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The Art and Soul Show

Lisa DiGeso, The Milky Way
64 episodes
Welcome to the Art and Soul Show where we dive heart-opening chats on photography, business, life and that messy in-between. You're more than a photographer. You're an artist, a dreamer, a business boss, and a creative. Listen in for conversations and advice on running a photography business, mindset, and creativity. This is the place you can go when you need a boost of encouragement, a kick in the pants, and inspiration to pick up your camera.

Disclaimer: the content and artwork of this podcast are the property of its owner and are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Audiotrails.

How Shooting From Your Own Heart Evokes Emotion in Photography with Jyotsna Bhamidipati

Jyo creates breathtaking art by infusing so much of herself into her work. Today she shares how embracing your own truths allows you to capture connection and emotion in photography. Introduction (2:30) What do you look for when shooting to create mood? (3:26) Light is always the number one factor.…

Advising Clients What to Wear for a Photo Shoot Using Style and Select with Holly Mueller & Melissa Grindstaff

One of the first questions new clients ask is what to wear for a photo shoot. The Style and Select service makes styling your clients with carefully coordinated outfits easy and convenient. Introduction (1:53) How did Style and Select come to be? (4:46) We always had to extensively guide our client…

Legal Advice for Photographers - Protecting Your Business Without Losing Your Heart with Rachel Brenke

The founder of TheLawTog shares her most valuable legal advice for photographers, and how to keep a personal connection with your client in the cold world of contracts, copyright and liability protection. Introduction (2:18) Which time management strategies do you recommend? (3:03) Schedule your o…

No Compromises - Ensuring Newborn Baby Safety with Stephanie Robin

Stephanie Robin is one of the leading advocates for baby safety in the photography industry, and she shares her expertise on keeping newborns safe and secure during sessions. Introduction (2:45) How has your training as physiotherapist helped? (3:19) In no other genre are you handling subjects like…

Finding Passion, Profit, and Purpose in your Photography Business with Dr Tomayia Colvin

Dr Tomayia Colvin shares her strategies on running a photography business that  feeds your personal why and embraces diversity, while staying profitable and fueled with a passion for your craft. Introduction (3:04) How did you get in photography? (4:01) Why did you choose senior photography to spec…

Your Editing Style - Finding Your Voice In Photoshop with Morgan Burks

Photographic artist Morgan Burks chats to me today about how developing an editing style through experimentation will empower you to edit confidently and creatively in Photoshop. Introduction (2:27) What is your editing process? (2:46) I have standard steps to create a clean base edit for each phot…

Knowing Your Numbers - Bookkeeping for Photographers with Tanya Hirschy

Knowing your numbers is an essential part of running a successful photography business. Today, I chat with Tanya about challenges, tips and overcoming fears when it comes to bookkeeping for photographers. Introduction (1:52) What are the common business pitfalls for photographers? (2:46) Procrastin…

From Frazzled to Focused - Creating Photography Workflows and Systems with Iris-Works Founder Meredith Gradle

Meredith shows  how mastering photography workflows and systems allow you to bring the fun back to your business, and connect to the reason you got into this industry in the first place: taking beautiful photos. Introduction (2:28) How did Iris Works come to be? (4:34) I had an unhappy client after…

Magical Motherhood Photography with Sherida Rae Taylor

Discover more about Sherida Rae Taylor Website:   www.sheridaraephotography.ca Facebook:   @SheridaRaePhotography Instagram:   @sherida_rae_photography Bio: Sherida is a motherhood photographer living on Vancouver Island in BC, Canada with her husband and four children. She is a ClickPro,…

Staying Creative - Handling Slow Times in Business with Tamarind Spender

Today, Tamarind shares some valuable advice on what to do with those slow times in business, especially during the lockdowns and restrictions we have to deal with these days. Introduction (2:20) What drew you to newborn photography? (4:00) I’ve always enjoyed photography, but was envious when I saw…

Creating Living Poetry Through Connection in Family Photos with Jodi Lynn Photography

Creating connection in family photos is Jodi Lynn’s superpower! She shares her thoughts and tips on capturing the emotions and stories of families in your sessions. Introduction (3:00) What does “creating living poetry through imagery” mean to you? (3:31) Creating real images and movements that sho…

Cultivating a Work Life Balance with Balance Coach & Photographer Jenna Henderson

Today, Balance Coach Jenna touches on key elements in maintaining a work life balance as creatives, enabling us to truly show up as the best version of ourselves, both in business and our personal lives. Intro (2:02) Work life balance is especially hard for photographers who are also parents, as yo…

10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Getting Started With Newborn Photography with Your Host Lisa DiGeso

In today's solo episode I share with you the 10 lessons that I have learned over the years since getting started with newborn photography,  that have made the biggest changes in my business and my life. 1. It takes time to get comfortable with babies Confidence with anything requires practice and t…

Worth Every Penny...with Photography Marketing Queen Sarah Petty

Today we speak with photography marketing guru Sarah Petty about her goal of providing photographers with the toolkits, mindsets, and skillsets to take their photography business to the next level. Introduction (2:21) How to get over “I'm not good enough” (4:05) Reframe: In stead of focusing on how…

The Lady Behind the Lens - Interview with Denise Urness from Appleseed Photography

What is your big why as a photographer? In today’s episode we speak to Denise Urness, who started her journey as a newborn photographer as a Milky Way student, and has now come full circle by returning as a teacher. She is solid on her big why as a photographer, and encourages us all to evaluate th…

The Luxury Fine Art Studio with Joanna Booth from Sanguine Portraiture

“Do unto others as you would want done to yourself … but take it up a notch.” This approach to her luxury fine art studio portraiture has ensured Joanna Booth’s clients walk away with museum quality works of art, allowing them to remember their strength, grace, and confidence during poignant life e…

The Art of Storytelling Photography with Michelle McKay

Michelle  shares her storytelling mindset, and how she creates artful images for her in-home lifestyle newborn clients that catch those beautiful, ordinary, moments that ultimately make up the sum of our lives. Discovering a love for lifestyle newborn photography (4:17) Carve your own path as a l…

The Business of Babies with Erin Elizabeth Hoskins

In this episode, Erin from Erin Elizabeth Photography, hits us up with some hard truths about running a profitable photography business, that makes enough money to warrant her taking time away from her family. 1. Figure out what you need to be a profitable photography business (4:35) Once you real…

Helping Your Clients Find Their Inner Goddess with Natasha Ince

Learn how to create an incredible experience for your maternity clients that leaves them feeling empowered and amazing in their images. In this episode, Natasha shares her insight on how to inspire confidence in your clients (and yourself) and how her mindset about self-care has changed her own o…

Sparking Creativity with Natalie Houlding

Ever find your creative spark fizzling out? When was the last time you gave yourself a true break? And how can you use everyday life to find inspiration for your photography sessions? I'm joined by Natalie Houlding, a digital artist and newborn photographer who realized creating digital backdrops w…

Instagram & Brand Marketing Your Newborn & Family Photography Business with Zakeya Smith

Ever find yourself overcomplicating things when it comes to marketing your photography studio?  Especially when it comes to social media? If so, tune in to today’s episode where Zakeya Smith breaks down the simple steps she’s taken to see big results when it comes to social  (especially Instagram) …

Bellies Babies and Branding with Jessica Nip

Jessica Nip is a lifestyle portrait photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, and family work.  She is an ambassador for the Association of Professional Newborn Photographers International. Jessica works in both her home studio and in client homes, and she is able to problem-solve her way ar…

Secrets From a Baby Whisperer with Charlotte Gamache

Have you ever wondered what goes into being a baby whisperer?  Some photographers seem to make those posed newborn sessions look absolutely effortless. Charlotte Gamache is known for her excellence in newborn posing, wrapping, and safely educating newborn photographers around the world. In this e…

Preparation is the Key to Success - With Mark Rossetto

Mark Rosetto, is one of the kindest & knowledgeable business masters that wholeheartedly cares about his students and helping them succeed. I love how he combines his love for life & business coaching and how that plays out in how he runs his business. Mark Rossetto is an international award-winn…

Business Tune Up Advice with the Marketing Queen - Julia Kelleher

Julia Kelleher is quite literally the queen of marketing your photography business.  I knew when it comes to sharing advice on marketing and mindset, she was the perfect guest to have on the show.  In this episode, we unpack how self-worth, marketing & mindset are all interconnected. Julia Kellehe…

Luxury Branding & Artistic Value with Scott Robert Lim

In this episode, we dive into topics on confidence and advice from Scott's mentor that helped him become the world-renowned photographer and speaker he is today.  Sony Artisan and international master photographer Scott Robert Lim is a certified educator and has over 70 international awards to his …

Finding Your Voice with Caroline Jensen

If you're someone that feels like you can't find your voice & gets a little lost on your artistic journey from time to time.. you are absolutely not alone.  In this episode, I chat with Caroline Jensen,  a Sony Artisan of Imagery, who is an award-winning photographic artist that lives on the wild …

There Isn't Just One Way to Run a Business - The In Person Sales Business Model with Shannon Morton

Shannon Morton Photography is a professional portrait studio located in the Bryan/College Station, TX area. She runs a portrait studio with another photographer, as well as has a very profitable IPS business model. I wanted to share Shannon with you because she is a photographer with a successful …

The Power of a Niche with Paulina Duczman

"You gotta keep trying to find your niche and trying to fit into whatever slot that's left for you or to make one of your own." ~ Dolly Parton Fine art children Portrait photographer Paulina Duczman has taken the world by storm, with her soulful images of children. She carved out a Niche with her s…

It's Ok to Ask For Help - Hiring a Virtual Assistant with Abbey Ashley

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” ~ African Proverb We get so caught up in I can do it all myself, and there is almost shame in asking for help, or admitting you can not do it all. There are a couple of options, either settling into the realization that you are…