Episode 414: My Health Journey – Cierra Johnson

health journey

Is it hard for you to develop healthy habits as an entrepreneur?

In episode 414 of the Bokeh Podcast, Cierra Johnson shares the details of her health journey and creating healthy habits. Listen in as she discusses the importance of recognizing confidence vs. comfort when it comes to your health.

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 Cierra: Wedding & portrait photographer in Louisiana. (2:47)

Brand Position: Provide quality photography and a quality experience at an affordable, but quality price. (6:26)

Technique for Time: Set limits and a standard for your time. (19:32)

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Confidence vs Comfortable (35:22)

Combating Food Addiction (54:34)

Habits to Build a Healthy Lifestyle (1:04:57)
1. Regular Exercise
2. High Protein, Low Carb Meals
3. Uplift & Empower Yourself

Links
southernamore.com
thebellesociety.com
instagram.com/thechicandsavvybelle
instagram.com/southernamore
Sprout Studio – getsproutstudio.com
Blink Conference by Ike & Tash
Episode 308 with Ike & Tash – bokehpodcast.com/308

Episode 376: A Healthy Approach to Weight Loss for Photographers – Ashleigh Bing

weight loss for photographers

Have you been looking for direction when it comes to approaching weight loss and healthy habits?

In episode 376 of the Bokeh Podcast, Ashleigh Bing opens up about her personal experience with weight loss over the years. Listen in as she shares the 3 key factors she found to success in her weight loss journey.

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: Invest in your people over your marketing, because they’re going to tell others about you. (1:23)

Ashleigh’s Welcome Package (2:32)

Ashleigh’s Welcome Magazine (5:38)

Brand Position: Wedding and lifestyle photographer for people who value quality and emotion evoking images. (7:37)

Delegation/Outsourcing: Branding and Website (15:58)

Inspiration: Street photography (19:04)

Book Recommendations: The Emyth Revisited (25:42)

Ashleigh’s Weight Loss Journey (29:32)

weight loss

weight loss

“Enthusiasm is common, endurance is rare.”

Balance in Society (46:56)

Key Factors in a Successful Weight Loss Journey: (53:17)
1. Nobody likes working out, but it works.
2. Consistency is key—put the work in until it works out.
3. The days are long, but the years are quick.

Pushing Beyond Discomfort (56:14)
Being able to share and motivate others.

Links
instagram.com/ashleighbing
Tiffany at Emma Rose Agency

Episode 300: Healing Through Photography – Tosha Gaines

Healing through photography

Are you looking for ways to use your photography business to make a positive emotional impact on your clients?

In episode 298 of the Bokeh Podcast, Tosha Gaines provides an inside look at her therapeutic photo sessions—connecting clients with their emotions. Listen in as she shares how to listen and engage on a deeper level with your clients, in order to pull their raw emotion into the camera.

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.

Based in: Birmingham & Atlanta (1:45)

Brand Position: Commercial, Lifestyle, and Branding Portraits (2:00)

Advice for Photographers: Believe in yourself. (10:30)

Technique for Time: When working events, I’ll ask for media credentials for my kids so they can come with me. Starting to outsource. (15:16)

Content Recommendations: (20:12)
bokehpodcast.com
Gifts to My Future Self
Focus(ed) – cinnamonwolfe.co/focusedpodcast
Goal Digger – goaldiggerpodcast.com

The Gear Bag: Taffy and a card from her dad (21:36)

The Semicolon Project (32:04)

Engaging on a Deep Level with Clients (33:18)

Benefits Clients Have Seen from Therapeutic Photography: (38:10)
Grief has no time-frame.
It’s ok to be emotional openly.

How to Bring Emotional Healing to Your Subjects:(42:31)
1. Don’t be judgmental.
2. Be an active listener.
3. Be empathetic.

Empathy: Understanding and entering into another’s feelings. (53:01)

Links:
instagram.com/__.tosha.__
Fb.com/toshagainesphotography
toshagaines.com
Showit.co
Wordbook App – bit.ly/bp-wordbookapp

Episode 282: Pushing Through Vulnerability – Thu Tran

Vulnerability

As an entrepreneur,  you’re forced to face uncomfortable situations and be vulnerable in multiple areas of your business.

In episode 282 of the Bokeh Podcast, Thu Tran shares how she has confronted vulnerability with comparison on social media, criticism in her work, and letting go of control to outsource in her business. Listen in as she defines what it means to be vulnerable, how you can push through those feelings, and grow as a photographer and person.

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: Learn to create a system for yourself and advertise early on. (9:01)

Technique for Time: Schedule everything in a block schedule.

Book Recommendations: (26:28)
Anything by Brene Brown – brenebrown.com
Essentialism by Greg McKeown – bit.ly/bp-essentialism
Scrum by Jeff Sutherland – bit.ly/bp-scrum
The Obstacle is the Way – bit.ly/bp-obstacle
Trillion Dollar Coach – bit.ly/bp-trilliondollar

The Gear Bag: (30:26)
Food & Dr. Pepper Chapstick

Thu on Defining Vulnerability: Taking a risk, putting yourself out there and not know the outcome.(38:07)

Nathan on Defining Vulnerability: Putting something out there for which you’re afraid to be judged for. (38:39)

How Codependency Relates to Vulnerability (43:19)

Facing the Comparison on Instagram (47:40)

Thu’s Areas of Vulnerability:
Social Media
Criticism
Outsourcing

Links:
2tphoto.com
instagram.com/thulegit
Reawaken the Giant Within – bit.ly/bp-reawaken