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

Episode 210: Taking Care of Our Mental Health – Vanessa Hicks

Mental Health

Are you overwhelmed from taking on too much work in your photography business, but are afraid to ask for help? As entrepreneurs, the state of your mental health should be a priority in your life and your business.

In episode 210 of the Bokeh Podcast, we’re joined by Vanessa Hicks to discuss the importance of taking your mental health seriously. Listen in as she opens up about her battle with anxiety and depression, and shares solutions to avoiding the six triggers of mental health challenges.

If you’re struggling with your mental health, we encourage you to find support or connect with the National Alliance on Mental Health.

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: Give yourself days off.

Book Recommendations:
168 Hours – bit.ly/bp-168hours
Girl Code by Cara Leyba – bit.ly/bp-girlcode

Advice for Photographers: Make sure the foundation of your home is sturdy before you take on this journey of entrepreneurship.

The Gear Bag: Canon bodies and Sigma lenses. (Sigma 35mm Art)

6 Triggers for Anxiety:
1. Stress & Lack of Self Care to Manage
2. Uncertainty
3. Social Isolation
4. Barriers to Mental Health Resources
5. Identity and Self-worth is Attached to Our Business
6. Shame & Feeling Alone

Solutions:
1. Find free time so you have a break between business and yourself.
2. Set specific and realistic goals for your business.
3. Connect with a community you can relate to.
4. Find free resources through Google.
5. Put yourself and your family first.
6. Vanessa is here, you’re not alone, reach out to her.

Links:
vanessahicksphotography.com
instagram.com/vanessahicksphotography
facebook.com/vanessahicksphotography
Defining Your Brand’s Position with Bonnie Bakhtiari – bit.ly/bp-110
How to Design Your Photography Business with Taylor Jones – bit.ly/bp-162
Developing a Distinct Photography Brand with Jess Onesto – bit.ly/bp-186
World Health Organization – who.int
honeybook.com/risingtide
Rising Tide Society Creative & Chronically Ill – bit.ly/bp-rtscci
Tony Robbins Reawaken the Giant Within – bit.ly/bp-reawaken

Episode 204: How to Prevent Burnout – Laylee Emadi

Prevent Burnout - Laylee Emadi

Did you just come out of a successful busy season that left you struggling to keep up with every task you needed to complete? Don’t let that feeling of overwhelm lead to burnout!

In episode 204 of the Bokeh Podcast, Laylee Emadi shares her own story of burnout and overwhelm, and how she managed to pull through. Listen in as she provides two poignant ideas that will enable you to avoid burnout in your business, so that you can keep growing and doing the work you love.

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: Plan your time off yearly, monthly, and weekly to ensure you’re committed to taking time off.

Book Recommendation:  Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown – bit.ly/bp-braving-wilderness

Brand Position: I work to empower, encourage, and build confidence in every client that I work with.

Advice for Photographers: If you’re not including yourself and your needs in the plans of your business, it will overrun your life.

The Gear Bag: Sigma Art 35mm

How to Prevent Burnout:
1. Re-evaluate your why.
2. Learn to identify reg flags so you can put action into play.

Links
instagram.com/laylee_emadi
Layleeemadi.com
jordanmatter.com