Episode 269: How Boundaries Can Help Us Serve Our Clients – Jenna Joseph

Boundaries Serve Clients

Are you letting your work spill over into your personal life due to a lack of boundaries?

In episode 269 of the Bokeh Podcast, Jenna Joseph of Jenna Photo explains the importance of setting boundaries in your business to help provide a better work/life balance. Listen in as she shares how boundaries can not only benefit you, but your client experience as well!

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: Temecula Wine Country (1:44)

Type of Photography: Wedding & Engagement Photography (1:44)

Brand Position: Creating a comfortable and stress-free experience so authentically joyful imagery is a natural byproduct. (3:59)

Implementing the Brand Position: (5:35)
1. Relationship building
2. Timeline

The Lesson: Find a mentor, invest in community, and pour your time and finances into education. (10:02)

Technique for Time: Schedule everything and be aware of what you have going on. (12:21)

Book Recommendations: How to Win Friends and Influence People – bit.ly/bp-winfriends (18:19)

The Gear Bag: Boutonniere Pins (21:09)

Defining Boundaries: The expression and protection of our values and self-care. (24:33)

Jenna’s Values: Family Time (28:03)

How Jenna Sets Boundaries: (28:03)
– Creating set office hours and making your clients aware of them.
– Setting email as primary form of communication
– Scheduling family days & protecting them.
– Contracts and clear communication.
– No work while on date nights.

Links:
instagram.com/jenna_photo
Jennaphoto.com
Google Voice – voice.google.com
Brenebrown.com
tonyrobbins.com

Episode 265: Leveraging Automation to Maintain Work/Life Balance – Dave Shay

Automation for Work/Life Balance

Have you created systems in your business that allow you to focus more on your life and less on business?

In episode 265 of the Bokeh Podcast, Dave Shay discusses how automation can help you maintain a better work/life balance by eliminating tasks you are constantly repeating. Listen in as he shares the three important questions you should ask yourself to determine if the work you’re doing needs to be automated!

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 out of: Raleigh, NC

The Brand Position/Mission: I’m not the “anything to get the shot” person, because I’m making sure to not distract the couple from their wedding day. I’m here to help couples make their marriages last longer. (8:36)

Advice for Photographers: Success happens when preparation meets opportunity. (13:27)

Brenizer Stitch: Taking a portrait lens and turning it into a landscape by taking 80-90 frames and stitching them together. This keeps the depth of field, but includes the rest of the scene. bit.ly/bp-brenizer (17:20)

Book Recommendations: (23:00)
4 Hour Work Week – bit.ly/bp-4hr
The Power of Habit – bit.ly/bp-powerofhabit

The Gear Bag: Kirkland Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (27:45)

Three Questions to Determine Automation: (36:46)
1. Have I done this more than once?
2. Is sending this manually worth the time for me?
3. If I forget to send this, is my client going to be more frustrated than if I send it on time and it’s just not as personalized?

Automated Elements of Business: (39:11)
1. Emails
2. Blogging
3. Post-Wedding Referral Request & Up-sell

Links:
daveshay.com/traction
instagram.com/daveshay
myphotographerlovestacos.com
Tave.com
Shootproof.com
Zapier.com

Episode 244: Personal Projects for Minimizing Burnout – Kelly Berry

Minimizing Burnout - Kelly Berry

Are you looking for ways to avoid burnout during your busy seasons?

In episode 244 of the Bokeh Podcast, Kelly Berry shares how incorporating personal projects into your workload can help combat burnout and fuel your passion for 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.

Technique for Time: Getting up early to focus better. (2:06)

Staying Centered: This can be different for everyone, but for Kelly, riding horses and spending time outdoors. But also, just be inspired by what your clients are doing and saying. (07:05)

Book Recommendations: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert – bit.ly/bp-bigmagic (11:45)

Advice for Photographers: Connect with as many creatives in your field as possible. (15:46)

Brand Position: Fine art photographer capturing editorial, engagements, and weddings.(18:36)

The Gear Bag: Canon 5D Mark III with ZEISS 50mm & Contax 645

Why Passion Projects? It fuels you and allows you to be creative without the pressure of work. (43:34)

Vero Workshops: A workshop that brings out the artist in you. (50:27)

Links:
Kellyberryphoto.com
instagram.com/kberryphoto
veroworkshop.com
instagram.com/workshopvero
pixieset.com<
pixellu.com/smartalbums

Episode 230: Snapshot: Creating Balance – Lisette Gatliff

Balance - Lisette Gatliff

Are you struggling to be present in your personal life due to the overwhelming amount of work you’re trying to accomplish for your business?

In episode 230 of the Bokeh Podcast, Lisette Gatliff describes the moment she realized her business was taking over her life. Listen in as she shares three ways you can start creating a healthier balance between your personal and business life!

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: Wedding & family photographer capturing everything from your “I Do’s” to your child’s first birthday.

The Gear Bag: Canon 135mm 2.0

How to Create Balance:
1. Create a distinction between personal and business life.
2. Outsource what you can.
3. Create templates for faster responding.

Links:
Lisettegatliff.com
instagram.com/Lisettegatliffphoto