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Welcome to the Hello Storyteller Podcast!

We are your hosts Melissa Ortendahl and Megan Boggs - bi-coastal-boss-babes who met online 6 years ago in a photography group.
This podcast is a verbal representation of our online community, Hello Storyteller (www.hellostoryteller.com). We are here to (hopefully) inspire and motivate you to create art. We share our own hills and valleys as creatives and mothers, bring in and interview the creatives that inspire us and offer tips and advice on running your own creative business. And we do a LOT of laughing along the way. We're so glad you're here.
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92. Passion to Profit Part 2
Hi Friends Sorry for the delay.  Mel finally got her voice back enough to record an episode.  Yay.  Today we're continuing the passion to profit series by talking about money math, customer experiences, and capping off with a list of photo things you can do that aren't just taking pictures of people for weddings or children. Be sure to check out The Legal Paige (https://thelegalpaige.com/) if you need some assistance with contracts, documents, etc.  And then we also talk about an episode we did on stock photography.  You can get that here: Episode 41 (https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/etjf4f) Stay tuned for Part 3!
52:17
May 05, 2022
91. Catching up with the Kids (w/special guest Skipper)
Hey Friends Spring break is winding up and summer is just around the corner.  So we want to just take a moment and catching up with the kids.  How we make money off their bad habits... just kidding... kinda.  How we get past the travel grumpies. Some ideas for photographing them this time of year.  And general parent stuff.  We're putting the mom hats on. Also, listen in for a quick word from our very special guest Skipper! Thanks Friends!
44:05
April 20, 2022
90. Passion to Profit
Hey Friends It is with heavy hearts that we announce that this will be the final set of episodes for Hello Storyteller.  We wanted to get the last big message out there so we're doing a series called Passion to Profit that walks through the biggest steps, key points, and takeaways of turning your photography passion into a profitable business, just like we have.   JUST KIDDING! Well, sort of.  We're a little late to the April Fool's Party with some schedule juggling, but rest assured that the podcast is fine.  We're fine.  Everything is fine... here... now... thank you... how are you? So Strap In Friends!  This could be the most important series to listen to about photography. BYE!
28:44
April 13, 2022
89. This or That
Hey Friends! We're on a roll!!! This week we wanted to have a little fun with a This or That style game but rather than just SAYING this or that we're going to try and get the other's this.  Along the way we'll be offering some tips lighting, composition, and all that fun stuff.  So listen in! Thanks Friends!
49:24
April 05, 2022
88. Spring In Yo Face
Hey Friends Quick episode this week.  Spring is (almost) here and we're bringing you some tips, tricks, and tools you can use to get the most from your spring photography. We're talking presets.  We're talking lessons.  We're talking umbrellas.  Even a new course coming in on how to get the best video from your DSLR because video is king (coming soon)! Products mentioned in this episode: Sun Surveyor (https://profilmmakerapps.com/app/sun-surveyor/) Mastering Skin Tones (https://hellostoryteller.com/product/mastering-skin-tones-with-laura-froese/) Mastering Greens (https://hellostoryteller.com/product/mastering-greens-with-laura-froese/) Good Bye Auto.  Hello Manual (https://hellostoryteller.com/product/good-bye-auto-hello-manual-with-melissa-ortendahl/) Spring Bundle Presets (https://hellostoryteller.com/product/spring-bundle-hello-storyteller-preset-collection-by-megan-boggs/) Spring Bundle Presets: Editing (https://hellostoryteller.com/product/hello-storyteller-preset-collection-spring-editing-add-on-only/) Thanks Friends, BYE!
20:23
March 29, 2022
87. Creative Getaways
Hey Friends. Listen in as we talk more about the Creative Getaway.  Very VERY important stuff.  Not just for that desire to travel to exotic locations.  But that's fun too.  But also as a way to fuel the creativity inside.  But there are still ways to get the most out of these getaways that don't come from just jumping right in.  So whether it's pulling the right permits, previewing the location, INSANE weather or something else entirely, we're going to touch on some of the important things to think about in your next creative getaway. Here's that Åirbnb we talked about https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/45651412 Here is the dress company that we rented from: Dalliance Bespoke Dress Rentals Bye!
40:12
March 22, 2022
86. Your Branding and You
Hey Hey Friends This week we wanted to talk about branding.  What it is.  What it's for.  How to make the most of it.  And why that's important.  Your identity and visibility are very important when it comes to selling your photography or any small business.  It's part of how you can make your self seen and more identifiable.  Also make sure to stop by and check out Launch You Daydream and the courses we offer with them.  They can really help get that web identity JUST right. For an example of branding or if you're interested in the LYD courses, check out the links below.. Thanks Friends! LINKS: https://www.melissaortendahlphotography.com/branding-and-headshots#/ https://hellostoryteller.com/product-tag/launch-your-daydream/
39:49
March 02, 2022
85. Pivoting and Growing
Hey Friends Today we want to talk about changing focus within your business.  We've previously done an episode on pivoting during lockdown and this is a bit of a continuation of that.  But it could also be thought of as growing.  or changing focus.  or pivoting.  You know what we mean. We get to talking about some of the changes that have happened for our individual businesses.  The growth of the Hello Storyteller Academy.  And why it's important if you're kinda having the same thoughts over and over, then maybe you might want to jump in to that pool.  The water might not be as cold as you think. This all got started because of last week's episode with Gina Yeoh.  So if you haven't checked that out: https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/e1ee6vf And here's our previous episode on pivoting: https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/euq4o5 Bye Friends!
45:13
February 22, 2022
84. Landscape Photography with Gina Yeo
Hey Friends We're really excited this week to welcome back Gina Yeo.  She is an amazing landscape photographer living in the Canadian Rockies.  What better backdrop is there? She's going to walk us through some fo her history, her tips for getting those amazing landscape manual shots, and then a bit of how you can follow up and learn from her directly.  SO EXCITING! You can find Gina on her website at https://www.ginayeo.com/ or follow her on Instagram at https://instagram.com/ginayeo_photography. Bye Friends!
41:38
February 15, 2022
83. Criticism Vs Feedback and How to Approach Each One
Hello Friends. We've all been there, right?  Someone has said something about our art or product or person... and maybe it's not all unicorn rainbows... so now what?  Well that's what we wanted to talk about today.  What we do with and about feedback is very important.  Individually, we're all different and will process it how we do, but we wanted to offer a healthy look at where that criticism might be coming from and a few different things that can be done with it. It's not always easy.  But it's something we're going to experience a lot.  Especially as creatives. In other news: We may be in your town or near to it.  So reach out if you want to do a shoot or get creative and we can see if we can make it happen. Bye Friends
44:32
February 09, 2022
82. Winter Academy Update
Hello Friends! Mel is flying solo today to give you a winter academy update.  We're going to talk about a bunch of courses that can help your photography now, help your business now, and some that are coming down the way.  Thanks for listening! Courses mentioned in this episode: A Year in the Life 365 - https://hellostoryteller.com/product/year-in-the-life-365-with-kristen-ryan/ Project 52 for the Storyteller - https://hellostoryteller.com/product/project-52-for-the-storyteller-with-tandra-hull/ Good-bye Auto. Hello Manual - https://hellostoryteller.com/product/good-bye-auto-hello-manual-with-melissa-ortendahl/ Winter Wonderland - https://hellostoryteller.com/product/winter-wonderland-with-jill-mcmillan/ Pieces of Me - https://hellostoryteller.com/product/pieces-of-me-with-melissa-richard/ Off Camera Flash 101 - Coming March 2022 Off Camera Flash 102 - Coming April 2022 Launch Your Daydream (3 courses) - https://hellostoryteller.com/store/hslaunchyourdaydream/ Mastering Low Light (coming soon) - https://hellostoryteller.com/product/mastering-low-light-with-alyssa-ahern/
21:02
January 25, 2022
Episode 81: Palm Springs or the Importance of Creative Get-Togethers
Hey Friends! This is a weird one.  Why?  Because we recorded this one FACE TO FACE...IN PERSON... TOGETHER... It was so much fun.  Which brings us to the topic at hand: how important it is to have in-person creative get togethers.  When we get together with our fellow creatives, it fosters an energy we can harness to build and influence each other's art.  Talking the same language, offering new tips or tricks, or the ability to jump up and run with an idea, some things just have to be done in person.  So we did.  In Palm Springs. But first, a harrowing story of trying to get out of and then back into some of the admin team's travel destinations. Thanks for listening!
30:58
January 18, 2022
80. Year of the New
Hey Friends! Happy New Year! Can you believe it's 2022? We can.  Boy can we ever.  A lot of great announcements coming in the new year.  Things with the academy.  Things with our own businesses.  Things in person (fingers crossed).  So listen in to hear what's coming new and what to look forward to for 2022. Plus, we really get serious with ways to look at all that luggage that you're carrying with you into the new year.  A new way to look at it.  And maybe a new way to start fresh. Thanks for sticking with us for another year!
