The Photo Concierge

The Photo Concierge

The Photo Concierge is hosted by Leah Rife, owner of Leah Rife Photo. Leah is a South Bend, Indiana wedding photographer and works with clients all over Michiana and beyond! The Photo Concierge is an educational podcast for wedding couples and lifestyle photo clients. Having your photos taken shouldn't feel overwhelming, and I want you to have all of your common questions answered before you ever begin your session! Think of this podcast as your friendly neighborhood photographer's guide to having great photos for your wedding and photo sessions!

Episodes

April 13, 2023 17 mins

Join me today as I talk with Faith Snowden, owner of Stitch Princess, a bridal alterations shop located in Elkhart, Indiana. I love all of the different wedding vendors I cross paths with, and alterations specialists are another amazing part of your wedding day.

We sat down to chat over the work Faith does, and she had some great tips and advice for folks looking to purchase a wedding dress and get it altered. I hope you e...

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Welcome back to season 2 of The Photo Concierge Podcast! I took an abrupt break during busy season last year, but I'm back and excited for season 2!

Top 5 Wedding Day tips

1. Consider doing a first look with your partner on your wedding day

  • It prioritizes time prior to the ceremony for photos when guests aren’t present
  • It allows guests to be more present with guests after the ceremony
  • It can allow family photos to be ...
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August 18, 2022 13 mins

In this episode of The Photo Concierge Podcast, I'm sharing some alternatives to sparkler exits! I'll share why I'm actually not the biggest fan of sparkler exits. We'll chat over some tips on how to maximize your coverage as well as some alternatives to sparkler exits if that's not your jam either.

I'm a wedding and family photographer based in South Bend, Indiana and I love working with clie...

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August 11, 2022 15 mins

In this episode, I share about the family photo experience from initial inquiry all the way to gallery delivery and final wrap up. Not everyone has made the investment in family photos, and I want to share my easy process for clients booking and working with me!

I'm a wedding and family photographer based in South Bend, Indiana and I love working with clients who want to embrace the real and honest moments. Reach out ...

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In this episode, I break down some practical tips for wedding day family photos. This can easily be one of the most chaotic parts of a wedding day, but with some planning ahead of time, we can move through this portion of your day with ease and efficiency.

I also wrote a blog post about wedding day family photo tips and you can read that here.

I'm a wedding and family photographer based in South Bend, Indiana...

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In this episode, I share why it's so important to print your photos. I'll give some resources on how to print them, but share more the big thoughts around the why behind printing photos.

I'm a wedding and family photographer based in South Bend, Indiana and I love working with clients who want to embrace the real and honest moments. Reach out if you'd like to work with me!

For existing clients ...

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July 14, 2022 15 mins

In this episode, I share some informal tips on ceremony photos. From figuring out rules that your venue might have which could affect photos, to how fast to walk down the aisle, and other fun tips to consider as you plan your wedding ceremony.

I'm a wedding and family photographer based in South Bend, Indiana and I love working with clients who want to embrace the real and honest moments. Reach out if you'd like ...

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I'm moving my work further away from posed photos and more toward connected and honest family photos. I find that clients' homes are often the perfect photo location for more candid and storytelling photo sessions, and I'm sharing all the reasons why in this episode.

Have you thought about a different approach to family photos? An approach where your story is at the center, and the focus is on the connectio...

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I get this question all the time from couples planning their wedding: should we do a first look or not do a first look? In this episode, I'll walk you through the pros and cons of each, and share my thoughts.

I'm a wedding and family photographer based in South Bend, Indiana and I love working with clients who want to embrace the real and honest moments. Reach out if you'd like to work with me!

Visi...

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Hey friends! In today's episode, I'm chatting about how to make your photo session unique to you. From the location you choose, to adding activities to your session, I'm sharing some client stories and a personal one on how to have really unique photos.

You might have had some stressful photo experiences before or maybe you felt like you had to do photos a certain way - everyone smiling at the camera for eve...

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I'm Leah Rife, a South Bend, Indiana Wedding Photographer! I work with clients of all kinds all over Michiana and Indiana including engaged couples, wedding couples, families, and headshot clients.

I wanted to start a podcast for photo clients! My heart is to share helpful tips, tricks,  and advice to photo clients so they can show up to photo sessions with confidence, and have fun and be present along the way!

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