#98: Shoot less, edit faster, live more with Charmi Peña

October 7, 2022

Welcome is episode 98 of Shoot Edit Chat Repeat, the podcast for people photographers. Hosted by two leading UK portrait photographers, Vicki Knights & Eddie Judd.

After 5 years of hosting this podcast, we have some news for you…but you’re going to have to listen to hear (I know, such a tease!)

In this episode, we chat with the inspiring Charmi Patel Peña, a wedding photographer specialising in Indian and Southeast Asian weddings.

Her documentary approach, coupled with a tendency to break the rules and push the boundaries, has not only lead to top industry awards, but also to a decade of happy clients and recognition in numerous publications, including The New York Times,  & The Knot.

An educator and industry leader, Charmi has graced the stages of conferences including(WPPI) & creative live as well as being a Nikon ambassador and one of Imagine AI’s talents.

We chat to Charmi about how her work life balance has changed since the lockdowns in 2020 and what she has put in place in her life and business to achieve the balance she now enjoys.

Also, find out how Charmi manages to edit every wedding she shoots within a week!

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Charmi’s website

Follow Charmi on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charmipena/

Check out our new ‘learn’ page on our website where you can discover all of the ways we can help you in your photography business – from posing guides, courses and 121 mentoring. https://shooteditchatrepeat.com/learn

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Repeat Recs for this week
Vicki – new reel templates on Instagram
Eddie – using your calendar as a homepage widget on your phone

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