We hope your holidays are full of peace, love, and joy!
It’s been a whirlwind year for us! We started off 2018 by hopping “across the pond” for the Societies of Wedding & Portrait Photographers Photo Convention in London. Support guys Benjamin Tennant and Steve Post got to meet Melissa Love from The Design Space Co. and Vaughn Liley from Uniregistry, which has grown into our exciting new partnership with HostPapa. It was also wonderful to connect with some of our UK users in person and enjoy a pint in a traditional British pub!
Our little team went through some big changes this year. Jared Henderson, who founded the company and created ProPhoto nearly 11 years ago, left to pursue some other passions that he felt called to. We celebrated Jared’s years of dedication and contributions to the company in May with a farewell dinner, toasts, a few tears, and a stack of gift certificates for our local farmers’ market–a fitting present for someone who understands the importance of quality “ingredients,” whether for making a recipe or software!
Dan Lam has taken over as owner and has been keeping the company on a steady course while encouraging team members to grow into their unique talents and gifts. We’ve also brought Lindsay Post on board to help with our blog and social media efforts (if the last name sounds familiar, that’s because she’s married to Steve!). We’re excited to connect more with our users through these channels.
On top of all this, we launched ProPhoto 7, our latest, greatest (yeah, we’re gonna say it 🙂 ) version yet. It was a huge team effort and a long time in the making, but we couldn’t be prouder of how it turned out. Hearing from customers who are loving its uber-user-friendly front-end editing and crazy flexible customization makes it all worth it. And our amazing designer network has been rolling out design after stunning design, in every style, from modern and minimal to classic and vintage.
To kick off the launch, we teamed with our friends Ceci LaBarge and Overneath Creative Collective for our first-ever promo video, which was a blast to shoot. (Who can complain when free cupcakes are involved, right?)
Looking forward to 2019, we’re jazzed about what’s in store for ProPhoto 7. Our developers are working hard to bring you even more cool and useful features, and we’ll keep rolling out updates throughout the year. We will soon be offering a ProPhoto-specific hosting plan with HostPapa (stay tuned for more on that in the coming weeks). And we’ll also be sharing more content on our blog and social media, which we hope you will find helpful and interesting.
We couldn’t do any of this without you, our amazing customers. So as we close out this year, we are grateful for each one of you and excited to build new and beautiful things together in 2019 and beyond.
Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and successful New Year!