What a beautiful post I get to make this evening. I do not know Brooke or why she was in Paris. I also do not know how for all the thousands of locks how she found your Lock Jill but she did. I remember vividly the pain we experienced that day standing on that bridge all 8 of us girls crying and paying tribute to Bart. There is your lock Jill being shared with people all over the world, just like you wanted. Thank you Brooke, today you filled my heart and soul with love and joy tonight. My deepest gratitude to you and the beautiful friend you lost. Sue Bryce
One of the best ways I can think of to spend an afternoon in Paris involves a lot of sunshine, my best friend and many hours looking for Jill’s lock of love. We didn’t find it that first afternoon but it was amazing to be surrounded by so many expressions of love. That night as we were showing Vanessa’s husband Ray the Light that Shine video we realized Vanessa had actually come across the lock that afternoon. We couldn’t pass up an opportunity to go back and see it one more time.
Re-watching the video brought on so many emotions. Like most of us, cancer has touched the lives of some of my closest friends.
Thank you for telling Jill’s story; the story of so many women. I believe that one day no one will have to hear the words “you have cancer.”
May we all realize how beautiful we really are.
Thanks. Brooke McKenzie
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This is a long shot but the power of social media is strong.
It has been a wild ride, it has taken me 56 days to make 28 for you and I have loved every minute. I think I may get withdrawals.
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2 days to go and I’m working on a WORKBOOK for you. I am spending the next 2 days designing a workbook to take you through the challenges. See you Monday 9am PST
QUESTION: Sue do you have personalised CD products?
As you know the way I overcame the question: Can I just have a CD was the answer: Everything you purchase you get printed AND digitally. When you are delivering a product digitally, why not make that experience as beautiful as the product you created? I never wanted to burn my products to CD – to me a CD doesn’t represent the value of the product. After I presented The Folio portion of #28days I realised. If I can’t stop you from selling a digital product only. I can at least teach you to both Maximise this sale and raise the perceived value and therefore the cost. NB Yes I give the images digitally the same size as the ones they purchased (no watermark – they have paid for these images) and they keep the drive with my branding. All packaged no need to do anything else. TIP: add some advertising in there a PDF to recommend a friend, a reward voucher for their next shoot and anything else you can think of.
This is the product I choose feel – free to use the same I love them
I love the little tin and the personalised logo. But the best part was the little message on the other side. I chose to write “Beauty is the light that shines out from inside you” so I took a photo for you.
This challenge was about shooting my style of Glamour with no studio. Don’t for one minute think this was an easy challenge for me, I shot 180 images. I love shooting in my space. A space I know and trust and feel safe in. Manipulating light and finding locations on the fly is not easy. I loved the end of the day when we were looking for a location and looking for sunflare. We found this very public park in Seattle and there was hard sun and a full city view right there in my frame and we made Amanda kneel down in flowers and we found a gorgeous little spot. We blocked light and we were away. You get to watch this shoot and today I recorded more bonus video of my favourites and how I edited them. Enjoy. 28days it’s time to do the work.
I am teaching a private group Shooting Workshop One Day | New York May 7th and we have 2 spaces available for this. It’s a private small group with 5 models/2 Hair & Makeup/A full clothing stylist as they are folio building shoots. Email: email@example.com
This is a private group workshop it’s pricey this one $2500 but there are reasons why email me for more details. Remember 28 days on creativeLIVE is only $199. I do not teach workshops in person so this is a rare opportunity to come shoot with me for a day.
Sometimes I go to share something and I feel a need to hold back, then I remember I once read if you never give away your knowledge you stay stuck. If you give it away you FORCE yourself to create more. So true but the question is. What is original, NOTHING. IT’S not yours anyway you don’t own a single thing. In fact as you create there are people all over the world thinking and creating something similar they are all thinking they have original thought. Nothing is original, nothing BELONGS to you. Create, share and then create more. You will be richer don’t hold/hoard/think you are the owner. You are a vessel. That’s the gift of a teacher, of a creator, of a photographer, of a service provider. Possession is limited. Giving is divine.
If you want to learn how I shoot, do it. Learn how I make my clients feel beautiful, do it, share it. I hold no ownership over sharing this gift. Focus on the gift you give your clients, not the fear that people think you are trying to be like me. I’ve spent my career trying to emulate the best. Herb, Annie, Mario but none of them taught me how to give or connect to another human and that’s the best part. I am a portrait photographer. I love what I do. No-one has been able to stop me from sharing that, being that. Making an income and becoming successful that was my hardest lesson, allowing that to flow. I deserve success. Not because I’m a ‘Good Photographer’ but because I’m a good person and I love what I do.
Focus on what YOU love and what YOU WANT, and less on what others say.