Lattes And Lenses

Wanda Thomas

Photography, Lifestyle Management & Entrepreneurship

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In today's episode, I welcome a special guest, my husband Fred. Today he shares how the current pandemic has helped us grow as a couple, what we both learned and how we are going to continue using those lessons in the future to strengthen our relationship.  Learned how to communicate better  Dealing with 3rd party feelings (family and friends)  Self assessment of feelings  Compromise  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

Nov 2020

26 min 38 sec

In this episode I speak with Cassie a local real estate agent who produces a FB and IG mini series featuring local business owners.   --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

Jul 2020

14 min 13 sec

Welcome to Season 3 of the Lattes and Lenses Podcast. This season my focus is on providing more meat to these episode. Really digging in to the topics that weigh on the hearts of entrepuernal parents.  From self care to the ever elusive work life balance this season will be full of engaging content.  This episode, the first in our 3rd season we kick off with one of my favorite people, Dr. Robert Zeitlin. Robert's field of specialty lies in Positive Parenting'. He focuses on helping guide the next generation toward Laughing More and Yelling less. His new book entitled-Laugh More Yell Less the Stuck at Home Edition is a wonderful book and easy to digest. No spoilers but I will say go buy it. Dr. Zeitlin was also kind enough to share so helpful resources that I am confident you'll find useful.  https://robertzeitlin.com https://pinterest.com/laughmoreyellless/ https://facebook.com/robert.zeitlin.7 https://facebook.com/groups/parentslikeusgroup https://linkedin.com/in/drrobertzeitlin https://twitter.com/drrobertzeitlin https://instagram/drrobertzeitlin Robert was asked by a prior podcast to provide resources to include for their show notes on the subjects he was presenting.  Here is a list of what he shared: My latest blog post: How to Get the Summer You Deserve https://robertzeitlin.com/the-summer-you-deserve/ Another helpful "stuck-at-home" blog post: Why Quarantining is Hardest for Moms https://robertzeitlin.com/why-quarantining-is-hardest-for-moms/ My favorite blog post: Yes, you can… do LESS for your kids https://robertzeitlin.com/do-less-for-your-kids/ Another good blog post for parents: I am the WORST parent ever! https://medium.com/@DrRobertZeitlin/maybe-you-are-the-worst-parent-ever-ed5476688b17 My podcast: I Am The Worst Parent Ever https://worstparentpod.weebly.com/ My online course: Harness Your Superpowers https://superpower.doki.io/harness-your-superpowers My TEDx talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/robert_zeitlin_embrace_your_superpower More about what a Positive Psychologist is: https://robertzeitlin.com/what-is-a-positive-psychologist/ Feel free to share this episode along with the resources with your parent friends. And don't forget to leave us a comment too.   Best,  Wanda   --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

Jun 2020

24 min 43 sec

We hear it all the time having a solid morning routine is important. It helps set the mood and direction for the day. Today I share what I do in the morning. Now while it may change a little based on the schedules of my kids and husband I do work hard at keeping some level of consistency with this list.  I'd love to hear the things you incorporate into your morning routine if you have one and if not I hope this inspires you to create one because it's not hard at all. Start by adding ONE small thing to your list and see if that works for your life.  Good Luck!  Wanda  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

Jan 2020

10 min 26 sec

Have you ever given any thought to the HOW's and WHY's of birds nest construction? You're answer is probably  NO! I didn't either until I decided to clean up the leaves in my back yard a few weeks ago.  Because of the enormity of the leaf piles  I looked up at ALL of the trees that were in our back yard and those of the neighbors and spotted 2 birds nest. It got me to thinking about how they were made, what they were made of and why birds build nest. I mean its January and windy and those 2 nests have been there for quite some time. So I Googled this topic and down the rabbit hole I went. Today's episode talks about how to think about what you do and what you want for  your life. I hope this episode serves as food for though and ask you to share it and if you're feeling REALLY motivated leave us a review in whatever platform you're using to listen to this.  Love and Lattes, Wanda  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

