Episode 201: IPS in a Shoot and Burn World – Keala Jarvis

IPS in a Shoot & Burn World - Keala Jarvis

Does the idea of moving to in-person sales intimidate you, when the photography industry has moved online? You’re not alone!

In episode 201 of the Bokeh Podcast, Keala Jarvis shares how she moved to IPS, and the impact it has had on her business as an international portrait photographer. Listen in as she describes the three main fears most photographers have about transitioning to an IPS business model, and how you can overcome those fears!

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: Scheduling out all emails and social media.

Brand Position: International portrait photographer that creates unique artistic expressions of the individual or family’s soul.

The Gear Bag: Canon 5d Mark III & Sigma Art 50mm & Reflector

Fear Photographers Face with IPS:
1. Rejection
2. It takes a lot of extra time.
3. Expensive to start out.

Links:
Kealajarvis.com
instagram.com/kealajphoto
fb.com/kealajphoto
boomeranggmail.com
Buffer.com
Workflow Wednesday: Social Media: bit.ly/bp-161
joerogan.com
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert: bit.ly/bp-bigmagic
Knightingale by Kristen Hannah: bit.ly/bp-knightingale
Kindle Paperwhite: bit.ly/bp-kindle
The *Poop* Sandwich: bit.ly/bp-poopsandwich
The Suttle Art of Not Giving an F: bit.ly/bp-notgivinganf
Jess Onesto: bit.ly/bp-186
Bobbi Brinkman: bit.ly/bp-146

Episode 200: How to Create Beautiful Intimate Portraits – Ore Adesina

Are you going out of your way to create a safe, yet enjoyable space for your boudoir clients to be vulnerable in front of the camera?

In episode 200 of the Bokeh Podcast, Ore Adesina of Intimate Lens Studio goes into detail about how she helps her clients feel comfortable with sharing an intimate side of themselves with her camera. Listen in as she explains the different ways in which you can approach boudoir sessions for individuals and couples that will allow them to feel confident, beautiful, and comfortable in such an intimate environment.

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.

📷: Teri Hofford Photography

Time Technique: Make the best use of your available time and get organized with a programs and systems.

The Process:
1. Send out a questionnaire that helps understand what they are looking for, what they will wear, and what they love about their body.
2. Skype session to review their questions
3. Start with modest outfits and poses to get the couple comfortable.
4. Select outfits from the lingerie closet that match the style of the client.
5. For individuals, talk through the session. For couples, let them just enjoy each other, but guide them so that they’re comfortable.

Links:
Intimatelensstudio.com
instagram.com/intimatelensstudio
Dubsado.com
Photomechanic:bit.ly/bp-pm
Quickbooks: bit.ly/bp-quickbooks
Ira Glass: bit.ly/bp-iraglass
thephotocookout.com
www.kirstenlewisphoto.com
Creativelive.com
The Paradox of Choice: bit.ly/bp-poc
Camp Do More: domorephotographers.com

Episode 199: You Should Be an Art Director! – Colleen Bies

Art Director - Colleen Bies

Are you approaching your weddings and sessions with the mentality that you’re capable of creating beautiful imagery, no matter the situation?

In episode 199 of the Bokeh Podcast, Colleen Bies shares how she takes on the mindset of an agency art director to ensure the images she is capturing reflect her brand. Listen in as she describes the role of an art director, how that relates to your photography business, and the four elements that will set you up for a successful session!

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.

Book Recommendations:
Quitter – John Acolf
Dare to Lead – Brene Brown

The Gear Bag:
kamrette.com

Art Director: Sets the overall style and vision for the project they’re in charge of.

4 Elements to be an Effective Art Director:
1. Prepare your client: Talk to your client about their artistic style and expectations for the day, including timelines.
2. Mindfulness: Paying attention to who and what is around you.
3. Resourcefulness: Use your knowledge to change things when they aren’t what you want for a shot in a room.
4. Take an Action

Links:
Episode 138: bit.ly/bp-138
The Second Shooter Workshop: bit.ly/bp-2ndshooter
Rising Tide Society: honeybook.com/risingtide
A Reflection on Laos: bit.ly/bp-laos
SKB Cases I Series 3I 2007: bit.ly/bp-sks3
Lateral Thinking – Creativity Step by Step: bit.ly/bp-lateralthinking

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