37:20
January 04, 2022
79. Goal Setting
Happy Holidays Friends! This is going to be our final episode for the holiday season.  Quick Break but then RIGHT BACK TO IT! After reflecting on this last year, we really want to thank everyone involved with the Hello Storyteller Podcast and The Academy and all of our followers.  Thank you so much! In this episode episode, as we approach the new year, we want to talk about setting goals.  We share our own experiences and tips and tricks on what we do, how we do it, and the risks in taking that step.  Knowing you want to take that step is important.  But so is moving your foot.  So we offer suggestions on how to do that. (Spoiler Alert... Hello Storyteller was once a goal... and look where we are now!) So thank you again.  Please take a moment and like the podcast, rate it, tell a friend, get involved on Instagram.  If you like the words that we're saying, someone else might too! Thanks to our listeners. Thanks to our contributors. Thanks to our producer, Erik. Thanks to you, our friends. And if you want to hear our origin story, Check out Episode 9 (https://anchor.fm/hellostoryteller/episodes/Episode-9-Tog-Talks--The-Power-of-Power-Partners-etjf3l).
44:58
December 21, 2021
78. End of Year Gear
Good Tidings to All! No... that doesn't sounds right. Hey Hey Hey. It's the end of the year.  And though we aren't tax experts by any means, now is the perfect time to take advantage of holiday sales and any tax write-off capabilities they might offer you.  So we're talking about some of must haves and go to equipment for both in and out of the office. Sprout Studio (https://www.TrySproutStudio.com/melissaortendahl) Pivo (http://getpivo.com) DJI Smartphone Holder Blue Tooth Remote Shutter (https://amzn.to/3dQ3i5l) Aftershoot (http://aftershoot.com) Ring Light iPhone 13 (https://www.apple.com/iphone-13/) Cotton Carrier Duel Camera Holder (https://www.cottoncarrier.com/collections/new-slingbelt-lens-bucket-kickstarter/products/copy-of-new-slingbelt-carrying-system) Cotton Carrier Lens Bucket & Dry Bags (https://www.cottoncarrier.com/collections/new-slingbelt-lens-bucket-kickstarter/products/lens-bucket) Thanks friends!
40:03
December 14, 2021
77. A Few of Life's Lessons
Hey Friends! In this episode, we get down to talking about a few of life's great teachings.  Or maybe the lesser teachings.  What's we've learned since owning a dog.  Giving agency to our children.  And how an a meal cost THAT much?!?!?! Oh... that's why. And more! So tune in for some laughs (that definitely don't annoy our producer) on this week's Hello Storyteller. Bye Friends!
49:20
December 07, 2021
76. Gettin All Holiday-y Up In Here
Hey Friends! The holidays are just around the corner.  No really.  Look at the date.  They're about to happen. But that's ok.  Because we've got you covered. In this episode we're going to talk holiday traditions, tips for getting those holiday shots, new equipment, and more! Plus, stay tuned for the whole episode because we're talking about Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials at the end. So check it out! We also talk about interviewing our moms in previous episodes.  You can check those out here: Episode 34: Happy Mother's Day - Part 1 - with Megs Mom Debbie (https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/etjf4d) Episode 35 - Celebrating Mom's with Mel's Mom | Lauri (https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/etjf4u) Thanks!
43:42
November 23, 2021
75. The unthinkable has happened
Hey Friends So... after years of never saying it was going to happen, it did.  We got a dog.  Crazy right? In this episode we talk about how we got there, our history with animals, our current animals, and the kids with animals.  We're taking a break from work and just... enjoying what it's like to be dog parents and cat room mates.  Sit back, relax, and get ready because we couldn't stop laughing.
41:39
November 16, 2021
74. Academically Minded
Hey Friends! As we roll into Fall and Winter, we want to take a moment and let you know some of the great offerings from the Hello Storyteller Academy that you can get right now to help with all your seasonal needs.  Things like getting that perfect food picture, photo flashes, and manual vs auto and several more.  Here's a list of the courses mention in this episode. The Holiday Collab 2021 (https://hellostoryteller.com/product/the-holiday-collab-2021/) Holly Bays Bundle (https://hellostoryteller.com/product/holly-days-bundle-with-holly-awwad/) Magic of Macros (https://hellostoryteller.com/product/magic-of-macro-with-molly-carstater/) Launch Your Daydream Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 (https://hellostoryteller.com/store/hslaunchyourdaydream/) Pieces of Me (https://hellostoryteller.com/product/pieces-of-me-with-melissa-richard/) Off Camera Flash (https://hellostoryteller.com/product/ocf-201-with-laura-froese/) Good Bye Auto.  Hello Manual. (https://hellostoryteller.com/product/good-bye-auto-hello-manual-with-melissa-ortendahl/) Don't forget that the Facebook HS Group is a wonderful resource and we love showcasing all our members.  Thanks!
21:13
November 09, 2021
73. Kids and Technology: Where are your limits?
Hey Friends! Kid today, AMIRITE? The technology they're growing up with is outstanding.  But where do we draw the line?  And at what age? We want to go over a few different technology options that we use to help limit our children's exposure while also making sure they are safe and getting what they need for school.  Oh Yeah.  School.  SO MUCH SCREEN TIME! What do we do?  We talk about that too. So settle in, parents.  Thanks!
38:45
November 02, 2021
72. Kid Session Pro Tips for Parents and Photographers
Hey Hey Hey Hello Friends. Today we're going to talk about the best ways to work with children and the tips and tricks that work if you're a parent, if you're the photographer, or if you're both! We're talking food.  We're talking bribes.  We're talking psychological manipulation.  Only in the best way of course. So strap in and get those lenses ready.  We've got a lot to say about this topic. Don't forget to swing by and leave us a review. Thanks!
43:19
October 27, 2021
71. Get thee to Yosemite
Hello Friends! This week we're talking wonders of Yosemite.  Seriously.  It's amazing.  If you haven't gone, you absolutely need to.  However, there are a couple things you might want to check first.  Like the park website.  It's going to let you know what areas/roads are closed.  And that will be important.  So listen in. We talk about a very serendipitous moment in the part that was super awesome.  And then the recovery in San Francisco and what it means to fly from the West Coast to the East.  Spoilers: it's rough. Be sure to check out the blog post for tips and tricks for shooting in the park.  Thanks!
31:44
October 19, 2021
70. Make Time for You
Hey Friends We're going to take a bit of a relaxing day today and talk about work / life balance.  Whether you're corporate or self employed, it's important that you're doing what you need to do for you.  Say no to weekend work.  Take a bath.  Put vegetables on your face.  Blame your partner.  Whatever it is, it's important enough to mention so that you don't burn out. Take a break, friends.  Take a looooooong break. Bye!
24:20
October 05, 2021
69. Traveling for Photography
Hey friends! This week, we want to talk about traveling and photography.  Whether you're traveling for work or leisure, solo or with the family, we have some tips, tricks, and gear that can make or break your photo travel experience. Gear mentioned in this episode: Wandrd Backpacks (https://www.wandrd.com/) Cotton Camera Bag (https://www.cottoncarrier.com/) Go Groove Camera Bag (https://www.gogroove.com/store-bags-cases) Geekoto Tripods (https://www.geekoto.com/tripods) We want to make sure we're giving you the episode and information you want.  So send a message, leave a comment, write a review, yell at us from across a room, whatever you need to do to make sure we're creating the content you're looking for. Thanks!
36:53
September 28, 2021
68. Keeping your Business in Focus
Hey Hey Hey! This week we're all business. There's a lot packed into this episode so if you're starting to make the move from hobby to pro, you'll want to listen in. We want to talk about some of the big broad concepts here and no doubt expand on them in future episodes.  Things like: finding your clients client management software marketing scheduling social media and more! Mentioned in this episode: Sprout Studio (https://www.TrySproutStudio.com/melissaortendahl) Mentoring with Melissa (https://hellostoryteller.com/product/mentoring-melissa-ortendahl/) Watch Us Edit (https://hellostoryteller.com/product/watch-us-edit-volume-3-a-lr-ps-collab/) Thanks Friends!
55:32
September 21, 2021
67. Everything Fall
Hey Friends! This week we want to talk about everything fall. The big "F's".  We're talking Family Fun Times.  We're talking Fall Photos Shots.  And we're talking Food.  We're talking a lot of food.  Front to back. Soups and roasts and bread... Now I'm hungry. Head on over to the Hello Storyteller blog (https://hellostoryteller.com/blog/) to get all the recipes we talk about in this episode. And check out the academy for the Magic of Macro (https://hellostoryteller.com/product/magic-of-macro-with-molly-carstater/) currently in presale or the Autumn Glory (https://hellostoryteller.com/product/autumn-glory-with-holly-awwad/) which will soon be retired. Thanks Friends!
