Building a business is so much more than just taking pretty pictures

There is SO much more to running a photography business than just taking pretty pictures. For most photographers, your first years in business are incredibly overwhelming, just trying to figure it all out. It can feel lonely, scary, and exhausting. One thing that is so incredibly important to me is creating a supportive community and resouces for growing photographers to help you create the thriving business of your dreams. Trust me, there is room for us all in the industry. I also want to help you create this business without giving up your entire life. I went deep down the hustle rabbit hole and worked basically every weekend for two years. I felt like I was creating this amazing business, but it was coming at the cost of living my life. I took a lot of hard routes and didn't get the help I needed, convinced I could just do everything all by myself. It is hard as a new photographer to find that community and know where to turn to. I am here to invite you into my community and be the person who can help you get where you want to be without working 24/7 and getting burned out. 

The Creative Business Plan

Marketing course for photographers


Are you struggling to market your photography business? Frustrated by the lack of quality leads, over get ghosted by your dream clients, and tired of feeling lost in a sea of photographers? The good news is, it doesn’t have to be that way and you don’t have to do it alone. 


The Creative Business Plan is an online course designed specifically for photographers. This comprehensive course guides you through strategic methods to market your business to your ideal clients without relying on expensive ads. You are going to get proven, organic and sustainable marketing strategies, covering SEO and Google optimization, blogging techniques, Pinterest utilization, and relationship marketing.


But that’s not all because generating leads is only part of the process.That's why the course goes beyond marketing tactics to show you ways to stand out in a saturated market and effectively convert leads into booked clients.


Marketing isn’t scary or hard, you just need a friend to show you how.


Get the course - $149

The Podcast: Finding balance between business & life

The Creative Business Plan Podcast

Tune in each week for conversations about how we can work smarter, not harder in our businesses. Leave each episode with actionable tips to start incorporating into your business right away!


I am passionate about business marketing & experience driven wedding photography. You will hear this through every podcast episode.


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 I'm Charley!

You're marketing bestie

wedding photographer, podcaster, and marketing coach for photographers

Most Saturdays, I photograph weddings. The rest of the time you can find me balancing working from home and snuggling my daughter. As a wife and mama, it was important to me to find balance between having a thriving business and living the life I truly wanted. For me, this looks like being present and spending a ton with my family while still bringing in a sustainable income for my family (& more!). 

I have always been a community over competition type of gal. I am passionate about helping other photographers create and scale their own businesses in a way that makes your heart happy outside of business.

Before I was a photographer, I worked in sales for Marriott. Through photography, I found my love of marketing. I could talk about marketing ALL.DAY.LONG. When I started coaching photographers, I wanted to do it all, teach everything I knew. Eventually I decided organic marketing was where my heart was at and what I really wanted to share non-stop. 


Download the free guide to photographing your first wedding & printable day of shot checklist

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The Shop

Find templates & resources for your business in the shop

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Wedding Photography

Visit my wedding photography business - Modern Moments Photography

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Join the Facebook Community

Join the photographer community group on Facebook to get connected and ask questions! 

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Get the free wedding day shot list

This printable list is perfect to take to a wedding day to ensure you are capturing all the little details and moments that make the day

"Charley is one of the most talented people ever. I am very grateful our paths crossed. She cares so deeply about all her clients, ensuring they are educated and helped. She feels like a friend and just simply helps your needs in your business. Nothing is off the table, very detailed and smooth execution of business details. If you're already a photographer for a few years or a new photographer, there is something for you. You can tell she loves what she does. I would highly recommend Charley to anyone for any type of mentorship from her!"

-Molly C

My Gear & Accessories

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