We weren’t interested in creating another bullshit, vanilla, cookie-cutter online community. So, we created Camera Queens instead.
A creative community that emboldens you to find your focus and FLOURISH!Ready: You download the Camera Queens Info Pack. Find yourself nodding along so hard that you wonder where we’ve been all your life. (Answer: Waiting for you, gf!) Set: You decide you can’t do another day of biz without us in your corner. (Smart.) Book in your call with Belle to see if this is the right place for you. (Even smarter.) Shoot!: Sign up and start accessing all your rad onboarding stuff. Join our members-only FB group The Hive and meet your new biz BFFs. Bask in the good vibes. F*ck yeah!
Here’s the problem...
Unfortunately, this isn’t the current reality for the majority of photographers. Most actually begin their businesses like this -
No community or hands on support
I know what it feels like to start out: blindly learning to build a brand on your own while juggling the demands of life/family/motherhood/your regular 9-5, battling inevitable comparisonitis, feeling pressured to figure out a niche offering while simultaneously scrambling to snap up every opportunity that presents itself. (Because #BillsBillsBills.)
Breathe easy, queen – you’re not alone. (*So* not alone.) That’s why I created the Camera Queens: because I know how lonely it feels to have to pave your own way with little commercial experience and even less support.
No potent branding
With nothing but pricing and availability to set them apart, their marketing strategy is to specialise in way too many things at once, cross their fingers and hope for the best. They don’t know who they are in this field, and neither do their potential customers.
No powerful online presence
Most photographers don’t know how to bring their most potent selves to their online space. I’m talking copy, graphic design and nailing your authentic expression in a way your niche and ideal client is craving to feel.
No business experience
1 in 3 new small businesses fail within the first year of starting their business. It’s not enough to have talent; knowing how YOU need to show up in your business is what takes you from hobbyist to heart based business owner.
In my experience, all of this eventually leads to photographers feeling isolated, in scarcity and making one too many mistakes, costing you time, money and energy (that you don’t have) which holds your business back.
Soon enough, comparison ends up running the show and both you and your business suffer.
You end up relying on generic free resources and groups that aren’t specific to your unique business, or overpaying for private mentorship without a supportive community to lean on behind the scenes.
Women begin pitching themselves against one another, and eventually it drains the life and magic from your business and your passion.
Well, not on my watch!
Hi, I’m Belle
Award-winning published photographer. Speaker. Proud mama of two. Unapologetic feminist, collector of punk records, and enthusiastic Espresso Martini drinker (but not all at the same time...usually.).
I’ve seen, done, shot, won, and experienced a lot of cool shit during my career as one of Australia’s most sought- after professional photographers – and now, I’m sharing it all with you. Why? Because, hot damn, I wish I’d had a no-BS mentor (and crackin’ community to boot) when I was starting out.
I had to learn the hard way, making plenty of mistakes, investing thousands of dollars and hours in countless mentors and putting a lot on the line to turn my passion into a potent, six figure business.
In the end, it wasn’t just the education or the networking alone that made me successful…
It was the support and strength of the community I worked so hard to create around me, that helped me feel seen, safe and held enough to embody the truth of who I am as a photographer.
It doesn’t matter how good you are behind a camera or how much potential you have. The power and impact of your work will only ever be as successful as how you feel when you show up for it – when you find your focus.
As a wild advocate for women supporting women, I created the Camera Queens because I know how lonely it feels to have to pave your own way with no support.
As a fierce advocate for photographers having the tools and support they need to thrive, I just knew I had to create something that the industry hadn’t seen before; something that I so desperately needed at certain points of my career. A community where authenticity and collaboration are at the forefront, and you’re free to focus on what truly lights you up!
The Camera Queens is the home to all my secrets to building a potent photography business - The mind-blowing tools and technical skills, personal development, business mentoring and the life-changing community element that truly is my superpower.
Who is this for?
The Camera Queens is a community for women (or those identifying as) and non-binary folk, with a special focus on:
✔ Emerging Portrait Photographers - Whether you’re a hobbyist, brand new biz owner, or a creative of any kind with some basic camera knowledge and a desire to do the inner work - this is your new home for education, direction, biz knowledge and the community you need to hit the ground running and THRIVE from the start.
✔ Experienced Storytellers - Whether you’ve had 5 years or 15 years behind the camera, it’s easy to find yourself stuck, stagnant and seeking your next level of success. This is your chance to unlock the potency of your passion, earn more, play more and feel undeniably supported in the way you’ve always wanted.
We’re here to be change-makers, trend-setters, rule- breakers, and mindset-disrupters; to stand proudly, confidently in our weirdness while daring to do things differently. We believe that *vanilla* only belongs in a vodka martini, never in your personality. Individuality is a muse; difference is a teacher - and celebrating both is just how we roll.
TL;DR: We’re quirky and we know it - and never apologise for it.
- CAMERA QUEENS
How It Works:
The Camera Queens is a Potent AF, online 12 month container, comprising of:
✔ 12 x Monthly LIVE group coaching calls with Belle Verdiglione on business, strategy, photography and all the technical support you need to grow exponentially.
Valued at $3600
✔ 12 x LIVE and pre-recorded Masterclasses with Superstar Guest Speakers who are experts in their field such as Hayley Carr, Steph Gorton, Jarrad Seng, Jody D'Arcy, Bobbi Lockyer, Jess Williamson, Rachel Callander, Stepha Doyle, Tim Morrison, Chris Garbacz from Studio Ninja to name a few!
