The Portrait System Podcast

By Sue Bryce Education

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Subscribers: 34
Reviews: 3

Q Lewis
 Oct 28, 2021
This podcast is a great listen for all photographers. I really enjoy hearing the different paths people have taken in their photography businesses, and I appreciate that everyone shares their setbacks and struggles. Everyone is relatable.

Niki
 Oct 28, 2021
Such a wonderful podcast for photographers, or if you want tot start with photography. Filled with tips for business, mindset and tips and tricks to elevate your business en mind! Love it!

Carmen
 Oct 27, 2021
This podcast is essential to anyone with a photography business, just starting out or not! It is filled with so much knowledge and information and comes associated to a remarkable community of like minded people within the SBE platform!

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Join in as Nikki Closser, a mentor in the Sue Bryce Education community, interviews photographers who manage successful portrait photography businesses from around the globe using the business model Sue Bryce teaches. Subscribe to hear stories that will fast track your success and transform you as a photographer and business owner.


Episode Date
Creating A Personal Luxury Experience For Clients with David Lee
00:58:46

Today on the Portrait System Podcast, Nikki Closser interviews Arizona-based photographer David Lee. Listen in as David tells his story and explains how he crafts personal luxury experiences for his clients. If you're looking for unique ideas and inspiration this week, don't miss this episode!

To become a member of The Portrait System and learn more about the business of photography, click here.

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Sep 26, 2022
How To Attract Clients Through Empowerment & Self-Love with Kirsty Halliday
00:54:41

Today's guest on the Portrait System Podcast is New Zealand-based photographer Kirsty Halliday! Listen in as Kirsty chats with our host Nikki Closser about how she channels the power of self-love and empowerment to attract clients. Kirsty is a unique creative force, and this episode will definitely leave you inspired!

To become a member of The Portrait System and learn more about the business of photography, click here.

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Sep 19, 2022
How Ivan Weiss Infuses Uniqueness & Creativity Into His Headshots
00:58:06

Today's guest is portrait photographer Ivan Weiss. Listen in as host Nikki Closser interviews Ivan about his process, his business and how he infuses creativity and uniqueness into his headshot sessions. If you're looking for inspiration this week, then this episode is for you!

To become a member of The Portrait System and learn more about the business of photography, click here.

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Sep 12, 2022
How Victoria Burcusel Runs A Successful Photography Business From Her Home
01:01:47

Today's guest on The Portrait System Podcast is newborn and maternity photographer Victoria Burcusel! Listen in as Victoria tells the story of how she had to work through self-value and build a business in the Australia when English is her second language. Victoria now runs a successful business entirely from her home and makes it work no matter what. If you're looking for inspiration today, don't miss this episode!

To become a member of The Portrait System and learn more about the business of photography, click here.

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Sep 05, 2022
How Stephanie Williams Went From a Corporate Job To a 5 Figure Personal Branding Business
00:55:01

Today on The Portrait System podcast, our guest is personal branding photographer Stephanie Williams. Stephanie is a busy mom who left her corporate job to create a 5 figure personal branding business. Stephanie goes in depth about her story in this episode and explains how she uses "headshot marathons" to maximise her business. If you're looking for inspiration as a photographer, this episode is for you!

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Aug 29, 2022
How Nidhi Dahiya Reached a $11,000 Avg Sale By Doing Multiple Genres Per Shoot
00:46:24

Today's guest on The Portrait System podcast is Nidhi Dahiya. Listen in as host & photographer Nikki Closser chats with Nidhi about how she reached an incredible $11,000 sales average by doing multiple genres per shoot. If you're looking to a podcast that will inspire you and help you grow as a business owner, look no further!

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Aug 22, 2022
How Paulina Gwaltney Transcended Her Money Blocks
00:57:01

Today's guest on the Portrait System Podcast is Albuquerque-based photographer Paulina Gwaltney. Listen in as Paulina and host Nikki Closser get deep about money blocks and limiting beliefs. If you're looking for inspiring episode today, this is the one!

To become a member of The Portrait System and learn more about the business of photography, click here.

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Aug 15, 2022
Learn To Love Networking Through Silent Auctions with Marie Sales
00:57:23

Today's guest on The Portrait System Podcast is Pittsburg's based photographer Marie Sales! Marie is an amazing artists who only did 3 shoots to build her portfolio before she started to charge clients. Also, Marie HATED networking but learnt to love it through SILENT AUCTIONS. If you want to learn more about how Marie built her business, tune in for this episode!

To become a member of The Portrait System and learn more about the business of photography, click here.

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Aug 08, 2022
How Bring Multiple Income Streams Into Your Photography Business with Heather Crowder
01:04:53

Heather Crowder is our guest this week, and she has mastered the art of bringing multiple income streams into her business. Not only does Heather have two studios, including one that she rents out to other photographers, she also shoots multiple genres and manages to convert her school pictures into full family photoshoots. Heather tells it all in this episode, and if you're looking for useful tips on how to grow your business fast, then this episode is for you!

To become a member of The Portrait System and learn more about the business of photography, click here.

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Aug 01, 2022
Photography Membership For Clients with Annemie Tonken
00:55:01

Today on the Portrait System Podcast, guest photographer Annemie Tonken chats with host Nikki Closser about photography memberships for clients. Annemie is not shy about sharing the secrets to her success, and you definitely won't want to this fun and inspiring interview!

To become a member of The Portrait System and learn more about the business of photography, click here.

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Jul 25, 2022
How Mike Glatzer Automated His Photography Business To Keep His Full-Time Job
00:47:40

Today on The Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews photographer Mike Glatzer. Unlike many of our previous guests, Mike has kept his full-time job while creating and running his successful photography business. Therefore, Mike had to automate a lot of processes that would free his time and maximise efficiency. Listen in as Mike tells us about his journey and lets us know the secret to his success. If you're looking for inspiration and motivation this week, don't miss this episode!

To become a member of The Portrait System and learn more about the business of photography, click here.

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Jul 18, 2022
How Introvert Photographer Kelly Weaver Developed a Business Around Online Dating Photos
00:54:19

Today, on The Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews photographer Kelly Weaver who developed a unique niche business around online dating photos. Listen in as Kelly shares her unique success story throughout our interview and tells us all about the ups and downs of her journey. If you need an inspiration boost to start the week, this is the podcast you're looking for!

To become a member of The Portrait System and learn more about the business of photography, click here.

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Jul 11, 2022
Photographer, Author & Educator Roberto Valenzuela's Secrets to Sucess
01:15:21

Today on The Portrait System Podcast, we are welcoming photographer, author & educator Roberto Valenzuela. Roberto is an incredibly inspirational artist who focuses on wedding and fashion photography. His work is truly unique and absolutely stunning. During this interview, Roberto shares with us the steps he took on his journey, the ups and downs and all of the secrets to his success. If you're looking for inspiration today, don't miss this episode!

To become a member of The Portrait System and learn more about the business of photography, click here.

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Jul 04, 2022
How Maternity & Motherhood Photographer Lola Melani Manifested Her Business
01:06:11

Today on The Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews maternity and motherhood photographer Lola Melani. Lola is an incredibly inspirational figure who is all about manifestation and positive thinking. If you want to know how Lola manifested her business and made her dreams come true, don't miss this episode!

To become a member of The Portrait System and learn more about the business of photography, click here.

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Jun 27, 2022
From School Teacher To A $4500 Sales Avg with Whitney Collins
00:53:55

Today on The Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews photographer Whitney Collins. Unlike many other past guests on the podcast, Whitney actually built her photography business while working full time as a teacher. Today, she's a full time photographer and has achieved a $4500 sales average. If you're looking for a great story filled with inspiration, then this episode is for you!

To become a member of The Portrait System and learn more about the business of photography, click here.


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Jun 20, 2022
On Location Newborn & Family Photography with Elena Blair
00:55:42

Today's guest on The Portrait System Podcast is newborn and family photographer Elena Blair who shoots exclusively on location. Listen in as Elena talks about how she runs her business, how she always maximizes her location shoots and creates beautiful images. If you're looking for inspiration today, then this episode is for you!

To become a member of The Portrait System and learn more about the business of photography, click here.

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Jun 13, 2022
Copywriting Tips For Photographers with Rachel Greiman
00:54:41

Today's guest is photographer and copywriter Rachel Greiman! Rachel has built a successful business copywriting for other photographers. Listen in as Rachel shares her tips on how to improve your copywriting so you can sell more and bring your business to new heights! If you want to start your day with unique and valuable information that can change your business, then this episode is for you!

To become a member of The Portrait System and learn more about the business of photography, click here.

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Jun 06, 2022
Using The Power Of A Private Facebook Group to Grow Your Business with Oksana Kami
01:02:42

Today's guest is beauty and glamour Chicago-based photographer Oksana Kami. Listen in as Oksana shares her experience building a successful business by creating positive experiences and harnessing the power of Facebook to get repeat and new clients. Oksana and host Nikki Closser also talk about mindset and how important it is for new entrepreneurs. If you're looking for inspiration today, don't miss this episode!

To become a member of The Portrait System and learn more about the business of photography, click here.

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May 30, 2022
How In-Person Sales Changed Cari Faye’s Outdoor Boudoir Business
00:49:08

Today on The Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews Boudoir & Portrait photographer Cari Faye. Cari offers outdoor boudoir sessions and explains in depth how she puts these sessions together to make her clients feel comfortable and satisfied. Cari also tells us about her journey and how in-person sales changed the face of her business. If you're looking for inspiration and unique tips on how to build a successful business, then this episode is for you!

To become a member of The Portrait System and learn more about the business of photography, click here.

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May 23, 2022
How to Infuse Your Own Lifestyle Into Your Marketing with Chris Orwig
01:06:29

Today's guest is Santa Barbara-based photographer Chris Orwig! Chris is an accomplished photographer who learnt to infuse his own lifestyle into his business and marketing. He is a truly inspiring artist whose success story is incredibly heartwarming and inspiring. If you need a boost of positivity and inspiration this morning, don't miss this episode!

To become a member of The Portrait System and learn more about the business of photography, click here.

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May 16, 2022
How Adrienne Guinn Pulls In a $2000 Sales Average On a Canadian Island
00:52:34

Today's guest is photographer Adrienne Guinn! Adrienne is an amazing photographer who manages to pull in a $2000 sales average on a Canadian island. Listen in as Adrienne tells her story and explains in great details the steps to her success. If you're looking for inspiration and an uplifting story this week, then this episode is for you!

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May 09, 2022
Q&A: Fine Art Compositing with Alana Lee
00:57:30

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Alana Lee about fine art compositing.

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May 06, 2022
How To Achieve a $3000 Sales Avg & Run a Successful Studio in Lagos, Nigeria with Jokotade Shonowo
00:49:40

Today's guest is Nigerian photographer Jokotade Shonowo! Jokotade runs a whole team and a successful studio in Lagos, Nigeria where she has a $3000 sales average. Listen in as host Nikki Closser digs deep with Jokotade through her story of ups and downs, challenges and successes. If you're looking for a little boost of inspiration this Monday, then this episode is for you!

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May 02, 2022
Q&A: Creating Beautiful Sets In a Tiny Studio
01:00:53

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Shannon Dougherty about creating beautiful sets in a tiny studio.

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Apr 28, 2022
How Jeremy Rill Achieved a $3000 Sales Average During a Pandemic
00:48:06

Today on the Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews photographer Jeremy Rill who managed to achieve a $3000 sales average at the height of the pandemic! Listen in and learn as Jeremy shares his inspirational success story and goes through all the details of building his business. If you're looking for a boost of inspiration this week, then this episode is for you!

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Apr 25, 2022
Q&A: Maternity and Newborn Photography with Kristina Reche
01:02:47

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Kristina Reche about maternity and newborn photography.

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Apr 21, 2022
How Tina Leu Went From a Corporate Job To Running a Successful Business From Her Apartment
00:57:25

Today's guest is photographer Tina Leu who went from leaving a comfortable corporate job to running an entire photography business from her own apartment. Listen in as Tina and host Nikki Closser chat about Tina's business and personal journey and discuss the secrets to her success. You won't want to miss this episode!

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Apr 18, 2022
Q&A: Fine Art Portraits with Joshua Simmons
01:00:46

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Joshua Simmons about fine art portraits.

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Apr 14, 2022
How To Keep Your Average Above $2000 Photographing Seniors with Erica Manning
00:52:49

Today on the Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser chats with senior photographer Erica Manning. Erica has built a successful business where she consistently keeps her average sale above $2000 photographing seniors. Throughout the episode, Erica shares her story, the ups and downs of her journey and the secrets of her business. If you're seeking inspiration this week, look no further!

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Apr 11, 2022
Q&A: Money Blocks & Burnout with Aaron Jay Young
01:02:19

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Aaron Jay Young about money blocks and burnout.

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Apr 07, 2022
How To Become a Powerhouse Social Media Marketer Like Martha Felix
00:43:50

Today's guest is glamour portrait photographer Martha Felix! Martha created a very strong and cohesive brand, and is a powerhouse social media marketer. Throughout this episode she shares her journey, her strategies for marketing and so much more! If you want to know how to maximise the power of marketing around your brand, then you won't want to miss this episode!

