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#149: How to Build a Photography Community - Latoya Dixon Smith
Jun 21 • 68 min
Are you longing to make connections and build relationships with other photographers in your community? Fulfilling that sense of belonging in any industry is invaluable.In episode 149 of the Bokeh Podcast, Latoya Dixon Smith of the Queen Photographers…
#148: Workflow Wednesday: Simple Tips for Posing Couples – Nathan, Haylee, Heather, & Rich
Jun 20 • 62 min
Do you struggle with naturally posing your clients while also matching their personality? As photographers, we often have to read our clients to know what works during a session.In episode 148 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nathan, Haylee, Heather, and Rich…
#147: How to Stay Inspired as a Photographer - Mike Colón
Jun 18 • 54 min
Do you find yourself searching for creativity in your work? Running a photography business can leave you drained and uninspired.In episode 147 of the Bokeh Podcast, Mike Colón discusses his journey to finding inspiration in his career and how you can do…
#146: A Better Approach to LGBTQ Weddings - Bobbi Brinkman
Jun 14 • 67 min
Does your photography business communicate an openness and excitement to photograph the love story of all couples?In episode 146 of the Bokeh Podcast, Bobbi Brinkman shares how she ensures her clients are welcomed with love and open arms from the moment…
#145: Workflow Wednesday: Top Apps for Business on the Go - Nathan, Haylee, Heather, & Rich
Jun 13 • 60 min
Being an entrepreneur means you’re able to take your work anywhere. Are you utilizing the appropriate tools to better manage your work on the go?In episode 145 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nathan, Haylee, Heather, and Rich share the apps that enable them to…
#144: 3 Steps to Becoming an International Wedding Photographer - Miriam Salgado
Jun 11 • 59 min
Do you aspire to travel internationally while working as a photographer, yet struggle to find ways of making it a profitable business? In episode 144 of the Bokeh Podcast, Miriam Salgado shares how she united her love of wedding photography and…
#143: Wedding Publications and the Importance of Inclusion - Jessica Hunt
Jun 7 • 78 min
Have you noticed a lack of diversity and inclusion in the wedding industry? From portfolios to publications, there is room for each of us to further diversify our businesses, and to encourage others to do the same!Listen in to episode 143 of the Bokeh…
#142: Workflow Wednesday: How to Organize Your Computer - Nathan, Haylee, Heather, and Rich
Jun 6 • 49 min
Are you able to easily find the files you’re looking for on your computer? Staying organized a key component to the success of your photography business.In episode 142 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nathan, Haylee, Heather, and Rich share the principles that…
#141: How to Get Into Wedding Photography - Benjamin Clifford
Jun 4 • 60 min
Have you ever wanted to explore wedding photography, but are either new to the industry or stuck in your own niche?In episode 141 of the Bokeh Podcast, Benjamin Clifford discusses how connecting with other professionals and setting goals can ensure you’re…
#140: How to Automate Your Booking Process - Calli Burnett
May 31 • 32 min
Are you spending too much time trying to organize and communicate your services with potential clients when you could be growing in other areas of your business?In episode 140 of the Bokeh Podcast, Calli Burnett explains how she streamlined her booking…
#139: Capturing Motherhood - Lindsey Harmer
May 28 • 42 min
Do you struggle to connect with parents during your birth sessions?In episode 139 of the Bokeh Podcast, Lindsey Harmer explains how becoming a doula helped her not only connect with, but support parents during the birth of their child. Listen as she…
#138: Business Financials for Creatives - Colleen Bies
May 24 • 61 min
As a creative, your finances are the last thing you typically want to manage, yet they are paramount to the success of your business.In episode 138 of the Bokeh Podcast, Colleen Bies reveals the biggest fear for creatives when it comes to accounting.…
#137: Workflow Wednesday: How to Manage Your Numbers - Nathan, Haylee, Heather, & Rich
May 23 • 60 min
Do you get overwhelmed when dealing with money for your business? Finances and accounting can be tough to manage, especially for the creative entrepreneur.In episode 137 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nathan, Haylee, Heather, and Rich share the tools and workflows…
#136: Standing Out in the Noise - Misty Christensen
May 21 • 46 min
Do you feel lost in an over-saturated market where every photographer is providing the same service?In episode 136 of the Bokeh Podcast, Misty Christensen describes how important it is to set yourself apart in order to stand out to your ideal clients.…
#135: Facebook Ads for Photographers - Easton Reynolds
May 17 • 71 min
Are you searching for ways to advertise your business to the right audience? In episode 135 of the Bokeh Podcast, Easton Reynolds shares how Facebook ads allow you to target audiences that fit your ideal client while creating messages that will convert.…
#134: Workflow Wednesday: Booking a Client, Pt 2 (Sealing the Deal) - Nathan, Haylee, Heather, & Rich
May 17 • 62 min
Once a client decides they want to book you, are you prepared to take them on as a client?In episode 134 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nathan Holritz, Rich and Heather Smith, and Haylee Gaffin share the importance of creating workflows and implementing systems…
#133: Defining Success & Pricing for It - Kir Tuben
May 14 • 53 min
Are you struggling to determine how you should be pricing your services in a way that meets your financial goals? In episode 133 of the Bokeh Podcast, Kir Tuben explains the importance of setting goals that will lead to success, and then pricing yourself…
#132: Creating Financial Freedom for the Self-Employed - Vincent Pugliese
May 10 • 51 min
As a self-employed entrepreneur, are you struggling to manage your finances while pursuing your dream? In episode 132, Vincent Pugliese shares how you can prioritize and plan for financial freedom in your business. Listen in as he discusses the most…
