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Episode 315: How to Plan an Elopement for Your Clients – Maddie Mae

Are you ready to take your elopements to the next level for your couples by planning a unique experience that will leave their day stress-free?

In episode 315 of the Bokeh Podcast, Maddie Mae describes how her team utilizes their experience to guide clients while planning their elopements. Listen in as she shares how you can get started in creating amazing elopement experiences for your couples.

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Show Notes

Specializing in Elopements (4:48)

Brand Position: Elopement photographers and guides to your wildly different wedding experience that is completely yours. (13:40)

Advice for Photographers: Use your creativity as an asset, not just with your work, but in your business and marketing. (24:07)

Time Technique: Don’t be afraid to ask for help and create a team. (30:24)

Book Recommendation: (38:13)
Blue Ocean Strategy – bit.ly/bp-blueoceanstrategy
Building a Storybrand by Donald Miller – bit.ly/bp-storybrand
Start With Why by Simon Sinek – bit.ly/bp-startwithwhy
Scary Close by Donald Miller – bit.ly/bp-scaryclose

The Gear Bag: (42:46)
Nude Leggings – bit.ly/bp-fleeceleggings

The State of the Industry | Elopement Photography (46:45)
No industry standards.

Getting Started in Elopement Photography:
Niche Down – There are so many types of elopements.
Build your portfolio on your own travels
Second shoot lots of weddings.
Travel with your gear.
Create valuable content.

Why Maddie Added Guiding to Her Services: (1:00:34)
It allowed her to create a better experience for her clients.

Maddie’s Favorite Question to Ask Her Couples: (1:09:26)
Why did you decide to elope?

Lateral Thinking by Edward Bono – bit.ly/bp-lateralthinking