Episode 284: Adjusting Your Business Model with Life Changes – Torrey Fox

Life Changes with Torrey Fox

Have you ever faced big life changes that require a shift in your business model?

In episode 284 of the Bokeh Podcast, Torrey Fox joins us to discuss the major changes in her personal life over the last year, and how that effected the amount of time she could put into her business. Listen in as she provides techniques for working more efficiently with less time available!

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: Telling the story of clients through timeless images. (6:08)

Advise for Photographers: Show the work that you want to be shooting. (9:16)

Book Recommendation: Rich Dad, Poor Dad (12:54)

The Gear Bag: Fanny Pack (Hershle) and Holsters (15:08)

Technique for Time After Big Life Changes: (18:30)
Scheduling uninterrupted time to work.
Stop watching Instagram stories.
Be pickier about the jobs she accepts.
Raise prices to work less.
Shooting film to attract a higher end client and spend less time editing.

Raising Prices for Less Work: (38:46)
Determine how much you want to work and how much you want to make.

Links:
torreyfoxphotography.com
instagram.com/torreyfox
facebook.com/torreyfoxphotography
Episode 60 – http://bit.ly/bp-60

Episode 283: Workflow Wednesday: How to Plan for a Sabbatical – Rich, Heather, Haylee & Nathan

Sabbatical

As an entrepreneur, do you struggle with the idea that taking a long period of time off work will cause your business to crumble?

In episode 283 of the Bokeh Podcast, Rich & Heather Smith share what their business looks like after a 14 day sabbatical to Alaska, and how they managed their business without cell phone or internet. Listen in as they share practical tips for preparing your business for a long trip so that you can still enjoy traveling as a business owner.

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

Preparing for a Trip/Sabbatical:
1. Plan ahead for communication, money, and sessions.
2. Don’t overcommitted around your travel dates.
3. Set up a great autoresponder.
4. Build and rely on your relationships.

Practical Tip: Minimize your overwhelm by not over-doing it.

Links:
iPhone XS
Petapixel Article Mentioned
Photographersedit.com

Episode 273: How to Create Balance Amidst Hustle – Deb Kalsbeek & Bethany Cramblet

Balance Amidst Hustle

Do your personal relationships suffer because you’re investing all of your time into your business? The concept of balance is subjective, but it may be time to evaluate how you can have more of it in your life.

In episode 273 of the Bokeh Podcast, Deb Kalsbeek and Bethany Cramblet of SnapJoy Studio share how they’ve found balance while juggling five businesses between the two of them. Listen in as they share about their experience in finding a way to balance their workload to fit their individual needs.

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: West Michigan (1:21)

The Businesses:
Joy Photo – Owned by Bethany
Snap Studio – Owned by Deb
Weddings In A Snap – Co-owned by Deb & Bethany
BE – Owned by Deb
SnapJoy Studio – Co-owned by Deb & Bethany

Brand Position: (11:43)
Joy Photo – Capturing joy and storytelling in a generic way that is specialized in a genuine way.
Snap Studio – Photographer serving wedding clients as one vendor to simplify the planning process so they can focus on the reason they’re getting married.
Wedding in a Snap – Weddings don’t have to be about the chaos, so plan your wedding over a two hour consultation.
BE – Education based on community over competition.
SnapJoy Studio – Provide a space that has all of the tools you could possibly need as a photographer.

The Lesson: (21:15)
Find a mentor.
Put yourself out there.

Content Recommendations: (24:38)
Jasmine Star – jasminestar.com
Seth Godin’s Podcast – seths.blog/podcasts
Gary Box FB Group – facebook.com/groups/1828961777318899/

The Gear Bag: (30:00)
Krystal
White Balance Tool

What is Balance? A effort to meet goals without sacrificing mental health. Physical health, or relationship health. (34:33)

Contrasts in Work Habits & Balance for Deb & Bethany: Not everyone’s idea of balance will look the same, listen in as they share how they differ yet still find balance. (42:11)

Links:
Joy Photo – joyful.photos
Snap Studio – SNAPSTUDIOGR.com | instagram.com/snapstudiogr | fb.com/snapstudiogr
BE – Be-TheChange.net | instagram.com/grbossbabes
SnapJoy Studio – snapjoystudio.com | instagram.com/snapjoystudio | fb.com/snapjoystudio
Rising Tide Society – risingtidesociety.com

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