Photographer’s Planner – Black & White Striped
Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 45 customer ratings
(45 customer reviews)



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Over 270 pages + 12 tabs


  • 1 Pocket Folder
  • 12 Unlabeled Tabs (you write the month)
  • 1 – 2 Page Year At A Glance spread
  • 4 Pages – 12 month client session rolodex
  • 1 Page Personal Information
  • 12 undated monthly sections (see below what’s included)

INCLUDED IN EACH MONTH (12 months in all)

  • 1 Page Objectives & Measurables with a daily responsibility chart
  • 2 page Monthly Calendar undated
  • 2 Page Client Workflow Sheet
  • 1 Page Big Ideas & Goal Planning
  • 1 Page Social Media Post Planner & Growth Tracker
  • 2 Pages of Tasks broken down into categories
  • 1 Page Client Payment Records (fits 23 clients)
  • 1 Page Blog Post Planner
  • 5 Weeks of Daily Planning
  • 1 Page Brainstorming Sheet
  • 12 Tabs – The sturdy tab system helps you navigate through your necessary business info like a pro.
  • The 1-page pocket folder will make all other contract & receipt organizers jealous.
  • Year at a Glance Special Date markers make it easy to use the 12 (monthly) boxes to track things of the utmost importance. Birthday, anniversaries, workshops, & National Hug Your Mailman Day (obviously). It also has plenty of space to write your year’s’ major goals (like beating last year’s revenue, finding 24 new clients, or finally learning how to sing the alphabet backwards. In Yiddish.)
  • 12 Month Session Rolodex – make life that much easier with an at-a-glance sessions list for the entire year!
  • Personal Info Page – Handle your personal info like a total pro. Track your business links, favorite sites & resources, and forums & magazines all while jotting down personal growth ideas, possible income streams, and blog post ideas–all setting you up for monumental successes. (Don’t say we didn’t warn you.)
  • Monthly Measurables Page – Measure your monthly goals & objectives.You can now track things like your number of clients (and how many of those were referrals), average session turnaround times, and increases in social media followers. Throw in the fact that you can keep an eye on monthly marketing behavior, and ensure monthly office tasks (like bookkeeping, email, ordering, etc.) stay in line, and you’re set for LIFE…or at least for the next 12 months.
  • Task Organizer – Need to remember day-to-day details? With your new planner, you can decide which days get slotted with a particular task. (Editing, family time, meal planning, the chiseling of a life-size marble statue of Chris Pratt.)
  • Map out your big ideas or goals! You’ve got ‘em, we’ll help you reach them.
  • 12 Monthly Calendars – The 12 blank calendar months make tracking progress completely manageable–and even a fair amount of pure, unadulterated FUN. (Pro tip: Write down your Facebook likes at the beginning of the month, and then again at the end. Bask in the glory of your growth. Celebrate with a martini. Dry, extra olives.)
  • Client Workflow Pages – Make your workflow work for you. This flexible element lets you keep your thumb on the pulse of client processes, from contracts and photographing to culling, editing, and order placements. (Want more? You can also use the pages to track bill due dates or home chores.)
  • Social Media Schedule Pages – By scheduling out your posts ahead of time, you’ll become the Beyoncé of Facebook posts. (Not to mention Twitter, Pinterest, and G+.)
  • Customized To-Do’s Page – This delivers the freedom you crave with the ability to scrawl out your own headers and decide exactly how to make the magic happen.
  • Weekly Planning Pages – Sometimes a month is too much, which is where weekly planning makes an appearance. Daily obligations, ideas, marketing, daily sessions, culling/editing, orders, sales…the list goes on and on…while your photography biz grows and grows.
  • Session Income Pages – Cash money reporting lets you track client payments, retainers, and product orders without screwing the pooch or backing up the books.
  • Blogging shouldn’t be blah. This is the perfect place for you to jot down the long list of blog post ideas that are chomping at the bit to be brought into the world, (and then make note of which ones are drafted, published, and shared).
  • And the planner wouldn’t be complete without some good ol’ brainstorming. Whatever your wild & creative heart desires, there’s a delegated place for it.
The details


We take great pride in the quality of our planners.  As the owner of Colorvale®, my entire soul goes into the development of these so that you truly have a planner that allows you to grow your business.  These are not just a day planner.  The layout is designed exactly how I run my businesses, with mission & organization in mind.  Each step of development is planned around sturdiness & durability.  However, the process of creating these books is done by hand … each and every one of them.  The signs of this may be in the form of a rare couple crinkled paper corners, a tiny indentation or gentle bend in the binding.   This will in no way affect the functionality of your planner but rather lend to it’s personality.  Like us humans, not every inch of us is perfect and rather unique.  With that said though, these anomalies are not common but normal.  Our planners are handmade!!

