Episode 408: How to Book Weddings Quickly in Your First Year – Madison Banks

book weddings quickly

Are you ready to have a booked wedding schedule for your new photography business?

In episode 408 of the Bokeh Podcast, Madison Banks joins us to share how she managed to book a full schedule in her first year of business. Listen in as she shares how connecting with potential clients and creating an amazing experience before they book converts more clients.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Professional Photographer and Miilu: The Simplest Way to Create and Manage Timelines and Shot Lists for the Events You’re Photographing.  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: Bluffton, Buford, Hilton Head, SC
Also Markets in Atlanta, Warner Robbins, Macon, GA

Brand Position: Photographing real life bride and grooms, flattering everybody, as well as providing clients with the experience of joy and excitement while giving them a sense of community. (5:47)

Customer Experience: Connect with and care for your clients on more than just a business level. (11:07)

Technique for Time: Find your own rythm. (16:23)

Delegation/Outsourcing (20:35)

Education Recommendations: The Bokeh Podcast (27:17)

Inspiration: The Chef’s Table (28:06)

Madison’s Background (33:26)

Two Ideas to Book More Clients (38:24)
1. Focus on the client’s personality (over their looks)
2. Focus on their chemistry with you, the photographer.

Focusing on Personality and Making Clients Feel Confident: (42:39)
1. Manage expectations.
2. Maintain your tone of voice.

FaceTime Call Questions (51:12)
How did you meet?
Why did you inquire with me?
What are you looking to get out of the client experience?

Links
instagram.com/photographymadisonbanks
Madisonbanksphotography.com
Tomas Flint’s Episode: bit.ly/bp-63

Episode 405: From Amateur to Professional: Important Considerations – Magi Fisher

amateur to professional

Are you ready to turn your hobby into a professional and legal business?

In episode 405 of the Bokeh Podcast, Magi Fisher of Magdalena Studios and The Artists’ Lawyer joins us to discuss important considerations for when you decide to go from amateur to professional. Listen in as she highlights the importance of outsourcing, legally protecting yourself, and maintaining balance.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Professional Photographer and Miilu: The Simplest Way to Create and Manage Timelines and Shot Lists for the Events You’re Photographing.  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: Lawyer and educator for creative entrepreneurs. (2:06)

Customer Experience: Respect the relationships. (7:59)

Technique for Time: Outsourcing and systems. (9:24)

Tools for Systems: Dubsado, Calendar System, Bench for Bookkeeping, (10:40)

Outsourcing/Delegation (14:39)

Inspiration: Being present. (19:12)

Meditation (21:51)

Book Recommendations: (25:11)
The Originals – bit.ly/bp-originals
The Four Hour Work Week – bit.ly/bp-4hr

Workflow Category Page >>

Magi’s Backstory (29:24)

Outsourcing Even When You Have the Time (36:43)

Making the Move to Full-Time (40:08)
Use real contracts.
Set up a legal entity.
Set up a business account.
Get insurance.

Insurance (43:23)
Hill and Usher
PPA

Don’t Over-Invest in Education (46:11)

Legally Planning for Locations (48:52)

Consider How to Replace Your Income (50:37)

Quality of Life (53:41)

Links
Magifisher.com
magdalenastudios.com
theartistslawyer.com
 – Use code “BOKEH” for 15% off
instagram.com/magifisher
Untethered Soul by Michael Singer – bit.ly/bp-untethered

Episode 396: My 3 Biggest Lessons as an Entrepreneur – Zaakirah Muhammad

entrepreneur

Do you wish you could jump ahead as an entrepreneur to gain experience and learn the important lessons on how to run your business?

In episode 396 of the Bokeh Podcast, Zaakirah Muhammad joins us to share the three biggest lessons she’s learned in the last 10 years as a professional photographer, and how those lessons have impacted her overall brand and services.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Professional Photographer and Miilu: The Simplest Way to Create and Manage Timelines and Shot Lists for the Events You’re Photographing.  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 Zaakirah (3:18)

Customer Experience: Develop your relationships with your clients (10:17)

Technique for Time: Have a short to-do list and dedicate time for each task. (12:28)

Delegation/Outsourcing: Sales, Accounting, Systems, and Editing (15:51)

Book Recommendations: (19:12)
Nicole Walters podcast
Act Like a success Steve Harvey
Crushing It by Gary V
Secrets Trilogy by Russell
Jab Jab Jab Right Hook

Three Lessons (31:04)
1. Follow your purpose.
2. Practice fulfilling your passions.
3. Pivot when necessary.

Zaakirah’s Purpose: Storytelling (34:13)

Links
zaakirahnayyar.com
phocusedmediagroup.com
instagram.com/illuminousone
instagram.com/phocusedmediagroup
The Living Legacy Podcast – zaakirahnayyar.com/podcast
Seeing Life through a Different Lens – zaakirahnayyar.com/book
thephotocookout.com

Episode 374: From 0-100 Portraits in One Year – Nata Salvatori

100 portraits in one year

Are you an aspiring photographer with a hesitation to build your business because you’re not sure where to start?

In episode 374 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nata Salvatori joins us to discuss the 11 steps she took to start her photography business, allowing her to go from 0-100 portrait sessions in one year.

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: Take the time to get to know each customer. (2:15)

Validate the fact that you’re actually listening.

Brand Position: Most photographers capture moments, I help you see how AMAZING you truly are!

Technique for Time: Time Blocking & Adaptation (Nata is also a great multi-tasker) (12:48)

Delegation/Outsourcing: Blogging (17:07)

Inspiration: Drives in the car with a podcast or book. (21:40)

Book Recommendations: (25;35)
Building a story brand
Who Moved My Cheese?

bokehbookshelf.com

About Nata (28:32)

Photography Education (34:01)
David Molnar
Zach & Jody

11 Steps to 0-100 Portraits in a Year (36:20)
1. Photography Education – Youtube & Webinars (36:20)
2. Business Education – CPA & Tuesday’s Together (40:44)
3. Practicing Your Craft (43:53)
4. Advice vs Mentors (45:35)
5. Scaling Your Business/Structure (47:53)
6. Networking (54:10)
7. Tell People About Your Business (58:46)
8. Direct Communication/Awareness (1:02:34)
9. Volunteer for Work (1:04:30)
10. Be Active on Social Media (1:05:52)
11. Think Outside the Box (1:09:09)

Links
NSPhotobook.com
instagram.com/nsphotobook