Episode 276: Creating Community Through Co-Working – Gene Yoon

Co-Working

Does entrepreneurship leave you feeling disconnected from a community in your local market?

In episode 276 of the Bokeh Podcast, Gene Yoon shares how he collaborated with a few friends to create a co-working space that was influenced by the concept of community. Listen in as Gene shares some of the biggest lessons he’s learned from running a co-working space, along with how you can get started creating one today!

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: Capturing creative, yet natural imagery with a photojournalistic style. (1:18)

Advice for Photographers: Having a community based mentality will take you very far. (4:10)

Technique for Time: Be intentional about the time you’re carving out in your schedule. (5:26)

Content Recommendations: Youtube & Other Photographers (10:43)

The Gear Bag: Small Bluetooth Speaker (14:32)

Creating a Community Through Co-Working (18:16)

Time Commitment to Running a co-Working Space: For the first year, Gene was working out of the space, while still furnishing it. (20:03)

Business Model: A co-working space that hosts event, workshops, co-working opportunities through memberships and punch passes. (21:40)

The Lesson: (28:15)
Make an attempt to connect with others.
Join other networking groups out there.

Links:
gene-yoon.com
instagram.com/geneyoon
creativeclubchicago.com

Episode 251: Reaching Your Clients Through Venues – Joe Dantone

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Have you considered the positive impact your relationship with wedding venues can have on your photography business?

In episode 251 of the Bokeh Podcast, Joe Dantone discusses how networking with wedding venues can be an amazing asset in your marketing plan. Listen in as he shares how prioritizing these relationships has resulted in more booked weddings than any other referral source.

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: Have time to decompress with someone in your life before your day starts and set aside a special day each week with your family. (4:12)

Content Recommendations: Chase Jarvis & Pye Jirsa (6:48)

Advice for Photographers:
1.Make sure you have a good accountant. (10:30)
Bonus: Check out Joe’s accountant, Mike Clipper, on the Bokeh Podcast here: bit.ly/bp-153
2. Always ask questions, listen and observe, try new things and fail to learn. (11:22)

Brand Position: Documenting genuine moments, creatively. (14:11)

The Gear Bag: “The Frankenstein” (18:29)
Manfrotto Nano Clamp: bit.ly/bp-manfrotto
Phottix US-A3 Ball Head: bit.ly/bp-phottixswivel

Joe’s Business Backstory (22:54)

Why Venues? The first place that most couples go during wedding planning is their venue. If that venue recommends you, they already have a significant amount of trust in you. (24:25)

How to Stand Out With Venues: (31:15)
1. Follow Up with the Venue: Right after the wedding is done, send the coordinator an email letting them know that you’ll send the images over shortly to use with an appreciation note.
2. Show Up and Connect: Hand deliver the images so you can put your face out there.
3. Give in Appreciation: Deliver a thank you gift at the end of the year as an Thank You

Links:
joedantone.com
Instagram.com/joedantone_photography
fb.com/joedantonephotography
dantonecreative.com
instagram.com/dantone_creative
instagram.com/jdpfamilies

Episode 227: Snapshot: The Significance of Community – Devon Rowland

Community

Are you searching for community that is more than just a networking group?

In episode 227 of the Bokeh Podcast, Devon Rowland shares the importance of finding a community of people that you enjoy being around and can also relate to. If you’re ready to find a group of like-minded people, listen in!

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: Personality driven portraits and emotional candids (for weirdos).

Advice for Photographers: Learn from others and do what feels right for you.

The Gear Bag: Sony 90mm Macro Lens

Create a community with the people you enjoy spending time with and keep it genuine.

Links:
devonrowland.com
instagram.com/devonrowlandphotography
facebook.com/devonrowlandphotography
samhurdphotography.com
lensbaby.com
How to Win Friends & Influence People: bit.ly/bp-winfriends

Episode 220: Significant Relationships Your Brand Needs – Kelsey Christine and Britt Hyatt

Relationships for Business

Are you making an effort to network and build relationships for your photography business? If not, you may be missing out on opportunities to grow!

In episode 220 of the Bokeh Podcast, Kelsey Christine and Britt Hyatt of Launch Your Day Dream discuss three significant relationships you should be focusing on in your business. Listen in as they share how to approach these relationships, and where you can find them!

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:
Britt – Set office hours and communicate them to your clients.
Kelsey – Create a structured schedule based on categories.

How to Stay Focused:
The Power of Now
You are a BadAss at Making Money

Advice for Photographers:
Kelsey – Figure out what you want to specialize in and embrace that niche.
Britt – Build relationships and network with others.

Relationships for Your Photography Business:
1. Client Relationships
2. Collaborative Relationships
3. Community

Think About the Client Experience:
Are you making it easy to move through your process?
Are you setting expectations?
Are you giving your clients motivation to continue to work with you?

Places to Create Collaborative Relationships:
Facebook Groups
Meetup.com
Styled Shoots and Vendor Relationships
Workshops and Networking Events

Links:
launchyourdaydream.com
instagram.com/launchyourdaydream
WTF is Branding FB Group: bit.ly/bp-wtfbranding
Rising Tide Society: risingtidesociety.com
Dubsado.com
Asana.com
Paper Cover for iPad: bit.ly/bp-papercover
The Rise of Superman: bit.ly/bp-superman
The Untethered Soul: bit.ly/bp-untethered
nevicavazquez.com