Episode 262: How to Be a Successful Part-Time Photographer – Seanna Leaf

Are you feeling inadequate as a part-time photographer, due to the overwhelming thoughts that you’re not successful until you go full-time?

In episode 262 of the Bokeh Podcast, Seanna Leaf shares how she has found success in her business as a part-time photographer. Listen in as she explains how you should be the only person to determine what success looks like for your photography business, and how to define that success yourself.

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Show Notes

Brand Position: Focusing on authentic and emotion-filled moments at weddings and between couples. (1:58)

Advice for Photographers: (6:02)
Try every kind of photography to find what you love.
Make meaningful connections in the industry.

Technique for Time: Create lists to stay organized. (9:57)
Google Lists – bit.ly/bp-googlelists

Content Recommendations: (13:27)
Bokeh Podcast
The Photography Together Podcast by Kyle Yates
The Listening by Kayla Tene
The Business of Photography by Sprout Studio
Goal Digger Podcast by Jenna Kutcher

The Gear Bag: Prisms (16:52)

“Lately I have been doing a lot of reflection on my life as a Social Worker and a photographer and realizing that at this point in my life I actually don’t want to be a full time photographer & that’s OKAY! I feel like we are always bombarded with the thoughts that if your not full-time your not ‘successful’ and I put that in quotes because truly we need to all determine what success looks like for ourselves.” – Seanna Leaf

Defining Your Own Success: (30:12)
1. Look inward, not outward.
2. Separate your goals into small and big goals, then celebrate them!

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