Episode 426: How to Capture Wedding Details Beautifully – Stephanie Kase

wedding details

Are you providing your couples with beautifully styled detail images from their wedding day?

In episode 426 of the Bokeh Podcast, Stephanie Kase joins us to walk through her workflow for photographing details. Listen in as she also discusses how she educates her couples on what makes beautiful details shots and the role they play in the process.

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: Organized, genuine experience for classic couples getting married. (3:27)

Technique for Time: Consider the concept of defined work hours. (9:33)

Outsourcing/Delegation: Outsourcing Editing and Hiring an Assistant (12:15)

Book Recommendations: (17:45)
This is Marketing with Seth Godin
Essentialism

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Education & Communication with Couples: Preparation for Photographing Details (21:11)

Styling Kit & Styling Boards (25:30)

Arrive Early to Eliminate Stress (27:35)

Workflow for Photographing Details (30:07)
Photograph the Dress First
Move to Lay Flat Images

Going From Big to Small in Lay Flats (31:31)
Three Main Big Shots (31:44)
1. Invitation Suite
2. Bride’s Details
3. Groom’s Details
Small Shots of Every Detail (32:29)

Getting Variety in the Details (33:20)

 

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Collaborating with the Florist (38:08)

Camera Gear (39:52)
Sigma Art 50 mm
Tamron 90 mm Macro

Post Production Workflow with Vendors (42:14)

Links
stephaniekase.com
instagram.com/stephanielynnkase
youtube.com/channel/UCiY-h0MvIzfneJ6n72psVMQ
Free Download: 6 Secrets for Photographing Details

Episode 425: How to Manage Stress as a Photographer – Glen Mitchell

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Are you heading into a busy and stressful season in your photography business? Maybe you’re in the middle one now and need to relieve some of that stress.

In episode 425 of the Bokeh Podcast, Glen Mitchell explains all of the factors in your life that impact your stress and how you can manage it. Listen in as he shares his passion for eliminating stress in your life through his Thrive Through Life Health Coaching DESTRESSS Protocol.

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.

Client Experience: Know your customer and care about them. (5:10)

Outsourcing/Delegation: Outsourcing Editing with Photographer’s Edit (14:54)

Book Recommendations: Jim Rones (18:46)
Ultimate Jim Rohn Library on Audible

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DESTRESSS Protocol (35:10)

Diet (35:55)
East lots of green vegetables, with a little meat.

Exercise (46:28)
Exercise is a stress on the body, depending on your body type, adjust accordingly.

Stress (51:14)

Toxins (1:00:03)

Rest (1:04:42)

Sleep (1:06:12)
1. Stop eating 3 hours before bed.
2. Make your bedroom as dark as possible.
3. Use a wake light alarm to wake you up.
4. Keep your bedroom cool (chillypads and hypoallergenic sheets)
5. Listen to soothing music or white noise.
6. Make the bedroom an electronic free zone.
7. Dim/Warm lighting your bedroom.
8. Supplements for sleep.

Emotional Balance (1:11:25)
9 Toxic Emotions:
1. Bitterness
2. Resentment
3. Discomfort
4. Anger
5. Disappointment
6. Guilt
7. Shame
8. Anxiety
9. Sadness

Supplements (1:20:11)
Glen’s Daily Supplements:
1. Daily Nutritional Support by Equilibrium
2. Omega 3
3. Vitamin D
Other Supplements
1. Vitamin B
2. Magnesium
3. Vitamin C
4. Probiotics
5. Adaptogens

Success Mindset (1:25)
Three Processes of Success Mindset:
1. See it
2. Believe it
3. Achieve it

Principals Glen Lives By (1:26:55)
1. Only concern yourself with things you can control.
2. Things are happening for us, not to us.
3. Always be a student.
4. Be happy with what you have, but open to receiving more.
5. Have a compelling vision for your future.

Mentioned in this Episode:
Ben Greenfield
Daily Nutritional Support by Equilibrium Nutrition
Holmes- Rahe Test
Oura Ring
Binaral Beats – Binaral App
DESTRESSS Protocol
The Dirty Dozen Clean 15 List
Green Pan
Herb Shelton
Tony Robbins
Dr. Rhonda Patrick
The Rain Barrel Effect – Dr. Steven Kimball

Links
thrivethroughlife.com
glenmitchellphotography.com
instagram.com/thrivethroughlife
instagram.com/weddingsbynicolaandglen

Episode 412: How Prioritizing Family Makes You a Better Photographer – Benjamin Clifford

prioritizing family

Does finding a work/life balance as a photographer intimidate you? We often believe that putting too much focus on one will cause the other to suffer.

In episode 412 of the Bokeh Podcast, Benjamin Clifford shares how he decided to start prioritizing his family over his business and how that shift made him a better photographer. Listen in as he shares how you can avoid sacrificing your business by creating routines, encouraging communication, and prioritizing to your family.

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: Intimate elopement photography. (1:45)

Delegation/Outsourcing: Editing, SEO, then split the responsibilities between partners.

Book Recommendations: Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey (20:56)

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Prioritizing Family (26:35)

Communication (31:30)

Principles for Prioritizing Family (34:32)
1. Morning and evening routines
2. Create open communication with those you love.
3. Create small pockets of moments in your day to show that you value the other person.

Ways Prioritizing Family Makes You a Better Photographer (48:14)
1. Improved time management skills.
2. It clears out the less important stuff to focus on.

Links
nomadelopements.com
Joe Rogan’s Episode with Kevin Hart

Make sure you check out Episode 141 with Ben:

wedding photography

Episode 403: Finding Balance as a Mom & Photographer – Rebecca Nash Emerson

balance

Entrepreneurship is hard, but add parenting into the mix, and it sometimes feels impossible to find a balance.

In episode 403 of the Bokeh Podcast, Rebecca Nash joins us to discuss the steps she took to finding balance as a mom and photographer. Listen in as she shares the tools she uses for scheduling and ways to communicate and collaborate with your family on creating balance.

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: Support and celebrate your love, your business, and your life through photography, conversation, and mentorship. (2:01)

Customer Experience: Care (5:02)

Technique for Time: Balance doesn’t mean everything gets equal time, it means it gets the time it needs. Use time-blocking. (6:40)

Delegation/Outsourcing (7:51)

Inspiration: Movies, art galleries, music, (14:08)

Book Recommendations: Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo (17:10)

About Rebecca’s Family (19:43)

Tools: (21:44)
Asana Task Manager – app.asana.com
Elegant Excellence Journal – elegantexcellencejournal.com
Google + Paper Calendar – calendar.google.com
Eisenhower Matrix

About the Eisenhower Matrix (23:15)

Approach to Time Blocking (27:00)

Collaboration with Family Fun (35:13)

Finding Balance as a Parent and Photographer (35:13)

Links
rebeccanashphotography.com
instagram.com/rebeccanashphotography