Episode 295: A Purposeful Wedding Photography Timeline – Ashlyn Cathey

Wedding Photography Timeline

Are you creating valuable wedding photography timelines for your clients that prepare you for any situation?

In episode 295 of the Bokeh Podcast, Ashlyn Cathey discusses the importance of creating purposeful timelines for your weddings to leave them stress and chaos free. Listen in as she explains how to prepare your clients’ expectations of their day and deliver an amazing wedding experience for your couples.

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: (3:42)
Being personal, providing all day coverage, and having experience in the industry.
Driven by 3 values: to love couples, to serve above and beyond, to preserve special moments.

Advice for Photographers: (13:44)
1. For Newbies: Time and consistency are your friend.
2. For Experience: Don’t forget to take the time to feel inspired and learn new things.

Technique for Time: Time Blocking (17:27)

Content Recommendation: Behind the Scenes Podcast with Jeremy & Audrey Roloff – bit.ly/bp-behindthescenes (22:35)

The Gear Bag: Spiderbelt Dual Camera Holster – bit.ly/bp-spiderbeltdual (24:37)

Importance of Wedding Day Timelines: Living in the moment, means leaving time for those moments to happen. (31:47)

Key Notes for Timelines: (32:21)
1. The day will fly by.
2. Most days don’t go as planned.
3. Make the day fun with extra time for fun things.

Reasons Timelines Don’t Work: (32:57)
1. Miscommunicated Desires
2. Coordination
3. Not having a Plan B

Links:
ashlyncathey.com
instagram.com/ashlyncathey.photo

Episode 294: Creating Powerful Reception Lighting – Kenny Clapp

Reception Lighting

Do your reception photos fall short because you’re not familiar with making the most of your light sources?

In episode 294 of the Bokeh Podcast, Kenny Clapp shares the important principals for creating powerful reception lighting. Listen in this special episode where we scroll through Kenny’s Instagram to review the characteristics of light to look for while you’re shooting.

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.

Based in: Baltimore and the DMV area (2:30)

Brand Position: Honest, Meaningful, and Attentive (3:01)

Advice for Photographers: Learn the technical side of photography first. (10:56)

Content Recommendation: (12:38)
inspirephotoretreats.com
Mentors
SLRLounge.com
Youtube.com

Technique for Time: Treat your business like a business and give yourself a timeframe for getting things done.(16:52)

Book Recommendation: Mindset by Carol Dweck – bit.ly/bp-mindset (21:27)

The Gear Bag: Stamping Block – bit.ly/bp-stampingblock (24:10)

What Drew Kenny to Dramatic Lighting: His Experience at Failing with It. (27:20)

Drawing Inspiration:
Magmod How I Shot It Youtube – bit.ly/bp-howishotit
Photography Contests
fearlessphotographers.com
wpja.com

Four Characteristics of Lighting: (36:24)
1. Quantity of Light
2. Quality of Light
3. Color of Light
4. Direction of Light

Quantity & Quality of Light Discussion:

 

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Practical Tips for Reception Lighting: (50:00)
1. Scout your location ahead of time.
2. Don’t overcomplicate things or equipment.
3. Use grid to control your light.
4. Experiment in a controlled manner.

Lighting:
Godox Flashpoint – bit.ly/bp-godoxflashpoint
AD200 – bit.ly/bp-godox-ad200 (55:01)

Mentioned in this Episode:
Eric & Amber Langwa
Eric McAllister – mccallisterphoto.com
Roy Cox – 4-optic.com

Links:
clappstudios.com
instagram.com/clappstudios

Episode 293: How to Delegate to a Team of Photographers – Katie Devaney

Delegate

Are you ready to grow your team, but fear the idea of letting someone else manage work for your brand?

In episode 293 of the Bokeh Podcast, Katie Devaney of Be Light Photography shares how she found success in hiring team members and delegating work in her business! Listen in as she shares the key principles for bringing on the right people and delegating work to your team.

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: A team of multiple photographers, offering film, digital, and video. (3:53)

Advice for Photographers: Always chase after your dream and don’t hold back. (4:58)

Technique for Time: Take days off during the week, make time for the people in your life, hire an assistant (6:58)

Book Recommendations: The Maxwell Leadership Bible by John Maxwell (9:39)

The Gear Bag: Fans – bit.ly/bp-portablefans (12:18)

Katie’s Team: (15:32)
5 Lead Photographers
1 Videographer
1 Administrative Assistant

Challenges with Delegation: Trust that they’ll show up, represent the company, deliver high quality work. (25:16)

Important Principals for Delegation: (26:46)
1. Hire the right people for your team.
2. Train your team well & be available to help when needed.
3. Leave room for grace, no one is perfect.

Onboarding New Photographers: Everyone is different based on where they are in their experience. From 6 months to a year, it can vary. (35:46)

Links:
belightphotography.com
instagram.com/belightphotography
instagram.com/belightfineartphotography