44 episodes

Senior Style Guide's Real Talk series brings you face-to-face with other photographers and creatives who are going through exactly the same things you are. It's about going beyond the technical parts of photography and diving deep into what struggles have they faced, how they got to be where they are today and what they learned along the way. Hosted by Sean Brown, join us as we sit down and have conversations with photographers whose stories you'll want to hear.

Real Talk Photography Podcast Senior Style Guide

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.6, 12 Ratings

Senior Style Guide's Real Talk series brings you face-to-face with other photographers and creatives who are going through exactly the same things you are. It's about going beyond the technical parts of photography and diving deep into what struggles have they faced, how they got to be where they are today and what they learned along the way. Hosted by Sean Brown, join us as we sit down and have conversations with photographers whose stories you'll want to hear.

    REAL Talk Episode 44: Jenn Lewis

    REAL Talk Episode 44: Jenn Lewis

    Jenn is an award-winning portrait photographer based in Clemmons, North Carolina who concentrates on seniors and headshots. She began her photography business 11 years ago as a “mom with a camera”. With a determined work ethic and tenacious personality, she grew her part-time business from her living room to her full-time 1600 square foot studio while multiplying her sales average by 10. She is an army of one, but her ADHD helps her to multitask like a BOSS.
    Jenn loves this relationship-based business. She lives to attend conferences where she has learned great business practices like combining good sales techniques and a great experience all while taking killer photos. But the networking (which usually takes place at the bar) might just be her favorite part. :)
    Jenn is easily recognized by her crazy curly hair, which has been rumored to give her superpowers in her sales room. She enjoys road trips, long walks on the beach, and pink Starbursts.
    Jenn’s Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/jennlewisphotography/
    Jenn’s Website https://www.jennlewisphotography.com/
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    Sean’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seanbrownproductions/
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    THE PUSH CONFERENCE: Hosted by Senior Style Guide, The PUSH Conference is the photography education event of the year that you do not want to miss!! From a range of speakers from across the nation that are industry leaders in their field of expertise to hands on shooting, there is something for every photographer there in a small learning environment. It is three non-stop days of learning and you’re going to be kicking yourself if you’re not there this year! http://push.vickiesblack.com/

    • 46 min
    REAL Talk Episode 43: Kia Bondurant

    REAL Talk Episode 43: Kia Bondurant

    Senior Style Guide Real Talk Episode 43:
    Kia Bondurant Many people feel the portrait photography business is struggling, and both experienced and new photographers see their struggles as unique. Kia Bondurant spent the first 15 years of her professional photography career as a co-owner of a well-established portrait studio. For the last 5 years, she has built up a small-scale photography business in the new economy. Because of her successful experiences on both ends of the spectrum, Kia believes that professional portrait photography has a bright future. During her career, Kia has been featured on the cover of Professional Photographer magazine twice, named the Kansas Photographer of the Year, the national Senior Photographer of the Year and has both her Masters and Craftsmen for PPA.
    http://www.bondurantstudios.com
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    THE PUSH CONFERENCE: Hosted by Senior Style Guide, The PUSH Conference is the photography education event of the year that you do not want to miss!! From a range of speakers from across the nation that are industry leaders in their field of expertise to hands on shooting, there is something for every photographer there in a small learning environment. It is three non-stop days of learning and you’re going to be kicking yourself if you’re not there this year! http://push.vickiesblack.com/
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    PHOTOGRAPHERS: Join us along with other photographers just like you in our Facebook group to help with all things senior photography SSG Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1421723554786087/
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    Real Talk - hosted by Senior Style Guide Magazine & Sean Brown - was created to give you an inside look into your favorite photographer's journeys and bring you along as part of the conversation.

    • 51 min
    Real Talk 42: The 7 Must Dos for Every Senior Photographer

    Real Talk 42: The 7 Must Dos for Every Senior Photographer

    Today, we're covering the 7 Must Dos that Every Senior Photographer should be doing! In a time where the world is somewhat at a stand still, what can we as photographers be doing right now? If that sounds like something that you want to find out about, we're going to be covering the seven things we as photographers can be focusing on!
    ALSO, I invite you to check out my FREE masterclass happening on Tuesday April 28th all about the 3 Steps to Create a Thriving Senior Photography business. I will be going over my three steps that every photographer can be doing to work on getting their business moving forward and invite you all to grab a spot over there.
    >>http://masterclass.seanbrownproductions.com/ 

    • 36 min
    REAL Talk 41: Matt Hoaglin

    REAL Talk 41: Matt Hoaglin

    Matt, along with his wife Allison, are the owners of Allison Ragsdale Photography based in beautiful Durango, CO and have been on this journey for over a decade together. After moving to Durango together, they ended up opening up the studio and used Matt’s expertise in marketing, teaching and management to build and grow their studio into what it is today. While their studio faces a lot of competition and everyone is in the market for a photographer, over time they’ve been able to discover how to refine and promote their product to attract and retain clients. Their goal is to share what they’ve learned with other photographers, help you focus your business and ultimately make a difference for your family while doing what you love.
    Links: Matt’s Website: https://www.matthoaglin.com/Allison Ragsdale Photography: https://allisonragsdalephotography.com/Matt’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matthoaglin/Allison Ragsdale Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonragsdale/
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    THE PUSH CONFERENCE: Hosted by Senior Style Guide, The PUSH Conference is the photography education event of the year that you do not want to miss!! From a range of speakers from across the nation that are industry leaders in their field of expertise to hands on shooting, there is something for every photographer there in a small learning environment. It is three non-stop days of learning and you’re going to be kicking yourself if you’re not there this year! http://push.vickiesblack.com/
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    PHOTOGRAPHERS: Join us along with other photographers just like you in our Facebook group to help with all things senior photography.

