Episode 380: An Introduction to Finding a Great Second Shooter – Misha Wynn

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Have you struggled to find the perfect second shooter to add to your team?

In episode 380 of the Bokeh Podcast, Misha Wynn discusses the important role a second shooter can play on wedding days, along with what to look for in potential team members. Listen in as she shares how she approaches hiring and training second shooters for her photography 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.

Customer Experience: Be authentic and honest, communicate effectively, and show gratitude. (00:54)

Brand Position: Candid and comfortable moments with a photojournalistic approach. (8:54)

Technique for Time: Schedule intentional breaks from work to do nothing (week at a time). (14:20)

Delegation/Outsourcing: Admin assistant and outsource editing. Start with one task at a time. (17:25)

Inspiration: Art and Relationships (18:42)

Book Recommendations: Reposition Yourself by T. D. Jakes – bit.ly/bp-repositionyourself (20:47)

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Why Hire a Second Shooter: Capture images at different angles, more detail, and be an extension of you as the photographer. (24:02)

Bad Experiences with Second Shooters (25:48)

The Perfect Second Shooter (28:41)
1. Find someone eager to learn.
2. Set clear expectations for their responsibility and images.
3. Bring an experienced second shooter to weddings with a new second shooter/assistant.

Reviewing Wedding Style and Composition (31:27)

Shadowing on Wedding Days (34:09)

Reviewing & Comparing Work (35:34)

Links:
lavishlylux.com
instagram.com/lavishlyluxstudio
tonyrobbins.com

Episode 373: How to Scale Your Photography Business – Dale Henry

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Did you know that you can grow your business without spending even more time in it?

In episode 373 of the Bokeh Podcast, Dale Henry of The Abundance Group joins us to discuss the importance of building a team and setting up efficient workflows, in order to build a scalable 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.

Dale’s Background (2:21)

Why Is Scaling Your Business Not Being Considered? (5:30)

Working More Efficiently with Your Time (6:50)

Establishing Clarity (8:49)

The Abundance Group (11:15)

Expand Your Definition of Team (21:36)

Communication in Delegation (27:37)

Miilu.com (30:43)

Scaling: Increasing your capacity to serve your customers. (31:36)

3 Steps to Scaling Your Business: (31:36)
1. Get clear on the key processes in your business and write them down.
2. Systematize, automate, and tool your processes.
3. Give it to someone else to do.

Links
theabundance.group
instagram.com/theabundancegroup
Facebook Group – facebook.com/groups/weddingprosguidetoabundance

Listen to Dale’s daughter Ashley on Episode 332 >>

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Episode 370: A Healthy Working Relationship with Your Romantic Partner – Megan Breukelman

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Have you considered working with your romantic partner, but fear the strain it could put on your relationship?

In episode 370 of the Bokeh Podcast, Megan Breukelman joins us to discuss the challenges you may face while working with your partner, how to be open-minded in your business, and work well together. Listen in as she describes her and her husband’s different working behaviors, along with roles and responsibilities in the 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.

Client Experience: Remember that the people you’re working with are humans too; empathy and compassion matter. (1:20)

Brand Position: Dreamy and romantic imagery without the fluff. (2:49)

Delegation/Outsourcing: It’s important to have systems and workflows in place when you go to delegate. (9:05)

Inspiration: Podcasts, music, books, and magazines (16:33)

Podcast Recommendations: (19:58)
Six Figure Freelancer – bit.ly/bp-6figfreelancerpod
Marie Forleo – marieforleo.com/marietv
Amy Porterfield – amyporterfield.com/amy-porterfield-podcast

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Book Recommendation: How to Not Always Be Working (28:01)

How Megan & Kenneth Met (30:42)

Opposite Working Styles Between Partners (34:44)

Office Spaces (47:45)

Underlying Sexism in Business (48:35)

Breaking Up the Responsibility (54:00)

Links:
brooklynweddingphoto.com
instagram.com/brooklynweddingphoto
meganbreukelman.com
instagram.com/meganbreukelman
instagram.com/betrothedmagazine
The Photo Op Podcast – meganbreukelman.com/podcast
Mating in Captivity – bit.ly/bp-micaptivity
Mating in Captivity Ted Talk – bit.ly/bp-tt-ester

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

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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