You want to create your perfect wedding photography business? Then I want to help.
I have learned a hell of a lot over the last 8 years and now have a highly successful business that I LOVE... along with a trail of happy couples around the globe. I would like to share my experience and knowledge with you in order to help you create a business you love and to hopefully avoid some of the many mistakes I made along the way!
I’ve been a speaker at some of the top workshops here in the UK - Snap Photography Festival, Summit, Nine Dots Gathering, Photographers Business and Rock Your Shot as well as hosting three workshops in Italy for female wedding photographers - The Secret Retreat workshop.
Having had mentoring myself I know how incredibly valuable it is to have a fresh set of eyes on your business so no matter what stage you are at. I offer bespoke one to one sessions, tailored specifically to you and your business. We can cover these areas and anything else you need help with:
Creating a business that you love
Finding and attracting your ideal clients
Workflow and editing
Client relationships and communication
What you won't get: a cast iron guarantee of success (or a promise to get you to the top of page 1 on Google - truth be told I hate SEO!)
What you WILL get: practical, no bullshit advice that you can implement straight away and a good kick up the arse for you and your business... all from the heart.
Mentoring sessions take place on weekdays (Mon-Thurs) between 10am-2pm, in person or online via Skype/Facetime/Google Hangout. Just fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page and I will be in touch! I will send out a questionnaire when you book in order to find out what you would like to cover and where you need the most help.
Here’s some of the feedback from photographers who have had mentoring sessions with me...
"To me, a true mentor is someone who shares their own experiences and insights, but also has the capacity to understand your process and guide you on your own path. It is an art. Claire is a true artist in so many ways. I just started shooting weddings in 2016. I found Claire through a Rangefinders 30 Rising Stars feature. I connected to her story and passion for shooting real and beautifully candid moments. I loved her sense of humor and lightheartedness that came through both in her words and images. We had a 2-hour FaceTime session before my first wedding and then had a follow up 2-hour session after my last wedding of the year. Claire shared some of her own triumphs and defeats with me, so honestly. It really helped me understand the flow of weddings from an experienced photographer. I went into my first wedding with much more confidence and grace because of it. She gave me meaningful and honest feedback on all of the galleries I sent her and on my website. She really helped shape my site into something that I feel proud to share. I felt comfortable asking questions and I still look back at my notes from our session when I feel stuck. She followed up right away with links and files she offered to share with me. It was a delight to go through this process with her. I recommend her to any photographer who is looking for an honest, funny and inspiring mentor." - Lisa Rundall
"I am back in Reading and I finally found a moment to THANK YOU for yesterday's mentoring session. I am happy with it beyond words! Not only you were extremely helpful and generous in sharing your experience, but you were also lots of fun to talk to and I LOVED how genuine you are. I probably have never felt so comfortable and not at all intimidated during a training/meeting with another photographer. I am really happy I trusted my gut and contacted you about the session." - Berni Palumbo
I'm a firm believer that when you work for yourself you need to stay true to yourself, how you shoot and how you portray both you and your business. However, I also firmly believe that sometimes you need a kick up the backside to remind yourself of this, you need a few words to point you back in the right direction and you need to find that core belief in yourself again to go full pelt at this photography lark. Claire gave me that kick, firmly but fairly (and with good humour) spoke those words to me and helped me find that belief again. I'm sitting here now re-reading my notes from the day, writing new website content and generally putting a whole heap of things into practice. I'm genuinely excited for the future of my business and I want more hours in the day just to make a start on all my ideas! Claire, thank you. THANK YOU!" - Hannah Dornford-May
To book, please complete the form below and we’ll start planning your bespoke session: