Praise for Thrive

 

6-Figures & I have more time with my family now!

Brooke Bryand

Military Wife, 2 Toddlers & $1600 Sales Part-Time

Katie Lee


My hubby quit his full time job! 3 year update.

Brittany lauren

Our Review after The Thrive Experience (Leah flew to us)!

dan & Krystal Brayton


Nat Tansill / Arizona, USA

Prior to starting Thrive, I was a busy mom with two little ones under two who had big dreams but without a way to reach them. I had a passion for photography - but as you probably have realized, running a profitable photography business relies on much more than beautiful photos.

I knew NOTHING about business or marketing or pricing, and The Thriving Photographer quite literally took the guesswork out for me. I had dreams of spoiling clients and making people feel cherished, loved, and beautiful - but I was overworked, burnt out, and honestly couldn't give what I didn't have.

I went from charging $125 for everything and quite literally losing money as a business to averaging $1000 per client. I knew what my dreams were and The Thriving Photographer has allowed me to reach it. Thank you Leah for this amazing program and community!

If you're on the fence, just do it! You really won't regret it!

- Nat Tansill


AMANDA BRUNNGRABER  /  MICHIGAN, USA

Leah,

Thrive, and you, of course, have changed my life in so many ways.  The day I decided to be a stay at home Mom was tough. First it was financially tough because we would be surviving on one income, having just built our forever home. (CRAZY!?!)  Then 14 months later baby number two appeared, and now finances were even tougher.  Plus, Mommy was going a little crazy and prayed for direction.  God handed me a camera. Two years later, things were even crazier and you showed up in my life and said, "Let's Thrive!"  I said, no way, this cannot be done in my area, but I need something to make this work for me and my family.  So I said Yes!  Meanwhile, baby number three shows up and now we have a party, but I have a bit more time and resources. 

Thrive has given me so much.  It has pushed me to strive, to go places that I never would have gone, to charge prices I never would have charged, and to give my clients an experience that I knew I wanted to give, but didn't know where to begin.  The confidence I have gained, in and of itself is priceless.  My hubby and I often talk about how thankful we are for Thrive. It was a game changer.  

So, since thrive, I have been able to charge 3 or 4 times what I was charging. I have gained clients who aren't just clients, but friends because of the relationships I have been able to build with them. I shot five weddings this year and brought in enough income to cover over 15 from 4 years ago. I also have canvases in the hands of just about every single client I have shot in the last three years. I know their images are actually getting displayed and enjoyed, instead of just sitting on a crappy disc

I am thankful that one day I stumbled upon your blog. (Divine intervention…)  I am thankful that I jumped into Thrive scared and doubtful. I am thankful to have met you in person and that you have been so vulnerable.  I am thankful for this journey.

You have changed so many lives with your program. You could have chosen to keep it all to yourself and just kept on doing your thing, but instead you chose to make it more and share with the world.  You chose to share not only your program but yourself. You are an amazing person, with an amazing heart. 

Forever thankful.

Amanda


Nine year old shares what Thrive did for his mom.

TIFFANY HINES

Senior Photog, Single Mom Avg Sale $1,800!

Jess Newman


Stephanie Regner / Connecticut, USA

I have to say the biggest thing that Thrive has helped me with is being confident in myself.  I now know how to speak to clients, how to get clients in the door, how I’m going to bring in the money, and sooo much more!

Leah did such a great job making the program perfect for any photographer.  If you are debating whether or not to get Thrive, don’t debate anymore.  Get it NOW!  You definitely won’t regret it!

- Stephanie Regner 

 


 

Grace Presely / Missouri, USA

THRIVE was exactly what I needed.  Thrive offers the tools to take your business to that next level.  It's pretty amazing to have this program that puts everything in perspective and gives me the ability to shape my business and reach my goals.

Not only does Leah talk from experience - she is sharing such awesome knowledge.  I honestly do not think I could have found another program like THRIVE.

Grace Presely 


Military Wife with Two Toddlers

Chelsea Humphreys

From an avg. sale of $325 to $1,355

Jill Kuykendall


Katie Dudley / Utah, USA

I just came home from my 3rd session premiere, and I am LOVING how this all works!!!  It seriously is the best to see your clients enjoy their images and then go (no brainer) for that middle collection.  I was missing out on SO MUCH when I only did shoot and burn or an online gallery order.  More than just the $$, it's the whole experience.  I loved seeing them laugh and 'ooo' over the images and wanting to buy things (I just sat back and answered their questions - no selling whatsoever). This is where it's at, my friends.

