Episode 143: Wedding Publications and the Importance of Inclusion – Jessica Hunt

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Have you noticed a lack of diversity and inclusion in the wedding industry? From portfolios to publications, there is room for each of us to further diversify our businesses, and to encourage others to do the same!

Listen in to episode 143 of the Bokeh podcast, as Jessica Hunt discusses how she was able to develop a more inclusive business model through work with industry publications, and shares ways that we as photographers can be more considerate in our efforts at promoting and exemplifying diversity.

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: Be intentional about when you’re working and when you’re not working.

The Lesson: Don’t compare your success to the success of others. Success is different for everyone.

The Gear Bag: 50mm 1.2 on a Canon 5d Mark III

4 Steps to Getting Published
1. Preparation – Get to know your couple, their vendors, their story, and their wedding day timeline so you can prepare to capture images for them and the publications.
2. The Wedding Day Details – Make sure that what you’re shooting is a comprehensive representation of the wedding. This includes the big venue shot, the ceremony and reception space without guests, etc).
3. Choosing the Photos – You’ll want to submit between 100-150 photos to a publication that capture beauty, details, and emotion to tell a story.
4. Research Publications – Research who you’re submitting to and make sure your work fits their niche and style.

How to Promote Inclusion in Your Business:
1. Reflect and evaluate yourself and see where you sit in your own biases.
2. Reach out to other business owners and start talking about inclusion so you can work together to change.
3. Create imagery of inclusivity and sharing it in your portfolio.

Resources for Diversity & Inclusion:
Catalyst Wedding Co
Tomayia Colvin Education
Nova Reed of Nu Bride

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Links
Website: jessicahuntphotography.com
Instagram: @jhuntphotos
Email: hello@jessicahuntphotography.com
Nathan’s Email: Nathan@photographersedit.com
Oura Ring
Gary Vaynerchuk
Beach Side Studio
Two Bright Lights
Catalyst Wedding Company Blog Post
Sky New Report by Nova Reid
Huffington Post

Episode 142: Workflow Wednesday: How to Organize Your Computer – Nathan, Haylee, Heather, and Rich

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Are you able to easily find the files you’re looking for on your computer? Staying organized a key component to the success of your photography business.

In episode 142 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nathan, Haylee, Heather, and Rich share the principles that enable them to keep their computer organized and  decluttered, and the tools that help them do so . Listen as they provide tips for keeping your computer, files, and business organized.

The audio from Workflow Wednesday episodes is from our weekly Facebook Live videos. Tune in live on Wednesdays at 1:30PM 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.

Nathan’s Screenshot:

Connect:
@richsmithphoto
@heathersmithrsp
@hayleegaffin
@nathanholritz
@photogsedit
@bokehpodcast
State Farm
Dropbox
Evernote
iCloud
Backblaze
1Password

Episode 141: How to Get Into Wedding Photography – Benjamin Clifford

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Have you ever wanted to explore wedding photography, but are either new to the industry or stuck in your own niche?

In episode 141 of the Bokeh Podcast, Benjamin Clifford discusses how connecting with other professionals and setting goals can ensure you’re entering the wedding photography industry successfully. Listen as he also provides 3 tips that will help you book weddings when you’re just starting out.

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 list of 3-5 things you need to accomplish each day and live by it. Reevaluate and repeat.

The Gear Bag: Nikon 85mm 1.4

The Lesson: As a business owner, you’re expected to know and do everything.

Ben’s Goals for Starting a Photography Business:
1. Getting to spend time with his family.
2. To fulfill the creative gap that he felt in his career.
3. Being in a role that constantly challenges him.

Ben’s Business Model:
1. Maximize Time (so it can be spent with family)
2. Maximize Profit (to ensure you’re not wasting money)

Brand Position:
We provide a luxurious wedding photography experience to a select number of bride and grooms.

3 Tips to Launching Your Photography Business:
1. Find a Mentor
2. Organize a Styled Shoot
3. Share the types of sessions you want to attract.

Mentioned in this Episode:
Dave Ramsey: daveramsey.com

Links:
Website: benjamincliffordphotography.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benjamincliffordphotography/
The 168 Hours – Laura Vanderkam: https://www.amazon.com/168-Hours-Have-More-Think/dp/159184410X
Workflow Wednesday – How to Manage Your Numbers: https://www.photographersedit.com/blog/workflow-numbers-accounting/

Episode 140: How to Automate Your Booking Process – Calli Burnett

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Are you spending too much time trying to organize and communicate your services with potential clients when you could be growing in other areas of your business?

In episode 140 of the Bokeh Podcast, Calli Burnett explains how she streamlined her booking process to automate the detail confirmation, contract, and payments for a session. Listen as she provides two key principals to efficient automation.

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: Automation in her processes.

Brand Position: Natural light photographer specializing weddings in Noosa and Maleny.

The Lesson: Still to your processes to protect yourself.

The Gear Bag: Canon 5dmkIV w/ 70-200mm and 27-70mm

Two Key Principles to Efficient Automation:
1. Make sure there is a reason for your processes and workflows.
2. Take one step at a time. Start with the thing you’re repeating so often.

Links:
Instagram.com/callib.photography
The @charliandivy Instagram is no longer active.
fb.com/callibphotography
www.callibphotography.com.au
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