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Join host Lei Lei Clavey as we explore the secrets to crafting a thriving and fulfilling career as a wedding photographer, while creating a beautiful balanced life. Immerse yourself in insightful conversations that empower you to nurture a positive mindset, enabling you to not only excel in your craft but also flourish in all facets of life.

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Australia

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Join host Lei Lei Clavey as we explore the secrets to crafting a thriving and fulfilling career as a wedding photographer, while creating a beautiful balanced life. Immerse yourself in insightful conversations that empower you to nurture a positive mindset, enabling you to not only excel in your craft but also flourish in all facets of life.

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English


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Jai Long and Cara Mia on creativity, burnout and holding space for your metamorphosis

5/19/2024
In this inspiring episode I spoke with photographer, educators Jai Long and Cara Mia about creativity, burnout and their new course for creatives, Metamorphosis. Join the live launch here: https://jointhemetamorphosis.com/event Sign up to the waitlist here: https://jointhemetamorphosis.com/ Listen to the Metamorphosis Podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/metamorphosis/id1738791949 Further Show Notes Visit: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/podcast Lei Lei Clavey Education Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclaveyeducation/ Lei Lei Photography Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclavey/ Lei Lei Photography Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leileiclaveyphotography Lei Lei LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lei-lei-clavey/ Wedding Photography website: https://www.leileiclavey.com/ Subscribe to my education newsletter here: https://shorturl.at/lxzR8 Shop Wedding Price Guide Template and Wedding Client Guide Template: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/guidesandtemplates Shop Album Cover Templates: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/album-templates Shop My Favourite Business & Mindset Books: https://shorturl.at/egGKM Shop My Gear: https://shorturl.at/jlyOZ ...

Duration:00:49:28

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From Beginning to End: My Album Design Process

4/16/2024
I’m back talking about my favourite upsells; Albums! This is Episode 3 of my Album Series on the Life & Lens Podcast and I’m going to share my album design process from beginning to end. When I first started selling albums, I had no idea how to design albums. I thought to myself, ‘hoowww do I do this??’ and I’m guessing many of you might have had the same thoughts if you are new to selling albums. The Art of Selling Albums is launching 30th April. The online course covers how to sell and design albums in a step-by-step format so you can level up your client experience, make more profit and have more freedom in your business. Key Takeaways · Design Your Couples Album: I use Smart Albums and I don’t wait until my client has selected their favourite images to start their album design. · One Design Revision: I allow one design revision only as part of my album workflow to keep the timeline moving · Curate Your Images & Layout: When designing your album use 100-120 images from your highlights and maintain white space to allow the images to breath. · You Are The Story-Teller: Break your album design the wedding into chapters including getting ready, first look, ceremony, reception, dancefloor, exit. · Communication is Key: be clear with your client about timelines. · Don’t Skip Quality Checks; Always check over the album before sending it to the couple. Look for marks, printing flaws or damage to album corners. · Testimonials are Golden: Always ask for feedback Tools & Resources Mentioned In This Episode Lei Lei Clavey Education Resources Page DYMO PrintersPixellu Smart AlbumsVision Art ‘leilei15’ Further Show Notes Visit: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/podcast Lei Lei Clavey Education Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclaveyeducation/ Lei Lei Photography Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclavey/ Lei Lei Photography Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leileiclaveyphotography Lei Lei LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lei-lei-clavey/ Wedding Photography website: https://www.leileiclavey.com/ Subscribe to my education newsletter here: https://shorturl.at/lxzR8 Shop Wedding Price Guide Template and Wedding Client Guide Template: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/guidesandtemplates Shop Album Cover Templates: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/album-templates Shop My Favourite Business & Mindset Books: https://shorturl.at/egGKM Shop My Gear: https://shorturl.at/jlyOZ ...

Duration:00:32:06

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11 Things To Consider When It Comes To Albums

