Kelly Brown — Brisbane, Queensland

Six years ago this beautiful six foot woman walks up to me and asks me to mentor her.

Since then we have become the closest of friends. In that time I have watched her build a studio and business from a small room, to a double garage, to now a building that she owns!

What she has done is simply amazing.

Join me as I take you on a tour of my incredible friend Kelly Brown’s new Studio in Brisbane, Australia.



112 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness! I’m crying and I’m in awe of what you have done Kelly. Loved every minute of this. I pray one day to find peace and happiness to grow and prosper in my photography and my business the way you have. You are an inspiration.

  2. i cried watching this! i remember watching kelly on creative live and just seeing this brings out so much joy for her! i hope i can have a space like that one day! so awesome

  3. Blown away !!! So so inspiring, thank you for sharing her story. My favourite sentence of hers, when she says we are all moms with a camera at some point, she was just a mom with a camera once <3 Love this so much

  4. This was just amazing! I LOVE your studio and your story! Thank you so much for sharing. I might have even teared up a few times. You two are truly amazing and such an inspiration.

  5. What an amazing photographer! She has made a beautiful journey creating something she loves and it shows! Thank you Sue for sharing these beautifully stunning people with us so that we may be inspired by their conviction and hard work!

  6. This was/is an unspeakable inspiration. Sue, I loved LOVED your reactions every moment along the way. Kelly, BRAVA!!! Watching I you hold those babies was mesmerizing. Thank you Sue for this wonderful tour…. thank you.

  7. Simply breathtaking!! I hope to one day not only own a beautiful studio such as this but have a friendship like your and Kelly’s. Just an awe inspiring thing to see.

  8. Wow, wow, wow. Watching this leaves me with a full heart and overflowing tears. It, too, is my dream to have such success as Kelly and Sue. Thank you both for providing such inspiration.

  9. Kelly and @suebryce – how incredibly happy I am to see what you both have accomplished with your businesses. You make us proud! The world is a more beautiful place because of what y’all have created.

  10. So beautiful and awe inspiring. I was literally in tears watching this. This is my goal and where I want to be eventually with my business. Thank you Sue and Kelly so much for sharing your journeys with us. You are both true inspirations.

  11. Tears flowing as I watch this and feel into both of these amazing women’s love for and respect for each other. And getting a glimpse into the fabulous Kelly Brown’s journey, is simply beyond powerful! So inspirational and so incredibly moving. <3 <3

  12. I made it until she started shooting and then I was in tears. Just the beauty of her photographs… in awe! So inspired by her success. Thank you for sharing!

  13. SsOo excited for you Kelly !! I feel like driving north to Brisbane right now to see it in real life! So happy to have met you last year at Passion to Profit! ( and discussed Sue B) ! Your presentation then was incredible and moved me so much. The photographs you produce are truly special. Thank you Sue for being Kelly’s Mentor and being the kid in the Lolly shop showing us this totally amazing and inspiring Studio. Kelly’s determination to get to where she is now is enlightening and gives us hope.
    A window into the Soul and Spirit of yet another great photographer. Thank you both (and your teams).

  14. I shared Kelly’s newborn posing education on my local photography group as I think everyone who is serious about their newborn photography needs to learn from Kelly. Not my genre at all, but oh my, is that gorgeous or what?!

  15. Amazing, inspiring and moving. Respect for the both of you! It is also a bit scary to me because it shows me that I still have a lot of work to do on the ‘fear block’…

  16. I am blown away…so happy for you Kelly Brown. What an incredible journey. I can not imagine the hard work and dedication required. So inspiring. Such a beautiful video from two amazing ladies, Thank you for sharing.

  17. Kelly!!!! You are so inspirational- your work is divine- I wish I’d had you to photograph my kids when they were babies. Thanks for sharing your studio! xx

  18. Amazing! This is so inspirational to watch!😢 I’ve followed both of you from Creativelive to now and your journeys are what keep me striving to reach my goal and dream! #myinspiration #studiogoals

  19. THANK YOU so much for this live video. I can’t put in words what I’m feeling right now. That said, it took me seconds to register for the workshop in Berlin. Man, I’m blessed to get this chance close to my hometown <3

  20. The most incredible thing ever!!! I’ve never wanted to shoot newborns, but this! This is just beautiful in every way. I’m now inspired to shoot newborns!!

  21. Sue and Kelly are the most incredible team! Love you both, you inspire me to open up my own business. Would love to see you both in New York!!! Please come to NY!

  22. WOW!!!!!! AMAZING!!!!!!! I LOVE these episodes and they get better and better every time! And her images!!!!!!! So classic and timeless and breathtakingly beautiful! They make me want to photograph newborns! Just amazing! Thank you Sue and Kelly for sharing this with all of us! 🙂

  23. My heart, my soul is filled of this indescribable emotions, I think in happiness, proudness of the hard work that this two amazing woman’s Kelly and Sue has put into their dreams, building every step at the time until reach the top and still keep working harder, and loving every piece of what they do to keep reaching higher, I couldn’t stop crying, I think in all the blocks that are stopping me from fighting for my dream, I seen how Kelly passionate of what she does, it helps her to get where she’s now,
    I appreciate so much been in this group, getting inspired from so many amazing photographers, learning from Sue, ( I have believed in you, seen first time I heard you talk many years ago),
    I fill so happy for you Kelly, I feel identified with your life, it is so real and yet you were able to go through everything and succeed. Congrats in all you have achieved, Your studio is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love!!!

  24. Simply amazing. Such power. Walking down the hallway, clients know totally that they are in store for something great and that it will be worth every penny spent. They also know that this is not budget studio

  25. I was breathless going through the studio and when Kelly started photographing and I saw the photos… waterfalls. If we’re crying, Sue I know why you probably cried the whole time. Thank you for sharing these stories and these amazing photographers with us. They are so inspirational.

  26. This is literally the most magical studio tour. Honestly – I cried. I remember how hard my pregnancy was – how sick I was – and then how exhausted I was when my son was finally born. I thought I was too fat – to tired looking – to old to be in photographs with my son. But honestly, watching this – it’s all I want in this world. If someone has a time machine, please let go for a ride. Kelly – this is amazing.

  27. I’ve trained with Kelly and she really is a remarkable woman and during the two day training spoke of her journey with Sue and how her mentoring was invaluable to her career now xx lovely episode and brought a tear to my eye x

  28. I replayed the ending where Kelly spoke about her and her husband’s joint decision on making changes for my husband to see. So powerful and moving. We are making a list tonight to prioritize what has to be done to get the ship moving faster. He is even more on board to being a part of this seeing others who are and have made this possible. Amazing.

  29. Omg! I cannot wait to see you in Palm Springs and…New Goal…Tour your gorgeous studio in Brisbane! This studio tour actually made me cry. What a beautiful story. PS. What color is the black in your new studio? Brand?

  30. Loved listening to your beautiful journey Kelly Brown. Amazing what vision and focus will bring and to own your own building! Display of awards and museum like photographs made me cry. My heart is full.

  31. Oh I’m crying, Friendship and love is what I feel and see. Inspiring. Thank you for sharing your amazing story Kelly. Sue… You tear me up when you speak with you heart. Very special

  32. Simply Beautiful Kelly! “you’ve come a long way Baby!” Congratulations! so wish my boys were newborns again! thank you and Bryce for sharing your new Studio!

  33. Oh my Goodness! I loved watching this video, it was such a gift to be able to mentor with Kelly Brown and this just brought back so many memories….