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The Portrait System Podcast

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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… read more

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Q&A: Follow-Up with Carrie Roseman

September 23rd, 2021

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, …

How To Overcome Your Pricing Blocks with Shauna Crane

September 20th, 2021

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 …

Q&A: Parenthood & Business

September 16th, 2021

1:01:18

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 …

Successful Boudoir & Personal Branding Business in Romania with Alina Botica

September 13th, 2021

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 …

Q&A: Online Marketing & Branding with Wani Olatunde

September 9th, 2021

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 …

Newborn, Maternity and Child Photographer Oleksandra Stelmah’s Natural Style

September 6th, 2021

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 …

From Burnt Out Teacher to Successful Personal Branding and Boudoir Photographer with Kirsten White

August 30th, 2021

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 …

Photographing and Marketing For High School Seniors with Annie Marie

August 23rd, 2021

55:41

In this new episode of The Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews photographer Annie Marie who specializes in high school senior …

Q&A: Marketing & Tik Tok with David Suh

August 19th, 2021

1:00:40

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 …

From Finance to Photography & Motherhood with Wani Olatunde

August 16th, 2021

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 …

Q&A: Being a Young Entrepreneur

August 12th, 2021

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 …

How Teri Hofford Expanded Her Photography Brand With Body Positivity

August 9th, 2021

1:11:25

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 …

Q&A: Mental Blocks & Boundaries

August 5th, 2021

1:00:00

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 …

How Rodney Pedroza Went From Social Services to Full-Time Photography

August 2nd, 2021

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 …

Q&A: Follow-Up With Kate Styles

July 29th, 2021

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, …

How Kelley Norcia Quit Teaching For Photography in 2021

July 26th, 2021

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 …

Q&A: How To Work With a Make-Up Artist

July 22nd, 2021

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 …

Manifestation & Mindset with Sue Bryce

July 19th, 2021

1:09:27

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 …

Q&A: Creating Systems For Your Business

July 15th, 2021

1:00:07

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 …

How a Photograph Saved Zaakirah Muhammad’s Life

July 12th, 2021

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 …

Q&A: Achieving High Sales Numbers with Felicia Reed

July 8th, 2021

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 …

How Carrie Roseman Achieved a $6000 Portrait Sales Average

July 5th, 2021

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 …

Q&A: Mental Health and Business with Matt Stagliano

July 1st, 2021

1:01:05

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 …

How to Create Conceptual Photos That Make You Stop Scrolling with Bryce Chapman

June 28th, 2021

1:00:19

This week on the Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews photographer Bryce Chapman. Bryce is an amazing artist who creates unique …

Q&A: Marketing For Boudoir

June 24th, 2021

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 …

How Shelley Franklin Created a Successful 50-Over-50 Campaign

June 21st, 2021

54:43

Today, on the Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews photographer Shelley Franklin who tells us all about how she created a …

Q&A: Personal Branding with Jama Finney

June 17th, 2021

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 …

From Successful Model to Amazing Photographer with Jorge Suarez

June 14th, 2021

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 …

Q&A: Running a Business During the Pandemic

June 10th, 2021

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 …

UK Celebrity Photographer Dan Kennedy Shares the Secrets To His Success

June 7th, 2021

55:33

Today on the Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews UK celebrity photographer Dan Kennedy. From Whoopi Goldberg to Keira Knightley …

Going Viral With Stunning Portraits with Regis and Kahran Bethencourt

May 31st, 2021

56:50

Today's episode features two very special guests: photographers Regis and Kahran Bethencourt. Regis and Kahran specialize in photographing children …