34:30
September 14, 2021
66. If it feels awkward, you're doing it right! with Jessica Byrum
Hey Friends Jessica Byrum joins us today! We're sooooo excited.  We get to talk about starting photography from literally ground zero and being self taught, what it's like to be bringing up a family and postpartum, and what are some of the great things we can accomplish when we simply have time. Stop in during Jessica's business hours and listen as she also talks about getting to say no and other people's expectations. It's a learning, laugh, riot! So what are you waiting for? Don't forget to stop by Jessica's website (https://jbyrumphoto.com/) and make sure to leave a comment for the podcast where ever you listen Thanks Friends!
39:28
September 07, 2021
65. Get the Most from the Academy
Hey Friends! We're got a lot today.  We're talking moms.  We're talking school.  We're talking about how we keep it all together (do we?). And we're talking about the Academy and all the current lessons you can take or what new ones are coming down the inter-streams. Or maybe you would like to become a part of the team.  We'd love to have you!  Check out our Hello Pro Creative (https://hellostoryteller.com/hellocreative) section and find out how you can become a mentor, join collaborations, develop a group of your own students, more!  Come tell a story with us. Here is a list of all the tools or classes mentioned in this episode: The Kids Were Here - Christie Cunningham (https://hellostoryteller.com/product/the-kids-were-here-with-christie-cunningham/) Finding Balance - Laura Froese (https://hellostoryteller.com/product/finding-balance-with-laura-froese/) Looking Up - Kristen Ryan (https://hellostoryteller.com/product/looking-up-with-kristen-ryan/) Setting the Scene - Collaboration (https://hellostoryteller.com/product/setting-the-scene-collab/) Watch Us Edit Vol.3 (Coming soon) Thanks Friends!  See you soon!
32:42
August 24, 2021
64. The REEL Challenge with Back to School Photos
Hey Friends! It's time to get an update on our Instagram Reels Challenge.  Haven't started yet? That's ok! You can start at anytime as long as you run for 30 days.  AMAZING! Give our previous episode "Instagram Reels for Reals" a replay to learn more about the challenge. Plus... It's Back To School Time!  Are your kids out of the house yet?  This season always brings the back to school photos, too.  And if you know that the school can't quite get those great photos of your little ones, check out the "Back To School with Melissa Ortendahl" (https://hellostoryteller.com/product/back-to-school-with-melissa-ortendahl/) mini-course in our store. Thanks Friends!  Don't forget to leave a review where ever you get your podcasts!
27:06
August 17, 2021
63. Instagram Reels for Realz
Hey Friends! This week we're talking about the future!  And by the future we mean the future of video.  And by the... any way.  We're talking about Instagram Reels!  Instagram's answer to TikTok.  So if you're already fully committed to the platform, this is a way o stay WAY ahead and make the platform work for you.  So listen in for tips and tricks on how to make your reels stand out! Music.  Templates.  And More! And don't forget to swing in and leave us a review wherever you're listening to podcasts.  It helps us is more ways than you can think. Resources Mentioned in the Episode: FREE 30 Days of Instagram Reels Download — Homemade Social | Boutique Social Media Marketing Agency DJI Smartphone Holder for Ronin-SC and Ronin-S Gimbals Canva Thanks!
25:36
August 03, 2021
62. Mastering the Family Vacation
Hello Friends! Summer break is almost over but the best vacations are yet to come.  So we've put together some tips and stories for ways that you can grab those last little bits of summer with your family and really squeeze the most out of them in the most efficient control taking way possible. Long drive? Covered.  Loud hotels? Covered.  Rough sleepers? Put 'em on the couch and more! Drop us a line in the comments section on Instagram or Anchor.fm if we didn't get your question covered and make sure to leave us a review wherever podcasts are! Thanks.
29:57
July 27, 2021
61. Would You Rather.....?
Hi Friends Megs and Mel spend this episode playing a rousing game of "Would You Rather" covering topics family to photography.  Perfect spots?  Shooting with only an iPhone?  Vacation with or (gasp) without your family... find the answers to these and more PLUS a rapid fire bonus round at the end.  Get to know your hosts on this weeks episode of Hello Storyteller. And don't forget to swing by and leave us a review wherever you get podcasts. Thanks!
25:53
July 13, 2021
60. Welcome to the Show!
Hi Friends! We're a week in to summer and boy do we feel it! We're going to run down what summer has been like and what's coming up.  Yes days.  Traveling.  Maybe a little new camera and session talk.  How about Benson and Stabler?  They're Here Too!  We get in to it all so stick around!  Then leave us a comment wherever you get your podcasts or swing by Anchor.fm/hellostoryteller and support the podcast! Thanks Friends.  Enjoy the summer.
38:32
June 29, 2021
59. Engaging with the Summer
Hey Hey Hey! School's out and you want to get those fun summer vacation photos.  But you're not sure what to do.  So we got a few words for you.  The F word, the B word, and the... O word.  Focus, Balance, and Organize.  In this episode, we talk about how to get the most out of your summer fun pics and the courses that can help. First, let's get the kids engaged with the 4 Week Photography Camp and/or the Ultimate Outdoor Summer Challenge. Next, find out how to shoot best in that summer sun.  We talk about your equipment + heat = bad, those great beach/water shots, green grass and skin tones, and working in full sun.  Phew.  We get through a lot.  Don't forget to drop on by and leave a review, support the podcast, or send us a voice message.  If you think there's a course that works that we forgot to mention, leave us a comment! Thanks Friends! Courses Mentioned: https://hellostoryteller.com/product/hs-kids-4-week-photography-workshop/ https://hellostoryteller.com/product/the-ultimate-outdoor-summer-challenge-2021-rwmc-collab/ https://hellostoryteller.com/product/the-art-of-underwater-photography-with-erica-williams/ https://hellostoryteller.com/product/mastering-greens-with-laura-froese/ https://hellostoryteller.com/product/mastering-skin-tones-with-laura-froese/
46:35
June 22, 2021
58. Get Your Copy Right with Rachel Greiman
Hi Friends! Does your website copy seem stale?  Not holding the attention that you want?  Do you want to change it or better yet, have someone else change it? We have the solution for you! Rachel Greiman from Green Chair Stories sits with us and gives us all the info for freshening up that drab intro or basic bio.  With these tips you'll liven up any wordy part of the website.  Maybe you need just a few pointers for what to show.  We got that too.  And if you don't want to do it yourself, Rachel is giving our listeners a discount with the HELLO15 code. So head on over to Green Chair Stories (https://www.greenchairstories.com/copywriting) and use coupon code HELLO15.  And don't forget to stop by our page on Anchor (http://anchor.fm/hellostoryteller/) to leave us a voice message, support the podcast, or you can leave a review wherever you're listening.  They really help. Thanks!
39:03
June 15, 2021
57. Summertime with Meg and Mel
Hello Friends. We wanted to take this episode and just chat about what's coming and going. We got a chance to do some new shots in a wonderful studio in the Boston area called The Newburyport Studio (https://thenbptstudio.com/).  Seriously, not a bad photo can be taken there.  We HIGHLY recommend it. We take a break from our summer plans to talk about... our summer plans.  How about those insta...matic cameras?  They can be a lot of fun.  GoPros might be the way to go.  And all those great family shots that can sometimes be candid.  It's your summer.  Make the most of it.  Enjoy the time.  Because school is starting soon...er or later.  And it will be back to the grind. So moms, dads, kids, and the whole family should be getting out and getting those photos in the sun. Just in time for our Summer Outdoor Challenge! (https://hellostoryteller.com/product/the-ultimate-outdoor-summer-challenge-2021-rwmc-collab/) That's right... IT'S BACK!!! See you outside!
40:25
June 08, 2021
56. Hello Kids!
Hello Friends! We're very excited about this week's episode.  But before we get into that, we want to apologize for the odd sounding quality.  Our normal recording service was down but we were so excited about getting this information to you that we had to (JUST HAD TO) fine a way to record.  So here it is.  The moment you've been waiting for. We are super excited to announce a dedicated Hello Storyteller Series for Kids! It's a 4 week camp for ages 8 and up and teaches the basics of photography including the foundations of photography, editing, indoor/outdoor, and more! Your instructors will take your little ones through 4 weeks of virtual classrooms, videos, and various exercises to help them learn and grow and become the photographer they want to be. Check out all the information here: https://hellostoryteller.com/product/hs-kids-4-week-photography-workshop/ And don't forget to stop by our page on Anchor (https://anchor.fm/hellostoryteller)to leave us a voice message, help support the podcast, or you can leave us a review wherever podcasts are heard. Thanks!