Valued at $3600
✔ Belle's very own secret sweet honey; the C-A-M-E-R-A method. Go at your own pace trainings aka snapshots to devour and really deep dive into the photography world. These snapshots are the lifeforce of your business and you will test and measure every inch of the way to recognise the work you have.
+The Get-Sh!t-Done Workbook
Ever wished for a roadmap to business success when starting out? Shit, we sure did. That’s why we came up with our signature Get Shit Done Workbook; an easy-to-follow resource that shows you how to implement each step towards mindfully build a thriving photography business (minus the endless YouTube clips and boring eBooks you’ll never read).
Valued at $3997 - Coming Sept
✔ 24/7 Access to the Camera Queens intimate private community, "The Hive" to ground you in guidance and support when you need it most.
Valued at $997
Plus, Queens Only Bonuses such as:
- Belle's very own Family and Motherhood Styling Guide Template that you can edit to make as your own- Valued at $49
- Photographer Pricing Calculator: Confidently creating the photography femmepire of your dreams means confidently knowing your value and nailing your pricing. Never be left short-changed and confused about pricing again with this comprehensive calculator specifically designed with a sustainable and profitable biz in mind. Get clear on what it really costs you to be in business and feel secure in your numbers before you even start - Valued at $49
- Access to 40+ hours of mindblowing content Valued at $6,600
- Camera Queens Welcome Pack - Valued at $45
- Access to Queens Only discount codes to events, workshops, excursions and special offers on selected offerings
- Social networking events to really connect with your Queen community
- Camera Queens Members Benefit Area with discounts and offers from leading industry affiliates
- Referrals galore as you are part of the official Camera Queens Member's Directory
- Camera Queens Mobile App so you access the snapshots, masterclasses and calls anywhere, anytime and you can learn on the go
What the Queens are saying
The Camera Queens
Our promise to you? No industry jargon overkill. No icky marketing tactics. No *mean-girl* vibes. Just an immersive, dynamic, tatas-to-the-wall 12-month online mentoring experience that fuses unbridled creativity with tried-and-true business success foundations, all backed by an uplifting community where authenticity and collaboration are at the heart of it all.
✔ 1 year coaching with Belle
✔ 12 x LIVE group coaching Q&A calls -Valued at $3,600
✔ 12 x masterclasses with world renown experts - Valued at $3,600
✔ Belle's very own secret sweet honey; the C-A-M-E-R-A method. This method is the exact one I’ve used to grow my own business & brand and now I want to share it with you.
These pre-recorded, watch anywhere anytime trainings are going to get you laser focused with everything you need to grow this business, stand out, become recognised as the world class photographer you deep down know you are and ultimately get more clients simply and with ease
+ The Get-Shit-Done Workbook
Because let’s be real, you can watch all the videos, dream up all the ideas… but nothing happens without action. This workbook allows you to dive deep into the photography & business world. These snapshots are the life force of your business and you will test and measure every inch of the way to recognise the work you have done - Valued at $3,997
✔ 24/7 access to the kickass private Camera Queens Community; "the Hive" is buzzing and ready to support you - Valued at $997
✔ Camera Queens Welcome Pack - Valued at $45
Bonus 1: Family and Motherhood Styling Guide Template - Valued at $49
Bonus 2: Photographer Pricing Calculator - Valued at $49
Bonus 3: Access to Queens only discount codes and special offers - Valued at PRICELESS
Bonus 4: Camera Queens Mobile App so you access the snapshots, masterclasses and calls anywhere, anytime and you can learn on the go -Valued at PRICELESS
Bonus 5: Access to 40+ hours of mindblowing content -Valued at $6,600
Total Value: $18,937
Your investment is just $1997 (SAVE $16,940)
BOOK A CALL WITH BELLE
"So many things! The amazing community, all the women in this group are amazing, I’ve made life long friends here. Our community feels like family. The content has been incredible, I’ve loved learning more about myself, expanding my knowledge, figuring out who I am and what I want, all the photography knowledge. Joining CQ was like divinely timed for me, exactly what I needed to succeed this second time around (my last ‘business’ was me just mucking around and not really showing up - could have easily been the same this time)."
“I love feeling part of something. A group of women that are all so unique and amazing and strong, and as a group so positive and supportive. I'm not the most active member but I'm here for it all the same."
“I love the ongoing support not only from Belle but from other queens. It’s so nice to have a community to bounce ideas off, help solve problems and generally just hang out with. Camera queens catch ups always leave you buzzing."
This looks so juicy! I want to join but I honestly can't afford this right now
I’m just starting out and yet to make any money with my photography. Is this worth it for me?
I want to join but feel anxious - can you help?
I’m not a photographer, but I’d so love to join these masterclasses and be in your community! Can I still join?
How many Queens can attend the in person events?
I don't live in Perth, Western Australia. Can I still join the Camera Queens?
What if I can't make the LIVE masterclasses or coaching calls?
What currency are your prices in?
Who is in the Camera Queens?
"I love the vibe of the hive! I always walk away from every class with a smile and can-do attitude. I’ve learnt more about photography, running a small biz & myself in this last year than I have in my entire life!! The energetics of the Queens is next level. Women are phenomenal and that alone is celebrated being part of the hive! So grateful!"
We believe in community over competition, that two heads are better than one, a safe place to vent is an
underrated business resource, and that loneliness ain’t your friend – but hot damn, we sure wanna be.
See you on the inside, Queen!
BOOK A CALL WITH BELLE
We say, ‘Fuck normal.’ (Often, in fact.) We don’t prescribe to following the rules.
We’re wildly passionate, deeply imaginative, refreshingly rebellious, and ballsy-AF.
When they try to hold us back or keep us down, we go our own way...
- CAMERA QUEENS