Q&A: Personal Branding

May 27th, 2021

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 …

Boosting Your Sales with Tik Tok with David Suh

May 24th, 2021

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 …

Q&A with Emily Drew

May 20th, 2021

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 …

How SBE Mentor Lenka Jones Built Her Business in the UK

May 17th, 2021

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 …

Clubhouse Talk: Group Posing & Starting a New Business

May 12th, 2021

1:31:35

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 …

Secrets to Great Editing & How to Find a Retoucher with Pratik Naik

May 10th, 2021

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 …

Clubhouse Talk: Marketing to Seniors

May 7th, 2021

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 …

Clubhouse Talk: Follow-Up with Ashleigh Taylor

May 5th, 2021

1:03:00

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, …

How Ines Schaefer Rebuilt her Business in a New Country

May 3rd, 2021

1:01:37

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 …

Clubhouse Talk: Transforming Adversity

April 29th, 2021

1:06:35

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 …

Self-Value and Putting Yourself Out There with Sue Bryce

April 26th, 2021

1:22:34

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 …

Questions From the Audience #2 with Nikki Closser & Emily London

April 23rd, 2021

1:08:09

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. …

My First $1000 Sale pt 4

April 22nd, 2021

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 …

Advice From SBE Members

April 21st, 2021

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 …

Questions From the Audience with Nikki Closser & Cat-Ford Coates

April 20th, 2021

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 …

How to Charge Higher Prices in a Small Town with Jessica Malone

April 19th, 2021

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 …

Clubhouse Talk: Creativity

April 15th, 2021

1:08:32

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 …

How to Create Viral & Powerful Images with Latesha Bryant

April 12th, 2021

50:43

In episode 67 of the Portrait System Podcast, host Nikki Closser interviews photographer Latesha Bryant. Latesha is the founder of HERstory …

Special Announcement From Sue Bryce and the Founders

April 5th, 2021

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 …

Clubhouse Talk with Felix Kunze

April 1st, 2021

1:03:02

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, …

Celebrity Photographer Mark Mann Shares His Incredible Journey

March 29th, 2021

1:04:33

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 …

Elevating Clients' Stories Through Portraits with Matt Stagliano

March 22nd, 2021

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. …

Finding the Strength to Price Yourself Higher with Cassandra Jones

March 15th, 2021

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 …

Clubhouse Talk: Marketing

March 12th, 2021

1:08:39

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 …

Sue Bryce Teaches How Brand Clarity Leads to Sales

March 8th, 2021

1:06:53

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 …

Clubhouse Talk: Self-Value

March 4th, 2021

1:19:13

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.

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

March 1st, 2021

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 …

Clubhouse Talk: Personal and Business Branding

February 25th, 2021

1:01:14

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 …

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

February 22nd, 2021

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 …

How to Find Success as a Senior Photographer with Olivia Renee

February 15th, 2021

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 …

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

February 11th, 2021

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 …

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

February 8th, 2021

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 …

How Stacey Hanlon Conquered her Fears to Build her Business

February 1st, 2021

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 …

Sue Bryce on Valuing Your Work and Increasing Your Income

January 25th, 2021

1:19:29

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 …

Bronze to Silver: Level up your Portrait Masters Awards Submission

January 21st, 2021

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 …

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

January 18th, 2021

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 …

How D’Artagnan Winford Communicates with Clients to Create Jaw-Dropping Portraits

January 11th, 2021

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 …

Staying Positive Through the Obstacles with Kris Robinson

January 4th, 2021

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 …

Level Up and Set Goals for 2021 with Sue Bryce

December 28th, 2020

1:12:44

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 …

From the Military to the Medical Field to Photography: Donnamaria Jones’ Incredible Journey

December 21st, 2020

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 …

How Former Wedding Photographer Shar Devine Manifested her Portrait Business

December 14th, 2020

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 …

How Nataliya Lalor Built a Six-Figure Family Photography Business in Two Years with SBE

December 7th, 2020

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 …

How Lara Jade Became a Successful Fashion Photographer After Being Told "No"

November 30th, 2020

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 …

Sue Bryce’s Former Videographer Tells us her Own Success Story - with Casey Littler

