASS is a tool that will make your clients LOVE you so much more! It’s an online tool that allows photographers to easily upload, manage, and share their images. Once you upload your images, you can choose to allow your clients to download their images right from their event PASS site and yes, you may even allow them to purchase a DVD as well. PASS has a ton of cool features!
The first speaker at the Orlando PASS event was Promise Tangeman. THIS.GIRL.ROCKS.OUR.WORLD. Seriously. As David Jay stated, she is definitely “creativity on crack!” Promise is an art director and an awesome graphic designer. She shared with us her passion, from the process of finding your business identity to designing your website and having a solid online presence. Focus. Style. Confidence. Basically, start with YOU and the rest will fall into place. I would love, love, love to work with Promise on our brand and design, and if Khaled doesn’t get our website up soon, I already
threatened, ahem, assured him with taking our grocery budget and giving Promise a call. Ramen noodles for a year, anyone? In all seriousness, Promise is the best and I do hope to work with her someday! For now, we grabbed her e-course that she is offering. It is loaded with information and resources. Click here for more details. Promise and Brian, it was an amazing experience chatting and having some laughs at PASS! We hope to see you both very soon!
Every photographer knows that creating and designing wedding albums is usually a tedious and long process. At least, that’s what we thought! Kevin Swan, the second speaker for the evening and the KISS Wedding Books founder, presented a great solution for wedding album designing and the client ordering process using an online tool called S.W.A.T. We were also enlightened with Kevin’s marketing insights and a quick demonstration of the software. Thank you Kevin for all your awesome advice and for introducing us to smarter and faster way to create albums!
Zack and Jody from Gray Photography, the sweet husband and wife photog team that made it possible for us to attend PASS! We are grateful beyond words! This couple is based in Nashville and are committed to serving couples and photographers and sharing their knowledge. They are super talented and have so much experience to share with the photography community. It is so inspiring to see how Zack and Jody’s genuine care and love are reflected in their interactions with their clients and peers. We had many aha moments and learned a great deal about what we want our clients to experience before, during, and after they work with us. We were truly blessed to meet such an amazing couple. Zack and Jody, thank you. We hope to have an opportunity to see you guys again, very soon!
All attendees received a PASS booklet full of product hook-ups! David Jay also gave away some PASS goodies- I got a cool PASS t-shirt which was quickly snatched up by our daughter, Karina. I think she’s the youngest PASS promoter, what do you think?!
You can catch a glimpse of how much fun we had with the crew and the photo booth by peeking through our slideshow! We made new friends and got to reconnect with old ones. Besides meeting great people, this event left us with so many ideas and full of inspiration. Thank you to everyone who is part of this tour and made this event possible!