22:37
June 01, 2021
HS Vaults: Magdalena Bartkowska
Hello Friends! This is it!  The last of the unreleased episodes.  Phew.  Feels so good to get them out there. On this episode we talked to Magdalena Bartkowska about her new memoir and what it's like to work with editors, to get it published, and just the entire process that goes along with creating her book.  The creative process can be just as hectic and involved as it is with music or film or photography.  However it may be, a lot of the process and the pitfalls are transferable.  Settle in!  This is going to be great. We're thinking of doing more episodes on the creative process in other arts.  Is that something you want?  Head over to our page at Anchor (http://anchor.fm/hellostoryteller) and leave us a voice message, pop into the Facebook group, or leave a review wherever you get your podcasts.  Thanks!
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May 25, 2021
HS Vaults: Eileen Lamb and the Autism Cafe
Hello Friends This is part 3 of 4 for our 2020 quarantine series.  In this episode from the vaults we interview author and photographer, Eileen Lamb. Eileen is the force behind The Autism Cafe (https://theautismcafe.com/en/) a blog where she talks about what it is like to raise an autistic child while also being on the autism spectrum herself.  The interview is very insightful and provides a lot of great tips and tools on how thrive in the industry and as a mother.  We hope you like the episode. Thanks!
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May 18, 2021
Episode 55 - Softballs and Self Portraits
Hey Friends! Want to know what the lighting is going to be like in a location later?  Well, have we got a tool for you.  Sun Surveyor (https://www.sunsurveyor.com/) will help you figure out what the outdoor lighting is going to be like ANYWHERE. That can especially help if you want to get those outdoor self portraits going.  We'll give you a few more tips about that too. We also want to mention some great items you can get for your photos at Shop Kari Winters (https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShopKariWinters) and Elysian Market (http://www.elysianmarket.com/).  Though we're mostly talking about surfaces for wedding flats, you can use these designer surfaces for almost anything. But what we'd really like to leave you with this week, is to take 15 minutes for you.  A 15 minute self connection challenge to do what it is you need to do.  Walk, run, play an instrument, laugh like everyone is looking, or get those early morning pictures of the frozen spider webs (it's so cold here).  Whatever it is you need to do for you.  And then share it with us.  Comment on our instagram and let us know how you spent that 15 minutes. And don't forget to swing by our place on Anchor (https://anchor.fm/hellostoryteller) and leave us a voice message for us to play on the air.  You can also leave us a review there or wherever you get your podcasts.  And if you want to help keep the podcast juices flowing, then there's a place for that too! Thanks Friends and Happy Belated Mother's Day to all you hardworking moms out there.
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May 11, 2021
Episode 54: How to Turn Your Instagram Expectations into Insta-Realities.
Hi Friends! We asked - You responded. So now we're going to give you some expectations and realities about Instagram.  Hang on to those lenses! We're droppin' some knowledge (and lenses are expensive).  We're getting in to the basics of how to make the most out of Instagram (and social media in general).  Things like CONSISTENCY, #HASHTAGS#, REELS i mean STORIES I mean REELS, and other things that will help you up your Insta-game! Don't forget to stop by anchor.fm/hellostoryteller to support the podcast, leave a voice message, or you can write a review wherever you get your podcasts. Thanks Friends!
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May 04, 2021
HS.Vaults - Episode 46: We're Surviving, are YOU?
Hello Friends! Almost a year after this episode was recorded and the same question still looms.  How are YOU?  We've been surviving, but at the beginning of quarantine we were in a very different frame of mind.  Let's listen to a snapshot of what we were going through last year and then reflect on how far we've come and how much stronger we all are. This is the second episode from our 4 part quarantine series.  Don't worry, we have a lot of new content coming for you too.  Don't forget to stop by anchor.fm/hellostoryteller to support the podcast or leave a review where ever you get your podcasts from. Thanks Everyone!
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April 27, 2021
Episode 53: Puppies and Babies and Lifestyles and Documentaries
Hello Friends.  We experienced a small technical issue with our episode released Tuesday morning.  But we quickly caught it and this is the corrected version. Puppies!  No. Well, yes.  We'll start with our dogos but what we really want to talk about is Lifestyle vs Documentary photography.  We want to touch on what each one is, our journeys with them, and where we ended up.  Our "Final Thoughts" on the matter, if you will.  So won't you?  Take a seat, there's a lot of laughter in here. And don't forget to swing by anchor.fm/hellostoryteller to let us know what you think of the podcast.  You can leave a message and maybe it will even get on the show! You can help us keep the lights on or you can leave us a review wherever you listen to our podcast.  We appreciate all you do for us.  Always. Thanks!
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April 20, 2021
45. PIVOT! How to keep your business alive during a pandemic
Hello Friends Way back in 2020 we put the podcast on hiatus for.... reasons.  However, we did end up recording episodes that ended up being lost in the digital corners of time.  Lost until NOW.  Though it looks a lot like things are getting better, we are still very much in a pandemic.  This episode was recorded at the beginning of last year but the information is still relevant and shares best practices going forward, how to pivoting your business during this time, and the things you can do to set yourself up for success once you're able to be fully up and running.  And if you find yourself enjoying the podcast, you can help this podcast stay on the webs AND get better.  Head over to anchor.fm/hellostoryteller/support and donate to the podcast.  If you can't donate, go to anchor.fm/hellostoryteller/message and leave us a voice message.  You might even hear it on the show!  But if that's not possible, you could always write a review.  Every review helps us get better and we love to hear from you, our listeners.  But most of all, keep listening. That's the most important thing. Thanks!
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April 13, 2021
Episode 52 - Wedding Shenanigans
Hello Friends! Have you thought about getting a little deeper into wedding photography but don't really know how?  Maybe you only want to dip that toe in to see if it is something you like?  Is that water warm? Cold? That's probably because it's raining.  We talk about our experiences as primary and secondary photographers and what it takes to be either one.  Don't forget to subscribe and comment!
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April 06, 2021
Episode 51: This Episode is Non Negotiable
Hello Friends but especially Parents! What hills are you ready to lay down on?  What options are fundamental for you? As parents, we have to pick and choose our battles with our children.  Listen as we discuss our individual top three non-negotiable choices when it comes to keeping up with the family.  Do you have different hills?  Are they mountains?  Or are we all really just looking at mole hills through a macro lens? Comment and let us know.  And don't forget to like and subscribe!
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March 30, 2021
Episode 50: Bizzy Mom Talk 2021
Hey Friends! Do you find yourself SLACKing off? Got a case of the MONDAYs? Wondering what you need to do to make your business SPROUT? Don’t be a SQUARE…..SPACE. Find out which tools we’re using to help run our businesses and stay on track! Plus, we share a little of the mommy balance game, more ways to stay protected, and what’s coming in future episodes. Links Mentioned in this episode: SquareSpace (website development / hosting) https://www.squarespace.com/ Slack (Communication) https://slack.com/ Monday (Project Management) https://monday.com/ Sprout Studio (CRM) https://www.TrySproutStudio.com/melissaortendahl The Legal Paige (contract templates) https://thelegalpaige.com/
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March 23, 2021
Episode 49 - Welcome 2021
Megs and Mel are BACK! We’d like you to spend a moment with us to get reacquainted with our lives, with each other, and with where Hello Storyteller is going. We will try and remember what day/month/year it is and figure out what to do with our unreleased episodes of 2020. At the same time, or just after, we will look forward into 2021 and the future of Hello Storyteller and the really cool stuff happening around it. Settle in with some positive radiators….err… as we radiate positive energy with a very important Storyteller Update.
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March 16, 2021
Episode 44 - Lock Down with Megs & Mel
Hello Dear Friends!!! We're coming at you from Quarantine Land bringing the laughter, fun, and a little bit of serious talk as we navigate through this crazy time! So go grab a hot beverage - or a cold one - maybe one with a splash (or shot) of alcohol, sit back, and join us - as we keep it REAL! We hope all of you are staying safe and healthy during the COVID-19 shenanigans - but in all seriousness, we are sending you lots of love, health, and happiness as we navigate through this difficult time. We love you guys!! xoxo, Megs & Mel Megs & Mel are two MomTogs - living in their creative bubble, raising kids, cleaning house, and knockin' out their creative projects one day at time. Hello Storyteller presents a brand new podcast mini series: Tog Talks! Where Megs & Mel will dive into the world of various "MomTog" topics each week. If you have a question or topic you would like featured or discussed, please feel free to email us at hellostorytellerblog@gmail.com You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography
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March 20, 2020
Episode 43 - We're BACK! Cheers to 2020!
