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2016 Fall Mini Sessions! – Santa Cruz and San Jose family portraits

Fall Mini Session dates are here! It’s nearing time for cozy sweaters and pumpkin-everything and a slight chill in the morning and I’m so ready for it. The nearing of fall also means it’s time to book for fall minis. These 20-minute sessions will cost $175 for 5 images of your choice from a preview gallery. Additional… Continue reading 2016 Fall Mini Sessions! – Santa Cruz and San Jose family portraits

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Santa Cruz & San Jose mini sessions – Silicon Valley & San Lorenzo Valley photographer

Head’s up! Sign up for my mailing list to receive first dibs on my upcoming fall mini sessions! Those on my mailing list will have a week’s head start on everyone else to secure limited spots in October and November. There will also be a small discount for booking within the first week after my email… Continue reading Santa Cruz & San Jose mini sessions – Silicon Valley & San Lorenzo Valley photographer

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2016 Day Out With Thomas at Roaring Camp Railroads – Felton and Santa Cruz photographer

It’s that time of year again! Thomas the Tank Engine has returned to Roaring Camp Railroads in Felton. Thomas is one of those characters and TV shows that kids just seem drawn to. My son used to be obsessed with the series and still loves playing with his Thomas wooden railway and Trackmaster sets. Trains… Continue reading 2016 Day Out With Thomas at Roaring Camp Railroads – Felton and Santa Cruz photographer

Portraiture

Quail Hollow Ranch maternity session – Santa Cruz and San Jose maternity and family photographer

A few months back, I fulfilled a photography trade with Lisa (of Lisa Jo Photography) and her family. I had been admiring her work and was happy to meet her and have her take photos of our family, also. When I first contacted her, she let me know she was pregnant and would be grateful… Continue reading Quail Hollow Ranch maternity session – Santa Cruz and San Jose maternity and family photographer

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Spring Minis 2016 round-up, pt. 2 – Santa Cruz and San Jose mini session photographer

  Thank you to all of the wonderful families who came out to spring mini sessions this year! We had a lot of fun tromping through the grasses, splashing in the ocean, picking lupines, and digging in the sand. It was great to see returning families and to meet new faces. Mini session pricing is now… Continue reading Spring Minis 2016 round-up, pt. 2 – Santa Cruz and San Jose mini session photographer

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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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Win a family, maternity, newborn or couples lifestyle session with Claire Brighten Photography! – Santa Cruz, San Jose, Monterey Bay photographer

  To brighten one lucky winner’s holiday a little more, I am offering a 2016 lifestyle session in this two-week giveaway, ending at noon on Christmas Eve day!   This giveaway is especially fun because a lifestyle session is very open to whatever excites you or whatever you want captured of your everyday life. It… Continue reading Win a family, maternity, newborn or couples lifestyle session with Claire Brighten Photography! – Santa Cruz, San Jose, Monterey Bay photographer