In honor of Mother’s Day, Claire Brighten Photography is giving away a newborn lifestyle session to a family with a baby arriving between late May and early September! The winner of this giveaway will receive a full newborn lifestyle session in their home or in a location of their choice within 40 miles of zip… Continue reading Mother’s Day Giveaway! – Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties family, child, infant and newborn photographer
This sweet family met me along the cliffs in Davenport for a traditional coastal foggy-morning family session. It was a little chilly, since the fog had not even begun to burn off for the day and we were high atop the cliffside, but it was only a nip of a chill, just enough for the… Continue reading August in Davenport family portraiture session – Santa Cruz family photographer
Join Clayful Keepsakes and Claire Brighten Photography for a 2-in-1 event! Tackle your holiday-card photos and gifts for relatives all in one hour. Please visit our Facebook event page for more information, or fill out the form below. For this event, parties must be limited to four participants. Other mini-session options are available this fall… Continue reading Holiday Duo – Prints & Pics
I love doing session work and getting paid to do what brings me joy, but my first love will always be bottling up those small moments with my son, our family, and our friends. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the past few months. This is my son, post bath, wearing his… Continue reading Personal work — Santa Cruz family portrait photographer
Get a jump start on your Christmas-card photo, refresh your profile photo, or update the pictures on Grandma’s wall. Fall mini sessions are here! Claire Brighten Photography will be holding 20-minute session dates in mid-October and early November in the Santa Cruz/San Lorenzo Valley region. Mini sessions include up to four people with an additional… Continue reading Fall Mini Sessions!
As spring draws to a close, here are a few highlights from my first-ever mini sessions, held at the end of April. Thank you to all of the families who came out to play in the fields and by the shore. I’m looking forward to Christmas-card minis!
Though it’s such a cliche phrase, it’s also so true. We learned that the hard way when, at the beginning of May, our home was burglarized. When I walked in the door, which was far too easy to unlock (because it wasn’t locked, as I had left it), our refrigerator was dinging… dinging… dinging. I… Continue reading You Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘Til It’s Gone