Thank YOU, Thrivers, for all of your inspiration!  There is no way I could have taken that leap of faith without this group.  And thank you, Leah Remillet!

XO

Katie Dudley


From Giving Up to Thriving

Denise Belanger

I Started Day 1 with Thrive

Julie Goetzinger


Tara Eveland / Illinois, USA

I just paid off my jeep!  It was on an 18-month contract, and I was able to straight out pay it off with Cash in less than SIX MONTHS!  Wow, I am happy!

Thanks to this program, it made my income go up at least 5x what it was!  My average sale used to be not even $100.  I was giving stuff away.  Now I have wonderful clients that appreciate me, and my average sale is $5-600, which is wonderful in this small, rural southern Illinois town I live in.

I want to thank you personally for the inspiration, ideas, and motivation to really truly be thriving.  It has been such a life changing experience for my business, myself, my clients, and family.  Also, as a Christian, I want to say, thank the Lord for His blessings in allowing me to find the program and use it to change my life!

Anyone can make your program work; I'm proof of it!  Thank you!!

- Tara Eveland 


From $300 Sales to $2300 Sales

Lauren Mallard 

10 Kids, Part-Time, $15K a Month!

Emily Thompson


Melissa White / California, USA

I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am for all your THRIVE program... It has given me confidence to take my business to a place I never even dreamed of!

My first sale after implementing Thrive back in December was a $2,800 sale!!  I only had the guts to pull that whole thing off with your encouragement and support.  I have since implemented a modified version from your sales technique for my 2013 seniors who had not yet placed orders on the online gallery - I turned $0 orders into $4,535 and counting!  That is not even with THRIVE fully in place or all the bells and whistles employed.  Just in-person sales alone!  You have done that for me, for my family.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I now have a plan, direction, and purpose.  I will not be working endless hours for pennies at the expense of my life or my family ANYMORE!!

What I do has value... my TIME has value.  You have helped me see that and how to translate that knowledge into POWER!  For that I am ETERNALLY grateful!  I am moving forward and THRIVING!  2013 is going to be BIG for Melissa White Photography and tremendously better for me and my family!  Bless you, Leah!

Melissa White


Nicole Martin / Utah, USA

I love that Leah has been so open and honest about how she runs her SUCCESSFUL business and the things that work for her.  Lots of photographers are not willing to share and lift other new photographers up.  I am so appreciative to the ones that are so encouraging and supportive to us “newbies,” and Leah just went the extra mile with this really neat program.

I also need to add probably that the most important element I have been able to gain from this program SO FAR, and again I am not even all the way through it… is CONFIDENCE.  Seriously, Leah is so good at helping you see your personal worth.  You can feel her true excitement for you in her voice and in her day to day interaction in our Thriving Forum.  She truly does care.  She truly does want to see us absolutely kick butt and be successful.  It feels so great to have a team of new friends and sort of a “Thrive Family” all helping you along your way and to bounce ideas off of.

Lastly, I have to share that at my first in-person sale, armed with the tools I needed (given to me from The Thriving Photographer) and prepared to go out and kick butt… I came home with a check for almost $2000.  Seriously!  I ALMOST didn’t want to cash the check and just frame it as a reminder.  I am already seeing new successes, and I still have lots of really neat new goals and plans to apply to my life and to my business.  I know it’s only going to get better.

Leah is right; there is nothing more important than your family, and our time is precious.  Thanks to The Thriving Photographer, I will no longer be giving it away so “freely.”  Thank you for literally changing my life!

- Nicole Martin


Six Figures in a Small Town

Sarah Sunstrom

Full Time Studio with Staff

Lindsey Van Roy


Heather Kelly / British Columbia, Canada

You’ve put together something exceptional here, and I think you deserve to know that.

I’ve silently stalked your blog, as so many others do, for a couple months now.  I’m the kind of girl who likes to know as much as possible about a situation before attacking it full tilt.  I have a tendency to research things more thoroughly than most.  I bought The Thriving Photographer on a complete leap of faith.  To be honest, I was worried that it would be a disappointment as so many other e-books and seminars have been.  I have never been so thankful that I took the leap of faith.

