After opening 2 successful photography businesses, hiring 2 part-time employees, and making a living while working with clients I could become best friends with, I'm here to teach you how to create a profitable business without it taking over your entire life!

Photography Mentorship

Let's just make this clear, I'm not about endorsing the hustle culture. I've been there, done that. I no longer stay up till 1 am editing every night, but instead, I now take on half of the weddings and sessions I used to while nearly doubling my gross income.

Life is short. This is why I'm here to help you charge profitably so that you can spend more time with your loved ones. Don't get me wrong, I love my job, but over the years of being a full-time photographer I've realized what matters most. Success isn't defined by the number of weddings I'm able to book or my gross income, but instead, it's about working with people I love, then going home to spend time with my family whom I love more than anything. I no longer have clients who ask for discounts, but instead have couples who book my top collections within 24 hours of inquiring. 

I will help you restructure your pricing so that you can take on fewer clients, attract clients who value YOU and your art and grow your business through your website and Instagram Page. That way, you don't have to rely on your spouse's income or your 9-5 and you can take days off guilt-free. I can't tell you the magic numbers to charge, but instead, I'll walk you through how to determine how much you need to make to live off of how many weddings or sessions are doable for your specific schedule so that you aren't taking time away from your family. Then, I'll walk you through how to adjust your website and social media so that you're marketing to those clients who will pay your full prices.

I've always been a planner, so I'm here to give you step-by-step advice that you can easily implement in your business. Whether you just hit publish on your photography website or you've been trying to grow your business for years while being a stay-at-home mom, I would be overjoyed to chat with you to see if a coaching session is right for where you're at in your business.

I'm a Wedding Photographer on the Weekends and Personal Branding Photographer during the Week. 

I'm Clara Jay, your new best friend and mentor who will teach you how to become a Professional Photographer! I'm based in Spokane, but assist photographers all over the United States via zoom!

A Few Recent Accomplishments:

I take at least 1 Entire Day off every Week and Nap

I have 6 years of Photoshop experience and use it to face-swap group portraits, remove distracting items from images, and make all of my pricing guides.



I've hired a Virtual Assistant and Editor


My Blog Shows Up #5 On the First Page of Google


How to Stand Out amongst Competitors

How to Get Your Website to Show Up in Google (SEO)

How to Determine Your Ideal Client

Content Calendar and Social Media Strategy

How to Get More Clients so you can go Full-Time

Photoshop or Lightroom Tools

How to Outsource and Hire for the First Time

When it's Time to Re-Brand

How to Grow Your Instagram

Constructive Criticism on Portfolio or Editing

How to Up-level Your Client Experience

How to Structure Packages to Charge Profitably 

How to Determine your 'Cost of Doing Business'

Website or Social Media Critique

Nothing's off Limits, but here's a few topics that I specialize in:

- Faith Photography, Based in Texas

First off, there aren't words to describe how amazing Clara is. Not only did she encourage me in my art as a photographer, she also listened to every question I had and helped me along the way, giving me the confidence I needed to pursue photography as a business. When I had questions as to “how”, she was there with the answers I needed. She is the sweetest, most down-to-earth person ever and is always ready to provide an honest answer to any question. Her passion for photography is evident and contagious! I am so thankful for her and her photo-wisdom! I don’t know where I’d be right now without her!”

"Clara listened to every question I had and helped me along the way, giving me the confidence I needed to pursue photography as a business

- Blair, photographer based in spokane, washington

Again, thank you so much Clara for your advice! I have been feeling a lot less stressed and disappointed since meeting with you! I’ve already started to make changes and will continue with the ones from our meeting.  

I definitely feel a lot more excited for the future!"

"I just booked a branding session at my top collection!!

Fill Out My Contact Form Below And I Will Email You Back Within 2-3 Business Days. I'm Currently Booking Sessions For March-August Of 2024. 

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