Episode 210: Taking Care of Our Mental Health – Vanessa Hicks

Mental Health

Are you overwhelmed from taking on too much work in your photography business, but are afraid to ask for help? As entrepreneurs, the state of your mental health should be a priority in your life and your business.

In episode 210 of the Bokeh Podcast, we’re joined by Vanessa Hicks to discuss the importance of taking your mental health seriously. Listen in as she opens up about her battle with anxiety and depression, and shares solutions to avoiding the six triggers of mental health challenges.

If you’re struggling with your mental health, we encourage you to find support or connect with the National Alliance on Mental Health.

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: Give yourself days off.

Book Recommendations:
168 Hours – bit.ly/bp-168hours
Girl Code by Cara Leyba – bit.ly/bp-girlcode

The Lesson: Make sure the foundation of your home is sturdy before you take on this journey of entrepreneurship.

The Gear Bag: Canon bodies and Sigma lenses. (Sigma 35mm Art)

6 Triggers for Anxiety:
1. Stress & Lack of Self Care to Manage
2. Uncertainty
3. Social Isolation
4. Barriers to Mental Health Resources
5. Identity and Self-worth is Attached to Our Business
6. Shame & Feeling Alone

Solutions:
1. Find free time so you have a break between business and yourself.
2. Set specific and realistic goals for your business.
3. Connect with a community you can relate to.
4. Find free resources through Google.
5. Put yourself and your family first.
6. Vanessa is here, you’re not alone, reach out to her.

Links:
vanessahicksphotography.com
instagram.com/vanessahicksphotography
facebook.com/vanessahicksphotography
Defining Your Brand’s Position with Bonnie Bakhtiari – bit.ly/bp-110
How to Design Your Photography Business with Taylor Jones – bit.ly/bp-162
Developing a Distinct Photography Brand with Jess Onesto – bit.ly/bp-186
World Health Organization – who.int
honeybook.com/risingtide
Rising Tide Society Creative & Chronically Ill – bit.ly/bp-rtscci
Tony Robbins Reawaken the Giant Within – bit.ly/bp-reawaken

Episode 209: Workflow Wednesday: Automation in a CRM for a Consistent Client Experience – Laura Neff, Nathan, Haylee, Heather, & Rich

Are you creating an impressive experience for your clients that is consistent each and every time?

In episode 209 of Bokeh Podcast, our hosts and special guest, Laura Neff, explore the potential of automation with CRMs, and how you can create a consistent client experience through workflows! Listen in as Laura shares her how she’s utilized her CRM, her favorite features in Honeybook, and how she’s saved time through creating automated workflows!

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:
richsmithphotography.net
@richsmithphoto
@heathersmithrsp
@nathanholritz
@hayleegaffin
photographersedit.com
@photogsedit
bokehpodcast.com
@bokehpodcast
@lauraleecreative
lauraleecreative.com

January’s Workflow Wednesday Theme: Client Experience

Sample Email Types:
Vendor Recommendations
Wedding Education Blog Posts
Timeline Recommendations
Album & Print Education
Officiant Script for Unplugged Weddings

Laura’s Questionnaires:
1. Relationship
2. Engagement Session
3. Wedding Day Questionnaire
4. Preliminary Timelines
5. Vendor Sheet Social Handle

Milestones Deserves Texts: This allows you to be the first person to tell them about the milestone! Examples: Sneak Peaks & Blog Posts

Get 50% OFF your first year of Honeybook here!

Links:
Wedding Photographer’s Playbook: lauraleecreative.com/wedding-photographer-playbook
Google Assist: assistant.google.com
Alexa: bit.ly/bp-alexa
The Fireside Retreat: lauraleecreative.com/the-fireside-retreat
Peteandjordan.com
Movemountainsretreat.com

Episode 208: The Significance of Trust in Outsourcing – Teshorn Jackson

OUTSOURCING - TESHORN JACKSON

Have you attempted to outsource your editing, but have a hard time giving up control over your work?

In episode 208 of the Bokeh Podcast, Teshorn Jackson shares his experience with outsourcing, and how he finally let go of the control. Listen in as he explains the significance of trusting your editors to create the edits your brand requires.

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.

Ready to start outsourcing your editing? Try out Photographer’s Edit today and get 40% off your first order! Get started now!

Outsourcing - Create An Account

Time Technique: Set reminders for tasks on your phone to manage your time.

Book Recommendations:
4 Hour Work Week – bit.ly/bp-4hr
The Richest Man of Babylon –bit.ly/bp-richestman

Brand Position: Mid to High-End Wedding Photographer focusing on client experience.

The Lesson: Get a professional help with the financial and business paperwork.

The Gear Bag: 35mm

Links:
teshornjackson.com
instagram.com/teshornjackson
daveramsey.com
Pause & Pursue Thou Shalt Live the Life You Are Meant to Live:  bit.ly/bp-pausepursue

Want to get your time back so you can focus on the things that are going to move your business forward? Try out Photographer’s Edit today and get 40% off your first order! Get started now!

Outsourcing - Create An Account

Episode 207: Workflow Wednesday: 5 Important Principles for a Better Client Experience – Ashley Gerrity, Nathan, & Haylee

5 Principles for a Better Client Experience

Have you considered how important consistency is in your client experience?

In episode 207 of Bokeh Podcast, our hosts and special guest, Ashley Gerrity share five important principles that will help in creating routines for a better experience for your clients. Listen in as Ashley shares how her job at Starbucks prepared her to place importance on client experience, and how she adapted that concept into her photography business!

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:
@nathanholritz
photographersedit.com
@photogsedit
bokehpodcast.com
@bokehpodcast
ashleygerrityphotography.com
@ashleygerrityphotography

January’s Workflow Wednesday Theme: Client Experience

5 Important Principals for a Better Client Experience

1.  Put you, first. The airplane oxygen mask method.
2. Create a productive workspace.
3. Put it on the calendar.
4. Set clear expectations from day one by protecting your boundaries & welcoming your clients into “their” time.
5. Focus on the client pieces.

Links:
Calendly
bit.ly/bp-ep2
bit.ly/bp-80