Episode 199: You Should Be an Art Director! – Colleen Bies

Art Director - Colleen Bies

Are you approaching your weddings and sessions with the mentality that you’re capable of creating beautiful imagery, no matter the situation?

In episode 199 of the Bokeh Podcast, Colleen Bies shares how she takes on the mindset of an agency art director to ensure the images she is capturing reflect her brand. Listen in as she describes the role of an art director, how that relates to your photography business, and the four elements that will set you up for a successful session!

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Wedding and Portrait Photographer. You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Book Recommendations:
Quitter – John Acolf
Dare to Lead – Brene Brown

The Gear Bag:
kamrette.com

Art Director: Sets the overall style and vision for the project they’re in charge of.

4 Elements to be an Effective Art Director:
1. Prepare your client: Talk to your client about their artistic style and expectations for the day, including timelines.
2. Mindfulness: Paying attention to who and what is around you.
3. Resourcefulness: Use your knowledge to change things when they aren’t what you want for a shot in a room.
4. Take an Action

Links:
Episode 138: bit.ly/bp-138
The Second Shooter Workshop: bit.ly/bp-2ndshooter
Rising Tide Society: honeybook.com/risingtide
A Reflection on Laos: bit.ly/bp-laos
SKB Cases I Series 3I 2007: bit.ly/bp-sks3
Lateral Thinking – Creativity Step by Step: bit.ly/bp-lateralthinking

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Episode 198: Creating a Powerful International Elopement Experience – Rochelle Cheever

Elopement Experience - Rochelle Cheever

Does being an international elopement photographer sound like a dream, but you have no idea what it takes or where to get started?

Let us introduce you to elopement expert, Rochelle Cheever as she shares about creating a powerful elopement experience for her clients and how a knowledge of international destinations can set you apart. Listen in as she provides the elements to creating an lasting experience that will be more than your clients ever dreamed.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Wedding and Portrait Photographer. You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

About Rochelle: Rochelle Cheever is a destination wedding photographer from Italy, currently living in San Diego, California and traveling the globe to capture couples in love. For more than a decade she’s traveled the world perfecting the art of adventure and capturing exotic elopements and intimate weddings on camera. She blends the sensitivity of a portrait painter with the beauty of fine art photography, transcending the commercial and transforming your memories into a masterpiece.

Time Technique: Take advantage of work vacations: vacations that align with your work travel.

Book Recommendation: The Artists Way by Julia Cameron: bit.ly/bp-artistsway

Brand Position: Destination Wedding Photographer for Wanderlust Couples

The Gear Bag: Kontax 645 with 80mm and 58mm + Light Meter

Key Elements of A Powerful Elopement Experience:
1. Determine if their a good fit for your brand through conversation.
2. Listen to their story to determine the best venue for their elopement.
3. Connect them with the vendors in the area that you prefer to work with: planners, makeup artists, etc.
4. Become familiar with areas so you can make recommendations on the style that the couple is choosing.

Rochelle’s Book:
Italy, A Romantic Journey – rochellecheever.com/book
Coming January 2019: The Elopement Experience – rochellecheever.com/the-elopement-experience-ebook

Links
rochellecheever.com
rochellecheeverprints.com
facebook.com/aromanticjourney
instagram.com/rochellecheever
pinterest.com/rochellecheever
Kennykim.com
yoga.com
Gaia.com
convertkit.com
bit.ly/bp-portra400

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Episode 197: Raising a Business and Baby (or 3) – Laurken Kendall

Raising A Business & Baby (or 3) - Laurken Kendall

Are you ready to take your business to the next level but struggle to find balance with being the parent you want to be? You don’t have to choose one over the other!

Enter Laurken Kendall, our guest in episode 197 of the Bokeh Podcast. Laurken is a photographer, wife to a farmer, and mother of three. She’s a believer of legacy and insists that her sons have shown her the true meaning of love. Listen in as she shares about life on the farm, raising 3 boys, and the 4 principals that allow her to successfully balance every aspect of her life.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Wedding and Portrait Photographer. You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Brand Position: I’m Laurken. I’m here for the imperfect and in love

The Gear Bag: Nikor 58mm and 35mm

Tips to Manage Your Time:
1. Create a consistent weekly schedule.
2. Outsource parts of your business that aren’t necessary.
3. Set boundaries with your schedule.
4. Focus on 3 tasks that will move your business forward.

Principals to Successfully Juggle Work and Life:
1. Self Care
2. Knowing When Enough is Enough
3. Creating Boundaries
4. Create a Good Support System

Links
instagram.com/laurkenkendall
Laurkenkendall.com
You are a Badass at Making Money: bit.ly/bp-bamoney
brenebrown.com
Brooke Johnson – Blush by B: blushbyb.com
instagram.com/braillegold
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Episode 196: How Systems Can Bring You Freedom – Latoya Dixon Smith

Do you find yourself overwhelmed in your photography business, working on tasks that aren’t moving you forward?

In episode 196 of the Bokeh Podcast, Latoya Dixon Smith reveals how you can find freedom in your business by implementing systems that will save you time and resources. Listen in as she shares how you can start creating systems by answering a few simple questions.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Wedding and Portrait Photographer. You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Workflow:
What is taking up most of your time?
Are you being efficient?
Is every task you’re doing adding value to your business?
Can you outsource or delegate it?
What is it that you need to do to run your business?

Eisenhower Matrix
Helps you decide on and prioritize tasks by urgency and importance, sorting out less urgent and important tasks which you should either delegate or not do at all.

Where Should You Start?
Make your client experience better.

Links:
latoyadixon.com
Latoyadixonsmith.com
instagram.com/latoyadixonsmith
fb.com/systemsforphotographers
BP Episode 149 with Latoya Dixon Smith: bit.ly/bp-149
thephotocookout.com
tomayiacolvineducation.com
Benjamin Davis: yameanstudiosfilms.com/
Jide Alakija: alakijastudios.com
Kanayo Adibe: kanayoadibe.com/
Lynsey Weatherspoon: lynseyweatherspoon.com
Kahran & Regis of Creative Soul Photography: creativesoulphoto.com
Jessica Boyd of Guild Agency
Casey Neistat: caseyneistat.com
Jocko Willink: jockopodcast.com
BP Episode 63 with Tomas Flint: bit.ly/bp-63
The Level Financials: levelfa.com
The E-Myth Revisited: bit.ly/bp-emyth

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