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A wet day at Anna Jean Cummings Park – Santa Cruz and San Jose documentary and lifestyle photographer

Last week, we made plans to meet up with some friends at Anna Jean Cummings Park (also known as Blue Ball Park) in Soquel. It’s a favorite spot of many in the area and my friend said it would be a good spot for some puddle jumping, plus the kids can ride scooters or bikes… Continue reading A wet day at Anna Jean Cummings Park – Santa Cruz and San Jose documentary and lifestyle photographer

Events

Vote for your favorites in Good Times’ Best of Santa Cruz County! – Santa Cruz and San Lorenzo Valley portrait photographer

  Good Times weekly newspaper has released its annual Best of Santa Cruz County survey! Among the categories for voting are Best Photographer and Best Portrait Photographer. If you feel so called, please take the time to fill out the survey, linked below, and vote for Claire Brighten Photography in either or both of these… Continue reading Vote for your favorites in Good Times’ Best of Santa Cruz County! – Santa Cruz and San Lorenzo Valley portrait photographer

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A rainy-day outing and 2016 goals – San Lorenzo Valley and Santa Cruz documentary photographer

I have never been one to make resolutions. I don’t follow through with them and feel guilty about it. Ultimately, it adds negativity to my life, not positive change. But GOALS. Passion. Plans that are general and smaller ones that are more specific that also have a loose deadline. These are things that work for… Continue reading A rainy-day outing and 2016 goals – San Lorenzo Valley and Santa Cruz documentary photographer

Portraiture

Fall mini sessions, part 2! – Santa Cruz and San Lorenzo Valley family photographer

Well, fall clearly got away from me and we’re a few weeks into winter — as well as a new year! But I still want to recap photos from manyΒ of the wonderful mini sessions I held during this past fall. I’m so grateful for these opportunities to connect with local families across Santa Cruz and… Continue reading Fall mini sessions, part 2! – Santa Cruz and San Lorenzo Valley family photographer

Portraiture

Thank you for a wonderful 2015! – Santa Cruz family, newborn and maternity photographer

What a wonderful year is has been! I am so grateful for each and every one of you who were in front of my lens. We explored new places, I met many new faces, and most of all, we shared a lot of love. Thank you for welcoming me into your lives and for being… Continue reading Thank you for a wonderful 2015! – Santa Cruz family, newborn and maternity photographer