HELLO Friends! That's right - the Hello Storyteller Podcasts is finally BACK up and running. We had to take a much needed break while we got through busy season and the holidays - and now we are back at with this hilarious intro to 2020!! Find out what Megs & Mel have been up to the past few months...you're in for a bag of laughs!! ------------------------------------------------------- Megs & Mel are two MomTogs - living in their creative bubble, raising kids, cleaning house, and knockin' out their creative projects one day at time. Hello Storyteller presents a brand new podcast mini series: Tog Talks! Where Megs & Mel will dive into the world of various "MomTog" topics each week. If you have a question or topic you would like featured or discussed, please feel free to email us at hellostorytellerblog@gmail.com You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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March 04, 2020
Episode 42 - The Creative Birds Eye View - with Ryan Longnecker
Ryan Longnecker grew up where the summers stuck on your skin like honey and lemonade in Bishop, CA. He grew up in a valley surrounded by the giants of nature and beauty of silence. He is a professional Los Angeles-based freelance outdoor photographer, brand ambassador, and visual storyteller and is an absolute wizard navigating his drone throughout the Southern California Coast & beyond. In Episode 42: we look at our passion of photography from a different perspective and through a different lens entirely as Ryan guides us through the creative process of drone photography, fighting for your passion, and tips & tricks of how to grab life by the horns and go after what you want! You can follow Ryan's incredible journey at https://www.ryanlongnecker.com/ or https://www.instagram.com/ryanlongnecker/ Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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January 22, 2020
Episode 41 - Let's Give Them Something to Stock About - with Lea Jones
Meet the sweet & talented Lea Jones! She lives in New England and has always had a passion for art & design; finding different ways to express it over the years: design, interior design with the renovation of her old farmhouse, and for the last 7 years, photography! Lea specializes in Wedding, Family & Stock photography and is uber talented shooting and designing Diptych Photographs: pairs of closely associated portraits, images or themed pictures that are often used to off-set one another. Check out this weeks episode all about Stock Photography and photo design with Lea! https://www.instagram.com/leajonesphoto/ https://www.leajones.net/ Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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October 25, 2019
Episode 40 - Launch Your Daydream with Britt & Kelsey
Kelsey Christine + Britt Hyatt are the founders of Launch Your Daydream — a virtual branding studio that helps photographers gain confidence and clarity in their business, so that they can fill their calendar with dream client bookings! Britt + Kelsey provide custom brand + website design services, along with extensive brand audits, to photographers looking to take their business to the next level! Join us this week as we chat all things BRANDING + WEB DESIGN with this fabulous duo (they are so FUN!!) You can find them at: https://launchyourdaydream.com/ Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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September 27, 2019
Episode 39 - The Storyteller Retreat - May 2020
The Storyteller Retreat: A chance to re-charge, relax, be inspired, & get motivated. Here at Hello Storyteller, we wanted to give our community a chance to come together in a way that was focused on community, connection & growth. An intentional coming together - to be honest, to be authentic, to be nothing other than you. Escape: A weekend away. We want you to get to know one another. Not in that forced-summer camp-ice breaker way, but to be able to create meaningful connections with the people that you feel drawn to. Downtime: To sleep, to take a walk, to spend some time alone or hanging with new friends. Time to go off and shoot rogue; on your own or with a small group, just for fun. Time to soak in the beauty of the mountains and drink your coffee, while it's still warm!! Learning: There is going to be incredible opportunities to learn from our instructors through classes and through shoot-alongs. But also, from one another. We know that our attendees have knowledge, perspective and talent to share and we want you to know that we want everyone to arrive ready to learn, but also ready and willing to teach as well. Want to know more?! Check out this episode with ALL THE DEETS! https://www.hellostoryteller.com/retreat
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September 05, 2019
Episode 38 - Introducing our Co-Host - Melissa Ortendahl
Hello Friends (seasoned & NEW!) Welcome to Hello Storyteller Podcasts! Today we bring to you a very special episode introducing our very own Co-Host and ultra awesome interviewer: Melissa Ortendahl!! If you don't know Melissa yet - go ahead and stop by and take a listen - she is so fun, resourceful, knowledgeable, and all around a good-time!! She is HS's Vice President & CFO, a Photographer, an amazing Mother, a great friend, a cool sister, and the women who keeps her world spinning in so many amazing directions!! So grab your coffee, find a comfy seat, and tune in, my friends!! ➔ You can find Melissa on social media at https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/ Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ Don't forget to sign up for our super awesome mailing list - right now we have an awesome offer from Lensbaby for 10% OFF any regular priced item! You can sign up here: https://www.hellostoryteller.com/blog-1/2019/8/20/episode-37-meet-the-co-founder-of-lensbaby-craig-strong
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August 28, 2019
Episode 37: Meet the Co-Founder of Lensbaby - Craig Strong
In this weeks episode we go behind the scenes in this tell-all with Lensbaby's Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder, Craig Strong! In 2004, Lensbaby was born out of a photographer’s frustration with flat, sterile, digital images. Since then, they’ve been helping photographers gain creative control and inject emotion into their images through these amazing & creative lenses. Lensbaby makes creative effects lenses, tools, and accessories that fit the following DSLR and mirrorless camera bodies: Canon EF & R, Nikon F & Z, Sony E, Fuji X, Micro 4/3. If you haven't checked them out yet YOU NEED TO ASAP!! https://lensbaby.com/ Head on over to www.hellostoryteller.com and subscribe to our mailing list to receive a special Lensbaby discount!
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August 20, 2019
Episode 36 - Summer Time Survival
Summer is HERE! And with that comes ALL the KIDS. ALL the VACATIONS & all the FUN IN THE SUN! How does Mom keep her sanity?!?! That's an excellent question, my dear Watson! We've got all the deets for you on how to survive SUMMER in our latest Motherhood Snapshots episode! Just know...you are not ALONE in the summer time frenzy! Join us for fun, advice, tips, tricks, vacations (not a vacation), how to find babysitters, summer time activities, and an all around good time with Megs & Mel! Join us for our latest addition - "Motherhood Snapshots" Just two mom-togs living life one chaotic moment at a time!! Chaos. Craziness. Raising kids. Learning lessons. Making mistakes. Motherhood. The good, the bad, the confusing... We're going to talk about it all. Since we are in the business of sharing our daily lives through storytelling photo journalism - we thought it might be fun (and enlightening) to share the inside of our world of mommyhood with you as well (no, you are NOT alone!!) You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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June 12, 2019
Episode 35 - Celebrating Mom's with Mel's Mom | Lauri
Chaos. Craziness. Raising kids. Learning lessons. Making mistakes. Motherhood. The good, the bad, the confusing... We're going to talk about it all. Join us for our latest addition - "Motherhood Snapshots" Just two mom-togs living life one chaotic moment at a time!! In this weeks epsiode we meet the sweet & funny, Laurie Gumlaw - Mom to our amazing co-host, Mel: who Lauri describes as strong, and courageous, and one-hell of a spit fire! Don't miss this episode full of all the juicy stories from Mel's childhood to motherhood full of fun, laughter, & wonderful Mother | Daughter moments! You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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June 03, 2019
Epsiode 34: Happy Mother's Day - Part 1 - with Megs Mom Debbie
Happy Mother's Day Storyteller's!! This week we are coming together to celebrate MOMS!! But this is an episode you definitely DON'T want to miss! Go behind the scenes with Megan Boggs' Mom, Debbie, and get all the juicy deets about our fun-filled friend, Megs, when she was a kid and her journey to being a creative and Entrepreneur from her Mom's perspective. It's definitely a great listen and will leave you feeling all warm & fuzzy! Do you have a fun MOM story or anecdote to share with our community?? We'd love to hear it and publish it on our blog/IG this month to help raise moms up and celebrate all their hard work! https://www.hellostoryteller.com/blog-submissions Megs & Mel are two momtogs - living in their creative bubble, raising kids, cleaning house, and knockin' out their creative projects one day at at time. Hello Storyteller presents a brand new podcast mini series: Motherhood Snapshots! Where Megs & Mel will dive into the world of various "Mom" topics each week. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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May 10, 2019
Episode 33: All About Film with Halee Betzner