4/9/2024
Over the last 4 years I have tried and tested so many things when it comes to my wedding albums. I’ve taken all the learnings from my experiences with my clients and refined my process. The past few months, I’ve been in the full swing of wedding season and have been working on my first ever online course The Art of Album Sales: Selling Albums Confidently for Profit which is due to launch in April. It is exciting (and scary) to work on a course. I’m so invested in albums in my photography business, and I get asked about albums ALLLLL the time during mentor sessions. It made sense to me to share my process with more of you. In this podcast episode, I chat about 11 things to consider when it comes to selling and designing albums. Whether your new to the album game or looking to shake things up a bit, this episode includes tips learnt on my journey offering albums. Lei x Key Take-Aways 1. Design your albums for your couples and only allow a single design revision 2. Curate your cover choices to ensure your client doesn’t experience overwhelm 3. Curate your Album Offer and Pricing Model based on your ideal client 4. To sell albums; show up on social media and take your albums to every client meeting/including online meetings 5. Tips on packaging and how to create a sample album with the right supplier for you Tools & Resources Mentioned In This Episode Pixellu Smart AlbumsLei Lei Clavey x Hello Hello Editorial Album Cover TemplateshereVision Art NoissueStitch PressFurther Show Notes Visit: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/podcast Lei Lei Clavey Education Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclaveyeducation/ Lei Lei Photography Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclavey/ Lei Lei Photography Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leileiclaveyphotography Lei Lei LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lei-lei-clavey/ Wedding Photography website: https://www.leileiclavey.com/ Subscribe to my education newsletter here: https://shorturl.at/lxzR8 Shop Wedding Price Guide Template and Wedding Client Guide Template: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/guidesandtemplates Shop Album Cover Templates: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/album-templates Shop My Favourite Business & Mindset Books: https://shorturl.at/egGKM Shop My Gear: https://shorturl.at/jlyOZ ...

Duration:00:35:25

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New to album game? Here are 4 things to get you started.

4/1/2024
It’s been a motivating start to 2024 and I feel like I’ve been very considered with my energy. The past few months, I’ve been in the full swing of wedding season and have been working on my first online course The Art of Album Sales: Selling Albums Confidently for Profit which is due to launch in April. It is exciting (and scary) to work on a course. I’m so invested in albums in my photography business, and I get asked about albums ALLLLL the time during mentor sessions. It made sense to me to share my process with more of you. Clearly, I’m obsessed and I hope it inspires you too! In this podcast episode, I talk all about adding albums to your photography business. Whether you're new to the album game or looking to shake things up a bit, this episode covers 4 things to get you started. Lei x Key Take-Aways 1. Decide who you are selling to and craft your offer - Let me walk you through market research, building an inspiration board and refining your album offer 2. Set up tools and systems that will make designing and printing your albums easy - This was a total game changer for me. Feeling overwhelmed? I have some recommendations for you. 3. Print a Sample Album - Couples will fall in love with your albums once they see them in real life. Don't have a full wedding to feature? Don't despair. I have a tip for you. 4. Market Your Albums - Be obsessed and hype your albums to your audience. Tools & Resources Mentioned In This Episode Pixellu Smart AlbumsLei Lei Clavey x Hello Hello Editorial Album Cover TemplateshereVision Art ‘leilei15’ Further Show Notes Visit: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/podcast Lei Lei Clavey Education Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclaveyeducation/ Lei Lei Photography Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclavey/ Lei Lei Photography Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leileiclaveyphotography Lei Lei LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lei-lei-clavey/ Wedding Photography website: https://www.leileiclavey.com/ Subscribe to my education newsletter here: https://shorturl.at/lxzR8 Shop Wedding Price Guide Template and Wedding Client Guide Template: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/guidesandtemplates Shop Album Cover Templates: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/album-templates Shop My Favourite Business & Mindset Books: https://shorturl.at/egGKM Shop My Gear: https://shorturl.at/jlyOZ ...

Duration:00:32:18

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Branding Brilliance: Taylor Swift's Playbook for Success

2/23/2024
Episode Overview: In this episode, I delve into the remarkable journey of Taylor Swift's brand and uncover invaluable lessons applicable to our own businesses. From authenticity and transparency to leveraging exclusivity and the power of storytelling, Taylor Swift offers a blueprint for building an enduring brand. Join me as I explore how to infuse your brand with authenticity, create exclusive experiences, master the art of storytelling, and adapt and evolve in an ever-changing landscape. Key Takeaways: Authenticity and Consistency:Lesson Learned:Application for Your Business:Leveraging Exclusivity:Lesson Learned:Application for Your Business:Power of Storytelling:Lesson Learned:Application for Your Business:Adaptation and Evolution:Lesson Learned:Application for Your Business:Recommended Resources: Join me as I uncover the secrets behind Taylor Swift's brand and discover how to apply these strategies to elevate your own brand to new heights of success. Further Show Notes Visit: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/podcast Lei Lei Clavey Education Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclaveyeducation/ Lei Lei Photography Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclavey/ Lei Lei Photography Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leileiclaveyphotography Lei Lei LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lei-lei-clavey/ Wedding Photography website: https://www.leileiclavey.com/ Subscribe to my education newsletter here: https://shorturl.at/lxzR8 Shop Wedding Price Guide Template and Wedding Client Guide Template: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/guidesandtemplates Shop Album Cover Templates: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/album-templates Shop My Favourite Business & Mindset Books: https://shorturl.at/egGKM Shop My Gear: https://shorturl.at/jlyOZ ...

