Episode 440: Organization Isn’t Just For Nerds – Tracy Moore

organization

Organization—it’s a word most creatives hate. We’re here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be a bad word and it isn’t just for nerds.

In episode 440 of the Bokeh Podcast, Tracy Moore shares how organization can make a powerful and positive impact on your efficiency in business. Listen in as she shares the benefits of her favorite systems and softwares!

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Professional Photographer and Miilu: The Simplest Way to Create and Manage Timelines and Shot Lists for the Events You’re Photographing.  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: Trouble-Maker Photographer for Adventurous Senior Girls (9:34)

Adventurous Do Good Contest (11:32)

Customer Service: Be interested in them. (14:39)

Technique for Time: (21:19)
Time Blocking
Eisenhower Method

Delegation/Outsourcing (28:18)

Book Recommendations: (38:57)
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnige ?
Never Split the Difference
15 Invaluable Laws of Growth
How to Win Friends and Influence People for Teen Girls

bokehbookshelf.com

FOCUS Mastermind (41:17)
F – Finding Your Niche
O – Optimizing Your Brand
C – Client Acquisition
U – Unforgettable Client Experience
S – Systems & Sales

3 Major Benefits of Systems (44:35)
1. Time Saving (46:27)
2. Better Client Experience (53:37)
3. More Income Overall (55:14)

Systems Tracy Has in Place (57:27)
Client Galleries
Contracts & Invoicing

Deciding on Softwares (58:32)
Good Reputation
Word of Mouth
Client Facing Experience
Time Saving

Softwares (1:01)
Shootproof for Client Galleries and Contracts
Simplebooklet
Survey Monkey
Dropbox
Square
Kajabi

Links
tracymoorephoto.com
instagram.com/tracymoorephoto
The Art of Witty Banter by Patrick King
Chalene Johnson

Episode 361: A Smart Client Workflow – Chelsy Weisz

Smart Client Workflow

Have you set up amazing and efficient client workflows in your business?

In episode 361 of the Bokeh Podcast, Chelsy Weisz joins us to discuss important principals behind a smart client workflow, along with the primary stages you should plan to incorporate. If your workload feels light due to rescheduling sessions due to COVID-19, now is the time to prepare for when you hit your busy season and don’t have as much free time!

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.

Customer Experience: Setting your expectations so that you can exceed them. (5:52)

Brand Position: (7:59)
Photography Brand – Educate & Inspiring Brides in Northwest North Dakota to Turn into a Wife
Education Brand – Preparing Your to Transform Your Business into What You’re Supposed To Do

Outsourcing/Delegation: Editing, Virtual Assistant, Podcast Editing (15:33)

Book Recommendations: Start with Why by Simon Sinek – bit.ly/bp-startwithwhy (20:40)

bokehbookshelf.com

Why Chelsy Loves Workflow (24:01)

Four Stages of Photo Sessions: (24:00)
1. Inquiry
2. Pre-Session
3. Post-Session
4. Ongoing and Marketing
Optional 5. Pre-Sale
Optional 6. Post Sale

Setting Up Workflows: The system you develop needs to be easy to duplicate (tracking, templates, etc) (29:00)

Creating Tasks for Each Stage’s Workflow (34:37)

Using a CRM to Manage Automated Emails (42:25)

Links:
chelsyweisz.com
instagram.com/chelsyweisz
Lindsay Letters Calendar – lindsayletters.co/collections/the-creatives-calendar
thewisephotographerpodcast.com
Ashlyn Write’s Course – copywritingforcreatives.ashlynwrites.com
The Emyth – bit.ly/bp-emyth

Episode 323: Workflow Wednesday: Managing Timelines and Shot Lists with Miilu – Nathan, Haylee, Heather, & Rich

Managing Timelines & Shot Lists

Do your wedding days ever feel chaotic or unorganized, even after spending time connecting with clients and vendors during the planning process?

In episode 323 of the Bokeh Podcast, we’re introducing you to Miilu—the app that provides the simplest solution for event planning, coordinating, and scheduling. You can now collaborate with all vendors with ease using Miilu to create day-of timelines, shot lists, and more!

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

Watch the Facebook Live Video Here:

Links:
Miilu.com
John Wick Video – bit.ly/vp-johnwick

Episode 263: A Technical Approach to Your Photographic Style – Rhea Whitney

Photographic Style

Are you looking to dive deep into defining your photographic style? Sometimes we have to go back to the basics of photography!

In episode 263 of the Bokeh Podcast, Rhea Whitney shares the technical aspects of how she approached developing her photographic style. Listen in as she provides an overview of what’s in her gear bag, her go-to camera settings, and her overall vision for her photography.

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.

Serving: DC, Maryland, & Virginia + Houston, Austin, & Dallas

Brand Position: Capturing portraits & weddings for the chic and modern creative & couple.

Advice for Photographers: Invest in education. (24:39)

Book Recommendations: (31:08)
The Rise of the Youpreneur – bit.ly/bp-youpreneur
Secrets of the Six-Figure Woman – bit.ly/bp-6figwoman

The Gear Bag: Prism & Imagination (34:10)

Equipment: (46:07)
Nikon D750 – bit.ly/bp-nikond750
50mm 1.4 – bit.ly/bp-nikon50
85mm 1.4 – bit.ly/bp-nikon85
35mm 1.4 – bit.ly/bp-nikon35
24-70mm 2.8 – bit.ly/bp-nikon24-70
Macro 60mm 2.8 – bit.ly/bp-nikon60
70-200mm – bit.ly/bp-nikon70-200
Godox Flashpoints – bit.ly/bp-godoxflashpoints
Godox AD200 Strobe – bit.ly/bp-godox-ad200