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051. How Tara Brown Hit Her First Six-Figure Year As A Portrait Photographer

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Goal setting and using spreadsheets to visually see your progress can really help your business grow so much quicker. Tara Brown of Tara Brown Photography is proof of this. Last year was her first six-figure year as a portrait photographer.

But not just six figures in total, she hit $100,000 in total revenue by September. And for the entire year of 2022, she easily hit $150,000!

Saying I’m a proud photography business coach is an understatement.

Portrait Photographer from Seatle, Washington

Tara is a bit different than photographers I’ve had on Sustainable Freedom with Boudoir Photography in the past. She’s a portrait photographer specializing MOSTLY in seniors and headshot photography, with occasional events and other types of portraits as well.

What I wanted to do was bring her on here to celebrate her 2022 achievements. And they are definitely worth celebrating!

In this episode, we talk through the strategies and decisions she made in her business to make these achievements happen, as well as some cool things she’s been a part of in the past year.

Here’s a hint–Lululemon!

If you get just one thing from this episode, I want you to understand that her results are not only due to the strategy I gave her. These results are due to a combination of her work ethic, strategy, and her trust in the process.

Time Stamps

01:36: Tara’s background and how she got started as a portrait photographer

05:08: Her dream for Tara Brown Photography

06:58: Her favorite thing about photography–and how it relates to boudoir photography as well

08:30: What it’s like working with major brands like Lululemon

10:54: What it felt like when she realized she finally hit her first six-figure year–in September!

14:04: Tara’s three words to describe a successful portrait photographer

16:59: Navigating comparison syndrome

19:24: What made Tara look for a business coach

23:24: Her struggles as a photographer–before hiring a photography business coach

28:00: Her big revenue goals for 2023

Want this kind of guidance in your photography business?

If you’re dreaming of this kind of result in your own boudoir photography business, I want to invite you to look into coaching with TLC Education.

When you’re ready to dive in, DM me on Instagram, and let’s change your life and portrait photography business for the better.


Tracy Lynn is a boudoir photogapher for brides-to-be in the St. Louis area, and a mentor + coach for photographers looking to level up their businesses with better systems and processes.

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