Episode 365: How to Capture Emotion in Your Clients – Karissa Layne

emotion

Are you able to pull out real, raw emotions from your clients during your sessions?

In episode 365 of the Bokeh Podcast, Karissa Layne shares about the importance of connecting with your clients so they’re comfortable enough to open up around you. Listen in as she walks through the importance touch points from inquiry to the session that allows her to capture her clients on an intimate level.

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: Honest enthusiasm. (2:26)

Brand Position: Capturing your marriage, not just your wedding day and giving you photographs that reflect who you are. (5:35)

Technique for Time: (8:47)
Take 1-2 days off work each week.
Have realistic expectations for what you can get done.

Inspiration: Faith & Family (17:50)

Book Recommendations: (20:28)
Building a Storybrand by Donald Miller – bit.ly/bp-storybrand
Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer – bit.ly/bp-ruthlesseliminationhurry
Bridgetone Podcast – bridgetown.podbean.com/e/the-ruthless-elimination-of-hurry

 

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Capturing Emotion in Your Clients:
1. Get to know your clients on a personal level either in-person, on a call, or through a questionnaire; also let them get to know you as well.
2. Prompt your couples to take an action, then look for the in between moments.
3. Give them space to connect during your sessions by stepping away from them.
4. Provide constant feedback to your clients for encouragement.
5. Work Quickly, but also slow down. Don’t make awkward moments.

Action Tip: Start by encouraging your couples to walk or run to loosen them up.

Why Movement Works: They’re thinking about what they’re doing, not how they look or the camera.

Links:
karissalaynephoto.com
instagram.com/karissalaynephoto
Anna Anderson’s Brand Position Consultation – bit.ly/bp-345

Episode 364: Posing Flow for Boudoir – Anna Johnson

posing

Do you struggle with creating a seamless experience while posing your boudoir clients?

In episode 364 of the Bokeh Podcast, Anna Johnson of Boudoir Ego walks us through the posing flow she uses to capture a variety of images with a few simple poses. Listen in as she shares some of her favorite tips for delivering the most out of your sessions!

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 During COVID-19: Keeping communication open and popping on social media more than normal. (1:21)

Technique for Time: Set a schedule for yourself. (5:29)

Outsourcing/Delegation: Hire a CPA (9:54)

Inspiration: Watching TV (16:25)

Book Recommendations: (23:55)
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis – bit.ly/bp-washface
Calm the F*** Down by Sarah Knight – amzn.to/bp-calmthefdown

There is Growth in Experience (29:26)

Photographers that Inspire Anna:
jenerations.com
karamariestudios.com

Posing Flow for Boudoir: (33:15)
1. Starting on the bed; laying on back, stomach, side, feet on wall, etc. + a variety of each of these shots.
2. Move them to half on/off the bed (legs off).
3. Move all the way to the ground; back against the bed, then back on the ground.
4. Move over to the window; against the wall on the ground, on knees, standing up.
5. Move to the couch; Start with sitting, then lay down on back, stomach, side, etc, then kneeling on the couch facing the window/light, etc.

Tip for Shooting Boudoir: Capture a variety of angles and shots for each pose you place your subject in.

Tip for Variety: Shoot through objects like plants, glass balls, prisms, etc.

Links
boudoirego.com
instagram.com/boudoirego
Anna’s Bokeh Podcast Snapshot Episode – bit.ly/bp-231

Episode 363: Brand Position Consultation – Leah Goetzel

brand position

Over the last year at Bokeh Podcast, we have spent so much time reviewing brand positions, that we thought it was time to offer live brand consultations!

In this special series, we’ll be exploring how to develop brand positions based on principles derived from Donald Miller’s book, Building a Storybrand.

In episode 363 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nathan chats with Leah Goetzel to discuss a potential change in her brand position as she approaches moving to a new market. Listen in as the brainstorm potential words and concepts to consider as she makes a big move in her 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: The unique value prop that our businesses offer to our market.

Benefits of a Clear and Distinct Brand Position:
A. Enables Potential Clients to Immediately Know Your UVP
B. Filters Irrelevant Potential Clients
C. Simplifies/Focuses Marketing Efforts
D. Encourages Better Time Management

Based in: Dallas, TX; possibly moving to CO (2:21)

Leah’s Goal: Would love to create a clear and concise brand position that embodies her brand for when she moves. (6:06)

Current Brand Position: Bold & Vibrant Imagery for Colorful & Kind Souls (8:12)

Why Leah Started Photography: (16:58)
1. Creative Outlet
2. Financial Freedom & Independence
3. Interactions with Clients

Reviewing Current Brand Position (19:02)

Leah’s Competition (25:20)

Brainstorming Brand Position Statements (37:55)

Links
leahgoetzel.com
instagram.com/leahgoetzel
powerthesaurus.org

Episode 362: Workflow Wednesday: How to Edit Dark Skin Tones – Ty Pentecost, Nathan, Haylee, Heather, and Rich

dark skin tones

Are you properly exposing your photos and editing for accurate skin tones?

In episode 362 of the Bokeh Podcast, Ty Pentecost joins our hosts to demonstrate how to edit dark skin tones. Listen in as Ty walks us through editing the following scenarios: greenery in the background, indoor, and harsh lighting.

The audio from Workflow Wednesday episodes is from our weekly Facebook Live videos. Tune in live on Wednesdays at 2:00PM EST, at facebook.com/photogsedit.

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.

Connect:
typentecostphotography.com
instagram.com/typentecost
richsmithphotography.net
@richsmithphoto
@heathersmithrsp
@nathanholritz
@hayleegaffin
photographersedit.com
@photogsedit
bokehpodcast.com
@bokehpodcast

Watch the Facebook Live Video Here:

Example 1: Greenery
dark skin tones with greenery in background
1. Started with cropping
2. Applied Mastin Lab’s Fuji 400 Preset
3. Pulled down contrast
4. Adjusted exposure
5. Brightened the orange luminance slider

Example 2: Indoor
editing dark skin tones indoors

1. Applied Mastin Lab’s Fuji Push Preset
2. Adjusted exposure
3. Pulled down contrast
4. Increased whites
5. Increased magenta in tint slider to remove green

Example 3: Harsh Light
editing dark skin tones in harsh light

1. When posing, placed the subjects in front of their shadow
2. Apply Fuji Push preset
3. Adjust exposure
4. Pull down contrast

Links
typentecostphotography.com
instagram.com/typentecost
Some Good News with John Krazinski
Workflow Wednesday
mastinlabs.com