059 Creating Client Experience with Chris J. Evans

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“When they are able to look at a photo of themselves, and they see something in that image, a reflection of themselves that they have never seen before, that is what inspires me to just literally go to work every single day.” - Chris J Evans

Ever wondered how professionals handle high volume wedding shoots and still deliver a unique experience to clients?

Chris J Evans will answer that, and more in today's episode.

With over a hundred wedding shoots every year, photographer Chris J Evans and his amazing crew have found their success in Maui, Hawaii.  A fashion photographer and a former touring musician, Chris creates a unique experience for his wedding shoots.


In this episode, Chris J. Evans talks about

  • Starting his company and growing his wedding photography business.

  • The workflow and the art of managing his time to accommodate the high volume wedding shoots that his company does every year.

  • Learn how being a musician has helped Chris present himself and the experience he brings as a wedding photographer.

  • Chris discusses the challenges that come with the high volume wedding and how his crew helps him handle that.

  • Discover how Chris established his style, look, and voice in the wedding photography world.

  • Find out how Chris manages work-life balance amidst his tight work schedule.

  • Chris talks about how building relationships with the community continues to inspire him and keeps him from burning out.

Enjoy!

Follow Chris J. Evans on Instagram: @chrisjevansphoto

Visit his website at https://www.chrisjevans.com/.

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058 Sparking Creativity with Wendy Laurel

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"If you don't push boundaries, you're going nowhere." - Wendy Laurel.

Have you ever wondered how experimental photography could boost your creativity and add a range of emotions on your photos?

Wonder no more, this episode Wendy will answer it for you.

As a Maui based photographer, she shoots for weddings, families, and local clients throughout Hawaii. Wendy expresses her creativity through experimental photography that she achieves over a variety of techniques that she discusses in detail on this episode.

In this episode, Wendy Laurel discusses:

  • How she uses experimental photography to heighten the emotion in her shots.

  • Learn Wendy's methodology on how she delivers her clients’ expectations while adding in her own creative style

  • Getting started with experimental photography through lomos, holgas, light leaks, cross processing, and film souping

  • Find out the art of pushing boundaries to keep your shoots fresh

  • Discover how to have fun and enjoy photography

Prepare to be inspired!

Enjoy!

Follow Wendy Laurel on Instagram: @wendylaurel

Visit her website at https://www.wendylaurel.com/.

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057 Time Management with Laura Murray

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I do not have a work life and a personal life. I have one life. - Sheri Salata

Have you felt like you wanted to be efficient, manage your time, structure your day, get things done, yet you don’t know how to make it come to fruition?

If so, you would want to listen to this entire episode with Laura Murray.

She is a photographer and a visual story teller based in Denver, Colorado. Laura is was trained in Mathematics prior to photography but have always had a desire for creativity.

In this episode you will discover:

  • The big WHY on creating Spark & Bound

  • Laura tells the power of writing your own personal manifesto

  • Why is it important to exercise your muscle of self-discipline

  • How can a creative like you win the day by following Laura’s approach

  • Great tips and resources that you can use to buy more time, strategize your day, and scale up your business

Enjoy!

Follow Laura on Instagram: @lauramurray

Check out her website, you can go https://lauramurrayphotography.com/.

Spark & Bound: http://sparkandbound.com/

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056 Family Photography with Brooke Schultz

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What does family photography mean?

In today's episode, Braedon sat down with Brooke Schultz, whose secret power is photographing love in an authentic way.

Whether it’s your wedding day or an ordinary day with your favorite souls in the world, Brooke would want nothing less than magic for you.

Today, she spoke about how to approach a lifestyle photo sessions.

Brooke also discussed how she helped family members to go through the challenge of having children in a photo shoot.

Lastly, she gets vulnerable and shared personal struggles and how she faced it.

Enjoy!

Follow Brooke on Instagram: @brookebschultz

Check out her website, you can go http://brookeschultzphotography.com/ .

