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8: Episode 031 – Taylor Jackson

Taylor Jackson is a husband, dog-dad, world-traveler, photographer, educator, and pizza-connoisseur. In this episode, we learn how he keeps his creative energy up, year-in and year-out, even after having...

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7: Episode 030 – Angela Shae

“I never signed up to be an influencer.” “I never signed up to be a content-creator.” “I signed up to create pretty things….and that’s it.” When you signed up...

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Bonus: Focused AF & Go-Getting Creative (LIVE) – Pt 2

On this episode, we continue to share some of our sales & marketing tips/strategies that have allowed us to attract/book new clients during an otherwise slow(er) year.

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Bonus: Focused AF & Go-Getting Creative (LIVE) – Pt 1

On this episode, the Focused AF cohosts join Ben on his weekly live, to talk about their recent influx of inquiries and bookings. We share some tips/strategies that have...

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6: Episode 029 – Fernando Serrano

Managing a wedding business that does 400+ events a year is no small feat; but that is exactly what Fernando Serrano and his partner do at Blanc Noir Event...

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28: Episode 028 – Andrew “Fundy” Funderberg

“Fundy Designer software saves marriages, one photographer at a time.” That’s our story, and we’re sticking with it. As longtime users of Fundy’s software, as well as patrons of...

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27: Episode 027 – Gricel Rivera

It’s not easy being a full time mom, wife, and full time wedding photographer. As a way of reclaiming some work-life balance back to her growing family, Gricel Rivera...

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26: Episode 026 – Focused AF Summit Recap

When Ben & Karis decided to host a summit, we knew it wasn’t going to be easy nor perfect. In this episode, we recount all the lessons and victories...

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BONUS: 2023 Recap

Here’s a look back at some of our fave moments in 2023.

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2: Episode 026 – Leandro Da Silva

Some of the most talented photographers we know are perpetual students of their craft; they never stop learning, even when they’re at the top of their game. Despite having...

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1: Episode 024 – Sam Hurd

When you’re as busy guy like Sam Hurd, you embrace all the nifty tools you have at your disposal that help you become a lean, green, creative machine. In...

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24: BONUS HOLIDAY EPISODE – Year End Wrap-Up and 2024 Goals

No season would be complete without a boozy, ugly-sweater party to wrap up our first year as podcasters! In this episode, we recount some of our favorite moments this...

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23: Episode 023 – Ken Pak

Ken Pak is an industry veteran who injects his special brand of humor and perspective in life, photography, and everything that he does. Learn about his life-long journey to...

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22: Episode 022 – Tori Kelner

Tori Kelner is a branding expert who shares with us how her personal brand has allowed her to attract her dream clients on autopilot, and how she leverages this...

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21: Episode 021 – Andrea & Richard Flores

In today’s episode, learn how Andrea & Richard Flores grew their little photography passion into a full-fledged, full-service photography studio, allowing them maximize their revenue-per-client and balancing a hectic...

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20: Episode 020 – Wedding Planning Tips for Couples & Vendors (Part 2)

We continue our talk about finding/hiring the perfect photographer, the power of print, and how we can pro-actively get ahead of venues/bridal attendants who go rogue!

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19: Episode 019 – Wedding Planning Tips For Couples (Part 1)

This episode is for all the brides & grooms! (and also the vendors who love ’em). These are all the tips that you’re not going to find on TheKnot,...

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18: Episode 018 – Marvin Flavien

If you’re not leveraging video in your marketing, you’re missing out on a HUGE opportunity to reach your audience in a powerful and impactful way – and Marvin Flavien...

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17: Episode 017 – Let’s Talk Pricing!

“How much should I charge?” It’s one of the most commonly asked questions, especially for newcomers and transplants alike. As we discuss in today’s episode, sometimes it’s not so...

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16: Episode 16 – Nikisha King

In today’s episode with Nikisha King, we talk about the importance of having the right people around you, having the right mindset, and having the right systems and processes...

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15: Episode 015 – Serving Your Customers

Remember that moment during the initial consultation where you promised the clients that you’d always go “above-and-beyond” for them, and that your customer service is probably the best thing...

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14: Episode 014 – Let’s Talk About Traffic & Bookings

How’s everyone doing with their inquiries and bookings? In today’s episode, we get into some real talk about what’s been working for us and the 4 photography brands that...

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13: Episode 013 – Prioritizing Your Clients Over Your Portfolio

Every time you snap a photo, ask yourself this (and be honest): are you doing it for the clients, or are you doing it for yourself, your brand, or...

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12: Episode 012 – Moses & Steph of Moses Cruz Photography

In today’s episode, we are joined by our very good friends Moses & Steph of Moses Cruz Photography, another husband-and-wife wedding photography duo who loves cheeseburger sliders and escape...

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Episode 011 – State of the Wedding Industry

ode Is business really slow, or is it our imagination? In this episode, we explore the state of the wedding industry as it currently exists in this “post-COVID” world....

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