Success Stories

Julie's Story (2 minute special surprise!)

May I introduce you to Julie?  

Julie is sharing her personal experience and outcomes with Thrive. She shared her happy dance video in our Thriver's only private Facebook group - it was never meant for you to see. But with her permission, you're getting the chance to peek inside Julie's business and see for yourself the real outcomes that being a Thrive Owner can manifest.

I'm so excited to share this 2-minute video!

Jess's Success Story

This is our next installment of The HER WAY Series, featuring the very different but each wildly successful for her personal goals, photography businesses of incredible women.

Installment 1 was Katie's story (a military wife of 2 babies who replaced her full-time teaching salary with her part-time photography dream biz). Installment 2 shared Brooke's story (a full-time studio owner who went from frazzled to expanding yet balanced)

Today, I'm sharing our 3rd Success Story, this time featuring Jess Newman. A single mom who took a huge leap, leaving her corporate job and building a thriving photography business that is supporting her family, bringing in $10K a month AND the best part... Jess gets to be involved in her kid's schools, meet them for lunch and be the mom she dreamed of being.

Brooke's Success Story

Welcome to the third installment of 'She did it HER way' If you missed Katie's story - it's amazing!

Today, I'm excited to share Brooke's story with you. Brooke was already doing great things in her photography business including reaching that big 6-figure mark. What she didn't have was balance. Brooke was running in all directions at all times. Feeling exhausted, guilty and overwhelmed - she needed a solution. Enter - The Thriving Photographer™.

The thing about Thrive though is that it has the strategies, and all the steps you need, but you have to be the one to drop them into your business. Brooke started doing just that... This is her story. (Oh and spoiler alert - everything, including her already remarkable revenue went WAY UP!)

Katie's Success Story


For me, there is a difference between success and thriving. Success is something people see from the outside. Maybe it's a great title, a large home, a fun car. Success is the outward appearance of achievement. Thriving, on the other hand, is more so an inward feeling. It is accomplishing goals for the lifestyle you want and feeling good about life through the process.

That's why Thrive was named, 'The Thriving Photographer.' To me thriving means that YOU set the terms for your success. If it had been called 'the successful photographer', someone else might be setting the terms for you and that's not why any of us take on starting our own business.

One of my favorite things about my Thrivers (as I affectionately refer to our members) is that their goals and dreams are as different as their photography styles and specialties.

Today I want to introduce you to Katie of Kathryn Lee Photography. Katie is a military spouse, with a toddler and a baby. Her dream was to stay home and make her passion for photography, a part-time business. Could she do it? Could her little business really make a contribution to her family? Here's her story...