Now Booking Portrait Sessions in 2015!

After 2 new requests to book sessions with me today, I wanted to clarify that I am definitely still booking engagement, newborn, family & other types of lifestyle portraits in addition to nature art. I am an experienced portrait photographer. While I love to share my photo stories of my life and wanderings,  I also love meeting new people! For some samples of some of my portrait art please visit my album on facebook: SESSION SAMPLES: Portraits by Claire

I spend a lot of time learning what each new person is expecting from their photo experience. After booking, I usually do a consultation a week or two prior to the date of our session to discuss the desired theme, wardrobe and location ideas and to just get to know the client. Several days after we shoot, we will set up a time to meet & review proofs. I always do this in person. Once proofs are picked, I will spend time retouching or adding effects (if needed) to complete the feel of the art. I release a CD to each client with the full size digital files after this. I do not generate prints usually but prints can be made from the files released.10868147_757376787645427_2911125532336025754_n

Each session I create is very personalized & I strive to tell the story of the people I am meeting. I feel it is a creative process & it is very important to me that the art reflects the character and personality of the subjects! I will not do a 30-minute quick session or put a limit on the number of prints released to the client if many of them are good! Most of my shoots are 1-2 hours of actual shooting time and may involve driving to multiple locations. If you are interested in working with me – be prepared for a possible adventure! We will be meeting several times so we will be working together for awhile. If you are looking for regular portraits that you can get done quickly and only need a few prints, or a wedding photographer, I can definitely recommend some really good photographer friends who specialize in these areas!

SO, if this sort of personalized experience is what you are looking for and you want to inquire about booking with me please don’t hesitate! You can inquire by private messaging me on my FB page or by clicking the ‘Booking’ tab at the top of this page & emailing. Many thanks for all the inquiries! This momma has been out of the game for a year or so spending time with my baby boy but I am excited to return to creative collaborating with new people!

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‘Photography is about capturing souls, not smiles.’ -Dragan Tapshanov

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