The Photography Podcast With Mike Cassidy

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Quianna Sanchez - More Than Just A Photo…Create An Experience

What's better than a photography session? How about creating an entire experience for your clients.  My guest in this episode is Quianna Marie Sanchez of Quianna Marie Photography in Scottsdale, Arizona. Quianna has been a photographer for over ten years, with almost five of that as a full time pro.

Quianna is not only a photographer, she is also an educator who is full stories, experiences and encouragement to help turn your photography passion into your profession.   

In this episode we cover a lot of ground beginning with the start of her photography career to her budding wedding business, and how that lead to boudoir, engagement clients and more!   She explains how the core of her business is taking a photography session, and turning it into an experience for her clients, which keeps them coming back.

Quianna is a hands-on educator who teaching aspiring photogaphers how to turn their passion into their professions.    

 

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Turning passions into profits without losing sight of why you started.
  • Should you specialize in just one type of photography?
  • Quianna's start in wedding photography.
  • First steps in learning wedding photography.
  • When having fun shootings weddings turns into a business.
  • How to get more clients on your wedding calendar.
  • Building vendor relationships.
  • Working alongside the competition.
  • Dealing with haggling brides.
  • What separates upscale wedding photographers from the rest of the pack.
  • Boudoir privacy.
  • Focusing on privacy over profits.
  • Long term image storage vs deleting.
  • Boudoir parties.
  • Using wedding venues to host boudoir events.
  • Bringing brides together at boudoir events.
  • Tips to fill your boudoir mini sessions.
  • Education - turning your passion into your profession.
  • Marketing...in real life.
  • The right way to educate.
  • Can being a mentor hurt your own business?

 

Links/Products In This Episode:

The Rising Tide Society

Pixieset

 

Where To Find Quianna Sanchez:

Quianna Marie Photography

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/quiannamarie

 

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Trevor Sherwin - Where Are The Male Boudoir Photographers?

Is it possible to succeed as a male boudoir photographer? My guest in this episode is Trevor Sherwin of Provocateur Images in Toronto, Canada. Trevor has been a professional boudoir photographer for eight years, and been involved in the business of photographer for even longer.

Male boudoir photographers are a bit rare. In this episode we discuss what its like to be a male boudoir photographer and if there are any advantages or disadvantages.  We also discuss character & personality traits necessary to grow your business.  

This episode wasn't laser focused on a specific topic, but rather a bit of a broad conversation that covers everything from video marketing to topics around being a male boudoir photographer to the intricacies of couples boudoir. Trevor is exacting at this business approach, as well as being an accomplished portrait artist who is genuinely looking to improve lives via his talents. 

 

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Using video for marketing.
  • Spark Camera app for iPhone.
  • Blasting "unproduced" videos to Facebook/Youtube.  Why everyone needs to do this.
  • Connecting with clients via video.
  • The power of boudoir photography.
  • Video consultations with clients.
  • The male boudoir "gap."
  • Differences in glamour photography vs boudoir photography.
  • Is it tougher for male boudoir photographers?
  • Managing a boudoir session and keeping everything upbeat.
  • Advantages of the male point of view.
  • Pushing the limits toward erotic boudoir... how far should you go.
  • Preparing for surprises.
  • Couples boudoir sessions.
  • Creating your boudoir studio.

 

Links/Products In This Episode:

Spark Camera

Bombbomb

 

Where To Find Trevor Sherwin:

Provocateur Images

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/provocateur_images/

 

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Introduction

The Photography Podcast with host Mike Cassidy.  Intro Episode.  Taking a look at the business of boudoir photography with interviews from top boudoir photographers from around the world.  Welcome to the Boudoir Photography podcast.  Full episodes start rolling out Fall '19.