Today we talk with Halee Betzner, an Indiana based film photographer. Halee shares her film photography journey, how she approaches family sessions & weddings on film and most importantly, why she doesn't care to bend to the ideas of what she "should" be doing when it comes to film. You don't want to miss this funfilled episode! You can find Halee -----> https://www.instagram.com/haleebetznerphotography/ Interested in learning more about photography?? Check out our current & up and coming courses over at www.hellostoryteller.com! Use the code HSACADEMY10 to receive 10% OFF your next course! Check out o
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April 08, 2019
Episode 32: Motherhood Snapshots - Chaos in the Modern Mom
You're not ALONE! We're all a little frazzled from the in's & out's of our daily lives. Managing kids schedules, projects, maintaining your clean inbox, sleep deprivation, and keeping the kids alive - it's A LOT of work! Megs & Mel breakdown their daily chaos - what to lasso in and other things to let go and leave for another day! Chaos is a part of life and you just have to anchor yourself and prepare for the waves; day-by-day. Tune in as they share their wisdom, frustrations, and head banging (against a wall!!) You don't want to miss this mommyhood tell-all! You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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March 22, 2019
Episode 31 - Meet the Mentors - Beyond a Photograph with Katie Jennings
There's just something about video that gets the heart pumping, the music bumping, & your soul soaring. The snippets of leaves from the trees rustling in the wind, the wild flowers swaying from side to side. The laughter of your children and their sweet little voice. Running, skipping, and playing. Putting it all together to the beat of the overture. This. This is video. Your days and moments that can play forever. It is worth everything. Priceless. Join Megs & Mel this week as they interview Academy Mentor, Katie Jennings, as she dives into the depths of shooting video - and why you should too! Katie's course begins March 4, 2019! Don't wait another minute - grab a seat today and get $50 off using the code MARCH50! (link below) https://www.hellostoryteller.com/katie-jennings-beyond-a-photograph-workshop
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March 04, 2019
Episode 30: Photography Love Language & Film
Finding your Tribe of creatives is one of the most powerful and uplifting circles you can have. When you find these people you hold on tight and share your art & soul with them and THEY. JUST. GET. IT! Amiright?!?! So, when your people are afar - and suddenly your worlds collide in the same place - at the same time: MAGIC HAPPENS! . . Join Megs & Mel this week as they are together LIVE in the same place - at the same time: sharing their joy & passion for all things photography, film, and chatting about their photography love language. It's a fun and inspiring episode you don't want to miss! . . Special guest, film & documentary photographer, Cami Turpin, knocks on the HS door to share her love of film, advice and vision of how to get to the heart of the shot - leading to her new photography course with Hello Storyteller Academy - "The Moment of Truth". She is inspiring, fun, and a great person to have in your circle! Presale begins February 18, 2019! . . Cami Turpin: https://www.instagram.com/bluehillimages/ . The Moment of Truth | with Cami Turpin: https://www.hellostoryteller.com/cami-turpin-the-moment-of-truth-elective
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February 15, 2019
Episode 29 - Goal Diggers
New Year. New GOALS! You can't use the "R" word here (Ruts & Resolutions)! NO EXCUSES! Join Megs & Mel as they chat all about their goals for 2019! Why it's important to write down your aspirations for the year, how to plan, what tools help them stay on track, and inspiration to shoot ALL year long! Putting your goals and dreams out into the universe is crucial - so spread the word and ring in the New Year with a positive mindset to keep you going! Items discussed in this episode: Passion Planner: https://passionplanner.com/ 52 List Project: https://www.amazon.com/52-Lists-Project-Journaling-Inspiration/dp/1632170345 How to avoid a RUT: Workshop | Authentically Creative | with Kristen Ryan: https://www.hellostoryteller.com/kristen-ryan-authentically-creative-workshop P52 Get in the Frame: https://www.facebook.com/groups/240320376402883/ P52 Clicks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/p52clicks/ Don't forget to check out the rest of our Amazing workshops & elective courses we have coming up this year! Use the code HSACADEMY10 to receive 10% off any HSA course: https://www.hellostoryteller.com/academy/ Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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January 15, 2019
Episode 28: Meet our January Workshop Mentors!
The Hello Storyteller Academy | January 2019 Workshops | are now open for ENROLLMENT! Check out these mini podcast interviews with Lauren Wright, Lauren Webster & our very own, Melissa Ortendahl and get a sneak peek into their amazing content that will spark your new year! Take advantage of our Holiday SALE and use the discount code HSHOLIDAY15 or HSMEMBERS15 to receive 15% off your course or membership enrollment! Offer ends December 24, 2018. Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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December 21, 2018
Episode 27: It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas
It’s the most wonderful time of the year Storyteller’s!!! SO bust out the holiday cheer, drink some eggnog, and start documenting your holiday season! We posted a shot list last week on the Blog (https://www.hellostoryteller.com/blog-1/2018/11/28/25-days-of-christmas-photography-challenge) featuring some great shot ideas to capture this holiday season. Don’t forget to tag #hs_25daysofchristmas on social media as one lucky storyteller will win a $50 gift card to our HS store (to use on any academy course or presets)! We will also be picking a runner up who will also be gifted a $25 gift certificate to the HS store!! So get out your cameras and start shooting!! If you haven’t joined already, please check out our amazing Hello Storyteller Facebook Community (https://www.facebook.com/groups/160841264572540/) and join our fun Holiday Challenge! AND to show our love and appreciation for ALL of your love and support we are offering 10% our academy courses with the discount code HSACADEMY10! Thank you for listening and supporting us!! Megs & Mel are two momtogs - living in their creative bubble, raising kids, cleaning house, and knockin' out their creative projects one day at at time. Hello Storyteller presents a brand new podcast mini series: Tog Talks! Where Megs & Mel will dive into the world of various "Momtog" topics each week. f you have a question or topic you would like featured or discussed, please feel free to email us at hellostorytellerblog@gmail.com You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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December 07, 2018
Episode 26 - Powerful Imagery with Jess Louise
Hello HS podcasts listeners!! We are so excited to tell you the stories of the incredibly talented Jess Louise (@i.am.jess.lousie). In this weeks episode we drive deep (like underwater deep) into the behind the scenes of Jess's fun underwater photography, her powerful and emotive driven photography, and how she is the ultimate powerhouse! We discuss the importance of artistic support & places to find it! It's an episode you don't want to miss! ➔ You can find Jess Louise on social media at ➔ https://www.instagram.com/i.am.jess.louise/ ----------------------------------------------------- Storytellers! As a special thank you for your continuous support, we are now offering $5 off the wild + free preset collection, by Megan Boggs. If you haven't checked them out yet, you can see before + after images on our website at www.hellostoryteller.com Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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November 09, 2018
Episode 25 - Style And Select Your Session
Have your clients ever asked, "What should we wear to our session?" or have you always wanted to have your own client closet, but don't have the means or space?? We welcome Style & Select to Hello Storyteller - to help assist you in any and all things FASHION - from styling your client sessions to your own personal sessions, Style & Select have a concrete plan to help you succeed and your clients look their absolute best! Check out this "CAN'T MISS" episode where we explore the photography fashion world with Melissa Jane & Holly. Please enjoy a 15% off DISCOUNT code STYLE15 when you enroll in the Style & Select trial or membership! https://styleandselect.com/sign-up/ Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
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October 19, 2018
Episode 24- Oh for the love of Light and Landscapes
Hello HS podcasts listeners!! We are so excited to tell you the stories of the incredibly talented Gina Yeo. In this weeks episode Gina shares her mutual love for light, camping, traveling, and landscape photography. Sometimes you just need something in your life that feeds your soul and what better hobby than capturing the beautiful landscapes this world has to offer. Listen in as she speaks about her journey to the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park & more! It's a breath of fresh air! ➔ You can find Gina on social media at ➔ https://www.instagram.com/ginayeophotography/ and her stunning landscapes at ➔ https://www.instagram.com/ginayeo_photography/ Hey Storytellers! As a special thank you for your continuous support, we are now offering $5 off the wild + free preset collection, by Megan Boggs. If you haven't checked them out yet, you can see before + after images on our website at www.hellostoryteller.com Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
31:52
October 11, 2018
Episode 23: Tog Talks | Surviving Busy Season??
