About Sue

“This is not where it ends this is where it starts”
-Sue Bryce

With 30 years experience, Sue Bryce is one of the most recognizable photographers in the imaging industry. New Zealand born and raised Bryce now lives and works in Los Angeles.

Her contemporary glamour portrait style transcend past stereotypes and has changed the face of portrait photography.

“I have seen this industry grow and change so fast, moving from manual dye retouching and analogue cameras to Photoshop and digital was not only challenging and frightening but also an inspirational experience for me, our evolution has been prodigious.“

Bryce has created her own ground-breaking educational platform in 2014, in which she uses her signature techniques to mentor and empower thousands of photographers and businesses internationally.

Sue Bryce Education is an online education platform & community for contemporary portrait, connecting to photographers globally through live broadcasts, videos, in-person workshop and The Portrait Masters annual boutique conference that hosts the Awards + Accreditation program.

In 2015 Bryce was greatly honored to be chosen to represent Canon USA in the Explorers of Light program.

Sue’s Awards and Achievements

2002 Achieved ASSOCIATE New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography
2004 Achieved MASTER New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography
2006 Achieved FELLOW New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography
2007 NZIPP New Zealand Portrait Photographer of the Year
2008 NZIPP Highest Scoring Print
2010 AIPP Australian Institute of Professional Photography Highest Scoring Print
2010 AIPP Achieved ASSOCIATE
2011 AIPP Australian Portrait Photographer of the year
2011 NZIPP Overseas Photographer of the year
2011 AIPP Achieved MASTER
2012 AIPP Australian Portrait Photographer of the year
2012 WPPI Wedding & Portrait International Grand Award
2012 WPPI Children’s Photographer of the year
2012 WPPI Premier First Place
2012 WPPI Glamour Third Place
2012 FRAMED Most Influential Award
2012 Triple Scoop Vision Award
2013 Voted Most Influential Award Shutter Magazine
2014 Voted Most Influential Award Shutter Magazine
2016 Named ‘Canon Explorer of Light’ with Canon USA
2017 Profoto USA ‘Legends of Light’
2018 Awarded Honorary FELLOW New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography