Thriving Senior Photographer Makes The Decision to Go Part-Time with Mackenzie Fugett
• Step into change. Welcome the uncomfortable for growth
• SBE is great at teaching not only business but the soul and heart behind it
• Value your time so you can offer your clients an even better experience
• Show yourself grace and do the hard work. Good things will come.
Get to Know Mackenzie Fugett
Q: Making a connection with your subject is one of the most important parts of a great portrait. How do you make lasting connections with your clients?
A: I strive to give my clients my presence in its fullness when I’m with them, as I plan for their session, and as we complete their order. I strive to get to know what makes each senior and individual and celebrate that with them!
Q: There are so many parts to running a business – shooting, culling, editing, marketing. What’s your favorite part and do you outsource any?
A: I really love shooting. However, I also am a business nerd and have enjoyed learning, studying, and creating marketing surrounding my business!
Sue is wonderful at not only the business but the heart and soul behind the business.
Q: Explain how Sue Bryce Education helped you overcome obstacles in your business.
A: SBE has helped me gain an internal perspective into the WHYs of my feelings, mindsets, and goals in business. Sue is wonderful at not only the business side things but also the heart and soul behind the business.
Q: How did you push past fear when building your business?
A: Stepping into change and the unknown is a catalyst for growth. When anxiety around fears manifest, I bring myself back to growth and welcome the uncomfortable because staying still and maintaining is no exciting life to live!
Q: What does the Sue Bryce Education community mean to you?
A: They are a community of supporters, encouragers, bad*ss business owners, and a dynamic resource for ALL the things. I love so many of these people!
Do the hard work. Rejoice in the good!
Q: For someone starting out on their photography journey what advice would you have for them?
A: Give yourself grace. Do the hard work. Rejoice in the good!
Q: Most artists have a point in their life where they knew this was meant for them. Do you have that moment?
A: I continue to have that moment again and again as seniors and their parents sit down to view their images and video and you can see in their eyes just how valuable those memories are and will be. It validates what I do and gives me perspective as a business owner and as a mother of my own that will be there sooner than I think.
Q: If you could go anywhere in the world and photograph people, where would you go?
A: I have been to Haiti several times and found such inspiration in the people, country, and stories there.
Q: Do you regret any decisions you have made in your business?
A: Not valuing my time sooner. Once I placed value on that, it changed my time management, my scheduling, and the way I presented the incredible experience that I offer.
Q: What has been your biggest accomplishment since starting Sue Bryce Education?
A: Finding the empowerment to make hard decisions for my business and my family.
Q: Where do you see your business in the next 5 years?
A: I have this dream of combining my love of teaching, education, photography, and students. So, someplace that finds a unique niche amongst those!
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Mackenzie Fugett of Mackenzie Lee Photography
Mackenzie Fugett, based in the Kokomo and Indianapolis, Indiana area, is one of the leading senior photographers in Indianapolis. Mackenzie believes in an amazing, stress-free portrait experience. Mackenzie specializes in seniors, women portraiture, and personal branding.