Portrait Startup

 

Portrait Startup

 

Lesson Info

Where do You Start?

okay where did he stab so I pelt you and I pelt you with all these had listens and you really got to go back to how we started the day how he started wednesday we've got nine areas of startup business that we have broken down and the first place you need to start is the one that terrifies you the most and you need to take little steps to learn and grow and just that category go easy on yourself you don't have to get all nine steps down in a month some of these lessons took me years and years and years but just identify them as a block or a problem or hurdle if you're pricing evolution is growing discuss your pricing with friends as instead of being I'm broke I can't afford it I can't sustain this income people charge so much lisa mae I'm not making it I'm gonna have to quit and get a job tune it into I am learning how to grow my income with photography I am learning howto evolve my priceless in my sales by taking supervises workshop I am listening to advance my business in selling myse...

lf I am learning every day to be a bit of photographer and be kind because if you listen to this hope and that message this hope and their reformation this hope that you're actually becoming because you are but if you're talking and limits that's all you're going to get is just constant limits and constant limits now you can follow multiple educators you can follow I have people that just follow me I have people that follow me and three others I have people that just didn't really love a little bit of education from everybody all right but the best foundation course I ever laid out was twenty eight days twenty eight days was the workshop I did for creative life that basically was twenty eight videos and then it became thirty four videos and it just didn't stop infect somebody wrote on embassy the other day it's called twenty eight months now if you join twenty eight day study group on facebook you can actually work through each video with two thousand other photographers building their brands the mentors aaron there it works I created a website on surprise dot com it is two hundred videos on their advance videos d I y painting your own backdrops making flower crowns from nothing I have gone tio every way of showing you a heck way of doing something on surprise dot com I put money talks there twenty five videos and they're talking about money from a victim level two survivor manager to being proficient with money to actually accumulating it to investing it because all these workshops out they teach you how to invest money but nobody teaches you had apparent next week and I wass living week by week behind with day and I know what it's like to have a physical reaction to what turned up in your little box when it's a bill and you can't pay it and you know what it's kind of like I want to teach all levels but these two looting my della he's right now they are everything I've got and they couldn't be more incredible for what I started out the journey in which I've done it how I shoot the evolution of my lighting the evolution of money the evolution of pricing and on supervised dot com we're going to go deeper into nine areas next twelve weeks we're going to focus on one area every week and just pull it apart and I'm going to do more more more videos because it's going to free you and get you to the next level there is a community off photographers so what's the problem with this community is we get lost in it now I I love the facebook community I love convocation I created it I created it so we could talk to me so you could talk to mae on my website and then what I did was they created a critique software you could get your marketing and your photographs critiqued all right I've put out everything I could possibly put out there and now I need you to choose what it is you want to focus on winning but I need you to get out of your own way at the same time because I can just keep laying out listens and listens and listened and I'm still going to go back to you people ask me all the time why don't I mentor one on one I can't do it I've tried I would go to p people pay me a lot of money to go to the studio for day and use that money this part of that money that's enticing but I can't do it do you know why because they would go and you would be saying should I shoot by this window where should I shoot here tell me how did pose like this tell me how to pose three woman tell me had opposed cuvee woman tell me all I want to do is sit down and talk about you all I want to do is sit down and talk about what's not working with you and I realized that that that's not how I could teach because I need to shift the personal staff it's the personal stuff that gets in the way you've got to do the work and you've got to do what it takes to do the work but you can't lose sight of what you love in the air and when I say what you love what you own what you're working towards because it's very very easy to lose sight ofthe were you going like what are you building what are you trying so hard to do like you just trying to get paid or you trying to build a business that's going to pay you back or you know the definition of a business arnett is somebody that doesn't need to be in the city they could be somewhere completely s and they're still making money that's a business owner but when you were a photographer working in your own business you're getting paid but if you're not working you're not getting paid technically that's a job and you're just your own boss so I kind of and fighting with this idea constantly to teach photographers had a b in business it just teach them how to get paid in men is the money because I found most of you don't want to be in business you just don't want to be in debt and the wind thing is is if most of you was supported reasonably you pretty much do it for free cause you like it so much anyway so you're actually not working towards anything how can you tell the universe what you want sorry how can you say to the universe I'm not getting what I want and the universe is like um it didn't tell us what you wanted you know declaring what you want and earning it is the festive to actually making it come true I ask this christian every single time tell me what you want to clear it own it and be specific now he's a really good lesson I wake up every single day and I think about what I want I hold it in my mind and you can call it meditation you can call it prayer you can call a quiet time I lie and bid and I hold the idea of what is coming to may to my heart I visualize it coming to fruition I imagined myself getting it excited about it I think about how awesome my life will be once it arrives I see myself doing it and I think about it I think about it like it's happening yes I do all of that but then I do the one thing that makes it come true I spend the whole day thinking about how to get it I think about creative solutions I look for opportunities I look for what tag words that bring out the thing that I want like oh my gosh I was just thinking I want that warehouse and I walked in and there's a sign for a wee house down the road for sale exactly what I want magic or I was looking for it but I don't wake up every day I I can't I won't I don't a shame and guilt in pain and nothingness and I'm not good enough and I could never have this and I could never have that and I can okay sometimes I do cause I did that for years and years and years and years but the truth is is that what I do it's not magic