An email will be sent to you when your product has been shipped. If you do not receive this information it may have gone to your junk mail. Please double check this.

For planners & other tangible items: (Pretty) please allow 3-5 business days for us to process your order after it is received. Then, your new best business tool will be shipped from Howell, Michigan and it will be in your mailbox (yay!) in 1-3 business days in the US and 10-14 business days internationally (though some countries may take longer).

Yes! However, we currently do not ship to all countries, but will very shortly. Please contact us before placing an order.

For ALL international shipments: Once your package leaves our facility there is NO way for us to trace or insure it. Your country may request additional taxes & duties that you are responsible for.

You will receive a USPS tracking link to find out the ship status. It is up to the buyer to ensure they are able to receive their package.

Products may not be returned or exchanged. We take quality very seriously at Colorvale and each product that leaves our store has been looked over a dozen times to make sure it is crisp & beautiful. Once a book leaves our store and finds its way to someone else, we can’t guarantee that it’ll stay in perfect, top-notch condition. We want each customer to receive a shiny and new product that has never been to someone else’s home or office or worse. We hope you understand our no exchanges or returns policy and the reasoning behind it.

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Weight 4 lbs

45 reviews for Photographer’s Planner – Black & White Striped

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah Norman: I absolutely love my planner from Colorvale. I purchased the bound version because I’m bad about actually printing things I buy and I am SO glad I did. This planner exceeded my expectations in every way possible. I know I am going to be able to stay organized and achieve bigger and better goals this year because of this planner!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nancy at Wold’s Photo Arts: The Photographer’s Planner has what you need to keep organized. It’s thorough, organized in a logical manner, has monthly and daily calendar pages, client workflow, places for goals and actual results plus much more.

    I had purchased the DIY printable version and realized that I wanted it already finished. I then purchased the pre-made bound version and don’t regret it for a minute. I’d highly recommend it to any photographer who likes to be organized and keep things in one place. It’s a great tactile product.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mandy Moracco: Love, Love, Love this planner!! I kept going back and forth if I really needed this and Im sooo glad I decided to get it! Running a business is a lot of work and time, and keeping everything organized is crucial! This has everything you can think of to help you run your photography business! It has already made a huge difference in keeping me organized. Thank you so much Stacie! All your products are awesome:)

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jamie Steckelberg Scott: It is absolutely beautiful! Completely exceeds my expectations! Thick, durable, well organized and functional. Cant wait to start writing in it! May need to go buy new pens!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    dvent1111@aol com: “I just received my planner and am in love! This planner has everything I need. Right now my stuff (calendar, workflow chart,client list etc) is all over the place, My office is a disaster. This is perfect having it all in one spot.

    I will be ordering this every year! Thanks for saving me from the chaos of my office!!”

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicole Trask: I received my planner in the mail today and I was so shocked by how PERFECT it was!! I was not expecting it to be so big and filled with such detail and organization. It was totally beyond my expectations. She really put a lot of thought into creating an all-inclusive planner. I feel being a very well organized photographer is in the works for 2014, Thanks to Stacie! Thanks so much for putting your all into this!!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah C.: “I will admit, I debated purchasing this planner since it was released. I was back and forth about the price, but I kept coming back to look at it. Finally, my husband caught on and convinced me to buy it. {It didn’t take much convincing!}

    I. Love. It.

    It’s huge, even bigger than I expected. The quality is excellent, and the organization is perfect. I love that it includes a client workflow sheet, goals vs actuals each month, and profit and expenses tracking. This planner has really changed the way I run my business, for the better, and I highly recommend it to others.”

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amy Vickery: “I love everything about this planner! It has so many options to customize it, and fit it to your personal business style, but also has tracking and goal sheets, to help you to maximize efficiency and really make sure you’re stepping up your game and not getting complacent.

    The cover and dividers are heavy and durable as well.

    Can’t say enough great things about this!”

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jessalyn Pugh Photography: I have referred everyone I know to this planner…I am just starting my business full time and have been working out of folders, notebooks, and a tiny little pocket planner! I went from needing a whole office worth of supplies to this handy dandy notebook {can you tell I have a toddler with that reference haha!} and it has saved my LIFE!! I absolutely cannot thank you enough for you brilliance, Stacie! And your wonderful customer service & friendly personality!!!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!! This is my favorite business tool to date & worth every single penny!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amber: Thank you thank you!! I just received my planner and it is beautifully made ! My OCD thanks you lol!!!!! Kudos to all who had a part in creating such a functional amazing tool ! I will def be ordering every year !!!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lora: “I wasn’t really surprised by how amazing the quality of this planner is. Stacie always seems to have top quality actions and I was expecting just as much in the quality and work in this planner.

