Episode 282: Pushing Through Vulnerability – Thu Tran

Vulnerability

As an entrepreneur,  you’re forced to face uncomfortable situations and be vulnerable in multiple areas of your business.

In episode 282 of the Bokeh Podcast, Thu Tran shares how she has confronted vulnerability with comparison on social media, criticism in her work, and letting go of control to outsource in her business. Listen in as she defines what it means to be vulnerable, how you can push through those feelings, and grow as a photographer and person.

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.

The Lesson: Learn to create a system for yourself and advertise early on. (9:01)

Technique for Time: Schedule everything in a block schedule.

Book Recommendations: (26:28)
Anything by Brene Brown – brenebrown.com
Essentialism by Greg McKeown – bit.ly/bp-essentialism
Scrum by Jeff Sutherland – bit.ly/bp-scrum
The Obstacle is the Way – bit.ly/bp-obstacle
Trillion Dollar Coach – bit.ly/bp-trilliondollar

The Gear Bag: (30:26)
Food & Dr. Pepper Chapstick

Thu on Defining Vulnerability: Taking a risk, putting yourself out there and not know the outcome.(38:07)

Nathan on Defining Vulnerability: Putting something out there for which you’re afraid to be judged for. (38:39)

How Codependency Relates to Vulnerability (43:19)

Facing the Comparison on Instagram (47:40)

Thu’s Areas of Vulnerability:
Social Media
Criticism
Outsourcing

Links:
2tphoto.com
instagram.com/thulegit
Reawaken the Giant Within – bit.ly/bp-reawaken

Episode 281: How to Attract International Wedding Clients – Ann Koch

Attract International Wedding Clients

Traveling the world to photograph weddings may sound like a dream, but have you considered the logistics of how to build a business to support it?

In episode 281 of the Bokeh Podcast, Ann Koch shares her experiences with international weddings, and how knowing your motivation for travel can effect your business model! Listen in as she shares the marketing components that you need to focus on in your business if you’re ready to become an international wedding photographer.

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: Create memories that truly represent who they are by adding a little bit of magic. (2:26)

Advice for Photographers: Integrity means everything for your clients. (6:10)

The Importance of Meditation (13:50)

Book Recommendations: Why Buddism is True – bit.ly/bp-buddismtrue (18:44)

Video Mentioned in this Episode: bit.ly/bp-youtubetherapist

The Gear Bag: Sharpie for film labelling. (22:35)

The Importance of Asking for What You Want (30:57)

Before You Decide to Focus on International Wedding Clients:
1. Understand Why You Want to Travel and the Motivation Behind It
2. Establish Trust with Your Potential Clients

Tips for Overcoming Introverted Tendencies: Ask questions so your clients are forced to talk about themselves. (44:11)

How to Get International Clients: (48:39)
1. Google and SEO
2. Referrals from Past Clients and Venues

Links:
Annkathrinkoch.com
instagram.com/annkochphoto
Oura Ring – bit.ly/bp-ouraring
How to Win Friends and Influence People – bit.ly/bp-winfriends
rockmywedding.co.uk
Episode 243 with Karen Julia – bit.ly/bp-243

Episode 280: How to Tell Stories With Boudoir Photography – Tasha Koetsch

Tell Stories with Boudoir

Are you capturing more than beautiful portraits for your boudoir clients? What if you could create a storybook from each session that better portrayed the nuance of your client’s personality?

In episode 280 of the Bokeh Podcast, Tasha Koetsch of Wanderlust Boudoir describes how she approaches her boudoir sessions with the intent of telling a story. Listen in as she describes her process for creating storybooks for her clients, and how she helps develop that storyline throughout the 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.

Brand Position: Redefining beauty through storytelling with boudoir photography.

Advice for Photographers: Network and build your community. (6:55)

Technique for Time: Scheduling on your calendar. (10:15)

Content Recommendations: CreativeLive, Kelbyone?, Associateion of International Boudoir Photographers, DoMore, Bokeh Podcast, (13:33)

The Gear Bag: Copper pipes, tea candle holders, chandelier glass(16:02)

Ways to Define Their Story: (27:04)
1. What props the client brings in for the session.
2. What theme they want to portray in their session.
3. What the client wears in the session

Style Closet Tips: Encourage clients to bring a black and nude thong to wear under the pieces.

Links:
wanderlustboudoirstudio.com
instagram.com/wanderlust_boudoir
calendly.com
Matt Mathews Episode: bit.ly/bp-268
theboudoiralbum.com

Instagram Posts Mentioned in this Episode:

Episode 279: How to Develop Clients for Life – Michelle Harris

Clients for Life

Are you developing relationships that establish loyalty, leading your clients back to you for photos year after year?⠀

In episode 279 of the Bokeh Podcast, Michelle of M Harris Studios shares how she’s developed a “Client for Life” program that allows her to photograph her clients from engagement to the rest of life’s special moments.

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: Creating relationships with clients to create clients for life.

Advice for Photographers: Posing is the most important part of a business once you have a client. (4:56)

Tip for Posing: Find out what your client’s insecurities are prior to posing.

Technique for Time: (7:57)
1. No Work Wednesdays
2. Creating multiple to-do lists based on the realistic expectations for the day.

Content Recommendations: You’re a Badass at Making Money (13:23)

The Gear Bag: Sigma Art 20mm 1.4 (15:37)

Client For Life Program: (21:37)
Free 30 minute session every year with wedding packages.
Prints can be purchased through the online gallery.
This creates a continuous referral program from dedicated clients.

Links:
mharrisstudios.com
instagram.com/mharris_studios
Hustle in Heels – bit.ly/bp-hustleinheels
sixfigurephotography.com
todoist.com
cloudspot.io