manifestation I hold what I want in my mind every morning I dedicate time to what I want and what I want to create and then I hold it in my mind and then I take action towards it every single day I look for opportunity around it and I change something and some days I change nothing but you know the saying if you do what you've always done you'll get what you've always gotten so if you change nothing nothing changes and then I know that if I want to make change I've got to make a daily practice every day of taking one step forward and why is that so hard like why do we struggle so much just to take action and that is because we do everything we take action with guilt and shame instead of taking action with pride and confidence love joy and honor and then that would be my advice take action and anything it doesn't matter what it is even if it's just I'm gonna take action on my ownership I'm gonna take action on telling the universal god or whoever it is you talk to what I want and I don't say can I have a ferrari and maybe like a big house I'm like I want this many shoots a year I want this many a sales I want this mini I want this much average I want this I want this to happen I want four workshops I want this I want this I am vision that I've got everything it takes to bring to the table everything to make that come to fruition I value it I value the exchange and it comes back to me and every year my dreams get bigger and bigger and my goals get bigger and bigger and I get frightened again and then I remember I've been here before I've done this before I can do this I'm excited about this I'm not asking for a mention I'm just asking to take action doing what I love every single day and it's working so I beg you to do the same in question I was going to come up here and join you um man why is it that I'm always speechless that they your lessons thiss has been an incredible workshop uh thank you there are so many comments in in the chat rooms and keep those coming in ted goat oh soo's facebook page and keep those coming but I think you started this class on because I wrote it down um talking about hurdles and saying that they don't stop they're just different and I feel like that's what you've just come back around teo but giving us an empowering us with tools to work through that and I just always say like oh it's always going to be there it's always going to be a hurdle but here's what toe wake up everyday and do I don't mind hit does because I can smash through hit does what I can't what I struggle with a belief systems that you believe something so greatly that is the truth to you you can't shift that like I have been confronted uh emotionally I've been confronted financially I've bean confronted you know on every level physically within owning a business and every level that I've been confronted in was a solid belief system that it couldn't change or wasn't gonna be different or pour me or it's not right or it's not fear and you know even now I just know can I our shares something really personal I actually got laryngitis due to reflux I had quite severe reflects for seven days and I got acid larrin chide us which is how I got six I head building up to my creative live being coming sick and sick and then that happened I just felt hijacked my voice was slowly going on day one and I was shocked by it I don't hold any illness in my body because I don't hold any blocked emotion anymore I was a very sick very overweight girl for many years because I had a lot of block stuff that I didn't I had to speak out but in there to speak for myself and last week three things happened on a personal level two may that were weighing on my chest like somebody was standing on it and I actually was unable to move the emotion around those three situations one was grief one was fear over taking a step and one was anger and those three emotions were like somebody was just stabbing me like this repeatedly and by wednesday I'd lost my voice on tuesday sorry thursday I'd lost my voice on tuesday I ask tina and my other my friend okay he's sitting right here to come with me and we went back to my hotel room and I could not speak so I could only whisper is you will remember and I asked the girls to hold a space for me so I could emotionally express my truth within what I was feeling all this pain and anger and and at this moment at a cellular level I was very sick but the truth is is I knew it was just trapped emotion and in order to get it out ahead to tune it back into words and back into tears and scream it out and cried out for three hours these to listen to me while I cried and screamed and railed and by the end of it I had maybe team percent twenty percent of my voice back and I keep going through the night I keep confronting it in in the morning it started to heal and by saturday I had my voice back but I was of course exhausted something that there is something that's very real to me the fact that I can confront something now so quickly within my body and react to it and parrot out of my body and just not hold on to it is extraordinary being that I've actually had my gall bladder removed I've had an organ collects in my body which is resentment by the way and removed because I was unable to express myself to speak up for myself to own my own feelings to be important enough or worthy enough to say I'm bloody angry right now and I have every right to be I never used to think I was good enough to say how I feel I never thought about that I was good enough to speak out for myself I never felt like I was good enough to be anything so I just sent there and keep eating it and getting sicker and sicker and sicker and swallowing my own pain my own anger and now I feel very differently the hard part for nikki and kenna was I was grieving and I was angry and I was in fear over situations uh was for them to hold the space for me around my feelings and what I was responsible for not the people that were making me feel that way because your natural reaction and neutering someone is to say you know that bastard or let me help you but I was like no I need to own my anger and my grief in my fear and my pain because it's on my chest and it's hurting me irregardless of what that person is down and so to hold that space for somebody yourself toe hold that space for yourself you have to go through a process off ownership and deserving this and deserve ability or you know honor and self love that you could get teo and to get to the takes quite the duty but watching myself go through that process this week was an extraordinary eye opener to what I can change and shift and confront within myself and if I can show you that truth and teach you that I can change everything about your path on behalf of everybody out there thank you for sharing your truth um it was a tremendous honor and experience to actually witness that um for you and that truth allows people at home that you just shared to um look deeper into their own so I can't wait to see what you keep putting out in terms of content my goodness um I feel like every time you hear that it's just the beginning of more and more more so I'm becoming too so you are you're changing everyone's becoming and I'm also becoming an eye for I've bean so suppressed for so long with my own voice with my own pain that I feel like my becoming is saving me it I'm stepping up into mohr off what I didn't even know was inside me I feel like becoming is we all need to be becoming so that we can keep moving forward instead of giving ourselves the limit off you can't

