Episode 198: Creating a Powerful International Elopement Experience – Rochelle Cheever

Elopement Experience - Rochelle Cheever

Does being an international elopement photographer sound like a dream, but you have no idea what it takes or where to get started?

Let us introduce you to elopement expert, Rochelle Cheever as she shares about creating a powerful elopement experience for her clients and how a knowledge of international destinations can set you apart. Listen in as she provides the elements to creating an lasting experience that will be more than your clients ever dreamed.

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.

About Rochelle: Rochelle Cheever is a destination wedding photographer from Italy, currently living in San Diego, California and traveling the globe to capture couples in love. For more than a decade she’s traveled the world perfecting the art of adventure and capturing exotic elopements and intimate weddings on camera. She blends the sensitivity of a portrait painter with the beauty of fine art photography, transcending the commercial and transforming your memories into a masterpiece.

Time Technique: Take advantage of work vacations: vacations that align with your work travel.

Book Recommendation: The Artists Way by Julia Cameron: bit.ly/bp-artistsway

Brand Position: Destination Wedding Photographer for Wanderlust Couples

The Gear Bag: Kontax 645 with 80mm and 58mm + Light Meter

Key Elements of A Powerful Elopement Experience:
1. Determine if their a good fit for your brand through conversation.
2. Listen to their story to determine the best venue for their elopement.
3. Connect them with the vendors in the area that you prefer to work with: planners, makeup artists, etc.
4. Become familiar with areas so you can make recommendations on the style that the couple is choosing.

Rochelle’s Book:
Italy, A Romantic Journey – rochellecheever.com/book
Coming January 2019: The Elopement Experience – rochellecheever.com/the-elopement-experience-ebook

Links
rochellecheever.com
rochellecheeverprints.com
facebook.com/aromanticjourney
instagram.com/rochellecheever
pinterest.com/rochellecheever
Kennykim.com
yoga.com
Gaia.com
convertkit.com
bit.ly/bp-portra400

Episode 156: How to Mix Travel with Work – Meghan Harrison

Travel - Meghan Harrison

Have you considered building your business around your love for travel?

In episode 156 of the Bokeh Podcast, Meghan Harrison explains how she and her family are visiting every national park this year while she works as a traveling photographer. Listen as she shares three principals to becoming a successful travel photographer.

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: Outsource your editing and wake up earlier than the rest of your family.

Brand Position: Authentic storytelling for the sentimental bride.

The Lesson(s):
Learn who your audience is and love on them.
Create an amazing prep checklist.

The Gear Bag:
50mm for weddings
35mm for her family

Three Principals to Travel Photography:
1. Simplify your life.
2. Make connections and meet new people everywhere you go.
3. Do batch work based on your accessibility.

Mentioned in this episode:
Natalie Norton
The Find Lab

Links:
http://meghanrosephotography.com/
workshops.meghanrosephotography.com
instagram.com/meghanrose_photography

Episode 144: 3 Steps to Becoming an International Wedding Photographer – Miriam Salgado

International Photographer - Miriam Salgado

Do you aspire to travel internationally while working as a photographer, yet struggle to find ways of making it a profitable business?

In episode 144 of the Bokeh Podcast, Miriam Salgado shares how she united her love of wedding photography and international travel and built her career. Listen as she provides three steps to becoming an international wedding photographer and how you should be charging for it.

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.

Time Technique: Block off your time.

Lesson Learned: You can say no.

The Gear Bag: Pelican Case, Sony a6500, Sony a7r2, Sony a99

Biggest Challenges of Photographing Internationally:
1. Making the time work with you and your family.
2. Knowing how to charge for international travel and wedding.

How to Charge for International Weddings:
1. Charge for Your Work
2. Travel Fees
3. Lodging for the time you’re there for the wedding.

Three Steps to Become an International Wedding Photographer:
1. Make sure this is what you want to do. You’ll be traveling, working with other timezones, putting forth effort to be found, etc.
2. Research and register on wedding websites in the countries you want to shoot in.
3. Reach out to vendors and coordinators on social media in the countries you want to shoot in.

Mentioned in this Episode:
Kenny Kim
Gary Vaynerchuk

Links:
Mirsalgado.com
Facebook: Mir Salgado
Instagram: @mirsalgadophotography
Twitter: @mirsalgado
Snapchat: @mirsalgadophotography
Youtube

Episode 84: Batman Lenses, Cruise Ships, and Burnout – Carly Jurach

Burnout - Carly Jurach

Has your passion for photography and building a successful business led to burnout? You’re not alone!

In episode 84 of the Bokeh Podcast, Carly Jurach of Someplace Images shares how loving her role as a studio manager and photographer on a popular cruise ship led her to experience burnout. Listen in as she describes her experience with overcoming burnout by focusing on the opportunities she was most passionate about.

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, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Carly’s Aha Moment: When her business became overwhelming and lonely, she realized she needed an accountability partner. Once she found one, she realized how valuable it is to have someone checking in on you and making sure you’re running your business how you should.

Where Carly Studied:
Savannah College of Art & Design
Lacoste School of the Arts in Lacoste, France

Companies Carly Worked as a Photographer for:
F/V Wizard
Norwegian Cruise Lines: Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Gem Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Sun
Semester at Sea
Flytographer

Carly’s Tip for Burnout: Pick and choose your clients that align with the things you’re most passionate about.

Links:
Rising Tide Society 
The Amazing Start Planner
United
Website: someplaceimages.com
Personal Instagram: @carlysomeplace
Business Instagram: @someplaceimages

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