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Apr 04, 2022
Q&A: Outdoor Boudoir with Jasmin Jade
01:00:06

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Jasmin Jade about outdoor boudoir sessions.

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Mar 31, 2022
Building a Successful Magazine-Style Portrait Studio From a Barn in Indiana with Leslie Q
00:48:44

Today on the Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews magazine-style portrait photographer Leslie Q. Leslie built a portrait business out of a barn in Indiana and is now running a successful studio from her home. Listen in as Leslie tells us all about her journey, the ups and downs she experienced and challenges she faced to get to where she is today. You don't want to miss this episode!

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Mar 28, 2022
Q&A: Reframe Your Mindset with Matt Stagliano
01:01:42

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Matt Stagliano about mindset.

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Mar 24, 2022
Creating Magical Underwater Images with Mallory Morrison
00:59:09

Today's guest on The Portrait System Podcast is underwater photographer Mallory Morrison! Mallory creates beautiful, unique and magical images of people underwater. Listen in as Mallory shares the personal story that led her to start her business and the secrets to how she runs it. This episode is inspirational, meaningful and will definitely make you want to learn more about Mallory!

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Mar 21, 2022
Q&A: Creating Wigs with Siobian Jones
01:02:40

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Siobian Jones about creating wigs.

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Mar 17, 2022
How Jason Marino Minimized His Work Time & Maximized His Profit
01:05:13

Today on the Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews photographer Jason Marino. Jason has a very unique business model that combines high-end portrait photography and high-volume school photography. Doing both has allowed Jason to minimize his work time and maximize his profit. If you want to know about Jason's unique way of running his business, you definitely won't want to miss this episode!

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Mar 14, 2022
How Leslie Andrews Applied Her Fashion Photography Style to Her Portrait Business
01:09:32

Today's guest is portrait photographer Leslie Andrews. Leslie first started in the fashion photography genre in Atlanta but then decided to shift her business towards portraiture and personal branding and created the unique niche of fashion portraiture. Leslie is a such unique, amazing and successful artist and her interview is filled with inspirational moments. You definitely won't want to miss this episode!

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Mar 07, 2022
Q&A: Personal Branding with Rashmi Gill
01:00:09

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Rashmi Gill about personal branding.

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Mar 07, 2022
Live From WPPI: Bilingual Podcast with Saray Taylor-Roman!
00:39:54

Welcome to this special live edition of The Portrait System Podcast! Today, at WPPI, host Kevin Conde interviews Saray Taylor-Roman! Listen in as this incredible guest shares her wisdom and secrets. You won't want to miss this episode!

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Mar 07, 2022
Live From WPPI: Rachel Owen, Cat Ford-Coates & more!
00:53:24

Welcome to this special live edition of The Portrait System Podcast! Today, at WPPI, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor interview Rachel Owen, Cat Ford-Coates and more! Listen in as these incredible guests share their wisdom and secrets. You won't want to miss this episode!

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Mar 04, 2022
Live From WPPI: Felix Kunze, Saray Taylor-Roman, Kitti McMeel & more!
00:45:00

Welcome to this special live edition of The Portrait System Podcast! Today, at WPPI, host Nikki Closser interviews Felix Kunze, Saray Taylor-Roman, Kitti McMeel and more! Listen in as these incredible guests share their wisdom and secrets. You won't want to miss this episode!

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Mar 03, 2022
How Caitlin Timmins Went From Being Sue Bryce’s Assistant To Starting Her Own Business
00:54:13

Today on the Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser a very special member of the Sue Bryce Education family: Caitlin Timmins. Caitlin is a creator, singer, artist, videographer, business owner and so much more. She started out as Sue Bryce's assistant and now owns a very successful business. Her journey is full of ups and downs and fascinating moments that you definitely won't want to miss!

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Feb 28, 2022
Q&A: Body Image with Teri Hofford
00:58:05

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Teri Hofford about body image.

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Feb 24, 2022
1 MILLION DOWNLOADS Special Episode with Sue Bryce
00:57:28

Today on The Portrait System Podcast we are celebrating 1 MILLION DOWNLOADS with special guest SUE BRYCE herself. Come and listen in as Sue shares some of her wisdom and discuss the business of photography with host Nikki Closser. Our team is incredibly grateful for all our listeners who have made this possible. Thank for your continuing support and appreciation!

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Feb 21, 2022
Q&A: Selling Large Prints with Ben Marcum
01:01:09

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Ben Marcum about selling large prints.

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Feb 17, 2022
How To Create Beautiful Images in Difficult Situations with Jason Vinson
00:51:40

Today's guest is wedding and portrait photographer Jason Vinson! Jason creates beautiful images in sometime very tricky light situations and today he shares his unique experience on our podcast. Listen in as Jason shares his journey and tells us all about his business. You won't want to miss this episode!

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Feb 14, 2022
Q&A: Balancing Art & Business with Jonny Edward
01:01:19

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Jonny Edward about balancing art and business.

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Feb 10, 2022
Going From $50 to $6500 Minimum Per Photoshoot with Damaly Shepherd
00:53:47

Today's guest is New York-based photographer Damaly Sheperd! Damaly is an amazing conversationalist and an incredible photographer who built her business very fast and went from $50 to $6500 minimum per photoshoot. Listen in as Damaly shares the details of her journey and the secrets to how she became the photographer people want to book in the saturated New York market. You don't want to miss this episode!

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Feb 07, 2022
Q&A: Networking, Marketing & Mindset
01:01:23

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat about networking, marketing and mindset with Angie Whitten.

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Feb 03, 2022
How Amie Lou’s Minimalistic Style Led Her to Success
01:00:28

Today's guest is Wyoming-based photographer Amie Lou who tells us all about her amazing journey to becoming a successful photographer. Listen in as guest host Ashleigh Taylor interviews Amie about how she developed her unique minimalistic style and how she grew her business using her network from her previous job. Whether you're a seasoned professional or completely new to photography, this episode is for you!

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Jan 31, 2022
Q&A: Pet Portraits with Shelley Franklin
01:00:56

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat about pet photography with Shelley Franklin.

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Jan 27, 2022
A $2500 Average Is Possible Anywhere! With Yagazie Eguare
00:53:12

Today's guest on the Portrait System Podcast is Yagazie Eguare who runs a studio with a team of photographers in Lagos, Nigeria. Yagazie has a $2500 sales average, and this episode, she goes in depth about her journey and her business. If you want to learn about her unique story and get educated about the business of photography, then this podcast is for you!

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Jan 24, 2022
Q&A: Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert Rachel Owen
01:00:43

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert Rachel Owen.

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Jan 20, 2022
Booking 40 Shoots Within 6 Month of Starting a Business with Kelsey Comer
00:48:53

Today we are featuring a unique story on The Portrait System Podcast! Photographer Kelsey Comer tells us all about how she booked 40 shoots and reached a $1200 sales average within 6 months of starting her business. Kelsey's journey is incredible & you definitely won't want to miss a minute of it! If you're looking to be uplifted, then this episode is for you!

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Jan 17, 2022
Q&A: Follow-Up with Shauna Crane
01:01:58

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor follow-up with Shauna Crane.

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Jan 13, 2022
Building a Successful Business Photographing Dancers with Michell Santelik
00:58:48

We are back for a new exciting year on The Portrait System Podcast powered by Sue Bryce Education! To start off the year, we have invited guest Michell Santelik, a successful portrait photographer based in Indiana who specialized in photographing dancers. Michell goes in depth about her journey and how she built and runs her business. If you're looking for inspiration to start off the year, this episode is exactly what you're looking for!

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Jan 10, 2022
Q&A: Gold Portrait Masters Award with Nicole Bonilla
01:00:43

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Nicole Bonilla about her Gold award experience with the Portrait Masters Awards and Accreditation.

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Dec 23, 2021
How Ore Adesina Takes Boudoir To The Next Level & Makes Her Clients Feel Comfortable
01:13:07

On today's episode of The Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews boudoir photographer Ore Adesina. Ore tells us all about how she makes her clients feel comfortable in front of the camera and tells their story through powerful intimate pictures. Ore has an amazing energy and story, and you definitely won't want to miss today's episode!

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Dec 20, 2021
Q&A: Wardrobe Styling with Kenzie Olds
01:00:51

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Kenzie Olds about styling.

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Dec 16, 2021
Going Full-Time With Your Business & Supporting a Family with Nicole Farough
00:57:11

Today on The Portrait System Podcast, guest Nicole Farough from Nicole Rose Photography tells her story to host Nikki Closser. Listen in as Nicole goes back through her journey and tell us all about how she left a stable government job to launch her own business, all while supporting a family. In this episode, you will learn, be entertained and inspired. Don't miss it!

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Dec 13, 2021
Q&A: Social Motion Packs with Catlin Timmins
00:58:59

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Caitlin Timmins about her music, her business and her new social motion packs.

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Dec 09, 2021
Using SEO and Referrals to Run a Thriving Photography Business with Milena Perdriel
00:50:13

Today's guest is Paris-based photographer Milena Perdriel who specialises in corporate photography. Listen in as Milena tells us her unique journey of how she got into photography. Over the years, using SEO and referrals, Milena has built a successful and thriving business. If you need inspiration to build your own venture, then this episode is for you!

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Dec 06, 2021
How Jon Busby Created His Photography Business With a Unique Niche
00:58:02

Today's guest is U.K.-based photographer Jon Busby who created a unique business photographing hats. Listen in as Jon tells us all about how he came up with this idea, and how he is now running a thriving business. You won't want to miss this episode!

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Nov 29, 2021
Q&A: Marketing Campaigns with Kirsten White
00:59:34

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Kirsten White about marketing campaigns.

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Nov 25, 2021
How High School Teacher Genetra White Got To a $2000 Sales Average
00:47:24

Today's guest is Genetra White, a Texas-based portrait photographer who went from Spanish high school teacher to portrait photography while being a mother of three. Listen in as Genetra tells us how she got to a $2000 sales average in Waco, Texas and became an award-winning photographer. If you're looking for inspiration and education, then you'll definitely want to listen to this episode!

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Nov 22, 2021
Q&A: Achieving a 14K+ Sale with Kristine Logan
01:00:27

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Kristine Logan about her recent 14K+ sale.

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Nov 18, 2021
Charging High-End Prices Right Out of the Gate with Audrey Woulard
00:57:34

Today's guest is portrait photographer Audrey Woulard. Audrey is fearless and has such an inspiring story. While a stay-at-home mom, she decided to start her photography business, but she valued her time with her family so much that she decided to charge high-end prices right out of the gate. And that strategy paid off as today Audrey is the proud owner of a successful business. If want to learn more about her journey and be inspired, don't miss this episode!

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Nov 15, 2021
Q&A: Self-Portraits with Neon Howe
01:00:54

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Neon Howe about self-portraits.

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Nov 11, 2021
From War-Torn Iran To Successful Award-Winning Photographer with Forough Yavari
00:57:21

Our guest today on the podcast is award-winning photographer Forough Yavari! Forough has such a unique story that she was kind enough to share with us in this episode. From growing up in war-torn Iran to becoming an incredibly successful fine art and fashion photographer in Brisbane, Australia, Forough's journey is fascinating to hear. You don't want to miss it!

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Nov 08, 2021
Q&A: Personal Branding with Angi Lewis
00:58:52

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Angi Lewis about personal branding.

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Nov 05, 2021
Best-Of 100 Episodes
00:27:23

In celebration of our 100 episode, we put together this "best-of" compilation featuring the best bits from our most popular episodes. Hope you enjoy this bonus episode!

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Nov 04, 2021
Special Episode 100 with Sue Bryce
01:24:14

Join us today on this very special occasion with Nikki Closser and Sue Bryce to celebrate our 100th episode of the Portrait System Podcast!

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Nov 01, 2021
Q&A: Follow-Up with Rodney Pedroza
00:59:31

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor do a follow-up episode with Rodney Pedroza.

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Oct 28, 2021
Juggling Family & Portrait Business with Neon Howe
00:54:28

Today on the Portrait System podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews portrait photographer Neon Howe. Neon is an incredibly talented and successful photographer who tells us all about how he built his business while being a stay-at-home dad. Family and business can be hard to juggle, but Neon made it works and you will learn about his unique journey is this episode. If you're looking for inspiration, no matter what level of the industry you are at, then this episode is for you!

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Oct 25, 2021
Running a Thriving Business From a Small Caribbean Island with Felicia Schuette
01:10:04

Today on the Portrait System podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews Bonaire-based photographer Felicia Schuette who tells us all about how she runs a thriving business from the small Caribbean island. Listen in as Felicia tells the story of her journey and give precious advice to beginner photographers. If you're looking for inspiration and practical advice for your business, then this episode is for you!

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Oct 18, 2021
How Nikki Closser Used Personal Branding to Retire Herself From Social Work
01:13:26

Today, we have a very special episode of the Portrait System Podcast! Host Nikki Closser becomes a guest as photographer and SBE clubhouse host Ashleigh Taylor interviews her about her personal branding business. Over the years, Nikki has built a successful personal branding business that allowed her to retire from social work. In fact, Nikki teaches all about to build an incredible personal branding business in her TPM class available on the portrait masters website (https://theportraitmasters.com/product/the-personal-branding-system/). If you're looking for useful advice on how to run or create your business, then you'll definitely want to hear this episode!

