30 episodes

Join host and Maine portrait photographer Matt Stagliano while he has long, casual conversations with his guests about creativity in art, business, and relationships. We believe that anything you create is worth talking about!

Generator Matt Stagliano

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 12 Ratings

Join host and Maine portrait photographer Matt Stagliano while he has long, casual conversations with his guests about creativity in art, business, and relationships. We believe that anything you create is worth talking about!

    Ep. 030 - Angelia Malbrew: Second Chances, Self Love, and So Much Energy

    Ep. 030 - Angelia Malbrew: Second Chances, Self Love, and So Much Energy

    In this episode, Maine portrait photographer Matt Stagliano and Angelia Malbrew discuss Angelia's journey as a photographer and speaker, as well as her experience with cancer. Angelia shares how she has been busy with speaking engagements and conferences, and how she has evolved since her teenage years. They also talk about the importance of networking, her passion for empowering women and entrepreneurship. They touch on the topics of mindset, faith, and leaving a legacy. Finally, they talk about Angelia's photography work, particularly her 40 over 40 project, and how she aims to make her clients feel empowered and renewed.
    Podcast Title: Generator
    Episode Title: Second Chances, Self Love, and So Much Energy
    Episode Number: 030
    Publish Date: 10 April 2024
    Episode Overview
    Angelia Malbrew shares her personal journey and the inspiration behind her work. She discusses the importance of empowerment and making an impact on people's lives. She focuses on empowering women who may not always get the limelight and highlights the significance of love and treating people right. Angelia also talks about her travel photography business and how she connects with people at conferences and networking events. She shares her experience in creating her own travel bag, which pays homage to her grandmother and reflects her own creativity and attention to detail. In this conversation, Angelia also discusses the importance of analytics in content creation and business success. She shares her passion for numbers and analytics, which she developed during her time working in the financial industry. Angelia emphasizes the value of looking at analytics to understand audience preferences and create engaging content. She discusses the significance of metrics such as shares, saves, and comments on social media platforms like Instagram. Additionally, Angelia highlights the importance of using tools like Google Analytics and Hotjar to gain insights into website performance and visitor behavior. She also mentions her podcast and upcoming plans for a retreat to empower and inspire others.
    Key Topics and Talking Points
    Angelia has been busy with speaking engagements and conferences, networking, and building her brand as a photographer.Her battle with cancer has changed her perspective on life and inspired her to empower and inspire others.Advocating for oneself and listening to one's body are crucial in maintaining health and well-being.Angelia's passion for empowering women and entrepreneurship drives her work as a speaker and photographer.Her 40 over 40 project aims to make clients feel empowered and renewed. Empowerment and making an impact on people's lives are important aspects of Angelia's work.She focuses on empowering women who may not always get the limelight.Love and treating people right are key values for Angelia.She connects with people at conferences and networking events to expand her travel photography business.Angelia created her own travel bag, which reflects her creativity and attention to detail. Analytics play a crucial role in content creation and business success.Metrics like shares, saves, and comments on social media platforms provide valuable insights into audience preferences.Tools like Google Analytics and Hotjar help understand website performance and visitor behavior.Engaging with the audience and creating a safe space for them is essential for building a successful business.Continual learning and staying updated with industry trends are key to success.
    Resources and Links
    https://angeliamalbrewphotography.com/
    Calls to Action
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 029 - Jessica Malone: You Are So Much More Than Your Identity

    Ep. 029 - Jessica Malone: You Are So Much More Than Your Identity

    In this episode, Maine portrait photographer Matt Stagliano talks with Jessica Malone, a boudoir and fine art photographer in Ohio. Jessica has created a successful portrait business in a very small town and she helps empower her clients by exploring self-discovery, healing and creativity with them. In addition to her work, Jessica has also been creating a series of photographs based on the Tarot and inviting her clients to be the subjects of each "card."
    Podcast Title: Generator
    Guest: Jessica Malone - Portrait, Boudoir, and Fine Art Photographer
    Episode Title: You Are So Much More Than Your Identity
    Episode Number: 29
    Publish Date: 1 April 2024
    Episode Overview
    In this episode titled "You Are So Much More Than Your Identity," Matt Stagliano converses with Jessica Malone, a portrait photographer from Ohio. They delve into their similar backgrounds and the unique aspects of operating luxury businesses in small towns. Their discussion spans Jessica's innovative tarot card project, exploring themes of identity and creativity. Jessica shares insights into the significance of genuine connections in her work, the challenges and joys of marketing in a small town, and the profound impact of personal projects like her tarot series on her professional journey and client experiences.
    Key Topics and Talking Points
    Small-town business challenges and collaboration.Photography business challenges in small towns.Creating a tarot deck with a unique blend of traditional and modern elements.Creative blocks and marketing struggles in the photography industry.Personality tests, creativity, and outsourcing.Photography growth and ego checks.Embracing multiple passions and overcoming self-imposed limits.Personal branding, creativity, and finding balance.Creativity, self-doubt, and alignment for working creatives.
    Resources and Links
    Website: www.jessicamaloneportrait.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessicamaloneportrait/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jessicamaloneportrait/
    Calls to Action
    Website: https://generatorpodcast.comSubscribe to Generator: Never miss an episode – subscribe on your favorite podcast app.Leave a Review: Head over to https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/generator/id1668192673 and leave us a 5 Star review if you liked the show! Help others discover this podcast.Follow on Social Media: Connect with us on Instagram or TikTok @generatorpodcast or on YouTube @stonetreecreative

