My name is Claire, and I am a Michigan photographer based in the Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor areas. From an early age, I knew photography was my passion, and I am so blessed to be able to share that dream through my work today.
I studied photography in college, earned my Certificate in Photographic Technology in 2016, and graduated in 2016 with an Associate's Degree in Art and Science specialized in Photographic Technology. I specialize in Portraiture but I also have a special place in my heart for what I started out with: Conceptual Photography.
So far 2017 has been a self-proclaimed year of change and growth for me, as I have made it a mission to travel as much as possible and to take photographs as often as I can. I began the year feeling run down and confused with what direction I wanted to take with my work, feeling unfulfilled in photographing the same poses in the same places. After a period of research and patient prayer, I decided to wholeheartedly begin to accept the belief of the Law of Attraction and Manifestation. I can now say that I am in love with my work again, after a total mindset change. I started photographing what I truly love and began viewing my "work" as more than just a job, but a lifestyle and as an artist. Instead of seeing my dreams as distant unattainable impossibilities, I pushed myself to do everything i could to reduce the fear and anxiety preventing me from getting there. I still have a long way to go and life is far from perfect but I can honestly say that for the first time in my life I am truly happy, not only with the art I'm producing and the connections I'm making with people, but with myself as a person.
I am a featured photographer in The Wandering Photographer magazine and on Let's Be Alive blog, and was a featured guest on Marquette Wire radio show. Having never really travelled much before, this year to expand my photographic horizons I have spent time in Cozumel, Costa Maya, Chicago, Milwaukee, Columbus, and many more new places. I have fallen in love with traveling, with discovering new beauty, conquering fears, and meeting and connecting with beautiful creative souls along the way.
If you're interested in my work and would like to collaborate on some product work or simply need some portraits of your own, I encourage you to contact me and we can schedule a session. No distance is too far, again I love to travel! I look forward to working with you!