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Feel and DeserveThere are so many reasons that will try to stand in the way between you and what you wish you could accomplish! I know because I’ve faced them to! They may not all look the same but we have all had them try to stand in our way at one point or another.

Reasons (i.e. excuses) plant the ugly seeds of self doubt and hinder us from taking risks… They are the disguise for fear.

But stop for a moment and think about it… Wouldn’t you rather try? Wouldn’t you rather put everything  into your dreams… Because surly if you were to try harder then you are now (no matter how much of a difference that is) you would be better!

I want you to know that not only is it worth trying harder and putting your all into it… But I promise you that you can Thrive!

THRIVE was created for YOU!  …For the photographers who truly wants to reach their potential, who aren’t busy making excuses but instead just needs the resources!

Here are some emails I’ve just received from a couple photographers who invested in The Thriving Photographer….


Hey Leah!

I’m so excited to tell you this: I had my first session premiere 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 (just like you said in THRIVE), and it took a lot of pressure off.


I sold my middle collection!!!!!! 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!

Zach (my husband) could NOT believe it, and I only believed it because I trust you 😉 but I’m still in awe! 

Thank you!!



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 feel as if I am starting at the bare bottom of the program as 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! 
I live in Texas where every year we have an abundance of our state flower, the bluebonnet, and it is tradition for parent’s to have pictures taken with their kids amongst the flowers.  I am holding several bluebonnet mini shoots in a couple weeks.  I set this up before going through thrive, so the pricing is not what I would do now, however, I have decided to do my first Session Premiers with these minis!  It may not be my ideal way to go about it, but I have to start somewhere!  I will also be putting my referral program into practice!  I can’t wait to see how it goes!
And I have to say, I think the marketing aspect of the business is what scares me the most.  I love to hear how passionate you are about marketing… but I think that is my least favorite!  But, I haven’t given it a shot yet, and I know you grow from stepping out of your comfort zone, and so I will do it no matter how uncomfortable it may be at first.  After all, my first shoot was super uncomfortable, and now I love to meet and work with new clients!
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!
Okay, so if it’s not apparent from this email, I have slight ADD issues!  Which I am also trying to get a grasp on so I can focus and do what I need to do!
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!


Hi Leah!
Ok, I cant 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!
Thank you so much!!!
Carrie Keeton Wilson
 i need to remember this....
.You can thrive… I can help you….
All you have to do is take the first step! 
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