    • 44 min
    REAL Talk 40: Mari Kranz

    REAL Talk 40: Mari Kranz

    Mari Kranz is based out of Eastern Washington where she resides with her family of 5 and specializes in high school teen and senior portraits while also providing branding content for local artisans and creatives. Known for her fresh approach to photography and use of light, Mari aims to set her clients apart by not only capturing their unique beauty, but also by encouraging and empowering them in a way that allows her to capture the essence of who they truly are; fearless, confident, and free (in delicious light of course). 
    She is inspired by light, textures, and the personalities each of her senior clients possess.
    She believes in and emphasizes the importance of using your own unique voice and staying true to who you are and what you love. Whether you’re a senior client, fellow photographer or simply a human with a beating heart, her goal is the same. To lift you and encourage you on your journey. She believes we all have a creative seed under the surface waiting to be discovered and loves to encourage fellow photographers and creatives to find, nurture and exercise their own creativity. She hopes to continue to spread that message and expand in mentoring and teaching as she blazes her own trail through her photography journey. 
     
    Links:
    Website: www.Sincerelymariphotography.com
    IG: www.instagram.com/sincerelymariphotography
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/sincerelymariphotography
     
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    THE PUSH CONFERENCE: Hosted by Senior Style Guide, The PUSH Conference is the photography education event of the year that you do not want to miss!! From a range of speakers from across the nation that are industry leaders in their field of expertise to hands on shooting, there is something for every photographer there in a small learning environment. It is three non-stop days of learning and you’re going to be kicking yourself if you’re not there this year! http://push.vickiesblack.com/
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    PHOTOGRAPHERS: Join us along with other photographers just like you in our Facebook group to help with all things senior photography
     
    SSG Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1421723554786087/
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    Real Talk - hosted by Senior Style Guide Magazine & Sean Brown - was created to give you an inside look into your favorite photographer's journeys and bring you along as part of the conversation.

    • 42 min
    REAL Talk 39: Nicki Hufford

    REAL Talk 39: Nicki Hufford

    REAL Talk 39: Nicki Hufford
    Nicki Hufford is a senior/sports portrait photographer from Warren, Ohio.  With an editorial and fashion inspired style, Nicki focuses on simple on location lighting that makes a big impact. 
     
    Website - https://www.nickihuffordphotography.com
    Facebook - https://www.nickihuffordphotography.com
    twitter - https://twitter.com/HuffordPhoto
    instagram - https://www.nickihuffordphotography.com
    Pintrest - https://www.pinterest.com/nhphoto/]
    Question of the Episode: What is one thing you’re going to do in your business this year?
     
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    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/seniorstyleguide/
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    THE PUSH CONFERENCE: Hosted by Senior Style Guide, The PUSH Conference is the photography education event of the year that you do not want to miss!! From a range of speakers from across the nation that are industry leaders in their field of expertise to hands on shooting, there is something for every photographer there in a small learning environment. It is three non-stop days of learning and you’re going to be kicking yourself if you’re not there this year! http://push.vickiesblack.com/
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    PHOTOGRAPHERS: Join us along with other photographers just like you in our Facebook group to help with all things senior photography
     
    SSG Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1421723554786087/
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    Real Talk - hosted by Senior Style Guide Magazine & Sean Brown - was created to give you an inside look into your favorite photographer's journeys and bring you along as part of the conversation.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Mrs. Gambino ,

Absolutely love REAL TALK!

Our industry is fascinating and to have an elevated platform such as REAL TALK to come together, and have a serious talk about what we do is phenomenal. Senior Style Guide definitely delivers on sharing information and being resourceful. Thank you for having these REAL TALK episodes with industry professionals to share knowledge and passion for the art of photography. Sean is a great host!

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The best Podcast for Senior Photography

The Real Talk Podcast is just that . . . . Real Talk. Real topics that will help photographers with their struggles, celebrate successes, and give insight to an industry that is beautiful and complex. Sean does a great job of getting to the point while making it very conversational and feel like you are sitting with two friends. Thank You Sean & Senior Style Guide for always being on the cutting edge and the front runner in this industry.

Ron Gray ,

This should be a required listen for photographers!

I REALLY enjoy listening to this podcast! Formatted as an interview of industry photographers or service providers, Sean does a great job of never making it feel stuffy or clinical, but more like you’re listening to a conversation between two friends just exchanging stories about their journeys. It’s a wonderful mix of learning about their personal life, the challenges and successes they’ve experienced, and how those experiences have influenced their business over the years. It’s refreshing to hear that the photographers many of us follow and look up to have lived through the same struggles and made the same mistakes. While you’ll likely pick up a tip or two from each episode you can apply to your business, I get much more from comparing how differently everyone operates. This drives home how important it is to realize there is no one right way to do something, and you just need to find success in what works best for you. Well done!

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