I thought it was probably some marketing gimmick to have comments posted saying this was worth $1500 or $2000.  I was wrong.  The information you offer is solid, logical, easy to follow and easy to implement.  And its valuable.  Specifically, the information you provided about how to brand your business and how to create relationships with other businesses makes this more than worth the price.  I have spent the last couple months trying to put together a plan for starting and running my business.  I wasn’t willing to sacrifice quality or my reputation by floundering through my first year or two of business.  I wanted to do it right.  The Thriving Photographer provides answers to all the questions I couldn’t get answered elsewhere and to all the questions I didn’t know I needed to ask.

I think that anyone who is saying they can’t afford this isn’t being honest with themselves.  If you want this enough, you can find a way to get it. After all, you found a way to purchase your camera, and that was probably far more expensive.

Leah, you’ve done an incredible job with this.  Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into this.  And most of all, thank you for not holding anything back and giving us the resources to be successful without the years of trial and error.

- Heather Kelly 


Stephanie Sullins / Missouri, USA

If you are a professional photographer or are on your way to becoming a professional photographer, out of all the other things I have read, listened to, etc., The Thriving Photographer has to be the most comprehensive photography business training tool available.  I have listened to the audio training all the way through at least 4 times.  I was very leery about spending money on this, but it just seemed like it was totally worth it.  Leah is very down to earth and very honest, and knowing these things and that she has a money back guarantee, I decided to go 4 it!

Leah wants to see me succeed!!  Wow!  How awesome that she wants to help uplift me and my business!  You guys have to understand, this is a fellow photographer that would give you the shirt off her back if you needed it.

When you purchase The Thriving Photographer set, you get to be in a secret group on Facebook with other “Thrivers,” including Leah.  These people become like your family or best friends…you are able to talk things out with them about your business that you can’t just do with anyone.

Thank you, Leah!!  I really appreciate you so much!

- Steph Sullins


Mom on Maternity Leave

Nadine Medina

Thriving Internationally

Eti Mehager


Nicole Martin / Melbourne, Australia

I have been struggling with two key aspects of my business since I started:  pricing and marketing.  I have trawled the net for at least 3 years looking for the answers.  I bought Easy as Pie and Lux Undercover and another pricing formula after rave reviews from other photographers on the net, but it still didn’t feel quite right.  I was getting inquiries but I wasn’t getting many bookings.  I doubted my talent; I doubted my prices; I doubted the whole idea of quitting my mundane office job to follow my dream.  I was losing my confidence fast.

That changed when I introduced myself on Chic Critique and mentioned my struggles.  Another forum member said she understood where I was coming from and was singing the praises of The Thriving Photographer.  I bit the bullet and bought the program that day.  And WOW!!  It is honest and informative and takes you through everything from pricing, planning, branding, marketing and so much more.  It is inspirational, and it makes so much sense.  I can’t believe I didn’t know about these concepts before.  It takes time to work through the program, and I am still working on it, but I have set my prices.  And for the first time, I feel confident they are right for me.

At first I was disappointed that it was an audio program.  I am a visual person and love watching teachers.  But this is so cool.  I have downloaded the audio files onto my android phone; I pop in some headphones, and I can listen to Leah’s words right before sleep, while I’m walking the dog, or as I’m working.  It is so practical.  Thank you, Leah, for sharing your business brain!  For changing my mindset, rebuilding my confidence, and giving me workable strategies that fit with my values and beliefs.  Priceless.

Nicky Martin


Kerry Morris / Texas, USA

Leah, I have been following Go4Pro for a few years now.  I attended both of your webinars, and spent a lot of time debating about whether Thrive would be worth it for me.  For some crazy reason, I underestimated you, and thought - sounds like I could figure all of this out on my own, and that I might not be learning anything new since I had gotten so much information out of you in the webinars.

I was SO SO SO wrong, and SO wish I would have just bought your system when it came out instead of waiting the few months that I did.  I finally have a system for everything, am organized, and CONFIDENT, and best of all, PROFITABLE.  And I am not hiding from potential clients because I'm no longer "working on developing the business side of my business."  You are amazing and doing such a great service for all professional photographers - especially the ones who purchase Thrive!

And not only did I get this amazing program that totally put my business where I've dreamed of it being, but now I am part of the THRIVE community. This amazing group of people who are so kind and generous - who are around anytime any day to discuss, encourage, and support each other.  I just can't say enough amazing things about you and this wonderful system you have shared with the world!

Kerry Morris  


Melissa Wilson / Florida, USA

I’ve been striving to achieve my dream of being my own boss doing what I love for over five years now.

When I first began hearing from Leah and ‘Thrive’ - all the excitement and testimonials - it, of course, seemed too good to be true.  I mean, I’ve been trying so many tactics over the years, what else could she offer in this program that I haven’t been doing?!  I hemmed and hawed for months.

