Filed in Talk with Renee Dalo Podcast, Wedding Planning — February 29, 2024

Ep 213: Talk about the Client Experience with Kara Hanes

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Creating 5-Star Client Experiences in the Wedding Industry

You won’t believe what Kara Hanes, wedding photographer, has to say about authentic client communication and the game-changing strategies that have transformed her business. Get ready to be inspired and take your client experience to the next level. 

Regular and thoughtful client nurturing can enhance relationships and elevate service delivery in the wedding industry. This involves providing consistent communication, educational resources, and personalized services. It also means embracing diversity and inclusivity, ensuring all clients, regardless of body type or size, feel valued and understood, and contributing to a more inclusive and welcoming business environment.

My special guest is Kara Hanes

Kara Hanes is a photographer and educator with a passion for capturing cherished moments with her background in education.

Before delving into the world of photography, Kara embarked on a fulfilling journey in early childhood education. Graduating with a degree in Early Childhood Education in 2007, she dedicated a decade of her life to nurturing young minds as a preschool teacher. Immersed in the delightful chaos of a classroom, Kara honed invaluable skills that transcend into her current career.

Her years spent guiding and educating preschoolers provided her with a unique skill set that seamlessly translates into her business. Kara’s ability to multitask effortlessly became an asset in orchestrating the perfect client experience with wedding celebrations and senior photoshoots.

Her background as an educator equipped her with the art of gentle authority—knowing precisely when to step in for direction while also understanding the beauty of allowing moments to unfold naturally. Kara’s keen sense of communication, a crucial element in teaching and photography, ensures that every interaction is engaging, informative, and enjoyable.

In this episode, you will learn how to:

  • Master the art of authentic client communication to build trust and rapport effortlessly.
  • Discover the secrets to nurturing long-lasting client relationships in the competitive wedding industry.
  • Cultivate gentle authority in client interactions to assert professionalism while maintaining a friendly approach.
  • Learn effective strategies for managing client expectations in wedding photography, ensuring satisfaction for all parties involved.
  • Explore self-care practices tailored specifically for wedding photographers to maintain mental and physical well-being amidst a demanding profession.

Go grab your coffee or your tea, and let’s talk it out. 

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