Episode 293: How to Delegate to a Team of Photographers – Katie Devaney

Are you ready to grow your team, but fear the idea of letting someone else manage work for your brand?

In episode 293 of the Bokeh Podcast, Katie Devaney of Be Light Photography shares how she found success in hiring team members and delegating work in her business! Listen in as she shares the key principles for bringing on the right people and delegating work to your team.

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Brand Position: A team of multiple photographers, offering film, digital, and video. (3:53)

Advice for Photographers: Always chase after your dream and don’t hold back. (4:58)

Technique for Time: Take days off during the week, make time for the people in your life, hire an assistant (6:58)

Book Recommendations: The Maxwell Leadership Bible by John Maxwell (9:39)

The Gear Bag: Fans – bit.ly/bp-portablefans (12:18)

Katie’s Team: (15:32)
5 Lead Photographers
1 Videographer
1 Administrative Assistant

Challenges with Delegation: Trust that they’ll show up, represent the company, deliver high quality work. (25:16)

Important Principals for Delegation: (26:46)
1. Hire the right people for your team.
2. Train your team well & be available to help when needed.
3. Leave room for grace, no one is perfect.

Onboarding New Photographers: Everyone is different based on where they are in their experience. From 6 months to a year, it can vary. (35:46)

Links:
belightphotography.com
instagram.com/belightphotography
instagram.com/belightfineartphotography