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Oct 11, 2021
Q&A: TPM Awards
01:01:36

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Erica Manning about how to create award-winning images.

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Oct 07, 2021
How Ben Von Wong Creates Viral Content To Support His Message
00:44:55

Today, we have a very special guest on the podcast! Host Nikki Closser interviews Ben Von Wong! Ben is not your traditional portrait photographer. Instead he creates very unique photography projects and powerful imagery that help spread positivity and awareness. Ben is a one-of-a-kind artist, and he shared his journey with us on the Portrait System Podcast. If you're looking for inspiration and passion, then this episode is for you!

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Oct 04, 2021
Q&A: Creating an Experience For Customers
00:58:28

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Darina Neyret about she creates an experience for her customers.

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Sep 30, 2021
Overcoming Frustration & Unlocking Success with Sissela Johansson
01:01:28

In this week's episode of The Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews Connecticut-based photographer Sissela Johansson. Sissela is originally from Denmark and had to rebuild her business in the U.S. Listen in as Sissela tells the story of how she faced her doubts and overcame frustration to finally unlock the success that she deserves. If you're looking for guidance and inspiration on your photography journey, then this episode is for you!

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Sep 27, 2021
Q&A: Follow-Up with Carrie Roseman
00:54:20

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor do a follow-up with Carrie Roseman who was on episode 83 of the Portrait System Podcast.

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Sep 23, 2021
How To Overcome Your Pricing Blocks with Shauna Crane
00:58:00

In this week's episode of The Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews SBE designer and photographer Shauna Crane. Shauna designed most of the material on the SBE website, but is also a thriving photographer. Listen in as Shauna tells us all about how she overcame personal struggles and pricing blocks when it came to photography. If you're looking for guidance and inspiration on your photography journey, then this episode is for you!

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Sep 20, 2021
Q&A: Parenthood & Business
01:01:18

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Oren Sew and Kate Styles about parenthood and business.

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Sep 16, 2021
Successful Boudoir & Personal Branding Business in Romania with Alina Botica
00:57:28

In this week's episode of The Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews boudoir, personal branding and portrait photographer Alina Botica. Alina owns a thriving photography studio in Romania and tells us all about how she went from running her business from her apartment to growing into a full photography studio. Alina's personality and unique story truly shine throughout this episode, and you definitely won't want to miss it!

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Sep 13, 2021
Q&A: Online Marketing & Branding with Wani Olatunde
00:59:07

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Wani Olatunde about her business, online marketing and branding.

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Sep 09, 2021
Newborn, Maternity and Child Photographer Oleksandra Stelmah’s Natural Style
00:55:50

In this new episode of The Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews newborn, maternity and child photographer Oleksandra Stelmah. Listen in as Oleksandra tells us all about how she developed her own simple and natural style for photography, and she turns occasional subjects into lifelong clients! Whether you're looking for an inspiring story or simply tips on how to run your business, then this episode is for you!

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Sep 06, 2021
From Burnt Out Teacher to Successful Personal Branding and Boudoir Photographer with Kirsten White
00:48:22

In this new episode of The Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews personal branding and boudoir photographer Kirsten White. Listen in as Kirsten tells us all about how she quit her job as a teacher to start a successful photography business. If you're looking for inspiration and education about the business of photography, then this episode is for you!

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Aug 30, 2021
Photographing and Marketing For High School Seniors with Annie Marie
00:55:41

In this new episode of The Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews photographer Annie Marie who specializes in high school senior photography. Listen in as Annie reveals all the secrets of how she markets to seniors and runs a successful business. If you're looking for inspiration and education about senior portraits, then this episode is for you!

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Aug 23, 2021
Q&A: Marketing & Tik Tok with David Suh
01:00:40

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with David Suh about marketing and Tik Tok.

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Aug 19, 2021
From Finance to Photography & Motherhood with Wani Olatunde
00:58:45

Today's guest is U.K-based photographer Wani Olatunde. Wani has such fun energy an amazing story. While she currently lives and has a photography business in the U.K., she's previously had her business in Nigeria and in South Africa. Listen in as she talks all about what it has been like starting over and over after leaving her previous career in the financial world. If you're a photographer just starting your business, Wani's story will definitely inspire you!

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Aug 16, 2021
Q&A: Being a Young Entrepreneur
00:57:44

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Keeley Miller about being a young entrepreneur.

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Aug 12, 2021
How Teri Hofford Expanded Her Photography Brand With Body Positivity
01:11:25

Today, we have a very special guest on the Portrait System Podcast! Host Nikki Closser interviews photographer/author/activist and body image expert Teri Hofford, who tells us about how she managed to expand her brand with body positivity. Listen in as Teri shares the ups and downs of her journey, how her own relation to body image has changed through the years, and how she now spreads body positivity to people around the world. If you're looking for an uplifting and inspiring conversation, then this podcast episode is for you!

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Aug 09, 2021
Q&A: Mental Blocks & Boundaries
01:00:00

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with Felicia Reed and Matt Stagliano about mental blocks and how to establish boundaries with clients.

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Aug 05, 2021
How Rodney Pedroza Went From Social Services to Full-Time Photography
00:59:50

Today's guest is U.K-based photographer Rodney Pedroza who tells us all about his journey from working for social services to becoming a full-time photographer. Rodney's energy is incredible, and his positivity truly radiates throughout this interview. Listen in as Rodney shares his story and the work he has done on self-value. If you're looking for an inspirational episode with great energy, then this one is for you!

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Aug 02, 2021
Q&A: Follow-Up With Kate Styles
00:57:03

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor do a follow-up with photographer Kate Styles.

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Jul 29, 2021
How Kelley Norcia Quit Teaching For Photography in 2021
00:52:36

In this week's episode of The Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews photographer Kelley Norcia who tells us all about how she finally quit teaching in 2021 to be a full time photographer. Listen in as Kelley talks about her first year in business and how she handled the challenges along the way with grace and ease. Get ready to be inspired!

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Jul 26, 2021
Q&A: How To Work With a Make-Up Artist
00:59:55

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with make-up artist Bri Orozco about her work with photographers.

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Jul 22, 2021
Manifestation & Mindset with Sue Bryce
01:09:27

In this week's episode, Sue Bryce is back on the Portrait System Podcast to talk about manifestation and mindset with host Nikki Closser. Listen in as Sue openly talks about her personal history of struggling with self-image and self-love, and how she turned it around to achieve to success that she is experiencing today. If you are looking for a way to change your mindset for the better, then this episode is for you!

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Jul 19, 2021
Q&A: Creating Systems For Your Business
01:00:07

Every Friday at 12pm PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with photographer Leandra Brown about how she has created amazing systems for her business.

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Jul 15, 2021
How a Photograph Saved Zaakirah Muhammad’s Life
00:46:06

Today's guest is photographer, podcaster and author Zaakirah Muhammad who tells us the incredible story of how a photograph literally saved her life! Listen in as Zaakirah tells us about her life story, how she grew her business, and how she became as successful as she is today. If you're looking for an inspiring and uplifting story, then this episode is for you!

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Jul 12, 2021
Q&A: Achieving High Sales Numbers with Felicia Reed
00:57:35

Every Friday at 12am PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat with photographer Felicia Reed about how she achieved such high sales numbers and answer questions from the audience.

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Jul 08, 2021
How Carrie Roseman Achieved a $6000 Portrait Sales Average
00:53:53

Today's guest is portrait and boudoir photographer Carrie Roseman . Listen in as host Nikki Closser interviews her about her journey, how she gained the strength to raise her prices and found her niche. Carrie now has a $6000 sales average, and she shares with us how she managed to get to where she is today. If you're looking for inspiration and guidance, whether you are an experienced photographer or new to the business, you'll definitely want to hear this episode!

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Jul 05, 2021
Q&A: Mental Health and Business with Matt Stagliano
01:01:05

Every Friday at 12am PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat about mental health and answer questions from the audience with photographer Matt Stagliano.

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Jul 01, 2021
How to Create Conceptual Photos That Make You Stop Scrolling with Bryce Chapman
01:00:19

This week on the Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews photographer Bryce Chapman. Bryce is an amazing artist who creates unique conceptual pictures that will definitely make you stop scrolling. During this episode, he takes us through his journey and tells us all about how his creative process. If you're interested in perfecting your craft and hearing about the inspirational process that an artist such as Bryce goes through, then this episode is for you!

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Jun 28, 2021
Q&A: Marketing For Boudoir
00:58:39

Every Friday at 12am PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat about marketing for boudoir and answer questions from the audience with photographer Olivia Renee.

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Jun 24, 2021
How Shelley Franklin Created a Successful 50-Over-50 Campaign
00:54:43

Today, on the Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews photographer Shelley Franklin who tells us all about how she created a successful 50-Over-50 Campaign that boosted her business tremendously. Shelley also shares her passion for pet photography and how it helped her to win some prestigious awards. If you're looking for advice on how to run a marketing campaign or inspiration on your photography journey, then this episode is for you!

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Jun 21, 2021
Q&A: Personal Branding with Jama Finney
00:58:41

Every Friday at 12am PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat about personal branding and answer questions from the audience with photographer Jama Finney.

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Jun 17, 2021
From Successful Model to Amazing Photographer with Jorge Suarez
00:59:52

Today on the Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews portrait photographer Jorge Suarez. Listen in as Jorge tells his unique story about how he started out as a model for huge brands before going behind the camera himself. Jorge explains how he build his business and how his experience as a model informed his career in the best possible way. If you're looking for inspiration through your own photography journey, then this episode is for you!

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Jun 14, 2021
Q&A: Running a Business During the Pandemic
00:56:12

Every Friday at 12am PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat about running a photography business during the pandemic and answer questions from the audience with photographer Tiffany Chapman.

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Jun 10, 2021
UK Celebrity Photographer Dan Kennedy Shares the Secrets To His Success
00:55:33

Today on the Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews UK celebrity photographer Dan Kennedy. From Whoopi Goldberg to Keira Knightley and Richard Madden, Dan has worked with the biggest starts, but also clients such as the BBC, The Times or The Telegraph. Listen in as Dan shares his story and tells us all the secrets that made his success. If you're looking for guidance in your career and want to hear an amazing and unique story, then this episode is for you!

To learn more about Dan and see his work, check out our blog post: https://suebryceeducation.com/blog/secrets-to-success-with-dan-kennedy/

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Jun 07, 2021
Going Viral With Stunning Portraits with Regis and Kahran Bethencourt
00:56:50

Today's episode features two very special guests: photographers Regis and Kahran Bethencourt. Regis and Kahran specialize in photographing children of color and empowering them through stunning images. Their work has been incredibly successful, and they are now viral sensation, accomplished artists and published authors. Listen in as host Nikki Closser interviews them about their journey, how they started, the challenges they faced along the way and the advice they have for people starting out. If you're looking for inspiration from two photographers who are making a difference, then this episode is for you!

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May 31, 2021
Q&A: Personal Branding
00:56:43

Every Friday at 12am PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat about personal branding and answer questions from the audience with photographer Miranda Kelton .

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May 27, 2021
Boosting Your Sales with Tik Tok with David Suh
00:53:05

Today's guest on the Portrait System Podcast is photographer David Suh. David is an incredibly talented photographer but also a smart creator who has found success producing content for Tik Tok and Twitch, which in turn boosted his business as a photographer. If you're curious about how to tackle new platforms in an ever-changing media landscape and want to create content that feels unique to you, then you'll definitely want to hear David's story!

To learn more about David and see his work, check out our blog post: https://suebryceeducation.com/blog/tiktok-tips-with-david-suh/

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May 24, 2021
Q&A with Emily Drew
00:59:11

Every Friday at 11am PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde and Ashleigh Taylor chat and answer questions from the audience with photographer Emily Drew.

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May 20, 2021
How SBE Mentor Lenka Jones Built Her Business in the UK
00:49:31

Today on the Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews photographer and SBE mentor Lenka Jones. Listen in as Lenka tells her unique story from starting out as a casting director in the film industry in Slovakia to creating her own thriving photography business in England. Lenka's journey is truly inspiring, and if you need encouragement to create your own business, then this episode is for you!

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May 17, 2021
Clubhouse Talk: Group Posing & Starting a New Business
01:31:35

Every Friday at 11am PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. Today, we have a double-feature with two clubhouse discussions back to back. The first one features Lenka Jones, Ann Landstrom and Canon Explorer of Light Michele Celentano. Michele shares some insights into her career and tells us all about group posing. The second conversation features Saray Taylor-Roman and Donnamaria Jones. The two successful photographers share updates on their business and talk about how they first started.

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May 12, 2021
Secrets to Great Editing & How to Find a Retoucher with Pratik Naik
00:52:34

This week on The Portrait System Podcast we have a very special guest: Portrait Master Pratik Naik! Listen in as Pratik Naik tells the story of how he started his career and discusses with host Nikki Closser what makes a good retoucher. Pratik also give useful tips and tricks for editing pictures for photographers. If you're looking for inspiration and education, then this is the episode for you!

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May 10, 2021
Clubhouse Talk: Marketing to Seniors
00:56:19

Every Friday at 11am PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Nikki Closser chats with photographer Annie Marie about senior photography and marketing to seniors.