    This planner is HUGE. It’s big but it’s jam packed with everything you need. I actually got this for my freelance business as a graphic designer. Although I do dabble in photography as well, I knew this planner would fit what I was looking for just the same.

    I got the ALL BLACK version which is great because I’m super OCD (that’s why I’m a designer!) and I don’t really like patterns too much. The cover is so luxurious and soft! It’s like a soft matte black and feels almost ‘plush’. The individual black dividers also have the same feel. Over all, this is an amazing planner for the value. There are generic planners out there that are way over $60. This is totally worth every penny! Can’t wait to start using it”

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Susan Berta Photography: I was hesitant to buy this planner because of the price. After searching the web for weeks I couldn’t find anything that really worked for a photographer & kept coming back to this. I am SO SO GLAD I went with this planner!! I expected a good quality, however this planner is better than that! I purchased this in the winter & still use this daily! It has helped me keep everything organized!! Ill be purchasing another for next year for sure!! You can see how much passion & work went into this, all the way to their shipping. tissue paper, cute notes…it just adds that little bit of something.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Denise: “I wrote a review on my own site in regards to this planner when it first arrived but wanted to wait at least a couple of weeks before submitting an official review here. I guess you can say I wanted to ‘test drive’ this planner first. So with that said, I honestly can’t imagine ever wanting or needing a planner besides this one. I carry it with me almost daily to the point where it has basically become an extension of myself and my business, lol. The thought and detail that went into this planner are amazing! I’m able to keep track of all of my session information (session dates, deposit amounts, etc) as well as trackin everything from my monthly goals, social media posts to my business expenses and so much more. I love that dates aren’t included so you can start/stop the planner whenever you like. This has been an awesome organizational tool and investment. I honestly don’t have one negative thing to say about it. Thank you Colorvale for putting out such a quality product! You have a customer for life ;)”

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Courtney: I was hesitant to buy this because of the price at first, But then i thought why the heck not?! I just received it in the mail today, and I was beyond impressed. It is so well made. has everything you could possible think you would need to plan and track everything business wise. I love the social media tracking. I love everything about it and don’t plan on using anything else ever!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Patricia: Being the frugal person that I am, I debated and debated whether I should purchase this planner. I searched all over for just the right planner but I couldn’t find anything that had what I needed until now. I ordered the Black and Gold cover planner and it is absolutely gorgeous! I am so glad I now own this business must – have. Because it is a must in our business to be organized. I have most of Colorvales’ products and they are pure perfection. I can now add this fantastic planner to the many items I recommend from Colorvale.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lindsey: If I’m being honest, I’m not a naturally organized person nor am I the most business minded. This planner has changed my business. I know that sounds dramatic but I really have changed the way I work. I am so much more organized and there is literally a place for everything. I use different colored highlighters to keep track of sessions, urgent business maters, my personal appointments (non business related), and a different color for each of my two kids and husband. There is plenty of room to keep track of all my business needs and my personal life. I also love that the planner comes blank and you can fill it in yourself. It took more time in the beginning but I really loved starting a new planner in September and going through to next September (along with my kids’ school year). The planner is quite large but it hasn’t bothered me at all! I will definitely order this for years to come!!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Katie: I am obsessed with this planner! I was so excited to finally find a planner specifically geared toward photographers. I use it daily to help keep my business and my personal life organized. The only drawback for me is that I don’t sell prints, only digital files, and this planner is made for someone who does. It would be nice if a few of the charts meant for tracking print sales could be modified for those who aren’t selling prints. Still, I would purchase it again in a heartbeat! In fact, I plan on purchasing another next year. Cheers!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alyssa: I love my planner! A photographers planner made by an awesome photographer herself! I expected nothing less than awesomeness from Stacie! It is perfectly set up! My favorite thing is that I can start it and finish it whenever I want too! Thank you Stacie for creating this helpful tool for us!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tina: I am in Planner heaven! So impressed by the quality and amount of info packed into this great planner. I have always used a paper planner and was reluctant to give up using one in lieu of online organization tools. So glad I found this!!!! Thank you!!!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kaitlin Erica Photography: I had been looking for a planner that would suit my needs as a photographer and came across this website. SO excited and happy that I did! I looked over the planner’s description and KNEW I had to have it! I was certainly not disappointed when I received it either! The quality is outstanding. It has everything that I need in it. SO HAPPY. Thank you!!!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Katie Brock: I am a total planner snob. I buy way too many and usually am happy with bits and pieces of each other them, but never completely satisfied. I don’t have to look any further, because this planner is everything that I need! I first saw this amazing product IN PERSON at the Senior’s Ignite event. I was amazed at the sheer size of the book. I am so glad that I found !

