Learn the business foundations you need to confidently attract a steady stream of ideal (and paying!) clients in the next 3 months…

So that you can finally go full-time in your photography business and quit your 9-5, or create a very consistent and fulfilling side hustle.

The step-by-step roadmap you need to make your dream photography business a reality in the next 90 days!

No more guesswork. No more freebies. No more Facebook groups.



You bought a camera and fell in LOVE. You’re still finding your individual style, but you finally get it when people talk about having a passion.

You see other photographers running successful businesses, and you want the same thing so badly.

But so far, your journey to building your dream business has been anything but a dream.

Let me know if this sounds similar to your business journey so far:

Let me know if this sounds similar to your business journey so far:

  • You’ve booked a few paying clients here and there, mostly friends and family, but you had nooo idea what to charge… you were just happy to get the session and portfolio pieces!

  • You find that every session comes out looking a little different than the last — your portfolio feels all over the place and even though you know what you want the pictures to look like, you just can’t make them turn out that way consistently.
  • You don’t even know where to start when it comes to the business side of things like marketing or client experience… it feels overwhelming and you never know what to focus on next.
  • You’re in a ton of photographer groups on Facebook, and when you see questions like “What was one thing that really brought in clients for you?” you scroll through the answers praying that you’ll find some advice that you can actually use.
  • You’re tired of scanning your local Facebook groups looking for someone asking for a photographer that’s available for a last-minute session. You wish dream clients wanted to book you because of your gorgeous images, not because you’re the only one available in the next 24 hours.
  • You post here and there to Instagram, but there’s no strategy or plan behind it — you cross your fingers that using local hashtags will somehow help your pics reach people that need your services.

Taxes, business registration, budgeting, costs, marketing, websites, SEO, branding… oh MY!

And on top of it all, you realize that there’s so much more to business than just finding paying clients: 

It’s all swirling around in your head, and you wonder how other photographers make it look so easy! 

My friend, I’m not a mind reader… I used to be EXACTLY where you are!

I promise this is all completely normal to go through at the beginning of your business.

Building a successful photography business (and being able to fully support yourself from it) can absolutely be a reality for you.

Wanna know how I know?

It’s because you haven’t given up yet. 

You’ve downloaded allllll the freebies, spent hours combing through Facebook groups trying to find good advice, and have shot all those sessions for free…

Because you WANT to make this dream come true.

Anyone who doesn’t actually want to build a photography business doesn’t do these kinds of things. (Those folks gave up lonnnng ago!)


All this work you’ve put in, and that you continue to put in despite not seeing the results you want, tells me that you’ve got what it takes to make it.


THAT dream day (and dream business) is what’s waiting for you on the other side of…

When your dream photography business is finally a reality…

You finish your breakfast, grab your coffee, and practically skip to your desk — you’re so excited to pop open your email and read through the inquiry forms that came in last night.

You scroll through the two new inquiry forms, and you’re practically giddy! Both potential clients are so beyond perfect you couldn’t have made them up if you tried.

You open up Lightroom and put the finishing touches on two client galleries before sending them off. Within minutes of pressing send, one of the clients DMs you on Insta with “😭😍 OMG I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!!! I’m going to go through them in-depth when I get home but I couldn’t help but peek now! THANK YOU AGAIN 😭😭”

You spend the afternoon prepping for the family session and the engagement session you have coming up this weekend — organizing your shot list, checking in with your clients and making sure they know what to expect, and wrapping up all the final little details.

Just as you’re about to call it quits for the day, another inquiry comes through (and it’s a referral! The best kind!) — they want to work with you for their engagement and wedding photos, and they wanted to check your availability before they set their wedding date… they’re willing to work around YOUR schedule.

You sit at your desk smiling, and think “wow, I’m really doing it. I’m actually running my own photography business, and it’s working!”


