Leah O'Connell

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How to Simplify Workflow | Interview on The Bokeh Podcast

I'm Leah!

I’m obsessed with stories of family, creativity, and simple joys.  A nostalgia nerd, educator, wife, and mom of 3, I believe life’s most fun when you’re dreaming big and having kitchen dance parties. 

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I was recently interviewed on The Bokeh Podcast, where I talked with Nathan Holritz of Photographer’s Edit all about how to simplify workflow in your family photography business.

We dug into details like:

  • how to approach creating and simplifying workflow and systems as a creative practice
  • the importance of foundational business practices, especially for new business owners
  • the power of delegation for your work and life (and how I integrate it in my business!)

We also tackled the misconception that once you create systems, you’re stuck with them –because that is SO NOT the case.

Building systems around your business is the most efficient way to build foundational structure around your operations; even if you have to knock the whole thing down and restructure later on, the good bones, data, and habits around things like time management, boundaries, and values from those systems will still firmly support you in transitions.

As life changes and you gain experience around your work and clients, pivoting becomes much less scary and more doable when you’re in touch with issues as they reveal themselves along the way.

RE: my huge business shift from IPS to virtual sales and the now-comical circumstances surrounding that decision.

There are times in your business for exponential growth and times to dig deep and slow. It doesn’t do any good know how to build systems if you’re not building in the right direction.

Bottom line, this episode is all about being open, flexible, and honest in order to create better versions of our businesses, service, and lives.

When we do that, the joy pours over into the homes and families of those we photograph.

Sprinkling light like little fireflies to all those we touch with art and love.

And THAT is worth tuning in for.

Learn about how to simplify workflow in your photography business by listening to the podcast on Apple Podcast, Spotify, watch the livestream on Facebook or Youtube!

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Hi, I'm Leah.
Family photographer, writer, educator.

I’m  one of the first to meet your newborn baby, the one who won't judge your clothes baskets and unmade beds, and the one who can capture the way your husband looks at you with a twinkle in his eye after 12 years of marriage. I believe in honoring people and telling stories.

I believe art has the power to light up the world in dark places, starting at home.