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May 07, 2021
Clubhouse Talk: Follow-Up with Ashleigh Taylor
01:03:00

Every Friday at 11am PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Kevin Conde talks with photographer Ashleigh Taylor to follow-up on her previous interview on episode 6 of the Portrait System Podcast.

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May 05, 2021
How Ines Schaefer Rebuilt her Business in a New Country
01:01:37

We have a very unique story in store for you today! Host Nikki Closser interviews photographer Ines Schaefer who tells the story of how she had to build her business twice in two very different countries. Listen in as Ines tells the story of the ups and downs and challenges she faced along the way and how she built her path to success. If you are looking for powerful insight and inspiration, then this episode is for you!

If you want to learn more about Ines and see her portfolio, check out our blog post! https://suebryceeducation.com/blog/how-ines-schaefer-rebuilt-her-busines-in-a-new-country/

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May 03, 2021
Clubhouse Talk: Transforming Adversity
01:06:35

Every Friday at 11am PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Ben Marcum talks with photographer Alana Lee about overcoming adversity and building a successful digital background & photography business.

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Apr 29, 2021
Self-Value and Putting Yourself Out There with Sue Bryce
01:22:34

Today we have Sue Bryce herself back on the podcast to talk about self-value and putting yourself out there. Listen in as host Nikki Closser chats with Sue about self-confidence, owning your pitch and being the face of your brand. If you are looking for real inspiration and advice on how to start or advance your photography business today, then you will definitely want to listen to this episode!

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Apr 26, 2021
Questions From the Audience #2 with Nikki Closser & Emily London
01:08:09

Today, we have another very special episode of the Portrait System Podcast for you! We asked Sue Bryce Education members to ask us some questions, and host Nikki Closser has invited Emily London to help her answer them. We hope you enjoy this unique episode and find the answers and inspiration you're looking for!

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Apr 23, 2021
My First $1000 Sale pt 4
00:18:33

Do you remember your first $1,000 sale? We often hear from photographers that raising their prices can be scary. And what we have found is that once photographers get their first great portrait sale, it can be a boost of confidence and gives them the proof they needed that they can do this! We asked Sue Bryce Education members to call in and share stories of their first $1,000 sale and the response was overwhelming! Listen, learn and be inspired by today’s special bonus episode! 

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Apr 22, 2021
Advice From SBE Members
00:16:17

We have another special episode for you today! We asked Sue Bryce Education members to leave us a message on Speakpipe and share some valuable advice and things they have learnt along the way in their career. Whether you are just starting your photography business or you are a veteran in the industry, you will definitely find some inspiration in this episode!

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Apr 21, 2021
Questions From the Audience with Nikki Closser & Cat-Ford Coates
00:56:15

Today, we have a very special episode of the Portrait System Podcast for you! We asked Sue Bryce Education members to ask us some questions, and host Nikki Closser has invited Cat Ford-Coates to help her answer them. We hope you enjoy this unique episode and find the answers and inspiration you're looking for!

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Apr 20, 2021
How to Charge Higher Prices in a Small Town with Jessica Malone
00:50:33

In episode 68 of the Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews photographer Jessica Malone. Jessica lives in a small town an hour away from the closest big city. Despite that, and even during a worldwide pandemic, Jessica's business has been thriving. By shifting her beliefs and not being afraid the charge what her work is worth, Jessica has been able to reach her goals and achieve success. If you're looking for inspiration to start your own photography business, no matter where you are located, then this episode is for you!

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Apr 19, 2021
Clubhouse Talk: Creativity
01:08:32

Every Friday at 11am PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Cat Ford-Coates talks with editorial and fashion photographer Jonny Edward about creativity and experimentation.

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Apr 15, 2021
How to Create Viral & Powerful Images with Latesha Bryant
00:50:43

In episode 67 of the Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews photographer Latesha Bryant. Latesha is the founder of HERstory Photography Studio, a portrait studio with the goal of giving children of color a platform to be seen in the fashion industry. With a focus on body positivity and self love, Latesha is giving young girls in Louisiana and throughout the country, the opportunity to see themselves represented in an industry where ethnic diversity is so often lacking. Many of Latesha's photos have gone viral, and in this interviews she explains how she creates powerful images and tells the unique story of her business. If you're looking to get inspired and uplifted, then this episode is for you!

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Apr 12, 2021
Special Announcement From Sue Bryce and the Founders
00:53:20

Today, we have a very special announcement to make on the Portrait System Podcast, so we invited Sue Bryce and the founders of Sue Bryce Education to talk to our community and share the big news.

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Apr 05, 2021
Clubhouse Talk with Felix Kunze
01:03:02

Every Friday at 11am PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, host Nikki Closser chats with Felix Kunze about lighting, business, self-value and so much more.

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Apr 01, 2021
Celebrity Photographer Mark Mann Shares His Incredible Journey
01:04:33

In this episode of the Portrait System Podcast, Nikki Closser speaks with Mark Mann about his incredible journey from being a young furniture photographer in Glasgow, Scotland, to becoming a photographer for some of the most influential people in the world such as Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Adam Driver and more. In this engaging conversation, Mark tells Nikki all about what kindled his passion for photography and how he built a career as a photographer in New York City.

Mark shares some wonderful stories and heartfelt advice in the podcast. For even more gems from Mark's trove of fascinating experiences, head over to his new YouTube channel Complicated Things.

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Mar 29, 2021
Elevating Clients' Stories Through Portraits with Matt Stagliano
00:46:06

In Episode 64, Nikki Closser welcomes Matt Stagliano of Stonetree Creative back to the Portrait System Podcast. Matt has a passion for storytelling through natural glamour photography and personal branding with an edge. His ability to capture images that express what his clients want to see in themselves hinges on making deep connections with them by taking the time to hear their stories. Be sure to listen to the whole podcast to hear more about how Matt makes authentic connections with his clients as well as how he discovered his passion for portrait photography, developed valuable portrait packages he loves to sell, and adapted his sales pitch for Zoom.

To learn more about Matt and see more of his work, check out our blog post! https://suebryceeducation.com/blog/connecting-through-stories-with-matt-stagliano/

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Mar 22, 2021
Finding the Strength to Price Yourself Higher with Cassandra Jones
00:58:16

In Episode 63 of the Portrait System Podcast, Nikki Closser speaks with guest Cassandra Jones of Noelle Mirabella Photography. In this wide-ranging conversation, Cassandra shares her passion and insight into the power and responsibility of being a creator in the arts. Cassandra knows first-hand about the healing potential in art and avidly believes that in seeing and documenting the beauty all around us, we help shape the values in the culture we co-create. This everyday magic is in all of our lives, and in the act of framing it and sharing it, we help others see it and tap into its power. It takes courage to pursue our life’s passion and to value it and ourselves enough to make a living doing it. Be sure to listen to the whole podcast to hear Cassandra’s story about how she developed her artistry and her self-value in order to become the strong and confident fine art photographer that she is today.

Check out our blog post to learn more about Cassandra and her work! https://suebryceeducation.com/blog/everyday-magic-with-cassandra-jones/

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Mar 15, 2021
Clubhouse Talk: Marketing
01:08:39

Every Friday at 11am PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, photographer and host of the Portrait System Podcast Nikki Closser chats with portrait photographer Michele Celentano about marketing.

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Mar 12, 2021
Sue Bryce Teaches How Brand Clarity Leads to Sales
01:06:53

In episode 62 of the Portrait System Podcast, Nikki Closser welcomes Sue Bryce back for a conversation on how developing brand clarity is essential to being able to communicate clear offers to potential clients and attract income to your business. Sue shares how she came to understand her heart’s desire in photography and learned to communicate it to break through to financial prosperity. Listen in as Sue breaks down her process so that you can also create clarity and manifest financial success.

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Mar 08, 2021
Clubhouse Talk: Self-Value
01:19:13

Every Friday at 11am PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, photographer Lenka Jones chats with Ann Landstrom about self-value.

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Mar 04, 2021
Learning about Money from SBE to Achieve Big Sales with Darina Neyret
00:55:14

In this episode of the Portrait System Podcast, Darina Neyret shares how she blossomed her passion for creating emotionally-moving photographs into a successful business, in a new town, in just 2.5 years, by following the Sue Bryce business recipe. She stayed on track with weekly in-person accountability meetings with other local photographers, who were also doing Sue Bryce’s 12 Week Startup program. Additionally, Darina connected powerfully with Sue’s teachings on money and money blocks. She is transforming her relationship with money and being able to ask for it because of these teachings and advice a mentor in the Sue Bryce Education Members-Only Facebook Group gave her.

To learn more about Darina and see her beautiful images, check out our blog post! https://suebryceeducation.com/blog/sbe-lessons-bring-big-sales-with-darina-neyret/

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Mar 01, 2021
Clubhouse Talk: Personal and Business Branding
01:01:14

Every Friday at 11am PST, Sue Bryce Education goes live on Clubhouse to talk about the business of photography and chat with the audience. This week, business owner and podcast host Nikki Closser talks with photographer Crystal Byrd Uqdah about personal and business branding.

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Feb 25, 2021
How a Campaign Transformed a Busy Mom's Business with Crystal Byrd Uqdah
00:55:15

In Episode 60 of the Portrait System Podcast, Crystal Byrd Uqdah reveals how she dedicated herself to learning all she could about photography in order to transform her business into the success it is today. You’ll find out about the gorgeous campaign she created called “Worthy,” and how she used video, behind-the-scenes images, testimonials, and her blog to get the word out about herself and her business. She also shares tips for enriching the beauty of dark skin tones – from the backdrops she uses to how she edits – and how important it is to present the subjects of her portraits as relatable, everyday women at the same time she draws out and showcases their beauty.

To learn more about Crystal and see her beautiful images, check out our blog post! https://suebryceeducation.com/blog/worthy-and-successful-with-crystal-byrd-uqdah/

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Feb 22, 2021
How to Find Success as a Senior Photographer with Olivia Renee
00:59:06

In this week's episode of the Portrait System Podcast, Olivia Renee gives Nikki Closser the lowdown on building a successful career shooting portraits for high school seniors. You’ll learn all about her ingenious marketing system that involves a yearly cadre of Senior VIPs, who she takes on exclusive location shoots, and how this garners her tons of social media exposure and word-of-mouth referrals. Be sure to listen to the whole podcast to hear all the details about how she’s cracked the code on senior photography.

Don't forget to check out our blog post to learn more about Olivia and her business!

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Feb 15, 2021
Bronze to Silver: Level up your Portrait Masters Awards Submission Part II
00:57:58

In Episode 58 of the Portrait System podcast, Nikki Closser talks to four photographers who have all levelled up their Portrait Masters Awards submissions to achieve silver medal status after previously attaining bronze. You’ll hear many perspectives – all varied and wise – from Angela Klaus, Marie Sales, Melissa Ring and Mike Gillette.  Remember, awards submissions are open from Jan 15 – Feb 15, and if you are looking for ways to bring up the level of your contest submissions and score more points, you won’t want to miss this podcast!

To see the amazing images that our guests mention in the episode, check out our blog post here: https://suebryceeducation.com/blog/bronze-to-silver-level-up-your-portrait-masters-awards-submission-part-ii/

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Feb 11, 2021
How Jana Marcus Made 100k in 2020 with the SBE Model
00:57:30

In this episode of the Portrait System Podcast, Jana Marcus shares her lifelong journey exploring photography. Her inspiring decades-spanning career began in fashion photography in dark rooms with film, and included traveling the country as a documentary photographer with an ethos of contributing to society through art. She went from being a freelancing, award-winning visual artist, who always needed a second job to make ends meet, to a becoming an empowered business person who implemented teachings from Sue Bryce Education in order to enact a successful plan for financial well-being. Be sure to listen to the whole podcast so you can hear Jana’s incredible story of developing her passion and craft in photography.

Don't forget to check out our blog post to learn more about Jana and her business!

https://suebryceeducation.com/blog/an-artists-pathway-to-profit-with-jana-marcus/

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Feb 08, 2021
How Stacey Hanlon Conquered her Fears to Build her Business
00:42:45

Have you ever had to work through a difficult time? You are not alone! In this week's episode, Nikki Closser interviews Stacey Hanlon, an Ontario-based business coach and photographer. Stacey reveals how Sue Bryce Education’s self-value work, as well as her degree in social work, helped her create a business dedicated to growing her client’s confidence. Her passion for empowering women and the transformational power of photography is at the core of her work. Listen to the whole podcast to discover how Stacey faced adversity in order to grow a successful business that she loves.

Don't forget to check out our blog post to learn more about Stacey and her business!

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Feb 01, 2021
Sue Bryce on Valuing Your Work and Increasing Your Income
01:19:29

Welcome to Sue Bryce’s first 2021 visit to the Portrait System Podcast with Nikki Closser. In this episode, Sue talks with Nikki about the many ways you can make money with a photographer’s skill set, as well as how to decide what to focus on and build your business around. But the conversation doesn’t stop there. Sue goes in depth into how to educate your clients in a way that makes them excited for their session, thrilled to spend money with you, and eager to refer their friends to you. She also leads you through the various systems needed for each point of contact with your clients, and serves it all up in way that is powerful, empowering, and highly motivating. And it all begins with you – tapping into your passion, building your self confidence, and increasing the value of your work and how you value it!

