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  • Blissness® School 1930 Northwest Front Avenue Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)

Artists of all sorts are often in a position of also being an entrepreneur.  

Blissness® School supports artists and entrepreneurs navigate the tricky terrain between gaining satisfied customers, and establishing solid foundations for future growth and passive income.

Join us as we talk with Los Angeles-based photographer about her experiences learning how to position herself for licensing her work, enabling her to leverage her work for future opportunities. 

Sarah Sido is a documentary family and brand photographer. She started to learn photography in earnest about nine years ago when her then boyfriend (now husband) recruited her to shoot stills on a short documentary project. With the birth of their son, she realized that she was in many ways more interested in the real stories unfolding around her than in fiction and began to transition from working on camera as an actor to working behind the camera.  Though at the end of the day she’s searching for the same things: honesty, connection, vulnerability, and humor. In 2018, a photograph of hers placed fourth in the international photography competition The Documentary Family Awards. Sarah lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son, and dog, Comrade, who’s extra long tongue regularly shows up on her Instagram account.

Melissa Jaffe is the owner of the Law Offices of Melissa B. Jaffe, and the founder of Blissness® School. When she's not advocating for the rights of creatives and entrepreneurs, she is teaching yoga, meditating, or goofing around with her daughter and dogs in the forrest behind their home.