JUMPSTART is a 90-day online program containing my step-by-step roadmap that shows you exactly how to build your photography business from the ground up…

Learn the business foundations you need to confidently attract a steady stream of ideal (and paying!) clients in the next 3 months…

So that you can finally go full-time in your photography business and quit your 9-5, or create a very consistent and fulfilling side hustle.

So that you can be done spinning your wheels with freebies, Facebook groups, non-specific advice, confusion, and overwhelm… and cut straight to the chase with the foundational building blocks you need to build a successful photography business.

It’s everything you need and nothing you don’t, paired with group coaching calls so that you can get the individualized coaching support you need to overcome YOUR specific roadblocks.


I’m a portrait photographer from South Carolina, and I’ve been in the industry for 9 years. Trust me when I say I totally understand your passion for photography and how badly you want a successful business.

It’s also why I understand the way you’re feeling about your business-building journey so far:

Burnt out, frustrated, and wondering when it will be your turn to have that dreamy business that other photographers have. So far, it’s a liiiitle more ‘nightmare’ than ‘sweet dreams’, isn’t it?

I used to be there!

I’m your (soon-to-be) coach, Christa.


Then, after YEARS of trial and error, I finally figured out exactly what I needed to make business ‘click’... 

Which allowed me to go full-time in my business, finally own my own studio, and hire my husband to work alongside me.

We travel to cool places, take plenty of time off through the year, have started investing in real estate.... and doubled our income multiple times thanks to my photography business.

Let me tell you a little secret: the photography business you’re dreaming of is even better than you’re imagining. Being your own boss, setting your own hours, deciding when to take time off, and not having to ask permission from anyone… 

And hearing how excited and thrilled your clients are after you deliver their gallery — that’s honestly what it’s all about. All these years later, it’s still the absolute BEST thing ever.

But the truth is that there’s a lot of misinformation out there about what you actually need to build a successful photography business.

There are so many things that you could implement and it’s hard to know which ones are important (and what you can skip and come back to later).

It can leave you stuck and spinning your wheels for months, or even years. (That adds up to a LOT of lost time and progress!)

That’s why I’m so excited to bring you JUMPSTART. It’s my step-by-step roadmap that contains everything you need to build your photography business from the ground up. It truly is the program I wish I had when I started my business. I would have saved so much time, energy, and frustration if I had the JUMPSTART roadmap.

So I’m really glad that you’re here — I can’t wait to help you save time and energy (and money!!), and finally build the photography business of your dreams.

It’s going to be SO much fun!!

I’ve coached over 50 photographers 

For the past year and a half, 


"Having Christa as my coach has been amazing!! She is so encouraging, passionate about others succeeding and intentional with her time as your coach! "


"Christa is not afraid to give tough love when I need it to propel my business forward."

I have loved working with Christa as a coach. She is so positive and encouraging... and also not afraid to give tough love when it's needed to help propel me forward as I grow my business!

nicole loves working with christa 

"I literally made back my investment in your course within 4 months..." 

...during SLOW season which is crazy to me but proves that it works. I am so appreciative of your course and your support to push me out of my comfort zone. I am so thankful that you are always thinking of how to better your students!



"I truly enjoy being both a photographer & business owner again!" 

Having Christa as my coach has benefitted my business greatly! She helped me establish marketing plans that actually work and do not just involve Instagram. She has given me the tools to be profitable as a portrait photographer and avoid burn out.

So whether you want to quit your 9-5 and go full-time in your business, or you’re just looking for a very fulfilling and lucrative side hustle, JUMPSTART is for you!

Testimonials like those are exactly why I created JUMPSTART…

So that I could help even more photographers achieve success and finally have the business of their dreams.

The first building block to a successful business foundation is understanding your WHY. It’s what drives you, keeps you motivated when things get tough, and reminds you of the bigger picture. It truly is the differentiator between businesses that make it and those that don’t… so I make sure you get started off on the right foot from day one!

How do you attract a steady stream of dream clients? One word: CONSISTENCY.

Achieving consistency across your images, and refining your craft is easier said than done… until you take this module. Inside, you’ll learn my step-by-step process for finding your style, refining your craft, and putting together a super strong portfolio that draws in the clients you can’t wait to work with.