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. 028 - Focal Points with CoHost Jonny Edward: The Recap of WPPI 2024 (Part 2)

    Ep. 028 - Focal Points with CoHost Jonny Edward: The Recap of WPPI 2024 (Part 2)

    This is another installment of a sub-series of Generator called "Focal Points" where Maine photographer Matt Stagliano speaks with Jonny Edward, a commercial and portrait photographer, as well a top-tier educator based in Denver, Colorado about a variety of topics.
    Podcast Title: Generator: Focal Points
    Episode Title: The Recap of WPPI 2024 (Part 2)
    Episode Number: 028
    Publish Date: 26 March 2024
    Description: In this episode, Matt & Jonny recount their vastly different experiences at WPPI 2024 in Las Vegas. This is Part 2 of a two part episode.
    Keywords: creativity, WPPI, trade show, conference, photography, career, growth, community, podcasting, professional etiquette
    Key Topics and Talking Points
    Solving issues in photography shooting baysThe need for more photography podcastsThe importance of reading shipping labelsA last night in Vegas
    Resources and Links
    For more on Jonny Edward's photography and educational courses, please visit jonnyedward.com
    Calls to Action
    Website: https://generatorpodcast.comSubscribe to Generator: Never miss an episode – subscribe on your favorite podcast app.Leave a Review: Head over to Apple Podcasts and leave us a 5 Star review if you liked the show! Help others discover this podcast.Follow on Social Media: Connect with us on Instagram or TikTok @generatorpodcast or on YouTube @stonetreecreative
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Cyanide

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. 027 - Focal Points with CoHost Jonny Edward: The Recap of WPPI 2024 (Part 1)

    Ep. 027 - Focal Points with CoHost Jonny Edward: The Recap of WPPI 2024 (Part 1)

    This is another installment of a sub-series of Generator called "Focal Points" where Maine photographer Matt Stagliano speaks with Jonny Edward, a commercial and portrait photographer, as well a top-tier educator based in Denver, Colorado about a variety of topics.
    Podcast Title: Generator: Focal Points
    Episode Title: The Recap of WPPI 2024 (Part 1)
    Episode Number: 027
    Publish Date: 19 March 2024
    Description: In this episode, Matt & Jonny recount their vastly different experiences at WPPI 2024 in Las Vegas. This is Part 1 of a two part episode.
    Keywords: creativity, WPPI, trade show, conference, photography, career, growth, community, podcasting, professional etiquette
    Key Topics and Talking Points
    The aftermath of WPPIAre trade shows going extinct?The problems with photography shooting baysAn overview of Jonny's post-show workshopAttending a VIP partyThe photographer Code of Conduct
    Resources and Links
    For more on Jonny Edward's photography and educational courses, please visit jonnyedward.com
    Calls to Action
    Website: https://generatorpodcast.comSubscribe to Generator: Never miss an episode – subscribe on your favorite podcast app.Leave a Review: Head over to Apple Podcasts and leave us a 5 Star review if you liked the show! Help others discover this podcast.Follow on Social Media: Connect with us on Instagram or TikTok @generatorpodcast or on YouTube @stonetreecreative
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Cyanide

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep 026 - Kristen Lettini: How to Build Your Own Fairytale

    Ep 026 - Kristen Lettini: How to Build Your Own Fairytale

    In this episode, Maine portrait photographer Matt Stagliano talks with Kristen Lettini.
    Kristen is a Business Management Consultant and the host of the Build Your Own Fairytale podcast. She helps simplify and streamline processes so small business owners can do more of what they love, rather than get stuck in their day to day tasks of their business.
    Podcast Title: Generator
    Episode Title: How to Build Your Own Fairytale
    Episode Number: 026
    Publish Date: March 3, 2024
    Episode Overview
    Join us for an inspiring conversation about building a successful business on your own terms. Learn how systems and workflows transform solopreneur ventures, saving time and increasing revenue. Get tips on managing burnout, overcoming imposter syndrome, and optimizing your social media presence. Discover strategies to create work-life balance while pursuing your entrepreneurial dreams. If you're ready to design a fulfilling and successful business, this episode is for you!
    Key Topics and Talking Points
    Systems streamline success: Discover how implementing systems and workflows transform businesses, leading to growth and sanity.Solopreneur Solutions: Get expert insights on systems specifically tailored for solopreneurs and small business owners.Work-Life Balance and Burnout: Learn tips for creating boundaries, avoiding burnout, and achieving a fulfilling life as an entrepreneur.Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Explore strategies to combat imposter syndrome and step confidently into your entrepreneurial role.Social Media Strategy: Optimize your social media presence with actionable tips on content planning and audience engagement.
    Resources and Links
    https://kristenlettini.com/https://www.instagram.com/kristen.lettini/https://linktr.ee/kristen.lettini
    Calls to Action
    Website: https://generatorpodcast.comSubscribe to Generator: Never miss an episode – subscribe on your favorite podcast app.Leave a Review: Head over to https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/generator/id1668192673 and leave us a 5 Star review if you liked the show! Help others discover this podcast.Follow on Social Media: Connect with us on Instagram or TikTok @generatorpodcast or on YouTube @stonetreecreative

    • 53 min
    Ep. 025 - Nora McCormack: Blazing a Trail to Your Ideal Life

    Ep. 025 - Nora McCormack: Blazing a Trail to Your Ideal Life

    Podcast Title: Generator
    Episode Title: Nora McCormack: Blazing a Trail to Your Ideal Life
    Episode Number: Episode 25
    Publish Date: 26 Feb 2024
    Episode Overview
    In this episode, Maine portrait photographer Matt Stagliano talks with Nora McCormack, a videographer and entrepreneur based in the Portland, Maine. She is the owner of SP Films which provides wedding video packages, a partner at Maine Studio Works, and the founder of AfterParty - a nonprofit in the wedding industry.
    Guest Profile
    Guest Name: Nora McCormackShort Bio: Nora is a high end wedding videographer based in Maine. He company, SP Films has been in business for 16 years. After a solo backpacking journey in Southeast Asia and hiking over 2000 miles on the Appalachian Trail, she decided to wind down her successful business and start a non-profit in the wedding industry that is more aligned to her values and beliefs, and her hope is to reduce the wasteful spending she sees in the industry. Nora expresses frustration with the constant advertising and marketing in their business and personal life, and wants to be an agent of change. Links: SP Films: https://sp-films.com
    Key Topics/Talking Points
    Wedding videography and personal adventures.Business struggles and personal growth.Hiking the Appalachian Trail and societal class.The impact of technology on creativity and contentment during a thru-hike.Hiking the Appalachian Trail and its impact on business and mindset.Wedding waste and repurposing flowers for charity.Sustainable wedding practices and business growth.Transitioning from video production to event planning.Legacy, customer service, and video production in the wedding industry.
    Resources and Links
    SP Films: https://sp-films.com
    Calls to Action
    Website: https://generatorpodcast.comSubscribe to Generator: Never miss an episode – subscribe on your favorite podcast app.Leave a Review: Head over to the Apple Podcasts show page and leave us a 5 Star review if you liked the show! Help others discover this podcast.Follow on Social Media: Connect with us on Instagram or TikTok @generatorpodcast or on YouTube @stonetreecreative
    wedding, florals, Appalachian trail, business, video, repurpose, videographer

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Thomas Doggett ,

Straight Talk Without The Fluff

If your tired of podcasts where everything is projected as being perfect - than you will enjoy Matt’s conversations with other artists. Here he discusses with other creatives the ups and being an artist without any of the fluff.

canon2021 ,

Always Great and real conversations!

Always excited then the next episode pops up in my listening queue. Always real conversations on what it’s like being a working creative and Matt as well as his guests make you feel like you’re part of the conversation!

Studio6photo ,

Latest Generator episode

I am loving the content on the last 3 podcasts from Matt. Listening to them feels like I’ve known his guests for years. They don’t hold back and Matt’s subtle guidance with his questioning pulls even more from them. Excited to catch up on older podcasts and can’t wait for more to come. Keep it up!

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