If you want to read our blog post about this episode, click on this link: https://suebryceeducation.com/blog/value-your-work-increase-your-income-with-sue-bryce/

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Jan 25, 2021
Bronze to Silver: Level up your Portrait Masters Awards Submission
00:56:36

In Episode 54 of the Portrait System podcast, Nikki Closser talks to four photographers who have all levelled up their Portrait Masters Awards submissions to achieve silver medal status after previously attaining bronze. You’ll hear many perspectives – all varied and wise – from Matt Stagliano, Joanna Ziemlewski, Annie Marie, and Erica Manning.  Remember, awards submissions are open from Jan 15 – Feb 15, and if you are looking for ways to bring up the level of your contest submissions and score more points, you won’t want to miss this podcast!

To see the amazing images that our guests mention in the episode, check out our blog post here: https://suebryceeducation.com/blog/episode-54-bronze-to-silver-level-up-your-portrait-masters-awards-submission/

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Jan 21, 2021
How Photographer Richard Wood Maximizes His Chances to Sell with Unique Reveals
00:47:47

Do you want to know how to maximise your chances of selling to a client? Then, you'll want to listen to today's interview with New Zealand portrait photographer Richard Wood! Richard is a uniquely talented and successful photographer with years of experience in the business and countless prestigious awards to his name. Listen in as he tells about how he started out in photography, got to where he is today and along the way shares a few of the secrets to his success. If you are looking for inspiration and advice on to run a photography business, then you won't want to miss this podcast episode!

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Jan 18, 2021
How D’Artagnan Winford Communicates with Clients to Create Jaw-Dropping Portraits
00:54:52

Do you want to know how to create unique and beautiful portraits for your clients? Then, you'll want to hear this episode. Our guest today is portrait photographer D'Artagnan Winford from Jackson, MS. D'Artagnan works as senior art director for a company but also owns his own portrait studio where he crafts the most unique and beautiful images for his clients. Listen in as D'Artagnan tells us his story and the secrets of his success. If you want to know all the tricks to creating incredible photos and hear an inspiring story, then this episode is for you!

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Jan 11, 2021
Staying Positive Through the Obstacles with Kris Robinson
00:52:51

Have you ever had trouble staying positive during hard times? We all have! Today's guest is photographer Kris Robinson from Sydney, Australia. Kris has a truly unique and radiating personality, and she spreads positivity wherever she goes. Listen in as she tells us her story, her ups and downs, how she started her career as a photographer, how she survived a car accident, how she runs a successful business and more. Kris is not only a talented artist, she is also an amazing inspiration to us all. If you're looking to be uplifted, then this episode is definitely for you!

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Jan 04, 2021
Level Up and Set Goals for 2021 with Sue Bryce
01:12:44

2020 has been a complicated year for many professionals in the photography business. There has been fear, anxiety, and many challenges. That is why, to finish this year on a positive note, for episode 50 of The Portrait System Podcast, we invited Sue Bryce HERSELF to inspire our listeners and bring a positive outlook onto the coming year. Listen in as Sue brings her incredible energy to this episode and talks about conquering fears, setting goals and fulfilling your dreams. If 2020 has been a particularly difficult year for you, and you're looking for inspiration and uplifting words, then this episode is for you!

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Dec 28, 2020
From the Military to the Medical Field to Photography: Donnamaria Jones’ Incredible Journey
00:53:16

Do you want to hear one of the most unique and inspiring life stories you've ever heard? Well, you will not be disappointed with this episode! This week, host Nikki Closser interviews portrait photographer Donnamaria Jones who tells us all about her incredible life story. Donnamaria has a bachelors and a doctorate in pharmacy, but she is also a singer, army veteran, mother and an immensely talented photographer. If you want to know how she did it all, get inspired and learn something along the way, then this episode is for you!

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Dec 21, 2020
How Former Wedding Photographer Shar Devine Manifested her Portrait Business
00:47:20

There are a lot of wedding photographers in our industry whose businesses have been greatly affected by COVID-19. Therefore, a lot of them feel the need to transition to portrait to survive. Well, today's guest can tell you exactly how to do it! Shar Devine was a successful New-Zealand-based wedding photographer. However, a natural disaster forced her to change her business and manifest her portrait studio. Shar is now the proud owner of a thriving portrait photography studio. If you want to hear the details of her story and learn how you too can make this transition, you'll definitely listen this episode!

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Dec 14, 2020
How Nataliya Lalor Built a Six-Figure Family Photography Business in Two Years with SBE
00:59:03

Do you want to build a photography business you love and develop your own style? Then, you'll want to listen to this interview! Today's guest is portrait photographer Nataliya Lalor from Greenwich, Connecticut. Nataliya started out as a graphic designer before getting into portrait photography. Within two years of starting her own studio, Nataliya turned her enterprise into a six figures business by using the Sue Bryce Education business model. However, unlike other SBE members, Nataliya did not follow the SBE style of photography, but instead developed her own style. Her story is proof that you can get incredibly valuable education from SBE, and create a business that looks and feel like you and remain truthful to your own style. If you're looking for inspiration to start your own venture, then this episode is for you!

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Dec 07, 2020
How Lara Jade Became a Successful Fashion Photographer After Being Told "No"
00:52:04

Have you ever been told "no"? Has anyone ever said to you "there's no way you'll make money from this"? You are not alone! Today's guest is portrait master Lara Jade who tells us all about how she made it in the business of fashion photography after being told that she "would never make money from this." Listen in as Lara shares the ups and downs of her journey and the secrets to her success. If you are looking for inspiration and great education, then this episode is for you!

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Nov 30, 2020
Sue Bryce’s Former Videographer Tells us her Own Success Story - with Casey Littler
00:52:21

We have a very special guest this week on the Portrait System Podcast, and it is none other than New-Zealand-based portrait photographer Casey Littler! Casey started out as Sue Bryce's videographer several years ago when Sue was just starting her business. Not only does Casey provide us with a unique insight into those formative years that led Sue to the success we all know now, but she also tells us her own success story and how learning from the best helped her to create a thriving portrait studio of her own. If you're looking to learn about two incredible women portrait photographers in one episode, then don't wait and take a listen!

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Nov 23, 2020
Bonus: 12 Week Startup - Launch
01:16:20

Welcome to week 12 of the 12 Week Startup program! Every Tuesday, host Nikki Closser goes live with special guests, and we record it to give it to you as a special bonus episode on The Portrait System podcast. If you want to be a part of the live and interact with Nikki and the guests, go to suebryceeducation.com/live every Tuesday at 10am Pacific time. If you are not a member of Sue Bryce Education and want to access the amazing content from the 12 Week Startup that will help you grow your business and become a better photographer, head over to suebryceeducation.com and sign up there.

For this last week, Nikki chats with Sue Bryce herself.

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Nov 19, 2020
How Emily Jane Beat Self-Doubt and Created a Unique Bridal Boutique & Portrait Studio Business
00:57:13

Have you ever had an idea that you immediately shut down because no one had ever done it before? You are not the only one! Today's guest is portrait photographer Emily Jane. Emily's unique story is proof that you can beat self-doubt and achieve your vision, no matter how uncommon it is. Indeed, Emily has created the business that she wanted by combining a bridal boutique and a portrait photography studio. Not only are both businesses thriving, they are complementary to each other. But the journey to get there has been long and filled with doubts for Emily. If you want to know how she did it and get inspired, you'll definitely want to listen to this episode!

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Nov 16, 2020
Bonus: 12 Week Startup - Photoshop Hacks
01:06:08

Welcome to week 11 of the 12 Week Startup program! Every Tuesday, host Nikki Closser goes live with special guests, and we record it to give it to you as a special bonus episode on The Portrait System podcast. If you want to be a part of the live and interact with Nikki and the guests, go to suebryceeducation.com/live every Tuesday at 10am Pacific time. If you are not a member of Sue Bryce Education and want to access the amazing content from the 12 Week Startup that will help you grow your business and become a better photographer, head over to suebryceeducation.com and sign up there.

This week, Nikki talks about Photoshop hacks with Kristina Sherk.

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Nov 12, 2020
How Paula Brennan Makes $10,000 in a Day with Special Personal Branding Photoshoots
00:55:20

Are you a wedding photographer looking to transition to portrait? You're not the only one! Today's guest is Paula Brennan, an incredibly successful portrait photographer from Australia who specializes in personal branding. Paula creates truly unique experiences for her clients during her photoshoots and, within the first year of opening her own studio, managed to turn it into a 6 figure business. But before that, Paula was a wedding photographer shooting 40 to 50 weddings a year. How did she manage to transition and change the face of her business to bring it to the next level? You're going to have to listen to find out!

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Nov 09, 2020
Bonus: 12 Week Startup - Confidence & Networking
01:05:18

Welcome to week 10 of the 12 Week Startup program! Every Tuesday, host Nikki Closser goes live with special guests, and we record it to give it to you as a special bonus episode on The Portrait System podcast. If you want to be a part of the live and interact with Nikki and the guests, go to suebryceeducation.com/live every Tuesday at 10am Pacific time. If you are not a member of Sue Bryce Education and want to access the amazing content from the 12 Week Startup that will help you grow your business and become a better photographer, head over to suebryceeducation.com and sign up there.

This week, Nikki talks about confidence and networking with Ashleigh Taylor and Felicia Reed.

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Nov 05, 2020
How Felicia Reed Made Her Business Stronger through the Pandemic
00:42:36

The pandemic has hit the portrait photography business hard, and many photographers wonder about how to stay both safe and profitable. Today's guest is portrait photographer Felicia Reed from Austin, TX. Felicia has found unique ways to keep her clients engaged through the pandemic by cleverly using social media and networking. She is a true force of nature and knows how to keep a positive outlook regardless of the circumstances. If you're looking for a positive source of inspiration for your personal life and your business, look no further than this episode!

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Nov 02, 2020
Bonus: 12 Week Startup - Makeup and Hair
01:06:48

Welcome to week 9 of the 12 Week Startup program! Every Tuesday, host Nikki Closser goes live with special guests, and we record it to give it to you as a special bonus episode on The Portrait System podcast. If you want to be a part of the live and interact with Nikki and the guests, go to suebryceeducation.com/live every Tuesday at 10am Pacific time. If you are not a member of Sue Bryce Education and want to access the amazing content from the 12 Week Startup that will help you grow your business and become a better photographer, head over to suebryceeducation.com and sign up there.

This week, Nikki talks about makeup and hair with Bri Orozco and Kendra Springer.

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Oct 29, 2020
Why Kara Marie’s Clients Spend Over $5000 on Boudoir Photoshoots
00:58:56

Do you wonder how to boudoir photoshoots and would like to incorporate it into your brand? Then, you'll want to hear this interview! Today's guest is Kara Marie with Kara Marie Studios from Austin, TX. Listen in as Kara reveals all of the secrets to doing Boudoir in a way that empowers women, and also tells us all about her story from when she first started out to now and charging over $5000 per photoshoot. If you're looking for a great inspirational podcast episode as well as practical tips that you can apply to your own business, then this episode was made for you!

Kara's course is available at theportraitmasters.com. All of the courses in the Portrait Masters shop are currently UP TO 60% OFF from OCTOBER 16th - 31st for our exceptional early BLACK FRIDAY AND OCTOBER SALE. Be sure to head over to theportraitmasters.com for more info.

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Oct 26, 2020
Bonus: 12 Week Startup - Design Hacks
00:57:14

Welcome to week 8 of the 12 Week Startup program! Every Tuesday, host Nikki Closser goes live with special guests, and we record it to give it to you as a special bonus episode on The Portrait System podcast. If you want to be a part of the live and interact with Nikki and the guests, go to suebryceeducation.com/live every Tuesday at 10am Pacific time. If you are not a member of Sue Bryce Education and want to access the amazing content from the 12 Week Startup that will help you grow your business and become a better photographer, head over to suebryceeducation.com and sign up there.

This week, Nikki talks about design hacks with Lenka Jones and Nataliya Lalor.

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Oct 22, 2020
Canon Explorer of Light Michele Celentano Gives you the Secrets to Posing
01:05:58

Canon Explorer of Light MICHELE CELENTANO accepted to be our guest today on the Portrait System Podcast to share all of the secrets that made her a success. Michele is very down to earth and makes it a point to share her vast knowledge of photography and posing. Listen in as Michele tells our host Nikki Closser all of the details of her journey and give advice for beginners and experts alike. If you're looking for inspiration and advice, this episode is for you!

All of the courses in the Portrait Masters shop are UP TO 60% OFF from OCTOBER 16th - 31st for our exceptional early BLACK FRIDAY AND OCTOBER SALE. Be sure to head over to theportraitmasters.com for more info.

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Oct 19, 2020
Master of Lighting Felix Kunze shares his Strategy for Success
00:46:23

Today, we have a very special episode for you on The Portrait System Podcast! Portrait Master FELIX KUNZE, a.k.a "the Master of Lighting," came on to be our guest for a unique interview. Listen in as shares all of the details of his story, from how he left a desk job to how he learnt lighting to his amazing experiences as a travelling photographer. If you are looking for inspiration, amazement and incredibly education, then this episode is for you!

All of the courses in the Portrait Masters shop are UP TO 60% OFF from OCTOBER 16th - 31st for our exceptional early BLACK FRIDAY AND OCTOBER SALE. Be sure to head over to theportraitmasters.com for more info.