#131: Workflow Wednesday: Booking a Client, Pt 1 (Your Online Presence) - Nathan, Haylee, & Rich
May 9 • 62 min
Are you building an online presence that is attracting and booking your ideal clients? In episode 131 of the Bokeh podcast, Nathan Holritz, Rich Smith, and Haylee Gaffin discuss how to use social media to market to your ideal clients online. Listen in as…
#130: 5 Steps to Legal Success for Photographers - Paige Griffith
May 3 • 58 min
You’re clear about your photographic style and you’ve determined your ideal client, but have you created the legal and financial structure for your business that is necessary for your protection and for your success? Make sure to listen in to episode 130…
#129: Workflow Wednesday: Managing Your Images, Part 2 (During & After the Shoot) - Nathan, Heather, & Rich
May 2 • 59 min
What happens to your images after you shoot? Do you have an efficient workflow in place to name, download, archive, and edit your images, or does everything feel a bit chaotic and haphazard? In episode 129 of the Bokeh podcast, Rich and Heather Smith and…
#128: Mastering the Pre-Wedding Consult - Andrew Mishler and Melanie Soliel
Apr 26 • 47 min
Do your weddings tend to feel chaotic and unorganized at times? Do you fall behind your timeline or lose track of keeping up with everything your couple holds special during their big day? In episode 128 of the Bokeh Podcast, photographers Andrew Mishler…
#127: Workflow Wednesday: Image Management, Part 1 - Nathan, Heather, & Rich
Apr 25 • 62 min
Is your desktop or laptop cluttered with files from past and recent photo shoots, with no easy to way to find the files when you need them? Are those same images taking up space on your hard drive, slowing your computer down, and leaving you wondering…
#126: How to Use Instagram Stories More Effectively - Anastasia Giaouris
Apr 19 • 68 min
Are you hesitant to make an appearance on your Instagram in order to maintain a beautiful feed? Could this be leading to missed opportunities from clients who want to know the person behind the camera? In episode 126 of the Bokeh Podcast, Anastasia…
#125: Workflow Wednesday: Communication, Part 2 - Nathan, Haylee, Heather, & Rich
Apr 18 • 63 min
Are you efficiently managing your communication with potential clients and colleagues? With all of the tools and functionality out there, where do you begin implementing systems? In episode 125 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nathan Holritz, Haylee Gaffin, Heather…
#124: More Business Through A Better Website Funnel - Paige Vaughn and Amanda Csakan
Apr 12 • 66 min
Are you losing potential customers on your website? Do you see plenty of traffic in your analytics, yet visitors continue to fall off without converting? In episode 124 of the Bokeh Podcast, Paige Vaughn and Amanda Csakan share how building funnels on…
#123: Workflow Wednesday: Communication, Part 1 – Nathan, Heather, and Rich
Apr 11 • 40 min
Are you overwhelmed with the constant onslaught of phone calls, emails, text messages, and social media messages to your business? Is all the incoming communication distracting you from the rest of your business? In episode 123 of the Bokeh Podcast,…
#122: Building a Website that Converts - Davey Jones
Apr 5 • 62 min
Do you struggle with turning website traffic into paying clients? In episode 122 of the Bokeh Podcast, Davey Jones explains the importance in the design of your website and how you could be converting more clients. Listen as he shares the biggest mistakes…
#121: Integrity as a Pathway to a Thriving Business - Megan Newton
Mar 29 • 59 min
Are you exuding integrity in your business as a way to build a better client experience and set yourself apart from others? In episode 121 of the Bokeh Podcast, Megan Newton shares how maintaining integrity in her business has allowed her to gain the…
#120: Workflow Wednesday: How to Get Stuff Done Part 2 - Nathan, Heather, and Haylee
Mar 28 • 52 min
Do you have systems implemented in your business that allow you to efficiently get work done? In episode 120 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nathan Holritz, Heather Smith, and Haylee Gaffin discuss dive further into conversation about task and project management.…
#119: It’s About the Client - Rachael Schirano
Mar 23 • 48 min
Are you putting your artistic agenda above your client experience? In episode 119 of the Bokeh Podcast, Rachael Schirano shares how you can put your client first while still maintaining your creativity. Listen as she provides tips for creating a smooth…
#118: Making the Switch to Mirrorless - Ashlee Hamon
Mar 22 • 48 min
Are you intrigued by mirrorless cameras, but hesitant to make the switch in your business? In episode 118 of the Bokeh Podcast, Ashlee Hamon explains why she made the switch to mirrorless and the impact it made on her photos and business. Listen as she…
#117: Workflow Wednesday: How to Get Stuff Done Part 1 - Nathan and Haylee
Mar 21 • 42 min
Do you struggle to accomplish every project you set out to complete? In episode 117 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nathan Holritz and Haylee Gaffin discuss setting up and utilizing project management systems for your business. Listen in as they share how to get…
#116: Sharing Your Gift for Good - Laura Jennings
Mar 21 • 58 min
Are you looking to use your gift of photography in a way that gives back to others? In episode 116, photographer Laura Jennings shares the impact photographers can have on families facing difficult times. Listen as she describes the beauty behind gifting…
#115: Capturing My Client’s Wedding Day Vision - Lisa Meyer
Mar 20 • 45 min
Are you photographing weddings in a way that captures your client’s vision of their big day? In episode 115 of the Bokeh Podcast, Lisa Meyer shares the importance of communication and expectation with clients prior to their wedding day. Listen as she…
#114: Building a Business That Supports Your Dreams - Graham & Ashley Scobey
Mar 19 • 62 min
Does your business support the dreams you have for yourself and your family? It’s time to make those dreams a reality. In episode 114 of the Bokeh Podcast, Graham and Ashley Scobey share how to ensure that your business supports your dreams, the steps to…
#113: Tangible Photography: Between Art and Service - Nirit & Amir Karby
Mar 16 • 50 min