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055 Social Media with Abby Jiu and Lisa Ziesing

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Is social media a "necessary evil?" Is it bad for business? You will find the answer to these questions in today's episode.

Abby Jiu has had a passion for gorgeous imagery and creating art since before she can remember. But in 2009, she picked up a camera and hasn’t put it down since. 

Lisa Ziesing has loved wedding photography long before she became the one creating it. She has been shooting film since her high schools days on the yearbook staff and hasn’t stopped since.

Together, they are a team from Abby Jiu Photography.

Listen as they both share how they promote each other.

Also, you will discover how they become under one brand.

Lastly, Abby and Lisa gave advice on how you overcome the feeling of being overwhelm.

Enjoy!

Follow Abby on Instagram: @abbyjiu

Follow Lisa on Instagram: @lisaziesing

Check out their website, you can go here.

Send them an email at abby@abbyjiu.com

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054 John Changing the Channel

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Second time is a charm, that is why we are bringing back John Dolan in the podcast. 

John Dolan has woven a career of advertising, editorial and fine art photography. He is a recognized leader in contemporary wedding photography. Wedding clients include magazine art directors and editors, as well as celebrity couples Will & Jada Smith, Ben & Christine Stiller, Kate Bosworth & Michael Polish, Bridget Moynahan & Andrew Frankel, and most recently, Gwyneth Paltrow & Brad Falchuk.

In today's episode, we dive deep on his recent blog post, Change Channels. He will share the reason what inspired him to write it.

You will hear John discuss the pure essence of what makes a picture great and acceptable.

Lastly, you will find out why John wanted to encourage you to stop trying to please other people.

Enjoy!

Follow him on Instagram: @johndolanphotog

Check out his website, you can go here.

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053 Restarting Your Business with Amanda Crean

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Amanda Crean is an incredible photographer based out of Northern California. BUT, she hasn't always been there. Starting out her photo business here in the States, she met an Irish chap, got married and moved out to Ireland. There she started her photo business all over again. After having twins and moving back to the States, but in a different state from where she began, Amanda had to start her photo business all over again.

We talk about the stresses, the challenges, the obstacles and how she overcame then to the point of having a thriving business in one of the most competitive markets.

This is a great episode and would love to hear any thoughts or areas where you resonate!

Enjoy!

Follow her on Instagram: @amandacrean

Check out her website, you can go here.

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052 Passion Projects and Travel with Jacob Brooks of Brumley and Wells

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Jacob is the man behind Brumley and Wells, as well as J Lambert Film. He has an incredibly successful wedding photography business but in this episode, we talk about his passion project. He has traveled numerous times to India and his photos on film are absolutely incredible.

Enjoy!

Follow him on Instagram: @jlambertfilm or his wedding work: @brumleyandwells

Check out his website, you can go here.

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051 Shooting under High Pressure with Jose Villa

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This is a really good episode where we talk about the stresses of shooting at a really high end level. Jose is one of the Top photographers in the wedding industry, he also shoots commercially and has set the tone for most film shooting photographers in this industry.

Enjoy!

Follow him on Instagram: @josevilla

Check out his website, you can go here.

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050 The Business of Booking with Lisa Ashley of the WeddingArtistsCo

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Lisa Ashley of @theweddingartistsco gives us insights into the business of booking.

She was a commercial photography rep for years when she crossed over to the wedding world with one of her photographers.

Now she and the Wedding Artists Co are made up of photographers all over the country. They offer artist management for highly creative individuals who are exceptional at their craft but feel they want a support team for their day-to-day operations.

They handle their photographer's marketing, booking and handle the majority of the initial email communication with their clients to help get questions answered quickly and efficiently.

This keeps the artists’ schedule free to focus on their creative gifts so their couples are happy and feel well taken care of throughout the entire booking process.

So with all that, she has some incredibly valuable insight and advice. Enjoy!

Follow her on Instagram: @theweddingartistsco

Check out her website, you can go here.

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