Episode 121: Integrity as a Pathway to a Thriving Business – Megan Newton

Integrity - Megan Newton

Are you exuding integrity in your business as a way to build a better client experience and set yourself apart from others?

In episode 121 of the Bokeh Podcast, Megan Newton shares how maintaining integrity in her business has allowed her to gain the trust and loyalty of her clients. Listen as she shares six ways you can proactively treat your clients with a higher level of integrity.

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.

Megan’s Aha Moment: Megan would sing praises of her business when it was doing well and talk negatively about it when it wasn’t meeting her needs until someone pointed out that she was in an unhealthy relationship with her business.

Time Technique: Set aside time to be together at the beginning of your day.

Brand Position: Sophisticated, moment inspired imagery for authentic and intentional couples.

The Gear Bag: Canon 5D Mark III, Sigma 50mm

Integrity: The quality of honesty.

“Collaboration allows for you to be in power with your client as opposed to power over your client.”

Six Steps to Integrity:
1. Invest in time with your client.
2. Be transparent in how you intend to use the images.
3. Share your client’s images with them for approval and experience before you share on social media.
4. Ask permission again before sharing.
5. Delivering images on time to the clients.
6. Arriving on time to set events and meetings.

Links
Website: megannewtonphotography.com
Facebook: Megan Newton Photography
Instagram: @megnewton
Episode 101: Ryan Dugger – How to Become a Full-Time Photographer 
The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz
iEmpathize

Episode 120: Workflow Wednesday: How to Get Stuff Done Part 2 – Nathan, Heather, and Haylee

Done - Nathan, Heather, and Haylee

Do you have systems implemented in your business that allow you to efficiently get work done?

In episode 120 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nathan Holritz, Heather Smith, and Haylee Gaffin discuss dive further into conversation about task and project management. Listen in as they share their weekly and daily routines that allow them to manage their workload. The audio from Workflow Wednesday episodes is from our weekly Facebook Live videos. Tune in live on Wednesdays at 1PM EST, at facebook.com/photogsedit.

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.

Links
Nathan Holritz
Heather Smith
Haylee Gaffin
Trello
Katelyn James’ Screencast of Trello
Todoist
ShootQ
Photographer’s Edit
Mint
Getting Things Done – David Allen
4 Hour Workweek – Tim Ferriss
Project Management for Dummies 

Episode 119: It’s About the Client – Rachael Schirano

Client - Rachael Schirano

Are you putting your artistic agenda above your client experience?

In episode 119 of the Bokeh Podcast, Rachael Schirano shares how you can put your client first while still maintaining your creativity. Listen as she provides tips for creating a smooth wedding day for both you and your client.

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.

The Gear Bag: Canon Body, Canon 24-70mm 35mm, Canon 135 mm

Tip for Choosing Gear:
You don’t always need what everyone else has. Learn what works best for your style of shooting and stick with it.

Tip for a Smooth Wedding Day:
1. Create a very secure timeline in collaboration with the wedding couple.
2. Have them create a family portrait shot list so you can run through it much smoother.

Links:
Website: Rachaelschirano.com
Instagram: @rachaelschirano<
Facebook: Rachael Schirano Photography
Episode 81: Helping Boudoir Clients Feel Beautiful – Rachael Schirano
Mating in Captivity – Esther Perel
Moment Lens

Episode 118: Making the Switch to Mirrorless – Ashlee Hamon

Mirrorless - Ashlee Hamon

Are you intrigued by mirrorless cameras, but  hesitant to make the switch in your business?

In episode 118 of the Bokeh Podcast, Ashlee Hamon explains why she made the switch to mirrorless and the impact it made on her photos and business. Listen as she shares her favorite accessories and gear since going mirrorless.

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.

Ashlee’s Aha Moment: I am the one that define’s my success.

Time Technique: Setting boundaries and sticking to them.

Brand Position: A boutique wedding and portrait photographer based in Tampa telling vibrant stories about who and what you love.

The Gear Bag: Fujinon 56 mm lens

Ashlee’s Decision to Go Mirrorless:
When she was on a 12 hour hike in Chile for a wedding, she was lugging one body and two lenses around and was miserable.

Ashlee’s Equipment:
Fuji X-T2 Mirrorless Camera Body
Nissan Flashes
Phottix Triggers for Nikon

Mentioned in this Episode:
Joe McNally
The Strobist

Links
Website: ashleehamon.com
Instagram: @ashlee_hamon_photography