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Since 2004, has helped thousands of photographers start and grow their businesses. In 2009, Shuttermom University was created to give photographers advice, inspiration, and a community where they can learn more about photography and the business of photography.

Our community is made up of both men and women, pro and hobbyist. Whether you use photography as a creative outlet only, are thinking of starting a business, or have had a business for years, there is something here for you.

Here is just a sample of what's waiting for you on the member's side!

The Portrait Party Success Guide - including a Success Manual, Hostess Manual and Brochure Book

The Portrait Photographer's Ultimate Pricing Guide

The Natural Light Project - Your Guide To Beautiful Natural Light Portraits

Baby's First Year Portrait Plan Video

The Boudoir Photographer's Marketing Guide And Marketing Postcard

12 Month Publicity Guide

And much, much more!


What Are They Saying about Shuttermom University?

"Shuttermom University is an invaluable resource for my up and coming photography business. It is loaded with ideas and answers to questions that I didn't even know I would have."

-Tabitha McCorkle, Lynch Station, VA 


"I have read many different start your own photography business books, and none compare to ShutterMom University.  Cindy gives you a wealth of information to get your business going.  Thank you Shutter Mom University!"

-Janel James, Texarkana, TX


"Cindy, I just LOVE Shuttermom University!! I can’t believe how much information there is on how to get your business up and running and all the great tips on how to build an exceptional portfolio, market your business and attract clientele. Anyone who subscribes to Shuttermom University will find a great wealth of information and more!"

-Tina Epperson San Pedro, California


"I owe you a huge THANKS for all your great business and marketing information. Your info has served as a fantastic guide for me to follow in establishing my photography business. My primary subjects are babies and kids, but I also have a thing for sports photography.

I got my business license in January. It has taken me just 2 months (using your helpful information) to land my absolute DREAM job. I've contracted with an international company to shoot their 4-day Masters golf tournament party, and I've been hired by a professional golfer to shoot him playing the Masters, along with one of his private Masters parties.

The foundation your information laid for me really helped establish the right environment for these types of contracts to happen. So, thank you!!"

-Sharon Flinn Wilson


"Although I had been studying photography for a over four years, my lack of knowledge on how to start up my own business and my fear that I would fail was enough to prevent me from turning this passion into a career. It was all of the information, resources and ideas in Cindy's lessons that gave me the confidence and the tools that I needed to finally launch my own photography business. Cindy taught me that success in this field is not based on talent alone, but to a greater extent on how effectively you market yourself. In her courses Cindy teaches you how to market yourself and provides invaluable information in a step by step fashion that is so easy to follow and she does not hold anything back. She also provides references and resources so that you can get started so much faster without all of the confusion and frustration of researching everything yourself. Cindy presents so many wonderful marketing and promotional ideas but also goes into incredible detail on how to implement these ideas with samples of her own promotional cards and brochures which we can adapt for our own use. Shuttermom University is a one stop shop for those wanting to get into the business of photography and also has so much valuable information for those already working in the field."

-Ashifa Virani


"Everything I could possibly need to know about running a photography business is right here at shuttermom university. I feel confident that I can now start my own business and do well."

-Tina Disney


"I just joined Shuttermom University and I am so impressed with what Cindy Bracken has put together! I am so excited to see where my new business will go as I use all the great ideas she has given me. I am truly inspired!"

-Shannon Worgan, Shannon Worgan Photography, Littleton Colorado

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4 Reasons To Join

1) You want to improve your photography skills. Ready to understand your camera and how it works? Want to be able to shoot using the manual controls? Need to know more about good composition and getting sharper images? Want to know more about lighting? Shuttermom University will show you.

2) You want the freedom that comes from owning your own business and doing what you love! Once you get your portrait photography business booming, you'll never look back. The information I provide you can really change your life! Stop working for someone else and start enjoying life!

3) You want a personal photography and business coach who has "been there - done that." I'm sharing all of my secrets and won't be holding anything back! I truly want you to succeed!

4) You want a safe and secure place to ask questions, share experiences, post images, and interact with other people who are passionate about photography! Shuttermom University is the place for all of this and more.

Ready to join us? It is simple and affordable. A six month (Just $29) or one year (just $49) membership gets you access to everything the site has to offer, and you can cancel at any time.

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