JUMPSTART is a self-paced program that you can consume at your own pace, on your own timeline.



module one

module two

You don’t need an MBA to run a photography business, but you DO need to know some very key things in order to be legally legitimate and ensure you’re reaching profitability (because without profits, it’s not a business, it’s a hobby!)

If you’ve been stuck spinning your wheels wondering what to do next to actually make progress in your business, you’ll most definitely be moving FORWARD after this module. No more confusion, overwhelm, or guessing (and absolutely no more digging through comments on Facebook posts trying to find business advice that works!)



You’ve booked your dream client, and it’s go time — now you need to exude confidence in order for your clients to relax and trust that you’ve got a handle on the session (even if you’re nervous!) Relaxed clients = happy clients = amazing photos (and 5-star reviews!)

In order to exude confidence, you need to execute the 4 key pieces that go into running a session successfully, and I leave no stone unturned here. We’ll cover: 




It contains the business and photography foundations you need to get your business off the ground in a profitable way.

✔️ Communication: it’s your job to GUIDE your clients through the session, be their hype person, and keep everyone calm. Communication is KEY to achieving this, and you’re going to be amazing at it.

✔️ Composition & the rule of thirds: Before you can go wild and get creative, you need to understand focal points and the rule of thirds. This will make your work pop and have people commenting the heart-eyes emoji on all of your posts!

✔️ Cropping: A short and sweet lesson in all the things beginner photographers do wrong when it comes to cropping, and what you actually need to know to get this part right.

✔️ Posing: Learn my proven posing techniques that flatter every single person and body type — from women, men, and children, to couples and families. You’ll always know exactly how to direct your clients to stand so that the photos come out as a 10/10 no matter how many people there are.

In this module, you’ll sit down and figure out who your dream client actually is. Then, you’ll find out how to speak to them and find them!

You’ll learn everything you need to know to spread the word and grow your business:

✔️ The most impactful free vs paid marketing channels
✔️ Using social media powerfully
✔️ Websites and SEO
✔️ Showcasing your portfolio
✔️ Branding and being yourself!
✔️ In-person marketing / networking
✔️ Serving your clients and getting referrals


module six

One place you can make a huge impact on your clients is with their gallery experience! We make sure that you’re delivering your images with a bang using a software that’s beautiful and easy to navigate on your client’s end. You’ll also set up an automated system to collect Google reviews when you wrap things up and thank them for being so amazing (psst… Google reviews boosts SEO! This is super important.)


module eight

Once your business is set up and you’ve figured out how to find and talk to your dream clients, it’s time to get ready for them to PAY YOU! By the end of this module, you’ll know exactly what to price your services at, what your deposit structure is, what online system works best for sending proposals and signing contracts, and how to keep strong records so you’re legally covered at all points.


module seven

It’s everything you need from start to finish to make your dream business a reality.

go at your own pace modules

follow a proven roadmap


lifetime access to program

PLUS you get these amazing bonuses

that will take you beyond the foundations and into pro-status in no time:

One of the most time-consuming parts of being a photographer is the photo editing process… but it doesn’t have to be. The more streamlined you can make this process, the quicker you can be, which means your profitability goes up. Editing can also make or break the consistency of your photos, so I give you my tried-and-true process for ensuring you achieve images that look cohesive across your entire portfolio.

PLUS, you get my go-to preset and step-by-step editing videos to cut your editing time in half!


If you’re newer to photography, this mini-course will equip you with the knowledge you need to start shooting in manual mode with confidence. We cover:

✔️ Gear — the full run-down on cameras, lenses, computers, memory cards, and how to know when it’s time to upgrade.
✔️ Camera settings (and how to use it properly) — everything from ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, to indoor vs outdoor camera settings, to getting compression and lens length.
✔️ Lighting — feel completely confident and comfortable whether it’s summer, overcast, shady, or you’re shooting indoors.
✔️ And more! 

This mini-course gives you everything you need to get your images right IN-CAMERA (so that you can cut your editing time way down).



You’ll be able to return to the materials for a refresher any time you want!

Self-paced online program (LIFETIME access) – $1497 Value

Bonus modules to take you beyond the foundations into pro-status (LIFETIME access) – $497 Value

Worksheets, templates, presets, tutorials, and all supportive materials possible that make implementation a breeze – $497 Value

No fluff, filler, or anything you don’t need – Priceless



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Q: How much time do I have to dedicate each week to the program?

A: You can consume the modules at your own pace, so the time you dedicate is up to you. However, I do recommend setting aside at least 2 hours a week to work on the materials and practice your photography skills for consistency.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I JUST bought my camera. Is this program right for me?

A: If you bought your camera with the intention of starting a business, then yes! If you’re still unsure whether a photography business is for you, then the decision is yours — you do have lifetime access to all the materials so you can always come back to them in the future if you jump in and decide that it’s not quite the right time for you.

Q: I’ve been a photographer for 4 years but I’m only 1 year into business building. Is this right for me?

A: Yes! As a more seasoned photographer, you might not get a lot of use out of the manual mode bonus mini-program, but the rest of the program will be perfect for you as long as your business isn’t already thriving (however, if it was thriving, I don’t think you’d be reading this! So I think JUMPSTART is perfect for you!)

Q: Do I have to know what niche I want to be in before joining JUMPSTART?

A: No! I actually don’t recommend that photographers niche down too early in their careers, because otherwise you might miss out on a type of photography that you love doing! Staying open to all types of photography at the beginning of your business also allows you to take on as many clients as possible.

However, if you’ve already niched and know what you want to focus on, that’s great too! JUMPSTART meets you where you’re at.

Q: Do we have any 1:1 access to you?

A: No, you do not have 1:1 access to me by purchasing this program. 

Q: What happens after I enroll? 

A: Once you choose your payment option and go through the checkout process, you’ll receive an email from me welcoming you to JUMPSTART and giving you a rundown of the live call times and how to join them etc. You’ll also receive a second email giving you all the details you need to access the online portion of the program.

Q: My schedule is often all over the place. What if I can’t make it to one of the live calls?

 The live calls are recorded and uploaded to your online portal within a few hours, so if you can’t make it live, you’ll still be able to watch them! If you have any questions you’d like me to answer, you’ll have the option to submit them beforehand so I can make sure to address them even if you can’t be there live.

Doing it the hard way (the way you’ve been doing it) costs so much valuable time… time that you could use to actually work with your dream clients, build your portfolio, bring in money, and get reviews and referrals.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED to launch your photography business and start attracting clients that want to pay you is on the other side of the button that says “I’M READY”.

In just 90 days, you’ll have your business foundations set, you’ll be well on your way to nailing your signature style and landing your dream clients, and the path to taking your business full-time will finally be clear.

So if you’re ready to stop feeling frustrated, to quit guessing, and relying on trial-and-error, hoping that the next thing you try will be the thing to get you to where you want to be… 

And if you’re ready for a roadmap to success, to learn from someone who’s been where you are and knows how to get you to where you want to be, to FINALLY take action that you know is going to pay off…

Join us inside JUMPSTART, and let’s get going on building that photography business of your dreams!!


I can’t wait to see you on the inside of JUMPSTART! 

ok, i'm ready!!!

You’ll have everything you need to make your dream a reality.

You don’t have to build your business the hard way anymore.

Self-paced online program (LIFETIME access) – $1497 Value

Bonus modules to take you beyond the foundations into pro-status (LIFETIME access) – $497 Value

Worksheets, templates, presets, tutorials, and all supportive materials possible that make implementation a breeze – $497 Value

No fluff, filler, or anything you don’t need – Priceless



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I completely understand. Every dollar invested in your business is an important one! My goal isn’t to make this investment back, but to 5-10X it! Let’s make this the year everything changes.

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