Have you been searching for a solution to deliver beautiful galleries and tangible products while acting as a client management system? In episode 113, Nirit & Amir Karby share how they saw a need in the photography industry that led to the creation of…
#112: How to Handle Negative Feedback - Skylar Coonan
Mar 15 • 44 min
Does the fear of dealing with negative feedback in your photography business give you anxiety? In episode 112 of the Bokeh Podcast, Skylar Coonan of Sky Photography shares her approach to handling negative feedback through open communication and empathy.…
#111: Incorporating School Portraits Into Your Business - Kristin Boyer
Mar 15 • 41 min
Do you enjoy working with children and want to incorporate school portraits into your services? In episode 111 of the Bokeh Podcast, Kristin Boyer describes how she got started in school portrait photography, while still running her children and family…
#110: Defining Your Brand’s Position - Bonnie Bakhtiari
Mar 14 • 52 min
Do you want to create a unique brand position that targets your ideal clients? In episode 110 of the Bokeh Podcast, brand designer and strategist, Bonnie Bakhtiari of BisforBonnieDesign.com, shares the importance of how your brand should verbally and…
#109: How to Get Started With In-Person Sales - Carly Jurach
Mar 13 • 69 min
Are you looking to increase your sales while still building a relationship with your clients? In episode 109 of the Bokeh Podcast, Carly Jurach of Someplace Images shares how she implemented in-person sales (IPS) into her workflow in order to increase her…
#108: How to Create a Website that is Uniquely You - Jeff Shipley and Jen Olmstead
Mar 12 • 72 min
Would you like to have a website that not only looked stunning, but more effectively communicated what your photography business is offering to potential clients? In this new (and hilarious!) episode of the Bokeh podcast, Jeff Shipley and Jen Olmstead…
#107: 10 Ways Your Photography Business is Losing Money - Polly Alexandre
Mar 9 • 67 min
Is your business losing money when you know it should be growing? In episode 107 of the Bokeh Podcast, photographer and business coach Polly Alexandre shares 10 ways you’re holding yourself back from potential clients and income in your photography…
#106: The Significance of Iteration - Jeff Watkins
Mar 9 • 44 min
Are you looking to improve the processes in your photography business? In episode 105, Jeff Watkins of KolorPHX Photographic Co. shares about the importance of iteration and workflows in business that proactively improve overall client experience. Listen…
#105: 3 Steps to a More Efficient Photography Business - Carrie Wildes
Mar 8 • 52 min
We all want to figure out how to spend less time doing busywork, but most of us are artist types - not workflow engineers! Unless you’re Carrie. 😃 Listen in to today’s Bokeh Podcast interview as engineer-turned-photographer, Carrie Wildes, shares 3…
#104: Workflow Wednesday: Taking Care of Your Health: Mental Health - Nathan, Heather, & Haylee
Mar 7 • 63 min
Do you ever feel overwhelmed, stressed, or burnt out from the responsibilities of being an entrepreneur? In episode 104 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nathan Holritz, Heather Smith, and Haylee Gaffin discuss mental health and finding a peace of mind as the last…
#103: Photographing Love and Chocolate - Lindsay Abshagen
Mar 7 • 54 min
Are you looking to test out commercial photography in your business? In episode 103 of the Bokeh Podcast, Lindsay Abshagen of Eppich Photography shares how she got started in commercial photography while still managing her wedding and portrait photography…
#102: How to Incorporate a Photo Booth in Your Business - Michael and Melissa McManus
Mar 6 • 52 min
Does running a photo booth sound like a good addition to your photography business? In episode 102 of the Bokeh Podcast, Michael and Melissa McManus of M2 Photography and Poser PhotoBooth Co share how they decided a photo booth was the right move in their…
#101: How to Become a Full-Time Photographer - Ryan Dugger
Mar 5 • 46 min
Is your side hustle starting to show promise as a full-time career? In episode 101 of the Bokeh Podcast, Ryan Dugger of Creative Revolver shares his transition from part-time to full-time. Listen in as he provides three tips to preparing for full-time…
#100: Storytelling for Marketing - Megan Kuethen
Mar 1 • 43 min
Is your marketing voice truly telling a story to your audience? In episode 100 of the Bokeh Podcast, photographer and storytelling Megan Kuethen shares how she took her background in storytelling and created a unique brand position in her market. Listen…
#99: How to Raise Your Prices - Katie Bradshaw
Feb 26 • 26 min
Do you feel stuck in your current market, but desperately want to raise your prices? In episode 99 of the Bokeh Podcast, Katie Bradshaw of KB Digital Designs shares how year after year, she raises her prices while growing her business. Listen in for three…
#98: I Started My Business at 16 - Hope Taylor
Feb 22 • 52 min
Are you nervous to start your own photography business? Maybe the thought of entrepreneurship scares you. In episode 98 of the Bokeh Podcast, Hope Taylor shares how, at 16-years-old, she began building her successful photography business. From…
#97: Workflow Wednesday: Taking Care of Your Health: Exercise - Nathan, Haylee, & Heather
Feb 21 • 67 min
Is your physical health falling low on your priority list? Are looking to implement exercise into your routine? In episode 97 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nathan Holritz, Heather Smith, and Haylee Gaffin discuss exercise in this month’s series on health. Listen…
#96: Play-Based Family Portrait Sessions - Jenna Cole
Feb 19 • 38 min
Do your family portrait sessions tend to feel stiff and over-posed? In episode 96 of the Bokeh Podcast, Jenna Anderson of Jenna Cole Photography describes her take on play-based family portrait sessions. Listen in as she shares the steps she takes to not…
#95: Creating a Timeless Product for Our Clients - Heather Durham
Feb 15 • 43 min
Are you searching for a classic and timeless style for your brand and products? In episode 95 of the Bokeh Podcast, photographer Heather Durham shares her approach to creating a timeless product for clients to enjoy for years to come. Listen in as she…