Duration:00:33:37

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Rebranding? How to launch with a bang

2/22/2024
Launching or relaunching your business is exciting but also daunting. It takes grit, courage, and a whole lot of work behind the scenes to launch your brand and put yourself ‘out there’. In this episode I share actionable steps to launch or relaunch your brand to hopefully make it easier for you and more successful! My top takeaways: Preparation Phase: Map out a launch content calendar Pre-plan promotional content Send weekly newslettersWrite blog posts Post teasers and coming soon messagesCreate a countdown Engage Current Followers: Organise a giveaway Collaborations and Guest Posts: Launch Week: Create Hype:Deliver Value:Post-Launch Actions:By following these actionable points, I hope these help you to effectively plan and execute a successful brand launch or re-launch. Good luck! RESOURCES AND LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Hello Hello Studio - the designers who helped with my branding. Mention my name when you reach out to them! Further Show Notes Visit: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/podcast Lei Lei Clavey Education Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclaveyeducation/ Lei Lei Photography Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclavey/ Lei Lei Photography Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leileiclaveyphotography Lei Lei LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lei-lei-clavey/ Wedding Photography website: https://www.leileiclavey.com/ Subscribe to my education newsletter here: https://shorturl.at/lxzR8 Shop Wedding Price Guide Template and Wedding Client Guide Template: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/guidesandtemplates Shop Album Cover Templates: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/album-templates Shop My Favourite Business & Mindset Books: https://shorturl.at/egGKM Shop My Gear: https://shorturl.at/jlyOZ ...

Duration:00:14:29

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Growth is discomfort and the business books you should read

2/10/2024
In this episode of the Life & Lens Podcast, I talk about living in discomfort with your business because when we’re out of our comfort zone that is where the growth happens. Everyone loves comfort but feeling comfortable can quickly turn into feeling stuck. If you have ever felt like you are languishing, you will know that if we do not push our boundaries that we cannot grow. Feeling discomfort means you and your business are growing. This podcast episode is your reminder to get out there and push your boundaries; second shoot even though you are established, invest in a styled shoot even if planning the details feels overwhelming and read about an area of your business that is lacking until you are an expert. I talk a bit about my journey and also what business, mindset and self-development books I’ve read to overcome my fears and move me forward. Here are a few of my favourite books that I recommend… Discover my extensive list of books here: https://shorturl.at/ciqtX Questions to ask yourself: Further Show Notes Visit: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/podcast Lei Lei Clavey Education Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclaveyeducation/ Lei Lei Photography Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclavey/ Lei Lei Photography Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leileiclaveyphotography Lei Lei LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lei-lei-clavey/ Wedding Photography website: https://www.leileiclavey.com/ Subscribe to my education newsletter here: https://shorturl.at/lxzR8 Shop Wedding Price Guide Template and Wedding Client Guide Template: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/guidesandtemplates Shop Album Cover Templates: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/album-templates Shop My Favourite Business & Mindset Books: https://shorturl.at/egGKM Shop My Gear: https://shorturl.at/jlyOZ ...

Duration:00:32:30

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From Zero to Hero: My Journey to High-End Weddings with PhotoBizXposed

1/21/2024
In this episode of the Life & Lens Podcast, join me for my podcast interview on Andrew Hellmich’s PhotobizX podcast about navigating moving from the high-end client to the luxury market and how I create styled shoots that are campaigns for my brand. PhotobizX is a go-to podcast with Andrew Hellmich for aspiring and established photographers. On his weekly podcast he interviews successful photographers from around the world to uncover how they run their photography businesses, whether wedding, portrait or headshot photography and turn a profit. He’s interested in what photographers really do in their business, exposing ‘how’ they run their business so that we can shortcut the road to success. In our interview, we talk about how launching my business with the specific goal to the world’s best wedding photographer, changed the trajectory of my success. Rather than entering as an entry-level wedding photographer, I crafted a brand and marketed myself to the high-end niche. From the outset, I wanted to attract high-end clients, planning luxury weddings with an editorial aesthetic. Was I open about my experience? Absolutely, I was and always am transparent about my experience as a fashion photographer who pivoted to shooting weddings. What attracted my ideal clients to me was my luxury branding, personal brand and strategic content from fashion backstage and styled shoots. I also think that putting your big goals and dreams out into the universecreates a magnetic force where people want to support you; so why not put it out there? As I transition from the high-end to luxury client, listening back to this podcast has been a chance to reflect on how my business is evolving. I hope you enjoy the PhotobizX interview and that you can take from it some gems of advice that you can implement in your own business today. Resources and Links Mentioned in this Episode: Photobizx Website - https://photobizx.com Photobizx Podcast - https://photobizx.com/interviews/ Photobizx Podcast Episode with Lei Lei Clavey - https://photobizx.com/lei-lei-clavey-how-to-go-from-zero-to-hero-in-the-world-of-high-end-luxury-weddings Further Show Notes Visit: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/podcast Lei Lei Clavey Education Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclaveyeducation/ Lei Lei Photography Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclavey/ Lei Lei Photography Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leileiclaveyphotography Lei Lei LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lei-lei-clavey/ Wedding Photography website: https://www.leileiclavey.com/ Subscribe to my education newsletter here: https://shorturl.at/lxzR8 Shop Wedding Price Guide Template and Wedding Client Guide Template: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/guidesandtemplates Shop Album Cover Templates: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/album-templates Shop My Favourite Business & Mindset Books: https://shorturl.at/egGKM Shop My Gear: https://shorturl.at/jlyOZ ...

