My passion for photography was found at a very young age. I had a point and shoot since I was like 8 years old and my dad would record big and small moments when I was growing up. I've always known, even as a kid, moments are constantly fleeting. Photos capture the memory that lies within that moment, so in 2016, I got my first DSLR and I began photographing friends, my personal travels, and adventures just as a personal hobby. I was a pediatric trauma nurse at this time, but this passion for moments quickly evolved into my full-time photography business.
Your love inspires me the most. I walk away from my time with couples feeling so alive. Being able to capture a memory as significant as a wedding day and hand them over to you to cherish for life means more to me than you could ever know.
I am a bit different than most photographers though. I won't just show up as a stranger on your day. I will get to know you and your vision and help you through all of the unknowns of planning. The whole day you will find me not missing a beat because I'm there to serve you and capture the real you.
So if you're looking for a photographer who will appreciate all of the big and small moments, who will make your guests feel seen and loved instead of remembering a bossy photographer, and who truly cares about YOU as a couple, you've found your match.
photography is an investment, and I want you to know i'm invested in you too.
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I am your weather stalker, tissue holder, dress bustler, location finder, defender, timeline planner, hype woman, rogue eyelash fixer, tie straightener, lipstick holder, water provider, confidant, and more. All of this and more I do for you because I love serving.
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I always wanted to be a barista because I freaking love coffee. I never got to live out this dream, so I decided to buy an espresso machine and be my own personal barista. I'm living my best life and coffee makes me a better person. Only kinda kidding. I truly am living my best life though because I got married in 2020 and I love walking through life, the good and the bad, with my husband. He's my biggest supporter and I'm stoked we get to choose each other every day.
I am all about working out. Health has always been such a priority to me. I love vinyasa yoga classes, barre, hiking, pilates, and more. If you ever need a workout partner, pick me! Travel fills my cup. I want to see the world. I love immersing myself in other cultures and experiencing new things. Every trip I take just further fuels this desire!
On days off you can find me watching home reno shows, reading a good self development book, and cuddling with my 2 cats. Even though I love dogs, I am a total cat person. There's just something about a fluffy, cuddly cat that makes my heart scream for joy (which both of mine are the sweetest).
I love oriental food. More times than not, that's my first pick for a place to eat out. Thai, Indian, and Japanese are my top faves. I am also a sucker for some bubble tea.
Lastly, my faith is huge to me. I wouldn't be the same person if I wasn't a recipient of Jesus' grace. We're all in need of it and I still need His grace daily.
That’s a little sneak peek into my life and a few of my favorite things. No matter who and where we are, we’re all souls wandering through life with a different story to share. No tale is one and the same. I want you to know that I respect you, all that you are, and I only hope you feel the same way for me.
Behind the lens, it is of the utmost importance to me to capture all of the moments in a way where it means something to you. I won't work off of a pre-planned shot list or force you into awkward poses. Instead, I focus on movement and encouraging you to connect with each other in a natural, effortless way by giving meaningful prompts.
You'll never have to wonder what to do with your hands, but I do know there is a balance with directing and knowing when to step back and capture moments as they unfold. I will ensure everything is flowing smoothly while also letting you take in all of the moments. I promise to always be thinking about your vision and what's important to you. That's what matters anyway - not the Instagram post or that one thing that's a huge fad at the time.
My approach is all about having a servant heart and delivering a gallery that never goes out of style. It is my mission to capture the real you in a timeless, effortless, and intentional way.
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I find my inspiration from every unique couple, the unique ideas to personalize their day, and their unique celebration. It is such an honor to be creatively inspired in the location that feels most like home for you. Being able to travel with you and document one part of your life story while capturing it in a natural way is important to me.
My style is very much inspired by these things:
- Being earthy
- Nature and being outdoors
- True-to-color editing that captures the moment as it truly was
- Being timeless
- Connection driven
If any of this resonates for what you're looking for, I would be honored to join you on one of the biggest adventures of a lifetime!
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ally + brice
Booking Claire as our photographer was hands down the best decision we made. We’ve never been good with the camera, we always felt too awkward and weird in photos so we were super anxious about just taking photos. But this is Claire’s calling, she made us so feel so comfortable and natural. It was easy to just be ourselves around her from the start!
KAsandra + Keaton
Our elopement was 1,300 miles away in Glacier National Park, MT. Claire made the process so easy and headache free for us. She scouted BEAUTIFUL locations for our day and even had backup plans for locations, which came in handy when the weather changed so quickly.
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