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Oct 16, 2020
Bonus: 12 Week Startup - Posing
00:59:04

Welcome to week 7 of the 12 Week Startup program! Every Tuesday, host Nikki Closser goes live with special guests, and we record it to give it to you as a special bonus episode on The Portrait System podcast. If you want to be a part of the live and interact with Nikki and the guests, go to suebryceeducation.com/live every Tuesday at 10am Pacific time. If you are not a member of Sue Bryce Education and want to access the amazing content from the 12 Week Startup that will help you grow your business and become a better photographer, head over to suebryceeducation.com and sign up there.

This week, Nikki talks about posing with Wendy De Craemer and Leon McDonald.

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Oct 15, 2020
Fired from Customer Service job, Jasmine Newton Blossoms into a Hyper Successful Photographer
01:20:02

Have you ever been fired from a job and thought that it was the end of the world? Well, you are alone! Today's guest is Jasmine Newton, an incredibly successful portrait photographer who knows exactly what it feels like to be fired from a job and not know where to go from there. Listen in as Jasmine tells us all about how she became a DJ, lost her job, moved to customer service and lost her job again before finding a new passion with photography. Jasmine also talks about her meeting with Saray-Taylor Roman, who was our 1st guest on the Portrait System podcast, and how networking helped her business tremendously. If you want to learn how to grow your business while being inspired by an incredible life story, then this episode is for you!

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Oct 12, 2020
Bonus: 12 Week Startup - Marketing
01:07:09

Welcome to week 6 of the 12 Week Startup program! Every Tuesday, host Nikki Closser goes live with special guests, and we record it to give it to you as a special bonus episode on The Portrait System podcast. If you want to be a part of the live and interact with Nikki and the guests, go to suebryceeducation.com/live every Tuesday at 10am Pacific time. If you are not a member of Sue Bryce Education and want to access the amazing content from the 12 Week Startup that will help you grow your business and become a better photographer, head over to suebryceeducation.com and sign up there.

This week, Nikki talks about marketing with Kristina Houser and Gerson Lopes.

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Oct 08, 2020
School Teacher Turned Entrepreneur Makes 6 Figures within the 1st Year with Anita Watkins
00:46:54

Are you afraid to quit your job and start your own business? Does networking scare you? Well, you are not alone! Portrait photographer Anita Watkins is our guest today on the Portrait System Podcast, and she knows exactly what it feels like to be afraid to make a big change in your life. Anita was a school teacher, and within her first year in business as a photographer managed to pull six figures! Anita shares the doubts she faced on her journey, as well as her tips for conquering your fear of networking. This is definitely a truly inspirational episode, and if you're looking for a great story full of useful information, this episode is for you!

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Oct 05, 2020
Bonus: 12 Week Startup - Lighting
00:59:58

Welcome to week 5 of the 12 Week Startup program! Every Tuesday, host Nikki Closser goes live with special guests, and we record it to give it to you as a special bonus episode on The Portrait System podcast. If you want to be a part of the live and interact with Nikki and the guests, go to suebryceeducation.com/live every Tuesday at 10am Pacific time. If you are not a member of Sue Bryce Education and want to access the amazing content from the 12 Week Startup that will help you grow your business and become a better photographer, head over to suebryceeducation.com and sign up there.

This week, Nikki talks about lighting with Felix Kunze.

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Oct 01, 2020
Using Video Marketing to Boost your Sales with Sally Sargood
00:53:19

Does using videography to market your business seem daunting to you? You are not alone! Today's guest is Sally Sargood. Sally is a marketing expert from Animoto, a service that makes video creation easy for businesses. Throughout this episode, Sally explains how easy it can be to create powerful and beautiful video marketing assets that will bring your marketing to the next level and boost your sales. If you're wondering how you can use videography to grow your business, then this episode is for you!

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Sep 28, 2020
Nurse Turned Photographer Ang McCabe Tells all about Switching Jobs, Creating her Business, and Having a Family
00:43:27

Have you ever wondered how some have it all? Well, look no further for an answer! Today's guest is photographer Ang McCabe who shares with us how she went into nursing, but then decided to completely switch careers and started her own business as a photographer while having to support her family. Listen in as Ang shares the ups and downs she went through and how she made it to the top. If you're looking for inspiration and applicable tips for your business, then this episode is for you!

Ang McCabe is a featured speaker at the 2020 Portrait Masters Live Conference. To learn more about the conference, go to: https://theportraitmasters.com/tickets/

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Sep 24, 2020
Wedding Photographer Susan Stripling Shares How She Deals with 2020
00:49:16

Are you an entrepreneur who's business has been affected by the pandemic? You are not alone! Today's guest is wedding photographer Susan Stripling from Brooklyn, New York. Susan shares with us the secrets to how she started photographing weddings, created her business and built it into the successful enterprise that it is today. Obviously, the 2020 pandemic has affected Susan's business, and her booking this year went from 37 to only 3. Nevertheless, Susan keeps a positive outlook on the situation and tells us all about how she deals with the current state of things. If you're looking for inspiration through the pandemic, then this episode is for you!

Susan Stripling is a featured speaker at the 2020 Portrait Masters Live Conference. To learn more about the conference, go to: https://theportraitmasters.com/tickets/

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Sep 21, 2020
Bonus: 12 Week Startup - Sales
01:04:58

Welcome to week 4 of the 12 Week Startup program! Every Tuesday, host Nikki Closser goes live with special guests, and we record it to give it to you as a special bonus episode on The Portrait System podcast. If you want to be a part of the live and interact with Nikki and the guests, go to suebryceeducation.com/live every Tuesday at 11am Pacific time. If you are not a member of Sue Bryce Education and want to access the amazing content from the 12 Week Startup that will help you grow your business and become a better photographer, head over to suebryceeducation.com and sign up there.

This week, Nikki talks about sales with Jasmine Newton and Rachel Soulliere.

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Sep 17, 2020
180 Loser: How Athlete, Model and Photographer Peter Hurley Failed Upward
01:16:56

Do you want to hear an amazing and unique story like you've never heard before? Then, this episode is for you! Today's guest is photographer Peter Hurley. Peter is not only a world famous photographer, he is an accomplished athlete who trained for the Olympics, a best-selling author, successful model and inspiring figure. Listen in as Peter gets emotional talking about the multiple ups and downs on his journey, and how he found his passion for photography. If you're looking for an inspiring story that will lift you up, you'll definitely want to hear this episode!

Peter Hurley will be a featured speaker at the 2020 Portrait Masters Live Conference. To learn more about the conference, go to: https://theportraitmasters.com/tickets/

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Sep 14, 2020
Bonus: 12 Week Startup - Camera Basics
01:04:36

Welcome to week 3 of the 12 Week Startup program! Every Tuesday, host Nikki Closser goes live with special guests, and we record it to give it to you as a special bonus episode on The Portrait System podcast. If you want to be a part of the live and interact with Nikki and the guests, go to suebryceeducation.com/live every Tuesday at 11am Pacific time. If you are not a member of Sue Bryce Education and want to access the amazing content from the 12 Week Startup that will help you grow your business and become a better photographer, head over to suebryceeducation.com and sign up there.

This week, Nikki talks about camera basics with Michele Celentano and Paul Gero.

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Sep 10, 2020
Successful Fashion and Magazine Photographer Kate Whyte Does it All from her Home Studio
00:45:23

Have you ever felt intimidated by learning about photography? You are not alone! Today's guest is Vancouver based photographer Kate Whyte. Kate has had an impressive career as a fashion and magazine photographer working for huge brands such as Nutella, Ferrero Rocher and Profoto. She also photographed Pamela Anderson, and has done it all from her own home studio! Listen in as Kate shares the secrets of her success and how she was once intimidated to learn about how to use a camera. If you're looking for confidence and inspiration, then this episode is for you!

Kate Whyte will be a featured speaker at the 2020 Portrait Masters Live Conference. To learn more about the conference, go to: https://theportraitmasters.com/tickets/

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Sep 07, 2020
Bonus: 12 Week Startup - Pricing & Product
00:55:43

Welcome to week 2 of the 12 Week Startup program! Every Tuesday, host Nikki Closser goes live with special guests, and we record it to give it to you as a special bonus episode on The Portrait System podcast. If you want to be a part of the live and interact with Nikki and the guests, go to suebryceeducation.com/live every Tuesday at 11am Pacific time. If you are not a member of Sue Bryce Education and want to access the amazing content from the 12 Week Startup that will help you grow your business and become a better photographer, head over to suebryceeducation.com and sign up there.

This week, Nikki talks about pricing and product with Saray Taylor-Roman and Emma Burcusel.

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Sep 03, 2020
World-Renowned Wedding Photographer Jerry Ghionis Shares the Personal and Professional Struggles he Faced on his Way to Success
01:13:53

We have an exceptional guest this week on the Portrait System podcast! World-renowned wedding photographer Jerry Ghionis tells us all about his personal philosophy of success and how he made it to the top. Listen in as Jerry shares the ups and downs of his journey and his professional advice, as well as his personal struggles. Jerry is an open book, and his journey will take you on an emotional roller-coaster that will make you laugh, cry and feel inspired. If you are looking for advice, inspiration or simply entertainment, then this episode is for you!

Jerry Ghionis will be a featured speaker at the 2020 Portrait Masters Live Conference. To learn more about the conference, go to: https://theportraitmasters.com/tickets/

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Aug 31, 2020
Bonus: 12 Week Startup - Studio Setup
00:46:04

The 12 Week Startup program has started! Every Tuesday, host Nikki Closser goes live with special guests, and we record it to give it to you as a special bonus episode on The Portrait System podcast. If you want to be a part of the live and interact with Nikki and the guests, go to suebryceeducation.com/live every Tuesday at 11am Pacific time. If you are not a member of Sue Bryce Education and want to access the amazing content from the 12 Week Startup that will help you grow your business and become a better photographer, head over to suebryceeducation.com and sign up there.

This week, Nikki talks studio setup with Hadonica Murphy and Kitti McMeel.

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Aug 27, 2020
How Dress Designer Trista Smith Partnered with Photographers to Grow her Business to a Huge Success
00:55:43

Today, we have a very special guest on the Portrait System podcast! Trista Smith is the owner of Reclamation and a talented dress designer whose dresses have been worn by Pamela Anderson and Jessica Simpson, among others. Listen in as Trista tells us all about how she built her business by immersing herself in the world of photography and networking with photographers she liked so they would promote her work. Throughout the interview, Trista also talks about her personal journey to change her mindset and gain self-confidence. If you are looking for an inspiring story, as well as useful business and networking tips to use in your own business, then this episode is for you!

Trista Smith will be a featured speaker at the 2020 Portrait Masters Live Conference. To learn more about the conference, go to: https://theportraitmasters.com/tickets/

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Aug 24, 2020
Hairstylist, Author & TV Star Tabatha Coffey Talks Overcoming Fear & Self-Doubt in Business
00:53:11

Have you ever wanted to hear the secrets to overcoming fear and self-doubt from a self-made woman, author and successful television host? Then, you're in for a treat with this week's episode! Today, host Nikki Closser interviews hairstylist Tabatha Coffey. Tabatha started her hairdressing career at 14, and has since then become a successful salon owner, published author and host of several television shows. Throughout this interview, Tabatha shares all the ups and downs of her journey, how she started as a hairdresser in Australia, moved to the US, brought her business to incredible heights and so much more. If you're looking for a inspiring podcast episode, this is the one!

Tabatha Coffey will be a featured speaker at the 2020 Portrait Masters Live Conference. To learn more about the conference, go to: https://theportraitmasters.com/tickets/

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Aug 17, 2020
Celebrity Photographer & Published Author Matthew Jordan Smith Shares How he Turned his Passion into Success
00:47:38

You are in for a very special episode today on the Portrait System Podcast! Matthew Jordan Smith joins us as a guest all the way from Japan to tell us all the secrets to his success. From empowering young black children through photography to photographing Oprah, and becoming a published author, Matthew's journey has been incredible and full of surprises. Throughout this interview, Matthew tells us all about how his passion first came to be and how he turned it into a success and navigated throughout all the challenges in his business from corporate sponsorships to portrait photography. If you are looking to hear about a truly inspiring story, you will not be disappointed!

Matthew Jordan Smith will be a featured speaker at the 2020 Portrait Masters Live Conference. To learn more about the conference, go to: https://theportraitmasters.com/tickets/

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Aug 10, 2020
How Jai Mayhew Empowers Everyday Women and Turns them into Supermodels
00:38:58

In this week's episode, host Nikki Closser interviews Jai Mayhew, an incredibly successful and talented photographer with a unique story. Before getting into portrait photography, Jai was a commercial photographer, and she has been able to use the skills that she acquired in her commercial experience to empower women through portrait photography. Throughout the episode, Jai tells us all the secrets to turning everyday women into supermodels. Whether you are eager to learn more about photography, or simply looking to hear an uplifting story about female empowerment, then this episode is for you!

