Episode 315: How to Plan an Elopement for Your Clients – Maddie Mae

Elopement

Are you ready to take your elopements to the next level for your couples by planning a unique experience that will leave their day stress-free?

In episode 315 of the Bokeh Podcast, Maddie Mae describes how her team utilizes their experience to guide clients while planning their elopements. Listen in as she shares how you can get started in creating amazing elopement experiences for your couples.

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.

Specializing in Elopements (4:48)

Brand Position: Elopement photographers and guides to your wildly different wedding experience that is completely yours. (13:40)

Advice for Photographers: Use your creativity as an asset, not just with your work, but in your business and marketing. (24:07)

Time Technique: Don’t be afraid to ask for help and create a team. (30:24)

Book Recommendation: (38:13)
Blue Ocean Strategy – bit.ly/bp-blueoceanstrategy
Building a Storybrand by Donald Miller – bit.ly/bp-storybrand
Start With Why by Simon Sinek – bit.ly/bp-startwithwhy
Scary Close by Donald Miller – bit.ly/bp-scaryclose

The Gear Bag: (42:46)
Nude Leggings – bit.ly/bp-fleeceleggings

The State of the Industry | Elopement Photography (46:45)
No industry standards.

Getting Started in Elopement Photography:
Niche Down – There are so many types of elopements.
Build your portfolio on your own travels
Second shoot lots of weddings.
Travel with your gear.
Create valuable content.

Why Maddie Added Guiding to Her Services: (1:00:34)
It allowed her to create a better experience for her clients.

Maddie’s Favorite Question to Ask Her Couples: (1:09:26)
Why did you decide to elope?

Links:
adventureinstead.com
instagram.com/adventureinstead
adventureinsteadacademy.com
Lateral Thinking by Edward Bono – bit.ly/bp-lateralthinking

Episode 314: Documentary Family Photography – Leslie Kershaw

documentary family photography

Are you looking to capture family portraits in a raw and impactful way that highlights their everyday lives?

In episode 314 of the Bokeh Podcast, Leslie Kershaw gives us a look at her interpretation of documentary family photography. Listen in as she discusses capturing real moments that contribute to a family’s history and legacy.

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.

 

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Brand Position: Capture the soul of everyday family life. (07:05)

Advice for Photographers: To not get stuck in fear. (11:39)

Technique for Time: Develop habits and stick to what works. (23:24)
Atomic Habits – bit.ly/bp-atomichabits
Science of Habits – bit.ly/bp-scienceofhabit

Book Recommendations: (30:27)
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert – bit.ly/bigmagic
The Artist’s Way – bit.ly/bp-artistsway

Leslie’s Style (32:45)

Black & White Photography (37:14)

Driving Ideas to Leslie’s Documentary Style: (41:49)
1. Mindfulness
2. Intentionality
3. Creativity
4. Mastery

Contribution to Family History (50:40)

Links:
lesliekershaw.com
instagram.com/lesliekershaw
instagram.com/lesliekershawphoto/
Building a Storybrand by Donald Miller – bit.ly/bp-storybrand

Episode 311: Breaking Into Entertainment Photography – Nathan Armstrong

entertainment photography

Have you dreamt of photographing your favorite musicians at awards shows, concerts, and events?

In episode 311 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nathan Armstrong walks us through his journey to becoming an entertainment photographer, and what that role entails. Listen in as he shares the elements of good entertainment photography, providing real-time content, and how you can break into the industry.

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: Speed, Trust, and Relentless Consistency for the Entertainment Industry. (4:12)

Time Technique: Block Scheduling and Adding a Block for Smaller Tasks (21:52)

Content Recommendation: (28:46)
Bobbycast – bit.ly/bp-bobbycast
Dave Ramsey – daveramsey.com/show
Passion City Church DC – bit.ly/bp-passionchurchdc

The Gear Bag: Jason Cases (33:03)

Entertainment Photography: Capturing the people and elements and events that define our culture. (36:15)

How Nathan Got Started in Entertainment Photography (41:52)

Breaking into Entertainment Photography: Find a local publication that needs a photographer for events; they can request press passes for that event from the venue or artist. (43:50)

Elements of Good Entertainment Photography: (47:59)
1. Understand the existing lighting in a venue and use equipment that can handle low light scenarios.
2. Access and trust (beyond the photo pit and soundboard).
3. Know the artist and their popular songs.

Building Relationships at the Shows: (55:44)
1. Connect with the tour managers.
2. Be kind to the security guards.

Links:
nathanarmstrong.com
instagram.com/nathanarmstrong
nlaweddings.com
instagram.com/NLAWeddings
Chris J Evans Episode bit.ly/bp-289
instagram.com/901music

Episode 308: How to Build a Senior Photography Business – Ike & Tash

Senior Photography Business

Have you attempted to break into senior photography, but can’t quite figure out how to get started with this clientele?

In episode 308 of the Bokeh Podcast, Ike and Tash share three steps to getting started in senior portrait photography, along with their favorite educational platforms. Listen in as they discuss the state of the industry regarding senior photography and what it means for 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.

Brand Position: Black photographers with a diverse portfolio with a mission to pour into their community. (15:19)

Advice for Photographers: (25:23)
1. Outsource
2. Understand where you’re investing your money.

Technique for Time: Schedule your time. (27:16)

Content Recommendation: Gary Vaynerchuck (31:35)

The Gear Bag: Candy, JB Clip, Cold Brew Coffee, & Kombucha (35:03)

The State of Senior Portrait Photography (37:46)

Education for Senior Photographers (44:54)
Senior Online Summit with Amanda Holloway – amandahollowayphotography.com/product/senior-online-summit-ct
Kitchen Sink Workshop with Amanda Holloway – seniorphotographyworkshop.com
Push Conference – push.vickiesblack.com
Ikeandtash.com/education

Getting Started in Senior Portrait Photography (49:12)
1. Focus on Your Relationships
2. Asking Questions
3. You Have 2 Clients: Senior & Parent

Links:
ikeandtash.com
instagram.com/ikeandtash