for photographers

Starting a business is hard work and there seem to be a million options for everything! Editing, labs, album design and client management systems can become overwhelming in the blink of an eye. After 8 + years of trial and error I'm so thankful for the tools and resources that make every day in business so much easier! 

I hope you enjoy this collection of tools + resources I've put together! I sure hope this helps you along your business journey. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have!  I'm happy to help. 

My mentor sessions include in-depth descriptions and in person examples of all these tools + more! If you're thinking of mentoring with me feel free to reach out for more information! I can't wait to meet you and help you along this fun journey.


our workflow


Tools + Resources

Adobe Lightroom
This is the tool I use for the bulk of my editing. This is such a powerful tool for beginner and advanced photographers alike.

Photo Mechanic
I can't brag enough about how helpful this tool is for my business. It allows me to quickly and efficiently cull through thousands of images without waiting for them to load. 

Pixellu Smart Albums
I used to HATE making albums + books...but thanks to this program those days are long gone. From family projects to professional albums this software is amazing!

Blog Stomp
This software makes blogging a breeze! From resizing images to directly uploading to your blog this program does everything. QUICK and EASY! 

Developing your style and craft is something that is always evolving and becoming better! Having an extra set of eyes to point out helpful tips and solve frusterating technical problems can save you YEARS of trial and error! 

enhance your skill


Most of us start this journey of being photographers because we are creative. Oftentimes in our passion to create beautiful images we fail to remember that this is still a business. There are tons of steps you should take to make sure your business is legit, protected and in the you a successful profit! This isn’t the stuff we usually like as creatives, but it’s SO important and NECESSARY for your success! 

stay organized


Overwhelmed by HOURS of editing and wondering WHEN you will possibly be caught up? I’ve been there and it’s the worst feeling in the world. Clients constantly asking when their photos will be finished and feeling like you can never take a break. This isn’t the freedom you envisioned by start your own business! There is a way to enjoy photography AND have freedom in your life. Let’s figure it out together.

get your life back


So many times in my business I’ve had lightbulb moments. Moments that I’ve realized how things could be so much better if I learned to make small changes. Usually these lightbulb moments have come from others! I’m so thankful for the photographers + business owners that have helped my business become successful. Helping others on their journey is a priviledge and responsibility I don’t accept lightly. My door (or inbox!) is always open to help you along the way!

in this together


peak inside my bag




Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 5D Mark III

Canon 35 mm 1.4
Canon 50 mm 1.2
Canon 85 mm 1.4
Canon 100 mm Macro 2.8 
Canon 24-70 mm 2.8
Canon 70-200 mm 2.8

Pelican Camera Case
Holdfast Money Maker Strap

Danielle & Drake

What can I not say about Clare Bertrand? Our mentor session with her was amazing, she was so welcoming and detailed with the steps we needed to take to run a successful photography business. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!"



Highly recommend afternoons spent learning from one of the best in the business! I can guarantee that Clare is the sweetest person you’ll ever meet!"


I’m so glad that I decided to do a mentor session with Clare! She is so much fun to work with and offers an abundance of useful tips and information! As a somewhat new photographer, it was so nice to sit and chat about all the things I was struggling with. Clare helped me grow my business and worked with me on adding structure to my workflow. Definitely recommend a session with her if you are wanting to expand your photography career.”

She is so much fun to work with and offers an abundance of useful tips and information! 






Palm Shop







Client Management Software to keep business owners 
efficient + organized!

Client photo galleries + online photo backup. Online lab ordering and app are just a few goodies included.

Literally my entire life is inside Trello. Not sure what I would do without this powerful + FREE tool!

Client Management Software to keep business owners 
efficient + organized!

Beautiful and easy to use email templates. Marketing made easy!

Miller's provides excellent service and super quick delivery. I've always been super pleased with their products.

I LOVE using for my business cards and paper products. Their quality and service are unbeatable.

An efficient way to manage your social media and schedule posts. User friendly and intuitive! 

Davey and Krista provide an amazing service for all your web design needs. From templates to personal branding I highly recommend!


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If you feel like you are ready to take your business to the next level: or just want practical advice from someone who’s been through it, don’t hesitate to contact me! 

I offer a variety of coaching sessions in person + over video chat! I can’t wait to meet you and begin our friendship!



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