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Welcome to The Bokeh Podcast, where we help photographers build sustainable businesses! Host Nathan Holritz and his guests will help you build your brand, focus your marketing efforts, refine your workflows, and dial in your photographic technique - all with efficiency in mind. In the end, we not only want you to succeed as a photography business owner, but to still have a life through it all. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Hey there, my name is Nathan Holritz, and I want to welcome you to A Love Portrait: a podcast Picturing Happy Relationships. I don’t know about you, but I am fascinated by the psychology that drives intimate relationships – with friends, with family, or with a romantic partner. And so out of that curiosity comes this podcast. Join me in conversation with all kinds of lovely people, as we explore what they have learned about how to create happy relationships with those closest to them. See ac ...
 
Do you want more freedom to do the things you love in business and in life? Join your host Nate Grahek a portrait photographer and entrepreneur, each week we interview and learn from the most successful and inspiring photographers in our industry. Bringing you proven and innovative business strategies you can use to shift the momentum in your own photography business.
 
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Are you tired of trying to hit the reset button every year with big, unsustainable goals - only to fall off the wagon within weeks? Nathan Holritz, CEO at Photographer's Edit and host of The Bokeh Podcast, has a healthy, more sustainable solution for you - not only for 2022 but for years to come. Listen in to episode 540 and let Nathan encourage yo…
 
Why is the conversation about money and pricing so complicated? Did you play the guessing game when it came to determining your pricing strategy when starting your business? Dr. Tomayia Colvin is changing that conversation. Check out episode 547 of The Bokeh Podcast to hear how simple pricing for photography can truly be! Just 3 simple steps to det…
 
Are you looking for an additional stream of income in your photography business? And even better, one that doesn't require a lot of extra time? Aubrey Westlund joins us for episode 546 of The Bokeh Photography Podcast to share how stock photography not only supplements her photography business with a consistent revenue stream, but also provided the…
 
Are you overwhelmed with all the moving pieces of your photography business? Do you feel like you're ALWAYS in front of the computer to finish one more thing - and missing out on the freedom that you thought was part of owning your own business? Make sure to listen in to episode 545 for principles, tips, and tricks to help you dial in your workflow…
 
Have you ever wondered what happened with our former Brand Position Consultation guests following their episodes? Did they make changes to their brand position statement, website, or marketing efforts that resulted in growth for their business? You're in luck! Our new series, "Where Are They Now?" welcomes back some of our former Brand Position Con…
 
Hearing opinions and critical feedback from others can sometimes be uncomfortable. But seeking and receiving actionable constructive criticism can truly help you improve your practice and grow your business! In episode 543 of The Bokeh Podcast, Anna Wright shares strategies for not only how to seek constructive criticism for your business, but how …
 
Are you consistently searching for how to best market your photography business? Do you try all of the latest trends on social media and follow what everyone else is doing only to feel like you're spinning your wheels, and doing it alone? Katelyn Workman is here for episode 542 of The Bokeh Podcast to bring us back to the basics with marketing - bu…
 
How can a photographer set an intimate tone during a session in order to create emotionally evocative images? Robert Hill says, "To capture intimacy, you must create intimacy." Robert joins us for episode 540 of The Bokeh Podcast to explain the necessary steps photographers must take to create a sense of vulnerability and intimacy with couples in o…
 
Have you considered venturing into the adventurous world of elopement photography? Do you enjoy capturing the beauty of landscapes and wish you could be outdoors for your work more than you are? Sean Oblizalo found that he could combine his love of landscape photography with elopement photography by simply adding his clients into the already gorgeo…
 
How would you like to book fewer sessions yet make more money? Sound too good to be true? Less truly can be more! In episode 538 of The Bokeh Podcast, Brenna Heater shares how you too can work less and make more by focusing on the luxury portrait market in your area! Hear her six steps for breaking into the luxury market, which include creating a c…
 
Do you struggle with determining the appropriate pricing strategy for your services? Does the thought of creating a tiered pricing structure make your palms break out in a cold sweat? Never fear, Catherine is here! In episode 537 of The Bokeh Podcast, Catherine Guidry shares her process for determining a pricing structure for a photography business…
 
"Brand photography is understanding the mindset of your client's client, not just shooting for the gratification of the business owner or to earn likes on social media." In episode 536 of the Bokeh Podcast, Abby Grace explains how photographers must approach brand photography in a different way than other forms of photography in order to meet the w…
 
"Hey, Siri. How much will it cost to have family pictures made?" "Alexa, what wedding venues have the prettiest views in Chicago?" These conversational style searches happen every day. Will potential clients find you with this new approach? Feuza "Fuse" Reis joins us for episode 535 of the Bokeh Podcast to share how business owners are behind the t…
 
Time flies. Before you know it, you are several years into your photography business and realize that you haven't quite nailed down exactly what your business focuses on or how to clearly convey to your client base what you offer them. It's never too late to refine your brand position or even create something completely new! In episode 534 of the B…
 
We've all heard the quote, "Time is more valuable than money," but how often do we hold on to tasks and processes that take a lot of our time, only to "save" a little bit of money? Are we actually saving money in the end? Danielle Blewitt found that through outsourcing her editing, she not only saved countless hours of time, but was more profitable…
 
Slowing down and truly being present with clients can lead to beautiful, real-life images being captured. Implementing long-form sessions into your business can help you do just that. In episode 532 of The Bokeh Podcast, Rachel Larsen Weaver takes us on the journey of her long-form sessions, and explains why this format works for her business. List…
 
How many memberships or subscriptions do you have as an individual? Have you considered offering a membership to your clients so that they feel like they are part of a "team" or exclusive group? Consider the benefits: consistent income, minimal education needed after the first session, easy add-ons, and more! In episode 531 of the Bokeh Podcast, An…
 
We are in the midst of what has been called "The Great Resignation" in 2021. People are leaving their jobs, and many are starting their own businesses. But is it really that easy? It can be if you follow the advice that Christora Osters gives in episode 530 of The Bokeh Podcast! Listen in to hear about some of the challenges and unexpected setbacks…
 
When you have sports or senior clients who want to be photographed in a unique location, it sometimes creates a difficult situation for the photographer when it comes to lighting. How can that situation be resolved so that the client receives the images they want, and the photographer is able to capture well-lit images? Clark Sanders says, "Take th…
 
As entrepreneurs, we tend to put everything BUT ourselves as a priority. How can we successfully build a business while still taking care of ourselves and those that we care about? Courtney L. Porter, LCSW shares with us the strategies that she teaches her clients for practicing healthy self-care in order to better serve others. Listen in to episod…
 
Do you feel stuck with your work? Do you browse social media and wish you or your business were as "successful" as other photographers? Twyla Jones is here to tell you how to stop playing the comparison game, be brave, and do your thing! Listen in to episode 527 of The Bokeh Podcast to hear the hard truths about the behaviors you may be exhibiting …
 
"Referrals are the foundation of the marketing pyramid." - Daniel Moyer, episode 526. In ep 526, Daniel Moyer shares his technique for building relationships with his clients that go beyond the traditional client/photographer interaction and engagement. Listen in to hear how his deep relationships have not only built connections with his current cl…
 
Managing a photography business is an art, but managing a high-volume wedding photography business takes that to a different level. How can one person manage all of the moving parts necessary to keep one moving forward? In episode 525 of The Bokeh Podcast, Rick Liston shares the processes he has developed for his high-volume wedding photography bus…
 
The dreaded word - taxes. Few of us truly understand them, all of us have to pay them. Can we be proactive in avoiding the most common tax mistakes in order to have a simpler, less stressful tax paying experience? Pay close attention to episode 524 of The Bokeh Podcast as Braden Drake, Tax Attorney and Accounting Consultant for creatives, breaks do…
 
When I work with clients, one of the most frequent pain points I hear about is writing for your business. There is So. Much. Writing. That needs to be done! Between captions, blog posts, your website, emails, client brochures… the list goes on and on! So I thought I would go straight to the expert about creating authentic writing for your business,…
 
What do you offer to your clients that sets you apart from your competition? But the bigger question is - how do you share that message with potential clients? In episode 523 of The Bokeh Podcast, Jess Fernandez of Maui Family Photo dives into what is unique about her photography business, and how she can state those features simply and concisely i…
 
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