LOVE is there. 

Show the LOVE. Show the JOY.



Hello! My name is Claire Rosebush Harvey – thank you for taking the time to view my site and my portfolio. I feel beyond lucky to have a job that combines my passion for photography with such amazing clients and beautiful people. 

I first picked up a camera when I was eight; I remember coming home from sleep-away camp with rolls and rolls of film to develop, and even back then it was portraits that most interested me.  Much of my time in high school was spent in the photo lab – I can still smell the chemicals. And although my focus in college turned from photography to studying, within a few years of graduating I found my way back to the camera, and it was then that our love affair took on a whole new meaning and depth.

My goal as a photographer is simple: I want my work to evoke emotion. When you look at your photos, I want you to feel joy. Get tears in your eyes. Truly see and feel how much love there is in your family. 

A few other details:

·      I’m based in Washington, D.C. but travel often for shoots.

·      I describe myself as a modern, lifestyle photographer. My aim is to capture my clients at their natural best.

·      I provide highly customized experiences for each client, meaning no two shoots are the same. I work with you to pick the location and specific settings that make you most comfortable. 

·      In addition to the photoshoots themselves, I offer custom products such as albums, and help with gallery walls.

Building a relationship with my clients is one of my favorite aspects of the work, and I look forward to hearing from you! Please contact me for more information, including my full product list and pricing structure.

Washington DC newborn photographer

Portrait Session:


I am passionate about newborn photography – it encapsulates such a magical, fleeting point in time. For me, newborn shoots are not about showcasing the perfect pose, but rather about capturing the myriad emotions involved in bringing a baby home. My goal is always to capture the incredible amount of love newborns deliver, as well as the sweet, sleepy quiet of this tender time. (That said, some of my favorite newborn photographs involve the complete chaos that exists on the other end of this joyful continuum, meltdowns included.)

My newborn sessions take place in your home, as I believe that documenting your family in its natural habitat, so to speak, adds to the meaning of the finished product.

family photography in Washington DC

Portrait Session:

Family & Children

These take place anywhere you want: your favorite picnic spot, a cool museum, an ice cream shop or – best of all – your favorite nook at home. If you don’t have ideas, don’t worry, I do! I take a lighthearted approach to these sessions, and often the best pictures come when I step back and just let the family dynamics unfold.

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I provide professional headshots for a wide-ranging clientele. The current trend for such shots is less-stiff, less-formal photographs in natural-light settings, but I work with my clients to figure out the settings and poses that best represent them and their business. Please visit my personal branding site, You, Your Brand, for more information.

Recent Work



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