Duration:00:54:13

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10 Ways To Gain Your Client's Trust If You Don't Have 10 Years Experience

12/28/2023
Building trust with your ideal client and booking out a full wedding season, is something I get asked about a lot. We see other photographers (very successful photographers!) who have been running their businesses for 10-, 20-, 30 years and we inevitably compare ourselves to them: How can we build that kind of trust with our ideal clients if we haven’t been in the industry for long? In this episode of the Life & Lens Podcast, I share 10 Ways to Build Trust with your ideal client even if you don’t have years of experience running a successful wedding photography business. I unpack my experience over the last 3 years and the 10 ways I built trust with my audience to book out season on season. I cover activities such as mindset, self-believe, Ideal Client Discovery, branding, launch strategy and building social proof (one of my favourite topics!). Whether you’re about to launch your own brand or relaunch your existing business for a new ideal client, stacking all these trust-building activities on top of each other is when the magic will start to happen. Your potential is limitless. Lei x Further Show Notes Visit: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/podcast Lei Lei Clavey Education Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclaveyeducation/ Lei Lei Photography Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclavey/ Lei Lei Photography Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leileiclaveyphotography Lei Lei LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lei-lei-clavey/ Wedding Photography website: https://www.leileiclavey.com/ Subscribe to my education newsletter here: https://shorturl.at/lxzR8 Shop Wedding Price Guide Template and Wedding Client Guide Template: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/guidesandtemplates Shop Album Cover Templates: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/album-templates Shop My Favourite Business & Mindset Books: https://shorturl.at/egGKM Shop My Gear: https://shorturl.at/jlyOZ ...

Duration:00:39:56

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How to Prepare for Engagement Season

12/20/2023
As engagement season approaches, I had a chat with a wedding vendor friend who, after tuning into my Boundaries episode (episode 7), is re-evaluating her approach to ideal clients and wedding bookings. It got me thinking—this season, when everyone is getting engaged around Christmas and New Year's, is the perfect time to reassess our boundaries and set goals for the upcoming year. In this episode, I share insights on what weddings I want to shoot, pricing considerations, and the importance of self-care and reflection. As photographers and wedding creatives, we need to be ready for enquiries during engagement season. I've already gone through my calendar for the 2024/2025 season, marking weekends with my family, acknowledging public holidays, and leaving space for last-minute opportunities. I delve into the significance of self-care, recounting my better season with more time for family and personal well-being. It's about being proactive, setting clear boundaries, and saying 'no' when necessary. I wrap up with a challenge to fellow photographers: set outrageously big goals—those that make you a bit squeamish yet giddy with excitement. Join me on this journey of preparation, self-discovery, and reaching for the stars as we gear up for engagement season. Further Show Notes Visit: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/podcast Lei Lei Clavey Education Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclaveyeducation/ Lei Lei Photography Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclavey/ Lei Lei Photography Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leileiclaveyphotography Lei Lei LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lei-lei-clavey/ Wedding Photography website: https://www.leileiclavey.com/ Subscribe to my education newsletter here: https://shorturl.at/lxzR8 Shop Wedding Price Guide Template and Wedding Client Guide Template: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/guidesandtemplates Shop Album Cover Templates: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/album-templates Shop My Favourite Business & Mindset Books: https://shorturl.at/egGKM Shop My Gear: https://shorturl.at/jlyOZ ...