Jan 2020

11 min

As creatives we are consistently flooded with ideas on new marketing ideas, how to improve our business' or even new business ideas. To I share a short take away on how and what to do with all of these idea. I will ask that you share this episode and leave me a comment as well regarding what and how you execute your ideas. Wanda  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

Oct 2019

6 min 13 sec

Why is doing the work before hand is so important?  Why cant we just all be successful? Why, why, why...because if it were easy everyone would be successful.  I want to share my thoughts and also let you know that you are not alone in this.  You can do this AND don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

Sep 2019

12 min 10 sec

This week I share how to stay consistent and share even when you think circumstances don't allow you.  I share about scheduling and pre-planning so you can run your life and business through ALMOST anything. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

Sep 2019

17 min 7 sec

This week's episode also has a Youtube video that you can watch. I was given a challenge to make my newsletters into a video format in addition to a written and podcast one so this week's will sound a bit out of the ordinary,  I share about getting over FOMO and doing the thing or things that scare you.  Whether it's starting a business, going to the gym, speaking up at a meetings or volunteering at your child's school.  Step up and be seen. People need to hear your authentic voice and message. Don't worry and about it being perfect people just want to be motivated by someone who looks and sound like them.  And that's the power of connections and of social media  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

Aug 2019

14 min 9 sec

I often get asked if knowing what I do now would I REALLY start a photography business again all over again? Yes! 100 times I would. I love what I do and while there is such a learning curve behind any business today'd episode dives into learning, knowing and whether or not you have regrets or just need to figure out more before starting out.  Links listed in this episode   https://leahremillet.com/  Share your whipped cream effect in the comments and share with another business owner that you think will enjoy this as well.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

Aug 2019

22 min 13 sec

As business owners we all need help, a tribe of people that we can turn to for guidance and support.  Depending on who you are and your business you will find this assistance in so may places. When I relocate my photography business from the burbs to the city I found this support in my local business association.  I know it's recommended that we all join one but I was floored by the support I received. They were great and they even provided a bit of emotional support that I needed although I don't think they knew it at the time.  The Mt. Airy Business Association and CDC is wanda-ful go check out their site for a list of family and community events while we still have some summer days left.  Instagram Let me know what you think and who you think we should feature as our next  favorite area business?  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

Jul 2019

14 min 47 sec

After stopping for lunch I saw a man and complimented him on his shirt. We spoke and 20 minutes later... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

May 2019

6 min 2 sec

I think at one time or another all photographers think about having some type of studio space. Whether it's a small corner of your home where  your can provide headshots to a few people or a 6000 square foot warehouse type of space that you divide up into sections for different type of shoots and client meetings. We all have dreams on having space to connect with clients to offer a unique personal experience.   Today's episode I share my FIRST home studio (my son's bedroom) and what I used as backdrops for their photos.  There are the key elements on having a successful home studio,  Location- What part of your home are you going to use for your home studio. Does it offer enough light Lighting while you can use home lamps and daylight temperature light bulbs be mindful to select a room with good natural lighting. Props- Look around your house and see that you can move from room to room to create a new look and feel.   Sometimes adding a bowl of fruit or a potted plant to a table is enough to jazz up the place while adding color and depth to your photos.    If this IS something you want to do I encourage you to try it, see how it feels and that way you get the feel of it before the huge commitment of a lease.  let me know if you have any questions .  Love and Lattes,  Wanda  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

Apr 2019

17 min 7 sec

I took a break for a few weeks to open my own photography studio, I'm back now with new with new equipment, and a new level of excitement. I can't wait to share with you all of the goodness that I have in store. To begin with this weeks episode about stepping into my own level of BIG, and how I making this leap was the best thing for me.   --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

Apr 2019

16 min 46 sec

This week's episode is a few days late I'm so sorry but you'll get the skinny in next weeks show! We have some amazing news to share. Anyway lucy was is a returning  guest this week you can catch her first interview link below. Often people see the new year as a time to hustle and make commitments in their businesses and when the newness of the New Year wears off the tendency is to return to habits that may not serve them or keep them from growing. Having someone who can help guide you and give you some direction is a big help. That's where coaches and mentors come in. Lucy and I talk about that and their role in business in today's episode and how I fared when I hired Lucy as a mentor.... Grab a cup of coffee settle back Take a listen https://madcrisimages.com/episode-8-philly-photographer-lucy-barber/ www.lucybaberphotography.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

