Episode 328: How to Do Business with High-End Planners – Courtney Wolf & Julie Bunkley

high-end planners

Are you trying to serve high-net-worth clients, but haven’t found a way to move your business into the high-end wedding market?

In episode 328 of the Bokeh Podcast, Courtney and Julie of Invision Events discuss how high-end wedding planners typically approach building relationships with other vendors. Join them as they define what high-end weddings mean to them, and how they best serve their 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.

Brand Position: Boutique wedding planner and designer who work together to serve a high-end, refined & tailored clientele.(2:53)

Advice for Photographers: (14:55)
Julie – Everything you do in business is a long game.
Courtney – You’re in a service-based industry where you have to be flexible

Technique for Time: (20:38)
Julie – Work is always going to be there, so you need to stop feeling guilty when you take time for yourself.
Courtney – Keep a todo list to organize your work.

Book Recommendations: (27:26)
Courtney:
Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell – bit.ly/bp-tipping-point
Tribes by Seth Godin – bit.ly/bp-tribes
The Wedding Biz Podcast by Andy Kushner – theweddingbiz.com
Julie:
The Wedding Biz Podcast by Andy Kushner – theweddingbiz.com
Becoming Michelle Obama – http://bit.ly/bp-becomingmichelle
Marie Antoinette – bit.ly/bp-marieantoinette
Enneagram

Defining High-End or High-Net-Worth Clients: Incorporating an extension of their lifestyle in their wedding to create an experience for their guests. (33:23)

How to Connect with High-End Wedding Planners: (42:59)
1. Have a shared experience with them. Ex: Industry events.
2. Reach out to join their team for a day to understand how they best serve their clients.
3. Create a lasting impression by learning how to see someone.

The Biggest Takeaway: (55:42)
Planners don’t always hold all of the keys to all of the clients.

Links:
invevents.com
fb.com/invisionevents
instagram.com/invisionevents
courtney@invevents.com
julie@invevents.com
Trello.com
harpersbazaar.com
Vero by Kelly Berry – bit.ly/bp-vero

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 295: A Purposeful Wedding Photography Timeline – Ashlyn Cathey

Wedding Photography Timeline

Are you creating valuable wedding photography timelines for your clients that prepare you for any situation?

In episode 295 of the Bokeh Podcast, Ashlyn Cathey discusses the importance of creating purposeful timelines for your weddings to leave them stress and chaos free. Listen in as she explains how to prepare your clients’ expectations of their day and deliver an amazing wedding experience for your 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.

Brand Position: (3:42)
Being personal, providing all day coverage, and having experience in the industry.
Driven by 3 values: to love couples, to serve above and beyond, to preserve special moments.

Advice for Photographers: (13:44)
1. For Newbies: Time and consistency are your friend.
2. For Experience: Don’t forget to take the time to feel inspired and learn new things.

Technique for Time: Time Blocking (17:27)

Content Recommendation: Behind the Scenes Podcast with Jeremy & Audrey Roloff – bit.ly/bp-behindthescenes (22:35)

The Gear Bag: Spiderbelt Dual Camera Holster – bit.ly/bp-spiderbeltdual (24:37)

Importance of Wedding Day Timelines: Living in the moment, means leaving time for those moments to happen. (31:47)

Key Notes for Timelines: (32:21)
1. The day will fly by.
2. Most days don’t go as planned.
3. Make the day fun with extra time for fun things.

Reasons Timelines Don’t Work: (32:57)
1. Miscommunicated Desires
2. Coordination
3. Not having a Plan B

Links:
ashlyncathey.com
instagram.com/ashlyncathey.photo

Episode 294: Creating Powerful Reception Lighting – Kenny Clapp

Reception Lighting

Do your reception photos fall short because you’re not familiar with making the most of your light sources?

In episode 294 of the Bokeh Podcast, Kenny Clapp shares the important principals for creating powerful reception lighting. Listen in this special episode where we scroll through Kenny’s Instagram to review the characteristics of light to look for while you’re shooting.

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.

Based in: Baltimore and the DMV area (2:30)

Brand Position: Honest, Meaningful, and Attentive (3:01)

Advice for Photographers: Learn the technical side of photography first. (10:56)

Content Recommendation: (12:38)
inspirephotoretreats.com
Mentors
SLRLounge.com
Youtube.com

Technique for Time: Treat your business like a business and give yourself a timeframe for getting things done.(16:52)

Book Recommendation: Mindset by Carol Dweck – bit.ly/bp-mindset (21:27)

The Gear Bag: Stamping Block – bit.ly/bp-stampingblock (24:10)

What Drew Kenny to Dramatic Lighting: His Experience at Failing with It. (27:20)

Drawing Inspiration:
Magmod How I Shot It Youtube – bit.ly/bp-howishotit
Photography Contests
fearlessphotographers.com
wpja.com

Four Characteristics of Lighting: (36:24)
1. Quantity of Light
2. Quality of Light
3. Color of Light
4. Direction of Light

Quantity & Quality of Light Discussion:

 

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Practical Tips for Reception Lighting: (50:00)
1. Scout your location ahead of time.
2. Don’t overcomplicate things or equipment.
3. Use grid to control your light.
4. Experiment in a controlled manner.

Lighting:
Godox Flashpoint – bit.ly/bp-godoxflashpoint
AD200 – bit.ly/bp-godox-ad200 (55:01)

Mentioned in this Episode:
Eric & Amber Langwa
Eric McAllister – mccallisterphoto.com
Roy Cox – 4-optic.com

Links:
clappstudios.com
instagram.com/clappstudios