Megs & Mel are two momtogs - living in their creative bubble, raising kids, cleaning house, and knockin' out their creative projects one day at at time. Hello Storyteller presents a new podcast mini series: Tog Talks! Where Megs & Mel will dive into the world of various "Momtog" topics each week. In this weeks episode Megs & Mel tackle the crazy, chaotic, mind-boggling topic of the "photographer's BUSY SEASON" and how to, ummmm, SURVIVE it (or try to that is!) They share their insights of how they stay organized, client communication, and mapping out their schedules to achieve success during "Busy Season". Tools & Apps mentioned in this episode: Sprout Studio https://sproutstudio.com/ (use the code referral code MOPHOTO) Trello https://trello.com/ Shootproof https://www.shootproof.com/ Slack https://slack.com/ Google Keep https://keep.google.com If you have a question or topic you would like featured or discussed, please feel free to email us at hellostorytellerblog@gmail.com You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
26:19
October 03, 2018
Episode 22: Motherhood Snapshots - You Better Check Yourself
That's right friends! You better check yourself - before you wreck yourself!! In this weeks episode, Megs & Mel tackle the topic of "self care" and why it is so important to put yourself on your "to-do" list (in PEN!) We all know what it's like to go-go-go and take care of everyone else and put US on the very bottom of our daily "to-do's", but without recharging the battery, we just can't always be our best selves. Check out how Megs & Mel take a TIME OUT for themselves to reboot, reload, and take a whole new outlook on life (while hiding in the bathroom). ---------------------------------------------------------- Join us for our newest mini series of keeping it real - "Motherhood Snapshots" Just two mom-togs living life one chaotic moment at a time!! Chaos. Craziness. Raising kids. Learning lessons. Making mistakes. Motherhood. The good, the bad, the confusing... We're going to talk about it all. Since we are in the business of sharing our daily lives through storytelling photo journalism - we thought it might be fun (and enlightening) to share the inside of our world of mommyhood with you as well (no you are NOT alone!!) You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
31:43
September 17, 2018
Episode 21: Give Me Uncomfortable with Janel Peyton
Want to know more about the amazingly talented, Janel Peyton?? So did we!! She is a woman who wears many hats and is mindbogglingly talented, sweet, and all around a total ROCKSTAR. Join us as we chat with Janel about her unique style, being the Editor in Chief of the exquisite Dear Photographer Magazine, and her approach to photography and life! ➔ You can find Janel on social media at ➔ www.instagram.com/janelpeyton ➔ www.janelpeytonphotography.com/ Hey Storytellers! As a special thank you for your continuous support, we are now offering $5 off the wild + free preset collection, by Megan Boggs. If you haven't checked them out yet, you can see before + after images on our website at www.hellostoryteller.com Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
43:56
September 09, 2018
Episode 20 - Tog Talks -Get your Fall Style On
Who is ready to talk FALL photo sessions?? In this weeks episode Megs & Mel discuss how to dress for success to rock your family photo sessions & styling tips and tricks for photographers to guide their clients to the closet of their dreams. A special shout out to www.styleandselect.com for making an easy, fun, and efficient way for photographers to style their clients so they can look and feel amazing about their shoot, feel at ease, and enjoy these special moments. Megs & Mel are two momtogs - living in their creative bubble, raising kids, cleaning house, and knockin' out their creative projects one day at at time. Hello Storyteller presents a brand new podcast mini series: Tog Talks! Where Megs & Mel will dive into the world of various "Momtog" topics each week. If you have a question or topic you would like featured or discussed, please feel free to email us at hellostorytellerblog@gmail.com You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
21:26
August 24, 2018
Episode 19: Motherhood Snapshots | Back to School...again
Yup! It's that time of year again...back to school shopping, new backpacks, lunch pails, and thermoses...because WHY?? The kids are going BACK TO SCHOOL!!!! (okay, who is crying at this moment and who is throwing a party??? Don't be shy, there's no judgment here!) Join Megs & Mel as they discuss the annual "back to school" pros and woes of the new school year in Episode 19!! And, they have a special celebration/announcement that you DON'T want to miss! Chaos. Craziness. Raising kids. Learning lessons. Making mistakes. Motherhood. The good, the bad, the confusing... We're going to talk about it all. Welcome to Motherhood Snapshots with Hello Storyteller Podcasts! As a special thank you for your continuous support, we are now offering $5 off the wild + free preset collection, by Megan Boggs. If you haven't checked them out yet, you can see before + after images on our website at www.hellostoryteller.com You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
31:09
August 17, 2018
Episode 18: Selfie Love | with LeAnna Azzolini
Hello Artist Special: In this weeks episode we are all about sharing the SELFIE love with the talented LeAnna Azzolini - whose self portraits are mind blowing, inspiring, and straight up AWESOME!! If you are afraid to hop in front of the lens - then this is the episode for you! We'll share how turning the lens on yourself is not only a perfect keepsake for your family, but also cathartic, therapeutic, and the perfect mix of vulnerability and powerful! No more EXCUSES friends...this is YOUR time now!! Go ahead and rock the lens (you sexy thing, you!) ➔ You can find LeAnna on social media at ➔ https://www.instagram.com/leanna_azzolini_photography/ ➔ https://www.facebook.com/LeAnnaCampbell Hey Storytellers! As a special thank you for your continuous support, we are now offering $5 off the wild + free preset collection, by Megan Boggs. If you haven't checked them out yet, you can see before + after images on our website at www.hellostoryteller.com Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
38:44
August 08, 2018
Episode 17: Tog Talks - How Do You Balance
Finding balance (especially when you're a mom) seems like a missions impossible assignment (amiright?!?!) Constantly juggling daily life like a clown all while standing (or sitting) on a very thin and very tall balance beam! Join Megs & Mel as they share their balance struggles, tips & tricks and things they do to master (ha ha) balance in their lives. Just know YOU are not alone and we are all just living our lives one hour at a time! Megan & Melissa are two momtogs - living in their creative bubble, raising kids, cleaning house, and knockin' out their creative projects one day at at time. Hello Storyteller presents a brand new podcast mini series: Tog Talks! Where Megs & Mel will dive into the world of various "Momtog" topics each week. If you have a question or topic you would like featured or discussed, please feel free to email us at hellostorytellerblog@gmail.com You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
27:43
August 02, 2018
Episode 16: The First Look - Birth Photography with Ashley Marston
Ashley Marston is a Canadian Native and mother to three! She is a birth and documentary/family photographer - always with a camera on hand. Ashley isn't afraid to get "up close and personal" during her birth sessions - and she is always right there (sometimes standing on a toilet) to capture the perfect moment. Her families, the hospital staff, and Hello Storyteller LOVE her. Join us as we go behind-the-scenes of Ashley's infamous birth photography! You can find Ashley on social media at: ➔ www.instagram.com/ashleymarstonphotography/ ➔ www.ashleymarstonbirthphotography.com/ Hey Storytellers! As a special thank you for your continuous support, we are now offering $5 off the wild + free preset collection, by Megan Boggs. If you haven't checked them out yet, you can see before + after images on our website at www.hellostoryteller.com Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
30:15
July 26, 2018
Episode 15 - Motherhood Snapshots - Poop or famine - A Day in the Life of Potty Training
Join us for our newest mini series of keeping it real - "Motherhood Snapshots" Just two mom-togs living life one chaotic moment at a time!! In this weeks episode - Megs & Mel go head to head sharing potty training fiascos all while supporting Megs as she is deep in the throws of potty training her toddler (or is she??) Don't miss this hilariously funny bomb show! ------------------------------------------------------- Chaos. Craziness. Raising kids. Learning lessons. Making mistakes. Motherhood. The good, the bad, the confusing... We're going to talk about it all. Since we are in the business of sharing our daily lives through storytelling photo journalism - we thought it might be fun (and enlightening) to share the inside of our world of mommyhood with you as well (no you are NOT alone!!) You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
18:13
July 12, 2018
Episode 14: Tog Talks | Hurtling Out of Your Rut
Megan & Melissa are two momtogs - living in their creative bubble, raising kids, cleaning house, and knockin' out their creative projects one day at at time. Hello Storyteller presents a brand new podcast mini series: Tog Talks! Where Megs & Mel will dive into the world of various "Momtog" topics each week. In this weeks episode Megs & Mel discuss the dreaded photography word "rut" and how to catapult right out of it! They share their insight of how the handle ruts and different ways of how to clear the fog out of their creative minds. If you have a question or topic you would like featured or discussed, please feel free to email us at hellostorytellerblog@gmail.com You can find Megs & Mel on social media: https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
14:50
July 03, 2018
Episode 13: Motherhood Snapshots - dealing with tantrums
Join us for the Motherhood Snapshots Mini Series! Chaos. Craziness. Raising kids. Learning lessons. Making mistakes. Motherhood. The good, the bad, the confusing... We're going to talk about it all. In this weeks episode Megs & Mel go deep into the utter disaster of child tantrums and how they each deal with the chaos that follows right along with them! Tune in as they share their wisdom, frustrations, and head banging (against a wall!!) You don't want to miss it! You can follow us on social media at: https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ & https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
24:48
June 27, 2018
Episode 12: finding freedom in freelensing - the path of resistance and perseverance | with Megan Boggs