Feb 2019

53 min 48 sec

This weeks episode features Tamera she is the founder and CEO of Raising A Mogul.  An organization that helps parents and kids not only figure out their goals together but choose realistic goals that fit within the child's personal style. She didn't just happen upon this business though, today's episode you'll hear her backstory and how she helped her  VERY DETERMINED daughter Zandra start her own business. Tamara dishes on the obstacles her daughter encountered as a youth in a time when the internet was still new as was the idea of Child entrepreneurs. Together as a family, they learned how to navigate the world of business, Tamara also learned her daughter had a real passion for her product and once she earned her first $1 she became even more dedicated to growth and learning. I hope you love this episode as much as I do!  Links:  www.raisingamogul.org  raisingamogulsummit.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/raisingamogul IG:https://www.instagram.com/tamarazantell --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

Jan 2019

32 min 18 sec

On this weeks episode, Annie Kilbride and I talk about not only getting through the Holiday Season organized the but being organized all year long. As busy families we need systems and Annie is the Thomas Family's go-to person for all things organization. Check out her web and social sites below and if you find this weeks show helpful take a screenshot and share it on Instagram! https://www.facebook.com/Lifesimplifiedpo https://www.lifesimplifiedpo.com https://www.instagram.com/lifesimplifiedllc --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

Dec 2018

29 min 30 sec

Today we talk about the business of podcasting with Don Jackson of The Raven Media Group comes on today to discuss the how to's of Podcasting. Don shares his best practices on this new way of connecting with your audience and the best tools to use to optimize sound quality. Don also shares a bit of his journey as a single dad and cancer survivor and how he's leaving a story for his son. Check out the Raven Media Group and connect with Don on social at http://www.theravenmediagroup.com/ https://www.facebook.com/DaddyNewbie --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

Dec 2018

42 min 31 sec

Today I share about how I cope with life in my forties, I share some PG-13 tips on how I keep things exciting with my Fred. I also share how to deal with FOMO. This episode is sponsored by SEATED Book your next meal through Seated! Get $10-50 in Lyft, Amazon, and Starbucks credit for trying great restaurants like Lou Bird’s which is located at 500 S 20th St, Philadelphia, 19013. I was invited with to Lou Birds on Monday with 40 other bloggers to sample their new Fall menu and I was very impressed. They have a delicious Maple Whiskey Sour that you won't want to miss. So go download Seated and get started. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

Oct 2018

20 min 46 sec

When you don't pay your service providers you do a disservice to the industry. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

Oct 2018

13 min 40 sec

Sometimes we get stuck in one system or process without realizing it today's episode will explain how we can eliminate that take a listen. If you know someone who might benefit from this share away we love shares. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

Sep 2018

10 min 29 sec

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Sep 2018

21 min 42 sec

How the stories we create in our minds can help or hold us back. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

Aug 2018

11 min 24 sec

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Aug 2018

8 min 19 sec

Planning your future content --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

Jun 2018

10 min 41 sec

Lucy Baber is a Philadelphia Family Photographer (ONE OF MY FAVORITE!) she also is the heart of an amazing project called 100 Black Dads. A Project where she along with 2 other photographers work to share the real life stories of Black Fathers in America. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

May 2018

43 min 36 sec

Steve Ziegler. During the day the Director of Philanthropy over at Mercy Neighborhood Ministries and at night he is the Co-founder of Starving Artist Preventions. Tune in to here how he manages both and what he says are his biggest issues in running a side hustle. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

May 2018

18 min 30 sec

This is a bit of a raw episode between allergies and bad cough but I mustered through because I had to. In real life things aren't always pretty, we still show up to work and get it done. That's what today's episode is all about --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

May 2018

17 min 13 sec

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Apr 2018

16 min

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Apr 2018

1 min 3 sec

Business and Fitness how the two work together. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lattesandlenses/support

Mar 2018

7 min 13 sec