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clearly focused.

clearly focused.

By Cayleigh Ely

An INSPOdcast created to help photographers, creatives, and business owners go from merely making-ends-meet to owning your own biz! Here to share tools to help you create a life that will allow you to intentionally achieve a life that will bring you joy and purpose everyday.
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Ep. 24 - Raising and Setting Prices for Premium Clients with Rachel Traxler

clearly focused.Nov 15, 2022

Ep. 60 - Workflows, Outsourcing, and Client Gifts with Brandi Allyse

Ep. 60 - Workflows, Outsourcing, and Client Gifts with Brandi Allyse

Brandi Allyse joins me on this episode and we talk all things workflow! We spill a little behind the scenes info on our client gifts and why we outsource and how much it can help you in your business.

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Where you can find Brandi:

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ @brandiallysephoto



Where you can find me:

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠: ⁠⁠⁠⁠@cayleighelyphotography

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Sep 19, 202357:47
Ep. 59 - Building a Wedding Timeline Like a BOSS
Sep 12, 202341:53
Ep. 58 - FREE Editing Hacks to Speed Up Your Editing Process
Sep 05, 202316:33
Ep. 57 - How to Grow Your Business
Aug 29, 202333:25
Ep. 56 - HELP! What Do I Say on a Consultation Call!?
Aug 22, 202323:33
Ep. 55 - Beginning Your Journey in Film Photography? Start Here.
Aug 15, 202346:38
Ep. 54 - Unpopular Opinions

Ep. 54 - Unpopular Opinions

Y'all really came through with these unpopular opinions on my IG story last week. We go over a wide variety of topics from shooting in auto, crooked horizon lines, and even Taylor Swift.

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Where you can find me:

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠: ⁠⁠@cayleighelyphotography

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Tik Tok:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠@cayleighelyphotography

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Website:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠

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Aug 08, 202338:43
Ep. 53 - My UPDATED Shooting-to-Editing Workflow
Jul 18, 202322:22
Ep. 52 - Second Shooter Etiquette
Jun 27, 202327:15
Ep. 51 Setting Boundaries
Jun 20, 202335:39
Ep. 50 - How and When to Say "No"
Jun 06, 202319:37
Ep. 49 - How to Host a Styled Shoot
May 30, 202322:52
Ep. 48 - Photography Advice Column
May 23, 202335:18
Ep. 47 - Embracing Body Positivity and Finding Confidence in Front of the Lens
May 16, 202326:52
Ep. 46 - Energy is Everything! Elevating Your People Skills to Grow Your Biz with Alex and Brittany Hall of Chasing Sunsets
May 09, 202301:07:03
Ep. 45 - Destination Photography with Kailee Rose
May 02, 202358:35
Ep. 44 - Why You Should Invest in a Good CRM
Apr 25, 202338:34
Ep. 43 - Building an Associate Team with Anissa Dev

Ep. 43 - Building an Associate Team with Anissa Dev

Growing an associate team doesn't have to be intimidating! In this episode, Anissa walks us through why you would want to have an associate team, how to start one, and some must have knowledge.

Want more info on growing an associate team? Anissa has a full on guide that will walk you through the whole process! View more info here (:

A must-have when starting an associate team is a solid contract, both with your client and your associate! The Legal Paige has BOTH of those on her website here.


Where you can find Anissa:

⁠Instagram:⁠ @anissadphotography



Associate Photographer Contract For Independent Contractors: contractors-for-wedding-and-sessions?aff=317

Associate Photographer Contract For Employees:

Associate Photographer Clause For Clients:


Where you can find me:

⁠Instagram⁠: @cayleighelyphotography

⁠Tik Tok:⁠ @cayleighelyphotography


⁠Mentorships with me:⁠

Apr 18, 202354:07
Ep. 42 - Flash Photography Crash Course
Apr 04, 202319:59
Ep. 41 - A Different Approach to Content Marketing with Cass Klass
Mar 28, 202301:00:43
Ep. 40 - Empty Inquiry Inbox? Try This!
Mar 21, 202326:01
Ep. 39 - Thinking of Hiring a VA? Listen to This!
Mar 14, 202356:36
Ep. 38 - Photography Q+A
Mar 07, 202330:44
Ep. 37 - Copywriting for Creative Entrepreneurs with Kori Whitby
Feb 28, 202348:48
Ep. 36 - Why Clearly Focused?
Feb 21, 202314:55
Ep. 35 - Photography Education, Community, and Positive Mindsets with Beba Vowels
Feb 14, 202349:59
Ep. 34 - Changing Your Habits to Increase Productivity
Feb 07, 202331:39
Ep. 33 - Interviewing my Husband on Photography Related Things
Jan 31, 202323:02
Ep. 32 - What to do During Slow Season
Jan 24, 202322:10
Ep. 31 - Being Unapologetically You on Social Media While Still Having Good Mental Health with Makenzy Smith of Northwest Focus Co
Jan 17, 202301:10:07
Ep. 30 - How to Edit Consistently
Jan 10, 202321:03
Ep. 29 - A Mindset Hack That Could Make a Huge Impact This Year
Jan 03, 202338:40
Ep. 28 - 2022 Recap and 2023 Intentions
Dec 27, 202226:01
Ep. 27 - The Guide to Guides - What Are They and How Do They Help?
Dec 20, 202224:45
Ep. 26 - OH NO! Your Clients Don't Like Their Gallery...Now What?
Dec 13, 202222:41
Ep. 25 - Dressing Down Boudoir Photography with Rachel Oxford

Ep. 25 - Dressing Down Boudoir Photography with Rachel Oxford

Boudoir photography. Very niche. Sometimes intimidating. Good thing I've got a pro here to help answer lots of questions to help you get started in to this empowering industry!