November 23rd, 2020

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 …

Bonus: 12 Week Startup - Launch

November 19th, 2020

1:16:20

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 …

How Emily Jane Beat Self-Doubt and Created a Unique Bridal Boutique & Portrait Studio Business

November 16th, 2020

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 …

Bonus: 12 Week Startup - Photoshop Hacks

November 12th, 2020

1:06:08

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 …

How Paula Brennan Makes $10,000 in a Day with Special Personal Branding Photoshoots

November 9th, 2020

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 …

Bonus: 12 Week Startup - Confidence & Networking

November 5th, 2020

1:05:18

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 …

How Felicia Reed Made Her Business Stronger through the Pandemic

November 2nd, 2020

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 …

Bonus: 12 Week Startup - Makeup and Hair

October 29th, 2020

1:06:48

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 …

Why Kara Marie’s Clients Spend Over $5000 on Boudoir Photoshoots

October 26th, 2020

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 …

Bonus: 12 Week Startup - Design Hacks

October 22nd, 2020

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 …

Canon Explorer of Light Michele Celentano Gives you the Secrets to Posing

October 19th, 2020

1:05:58

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 …

Master of Lighting Felix Kunze shares his Strategy for Success

October 16th, 2020

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 …

Bonus: 12 Week Startup - Posing

October 15th, 2020

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 …

Fired from Customer Service job, Jasmine Newton Blossoms into a Hyper Successful Photographer

October 12th, 2020

1:20:02

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 …

Bonus: 12 Week Startup - Marketing

October 8th, 2020

1:07:09

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 …

School Teacher Turned Entrepreneur Makes 6 Figures within the 1st Year with Anita Watkins

October 5th, 2020

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 …

Bonus: 12 Week Startup - Lighting

October 1st, 2020

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 …

Using Video Marketing to Boost your Sales with Sally Sargood

September 28th, 2020

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. …

Nurse Turned Photographer Ang McCabe Tells all about Switching Jobs, Creating her Business, and Having a Family

September 24th, 2020

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 …

Wedding Photographer Susan Stripling Shares How She Deals with 2020

September 21st, 2020

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 …

Bonus: 12 Week Startup - Sales

September 17th, 2020

1:04:58

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 …

180 Loser: How Athlete, Model and Photographer Peter Hurley Failed Upward

September 14th, 2020

1:16:56

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 …

Bonus: 12 Week Startup - Camera Basics

September 10th, 2020

1:04:36

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 …

Successful Fashion and Magazine Photographer Kate Whyte Does it All from her Home Studio

September 7th, 2020

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 …

Bonus: 12 Week Startup - Pricing & Product

September 3rd, 2020

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 …

World-Renowned Wedding Photographer Jerry Ghionis Shares the Personal and Professional Struggles he Faced on his Way to Success

August 31st, 2020

1:13:53

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 …

Bonus: 12 Week Startup - Studio Setup

August 27th, 2020

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 …

How Dress Designer Trista Smith Partnered with Photographers to Grow her Business to a Huge Success

August 24th, 2020

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 …

Hairstylist, Author & TV Star Tabatha Coffey Talks Overcoming Fear & Self-Doubt in Business

August 17th, 2020

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, …

Celebrity Photographer & Published Author Matthew Jordan Smith Shares How he Turned his Passion into Success

August 10th, 2020

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 …

How Jai Mayhew Empowers Everyday Women and Turns them into Supermodels

August 3rd, 2020

38:58

In this week's episode, host Nikki Closser interviews Jai Mayhew, an incredibly successful and talented photographer with a unique story. Before …

Realizing your Self-Worth and Jumping from $50 to $2000 per Photoshoot with Emma Burcusel

July 27th, 2020

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 …

Overcoming Insecurities and Networking Her Way to Success with Tammy Zurak

July 20th, 2020

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 …

Bonus: Secrets to a Winning Image with Head Judge Richard Wood

July 16th, 2020

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 …

Aerospace Engineer Uses Photography to have a Fulfilling and Profitable Retirement with Bassam Sabbagh