#94: Workflow Wednesday: Taking Care of Our Health: Nutrition - Nathan, Haylee, & Heather
Feb 14 • 66 min
Do you struggle to prioritize your health as an entrepreneur? Are looking to develop healthier habits to make nutrition a higher priority? In episode 94 of the Bokeh Podcast, Nathan Holritz, Heather Smith and Haylee Gaffin discuss nutrition in this…
#93: Better Personal Relationships for Entrepreneurs - Monique Melton
Feb 11 • 43 min
Do you struggle to build personal relationships while focusing so much of your time and energy on your business? In episode 93, relationship expert and business coach, Monique Melton, discusses the importance of genuine connections inside and outside of…
#92: Workflow Wednesday: Introduction - Nathan, Haylee, & Heather
Feb 9 • 28 min
Are you overwhelmed with all of the busywork that is running a photography business? Would you like to learn how to simplify and streamline your workflows, so that you’ll be less stressed, have more free time, and ultimately build a more successful…
#91: 3 Steps to Healthy Hustle - Kylee Ann
Feb 8 • 24 min
Are you struggling to balance your personal life while you hustle in your professional life? In episode 91 of the Bokeh Podcast, Kylee Ann of Kylee Ann Studios provides three steps that will allow you a healthier hustle to create the balance you desire.…
#90: How to Turn Your Passion into a Sustainable Business - Adam Mason
Feb 5 • 38 min
Are you looking to turn your passion for photography into a sustainable business? In episode 90 of the Bokeh Podcast, Adam Mason shares about his start in photography, his role in educating entrepreneurs, and the passion that inspired it all. Listen as he…
#89: Branding, Social Media, and Consistency - Kate Supa
Feb 1 • 38 min
Do you struggle with creating consistent content for your social media pages that represents your brand? In episode 89, photographer Kate Supa shares behind the scenes of her successful Instagram account. Listen in as she suggests four tips to creating…
#88: Building a Powerful Photography Brand - Danette Chappell
Jan 29 • 39 min
Are you intimidated with the thought of building a photography brand that represents you? In episode 88 of the Bokeh Podcast, Danette Chappell shares how she built a brand that reflected her style and attracted adventurous couples eloping in Las Vegas.…
#87: Create A Better Client Experience With Your Website - Phillip & Eileen Blume
Jan 25 • 40 min
Does your website describe you as more than just a photographer? In episode 87 of the Bokeh Podcast, Phillip & Eileen Blume share how they turned their website into a personalized client experience that allows potential clients to connect with them.…
#86: The 24 Hour Workweek - Abbey Kyhl
Jan 22 • 41 min
Does the time investment of being an entrepreneur leave you missing out on making memories with your friends and family? In episode 86, Abbey Kyhl of Seven Summers Creative shares about the moment she realized that in order to have a healthier work-life…
#85: Freedom: Systems for a Better Life - Tim Hussey
Jan 17 • 39 min
Does being a photography business owner seem chaotic and unorganized at times? In episode 85, Tim Hussey, owner and lead developer of Pixifi, shares how a lack of organization in his photography business led to the development of a business management…
#84: Batman Lenses, Cruise Ships, and Burnout - Carly Jurach
Jan 10 • 44 min
Has your passion for photography and building a successful business led to burnout? You’re not alone! In episode 84 of the Bokeh Podcast, Carly Jurach of Someplace Images shares how loving her role as a studio manager and photographer on a popular cruise…
#83: How to Specialize in Photographing Elopements - Cherry Thomas
Jan 8 • 33 min
Are you looking to specialize in a very targeted niche, with no idea of how to market it? In episode 83, photographer Cherry Thomas shares the one move she made that allowed her to turn her dream of photographing local elopements into a reality. Listen in…
#82: Six Steps to Harmony in Business and Life - Laura Neff
Jan 3 • 53 min
Are you struggling to find balance and harmony while running a photography business? In episode 82, Laura Neff of Laura Lee Photography explains how finding harmony in your business and life can be achieved through efficiency, simplifying your systems,…
#81: Helping Boudoir Clients Feel Beautiful - Rachael Schirano
Jan 1 • 41 min
Do you find that your clients struggle with comfort and beauty during their boudoir shoots? In episode 81, Rachael Schirano shares how she makes her clients feel comfortable and beautiful in her boudoir experience from start to finish. Listen as she…
#80: Building a Workflow for Your Photography Business - Ashley Gerrity
Dec 28, 2017 • 51 min
Are you searching for an organized, more systematized way to run your photography business? In episode 80 of the Bokeh Podcast, photographer Ashley Gerrity shares how she organized her business by implementing the perfect workflow. Listen as she shares…
#79: How to Manage a Team of Photographers - Amy & Tavis Guild
Dec 21, 2017 • 40 min
Do you ever get disappointed turning away clients because you’re already booked? In episode 79, Amy & Tavis Guild of Memory Montage Photography share how they solved this problem by hiring a team of photographers under their brand. Listen in as they…
#78: How to Run a Business in 20 Hours a Week - Erin Hernandez-Reisner
Dec 18, 2017 • 32 min
Are you overworking yourself and missing out on time with your family? In episode 78 of the Bokeh Podcast, Erin Hernandez-Reisner shares how a horrific personal experience drastically shifted her perspective about work-life balance, changed her…
#77: The Importance of Being Intentional - Shaun Austin
Dec 14, 2017 • 36 min
Are you growing relationships with your clients? It’s time to start being intentional with those connections.In episode 77, Shaun Austin, CEO of Kiss Books, discusses how being intentional with building relationships will allow your clients to find trust…
#76: How To Sell More Prints - James Kelly
Dec 8, 2017 • 41 min
Do you ever wonder how you can drive print sales in your photography business? Utilizing prints for growth is a strategy often overlooked nowadays. In episode 76 of the Bokeh Podcast, photographer James Kelly of Scotland shares how he has built a business…