Jai Mayhew will be a featured speaker at the 2020 Portrait Masters Live Conference. To learn more about the conference, go to: https://theportraitmasters.com/tickets/

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Aug 03, 2020
Realizing your Self-Worth and Jumping from $50 to $2000 per Photoshoot with Emma Burcusel
00:53:48

You are in for a unique story this week on the podcast! Today's guest is portrait photographer Emma Burcusel. Emma came from Romania to the U.S as a student 15 years ago and is now a successful business owner. Throughout this episode, Emma tells it all about the ups and downs of her story, how one client made her realize that she needed to change her pricing immediately, and how Sue Bryce helped her find the right words to talk to models and clients. If you are looking for an inspiring and uplifting story, or if you need to learn about how to grow your business and communicate with your clients better, this episode is for you!

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Jul 27, 2020
Overcoming Insecurities and Networking Her Way to Success with Tammy Zurak
00:47:49

In this week's episode, host Nikki Closser interviews photography business owner Tammy Zurak from Cordova, Tennessee. Before being a photographer, Tammy was working a corporate job in sales and quickly hit the glass ceiling. Despite her insecurities, she took a leap of faith and started her own photography business. By applying the Sue Bryce Model and using her networking skills to her advantage, she grew into the happier and successful person that she is today. Listen in as Tammy shares the details of her journey as well as her own personal networking tips. If you are naturally shy and want to learn how you can use networking to grow your business, or if you're simply looking for an inspiring true story, then this episode is for you!

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Jul 20, 2020
Bonus: Secrets to a Winning Image with Head Judge Richard Wood
00:33:30

The Portrait Masters Awards and Accreditations 2020 are now open for submission! You can win awards and prizes and receive points toward becoming an Accredited Portrait Masters Photographer. Today's guest, Richard Wood, is one of the many talented judges of the competition. A top photographer and educator from New Zealand, Richard tells us all about the secrets to creating a winning image in this unique bonus episode. If you're looking to learn more about what makes a winning image, or simply seeking powerful advice from a successful master photographer, then this episode is for you!

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Jul 16, 2020
Aerospace Engineer Uses Photography to have a Fulfilling and Profitable Retirement with Bassam Sabbagh
00:51:43

In this week's episode, meet photographer Bassam Sabbagh who retired after a successful career in aerospace engineering to follow his dream of exploring the arts. Following the Sue Bryce model, he started his own portrait photography business and, with perseverance and hard work, found success. Listen in as Bassam shares with us all the ups and downs of his journey, from the first steps of his business to building his studio while battling cancer and so much more. Bassam tells it all in this incredible and personal interview, and if you are looking for inspiration, this is the episode for you!

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Jul 13, 2020
Bonus: When You Can't Do "Normal" Photoshoots #2
01:01:03

In this second bonus episode about going back to work in the time of COVID-19, we have invited a few SBE members to talk about their experience having to keep their photography business running during the quarantine and dealing with the new guidelines for reopening. These photographers from all over the world have been incredibly creative and ingenious! If you're looking for inspiration and new ideas to incorporate into your business right now and in the future, this episode will not disappoint.

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Jul 09, 2020
Working Full Time While Running a Photography Business with Lindsey Snavely
00:37:56

This week, you're going to hear a different story than you're used to on this podcast. In today's episode, host Nikki Closser interviews portrait photographer Lindsey Snavely, who, unlike many of our previous guests, loves her full time job, and instead of leaving it, decided to create a photography business on the side and make both worlds work for her. Lindsey found a way to build her business as her own pace and not rely on it to "pay her mortgage" while being incredibly successful and finding joy in what she does. Listen in as she tells it all about how she did in this unique episode!

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Jul 06, 2020
How the SBE Model Helped Kelly Day to Support her Family After Leaving Her Job
00:43:52

Afraid to take that big step in your life that could change everything? Then, you'll definitely want to listen to this episode for inspiration! In this week's episode, host Nikki Closser interviews successful portrait photographer Kelly Day from Germantown, TN. Kelly tells us all about everything she went through on her journey, from leaving a corporate job that made her happy but did not completely fulfil her to having to make ends meet really quickly for herself, her husband and their two children. By applying the SBE model to her business, persevering and following her passion, Kelly managed to build the life she's always wanted. If you're looking for inspiration and want to learn about how to build a great portrait photography business that will make you happy and stress-free, then this episode is for you!

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Jun 29, 2020
Using Same-Day Reveals to Build the Life She Loves with Hadonica Murphy
00:57:32

Have you ever had an emotionally draining job that you dreamt of leaving to follow your true passion? If yes, you'll want to hear this episode! Today's guest is Hadonica Murphy, a young portrait photographer from Cleveland, MS who started photography as a hobby to get away from the stress of her job as an ER nurse. Soon, she found a way to create her own business and use same-day reveals to find success. Listen in as Hadonica shares her experience, the ups and downs of her journey, and the secrets to her success in this unique inspirational episode. If you're looking for inspiration and need to learn about the business of portrait photography, you will love this episode!

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Jun 22, 2020
Bonus: When You Can't Do "Normal" Photoshoots
01:11:30

In this special bonus episode, we have invited a few SBE members to talk about their experiences having to keep their photography business running during the quarantine and dealing with new guidelines for reopening. From organizing a fundraiser to photographing porcelain cups for businesses, these photographers have been incredibly creative and ingenious. If you're looking for inspiration and new ideas to incorporate into your business right now and in the future, then this episode is for you!

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Jun 18, 2020
Following her Dream and Making $3500 per Photoshoot Using Paid Ads with Angi Lewis
00:50:08

Today's guest is Angi Lewis, a portrait photographer from Houston, TX who has found incredible success in her business by applying the Sue Bryce Education model and using paid Facebook ads. Host Nikki Closser dives deep with Angi to talk about her inspiring journey, the pressure of making her business successful to maintain her family's health insurance, and how following her true passion paid off in the end. If you are looking for an inspiring story and want to learn how to use digital paid ads to make your business successful, then this episode is for you!

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Jun 15, 2020
From Bartender to Making $3200 per Photoshoot with a Full Fledged Studio with Cat Ford-Coates
00:50:49

Changing career can be a daunting thing. You constantly ask yourself if you're going to make it, while dealing with extraordinary financial pressure and wondering if you made the right decision. Today's guest knows all about this. Cat Ford-Coates now owns a successful photography business with a sales average of $3200 per photoshoot and two associate photographers, but before that, she was in a completely different industry. Cat was a bartender before she got her first studio in 2014. Listen in as Cat shares her story, its ups and downs, and how she successfully applied to SBE model to her business. If you're thinking about changing profession or having doubts about the big change you've made recently, then this episode is for you!

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Jun 08, 2020
Going Back to Photography after 20 years as a School Counselor with Julie Ulstrup
00:51:36

Did you ever stray away from your true passion to get a regular job, and now dream of going back? Then, this is the episode for you! This week, business owner and photographer Nikki Closser interviews Julie Ulstrup, a successful portrait photographer who, after going to college to follow her passion for photography, became a school counselor for 20 years. But in 2017, Julie found Sue Bryce Education, and through Sue's teachings, found the inspiration to quit her job and never looked back. Now, she is the owner of a thriving photography business. Listen in as Julie tells us about the ups and downs of her journey, and how she conquered her fears to follow her dream. If you still have doubts about whether or not you should follow your passion, this episode will definitely inspire you!

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Jun 01, 2020
How Mitzi Starkweather Nearly Doubled Her Photography Income by Hiring Her Husband
01:02:14

Have you ever had to work alongside your significant other? You are not the only one! In this week's episode, host Nikki Closser interviews Mitzi Starkweather, a successful portrait photographer with a $2400 sales average who has always had a passion for photography since she was a child. After she decided to follow the SBE model and launch her business in 2016, she hired her husband to work alongside her. Mitzi shares with us the difficulties of working with somebody you share your life with, but also how it took her business to the next level. If you want to learn about the challenges and advantages of working with a significant other, then this episode is for you!

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May 25, 2020
Nikki Closser Shares Her Story: From Burned Out Social Worker to Successful Photographer
00:59:08

Today is a special episode! Our host, Nikki Closser, becomes a guest and shares how she went from burned out social worker to successful photographer with two studios (in two different states) using the SBE model. Kristina Houser, one of the first guests of the Portrait System, comes back to interview Nikki and the two talk about the challenges and successes Nikki experienced while transitioning to her new career. Listen in as Nikki hides nothing about how she dealt with debt and self confidence issues to ultimately grow her business to make it where she is today. If you want to know about the business of portrait photography and are looking to be uplifted by an incredibly inspirational story, this episode is for you!

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May 18, 2020
Building a Multi-Genre Photography Business Using the SBE Model with Joanna Booth
01:13:22

Did you ever want to give up and quit photography? Then, this episode will definitely inspire you! Today's guest is Joanna Booth, a successful photographer located in Houston, Texas who shoots multiple genres and owns two different photography brands. Throughout this episode, Joanna shares how she thought she was going to quit photography but made a successful come back using the Sue Bryce model. She hides nothing about the ups and downs of her journey and how she got to where she is today. If you've ever had doubts on your photography journey, then this episode is for you!

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May 11, 2020
$20k in Debt to Making $2,400/shoot with Gerson Lopes
01:10:45

Have you ever been afraid to make a big change in your life and get into debt? You aren't alone! Today's guest is Gerson Lopes, a successful portrait photographer who dropped everything and moved from Brazil to California within two weeks to follow his dream to be a photographer and become Sue Bryce's assistant. Throughout his interview, Gerson shares with us the challenges he faced, how he got in debt for up to 20,000 dollars, how he got out of it, and how he dealt with his money stress and self esteem issues along the way. Learning by Sue's side, Gerson now runs his own thriving photography business. If you're still wondering how to make a big change in your life or deal with stressful debt issues, then this episode will definitely inspire you!

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May 04, 2020
Stay-at-Home Mom Makes $4500/shoot Using Cultural Portraits with Mapuana Reed
00:51:34

Have you ever felt like you wanted to start your own business and explore your passion but it just sounded too scary or impossible to do? If so, this is the episode for you! In this week's episode, host Nikki Closser interviews Mapuana Reed, a mother of 6 with a witty and lovable personality and an incredibly successful portrait photographer based in Hawaii. Mapuana shares with us how she felt like she was losing her identity being a stay at home mom and decided to start learning photography to create her own business. She did some research, bought a camera from Costco and gave herself 30 days to succeed. She worked hard and met Sue Bryce at a workshop in Beverly Hills in 2015 who gave her the affirmation and inspiration to raise her prices and really grow her business. Since then, Mapuana has been exploring something that she is extremely passionate about: cultural portraits, through which she perpetuates a family tradition that is very meaningful to her. Now, Mapuana's average sales are between $3000 & $6000 per photoshoot. If you're afraid of making that big change and trying to explore the thing that you love and are passionate about, then you definitely don't want to miss this episode!

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Apr 27, 2020
Friday Bonus: Photoshoot Consultation
00:26:01

Have you ever done a consultation with your clients? It seems that so many portrait photographers miss this really important step of selling. In this bonus episode taken from a 5-part educational video series available on the Sue Bryce Education website, Sue takes us through exactly how to do a consultation with a client. From what could go wrong to the best strategy to adopt, you will learn everything about how to properly consult and make a successful sale. If you want to learn more about sales and consultation, go to https://suebryceeducation.com/course/the-consultation/ for the full video. If you wish to learn more about the business of portrait photography, the entire Sue Bryce Education library is available FOR FREE at https://suebryceeducation.com/free-access/ this week exclusively, from April 20th to April 26th.

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Apr 24, 2020
Thursday Bonus: Marketing Intensive
00:24:30

Have you ever wondered how to market your photography business? If so, this is the episode for you! This bonus clip was taken from a 2-day workshop that Sue Bryce put together covering every possible angle of marketing and how you can best use your own personality to make the most of how you market and network. If you want to learn more about marketing and getting your business to where you want it to be, go to https://suebryceeducation.com/course/marketing-intensive/ for the full workshop. If you wish to learn more about the business of portrait photography, the entire Sue Bryce Education library is available FOR FREE at https://suebryceeducation.com/free-access/ this week exclusively, from April 20th to April 26th.

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Apr 23, 2020
Wednesday Bonus: Manifestation
00:24:46

If you've ever struggled with self-value, then you'll want to hear this episode! In this bonus clip taken from Sue Bryce's keynote at the 2019 Portrait Masters Conference, Sue talks about self-value, how positive focus can attract wealth and the concept of manifestation. Teaching self-value is one of Sue’s super powers and she does not disappoint with this talk. If you want to learn more about manifestation and self value, go to https://suebryceeducation.com/course/manifestation/ for the full video. If you wish to learn more about the business of portrait photography, the entire Sue Bryce Education library is available FOR FREE at https://suebryceeducation.com/free-access/ this week exclusively, from April 20th to April 26th.

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Apr 22, 2020
Tuesday Bonus: Posing 101
00:24:12

Have you ever heard someone say that they hate being photographed or being in front of a camera? That's because they don’t know what to do when someone is photographing them, and if you can take control and tell them what to do, you are one step ahead, and this is your chance to stand out from the other photographers. In this bonus episode, taken from an educational video available on the Sue Bryce Education website, Sue talks about how to pose people of all ages and body types in a flattering way. If you want to learn more about posing, go to https://suebryceeducation.com/12-week-startup/?view=startup-posing for the full video. If you wish to learn more about the business of portrait photography, the entire Sue Bryce Education library is available FOR FREE at https://suebryceeducation.com/free-access/ this week exclusively, from April 20th to April 26th.

