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 421: How Shooting Film Saved Me Time – KC Lostetter

shooting film

Did you know that pivoting to film photography can actually help you be more efficient with the time you spend in your business?

In episode 421 of the Bokeh Podcast, KC Lostetter shares how making the switch to film allowed her to be more intentional while shooting, set up efficient workflows in her business, and spend less time editing. Listen in as she explains her process with shooting film from start to finish!

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.

Brand Position: Family film photographer for the adventurous, playful, and wild in Hawaii. (1:54)

Technique for Time: Mom Day Mondays and setting aside time for work. (13:16)

Delegation: Automation, templates, and getting premium scans for film. (18:10)

Book Recommendations: (20:14)
The 4 Hour Work Week – bit.ly/bp-4hr
The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery
The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types
The Modern Enneagram: Discover Who You Are and Who You Can Be
bokehpodcast.com/397

Time Saving Factor in Shooting Film (35:55)
Intentionality
Ship Off Film for Scans
Receive Digital File of Scan
Cull, Crop, and Straighten
Send to Client

Communicating with Labs (47:58)

Links:
kclostetter.com
instagram.com/kclostetter
Free Film Guide

Episode 420: My Approach to Engagement Sessions – Courtney Bowlden

engagement sessions

It’s important to make your couples feel comfortable during their engagements session, but could you be doing more to better serve them?

In episode 420 of the Bokeh Podcast, Courtney Bowlden joins us to discuss the importance of communication, connection, and preparation with your clients as you approach their session. Listen is as she shares her process before, during, and after sessions that leaves her clients excited for their images!

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.

Making people feel comfortable in front of the camera. (1:57)

Customer Experience: I’m there for clients before, during, and after. (3:42)

Technique for Time: Block out vacation time. (10:57)

Delegation: Writing for emails, newsletters, and blogging.

Book Recommendations: (22:3)
You are a Badass by Jen Sincero – bit.ly/bp-badass
You are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero – bit.ly/bp-bamoney

Building Connections and Relationships (31:33)

Outfit Recommendations (33:04)

Shooting Sessions (37:11)

Sunseeker App

The Gear Bag: (40:40)
Canon 5d Mark IV
35 mm
50 mm
85 mm
24-70 mm
70-200 mm

Posing in Engagement Sessions (49:52)

Delivery Process (55:39)

Links
courtneybowlden.com
instagram.com/courtneybowlden
thefindlab.com

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