I finally realized I had to do something.  I was always soooo close but couldn’t quite reach it.  Sitting here now writing this, I’m so glad I jumped!  Ever since I brought ‘Thrive’ into my business and my life, I have been busier than I can hardly handle!  I’m already considering cutting my hours back at my “day job” because I HAVE to invest more time into my true passion of photography!

Not two weeks ago I had a brand new out-of-town client invest over $1500 in her family session with me!!!  Can you even imagine the HAPPY dance and squealing that was happening over here?!  And that client isn't even finished buying product!

Let me tell you, I'm a very organized person, but just being told step-by-step what I needed to do for everything made me realize where I was failing.  Now I'm priced where I need to be to profit successfully, I have templates galore to utilize, business resources to get my supplies from, and the most amazing "secret" support group of individuals I could ask for.

Thank you, Leah, for allowing us 'Thrivers' to share in your secrets, business methods, and consistently positive outlook.  I've never been so confident in my worth as a professional; and I have you, your program, and my wonderful fellow 'Thrivers' to thank for this!

Melissa Wilson

 

Update: Melissa has since quit her "day job" and is now thriving as a full time photographer! 


Getting Balance Back

Spanki Mills

Just Starting Out

Cheyenne Gil


Lynda Guillu / Illinois, USA

Oh yea, oh yea... Had my first premiere night today!  Client mentioned she was on a budget prior to the night.  She purchased my middle collection and some  a la carte prints.  The total was $1700!!  My sales have tripled.

Never, ever!! in my wildest dreams did I expect this.  Leah...you are the best thing that's happened to me.  Thank you for helping me see my business in a total new spectrum.  I am so grateful.

I feel very blessed to have found you.  You are the Bomb Diggy Bomb! :)

- Lynda Guillu


Kari Rae / Oregon, USA

I had my first ordering appointment after Thrive this weekend.  It was for an engagement session and I didn't even mention the premiere until their photos were ready.  I set my expectations low, and it took a lot of pressure off.

Then... I sold my middle collection doing exactly what you taught inside Thrive!!!!!!  PLUS a guest book!  When I usually make an extra $50-200 (and $200 is pushing it) after the session, I got a check yesterday for $950!

My husband, Zach, could NOT believe it, and I only believed it because I trust you. ;)  But I'm still in awe!

I just had to share that with you, say thank you, and tell you how much I love Thrive!  The Thriving Photographer has changed my entire business for the better!  It really is THAT great!

Kari Rae


Julie Rivera / Virginia, USA

You know those people who are just so inspiring and motivating and uplifting? And when you listen to them, you feel like you can have it all, too?  Leah is DEFINITELY this sort of woman, and her program is INCREDIBLE!

I had a business for 3 years, then quit when I lost all faith in my own abilities. After purchasing her program, I feel like I have the tools I need to create a brand unique to myself, create an experience for my clients that is 100 times better than it used to be, and be the photographer and mother I know I can be.

Truly, Leah did not hold back any information.

-Julie Rivera


Kate Kerr / Indiana, USA

I just wanted to drop a note to tell you that I have been working my bootay off since I purchased THRIVE.  I have been crying tears of happiness during parts because I feel like I can finally get where I have been trying for 3 years to go!!

Thank you soo much!!

Kate Kerr 


Military Wife with Two Toddlers

Chelsea Humphreys

Single, Sassy & Now Thriving

Christine Mosby



Carrie Wilson / Kentucky, USA

The Pricing Section was one of my main reasons I purchased The Thriving Photographer, and this info alone was worth the money to me.

I started my business almost a year ago, and I just kind of fell into it with no real business plan.  Basically, I was working for free, stressed beyond measure, and booked solid with appointments.  I changed my pricing several times over the last year but never set my prices at even close to what I was worth. I was afraid. It's the scariest thing in the world to put yourself out there for everyone to judge, and to say, "This is my work" and "I'm worth x amount of dollars."

I can't even begin to tell you how much I love you right now!  I have been meaning to restructure my pricing for the last 6 months.  I started countless times, got in way over my head, and have been avoiding the subject ever since. With a ton of help from The Thriving Photographer, I have completely changed the way I sell my images. With your program, I accomplished in one day what has been driving me insane for 6 months!  I have never felt so confident in my pricing or been this organized!