Where you can find Rachel:

Personal Instagram: @racheloxfordcollective

Wedding and Lifestyle Instagram: @brasspennyphotography

Boudoir Instagram: @brighteyesmessyhair



Where you can find me:

Instagram: @cayleighelyphotography

Tik Tok: @cayleighelyphotography


Mentorships with me:

Dec 01, 202201:14:29
Ep. 24 - Raising and Setting Prices for Premium Clients with Rachel Traxler
Nov 15, 202201:06:52
Ep. 23 - Breaking in to the Wedding Industry
Nov 08, 202247:14
Ep. 22 - All of Your Bookkeeping Questions Answered with LoriAnn Kuntz
Oct 11, 202255:44
Ep. 21 - Should Your Instagram Be Curated?
Oct 04, 202218:18
Ep. 20 - Photography Advice Column
Sep 27, 202243:50
Ep. 19 - Soulmate Clients, the Power of Cropping, and Directing Your Subjects with Leandra Creative
Sep 13, 202201:20:27
Ep. 18 - Reframing Your Instagram Mindset with Andrea O'Bert
Sep 06, 202250:54
Ep. 17 - Is It Time for Full Time?
Aug 30, 202236:05
Ep. 16 - Setting Boundaries and Rebranding Your Business with Emily Dawn
Aug 16, 202201:13:19
Ep. 15 - Unpopular Photography Opinions

Ep. 15 - Unpopular Photography Opinions

This was a fun one to make! I put up a question box asking for unpopular photography opinions that I share with you and give my two cents on. I always love hearing things from other photographers that they love/don't love so I hope to be doing more of them soon.

Remember that just because someone else feels a certain way does NOT mean that you have to believe it as well or that you should rethink how you run your business. We all are entitled to our own opinions and it's nice to gain an extra perspective on things sometimes.

Aug 09, 202223:38
Ep. 14 - Creating a Brand You Will Love with Bailey of Honeywave Creative

Ep. 14 - Creating a Brand You Will Love with Bailey of Honeywave Creative

In this episode we get to hear all about Bailey's story (she shares some pretty funny ones with us!) and how she got in to branding and website design. We get a little glimpse in to what the process is like to work with her as well as some useful tips to consider when building your website!

You can find Bailey dancing it up and sharing lots of info and inspo on her Instagram at

Aug 02, 202254:15
Ep. 13 - Social Media Marketing + Sales Strategies with Mya Nichol

Ep. 13 - Social Media Marketing + Sales Strategies with Mya Nichol

If you want to hear about how to be authentic on your Instagram and pitch your service/products without sounding "sales-y" then this episode is for you! Mya and I also dive in to some of our Instagram strategies and ways we fight burnout. We talk about consistency vs. sustainability and motivation vs. dedication in your business tactics. Not only is Mya super knowledgable in the social media game, but she's such a sweet human!! There may or may not be some tips at the end for you to try out...

You can find Mya at:

If you're wanting to grow your instagram, build a community, and not waste 1,000 hours researching algorithms and trends...consider joining Mya's Instagram University! She does all the heavy lifting for you so that you can wake up each week with a clear strategy on how to tackle the Instagram game.

Jul 26, 202201:06:01
Ep. 12 - What is Culling and How Do I Not Hate It?

Ep. 12 - What is Culling and How Do I Not Hate It?

Culling is the process of going through your images and choosing which ones you want to edit. It can be a lengthy process, but not a complicated one! In this episode I review how I cull and what type of images I typically select as well as some programs you can use to help speed up the process.

If you want to get a free month of Narrative Select you can visit the link below! cayleigh10

Jul 19, 202228:29
Ep. 11 - Why Meditation Helps as a Small Business Owner

Ep. 11 - Why Meditation Helps as a Small Business Owner

I have been meditating for about 10 years now and I have found that it significantly improves my life as a business owner! Not only does it reduce stress + anxiety levels, it also:

-increases attention span

-increases productivity

-improves sleep

-improves memory

-lifts my mood

If you've never tried meditation before, give this episode a listen for a few ways to get started. Even if you have tried meditating before and it feels like it wasn't your thing...this episode will maybe give you some more reasons to give it another go. 

I also go over a few tips and tricks when first starting out your meditation journey. A few apps that help me are:



-Insight Timer

As always, my DMs are open if you need anything or want to share your journey.


Jul 12, 202232:31