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Apr 21, 2020
Monday Bonus: Money Leaks
00:27:12

Have you ever had trouble keeping and making money? You aren't alone! In this bonus episode, taken from an educational video available on the Sue Bryce Education website, Sue talks about the psychology behind the way we spend, keep, deal with, and lose money. If you want to learn more about the psychology of money, and Sue's concept of the Money Wheel of Misfortune, go to https://suebryceeducation.com/course/money-leaks/ for the full video. If you wish to learn more about the business of portrait photography, the entire Sue Bryce Education library is available FOR FREE at https://suebryceeducation.com/free-access/ this week exclusively, from April 20th to April 26th. 

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Apr 20, 2020
$2.700 Photoshoots in a Small Farm Town with Bethany Johs
00:56:51

If you have ever felt you couldn’t have a successful photography business because of your location, you aren’t alone! In today’s show, host Nikki Closser talks with Bethany Johs, an incredibly successful portrait photographer living in a small North Dakota town. Starting out as a receptionist, Bethany shares how she went from portfolio building in her living room to running a successful studio in downtown Fargo. After discovering Sue Bryce, Bethany decided to leave behind family portraits and pursue women’s portraits, starting to build her portfolio in her home with friends and family. Since joining Sue Bryce Education, Bethany has used the business model to elevate her sales and now has a $2,700 average sale. If you’ve been struggling with road blocks in your business, this is the episode for you!

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Apr 13, 2020
Bonus: My First $1000 Sale pt 3
00:17:50

Do you remember your first $1,000 sale? We often hear from photographers that raising their prices can be scary. And what we have found is that once photographers get their first great portrait sale, it can be a boost of confidence and gives them the proof they needed that they can do this! We asked Sue Bryce Education members to call in and share stories of their first $1,000 sale and the response was overwhelming! So many of you wanted to share your message with our community that we’ve decided to make this a bonus series on the podcast. Listen, learn and be inspired by today’s special bonus episode! 

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Apr 09, 2020
Money Mindset in an Economic Downturn with Sue Bryce
01:10:15

In our Sue Bryce Education Facebook Members Group, we’ve been having great conversations about what’s happening in the world right now and how it’s affecting not only our businesses but our mindset. In today’s show, host Nikki Closser is joined by Sue Bryce - an international award-winning portrait photographer based out of L.A.  Listen as Sue shares how to lift yourself up out of worry and problem-focused mindset, so you can start focusing on a solution mindset. If you’ve been looking for advice on how to move forward and grow, you won’t want to miss this episode!

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Apr 06, 2020
BONUS: Staying Busy While Staying Home
00:30:08

As we enter another week of self-quarantine, it’s important to keep busy and handle your business while at home. We asked Sue Bryce Education members to call in and share their stories and the response was overwhelming! So many of you wanted to share your message with our community that we’ve decided to make this a bonus episode on the podcast. If you’re struggling with finding motivation during these uncertain times, this is a can’t miss episode!

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Apr 02, 2020
Corporate MBA to Full-Time Photographer with Karianne Munstedt
00:47:26

“I had the comfy corporate job, making over 6 figures with all the great benefits and now I’m coming to my husband saying - I want to give that all up and take the biggest risk of my life.” In this week’s episode, host Nikki Closser is joined by Karianne Munstedt, a successful portrait photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona. Listen as Karianne shares how she went from being an Assistant Dean at a University to taking the biggest risk of her life and starting a portrait business. After spending 17 years in a career that didn’t fulfill her passion, Karianne started digging deep in photography and absorbing everything she could to further her portfolio. In 2015 Karianne discovered Sue Bryce and her whole world changed. After joining Sue Bryce Education, Karianne was able to not only leave her corporate job but was able to afford to let her husband stay at home with their newborn son. If you’re on the fence about making a life-changing career decision, this is a can’t miss episode!

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Mar 30, 2020
Bonus: My First $1,000 Sale! pt 2
00:21:42

Do you remember your first $1,000 sale? We often hear from photographers that raising their prices can be scary. And what we have found is that once photographers get their first great portrait sale, it can be a boost of confidence and gives them the proof they needed that they can do this! We asked Sue Bryce Education members to call in and share stories of their first $1,000 sale and the response was overwhelming! So many of you wanted to share your message with our community that we’ve decided to make this a bonus series on the podcast. Listen, learn and be inspired by today’s special bonus episode! 

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Mar 26, 2020
Corporate Drag to Creative Success Using Dream Shoots with Alice Prenat
01:06:20

Photography isn’t always viewed as a profession but merely a hobby and this simply isn’t true! If you’d like to hear how one photographer changed that stigma in her life, then do we have the episode for you! In this week’s episode, host Nikki Closser sits down with Alice Prenat, an award-winning international photographer operating out of New York City and Paris. Listen as Alice shares how she went from working a passionless job in the medical field to becoming a highly sought after photographer in Paris. In 2015, Alice started teaching herself photography from online resources like YouTube. It wasn’t until she attended Imaging in Atlanta, where she met Sue, that she got the courage to return home and leave her daytime job. Since then, Alice has gone on to build a business that allows her to operate a studio in one of the busiest cities in the world - New York City. Through Sue Bryce Education, Alice has realized that Sue gives you the ability to be successful in your business but it’s up to you to do the work. If you’d like to leave a job that isn’t fulfilling your passion - you won’t want to miss this episode!

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Mar 23, 2020
COVID-19 and our Photo Businesses with Sue Bryce
00:26:58

As small business owners, being prepared for changes in the economy is challenging. When a crisis hits we are flooded with information which in return can lead to fear. By breaking down this information into small, actionable steps you can better understand how to get through these challenging times and come out stronger. Focus on safety, survival, and income and what decisions you should be making in your business.

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Mar 19, 2020
Thriving Senior Photographer Makes the Decision to Go Part-Time - with Mackenzie Fugett
00:38:59

Are you struggling to find the perfect balance between family and career? If so, you aren’t alone and do we have the best episode for you! This week, host Nikki Closser sits down with Mackenzie Fugett, a highly sought after senior portrait photographer from a small Midwest town. Mackenzie started her career as a teacher before becoming an accomplished senior portrait photographer. After 4 years of solely photographing seniors, Mackenzie’s business was skyrocketing and had an average portrait sale of over $2,000 but she wasn’t able to spend the time she wanted to with her family. With Sue Bryce Education, Mackenzie was able to realize there are no right answers in life and it isn’t a straight line to success, that we need to do what makes us happy. With this advice in mind, Mackenzie was able to make the changes she needed to in her business to find a better balance and has since gone back to teaching and loving it now more than ever! If you want to break the stigma that you have to have it all or nothing, then you can’t miss this life-changing episode!

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Mar 16, 2020
Hobbyist to Profitable Photographer, Conquering Fears to Find Success with Leon McDonald
00:53:22

Have you always dreamed of owning a photography business but didn't know how to get started? If so, today’s an episode you won’t want to miss! This week, host Nikki Closser, is joined by Leon McDonald, a hobbyist turned professional portrait photographer out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Starting out photography shooting nature on the weekends, Leon shares how he went from building his portfolio in his living room and shooting weddings for free to photographing clients 3 days a week in his downtown portrait studio. After discovering Sue Bryce Education, Leon learned how to harness his fears in building a successful portrait business and now has an average portrait sale of $1,200. If you find yourself fearful in building your business and want to push past that to transform yourself, this is a can’t miss episode!

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Mar 09, 2020
Bonus: My First $1,000 Sale!
00:19:55

Today is a special episode! We often hear from people that raising their prices can be so scary and what we find is that once photographers can get that first really great portrait sale, it is such a boost of confidence and really gives you the proof you need that you can do this.  So, we did a call for entries into our “First $1000 sale hotline” asking for SBE members to call in and leave a message sharing their experience with their first $1000 sale. We set the bar for $1000 because really, that is the industry standard now for portrait pricing.  Listen, learn, and be inspired! 

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Mar 05, 2020
Burned Out Wedding Photographer to a 6 Figure Portrait Business with Ashleigh Taylor
00:59:15

“I went from being one of the best wedding photographers in my area, making great money, building my business but I wanted to take my dreams to the next level.” This week, host Nikki Closser is joined by Ashleigh Taylor, an acclaimed and award-winning photographer from Santa Barbara, California. Starting out her photography career in weddings, Ashleigh seemed to have it all - a thriving business, making great money, building a respected reputation but was slowly becoming overworked and missing out on family time. It wasn’t until meeting Sue Bryce in 2012 that Ashleigh realized she wasn’t fulfilling her passion and saw a future in photographing portraits full-time. Since joining Sue Bryce Education, Ashleigh has made the switch from full-time wedding photographer to solely photographing portraits, building meaningful connections with women in her community, and opening up her studio monthly for networking events to empower women. If you’d like to morph your business to fulfill your passion, then this is the episode for you!

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Mar 02, 2020
Boudoir and the Sue Bryce Business Model? with Arnica Spring Rae
01:04:00

Does having a successful boudoir business sound impossible to you? If so, you’ll want to hear how this next guest went from running a thriving boudoir business in not one city but two! In this week’s episode, host Nikki Closser sits down with Arnica Spring Rae, a successful portrait and commercial photographer based out of both Bozeman, Montana & Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Starting her journey at a small photography school in California, Arnica didn’t own, let alone pick up a camera for several years after graduating. Starting out by helping take portraits at a ranch, Arnica’s business rapidly started to grow into more. Feeling burnt out and with limited time to shoot outdoors, Arnica discovered Sue Bryce and started to want more for her business. With the Sue Bryce business model, Arnica was able to master the fundamentals of business, operate duel-city studios, and build meaningful relationships in her area to grow her business. If you’re looking for creative ways to kick-start your business, this is a life-changing episode!

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Feb 24, 2020
Starting Over at 60. Using Age as Your Superpower with Kitti McMeel
01:01:59

Starting over your career can be scary at any age, especially after the age of 60. But we’re here to share with you how to take your age from a limitation to your superpower! In this week’s episode, host Nikki Closser sits down with Kitti McMeel, a successful portrait photographer from Westlake Village, California. After starting her career out as a lucrative engineering psychologist, Kitti had to take a step back from business to become a caregiver to her husband after a health emergency. Seven years later, Kitti was ready to rejoin the workforce but realized how much technology had changed. Feeling lost in her career path, she found Sue Bryce. Since finding Sue Bryce Education, Kitti has blossomed her business while still keeping a perfect work/life balance. If you’re ready for the rest of your life to be your best life, this is a must-hear episode!

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Feb 17, 2020
Over $1,800 average sale using creative networking in Tampa with Kristina Houser
00:53:38

Are you looking to provide financial freedom for your family but not sure how to achieve it? Then do we have the episode for you! This week, host Nikki Closser talks with Kristina Houser, a wedding and portrait photographer based out of the Tampa Bay area. Starting out her career as a graphic designer,

Kristina was struggling to provide stability and financial freedom to her family. Soon after discovering Sue Bryce, Kristina stopped letting fear get in the way of making big moves and started using her creativity to elevate the success of her business. Through networking and community building, Kristina was able to go from charging $25 a session to becoming the family breadwinner making over $1,800 per session. Since joining Sue Bryce Education, Kristina has continued to grow her business and now manages a full-time photography studio with an attached full-service beauty salon. If you’re wanting photography to become your career, don’t miss out on this game-changing episode! 

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Feb 07, 2020
€2500 Average Sale! In a Small Belgium Town with Wendy De Craemer
01:04:55

Have you ever felt that your photography business couldn’t be successful because of your demographic? If you have, you aren’t alone! In today’s show, host Nikki Closser talks with Wendy De Cramer, an incredibly successful portrait photographer living in a small Belgium farm town. Starting out part-time, Wendy shares how she went from photographing clients in a makeshift attic studio to managing not only her warehouse studio but an in-studio beauty salon. After discovering Sue Bryce in 2012, Wendy quit her full-time teaching job and worked on mastering her craft to increase her business skill-set and pave the way for a long-lasting business plan. Since joining Sue Bryce Education, Wendy has used the business model to elevate her average sales from €5 a portrait to over €2,500 a session and has built long-lasting relationships with her clients. If you’ve been struggling with transforming your mindset, this is a can’t miss episode!

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Feb 05, 2020
From full-time teacher to making over $200,000 doing what she loves with Saray Taylor-Roman
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Have you found yourself stuck in a job that didn’t fuel your passion but not sure how to change careers? In this week’s episode, host Nikki Closser sits down with Saray Taylor-Roman, an award-winning portrait photographer from Knoxville, Tennessee. Listen as Saray shares how she went from working countless hours as a high school Spanish teacher to making over $200,000 in sales in less than 3 years in business. After spending 2 years building her portfolio, while still working full-time, Saray discovered Sue Bryce in 2013 and everything in her life changed. Soon after implementing the business model from Sue Bryce Education, Saray went on to make her first portrait sale of over $5,000 and officially opened her doors for business soon after. Since then Saray has continued to master her business by finding a better balance in her work schedule, has been able to have her husband quit his full-time job to come work for her, and paid down over $100,000 in debt from traveling. This is a can’t miss episode if you’ve been needing to make a change in your life.

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Feb 03, 2020