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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.

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.

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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Clubhouse Talk: Creativity

4/15/2021
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.

Duration:01:09:11

How to Create Viral & Powerful Images with Latesha Bryant

4/12/2021
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...

Duration:00:51:21

Special Announcement From Sue Bryce and the Founders

4/5/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:59

Clubhouse Talk with Felix Kunze

4/1/2021
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.

Duration:01:03:41

Celebrity Photographer Mark Mann Shares His Incredible Journey

3/29/2021
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...

Duration:01:05:13

Elevating Clients' Stories Through Portraits with Matt Stagliano

3/22/2021
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...

Duration:00:46:45

Finding the Strength to Price Yourself Higher with Cassandra Jones

3/15/2021
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...

Duration:00:58:55

Clubhouse Talk: Marketing

3/12/2021
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.

Duration:01:09:18

Sue Bryce Teaches How Brand Clarity Leads to Sales

3/8/2021
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...

Duration:01:07:32

Clubhouse Talk: Self-Value

3/4/2021
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.

Duration:01:19:52

Learning about Money from SBE to Achieve Big Sales with Darina Neyret

3/1/2021
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....

Duration:00:55:14

Clubhouse Talk: Personal and Business Branding

2/25/2021
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.

Duration:01:01:53

How a Campaign Transformed a Busy Mom's Business with Crystal Byrd Uqdah

2/22/2021
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...

Duration:00:55:54

How to Find Success as a Senior Photographer with Olivia Renee

2/15/2021
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...

Duration:00:59:46

Bronze to Silver: Level up your Portrait Masters Awards Submission Part II

2/11/2021
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...

Duration:00:58:38

How Jana Marcus Made 100k in 2020 with the SBE Model

2/8/2021
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...

Duration:00:58:10

How Stacey Hanlon Conquered her Fears to Build her Business

2/1/2021
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...

Duration:00:43:55

Sue Bryce on Valuing Your Work and Increasing Your Income

1/25/2021
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....

Duration:01:20:39

Bronze to Silver: Level up your Portrait Masters Awards Submission

1/21/2021
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...

Duration:00:57:47

How Photographer Richard Wood Maximizes His Chances to Sell with Unique Reveals

1/18/2021
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...

Duration:00:48:57