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 248: Going Pro Without Getting Overwhelmed – Kishia Saffold

Going Pro - Kishia Saffold

Are you preparing to turn your photography hobby into a professional business, yet worry about getting overwhelmed?

In episode 248 of the Bokeh Podcast, Kishia Saffold of Short Stuff Photography discusses the workflow, systems, and marketing tips you need to implement into your business to avoid that feeling of overwhelm!

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: Waking up at 4AM to go to the gym will keep you disciplined in all areas of your life. (2:33)

Book Recommendation: Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill – bit.ly/bp-thinkrichgrow (11:20)

Advice for Photographers: Don’t buy everything you see on youtube. (15:33)

Brand Position: Making people who aren’t photogenic feel comfortable in front of the camera with professional makeup and quick turn-around times. (17:59)

The Gear Bag: Prism (22:05)

Proudest Moment: Voted Best Photographer in her area last year.

Systems for an Efficient Business: (29:54)
tailwindapp.com
dubsado.com
paypal.com
dropbox.com
zoom.us

Marketing Tips for Photographers: (38:07)
1. Consistently Posting on Social Media
2. Television
3. Networking Opportunities

Links:
Shortstuffphotography.com
fb.com/shortstuffphotography
instagram.com/shortstuffphoto
orangetheoryfitness.com

Episode 209: Workflow Wednesday: Automation in a CRM for a Consistent Client Experience – Laura Neff, Nathan, Haylee, Heather, & Rich

Automation with CRMs for Client Experience

Are you creating an impressive experience for your clients that is consistent each and every time?

In episode 209 of Bokeh Podcast, our hosts and special guest, Laura Neff, explore the potential of automation with CRMs, and how you can create a consistent client experience through workflows! Listen in as Laura shares her how she’s utilized her CRM, her favorite features in Honeybook, and how she’s saved time through creating automated workflows!

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
@lauraleecreative
lauraleecreative.com

January’s Workflow Wednesday Theme: Client Experience

Sample Email Types:
Vendor Recommendations
Wedding Education Blog Posts
Timeline Recommendations
Album & Print Education
Officiant Script for Unplugged Weddings

Laura’s Questionnaires:
1. Relationship
2. Engagement Session
3. Wedding Day Questionnaire
4. Preliminary Timelines
5. Vendor Sheet Social Handle

Milestones Deserves Texts: This allows you to be the first person to tell them about the milestone! Examples: Sneak Peaks & Blog Posts

Get 50% OFF your first year of Honeybook here!

Links:
Wedding Photographer’s Playbook: lauraleecreative.com/wedding-photographer-playbook
Google Assist: assistant.google.com
Alexa: bit.ly/bp-alexa
The Fireside Retreat: lauraleecreative.com/the-fireside-retreat
Peteandjordan.com
Movemountainsretreat.com

Episode 207: Workflow Wednesday: 5 Important Principles for a Better Client Experience – Ashley Gerrity, Nathan, & Haylee

Client Experience

Have you considered how important consistency is in your client experience?

In episode 207 of Bokeh Podcast, our hosts and special guest, Ashley Gerrity share five important principles that will help in creating routines for a better experience for your clients. Listen in as Ashley shares how her job at Starbucks prepared her to place importance on client experience, and how she adapted that concept into her photography business!

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:
@nathanholritz
photographersedit.com
@photogsedit
bokehpodcast.com
@bokehpodcast
ashleygerrityphotography.com
@ashleygerrityphotography

January’s Workflow Wednesday Theme: Client Experience

5 Important Principals for a Better Client Experience

1.  Put you, first. The airplane oxygen mask method.
2. Create a productive workspace.
3. Put it on the calendar.
4. Set clear expectations from day one by protecting your boundaries & welcoming your clients into “their” time.
5. Focus on the client pieces.

Links:
Calendly
bit.ly/bp-ep2
bit.ly/bp-80