{Also...} Before The Thriving Photographer, my average sale was around $175, and that was if they bought anything at all.  I have got nothing but rave reviews from my clients on their images, but then when it came to ordering, they actually purchased very little.  So I buckled down, listened to the section on pricing, and in a few hours had a whole new and simplified pricing list.

I am sooo excited to report that since changing my pricing, I have sold an average of $946 each!!! I could not be happier!  Now, I'm going to have to sit down and rework the numbers one more time and make a few adjustments because all six clients went for my most expensive collection without batting an eyelash!

My husband said to me this morning, "That Leah Remillet lady is a genius!" and I think he might just be right about that. :)

Thank you so much!!!

- Carrie Keeton Wilson 


Jessica Rooks / Texas, USA

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating THRIVE!!  I love your transparency, generosity, and willingness to help other photographers!

I just started my business in Sept. 2011 as a shoot and burn, and, let's face it... it wasn't working out too hot.  People loved my work... but I wasn't bringing home much money.  I  feel as if THRIVE is giving me everything I need and more!  

Also, I love your tips on branding.  I have worked through that, and I am loving my new brand.  I feel as if my style that has always been there has just been well defined and is more obvious to others, which is so important!  I have finished editing all welcome packets and marketing pages with my new brand, and I have just ordered my first business cards!  Yay!  The templates have been an immense help and relief to be able to use.  It takes the technical aspect out of the equation and leaves the creative!

I am just so excited to tell you what I have been doing and how much I love THRIVE!  I listen to it every time I am in the car!

Thank you, again, so very much!

Jessica Rooks 


Chelsea Steller / California, USA

Hi, Leah.  I just wanted to say thank you for all of your incredible hard work. I am loving going through your program and soaking in every bit of this process.

Thank you so much for pouring your heart out into every detail and weaving everything together in such a beautifully coherent way.

Thank you so much!

Chelsea Steller 


Karen Erekson / Utah, USA

Leah, I have been a photographer for nearly 10 years.  Your program - your process - not only tells us what we should be doing, but through use of the Thrive Sheets, shows us {something every visually-minded person/artist can appreciate!}.  

The Thrive program provides absolutely everything we need or could hope for in creating a profitable, successful and enjoyable business.  You - in this one life-altering program - have provided me with every answer I didn't even know I was searching for.  You've given me the tools, the resources, the logic, and the confidence to not only succeed, but to enjoy my life and my business in the process!  And to me, that is what thriving is all about. Thank you for getting me to this place.

And thank you, oh, so much for the generosity of heart with which you've created this program.  You truly have held nothing back.

Karen Erekson


Alba Elena / Arizona, USA

Dear Leah, I actually cried when I started listening to your first audio.  It feels so good to have a clear road map and guide to help me on my heartfelt dream of being really successful at this.  You are an inspiration and a reminder of the values I hold so dear.  You are helping me believe in myself.

Thank you for your beautiful heart, spirit and generosity.

With love and a warm hug,

- Alba Elena 


Jessica Sudusky / Connecticut, USA

The Thriving Photographer program is AMAZING to say the least!  Leah's program truly answers all the questions I've ever had about how to finally run my business well - to make the money I deserve doing what I love most in the world (while still having time for my family).  I never, ever could have figured out all these brilliant business ideas of yours on my own.

She explains everything you'd ever need to know down to the last detail, which I really appreciate.  I love the audio portion!  Leah is a fabulous speaker, and I found myself nodding "yes" along with what she was saying, as well as laughing at her humorous personal stories.  She is so open and honest - I love that!  While listening, I had so many "Aha!" moments that, for a few weeks, I got too excited to sleep some nights...I would wake up at 2 am full of adrenaline and excitement, ready to put all her ideas to work.  That's how motivated I feel from listening to her!

I am blown away by all the detail…No WAY I can’t be successful after following these manageable steps!  All I know is that this program is exactly what I needed and feel so grateful she worked so hard to create this for all of us.

Thanks, Leah!

- Jessica Sudusky


Amanda Holt / Georgia, USA

Just wanted to thank you for the program. You have overwhelmingly exceeded my expectations!!!

Now...I am on a road, paved with direction, motivation and a sort of partnership. I know it sounds silly but I feel like you are walking along side me, cheering me on, offering encouragement and assistance and for that I am forever grateful!

I am so glad to be off my crazy path, I don't feel so trappedI so wish I lived near, I would love to hug your neck (and buy you a cup of apple cider) for giving me direction and focus. 

THANKS, AGAIN, FOR EVERYTHING!!!!

Amanda Holt