Duration:00:08:01

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Storytelling and Embracing The Beautiful Chaos of Life with Danelle Bohane

12/5/2023
Danelle Bohane is a wedding photographer, educator and a real force in our industry; her storytelling is emotional, honest and captured from a place of heart and generosity. To me, Danelle’s approach is inspiring because she is able to hone in and capture a couple’s connection to one another and their families with sensitivity, curiosity and respect. Danelle is a true artist at work and I encourage you to immerse yourself in her world as she shares her approach to storytelling. Lei x KEY TAKEAWAYS Thank you for listening to the Life and Lens podcast. Resources and links mentioned in this episode: https://danellebohane.com/https://www.instagram.com/danellebohane/?hl=enhttp://refinetheworkshop.com.auhttps://www.instagram.com/refinetheworkshop/?hl=enFurther Show Notes Visit: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/podcast Lei Lei Clavey Education Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclaveyeducation/ Lei Lei Photography Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclavey/ Lei Lei Photography Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leileiclaveyphotography Lei Lei LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lei-lei-clavey/ Wedding Photography website: https://www.leileiclavey.com/ Subscribe to my education newsletter here: https://shorturl.at/lxzR8 Shop Wedding Price Guide Template and Wedding Client Guide Template: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/guidesandtemplates Shop Album Cover Templates: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/album-templates Shop My Favourite Business & Mindset Books: https://shorturl.at/egGKM Shop My Gear: https://shorturl.at/jlyOZ ...

Duration:01:00:28

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Crafting Your Wedding Price Guide: Steps to An Elevated Client Experience

11/23/2023
Welcome to my 3-part series on how to elevate your wedding business by mastering pricing and sending beautiful price guides and welcome client guides to your clients. In episode 2 of the series, we delve into what I include in my price guides and the differences between mid-range wedding clients and those seeking a more luxury experience. Understanding and catering to these distinctions can significantly elevate your wedding photography business and help to book your dream weddings. Key points: By understanding and implementing these strategies, you'll be better equipped to tailor your services to the specific needs and expectations of your dream clients, ultimately increasing your business's overall desirability and success. This 3-part series on Life and Lens is brought to you by my Price Guide and Wedding Guide templates in collaboration with Hello Hello Studio. To purchase the templates or for more information please visit https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/guidesandtemplates. I hope these bring you much success with your business as they have with mine. Lei x Further Show Notes Visit: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/podcast Lei Lei Clavey Education Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclaveyeducation/ Lei Lei Photography Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclavey/ Lei Lei Photography Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leileiclaveyphotography Lei Lei LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lei-lei-clavey/ Wedding Photography website: https://www.leileiclavey.com/ Subscribe to my education newsletter here: https://shorturl.at/lxzR8 Shop Wedding Price Guide Template and Wedding Client Guide Template: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/guidesandtemplates Shop Album Cover Templates: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/album-templates Shop My Favourite Business & Mindset Books: https://shorturl.at/egGKM Shop My Gear: https://shorturl.at/jlyOZ ...

Duration:00:43:51

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Creating the Ultimate Wedding Client Guide - Enhancing Communication, Expectations and Client Relationships

11/23/2023
Welcome to my 3-part series on how to elevate your wedding business by mastering pricing and sending beautiful price guides and welcome client guides to your clients. In the third instalment of our series, we explore wedding client guide and the benefits of delivering a guide to your couples. I present my wedding welcome client guides as a welcome gift to couples upon booking. This beautifully branded guide serves as a valuable resource, offering insights into the flow of their day with me, practical tips for planning an ideal day tailored to both them and the images, and considerations for optimizing lighting. Beyond that, the wedding guide plays a pivotal role in enhancing communication and aligning client expectations, contributing to a smoother overall experience and a calmer day. Save yourself time answering questions and set client expectations with your client guide. Key points: This 3-part series on Life and Lens is brought to you by my Price Guide and Wedding Guide templates in collaboration with Hello Hello Studio. To purchase the templates or for more information please visit https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/guidesandtemplates. I hope these bring you much success with your business as they have with mine. Lei x Further Show Notes Visit: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/podcast Lei Lei Clavey Education Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclaveyeducation/ Lei Lei Photography Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclavey/ Lei Lei Photography Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leileiclaveyphotography Lei Lei LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lei-lei-clavey/ Wedding Photography website: https://www.leileiclavey.com/ Subscribe to my education newsletter here: https://shorturl.at/lxzR8 Shop Wedding Price Guide Template and Wedding Client Guide Template: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/guidesandtemplates Shop Album Cover Templates: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/album-templates Shop My Favourite Business & Mindset Books: https://shorturl.at/egGKM Shop My Gear: https://shorturl.at/jlyOZ ...

