When I first began teaching for Creative Live my first course was a three-day class. ( You can view more about this course and purchase it directly via this link.)  Six months later I came back to teach again, this time teaching 30 Days of Wedding Photography, a thirty-day course geared towards empowering wedding photographers with the tools and skills they need to survive in the wedding industry!  (You can view more about this course and purchase it directly via this link.)

After 30 Days of Wedding Photography was over, I realized that photographers still had a lot of questions.  They were working hard to diligently apply the course to their own business.  There were areas that were tripping them up; some were struggling with business, while others were working to master off-camera flash.  Some just needed a helping hand.  The wonderful group at Creative Live and I decided to do a three-month mentorship program to do just that : help, and help on a personal level.

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From the Creative Live website, this description helps illustrate precisely what the group mentorship will entail:

make a commitment to transform your wedding photography business.

If you’ve seen Susan Stripling teach, you know why she’s one of the most successful wedding photographers working today. Susan’s creative vision, technical ability, and disciplined work ethic are unmatched — which is why she’s been named one of the Top Ten Photographers in the world by American Photo Magazine.

This class is unlike any CreativeLive class you’ve ever seen — and we’re limiting this hands-on experience to just 500 participants. Over the course of 90 days, you’ll get unprecedented access to one of the best teachers in the photo industry. With Susan’s guidance, you will take your business to the next level alongside a group of equally-committed fellow photographers.

Learn exactly how to plan, build, and grow an amazing wedding photography business of your own.

You’ll work with Susan on pain points, complete weekly homework assignments, and collaborate with peers — as part of a new, exclusive CreativeLive experience. You’ll be able to ask your most pressing questions and get the answers you couldn’t get anywhere else. Space is limited to just the first 500 students (instead of the tens of thousands of students in a typical CreativeLive course), and you’ll have access to a private Facebook group specific to this experience.

susan normally charges up to $2,500 for her private seminars.

If your wedding photography business is struggling, or even if you struggle to call what you do a business, mentorship will give you the tools and support you need to face your challenges without fear, and lay out a plan to overcome them one at a time. So don’t wait. Reserve your slot now.

By the end of this program, you will have:

  • A realistic budget to get your business on track
  • A checklist of every legal document you’ll need
  • Persuasive scripts for effective email and phone pitches
  • A catalog of marketing opportunities
  • A mission statement that fits
  • A marketing and social media plan that actually works
  • A workflow that lets you focus on photography while running your business

Here’s what’s included:

  • Membership into Susan’s private Facebook community
  • 4 interactive live broadcasts (only available to members
  • Exclusive weekly videos from Susan addressing roadblocks and fears
  • Weekly assignments to help you reach your goals
  • Ongoing evaluation of and feedback on your work
  • A study packet filled with business templates, worksheets, inspiration, and more

Ask a successful artist for the secret advantage that truly elevated their career, and the first answer is almost always the nurturing support of an amazing mentor. We have asked Susan to lead this program because of her personal success and remarkable talent and ability to share her knowledge.

This brand new venture begins tomorrow, September 8, 2014.  The first live day is completely free for anyone to watch, so if you’d like to learn more about the program just stop on by.  Just click here to read more, watch the promotional video, and reserve your spot now!