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    TinaThelen: I have always been a planner junkie if sorts, but never quite found one that fit” my style. That is until now! This planner ROCKS!!! It’s my constant resource. I love the layout and the sturdiness of the product. It’s with me everywhere I go with my business! Absolutely the BEST planner for my photography biz!! Thanks Stacie!!!”

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Leesa: I have been eyeing this amazing planner and then my husband bought it for me. This planner is absolutely amazing and I love it. Thank you for creating such an amazing planner and session organizer

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tammylabarweddings: Expected a great planner, but never expected how brilliant this is. I no longer need my 3 other planners. Just this one planner can organize my business and life! Xo

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This is by far the best planner on the market. I am picky about planners and tend to get a few a year because I can never find on that fits all my needs. This is the only planner that has lasted me throughout a year without needing any other options. This is my second time purchasing a Colorvale planner and I can’t imagine ever buying another one. It has everything you need: calendars, social media tracking, marketing schedules, workflow, income tracker, etc. If there is one thing to do for your business that you won’t regret it’s buying this planner!

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    So happy with this product! Quality is top notch. It is professional and beautiful…and I’m a guy! I was afraid it may be too feminine but am happy to say that is not the case. It also fits my branding very well! I can’t wait to start organizing like a boss!

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This planner is everything you can imagine and more! I already feel so much more organized and top of things. I’m never going anywhere without it! Trust me, you NEED it!!!!

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This planner is absolutely everything! I looked at buying it last year but decided to attempt to make my business paperless instead. After trying the electronic route I decided this year I needed to get a physical planner that I can use to keep my thoughts organized as well as my business streamlined and on schedule. This planner is a game changer. I’m not only organized but feel motivated and recharged to tackle the year ahead and stay on track! Thank you Stacie for designing this very well thought out and detailed planner. Every photographer needs this!

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I just received my planner a few days ago and am blown away by the quality!! I knew, based on prior purchases from Colorvale, that the planner would probably be beautiful, well-designed, and well-constructed – and I’m happy to report that it is in fact of these and then some. The pages are thick, the cover and binding are sturdy and built to last, and the beautiful box that comes with it is heavy-duty and durable. The content of the pages themselves is excellently laid out and very functional. I’m glad I made the investment in a high-quality planner like this one. Thank you, Colorvale, for a fabulous planner that has exceeded my expectations!!!

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    The planner is absolutely AMAZING. It has absolutely everything I could ever think of [and more!] to help my business run efficiently! Not to mention, it’s durable, hard cover, and I’m confident it will definitely last the wear and tear that comes with carrying it around all year. If you’re thinking about it, BUY IT. Would recommend it to everyone!

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This planner is absolutely beautiful you will not want to write in it when you get, but please do. If you use this planner to it’s full potential you will not be disappointed. If you use this planner as it’s intended your business should prosper and you should organized! Also, Stacie is amazing and has the best customer service!

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    I love this planner. It fits all my needs. The wait was my only suffering. But in life GOOD things come to those who wait patiently. This planner is worth the investment.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This planner is simply amazing. The only thing more amazing than the planner itself is the incredible customer service provided by Stacie! She stands behind her product and also provides support to me as a photographer that goes way beyond what I could have anticipated. The quality of the planner is phenomenal & pages are precisely what I was looking for, even though I didn’t know it at the time. I’m in love with this product. If you’re a photographer, get it. You will not be disappointed!

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    My new years resolution for 2016 is to become more organized and be a better planner. I heard about the Photographer’s Planner from a friend and decided to purchase it. When it arrived I was blown away by it’s quality. I love the modern design of the cover and how durable it is. The planner has everything a photographer needs to plan and exceed her goals. I love how it is spiral bound and can fold over on itself for easier writing. I also love the social media growth pages for each month as well as the weekly goals.

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    So far as inanimate objects go, this planner is my new BFF. I have a full-time job, a part-time job, and I do a lot of photography on the side for myself and for paying clients. It doesn’t take me long to feel very unorganized. This is the first planner that I have found that is totally geared to someone who understands the needs of photographers. I have gotten rid of my 1,000 post-it notes (o.k. I am exaggerating a little but there really was A LOT of post-its) and entered all those notes into my planner. I have already used this planner more than any other planner/calender that I have purchased in the past. And the quality is outstanding. Gold metal binding, sturdy cover and back, and nice pages to write on. Great product Colorvale!

