My customized coaching sessions focus on specific areas of your business where you need the most help. Unlike general Q&A mentor sessions that leave you with more questions than answers, you gain a clear strategy and a list of actionable steps that won't leave you spinning in circles.
While most photographers get queasy at the thought of everything that goes behind operating a business and marketing yourself, I absolutely thrive in this area. I am so passionate about helping you master this side of your business in a way that is exciting and flows naturally.
But, I know exactly how it feels to not be there quite yet. Building a business is a journey, filled with ups and downs. You've probably scoured the internet for all the best photography tutorials, listened to all the podcasts, read countless business book, and you still feel stuck. You're passionate about photography, but didn't realize all the other pieces of your business you would have to take on by yourself, and what the hell is SEO?? Everyone around you seems to be booking (maybe even at higher rates) but you're frustrated, and feel like throwing in the towel.
Investing in a business coach means investing in yourself, your clients, and your future. By learning from someone who has done exactly what you want to do, you gain years of knowledge within hours, so you won't waste another minute on the struggle bus. The investment is a small price when compared to spending years in turmoil, trying to figure it out on your own. My 1:1 sessions are completely tailored to you, focusing on the specific strategies that you need the most.
In 2015 I moved to Hawaii with my camera, a duffle bag, and a dream. I had no idea how to make it work out here, but I knew that I had to. I was shooting almost every day, sometimes multiple shoots in a day. I was straight hustling. But after a while, I was just straight fed up. Instead of quitting, I leveled up. I went from $100 photoshoots to $100k+ in yearly revenue, working only 8-9 months out of the year. I have since used my marketing experience to start other business ventures. When I look back, I almost can't believe all the little steps I took to improve. It make sense to me now, but I never would have been able to see them at the time. I'm here to guide you through those steps, so you can find success more quickly (and hopefully cry a lot less than I did, tbh.)
I know how frustrated I used to get and how many times I wanted to give up, having no idea that success was literally right around the corner. Encouraging people to chase their dreams and equipping them with the knowledge and skills to get there is my love language.
Every mentor session includes a deep dive questionnaire so that I can meet you exactly where you are at, and help you reach your goals. You receive a check-in 2 weeks after meeting so I can answer any questions that came up to ensure your success.
Are you ready for the ultimate level up??
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- SEO simplified, strategically selecting keywords to optimize each page of your website to show up on search engines.
- Blogging A-Z: Create a schedule with strategic topics, learn how to write copy, format your post and optimize your images.
- Pinterest: Optimize your profile and put Pinning on autopiliot.
- Site submission to track your progress.
- Price your packages based on your income goals and business expenses. Fun consumer psychology included!
- Restructure your packages to best appeal to your ideal client.
- Add value to better serve your clients while earning more with each session.
- Fully customizable price guide template to level up your presentation.
- Elevate your client experience from the moment they inquire with customizable email templates.
- Create a better experience by setting & exceeding expectations and providing guides. Customizable guide templates included.
- Automate your emails so you never forget an important email.
- Learn how to navigate consultation calls, articulate your value, and respond to objections.
- Page by page instructions to build a site that instantly hooks your ideal client.
- Nail those design elements that have been driving you bonkers - I'm familiar with every platform.
- Optimize your pages with SEO strategies to show up on search engines.
- Create a month's worth of content with an image & caption strategy.
- Write captions with ease that both serve & sell.
- Learn engagement hacks that will have your ideal client in your DM's.
- Schedule posts & gain confidence in showing up on your stories.
- Ditch the nerves before a session with a solid prep routine and client communication. (Includes my couples questionnaire template)
- Gain confidence in the flow of a session & wedding day.
- Level up your editing with tips for Lightroom and Photoshop.
- Deliver a branded gallery, and learn how to passively sell prints/albums.
- Get legal & legit in your state.
- Ease your stress with money: Learn what accounts you need, how to pay yourself, and how to easily track every dime.
- Invoice in a branded, professional way. No more venmo requests!
- Start planning for retirement as a business owner with any dollar amount.
This is for photogs who are ready to level up their client experience and improve their photography skills. Get an in-depth look at how I carry out a session from start to finish. We will meet for 2 hours to discuss client communication, workflow, and posing/prompts. Then we will head to a live shoot where you will be able to see me in action, ask any questions about lighting/camera functions, get to practice new poses, and capture amazing images to add to your portfolio. After the shoot, I will share editing, workflow, and gallery delivery tips with you.
Included: My email templates and pre-shoot couples questionnaire.
"I’ve always struggled with SEO + blogging but she made is SO easy for me. It finally makes sense, and I have the confidence to keep pushing forward. Chelsea is super funny, and so approachable. Her communication and feedback was well thought of. I feel like a blogging queen now!"
"She has taken over 10 years worth of business tools and strategies and helped me implement those methods within my own business. I learned the importance of blogging, SEO, keywords and how to use them appropriately. I have been able to narrow down my audience to serve my ideal clients and attract them through a branded website!"
"I NEVER thought of myself as someone who would have her own business, but Chelsea has given me the confidence to believe in myself. My side hustle is now about to turn into my full-time business and it's all thanks to Chels! She taught me everything from marketing to back end tasks. I dreaded marketing on social media, but now I actually look forward to putting together material to promote my business. If you want to hire someone who is good at what she does and who is truly rooting for your success, hire her as your coach!"