#75: Deep Work: How to Focus and Get More Done - Rich and Heather Smith
Dec 6, 2017 • 59 min
Do you ever have trouble staying focused on your work? With a world of unlimited distractions, it can be hard to find that focus. In episode 75 of the Bokeh Podcast, photographers Rich and Heather Smith share how they’ve adjusted the techniques in their…
#74: Entrepreneurship and Self-care - Sara O’Hara
Dec 4, 2017 • 53 min
Does your business get so overwhelming that you have little to no time for self-care? In episode 74 of the Bokeh Podcast, Sara O’Hara of Sara Jeanne Photography opens up about a time in her life when she realized, not only the importance of self-care, but…
#73: Time Management for the Photographer - Erika Grace
Nov 30, 2017 • 46 min
Do you ever feel short on time? As if you’re unable to manage your schedule well enough to effectively run your photography business? In episode 73 of the Bokeh Podcast, photographer Erika Grace shares the techniques and workflows she uses to manage her…
#72: How to Photograph Mitzvah Celebrations - Rachael Spiegel
Nov 28, 2017 • 34 min
Have you considered narrowing your photography services to a niche market, but unsure how to go about doing so? In episode 72, photographer Rachael Spiegel shares how she has built a successful career in the niche market of photographing only Bar and Bat…
#71: Why We Do What We Do - Jessica Kaucz
Nov 27, 2017 • 50 min
Do you ever forget the “why” behind your business? What is it that motivates and drives you to continue building your photography business? In episode 71 of the Bokeh Podcast, Jessica Kaucz of See Me Roar dives into the passion and motivation behind her…
#70: How Outsourcing Led to Growth in My Business - Andrea Bogard
Nov 24, 2017 • 49 min
Have you noticed opportunities to grow your photography business, but don’t feel like you have any extra time to invest in those efforts? Is your busy schedule keeping you from building the photography brand of your dreams? In episode 70 of the Bokeh…
#69: B2B Relationships for Photographers - Emily Edgar
Nov 21, 2017 • 38 min
Does the thought of networking terrify you? Whether introvert or not, it can be a scary thought to make connections in large groups or B2B events. In episode 69 of the Bokeh Podcast, Emily Edgar of Emily Nicole Photography shares how she decided to start…
#68: How to Speak Your Client’s Language on Instagram - Jasmine Star
Nov 20, 2017 • 28 min
Are you having trouble connecting with your clients on Instagram? Is it possible to engage them in a meaningful way that enriches their experience with your brand? We think so! In episode 68 of the Bokeh Podcast, Instagram maven and branding expert,…
#67: Putting Yourself In the Customer’s Shoes – Lori Blythe
Nov 17, 2017 • 40 min
As photographers, we tend to get carried away with the business and lose sight of the client experience. Has that ever happened to you? Maybe you’re completely unaware that your client experience is lacking because you haven’t put yourself in your…
#66: Associate Photographers: The Workflow - Jennie Tewell
Nov 16, 2017 • 43 min
Ever wish there were two or three of you to get your work done? If only there were someone to build us a cloning machine! Or have you considered hiring associate photographers? In episode 66 of the Bokeh Podcast, photographer Jennie Tewell shares the…
#65: 4 Steps To Fast-tracking Your Photography Business - Jessica Odaynik
Nov 13, 2017 • 60 min
Ready to jump into the next phase of your business? Ready to begin fast-tracking the process? With so many techniques and steps to take, things can get overwhelming. In episode 65 of the Bokeh Podcast, Jessica Odaynik of Jesslance Photo gives insight into…
#64: Stop Acting Like An Artist - Peter Clayman
Nov 9, 2017 • 34 min
Struggling to find a balance in art and business as a photographer? It’s so easy to get lost in one or the other and lose sight of the big picture. In episode 64 of the Bokeh Podcast, Peter Clayman of NH Images shares steps you can take to pursue the art…
#63: The Significance of Collaboration - Tomas Flint
Nov 6, 2017 • 46 min
Looking for inspiration in your business? As entrepreneurs, we go through phases that require us to search for something more for our businesses. Whether we search in art or elsewhere, we can find inspiration in areas outside of our primary passion. In…
#62: How to Prepare Your Business for 2018 - Meredith Ryncarz
Nov 2, 2017 • 41 min
As we approach the end of another year, have you started to prepare your business for 2018? Part of being a successful business owner is establishing a clear and actionable business plan, and that includes planning in advance for the new calendar year!…
#61: How To Build A Team Of Photographers - Katie Snyder
Oct 30, 2017 • 49 min
Are you overwhelmed with the number of bookings for your wedding and portrait business? What if you could share the workload with associate photographers? In episode 61 of the Bokeh Podcast, Katie Snyder shares how she went from burnout to managing a team…
#60: Why Failing Is Important - Torrey Fox
Oct 26, 2017 • 45 min
Afraid to jump because you don’t want to fail? While some failure is inevitable, not every failure will hurt you. In many cases, it can improve your business and yourself in more ways than one. In episode 60 of the Bokeh Podcast, Torrey Fox shares her…
#59: The Ultimate Portrait Workflow - Erin Costa
Oct 23, 2017 • 45 min
Developing a portrait workflow can seem daunting when there is so much to do, but that reinforces the purpose of the steps and processes needed to be successful. From scheduling to the session, processing, proofing, and selling, having a workflow can…
#58: Balancing Motherhood with a Photography Business - Marquette Mower
Oct 19, 2017 • 38 min
Motherhood isn’t always easy, especially when you’re trying to balance a family with your owning a photography business. Establishing a simple proactive workflow and task list can minimize the stress and eliminate the fear of not providing enough…
#57: Building a Business to Benefit Others - Stephanie Wilcox
Oct 12, 2017 • 33 min
Building a business around your passion can be an amazing experience, but have you ever wanted to do more? Think about how you can use your business to truly benefit others. In episode 57 of Bokeh podcast, Stephanie Wilcox of JW Weddings shares what…
