How I started 2015....yes 2015

It has been a disgustingly long time since I blogged (yes I used the word disgusting)...I love this blog and feel so sad for its neglect. Esp, since I have so much to share! I have to say, Instagram is such a quick easy way to send updates I have been much more dedicated to that over the past few months....since I can do that from bed, ha!

 

What a busy year this was.  I am aiming not to glorify "busy" in my life...but my excuse for not blogging so much was because of all the time I spent shooting and focusing on my clients!  So, can't complain about that. However, I vow to keep my blog updated from here on out.

I wanted to start by sharing how I began 2015....I partnered with an amazing children's store in Georgetown called, Little Birdies to shoot some of their best clients. I got just about 5-10 minutes with each of them and look at their darling faces!

It was so fun! I loved it! I urge you to check out the store - great products and run by the sweetest woman

Onward!

2014-What a Year!

Thank you all for making 2014 our best year ever!!! The business grew in leaps and bounds and there is a ton of momentum going into 2015….

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In 2014 I had the joy of working with repeat clients, families I watch grow year after year. It is a marvel and so much fun for me. I love working with children each year as they grow, and I find I develop a special bond with them. I love coming up with creative plans for shoots with my repeat customers so that no two shoots are exactly the same.

Meeting new families is so exciting! I met so many new and wonderful families in 2014 and appreciate you all letting me enter your world and entrusting me to capture your special moments.

I have to admit in 2014, I fell even more in love with newborns! I had the best experiences helping families welcome their newest members. In 2015, I hope to gain even more newborn clients as well as hopefully some hospital shoots. Spread the word!

During the year I introduced new products and technology, which helped you, the client, get your photos off the computer and into your hands and onto your walls! I especially enjoyed creating gorgeous heirloom albums for clients.

And, 2014 was the year I entered the fine art world as well. Something I always had my eye on but didn't know where I fit in. Then, I found my niche and launched in. An exciting new part of my business that I hope to nurture and grow in the coming years.

Looking ahead to 2015

I am entering 2015 with so much momentum and excitement. Good things are happening. Let me share some of it with you….!

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I am happy to announce I will be partnering with The Scout Guide and will be the official photographer for The Scout Guide Washington DC which will begin production soon. This has been a goal of mine and I could not be more excited that this is becoming a reality. Follow us on instagram

I am doing a workshop with a renowned photographer in April, which I know will help me grow tremendously. I am counting the days!

I have lots of new location ideas for 2015! New and innovative ideas. As my clients know I don't like using the locations everyone else uses. How about the East Building of the National Gallery? (The atrium is open even during the renovations.) Cool, right? Let's make your shoot an adventure! I am planning to offer more travel and on-location shoots to clients during the vacation months! Watch out for these announcements.

More than anything I am just so excited to build on the momentum gained this year and make 2015 bigger and better!

xo,

Claire

This Morning! This Baby! | Washington DC Newborn Photographer

I was lucky enough to get to spend the morning with a dear dear old friend. I was almost in tears as I drove to meet her because I couldnt believe after all this time we were getting to be together and what was bring us together was her most beautiful baby. It was so special for me. I was in complete heaven with this baby and her HUGE brown eyes! heaven heaven heaven.....barely any editing, her eyes were this sparkly....and she was this happy!

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A Hug is the Best Greeting!

I always know it is going to be a good shoot when I am greeted with hugs!! oh, the best hugs from these cute little kindergarteners. I didn't want to stop hugging them the whole time Can you believe I have been taking their fall photos since they were four months old? They were alot easier this time around, haha. I love this family! Take a walk down memory lane.... HERE, HERE and HERE....oh and let us not forget this 2014-11-04_0003.jpg 2014-11-04_0001.jpg 2014-11-04_0002.jpg 2014-11-04_0004.jpg 2014-11-04_0005.jpg 2014-11-04_0009.jpg 2014-11-04_0006.jpg 2014-11-04_0007.jpg Hey! Look! We got one with the dogs!! 2014-11-04_0008.jpg I have been neglecting my blog lately and posting alot on instagram! Please follow me @claireharveyphoto

A House Full of Beautiful Girls! | Washington DC Newborn Photographer

Babies babies and more babies!! It is always fun and special to get to photograph a friend.....esp a beautiful one (beautiful inside and out). I love photographing siblings so much, it is just such a special dynamic when a toddler lets a baby enter "their" world.....and I love being part of it.

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Little Sweet One with a Big Smile | Washington DC Newborn Photographer

This was one of the most fun newborn sessions because this sweet little baby had the most amazing personality and was so animated! From the moment I walked in she was engaging me with her eyes and heart. Loved the camera and just starred at me with her big gorgeous eyes and amazing smile. She is very wise, very happy and very loved.

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I am totally having a baby boom right now and I LOVE it!! Love love love my babies and esp watching them grow year-by-year through yearly shoots. Keep those newborns coming, y'all!

