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

Episode 272: Associate Photographers: How to Move Beyond Yourself – Kesha Lambert

Associate Photographers - Kesha Lambert

Are you looking for ways to grow your photography business without giving up even more of your time?

In episode 272 of the Bokeh Podcast, Kesha Lambert discusses the changes she had to make in her business and life that led her to grow a team of associate photographers. Listen in as she shares how building an associate team enabled her to create more time for herself, expand her reach in the market, and take on more clients in her business. 

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 Lesson: Be consistent. (10:00)

Book Recommendation: (15:37)
How to Win Friends and Influence People – bit.ly/bp-winfriends
Five Essential People Skills – bit.ly/bp-5peopleskills

The Gear Bag: (20:40)
Cashews & an Ice-Breaker like Glitter or Confetti

Personal Shifts Made for Growth: (34:13)
Investing Time & Energy into Growing the Team

What Building a Team Enabled for Business: (40:50)
1. Growth – The number of clients that couldn’t book due to budgets, availability
2. Time – Photographing less because you have associates that can handle some of the weddings.
3. Reach – With lower price points for associates, you can reach an additional market that otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford your services.

Links
keshalambert.com
instagram.com/keshalambert

Episode 266: How to Build a Big Photography Business – Jodi Ramos

Build a Big Photography Business

Are you looking to build a bigger brand for your business that includes a team of photographers?

In episode 266 of the Bokeh Podcast, Jodi Ramos of Millyard Studios discusses how she created a team of passionate photographers who help each other grow in their business. Listen in as she shares how you can build your team, create a healthy environment for collaboration, and find the right photographers for your brand.

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: Following along in the journey of our clients’ lives. (5:36)

The Lesson: You can say anything you need to say, as long as you smile. (8:43)

Technique for Time: Map out your schedule for the entire year. (12:28)

Education Recommendations: Learn from other photographers, get a mentor, educate yourself on others’ experiences. (18:51)

The Gear Bag: Gear Ties & Chapstick (12:50)
bit.ly/bp-gearties

Finding the Right Hire: (33:00)
1. Someone you can get along with and enjoy on a personal level.
2. Someone who has an interest in growing in the field and have experience in it.

Principles for Building a Big Business: (36:03)
1. Clarity – Pricing, workflow, and everything in your business is clear.
2. Listen – What is important to your client?
3. Be Kind

Links:
millyardstudios.com
instagram.com/millyardstudios
The E-Myth Revisited – bit.ly/emyth-revisited

Episode 250: Is it Time To Build a Team? – Brett Yacovella

Build a Team - Brett Yacovella

Are you experiencing enough growth in your business to consider hiring additional staff?

In episode 250 of the Bokeh Podcast, Brett Yacovella shares the ins and outs of the hiring process as he reveals five significant paradoxes in the process of growing 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.

Technique for Time: Intentionally use tools that will allow you to create time. (2:31)

Being Present: Stop letting your technology interrupt your connections. (12:57)

Book Recommendations: (17:50)
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Franklin Covey – bit.ly/bp-7habits
Dare to Lead by Brene Brown – bit.ly/bp-daretolead

Advice for Photographers: (19:42)
1. You ought to not just be good in what your profession is.
2. Find your unique niche.

Brand Position: (24:18)
1. We are highly relational.
2. We come as a team.

The Gear Bag: (25:49)
1. Prophoto Lights
2. Yourself

5 Significant Paradoxes to Scaling a Business: (41:01)
1. Revenue Growth Potential with Increase Overhead Expenses (41:28)
2. Ability to Reach More People as Opposed to a Loss of Individual Connection with Your Clientele (49:30)
3. Innovation & Artistry as Opposed to Losing Control of Quality & Style through Delegation (52:24)
4. Managing and Leading People vs. Managing and Leading Clients Individually (58:01)
5. Managing Ourselves vs Leading Others.

Links:
makingthemoment.com
instagram.com/makingthemoment
Friction by Jeff Rosenbloom – bit.ly/bp-friction
Episode 63 with Tomas Flint – bit.ly/bp-63