#56: How to Communicate With Your Clients - Andrejka Hirschegger
Oct 5, 2017 • 46 min
In today’s Bokeh podcast episode, wedding and portrait photographer Andrejka Hirschegger shares what she’s learned - not only about how to communicate effectively with a client - but ultimately how to lead them through an amazing experience with her…
#55: How to Get Your Groove Back - Erin Schmidt
Sep 28, 2017 • 37 min
Fall into a slump mid wedding season? Loose your groove during your busiest time of year? In episode 55 of the Bokeh Podcast, Erin Schmidt shares the steps she takes to get her groove back. From channeling your creativity to planning time for yourself…
#54: A Daily Schedule for Minimizing Stress - Nathan Holritz
Sep 21, 2017 • 21 min
Do you feel like you never have enough time in a day, not only to get all of your work done, but to take care of you? In Bokeh podcast episode 54, Nathan Holritz - experienced wedding photographer and Photographer’s Edit’s CEO - shares an important tool…
#53: Those Are Mine! Getting Credit For Our Work - Haylee Gaffin
Sep 14, 2017 • 36 min
Have you ever seen your images being used without your permission or not providing proper photo credit? Know of businesses abusing copyright law? As photographers it’s so important that we take the opportunity to educate those who may not be aware of the…
#52: How to Create An Amazing Styled Shoot - Samantha Clarke
Sep 7, 2017 • 37 min
Styled shoots are an incredible opportunity to develop relationships with businesses in your market and build your portfolio for your website! But a styled shoot can be hard work, requiring lots of time, dedication, and creativity, and if you haven’t…
#51: The Road To Becoming A Band Photographer - Anna Lee
Aug 31, 2017 • 50 min
Ever dream of traveling the world, photographing musicians, and attending concerts for a living? Sounds like a music lover’s dream job, and it does exist! In episode 51 of the Bokeh Podcast, Anna Lee of Anna Lee Media discusses what it’s like being a…
#50: How to Launch a Photography Workshop - Michelle Cox Vergara
Aug 24, 2017 • 38 min
Photography workshops are everywhere, and sadly, many of them lack depth and significant value for the attendees. How, then, do you create a unique workshop that not only gives you an outlet to share what you’ve learned in business, but does so in a way…
#49: 3 Steps to Breaking into Senior Photography - Mario Masitti
Aug 17, 2017 • 33 min
With the photography market becoming flooded with new photographers everyday, it can be difficult to find your niche. Not only that, but breaking into a niche with nationally recognized competition, such as senior portrait photography, can feel somewhat…
#48: What It Takes To Become A Professional Photographer - Emily Reiter
Aug 10, 2017 • 57 min
In the season of turning your hobby into a profession, there are key components you’ll want to know before starting your business as a professional photographer. In Bokeh Podcast episode 48, Emily Reiter of Anna Delores Photography shares what she feels…
#47: How To Get Started With Off-Camera Lighting - Francisco Joel Hernandez
Aug 3, 2017 • 45 min
Learning how to effectively use natural light in your photography can be challenging enough, but adding other external sources of light to your photographic process can be just plain overwhelming! Enter Francisco Joel Hernandez, photographer, educator,…
#46: How to Use Video in Your Photography Business - Michael Sasser
Jul 27, 2017 • 43 min
Are you interested in making a more personal connection with your clients in order to grow your photography business? Listen in to Bokeh podcast episode 46 as Michael Sasser shares three simple steps to begin using video as a marketing tool in your…
#45: A Better Client Experience - Joel and Amber Palmer
Jul 20, 2017 • 44 min
In a time when technology enables almost anyone to take a decent picture, it’s more important than ever to figure out other ways to make one’s photography business stand out. The fastest track to a next-level business is designing a killer client…
#44: SEO: The Mistakes You’re Making With Your Website - Ben Turner
Jun 22, 2017 • 41 min
If we want to build and sustain our photography businesses, we must have a significant presence online. Part of establishing that presence is making sure that we can be found easily, and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is one of the most vital elements…
#43: How to Move Into a New Market - Yanek and Sasha Wasio
Jun 15, 2017 • 49 min
Are you moving your photography business into a new market, and curious how to do so successfully? Or maybe you have an established photo business, but you’re trying to figure out how to develop relationships with the local market in order to grow your…
#42: Outsourcing Editing: Your Biggest Fears Addressed - Nathan Holritz
Jun 7, 2017 • 23 min
Are your ready to get your life back by outsourcing your editing, but nervous about making the leap? In today’s Bokeh podcast episode, Nathan Holritz - former wedding photographer and current owner at Photographer’s Edit - discusses what it means to…
#41: 3 Easy Steps to Better Sales - Tina Doshi
May 25, 2017 • 31 min
Am I being too pushy? Am I charging too much? Am I charging too little? Does the client even want this product? Do you find it easy to get stuck in your head when trying to sell your photography? In today’s Bokeh podcast episode, Tina Doshi shares three…
#40: It’s About Relationships - Laura Neff
May 18, 2017 • 53 min
“That’s the thing, friend - It’s not just about you anymore. Getting organized, creating a system, and taking back your time is about every single person and every single relationship in your life. I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to quit a 9-5 to…
#39: How to Get More Done in Less Time - Nathan Holritz
May 10, 2017 • 32 min
Do you lie awake in bed, mind racing with all of the things that you have to get done for your business the next day? Are you having a difficult time keeping up with all that you have to get done, wasting lots of time because of the disorganization? In…
#38: Better Selling for Better Work-Life Balance - Sarah Petty
May 4, 2017 • 47 min