Duration:00:32:03

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From Dreaming to Booking: How Beautiful Branding and Price Guides can Secure your Dream Clients

11/23/2023
Welcome to my 3-part series on how to elevate your wedding business by mastering pricing and sending beautiful price guides and welcome client guides to your clients. In this episode I talk through my journey and the impact of professional branding and price guides on securing dream clients. As well as the crucial steps to enhancing your pricing strategy for increased value. 3 Steps to increasing your prices Price Guide templateThis 3-part series on Life and Lens is brought to you by my Price Guide and Wedding Guide templates in collaboration with Hello Hello Studio. To purchase the templates or for more information please visit https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/guidesandtemplates. I hope these bring you much success with your business as they have with mine. Lei x Further Show Notes Visit: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/podcast Lei Lei Clavey Education Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclaveyeducation/ Lei Lei Photography Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclavey/ Lei Lei Photography Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leileiclaveyphotography Lei Lei LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lei-lei-clavey/ Wedding Photography website: https://www.leileiclavey.com/ Subscribe to my education newsletter here: https://shorturl.at/lxzR8 Shop Wedding Price Guide Template and Wedding Client Guide Template: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/guidesandtemplates Shop Album Cover Templates: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/album-templates Shop My Favourite Business & Mindset Books: https://shorturl.at/egGKM Shop My Gear: https://shorturl.at/jlyOZ ...

Duration:00:17:17

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Unlocking Success with Johanna Rosenlew: The Power of Asking for What You Want on Your Path to Vogue

11/12/2023
Title: Unlocking Success with Johanna Rosenlew: The Power of Asking for What You Want on Your Path to Vogue Johanna Rosenlew is an editorial wedding photographer shooting destination weddings in Scandinavia and in and around Europe. Her style is journalistic, documentary, fashion focused and as I reflect on the creatives that inspired me personally, Johanna’s style was just ‘so cool’ and motivated me to niche into editorial wedding photography. In this episode of Life and Lens, we unpack life, business, juggling commitments as a business owner with a young family, challenges, and future goals. Johanna shares her journey to be featured in Vogue (twice!) and her plans to scale up into the luxury wedding market. She is generous in spirit, outlining actionable steps that she is taking to attract her dream-client, book only 10 weddings per year and build a beautiful balanced life for her family. I hope you enjoy this episode of Life & Lens with guest interviewee, Johanna Rosenlew. Lei x 5 TAKEAWAYS · Build Boundaries into planning your season; block out every second weekend off, in particular if you have to travel and be away for 2-3 nights away from family for each wedding · AI Editing is a game-changer; it saves photographers so much time even though you still have to go in and tweak to perfect each image · Mindset allows you to manage ‘imposter syndrome’ at the beginning of each season. Do everything you can to prepare for each wedding, communicate with your couple proactively and be kind to yourself; say to yourself ‘you can only do the best work you can’. · Visualize your Ideal Client Avatar and consider if you would shoot a ‘dream client’ for free or at a heavily discounted rate in the stage of your business journey. For the right wedding that will be featured in the right place, the exposure can be a great return on investment. · There is power in asking for what you want; if you see an ideal client is recently engaged via. social media channels, approach them to see if you can shoot their wedding. It might be serendipities. SHOW NOTES AND RESOURCES: Show Notes: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/podcast Lei Lei Clavey Education Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclaveyeducation/ Lei Lei Photography Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclavey/ Lei Lei Photography Facebook: h Further Show Notes Visit: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/podcast Lei Lei Clavey Education Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclaveyeducation/ Lei Lei Photography Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclavey/ Lei Lei Photography Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leileiclaveyphotography Lei Lei LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lei-lei-clavey/ Wedding Photography website: https://www.leileiclavey.com/ Subscribe to my education newsletter here: https://shorturl.at/lxzR8 Shop Wedding Price Guide Template and Wedding Client Guide Template: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/guidesandtemplates Shop Album Cover Templates: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/album-templates Shop My Favourite Business & Mindset Books: https://shorturl.at/egGKM Shop My Gear: https://shorturl.at/jlyOZ ...