July 13th, 2020

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 …

Bonus: When You Can't Do "Normal" Photoshoots #2

July 9th, 2020

1:01:03

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 …

Working Full Time While Running a Photography Business with Lindsey Snavely

July 6th, 2020

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, …

How the SBE Model Helped Kelly Day to Support her Family After Leaving Her Job

June 29th, 2020

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 …

Using Same-Day Reveals to Build the Life She Loves with Hadonica Murphy

June 22nd, 2020

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! …

Bonus: When You Can't Do "Normal" Photoshoots

June 18th, 2020

1:11:30

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. …

Following her Dream and Making $3500 per Photoshoot Using Paid Ads with Angi Lewis

June 15th, 2020

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 …

From Bartender to Making $3200 per Photoshoot with a Full Fledged Studio with Cat Ford-Coates

June 8th, 2020

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 …

Going Back to Photography after 20 years as a School Counselor with Julie Ulstrup

June 1st, 2020

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, …

How Mitzi Starkweather Nearly Doubled Her Photography Income by Hiring Her Husband

May 25th, 2020

1:02:14

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 …

Nikki Closser Shares Her Story: From Burned Out Social Worker to Successful Photographer

May 18th, 2020

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 …

Building a Multi-Genre Photography Business Using the SBE Model with Joanna Booth

May 11th, 2020

1:13:22

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 …

$20k in Debt to Making $2,400/shoot with Gerson Lopes

May 4th, 2020

1:10:45

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 …

Stay-at-Home Mom Makes $4500/shoot Using Cultural Portraits with Mapuana Reed

April 27th, 2020

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 …

Friday Bonus: Photoshoot Consultation

April 24th, 2020

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 …

Thursday Bonus: Marketing Intensive

April 23rd, 2020

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 …

Wednesday Bonus: Manifestation

April 22nd, 2020

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 …

Tuesday Bonus: Posing 101

April 21st, 2020

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 …

Monday Bonus: Money Leaks

April 20th, 2020

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 …

$2.700 Photoshoots in a Small Farm Town with Bethany Johs

April 13th, 2020

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 …

Bonus: My First $1000 Sale pt 3

April 9th, 2020

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 …

Money Mindset in an Economic Downturn with Sue Bryce

April 6th, 2020

1:10:15

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, …

BONUS: Staying Busy While Staying Home

April 2nd, 2020

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! …

Corporate MBA to Full-Time Photographer with Karianne Munstedt

March 30th, 2020

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 …

Bonus: My First $1,000 Sale! pt 2

March 26th, 2020

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 …

Corporate Drag to Creative Success Using Dream Shoots with Alice Prenat

March 23rd, 2020

1:06:20

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 …

COVID-19 and our Photo Businesses with Sue Bryce

March 19th, 2020

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, …

Thriving Senior Photographer Makes the Decision to Go Part-Time - with Mackenzie Fugett

March 16th, 2020

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 …

Hobbyist to Profitable Photographer, Conquering Fears to Find Success with Leon McDonald

March 9th, 2020

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 …

Bonus: My First $1,000 Sale!

March 5th, 2020

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 …

Burned Out Wedding Photographer to a 6 Figure Portrait Business with Ashleigh Taylor

March 2nd, 2020

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 …

Boudoir and the Sue Bryce Business Model? with Arnica Spring Rae

February 24th, 2020

1:04:00

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 …

Starting Over at 60. Using Age as Your Superpower with Kitti McMeel

February 17th, 2020

1:01:59

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 …

Over $1,800 average sale using creative networking in Tampa with Kristina Houser

February 7th, 2020

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 …

€2500 Average Sale! In a Small Belgium Town with Wendy De Craemer

February 5th, 2020

1:04:55

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, …

From full-time teacher to making over $200,000 doing what she loves with Saray Taylor-Roman

February 3rd, 2020

1:06:35

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 …

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