What if you could sell your photographic artwork more effectively, AND have extra time in your day to dedicate to the important people in your life? You can, and in the this episode of the Bokeh podcast, the lovely Sarah Petty shares how! Listen in as…
#37: Parenting, Self-Awareness, and Photography - Nathan Siner
Apr 27, 2017 • 45 min
Nathan Siner is nothing if not committed to prioritizing his family, and he and his wife, Ashley, have done an amazing job of creating a photography business that supports that focus. But family life isn’t always easy, and Nathan has faced growing pains…
#36: JPEG vs. RAW: The Debate Continues - Gavin Wade
Apr 20, 2017 • 56 min
From his personal relationships to the way he starts and runs his businesses, Gavin Wade is an all-in kind of guy. Listen in to today’s Bokeh’s podcast as Gavin shares how this hyper-focus not only led to an amazing relationship and partnership with his…
#35: The Most Important Relationship In A Wedding Photography Business - Morgan Holland
Apr 14, 2017 • 40 min
Morgan Holland has a bubbly, energetic personality paired with a sense for business that you can’t help but love and admire! She’s been an event planner in Chattanooga, TN for over 10 years, and the owner of Soirees for almost as long. In this endearing…
#34: Define Your Values, Define Your Business - The Harris Company
Apr 10, 2017 • 23 min
In this episode of the Bokeh podcast, Makayla and David Harris discuss just what it means to stay true to yourself while running a successful business. They tackle this with one key step: decide what your values are and define yourself with them. When…
#33: Is Blogging Relevant Anymore? - Carrie Swails
Mar 30, 2017 • 44 min
“You only live life once, so you might as well do it as loud as possible.” So says today’s Bokeh podcast guest, Carrie Swails. A photographer and a blogger, Carrie has not only learned to leverage her personality to attract a unique client, but has…
#32: Working on Your Own Terms - Matt Grazier
Mar 23, 2017 • 31 min
The primary benefit of running your own business is being your own boss, and yet so many photographers let their business run their lives. In this Bokeh podcast episode, Matt Grazier shares how he and his wife, Enna, have been proactive in creating a…
#31: Creating a Clear Brand Position - Petronella Lugemwa
Mar 16, 2017 • 17 min
Knowing who your clients are is half the job of marketing, and part of attracting that client is establishing a clear brand position. In today’s Bokeh podcast episode, Petronella Lugemwa recounts her fascinating journey from Uganda, to getting an MBA, to…
#30: Using Instagram to Build Your Business - Lacey Oltman
Mar 9, 2017 • 40 min
You’re probably on Instagram, but do you know how to effectively use the social media platform to build your photography business? In this episode, Lacey Oltman walks us through how to build a purpose-driven Instagram account, and then how to create more…
#29: Community: How It Strengthens a Photography Business - Andrew Barlow
Mar 2, 2017 • 30 min
There is strength in numbers. Just ask Andrew Barlow, who manages Shoot and Share, a photography community of over 30,000! In this Bokeh podcast episode, Andrew explains what it takes to create a real community, how community engagement can help build…
#28: The Key to a Long and Successful Photography Career - Luke Edmonson
Feb 23, 2017 • 30 min
What if someone told you that the key to a long photography career wasn’t about the art of photography? In this Bokeh podcast episode, Luke Edmonson shares how he found his own path in photography, his perspective on working with family members, and the…
#27: How to Become a Destination Wedding Photographer - Kenny Kim
Feb 16, 2017 • 23 min
It’s not what you know. It’s who you know. And no one can tell you better than Kenny Kim, a photographer who’s carved his niche in the destination wedding business. In this Bokeh podcast episode, Kenny shares how relationships have helped fast-track his…
#26: How to Delegate More Effectively – Rachel Solomon
Feb 9, 2017 • 29 min
Don’t try and do it all yourself. Being a business owner requires you delegate responsibility. In this Bokeh podcast episode Rachel Solomon offers her advice on how to delegate. She talks about the fear of losing creative control, the editing chair of…
#25: Telling Stories Through Photography - Jessie Alexis Evans
Feb 2, 2017 • 23 min
They say a photo is worth a thousand words. So that makes a gallery of photos a pretty long novel! In this Bokeh podcast episode Jessie Alexis Evans, one of the founders of Photo Native, offers some advice on how to tell a good story though photography.…
#24: Three Steps to a Better Website - Todd Watson
Jan 26, 2017 • 32 min
Have you ever wondered why your website isn’t bringing in more business? In today’s Bokeh podcast episode, CEO Todd Watson of Showit, shares three steps to creating a more effective website. These tips are bound to help you develop your photography…
#23: Building a Business in a Small Market - John and Lindsey Bamber
Jan 19, 2017 • 34 min
What does it take to build a high-end wedding photography business in a small market? John and Lindsey Bamber share their key to building a thriving business in Southeast Tennessee, while still prioritizing connection with each other and their two…
#22: The Basics for Success in Business - Nathan Holritz
Jan 13, 2017 • 9 min
Starting and running a successful photography business doesn’t have to be extremely complicated. In fact, many times it’s just about applying a few basic principles consistently! In this episode, CEO of Photographer’s Edit and veteran wedding…
#21: Setting Goals: A Different Perspective - Nathan Holritz
Jan 6, 2017 • 20 min
It’s a new year, and time to set some fresh goals, right? Or is that really how you should be approaching goal setting for yourself and your photography business? What if you could live a life of constant improvement, a life that doesn’t constantly…
#20: Simplicity for a Reason - Bethany O’Bryant
Dec 29, 2016 • 27 min
It’s easy to assume that you have to run your photography business like everyone else in order to stay competitive, but today’s interview will make you reconsider that perspective! Bethany O’Bryant is a wedding photographer based in North Georgia, and she…
#19: Make Time to Make Memories - Nathan Holritz
Dec 23, 2016 • 5 min