Hello Storytellers!! You definitely don't want to miss this weeks Hello Artist Interview with our Founder, Megan Boggs, as she dives deep into her photography journey full of emotion, connection, and freelensing. She doesn't travel the path of least resistance, but instead leaps upon stepping stones knocking them out one at a time. She's a rule breaker (the innocent kind of course) and lives life by her own mantra: positivity, full of color, and finding beauty in blurred lines.  AND DON'T MISS OUT ON THE BIG REVEAL!! We've got a HUGE announcement and you're going to want to hear it!! Stay tuned... ➔ You can find Megan on social media at ➔ www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs ➔ https://www.facebook.com/meganboggs ➔ www.wildhoneyphotographer.com As a special thank you for your continuous support, we are now offering $5 off the wild + free preset collection, by Megan Boggs. If you haven't checked them out yet, you can see before + after images on our website at www.hellostoryteller.com Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
27:09
June 21, 2018
Episode 11: Tog Talks | Summer Projects
Megan & Melissa are two momtogs - living in their creative bubble, raising kids, cleaning house, and knockin' out their creative projects one day at at time. Hello Storyteller presents a brand new podcast mini series: Tog Talks! Where Megs & Mel will dive into the world of various "Momtog" topics each week. In this weeks episode Megs & Mel discuss summer photography projects: making a shot list, 100 days of summer, and various other summer ideas to keep you shooting and your kids happy! Oh - and wait until you hear their latest wild idea (psssst....it has to do with DRONES!!) If you have a question or topic you would like featured or discussed, please feel free to email us at hellostorytellerblog@gmail.com
16:33
June 19, 2018
Episode 10: Yacking about Hubhack and Hashtags | with Amanda Myers
Hello HS podcasts listeners!! We are so excited to share our yack sesh with the amazing and super sweet Amanda Myers as she delves into the world of Instagram hashtags, HUBS, the wonderful and fun job of being a HUB MOD, and how and why she developed the ever so clever and handy website Photographer Hack: filled with tips, tricks, and the ever so helpful hashtag list that will save you from ripping your hair out searching for that hashtag theme you "swear" you screened shot just the other day! We welcome, Amanda Myers to Hello Storyteller Podcasts! ➔ You can find Amanda on social media at: ➔ https://www.instagram.com/amandamedrowmyers/ ➔ http://www.photographerhack.com/ Hey Storytellers! As a special thank you for your continuous support, we are now offering $5 off the wild + free preset collection, by Megan Boggs. If you haven't checked them out yet, you can see before + after images on our website at www.hellostoryteller.com Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
37:28
June 15, 2018
Episode 9: Tog Talks | The Power of Power Partners
Megan & Melissa are two momtogs - living in their creative bubble, raising, kids, cleaning house, and knockin' out their creative projects one day at at time. Hello Storyteller presents a brand new podcast mini series: Tog Talks! Where Megs & Mel will dive into the world of various "Momtog" topics each week. In this weeks episode we discuss the ultimate advantage of "Power Partners". Finding the right power partner is crucial and key to any rut, pushing yourself to the next level, and all around good-for-the-creative-soul. It can kind of be like "online dating" to find the perfect "Match". If you don't have one - you need one ASAP! Links to today's topics: https://www.honeybook.com/risingtide/ https://hellodearphotographer.com/ If you have a question or topic you would like featured or discussed, please feel free to email us at hellostorytellerblog@gmail.com You can also find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
17:43
June 05, 2018
Episode 8: Finding your style - in more ways than one | with Chloe Rosser
Chloe Rosser is the girl next door with big dreams and is obsessed with light, love and family. Her idea of a good time is hiking and exploring nature with her family. There is something that awakens in her when she discover a new area to explore, she loses sight of the rest of the day. When she's not exploring she's home playing with her little ones with a cup of coffee and more than likely have Parenthood on the television for background music. We welcome Chloe Rosser to Hello Storyteller Podcasts. ➔ You can find Chloe on social media at: ➔ https://www.instagram.com/organicblissphotography/ ➔ http://www.organicbliss.photography/ Hey Storytellers! As a special thank you for your continuous support, we are now offering $5 off the wild + free preset collection, by Megan Boggs. If you haven't checked them out yet, you can see before + after images on our website at www.hellostoryteller.com and use the discount code WILDFREE5 at checkout! Thanks so much for listening!! Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
32:44
June 01, 2018
Episode 7: Making Time for Connection & Adventures | with Justine Curran
Meet the amazingly talented Justine Curran! She is just an average girl from Sydney, Australia who is an open book and doesn't hide anything from anyone. She loves real, honest conversations and is known to tell it like it is. Music moves her and she loves a song with a good beat to lift her up. We welcome Justine Curran to hello storyteller podcasts. You can find Justine at: https://www.justinecurran.com.au/ https://www.instagram.com/justinecurran_photography/ Hey Storytellers! As a special thank you for your continuous support, we are offering $5 off the wild + free preset collection, by Megan Boggs. If you haven't checked them out yet, you can see before + after images on our website at www.hellostoryteller.com and use the discount code WILDFREE5 at checkout! Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
38:53
May 25, 2018
Episode 6: Unfolding the magic of light, style & Instagram | with Tara Herron
We ALL love Tara's amazing magical window scenes and joyous captures of her sweet little ones!! In this hello storyteller podcast episode Tara dives in about her photography journey, how she has coped with the loss of a child, personal projects, and her awesome Instagram tips and connections to China (no, for real, it's awesome!) Be prepared to fall in love with this southern girl who WOW's us with her light spirit, magical imagery, and sweet heart.We welcome Tara Herron to hello storyteller podcasts! You can find Tara at: https://www.instagram.com/taraherron_photography/ Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
52:06
May 17, 2018
Episode 5: Mommyhood Memoirs | with Erin Mufford
The hilariously witty and amazingly talented, Erin Mufford, joins us in our virtual studio to chat about how she uses the low light that all of us are afraid of. She shares how her photography journey began, how she discovered her "voice" (and boy, how we love to follow her and her hilariously funny captions on Instagram) and what she's up to now! We welcome, Erin Mufford, to hello storyteller podcasts. You can find Erin on social media at ➔ https://www.instagram.com/erin.mufford/ Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: https://www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
38:25
May 10, 2018
Episode 4: Unveiling Your Inner Artist | with Kristen Ryan
Hello HS podcasts listeners!! Join us as we chat with the amazingly talented Kristen Ryan about her 4th year of her 365-journey, channeling her inner artist, diving into the world of soul searching self portraits, and how she captures those dramatic and colorful Oklahoma skies (like jaw dropping gorgeous!)! It's definitely an episode you don't want to miss. You can follow Kristen at: https://www.instagram.com/kristcx/ ------------------------------------------------------- Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · and community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
38:08
April 12, 2018
Episode 3: Forethought and Vision - working through your photography | with Robyn Chubey
"That's what I'm always after, this perfect vision in my head, I'll do whatever it takes to make the perfect image." Join us this week as we chat with Robyn Chubey about how she tackles her photography vision from conception to completion, how to run a successful photography business, and what materials she uses to stay motivated and push through that awful "resistance". She's fun. She's real. And she will get you motivated to "do more" and "be more"! You can find Robyn on social media at ➔ https://www.instagram.com/life_of_glow/ ➔ http://www.helloglow.ca/ You can also find her referenced books and more at: ➔ http://www.helloglow.ca/2018/01/07/my-top-8-books-for-photographers-who-want-more-creativity-and-productivity/ Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: ➔ www.hellostoryteller.com ➔ https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ ➔ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
47:57
March 29, 2018
Episode 2: Finding Your Home | with Neka Rae
HELLO! hello storyteller podcasts listeners!! We are so excited to tell you the stories of the incredibly talented Neka Rae, of Neka Rae Fine Art Imagery. You won't want to miss this episode! Hello Artist: Neka’s love for photography and art began young as a result of childhood trauma, and was used as a creative outlet to express her emotions. From there life happened, with all it’s twists and turns, which helped mold her into the artist she has become today. An Oregon native, now living in San Diego with her husband, 5 kids and their mastiff, we welcome Neka Rae to hello storyteller podcasts. ➔ You can find Neka on social media at ➔ www.instagram.com/nekarae_fineartimagery ➔ www.instagram.com/our_tribe_of.five ➔ www.facebook.com/neka.rae.photography ➔ www.pinterest.com/nekaraeimagery Thank you for joining us at hello storyteller podcasts | a place for photographers · storytelling · teaching · community · sharing our stories to help you create yours! We are your hosts, Megan Boggs and Melissa Ortendahl. We welcome you to this community. You can find us at: www.hellostoryteller.com https://www.instagram.com/hello_meganboggs/ https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/
32:34
March 21, 2018
Episode 1: A moment in time - everlasting | with holly awwad
We just can't get enough of the amazingly talented Holly Awwad!! Join us as we chat with Holly about her life and photography journey; photojournalism, the mitten, light, singing, and ultimately a non-stop creative lifestyle in the "sticks"! She is so fun, sweet, hard working and an amazing artist! You don't want to miss it! You can follow Holly's gorgeous work at https://www.instagram.com/hollynicoletimekeeper/
54:10
March 15, 2018