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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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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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Mother’s Day Giveaway! – Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties family, child, infant and newborn photographer

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

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Bay Area Parent’s Best of the Best 2016 – San Jose and Santa Cruz family photographer

Bay Area Parent magazine has opened up voting in their Best of the Best issue for 2016. Please take a moment to go through the categories and vote for your favorites in the Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties region. When you get to Best Family Photographer, I would be so grateful if you would… Continue reading Bay Area Parent’s Best of the Best 2016 – San Jose and Santa Cruz family 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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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