Class Description


When Sue Bryce taught her first CreativeLive class in 2012, she reinvented the category of glamour photography. That workshop inspired thousands of photographers to create a new kind of portrait photography business.

During this special event, you’ll hear from Sue again and meet nine photographers who changed the trajectory of their business and their lives thanks to inspiration they found in Sue’s CreativeLive classes.

In Portrait Startup, you’ll find out exactly what these photographers did to transform their fledgling photography operations into sophisticated, profitable businesses. You’ll learn about what it takes to build a profitable photography business and Sue will detail the Areas of Mastery required to run and sustain it. 

You’ll learn about:  

  • Cameras & Lighting
  • Studio or Location
  • Website & Portfolio
  • Marketing & Design
  • Social Media & Connection
  • Price & Product
  • Sales & Selling
  • Money Management
Sue will discuss the essential elements for building a successful glamour photography studio and you’ll get specific, tactical insights for doing it yourself.

Each of the guest photographers will share their own unique story of following Sue's business model and they’ll provide intimate details on what they've discovered and what worked (or didn't) for them. Sue will share the secrets behind her wildly effective Reveal Wall and share strategies that guarantee sales while keeping clients happy and eager to refer you to their friends.

If you want to build a photography business that celebrates the beauty inherent in all women, while running a business that provides for you and your family, join Sue Bryce and guests for Portrait Startup and learn how to build a business and life that you love.

Click here for the Complete Sue Bryce collection.