So Glad You Are Here! | Washington DC Newborn Photographer

This was an easy one! Just look at this gorgeous couple and their sweet, perfect newborn boy. I was welcomed with open arms, laughs and love into their sunfilled beautiful historic home. Natural and calm parents right of the bat! You can tell they have command of the situation, are in love and have kept their humor along the way....the baby is one lucky boy (and as always I feel like one lucky photog!)

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Already certain there will be lots of laughs in this house! 2014-06-26_0013.jpg

This Baby Just Stole My Heart

Sometimes a baby will just suck you in. I was lucky enough to spend time with my college friends this weekend, YAY! They are my closest closest friends. This also meant meeting the newest member of our clan, and I just couldnt take my eyes (or keep my hands) off him! I had 10 mins to grab some shots....2014-04-15_0004.jpg 2014-04-15_0005.jpg 2014-04-15_0003.jpg 2014-04-15_0002.jpg 2014-04-15_0007.jpg 2014-04-15_0006.jpg 2014-04-15_0001.jpg

A Session to Hold On To...

This was one of those sessions. It stays with you. This family is just amazing and being with them for 2 hours I just felt the love and joy they cultivate in their home. There are many times I leave a session geuningly thanking my clients for what they gave me - their time, hearts, trust, patience and moment in time. This was definately one of those times, oh, how I thank them.....enjoy.... 2014-01-06_0018.jpg 2014-01-06_0019.jpg 2014-01-06_0020.jpg 2014-01-06_0021.jpg 2014-01-06_0022.jpg 2014-01-06_0023.jpg 2014-01-06_0024.jpg 2014-01-06_0014.jpg 2014-01-06_0013.jpg 2014-01-06_0016.jpg 2014-01-06_0003.jpg 2014-01-06_0002.jpg 2014-01-06_0011.jpg 2014-01-06_0010.jpg 2014-01-06_0012.jpg 2014-01-06_0009.jpg 2014-01-06_0008.jpg 2014-01-06_0027.jpg 2014-01-06_0025.jpg 2014-01-06_0026.jpg 2014-01-06_0028.jpg 2014-01-06_0001.jpg 2014-01-06_0007.jpg 2014-01-06_0004.jpg 2014-01-06_0005.jpg 2014-01-06_0006.jpg 2014-01-06_0017.jpg

A session to last a lifetime.

It's a Perfect Fall Day!

I met this family one morning. It was the ideal fall morning. I'll tell you I like the morning shoot thing. It was peaceful and quiet, crisp and happy. Maybe it was just because this family was perfection...and to say that about a one year old and three year old...That says alot! I LOVE fall and I LOVE my clients! 2013-11-11_0008.jpg 2013-11-11_0007.jpg 2013-11-11_0002.jpg 2013-11-11_0009.jpg 2013-11-11_0003.jpg 2013-11-11_0006.jpg 2013-11-11_0004.jpg 2013-11-11_0005.jpg 2013-11-11_0001.jpg

Princess

Beautiful princess on her baptism day.

Baptisms are wonderful celebrations to capture, esp when you have friends and family around to help you celebrate

Sweetest Baby

Editing a newborn session and had to share this! Favorite so far....there is just something about a sweet daddy holding his precious baby girl.... 2013-10-21_0001.jpg

Happy Summer, Welcome Baby

This was a very very quick shoot and I was determined to get the baby and big brother together. They were so good and he was the sweetest big brother ever!!! She is absolutely precious and so cuddly! She loved the camera. Look at big brother touching her and kissing her! He was so gentle and sweet (and obedient). Most amazing eyelashes on this big brother.

So, anways, it was a short session but I like what I got! I think it is so special to capture siblings together during a newborn session.

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Newborn Family Hospital Session - DIVINE!!!!

There is something VERY special about getting to photograph a family in the hospital when they have a new baby. During this session I got to document the big brother meeting his baby sister. It was so sweet how the mother planned it all out and I was overhwhelmed by the love that was expressed by this little boy to his new baby sister. Oh, how fortunate I was to be a part of this. If you are interested in having a newborn shoot at the hospital let me know! I would love to be a part of this big event for your family. Somtimes I just bask in the fact that I may get more out of this than my clients - emotional highs, I tell you!

Look how simply radiant this mother is!

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Oh My She's 1.5!

Oh me oh my! She is one-and-a-half-years old! Busy, sweet, talkative, loving, spirited, beautiful, sparkly, tomboy, into everything, eater, wants to play with the big kids, loves to cuddle, won't sleep alone, loves to laugh, loves her daddy, precious one!!! You are LOVED! 2013-05-29_0001.jpg

I've Got Peace Like A River

I've got peace like a river, I've got peace like a river, I've got peace like a river in my soulI've got peace like a river, I've got peace like a river, I've got peace like a river in my soul

I've got joy like a fountain, I've got joy like a fountain, I've got joy like a fountain in my soul I've got joy like a fountain, I've got joy like a fountain, I've got joy like a fountain in my soul I've got love like an ocean, I've got love like an ocean, I've got love like an ocean in my soul I've got love like an ocean, I've got love like an ocean, I've got love like an ocean in my soul