Episode 218: Workflow Wednesday: How to Pose Your Boudoir Clients – Traci Miller

Boudoir Client Experience

Are you creating a comfortable and inviting environment for your boudoir clients to experience?

In episode 218 of Bokeh Podcast, our hosts and special guest, Traci Miller of Indium Boudoir discuss the importance of making your client feel natural in a very intimate setting! Listen in as Traci shares her full client experience from start to finish, and highlights some of her go-to poses for boudoir photography!

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

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Connect:
richsmithphotography.net
@richsmithphoto
@heathersmithrsp
@nathanholritz
nathan@photographersedit.com
@hayleegaffin
haylee@photographersedit.com
photographersedit.com
@photogsedit
bokehpodcast.com
@bokehpodcast
indiumboudoir.com
instagram.com/indiumboudoir

January’s Workflow Wednesday Theme: Client Experience

Create a Relaxing Environment:
1. Tour the studio to give an idea of where they’ll be.
2. Offer wine or water for comfort.
3. Create casual conversation with them during hair and makeup.
4. Play music they enjoy the whole time.

Key Principals for Posing:
1. Encourage them to arch their back consistently.
2. Have them keep their lips apart during poses.
3. Ensure your lighting is flattering their figure and highlighting features.

Link:
Ore Adesena Episode: bit.ly/bp-200
Photomechanic: camerabits.com

 

Episode 173: How to Think Differently About Posing Couples – Cassandra Zetta

Couples - Cassandra Zetta

Are you interested in welcoming every couple into your business, but struggle with how to approach posing?

In episode 173 of the Bokeh Podcast, Cassandra Zetta provides possible posing concepts that focus less on gender roles, and more on providing a unique experience – customized to every single couple you photograph. Listen in as she walks through a simple yet practical guide for posing couples!

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: Setting up boundaries with off days and work hours.

The Lesson: Money Management – Save money and pay yourself first.

The Gear Bag: Canon 135mm 2.8

Concepts to Consider:
1. Drop your understanding of gender roles and just focus on the couple.
2. Provide open ended instruction rather than assigning each person to pose. This allows the couple to assign their placement based on what feels right for their relationship.
3. Guide the couple in poses that are relatable; similar to things they would do at home like snuggling up to watch a movie.
4. Use reciprocity to ensure both couples are receiving the same amount of affection during your shoot.
5. As you go to pose a couple, ask yourself, “If I reversed the position of each partner, does this pose still work?” If no, consider a different pose.

Links
cassandrazetta.com
The Untethered Soul: bit.ly/bp-untethered
Bobbi Brinkman: bit.ly/bp-bobbi

Episode 148: Workflow Wednesday: Simple Tips for Posing Couples – Nathan, Haylee, Heather, & Rich

Posing - Workflow Wednesday

Do you struggle with naturally posing your clients while also matching their personality? As photographers, we often have to read our clients to know what works during a session.

In episode 148 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nathan, Haylee, Heather, and Rich discuss the importance of creating an enjoyable experience during an engagement session that doesn’t feel stiff. Listen as Rich Smith shares his favorite tricks to creating and delivering the perfect engagement session for every couple.

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.

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

Links:
JBL Clip 2 Speaker: jbl.com/JBLCLIP2BLKAM.html
Apple Watch: apple.com/watch
momentdesign.co
Promptography Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/promptography
unposedfieldguide.com

 

Episode 96: Play-Based Family Portrait Sessions – Jenna Cole

Play-based Family Sessions - Jenna Anderson

Do your family portrait sessions tend to feel stiff and over-posed?

In episode 96 of the Bokeh Podcast, Jenna Anderson of Jenna Cole Photography describes her take on play-based family portrait sessions. Listen in as she shares the steps she takes to not only create a fun environment for the kids, but capture memories that will last a lifetime for the family.

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.

Jenna’s Aha Moment: She can enjoy being a photographer without the fame, the following, or being booked up all the time. Enjoy the process you’re in and how you’re growing from it.

Technique for Free Time: Slowing down her business goals and setting up structure has allowed for her to find focus on the tasks at hand without distraction. This also allowed her to set up boundaries around life and work.

The Gear Bag: Her Canon AE-1 that her mom learned film photography on.

Play-Based Family Portrait Sessions: These sessions are set up to capture how a family would normally engage with one another, without every client’s session coming out the exact same.

Steps to Creating Play-Based Family Sessions:
1. Once booked, reach out to the family for names, ages, and a photo of the family so you can think about the family and how you can use their features to interact with each other.
2. Capture the “Grandma Photo,” the photo grandma wants of everyone looking and smiling.
3. Play games with the kids that will get the fun started:
a. Shark Attack: where the child secretly gets to be a shark and go attack by kissing the ears of the unsuspecting parents.
b. The Sushi Roll: everyone is facing the  same direction and standing in a row, when one person rolls in, pulling the rest of the family into a “sushi roll.”
4. Sometime you’ll just need to play games with the kids before the session to make them feel comfortable.

Photographers Mentioned in this Episode:
Samantha Kelly
Yan Palmer – “The Fall Apart”

Links:
Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk – Danielle Krysa
Paradox of Choice – Barry Schwartz
Tony Robbins
Website: jennacole.com
Instagram: @jennacolephoto
Facebook: Jenna Cole Photography