Studio Tour: Kitti McMeel

Kitti McMeel is a portrait photographer based in Westlake Village, California who has been a part of the SBE community since we launched. Kitti has one of my favorite success stories: In her sixties, she started a new career as a portrait photographer. She took my business model and ran with it. After only one year in business, she accomplished not one, but three $17k month’s in a row. I am so proud of her and even prouder to present her studio tour.
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“At 63 years old, I had just been fired from my job. Then I stumbled across Sue. It was her business model that allowed me – someone who had no experience in the photography business and not even a photographer, to hit the ground running and create a new and exciting business opportunity for myself. I could never have done this without the skills Sue taught me.”

– Kitti McMeel
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Watch Kitti’s Studio Tour Here

 

SBE: What did it mean to you to have Sue come to your studio?

Kitti: “Having Sue come to my studio was a dream come true! I never imagined when I found Sue online that one day she would be standing there with me! It was both terrifying and exhilarating. As the day progressed I got comfortable, but at first it was a little like deer in the headlights! But Sue made me feel so comfortable and it was such a gift having her there. I did some of my best work that day.”

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SBE: How have you grown since your studio tour?

K: “Things have changed quite a bit since Sue came to my studio. I’ve made a few adjustments to the space based on feedback from her. I’ve learned to keep that work/life balance that we talked about that day. I’ve grown so much as a business person and a photographer and feel like I’ve really come into my own.”

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SBE: What stood out to you about that day?

K: “What really stood out to me that day was the professionalism of the crew and everyone involved. Its not easy to feel comfortable with 7 people recording your every move. Sue made me feel so comfortable and energized to share my story. She told me how I would inspire thousands of people and that day I really understood what she meant when she said that to me.”

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SBE: Anything else you’d like to share with other SBE members?

K: “Sue Bryce changed my life forever. She made it possible for me to really see my value, to change the things that I did not want to accept and to stand tall, claim my space in the world and walk forward with certainty and conviction.”

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6 Comments

  1. Kitti, you are amazing! What a great story! I am 62, and have been a part of Sue’s followers for many, many years, but have never had the time to pursue my passion. I retired the first of March, and am hoping to go back and watch EVERYTHING. So much great info here. Sue is one of the most amazing ladies ever.

  2. Thank you for inspiring and sharing! I’m 55….but have lots of energy….lots of creativity…and have been shooting for 12 years. However, I’ve been busy raising 6 children and JUST NOW have the time to follow my dream. I opened a studio 1 year ago. It’s been a bit overwhelming but I’m proud I’ve done it without debt. Now I’ve come across Sue’s education and I’m so excited about 2019! If you’re thriving at 60 so can I!