Episode 206: The Significance of a Wedding Day Timeline – Lindsay Rozelle

Timeline - Lindsay Rozelle

Are you offering valuable insight to your couples that explains the value and significance of a great wedding day timeline?

In episode 206 of the Bokeh Podcast, Lindsay Rozelle walks us through her process of building timelines that work specifically for her clients’ big day. Listen in as she shares the questions you need to ask each couple so you can help build a custom timeline, plus the best ways to communicate the importance of your role in planning for the wedding day.

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: Utilizing Dubsado to handle her workflows.

Book Recommendation: Living with Intent by Mileca Chopra – bit.ly/bp-livingintent

The Gear Bag: 35mm 1.4

Communicating the Significance of a Timeline:
1. Include your role in the timeline and planning in all marketing materials, events, and website.
2. Take advantage of the initial consult to determine what overall timeline they’re looking at and what types of photos they’ll need so they can let you plan the day. (Ex: Will they have a first look and receiving line?)

Initial Questions to Help Build the Timeline:
1. Will your ceremony and reception be in the same venue?
2. Will you have a first look?
3. Will you have a receiving line?
4. Do you want sunset photos?
5. Do you want a sparkler exit?
6. What are your priorities for the day?

Lindsay’s Ideal Timeline:
First Look
Wedding Party Photos
Family Photos

Links:
Your I Do Crew – bit.ly/bp-idocrew
Luckybirdphoto.com
instagram.com/luckybirdphoto
fb.com/luckybirdphoto
Dubsado.com

Episode 205: How to Turn Bridesmaids Into Brides (and Clients) – Quianna Marie

Bridesmaids - Quianna Marie

Are you leveraging your bride’s network of friends for the growth of your wedding business? Where there is a bride, there’s typically a bridesmaid.

In episode 205 of the Bokeh Podcast, Quianna Marie shares how building trust and growing relationships with the bridesmaids at your weddings can help convert them into your clients. Listen in as she shares a few key ideas to help build that trust, while also creating a better client experience overall.

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:
Stack your days with related tasks.
Give yourself buffer time to breathe and reflect between tasks.
Add an extra day to your work travel for vacation time so you can relax.

Book Recommendations: Magnolia Table by Johanna Gains

Brand Position: Focusing on the love between couples, but also helping people achieve the dreams the long for.

The Lesson: You can’t please everyone.

The Gear Bag: 50mm

Converting Bridesmaids to Brides:
1. Utilize social media before the wedding day by requesting wedding hashtags, commenting on photos under that hashtag (and the bridesmaids in it), and tagging the bride.
2. Blanket acts of service throughout the day by sharing mints, fetching waters, refilling champagne glasses, and helping anyone who needs it.
3. Offer “Prom Photos” for bridesmaid and their dates.

Tips for Engaging Wedding Guests: Offer access to the wedding gallery through a text opt-in. This will lead to more exposure and potentially more print sales.

Mentioned in this Episode:
amyandjordan.com

Links:
quiannamarie.com
instagram.com/quiannamariephotography
socialprintstudio.com
blinkist.com
eztexting.com

Episode 204: How to Prevent Burnout – Laylee Emadi

Prevent Burnout - Laylee Emadi

Did you just come out of a successful busy season that left you struggling to keep up with every task you needed to complete? Don’t let that feeling of overwhelm lead to burnout!

In episode 204 of the Bokeh Podcast, Laylee Emadi shares her own story of burnout and overwhelm, and how she managed to pull through. Listen in as she provides two poignant ideas that will enable you to avoid burnout in your business, so that you can keep growing and doing the work you love.

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: Plan your time off yearly, monthly, and weekly to ensure you’re committed to taking time off.

Book Recommendation:  Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown – bit.ly/bp-braving-wilderness

Brand Position: I work to empower, encourage, and build confidence in every client that I work with.

The Lesson: If you’re not including yourself and your needs in the plans of your business, it will overrun your life.

The Gear Bag: Sigma Art 35mm

How to Prevent Burnout:
1. Re-evaluate your why.
2. Learn to identify reg flags so you can put action into play.

Links
instagram.com/laylee_emadi
Layleeemadi.com
jordanmatter.com

Episode 203: What I Wish Photographers Knew About Makeup Artists – Jacqueline Malocu

Jacqueline Malocu - Makeup Artists

Have you ever considered how much work goes into the business of other wedding vendors, and how you can work with them to create a better experience for your client?

In episode 203 of the Bokeh Podcast, Jacqueline Malocu, makeup artist and owner of Beautiful Dream Team, discusses what she wants photographers to know about makeup artists. Listen in as she shares about the importance of collaboration, and how working with other vendors like they’re your teammates can build a better client experience.

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: Make a plan for the next day

Book Recommendations:
Bible
Born to Win by Zig Ziggler: bit.ly/bp-borntowin
Leave Your Mark by Jay Williams: bit.ly/bp-leaveyourmark

Beautiful Dream Team’s Client Experience:
Create a vision w/ client and the other vendors on site.

The Lesson: Not everyone that you hire will do everything just as you do.

How to Collaborate Better with Vendors:
1. Introduce yourself & meet the other vendors.
2. Be empathetic about the timeline and what happened that was out of another vendors control.

Links:
beautifuldreamteam.com
instagram.com/makeup4weddings
PsyCosmotology: bit.ly/bp-psycosmetology
Reawaken the Giant Within: bit.ly/bp-reawaken