Duration:00:41:18

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Part 2 | Pregnancy Loss and Shooting Weddings with Stefanie Buma

10/30/2023
***Episode warning: This episode includes sensitive topics which may not be right for you at this time including miscarriage and pregnancy loss.*** Stefanie Buma is a Perth based Editorial Wedding Photographer. Establishing her brand in 2012, she is one of the West-Coast’s best photographers. Stefanie’s work is featured in Vogue and The Wed and she is known for her signature style; she mixes day-dreams and nostalgia, shooting in a reportage style and on film. Stefanie is also a mumma-to-be, business owner, entrepreneur and passionate advocate for nurturing your creativity and bringing love to our work as photographers. In Part 2, Stef goes into her experience navigating the last two years of shooting weddings while going through multiple pregnancies and recurrent miscarriage. Stef speaks candidly about her experiences and we hope that by sharing this episode during Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month that we bring awareness to the topic and that if anyone is going through this they can feel a little less alone. This episode includes sensitive topics which may not be right for you at this time including miscarriage and pregnancy loss. If you haven’t already listened to Part 1 of this podcast with Stef, we go deep on ‘creativity’ as a concept and construct in our daily practice; where we find inspiration and how we channel it in our craft. Then we talk about the very ‘Australian’ phenomenon where couples aren’t naturally affectionate or confident in front of the camera. Stefanie shares her experience and tips on how to master ‘intimate and relaxed’ couple portraits. I learnt a few new tips and can’t wait to try them out. I hope you enjoy this Part 2 episode of Life & Lens with guest interviewee, Stefanie Buma. Lei x KEY TAKEAWAYS Further Show Notes Visit: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/podcast Lei Lei Clavey Education Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclaveyeducation/ Lei Lei Photography Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclavey/ Lei Lei Photography Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leileiclaveyphotography Lei Lei LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lei-lei-clavey/ Wedding Photography website: https://www.leileiclavey.com/ Subscribe to my education newsletter here: https://shorturl.at/lxzR8 Shop Wedding Price Guide Template and Wedding Client Guide Template: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/guidesandtemplates Shop Album Cover Templates: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/album-templates Shop My Favourite Business & Mindset Books: https://shorturl.at/egGKM Shop My Gear: https://shorturl.at/jlyOZ ...

Duration:00:44:19

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Part 1 | Creativity and Shooting Intimate Couple Portraits with Stefanie Buma

10/30/2023
Stefanie Buma is a Perth based Editorial Wedding Photographer. Establishing her brand in 2012, she is one of the West-Coast’s best photographers. Stefanie’s work is featured in Vogue and The Wed and she is known for her signature style; she mixes day-dreams and nostalgia, shooting in a reportage style and on film. Stefanie is also a Mumma-to-be, business owner, entrepreneur and passionate advocate for nurturing your creativity and bringing love to our work as photographers. In this podcast (Part 1) we go deep on ‘creativity’ as a concept and construct in our daily practice. It was an insightful convo, full of tips and tricks to implement in your business as well as 3 Tips on how to master intimate and relaxed couple portraits. In Part 2, where Stef goes into her experience navigating the last two years of shooting weddings while going through multiple pregnancies and recurrent miscarriage. Stef speaks candidly about her experiences in hope to bring awareness to the topic and we hope that by sharing this episode during Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month that we can have a positive impact on a conversation that impacts our community. The episode includes sensitive topics which may not be right for you at this time including miscarriage and pregnancy loss. I hope you enjoy this Part 1 episode of Life & Lens with guest interviewee, Stefanie Buma. Lei x TIPS FOR HELPING YOUR COUPLES SLOW-DOWN AND BE INTIMATE DURING COUPLE PORTRAITS: RESOURCES AND LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Further Show Notes Visit: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/podcast Lei Lei Clavey Education Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclaveyeducation/ Lei Lei Photography Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclavey/ Lei Lei Photography Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leileiclaveyphotography Lei Lei LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lei-lei-clavey/ Wedding Photography website: https://www.leileiclavey.com/ Subscribe to my education newsletter here: https://shorturl.at/lxzR8 Shop Wedding Price Guide Template and Wedding Client Guide Template: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/guidesandtemplates Shop Album Cover Templates: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/album-templates Shop My Favourite Business & Mindset Books: https://shorturl.at/egGKM Shop My Gear: https://shorturl.at/jlyOZ ...

Duration:00:49:31

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Set Your Boundaries: Plant Seeds Now, Reap Rewards Later

