California fine art wedding & Portrait photography




Behind the Lens

I'm a hopeless romantic who finds great joy in creating and capturing connection and beauty wherever I go.

about us

I'm claire

I'm so glad that you have stumbled across my corner of the internet. I am a California wedding and portrait photographer that could not possibly love her job anymore! I launched this business less than a week after graduating from UC Berkeley in 2016.

I love the opportunities I get to capture some of life's most special moments and the memories that will last a lifetime. Although I will always be a fan of the beautiful and sparkly details of every wedding, the amazing couples and families that I get to meet will always be the reason I will never give this dream job up! 

​Although weddings make up the majority of my work, you can check out all of the other types of sessions I offer on my "Information" page! 

I hope as you browse through this site you enjoy my work and you will be able to see how much I love capturing raw and authentic moments with all natural lighting!

“While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.”  

-Dorothea Lange

my favorite things:


FAVORITE places i've been

Positano, Italy, with Barcelona, Spain as a close second. I also love searching for wild horses in Utah and Wyoming or weekend getaways to the California coast.


guilty pleasures

Shopping sprees at Anthropologie, staying up way too late scrolling through TikTok, and post-wedding runs to Taco Bell.



When I'm not at my computer editing till my eyes fall out, you'll find me spending time outside with my two favorite pups, or heading to the pool for a long swim.



Literally anything Mexican (Cocktail hour?  blackberry mojito, please!)



That moment after the ceremony when couples first realize their forever starts right then.

about you

Our clients are seekers of beauty, lovers of authentic moments, with a taste for adventure. 

Our approach to wedding photography is to bring you an experience and photographs that are both romantic and joyful. We want you to get stunning photos you love for generations to come while allowing you to enjoy your wedding day along the way, especially by partnering with your wedding planner and stellar vendor team. We understand the stress and pressure that often comes with wedding planning and the nerves associated with being in front of the camera which is why most of our packages offer an engagement because it's a great way to work through those nerves ahead of the big day. Additionally, we work closely with you and your vendor team to create a custom photo timeline to ensure you get all of your desired photos without feeling rushed.  

 Our couples seek a photographer that makes them feel comfortable and they can trust their creative skills to capture beautiful photos that will forever tell the story of their wedding day. Wedding photography is always an investment which is why we encourage couples to think about what they value most about their wedding photos and to factor that into what they are willing to invest and finding a photographer with matching values.

Does this sound like you? Inquire with us.




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