Episode 410: Capturing the In-Between – Jide Alakija

in-between

Have you exhausted the traditional, posed wedding day portraits over and over again? Consider shooting for the in-between moments to pull something special out of your clients’ special day.

In episode 410 of the Bokeh Podcast, Jide Alakija joins us to discuss why capturing the in-between moments at weddings is important to him. Listen in as he shares how you should approach this photography style, while also balancing your time to still capture the traditional photographs.

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: Capturing stories and memories that will last a lifetime. (3:11)

Customer Experience: Listen to what’s important to your clients. (7:07)

Technique for Time: Set aside time for rest. Make sure you have a start, end, and exit planned. (10:26)

Outsourcing/Delegation: Understand that your clients aren’t looking for everything that you’re looking for. (14:51)

Book Recommendations: Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey (21:17)

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Looking for the In-Between Moments (27:50)

Balancing Standard Images and In-Between Moments (32:55)

Creating a Plan (36:33)

How to Capture In-Between Moments (38:11)
1. Plan Your Shots
2. Listen to Your Clients
3. Have Empathy
4. Have Heightened Curiosity

Links
instagram.com/alakijastudios
instagram.com/alakija
Alakija.com
Jidealakija.com
Nikon Ambassador
Jide’s Art Company – tafeta.com
Aruba Engagement Session

Episode 409: How to Serve Your Clients…Profitably – Brittany Elise

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Are you serving your clients well? High-end experiences can provide more opportunity to earn more profit in your business.

In episode 409 of the Bokeh Podcast, Brittany Elise shares how she creates a custom experience for her clients through providing wardrobe styling, hair and makeup, and products. If you’re ready to take your service to the next level and charge more for the experience, this episode is for you!

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: Providing stress-free portraits for busy moms (1:52)

Customer Experience: Have a servant’s heart. (5:06)

Technique for Time: Know what your sone of genius is and outsource the rest. (7:07)

Inspiration: The business side of powerful luxury brands (14:35)

Book Recommendations: Building a Storybrand by Donald Miller – bit.ly/bp-storybrand (17:29)

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Brittany’s Concept of Service (19:11)

Serving Clients (29:31)
1. Wardrobe Styling
2. Hair and Makeup
3. Prints and Albums with Installation

A La Carte Print Pricing (39:43)

Links
brittanyelise.com
instagram.com/brittanyelisephotography
thecoachingcollective.com
bernssteakhouse.com

Episode 404: What It Means to be Vulnerable – Toni Black

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Are you communicating and connecting with your clients in a way that opens them up to being vulnerable during your sessions?

In episode 404 of the Bokeh Podcast, Toni Black of Toni Black Magic joins us to discuss how your vulnerability can directly impact your clients instincts when it comes to vulnerability. Listen in as she shares how your communication directly impacts your client’s trust in you, therefore effecting their willingness to connect.

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: Intimate lifestyle photographer specializing in photographing black people. (3:16)

Customer Experience: Open and quick communication. (4:27)

Technique for Time: Create a loose schedule. (6:47)

Delegation/Outsourcing (14:00)

Inspiration: Queen Sugar, Insecure, Parasite, and Paintings (17:31)

Book Recommendations: (24:26)
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown – bit.ly/bp-daringgreatly
Start with Why by Simon Sinek – bit.ly/bp-startwithwhy

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Sexuality vs Sensuality (30:10)

Creating Vulnerability (34:22)

Communication in Vulnerability (38:27)

Posing & Pulling Feelings Out of Clients (43:37)

Creating an Experience + iPhone Sessions (47:41)

Behavioral Patterns of Introverts (51:34)

Links
toniblackmagic.com
instagram.com/toniblackmagic
The Sitch with Toni & Erin – Coming Soon
Superfeel.com
dallasjlogan.com/light-is-light
thephotocookout.com

Episode 386: My #1 Principle for Building a Successful Business – Aaron Nace

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Have you implemented distinct principles in your business that have importance and value in your life, but also make an impact on how you serve your customers?

In episode 386 of the Bokeh Podcast, Aaron Nace  joins us to discuss his most important principle when it comes to customer service at Phlearn, and how valuable your approach can be to the success of your 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: Consistency (2:42)

Brand Position: Accessible photographic education; learning made fun. (7:24)

Technique for Time: Adjust your work schedule based on the time of year. (15:07)

Delegation: Build a team you can trust to run your business. (21:37)

Inspiration: Everywhere except the photography industry. (28:24)

Book Recommendation:  Rework by Jason & David – bit.ly/bp-rework (36:54)

Learning the Business (41:29)

Biggest Business Mistake: Failing to plan things out. (50:00)

#1 Principal for Business: Treat everyone to be treated the same, from employees to clients (55:24)

Nathan’s 8 Core Values: (1:03:59)
Healthy
Growth
Simplicity
Kindness
Connectedness
Proactive
Consistency
Thankfulness

Links
Phlearn.com – 20% off annual subscription with BOKEH20
youtube.com/phlearn
facebook.com/groups/PhlearnPhamily
Instagram.com/aknacer
The Paradox of Choice – bit.ly/bp-poc
TonyRobbins.com