Episode 422: Leave No Trace – Maddie Mae

leave no trace

Have you considered the impacts your business leaves on the environment? From where you’re shooting to how you’re sharing about it, you have more influence than you may think!

In episode 422 of the Bokeh Podcast, Maddie Mae joins us to discuss how the Leave No Trace movement focuses on teaching the best practices we can follow to both enjoy and protect the outdoors simultaneously. Listen in as she shares seven important principles to consider in order to leave no trace and help create a positive impact on the land you’re visiting while photographing your clients.

Bonus: Make sure you check out her course, How to Leave No Trace, to learn more about ensuring your business is taking care of our world!

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.

Customer Experience: The difference between your client’s expectations vs what you deliver. (2:16)

Marketing Miopia (5:02)

Outsourcing/Delegation: What are the core competencies that have to be done by me? (7:16)

The Passion Behind Leave No Trace (18:57)

Awareness in the Environment (27:06)

What is Leave No Trace? (36:55)

7 Principles to Leave No Trace (55:19)
1. Plan and prepare
2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces
3. Disposing of waste properly
4. Leave what you find
5. Minimize campfire impacts
6. Respect wildlife
7. Be considerate of others

Links
adventureinstead.com
instagram.com/adventureinstead
Adventureinstead.com/academy
instagram.com/adventureinsteadacademy
Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/weddingsandwanderlust
Episode 315
The Access Fund
Paige Griffith

Episode 419: Pivoting to Personal Branding Photography – Mandy Liz

personal brand photography

Have you found a love for personal brand photography, but aren’t sure how to make the pivot in your business?

In episode 419 of the Bokeh Podcast, Mandy Liz joins us to discuss the differences in wedding photography and personal brand photography. Listen in as she highlights the changes you’ll need to make in your business in order to better serve your personal brand clients and their businesses.

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: Nashville, TN (1:52)

Brand Position: On a mission to empower and encourage women through photography in their current season. (4:28)

Customer Experience: Underpromise and overdeliver. Show that you care about their needs. (9:08)

Delegation/Outsourcing: Copywriting, wedding editing, virtual assistant, and client gifts.(12:09)

Technique for Time: Schedule your days off. (17:22)

Inspiration: Marketing focused content, outside of the photo industry. (19:07)

Book Recommendations: (20:07)
Building a Storybrand – bit.ly/storybrand
The Go Giver – bit.ly/bp-gogiver

Commercial vs. Brand Photography (27:10)

Wedding Clients vs. Brand Client (28:56)
1. Commercial Agreements, Releases, & Usage Rights
2. Pricing, Packages, & Selling for Commercial vs. Personal Use
3. Photo Credit, Editing, Etc. Aren’t Required.

Shot Lists for Brand Photography (37:55)

Creating Themes for Your Clients (41:02)

Links
mandyliz.com
facebook.com/MandyLizPhotography
instagram.com/mandylizphotography
linkedin.com/in/amandawalz
dreamhotels.com
Blue Indigo Creations – blueindigocreations.com
Grant & Sara’s Episode: bokehpodcast.com/11

Episode 415: Creating a Niche: All-Inclusive Elopements – Samantha Josette Ward

all-inclusive elopements

With elopements becoming more prominent in the wedding industry, have you considered how you could provide an exclusive service for you clients?

In episode 415 of the Bokeh Podcast, Samantha Josette Ward joins us to share how she found her niche in all-inclusive elopements, where she’s the primary (and often only) vendor that a couple books. Listen in as she shares how she approaches the planning process to create this unique service for her 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.

Experience: (1:55)
Photography 5 years
Wedding industry 10 years
Customer Experience: Treat your couples more like friends and less like clients. (2:13)
Delegation/Outsourcing: Housecleaner and grocery delivery. (8:44)
Pinterest Related Episodes:
Inspiration: Traveling and magazines. (12:57)
Book Recommendations: Girl, Stop Apologizing (14:53)
Brand Position: All-inclusive elopement packages (photography, planning, design, florals, officiating, hair & makeup, etc). (17:39)
Design in Elopements (12:11)
Defining a Niche Brand Position (24:24)
Becoming Ordained (26:11)
Workflows to Maximize Profit (31:33)
Links

Episode 393: How Personal Projects Can Help You Build Your Business – Emma O’Brien

personal projects

Are you so focused on running a successful business that you aren’t creating any personal projects that fuel your passion?

In episode 393 of the Bokeh Podcast, Emma O’Brien joins us to share how personal projects can also benefit and build your business. Listen in as she describes how her passions have grown her business, along with where to start with planning your next personal project.

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: Portraiture for People Who’s Dogs are Family (:49)

Customer Experience: Taking the time to understand what a client wants from a shoot, deliver it with bells on, and make sure your client is the center of attention. (3:45)

Outsourcing and Delegation: Editing and newsletter marketing (7:34)

Inspiration: Art galleries (12:22)

Book Recommendations: The Artist’s Way by Julie Cameron (14:19)

Emma’s Personal Projects: (18:52)
Vegans of South Africa
Rescued Farm Animals
The Black Series

How Passion Projects Effect the Growth of Business (23:14)

 

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The Impact of Work Going Viral (29:32)

Successful Personal Projects: ()
1. It needs to be authentic
2. Make a body of work that sits as a coherent series
3. Self promote

Links
facebook.com/emmaobrienphotos
facebook.com/mentoringforcreatives
instagram.com/emmaobrienphoto
emmaobrien.com
mentoringforcreatives.com
emmaobrien.com/black-rescue-series
ted.com/talks/emma_o_brien_the_creative_magic_of_black_dogs
boredpanda.com/black-shelter-dogs-and-cats-portrait-photography-emma-obrien
emmaobrien.com/the-farm-series
This is Marketing – Seth Godin – bit.ly/bp-thisismarketing

Check out Emma’s other episode:
https://www.photographersedit.com/blog/pets-emma-obrien/

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