10/25/2023
I was inspired to sit down and inspired to record this podcast because I realised this morning, that I set boundaries 12 months ago and now, I am (finally) reaping the rewards. Today, I feel calm and like life is spacious and I want to hold on to that feeling and share with you how I got here. In this episode, I explore how boundaries were not part of my life before I started by business and my family (fomo over here!). To be honest, I learnt the hard way; I struggled with being present in my family life, I was exhausted rolling from one shoot to the next, shooting weddings that didn’t make me feel inspired, feeling drained and overwhelmed by a backlog of editing. For all the listeners of the Life & Len’s Podcast, I share each of the boundaries I set for this wedding season here on my blog. I hope they inspire you to set boundaries (if you don’t have any!) or at least reflect on whether the boundaries you have in place right now are really working for you, your business and your family-life. For those of you that are working parents and find the juggle of parenting and running a business a challenge (I feel you!), I have a free download with 6 actionable steps that have really helped me thrive in the last 12 months. 3 Main Takeaway Points: Summary of Episode: Expressed boundaries means I can be properly Further Show Notes Visit: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/podcast Lei Lei Clavey Education Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclaveyeducation/ Lei Lei Photography Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclavey/ Lei Lei Photography Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leileiclaveyphotography Lei Lei LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lei-lei-clavey/ Wedding Photography website: https://www.leileiclavey.com/ Subscribe to my education newsletter here: https://shorturl.at/lxzR8 Shop Wedding Price Guide Template and Wedding Client Guide Template: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/guidesandtemplates Shop Album Cover Templates: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/album-templates Shop My Favourite Business & Mindset Books: https://shorturl.at/egGKM Shop My Gear: https://shorturl.at/jlyOZ ...

Duration:00:33:13

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Embracing community and success with Alice Andre

10/16/2023
In this episode my guest Alice Andre and I chat about imposter syndrome, the importance of community and how to break into shooting destination weddings with success. Alice Andre is a French wedding and editorial photographer based in Perth, Australia. Her work has a documentary approach with an editorial finish and in just three years she has established herself as one of Perth’s best wedding photographers, as well as shooting destination weddings in European summer. Alice has also announced her mentoring and education platform and Reverie, her editorial content creation workshops. With content days, education, workshops and mentoring all in the works, exciting times are ahead. For all the listeners of the Life & Len’s Podcast, Alice shares her free download: ‘Basic of Prompting and Posing’. 4 Main Takeaway Points: RESOURCES AND LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclaveyeducation/https://www.instagram.com/leileiclavey/https://www.facebook.com/leileiclaveyphotographyhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/lei-lei-clavey/https://www.leileiclavey.com/https://www.instagram.com/aliceandrephoto/https://aliceandrephotography.coFurther Show Notes Visit: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/podcast Lei Lei Clavey Education Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclaveyeducation/ Lei Lei Photography Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclavey/ Lei Lei Photography Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leileiclaveyphotography Lei Lei LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lei-lei-clavey/ Wedding Photography website: https://www.leileiclavey.com/ Subscribe to my education newsletter here: https://shorturl.at/lxzR8 Shop Wedding Price Guide Template and Wedding Client Guide Template: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/guidesandtemplates Shop Album Cover Templates: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/album-templates Shop My Favourite Business & Mindset Books: https://shorturl.at/egGKM Shop My Gear: https://shorturl.at/jlyOZ ...

Duration:00:55:22

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Cassandra Ladru on Destination Weddings and Building Trust with Consistency

10/1/2023
In this episode I spoke with Cassandra Ladru, a seasoned wedding photographer based in Australia who has built a trusted wedding photography brand over 13-years through consistency in her work. We chatted about her journey shooting destination weddings and tips for attracting high-end editorial-focused clients, creating exceptional client experience, and taking calculated risks. Listen for valuable insights into building a thriving business. RESOURCES AND LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Show Notes: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/podcast/build-trust-shoot-destination-cassandra-ladru Lei Lei Clavey Education Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclaveyeducation/ Lei Lei Photography Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclavey/ Lei Lei Photography Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leileiclaveyphotography Lei Lei LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lei-lei-clavey/ Lei Lei’s website: https://www.leileiclavey.com/ Subscribe to my education newsletter here: https://shorturl.at/lxzR8 Cassandra’s Website: Cassandraladru.com Cassandra’s Instagram: @cassandraladru The Refine Workshop Website: Refinetheworkshop.com.au The Refine Workshop Instagram: @refinetheworkshop Further Show Notes Visit: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/podcast Lei Lei Clavey Education Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclaveyeducation/ Lei Lei Photography Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leileiclavey/ Lei Lei Photography Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leileiclaveyphotography Lei Lei LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lei-lei-clavey/ Wedding Photography website: https://www.leileiclavey.com/ Subscribe to my education newsletter here: https://shorturl.at/lxzR8 Shop Wedding Price Guide Template and Wedding Client Guide Template: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/guidesandtemplates Shop Album Cover Templates: https://leileiclaveyeducation.com/album-templates Shop My Favourite Business & Mindset Books: https://shorturl.at/egGKM Shop My Gear: https://shorturl.at/jlyOZ ...

Duration:00:56:57