My passion for photography was found at a very young age, but this wasn't always the plan. If you know anything about how tough nursing school is, you don't just put yourself through that torture for 2 years and then quit. But that's exactly what happened for me. I loved pediatric trauma nursing in a lot of ways but it also left me feeling so empty.
Maybe you can resonate with that - loving your career but it also leaving you empty. I knew something had to change so I began pursuing this passion for photography without any real plan. Within 3 months, I was able to pursue my photography career fully and I haven't looked back once. In my first full time year, I made over 100K. In my second year, I made multi six figures. Let me be clear in saying that I don't tell you this to brag. In fact, I hate money talk (shivers).
I do tell you this because if I believe anything to be true, it's that you can find this same success too. I have packaged up all of my tried and true knowledge into education, coaching, podcast episodes, resources, freebies, and so much more because I care about you and your business. I want you to be able to quit that career that's leaving you empty and grow your business in a sustainable way.
There's something here for you, friend. No matter what stage of your business you're in and I hope you find it all helpful.
education is an investment in the future of your business, and I want you to know i'm invested in you too.
I won't just show up and give you motivational fluff. I won't just tell you that what worked for me will work for you. I won't hold back. I will get to know you and help you create a plan that's personal to your business. I will be your biggest supporter for the years to come.
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hand on heart
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I've also been in your shoes when you feel stuck and you're not sure how to move your business forward. After years of trying new things, I've found what works and I'm here to share it with you. I've been able to travel to dream destinations without ever having been there before. My most booked packages are $5K+ for weddings and elopements. I've learned how to market to, attract, and book those dream couples. I've mastered organization and the back-end of my business. I get 5 star raving reviews from couples because of my client experience. If any of this sounds like what you've been searching for yourself, I'm here to teach you my tried and true methods and give my done-for-you resources so you can start moving the needle forward in your business too.
Outside of my dream business and educating photographers, I am a sucker for plants, thrifting, Target runs, doing DIY projects around the house, watching trash tv, and drinking all of the bubble tea in the world.
I love to cuddle up a read a good self development or romance book just like the rest of us, but I also equally enjoy traveling and seeing new things.
I can't end this section without mentioning my husband and our marriage. It is so sweet to do life with your person. Garrett supports every new and old endeavor of mine and I truly couldn't run this business as well as I do without his support.
Having 5+ years of experience in the field, my heart has grown to serving and helping other photographers grow through the struggles I went through myself.
Growing my business to an in-demand, successful,
6-figure, sought after traveling photography business, I want to teach other photographers to do the same, but in your own way.
I won't teach you how to be my copy. I'll teach you how to stand out with proven strategies to see the same kind of success that you're dreaming of.
When I first started Book It, I was feeling doubtful in my abilities as a business owner, had messy processes, struggled with client communication, and wasn't reaching the types of couples I wanted or booking the prices I wanted to. Since finishing Book It, I've booked dream clients in dream locations, gained so much clarity on my voice and marketing, and feel so confident in the product I deliver. I've now booked weddings at prices I never dreamed I could book, increased my booking rate as well as the number of inquiries I've received, while also reaching dream brides and weeding out price shoppers. If I could, I'd book Claire's program over and over because I trust this girl with my LIFE. If you are considering Book It, know that it's one of the best investments I've made in my business.
“I can say that Claire doesn't care about you as a transaction. I was one of Claire's students and I'll be her student again. I'll continue to go to her time and time again. One of my favorite things about Claire is that money has never been a top priority. Money didn't come before serving me and she did not treat me as a paycheck. I have taken 5-7 business courses, several that were business related and Claire's was by far the best and most beneficial one. The amount of time she puts into her students is unmatched. The way she personally got to know me among a group of us always made me feel seen. I cannot recommend her enough. She has one of the most genuine hearts I know and truly, God outdid himself when he molded her.”
"Because of what I learned in Claire's Book It Program, I was able to pay off the last bit of the personal credit card debt that I couldn’t seem to shake for over a year now. I started Book It in late June and ending today, and went full time photo on July 1. Reflecting on this is wild because since august, I have been able to pay off over 10k in debt and I could have NEVER with my nursing job without sacrificing so much time. I also have been able to pay for my bills, have a personal savings, and save money for business taxes, and pay for her mentorship guilt free. Thank you Claire so much for everything! I still haven’t finished the entire program (because its jam packed of anything I could need to start my business) but glad I have it to keep working on. Invaluable. Thank you for believing in me, being a big sis that leads me to success and also gives personalized feedback, and reminding me that I can freaking do this. You’ve inspired me on so many levels and I just want you to know how grateful I am for connecting with you and doing your mentorship!"
"I am so happy I made the decision to start this program. Claire is such a kind and thorough mentor, she makes sure everyone is on track and has the best results. Thanks to book it I had my first fully booked wedding season as a second photographer! I had the opportunity of working with so many photographers and grow my portfolio these past 3 months thanks to Claire’s advice and guidance. I also booked my first 3 weddings in the first 2 weeks after implementing a lot of what I learned in the program! I still have a few things I need to implement but I have no doubt of what the next steps are to grow my business thanks to how thorough and detailed this program is. I cannot recommend this program enough, Claire breaks down step by step how to create a business designed to grow with you and with systems in place so you are ready to book your dream clients and serve them best. Claire, Thank you for providing so much clarity and helping me gain confidence in the decision of making photography my full time career.
The best business coach out there! Joining Book It with Claire was the best investment I've made for my business - EVER. The amount of knowledge and confidence you leave with after 3 months of learning from Claire is worth every penny. Claire poured her heart into this course and it truly shows! I felt so stuck before joining the program but by the end, I was fully booked for 2023. My inquiries have increased exponentially and I feel so much more confident in my brand. Claire went above and beyond with this coaching program and I am beyond grateful to have joined her community!