Episode 412: How Prioritizing Family Makes You a Better Photographer – Benjamin Clifford

prioritizing family

Does finding a work/life balance as a photographer intimidate you? We often believe that putting too much focus on one will cause the other to suffer.

In episode 412 of the Bokeh Podcast, Benjamin Clifford shares how he decided to start prioritizing his family over his business and how that shift made him a better photographer. Listen in as he shares how you can avoid sacrificing your business by creating routines, encouraging communication, and prioritizing to your family.

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: Intimate elopement photography. (1:45)

Delegation/Outsourcing: Editing, SEO, then split the responsibilities between partners.

Book Recommendations: Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey (20:56)

Bokehbookshelf.com

Prioritizing Family (26:35)

Communication (31:30)

Principles for Prioritizing Family (34:32)
1. Morning and evening routines
2. Create open communication with those you love.
3. Create small pockets of moments in your day to show that you value the other person.

Ways Prioritizing Family Makes You a Better Photographer (48:14)
1. Improved time management skills.
2. It clears out the less important stuff to focus on.

Links
nomadelopements.com
Joe Rogan’s Episode with Kevin Hart

Make sure you check out Episode 141 with Ben:

wedding photography

Episode 411: Setting the Scene for a Great Client Experience – Alyssa Keys

client experience

Are you doing everything you can to create a comfortable environment for your clients to have a great experience with their photo shoot?

In episode 411 of the Bokeh Podcast, Alyssa Keys joins us to share how she prioritizes a great experience for her clients by focusing on how they feel before, during, and after her sessions. Listen in as she provides helpful techniques to encourage a wonderful client experience.

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: Offering dynamically beautifully crafted images that show who you truly are. (3:02)

Technique for Time: Creating a schedule, incorporating morning routines, and meditating. (11:09)

Delegation/Outsourcing (15:24)

Inspiration: Thrifting (18:34)

Book Recommendation: (21:02)
You’re a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero – bit.ly/bp-bamoney
When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H Pink – bit.ly/bp-when

Two Important Components of a Great Client Experience:
Comfort
Trust

Music During Sessions (31:45)

Enthusiasm with Clients (38:24)

Comfortable with Ourselves so our Clients Feel Comfortable (44:43)

Prompts (48:23)

Set the scene to set the trust.”

Links
alyssakeysphotography.com
instagram.com/alyssakeysphoto
unscriptedposingapp.com
Headspace App
Speaker for Holdfast

Episode 410: Capturing the In-Between – Jide Alakija

in-between

Have you exhausted the traditional, posed wedding day portraits over and over again? Consider shooting for the in-between moments to pull something special out of your clients’ special day.

In episode 410 of the Bokeh Podcast, Jide Alakija joins us to discuss why capturing the in-between moments at weddings is important to him. Listen in as he shares how you should approach this photography style, while also balancing your time to still capture the traditional photographs.

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: Capturing stories and memories that will last a lifetime. (3:11)

Customer Experience: Listen to what’s important to your clients. (7:07)

Technique for Time: Set aside time for rest. Make sure you have a start, end, and exit planned. (10:26)

Outsourcing/Delegation: Understand that your clients aren’t looking for everything that you’re looking for. (14:51)

Book Recommendations: Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey (21:17)

bokehbookshelf.com

Looking for the In-Between Moments (27:50)

Balancing Standard Images and In-Between Moments (32:55)

Creating a Plan (36:33)

How to Capture In-Between Moments (38:11)
1. Plan Your Shots
2. Listen to Your Clients
3. Have Empathy
4. Have Heightened Curiosity

Links
instagram.com/alakijastudios
instagram.com/alakija
Alakija.com
Jidealakija.com
Nikon Ambassador
Jide’s Art Company – tafeta.com
Aruba Engagement Session

Episode 409: How to Serve Your Clients…Profitably – Brittany Elise

serve your clients

Are you serving your clients well? High-end experiences can provide more opportunity to earn more profit in your business.

In episode 409 of the Bokeh Podcast, Brittany Elise shares how she creates a custom experience for her clients through providing wardrobe styling, hair and makeup, and products. If you’re ready to take your service to the next level and charge more for the experience, this episode is for you!

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: Bluffton, Buford, Hilton Head, SC
Also Markets in Atlanta, Warner Robbins, Macon, GA

Brand Position: Providing stress-free portraits for busy moms (1:52)

Customer Experience: Have a servant’s heart. (5:06)

Technique for Time: Know what your sone of genius is and outsource the rest. (7:07)

Inspiration: The business side of powerful luxury brands (14:35)

Book Recommendations: Building a Storybrand by Donald Miller – bit.ly/bp-storybrand (17:29)

bokehbookshelf.com

Brittany’s Concept of Service (19:11)

Serving Clients (29:31)
1. Wardrobe Styling
2. Hair and Makeup
3. Prints and Albums with Installation

A La Carte Print Pricing (39:43)

Links
brittanyelise.com
instagram.com/brittanyelisephotography
thecoachingcollective.com
bernssteakhouse.com