It’s so easy to get distracted by the busy-ness that is running a photography business, and miss out on creating memories for yourself and those closest to you. Nathan Holritz, CEO of Photographer’s Edit, shares a few personal thoughts on the topic as it…
#18: In Pursuit of Simple - Shaun Austin
Dec 8, 2016 • 38 min
As a business owner, keeping it simple is not just a point of view, but a way of life! Taking on more than necessary can keep you from reaching the goals that will leave you most satisfied, and leave your burnt out in business and life. In this episode of…
#17: Working With the One You Love - Makayla and David Harris
Dec 1, 2016 • 25 min
Makayla and David Harris work together in their enterprise, doing both photography and videography. They’ve taken long approach to working with their clients, perpetuating the relationship well beyond the wedding. Listen to them talk about their five-year…
#16: 3 Steps to a Successful Photography Business - Zach Gray
Nov 17, 2016 • 34 min
Zach Gray has taught the business of photography and is ready to share some words of wisdom with you. Hear his three part process of qualifying leads, giving the best experience, and efficiently delivering the final product. Learn how you can streamline…
#15: A Photographer’s Gypsy Life - Andrejka Hirschegger
Nov 10, 2016 • 24 min
Andrejka Hirschegger jet sets between Michigan, Florida, and California as a destination wedding photographer. Hear what she has to say about marketing in multiple markets, setting expectations for her clients, and using Post It Notes to keep track of it…
#14: How to Be an Artist AND a Business Owner - Tomas Flint
Nov 3, 2016 • 33 min
Tomas Flint is a wedding photographer who understands his work is not just about expressing himself through photography. It’s about the client and their experience. Or maybe a little bit of both. View Tomas’ portfolio at www.tomasflint.com. This podcast…
#13: 5 Important Systems for Your Business - Nathan Holritz
Oct 27, 2016 • 34 min
Does your photography business feel a bit chaotic? Do you feel like you’re left with little to no time at the end of the work day or week for yourself and those closest to you? In part 2 of this two-part series on gaining more freedom and flexibility back…
#12: 2 Big Ideas That Will Improve Your Photography Business Immediately! - Nathan Holritz
Oct 20, 2016 • 19 min
Does your photography business feel a bit chaotic? Do you feel like you’re left with little to no time at the end of the work day or week for yourself and those closest to you? Listen in as Nathan Holritz, CEO of Photographer’s Edit, shares two simple yet…
#11: Transitioning from Wedding Photography to Commercial Photography - Grant and Sara Dotson
Oct 13, 2016 • 31 min
Listen in as Grant and Sara Dotson from dotson-studios.com share how they went from shooting 20-30 weddings a year, to focusing on commercial photography and capitalizing on the additional time it gave them with their kids and each other. And be sure to…
#10: How to Build a Destination Photography Business - Caressa Rogers
Oct 6, 2016 • 26 min
Today we welcome Caressa Rogers, a destination wedding and portrait photographer based in Chattanooga, TN. Have you ever dreamed of building a destination photography business that not only allows you to make a good living, but to enjoy seeing the world…
#9: Developing Your Photography Style - Rich and Heather Smith
Sep 29, 2016 • 44 min
I had so much fun interviewing my dear friends, Rich and Heather Smith of richsmithphotography.com for this episode! We took a little walk back in time, discussed how the industry has changed over the last decade, conversed about the ever-popular topic of…
#8: How to Attract the Right Clients - Lacey Oltman
Sep 22, 2016 • 40 min
Today we get to connect with Lacey Oltman, a destination wedding photographer from San Diego. Lacey has only been a professional photographer for 3 years, but already displays the wisdom of a seasoned pro. She shares a refreshing perspective on how to…
#7: Building a Photography Brand - Chad DiBlasio
Sep 15, 2016 • 25 min
Meet Chad DiBlasio, a talented wedding photographer from just outside Columbus, Ohio. Chad and I dive into conversation about building a photography brand, and learning how to naturally motivate your clients to talk about you. You can learn more about…
#6: Balancing Family Life with a Thriving Business - Nathan and Ashley Siner
Sep 8, 2016 • 38 min
I want to introduce you to my new friends, the vibrant Nathan and Ashley Siner! Nathan and Ashley are based in the Indianapolis market, and have a wonderful perspective on prioritizing family (they have two young children) while simultaneously providing a…
#5: Clifford, Wolverine, and the Basics of Business - Nathan Holritz
Sep 1, 2016 • 36 min
I (Nathan Holritz) normally interview our guests, but today, the roles have been reversed. My 14-year-old son steps in as the interviewer and asks me some of the questions that you all submitted for this unique episode. Among various topics, we delve into…
#4: Living in the Present, and Traveling the World - Nicole Goddard
Aug 26, 2016 • 32 min
Meet my wonderful friend, Nicole Goddard, and be inspired by her conscious choice to create more freedom for herself as an entrepreneur, live for the now, and travel the world! This podcast is brought to you by photographersedit.com, custom…
#3: Helping Women Feel Beautiful - Katie Pegher
Aug 18, 2016 • 32 min
Let me introduce you to a photographer whose infectious passion for taking care of her female clients will inspire you to invest in creating a better experience for your clients. This podcast is brought to you by photographersedit.com, post-production for…
#2: Starbucks and 50 Weddings - Ashley Gerrity
Aug 11, 2016 • 35 min
How does being a Starbucks manager make you a better photography business owner? Listen in as Ashley Gerrity from ashleygerrityphotography.com shares some of the valuable management skills that allowed her to go from 0-50 weddings a year in a surprisingly…
#1: Race Cars, Romance, and Racism - Dee and Kris Robinson
Aug 1, 2016 • 58 min
Many thanks to Dee and Kris Robinson of deeandkrisphotography.com for their willingness to be the first interview for this new podcast, but secondly for their beautiful vulnerability and transparency as we discussed such a wide range of topics. Much love…