California fine art wedding & Portrait photography




Although weddings and couples make up the majority of my work, what I love most about photography is capturing the authentic emotions during some of life's biggest milestones and portraiture is full of these memorable moments. Nothing is more validating to a photographer than that email we get months or years after your wedding day, asking us to capture your growing family. We love taking beautiful photos but we love making lasting connections most. 

We take timeless, personal, elegant photographs you'll treasure forever.



When capturing weddings, the authentic moments and emotions that come with the love and excitement of a wedding day are what I love to photograph most. When receiving your wedding photos, I strive to help you re-experience all of the beautiful feelings of love that you were flooded with that day.

Every wedding and every couple has a unique love story and Claire Nicole Photography tells that story with candid images that help that raw emotion and authentic love shine through vividly in every photograph. I create a fun and relaxing environment in front of the camera so that nothing can distract from your love for your partner. 

"Best photographer!
Claire was a dream to work with..."

Alyssa & kevin


Engagement sessions are a great way for us to connect before the wedding and get comfortable in front of the camera. Most couples share that having a good experience during their engagement session helped them feel confident and relaxed about the wedding day photos. It is also an opportunity for you to be yourself in your natural environment with no distractions. Just you and your one and only!


"Claire is an amazing photographer! She did our engagement photos and wedding photos and we were beyond pleased with her work."

Lauren & Robert



Family sessions are a great way to capture the beauty and growth of your family through the years. Each session is intended to be a fun experience for the whole family so that you can look back and remember the joyfulness of the day.

"We’ve done two family shoots with her with young kids and she’s been able to entertain and capture them with smiles, looking at the camera."

Rauschnot Family



Whether you are about to become a mother for the first time or you've lost count by now, maternity sessions are a magical experience! Every pregnancy is worth capturing and the quiet before the storm of a new baby is a beautiful time worth documenting.



Those natural and authentic interactions between parents and their newborn help tell a story that words just don't do justice. 

Newborn sessions can be done in your home to capture the beauty and pureness of your newborn in their first home or in the studio if you prefer to prioritize lighting and design.

"After amazing engagement and wedding photos by Claire, we knew we only wanted her to shoot our maternity/newborn session."

Alyssa & kevin



Boudoir sessions are often my most favorite sessions to shoot. I love getting to help women improve and/or show off their gorgeous confidence. Whether it's a gift for yourself or a special someone, We will have a blast and show off your beautiful self!

"A boudoir session was completely out of my comfort zone but I felt so at ease with Claire and she gives great posing directions."

Hannah B.


Branding & Business

One of my favorite things about branding photography is that it’s a pathway to selling without being “salesy” by helping businesses focus on making new connections and building lasting relationships. Branding photography helps visions come to life and allows your service or product to speak for itself.

These sessions can consist of professional headshots, product photos, photos of your service or product in action, and editorial sessions curated for your brand.

"Your brand is the single most important investment you can make in your business."

-Steve Forbes


Senior portraits & Graduate sessions

Senior sessions are one of my absolute favorite sessions to shoot especially because they are all about reflecting your personality. We get to showcase your favorite activities, sports, hobbies, or locations to make your session unique to you and your personality.

If you’re thinking about taking graduation photos, that means you’ve made it this far in your last year, which is quite an achievement in itself!

Four or more years of successfully balancing classes, studying and other obligations means that you have more than earned the right to celebrate your pending graduation with your own photo shoot. Overall, this time in your life deserves to be captured and you deserve amazing photos to announce your success to the WHOLE world!

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If you're looking for dreamy, bright, and emotive fine art imagery, but a well-organized and executed process, you're in luck. Let's schedule a consultation and see if this is the right fit.

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