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Portrait Session is the premiere podcast for portrait photographers who want to learn lighting, posing, post-processing, how to build a business, and more!

Portrait Session: The Photography Podcast for Portrait Photographers Erica Kay and Connor Hibbs

    • Visual Arts

Portrait Session is the premiere podcast for portrait photographers who want to learn lighting, posing, post-processing, how to build a business, and more!

    Senior Portraiture - Making Your Client Experience a Top Priority

    Senior Portraiture - Making Your Client Experience a Top Priority

    This is episode 6, of our season dedicated to talking about different specialties in portrait photography. In todays episode Erica and Connor sit down with Makenzie Hollar to discuss her incredible approach to senior rep programs and the challenges of senior portrait photography. Website: www.makenziephoto.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/makenziephotography/
    Instagram: @makenziephotography

    3-4 sentence photography bio:
    Makenzie Photography is a wedding and senior portrait photographer based out of Bakersfield, CA specializing in reminding young women how beautiful and powerful they truly are through senior rep programs and intentional encouragement. Makenzie began her business at the age of sixteen and established herself as one of the leading creative photographers in her area by age twenty. Makenzie is best known for her bright, vibrant, colorful work!

    2 random fun facts about you:
    Orange is my favorite color!
    My husband and I had a surprise wedding where our guests showed up to an engagement party and then found out it was a wedding.

    Any courses or workshops you’d like to advertise?
    No photography courses, but I do have a conference I’m hosting in the spring for high school girls that is connected to my senior rep program!

    Tell us about your photography background. When did you start, are you self-taught, did you go to college for photography, etc.?

    What made you focus on senior photography, rather than other forms of photography?

    We commonly get questions about senior rep programs and one reason I wanted to interview you is because of your awesome approach to these programs. Can you first tell listeners what a senior rep program is, then describe your approach?

    We talk a lot about the importance of an extraordinary client experience. Do you do anything other than that epic senior rep program to really elevate your client’s experience.

    What are your thoughts on in-person sales?

    What do you find to be the two most valuable marketing/advertising tools for your senior photography business? Have you tried anything that was a flop?

    Do you have tips for cues, etc. when working with and directing clients?

    What gear (non-lighting) do you prefer to use for seniors?

    Let’s talk lighting. What’s your favorite lighting equipment and set ups?

    What do you think is the most important tip for someone considering being a senior photographer?
    What one thing can you not live without when it comes to running your business?

    • 55 min
    Headshot Photography - Finding Creativity Within Restrictions S02 Ep - 05

    Headshot Photography - Finding Creativity Within Restrictions S02 Ep - 05

    This is episode 5, of our season dedicated to talking about different specialties in portrait photography. In todays episode Erica and Connor sit down with Rafal Wegiel to discuss unique and artistic approaches to headshot photography.

    Website: https://www.rafalwegiel.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rafalwegielphotography/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rafalwegiel/
    Other social: https://twitter.com/rafalwegiel http://www.youtube.com/c/RafalWegiel https://anchor.fm/rafal-wegiel-podcast

    This is another episode with a solid long first segment, and as such we don’t have a sticking points this week.

    • 58 min
    Newborn Photography: A Specialty for Serious Business Owners

    Newborn Photography: A Specialty for Serious Business Owners

    In episode 4 of our season discussing various specialties in portrait photography, Erica and Connor sit down with Sharon McMahon, a total boss and dominating force in the world of newborn portraiture. Even listeners who think they are not interested in doing newborn work will find a wealth of incredible advice and information from this incredible business person and photographer.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Fashion Photography: A Practice in Teamwork S02 Ep - 03

    Fashion Photography: A Practice in Teamwork S02 Ep - 03

    This is episode 3, of our season dedicated to talking about different specialties in portrait photography. In todays episode Erica and Connor sit down with Jonny Edward to discuss his experiences as a fashion photographer.


    Then, on sticking points, Connor sits down with Andy Bird to talk about building worth to meet his desired price point

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Wedding Photography: The Portrait Photographer's Marathon

    Wedding Photography: The Portrait Photographer's Marathon

    This is episode 2, of our season dedicated to talking about different specialties in portrait photography. In todays episode Erica and Connor sit down with Seth from Seth and Beth Photography to discuss specializing in wedding photography as a career.

    Then, on sticking points, Connor sits down with Julie Richardson and talk about whether she should draw a line in the sand and specialize in just one of her two photographic passions.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Let's Talk About Specialties in Portrait Photography - Season 2 Episode 1

    Let's Talk About Specialties in Portrait Photography - Season 2 Episode 1

    Erica and Connor take an overview of the subject they are talking about throughout the second season of Portrait Session: The different specialties in portrait photography.

    This is just an overview of all the different types of photography a person interested in portrait photography can focus on and specialize in as they master their photography.

    We by no means feel we have compiled a total and complete list of potential specialties in photography in this list, but this list will be the general guide for us through this second season of Portrait Session.

    If you feel like we may have missed something, feel free to join our facebook group and post in there to let us know!

    Throughout this season we will be bringing on a number of experts who have mastered their specialty in the field of portrait photography. We will be focusing on our expert's abilities, experiences, and advice for those interested in digging in to their specialty in photography while making efforts to highlight the key factors a person should be aware of that might make any particular specialty different from others.

    • 46 min

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