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This planner is beyond everything I had hoped it would be! I have owned every single edition that Colorvale has put out and this one is by far the best! The quality of this planner is built to last and not fall apart! Not only that, it comes in this gorgeous protective box and the branding! Oh, the branding…it doesn’t get much better than this with the black, white and gold! Colorvale has designed this planner with success in mind! You simply cannot fail at getting organized and taking your business to the next level! Thank you, Stacie for yet another wonderful product! I’m so excited to get organized in 2016 with my new lover…the Colorvale Planner 🙂

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Seriously the best investment I made in my business so far this year! I just love being able to see everything written out and easy to access. I already feel motivated to succeed! The funny thing is I actually can’t wait to see what this book looks like at the end of the year. Its going to be bursting from the seems from all the knowledge I add and its going to make next year easy planning. And yes I already know I’ll be buying another one of these babies for next year!!!!

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I was anxious about buying a third planner for 2016 but after seeing some photos from a colleague I knew this was probably “the one” I was looking for as a photography business owner. The other two I have, hardly meet half the gusto of this planner when it comes to business analytics that can be used to measure your month-over-month growth as a photographer. I didn’t just want a place to write a schedule, I wanted a place to plan (and grow) my business; if that is what you are looking for, then this is the planner to help you do it!! From monthly measurables, to social media scheduling, this planner has it all! Plus, Staci is an incredibly wonderful and helpful business woman who has stood by her product and her customers. You will be fulfilled and not disappointed.

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is the best photographer’s planner! Where have you been all my life?!

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have no idea how I was getting along before I got this planner! I had 3 binders doing everything that this ONE planner can do! I would absolutely recommend this to any photographers out there. Just starting your business or a seasoned pro, you need this to stay organize and on top of your tasks! I THOUGHT I was pretty organized but still would get side tracked and not follow my to-do list but this seems to make it so much simpler. Having everything in one place just makes a world of difference! The ONLY downfall I can find, is that i wish there was a place to keep track of expenses. But I have a list for that so its not a big deal. Thank you for developing such an amazing tool! I will absolutely be purchasing one every year!

    • Thank you so much Paige! I’m happy that you are happy. xoxoxoxo We can certainly add “expenses” to the next edition. Though we had this in previously and people said they would prefer a social media page (which is now in this one) over expenses, as expenses are best tracked in an app on your computer like Excel.

  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This product is beyond fantastic. It is exactly what I have been looking for!
    Worth every penny! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I just received my planner yesterday. I already love it! I had previously bought a print your own planner, and found not having it bound,and having to print more pages just wasnt helping me stay organized.
    I love that now I have all my workflow, schedules and everything else in one gorgeous bound planner!
    I’m so excited that as I continue in my business, I have the organization and systems in place!

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    To say that I am not an organized person would be an understatement! Between juggling my photography business, wedding venue, a barn full of horses and my amazing family, I often times found myself feeling like a failure! There is so much in life I want to accomplish and make a difference in and I felt like I just couldn’t keep up. Client info, appointments, finances, social media presence…everything was a hot mess scattered EVERYWHERE! I was in desperate need of a change. I was forgetting important business things, not because my plate was too full but because my plate was hot mess.

    I was slightly overwhelmed when my colorvale planner came in….but in a good way!
    It really has challenged me to sit down and think about my business, to analyze and to visualize my goals and see the reality of whether or not I have a profitable growing business.
    I can’t even begin to tell you how many helpful tools there are in this planner because it offers so many ways you can customize it to your own individual needs. Literally, my whole messy life is now contained in pretty neat lines!
    There’s no more missing appointments, no more wondering if all my work is in vain for my family, no more scrambling for photo session details…It really is a game changer!

    • You JUST MADE me melt! OMG thank you! You said everything that I envisioned this planner to be when designing it. My life was just so busy that I needed one book for it ALL 🙂 xoxoxoxo

  44. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Thank you! Thank You! Thank You…it’s still very early in the year but I just started using my planner and I love it. I used a very pretty planner last year but this one is so practical. Love that it has a social media portion as well and goals, as well as workflow and income tracking. I wish there were some inspirational (motivation) quotes like the planner I had last year but I feel like this is going to be a great year. Thank you colorvale.

  45. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I’ve had such a hard managing my life and also my photography so the Lights, Camera, Take Action Planner is BY FAR the best thing that has come into my life to manage these items! It has helped me maximize my time and take control of my work and personal life. Without it I don’t think I would be where I am today! It truly has everything that a photographer needs to grow and expand their business and it has helped me do just that! I’ve tried so many other photography planners and they NEVER match up to this particular planner. THANK YOU COLORVALE! You are wonderful for creating this!

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