A Five Year Old Army Party

This year we celebrate F I V E with an A R M Y party. We are all army, all the time around here these days. It was the most fun party, complete with army crawls through a slip and slide for the kids and a tourential down pour for mommy! Look at all these happy cadets....2015-08-05_0003.jpg 2015-08-05_0004.jpg 2015-08-05_0005.jpg 2015-08-05_0008.jpg 2015-08-05_0009.jpg 2015-08-05_0010.jpg 2015-08-05_0011.jpg 2015-08-05_0012.jpg 2015-08-05_0016.jpg

In true Nonna fashion my mom came out with another STUNNING and bayond amazing work of art cake. We are all so grateful for everything she does for us.

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Man - o - man you are F I V E my little buddy! F I V E is good on you and its gonna be the best year yet!

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@claireharveyphoto

Check me out on instagram…..I feel like during this crazy busy time for me instagram has taken over as my blog. I will be back to blogging soon, I promise, but in the mean time follow me on instagram @claireharveyphoto for the latest and greatest! There is a lot going on and it is all good!!!

Back to the Fall | Washington DC Family Photographer

The fall was crazy for me which is what you want as a photographer, so no complaints here, but it left me little time to blog all the wonderful sessions I was getting in. I love the fall bc it has me seeing many of my repeat clients, catching up with them and getting lots of hugs from my growing little clients :) I am trying to get all caught up now… Here is a start! Claire Harvey Photography Washington DC Photographer  www.claireharveyphotography.comClaire Harvey Photography Washington DC Photographer  www.claireharveyphotography.comClaire Harvey Photography Washington DC Photographer  www.claireharveyphotography.comClaire Harvey Photography Washington DC Photographer  www.claireharveyphotography.comClaire Harvey Photography Washington DC Photographer  www.claireharveyphotography.comClaire Harvey Photography Washington DC Photographer  www.claireharveyphotography.comClaire Harvey Photography Washington DC Photographer  www.claireharveyphotography.comClaire Harvey Photography Washington DC Photographer  www.claireharveyphotography.comClaire Harvey Photography Washington DC Photographer  www.claireharveyphotography.comClaire Harvey Photography Washington DC Photographer  www.claireharveyphotography.comClaire Harvey Photography Washington DC Photographer  www.claireharveyphotography.comClaire Harvey Photography Washington DC Photographer  www.claireharveyphotography.comClaire Harvey Photography Washington DC Photographer  www.claireharveyphotography.comClaire Harvey Photography Washington DC Photographer  www.claireharveyphotography.comClaire Harvey Photography Washington DC Photographer  www.claireharveyphotography.comClaire Harvey Photography Washington DC Photographer  www.claireharveyphotography.com

Holiday Cards, Baby Announcements and More!

Here are some suggestions for cards: 1) I am part of the MINTED photographer affiliate program. This means I have a MINTED storefront located here:

http://claireharveyphotography.minted.com

MINTED has so many amazing cards it is hard to pick one! Let me help you with this! We can work together find the right photo from our shoot and figure out which card highlights the beautiful photo and gets your message across.

Right now I have some of my favorite designs highlighted on the storefront. You will note I like ONE photo cards as I think they have the most impact.

From time to time I am able to offer my clients special discount codes!

2) Two custom options - people I have loved working with!

Georgetown Paperie. I have loved working with Kathleen who has amazing stationery and custom card options! website: http://www.georgetownpaperie.com email: kathleen@georgetownpaperie.com

Tina Labadini Designs: Tina does amazing hand painted cards that are custom and unique. She also has stationery, gift tags and other small gift items which are great presents! website: http://www.tinalabadini.com email: tina@labadinicorp.com>

Father's Day

My Father's Day post is late because we spent all day outside celebrating our best daddy! We had the best day together. Hugging, exploring, laughing and relaxing. I was excited to be featured on the NAPCP (National Assoc of Professional Child Photographers) blog post on Father's Day: www.napcp.com/blog.php/2014/06/13/happy-fathers-day-to-all-of-the-amazing-dads

. I feel so blessed to be a part of this helpful and inspiring group!

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A Case for Lifestyle - The Royal Way

I LOVE Kate Middleton. LOVE. I have never been much of a Royal watcher until she entered the scene. I love her style.  I am not embarrassed to say I woke up at 4am to watch coverage of the Royal Wedding. I am embarrassed to say I watched streaming coverage of the birth of the baby Prince, staring at the screen until they came out of the Hospital to introduce him…..even more embarrassed to say that I watched streaming coverage of his baptism!  So, to my point. I came across this article the other day and was totally captivated. Loved hearing the back story (#obviously) and also the case it makes for lifestyle photography! (click on link below)

Mario Testino's Story About The Royal Engagement Portrait Is Just Too Cute

 

 

Cyber Monday Deal For You!

Did you feel completely inundated with deals today? I did. Quite frankly I felt totally overwhelmed, pressured and wanted to delete all the deals in my inbox!  So, then why I am adding to the frenzy?  Because all of a sudden it occurred to me today, when I was thinking of what I was going to get friends and relatives for Christmas, what better a gift than a photo shoot!!! A gift for your husband, your wife, your parents, grandparents to their children, for the engaged couple, for the parents to be!

This week only I will be offering 20% off the Simple Joys package bought as a gift ($1,000 value for $800).  The gift must be used within a year of purchase.  Please contact me for more details.

Happy Holidays and may be be blessed with the spirit of the season - I am getting there!!!  I am still happy from our amazing Thanksgiving with our family in MA. It was just perfect, in every way.

 

NEW - Special FUN Sessions!

Not that sessions aren't fun  - - especially with me, who are you kidding? But I recently had a brainstorm about some really fun session ideas. I envisioned a group of friends hiking on the canal and coming away with great portraits.  SO, I am excited to announce my new group sessions!  I think these will be so fun for everyone.  Please contact me if you are interested in getting one set up. Can't wait to work with you.  Happy Sunday!  

PLAYDATE SESSION

I am SO excited about my new session offering.  Get a group of friends together for a playdate or activity and come away with excellent portraits of your children!  Expect the "party" to last for about 2 hours.

WHERE: Gather friends at someones house, locale park, or at for a hike on the canal (my favorite idea!)

WHEN: Let me know if you are interested in putting together a playdate session and I will help you organize and put it together at a time that works for everyone

DETAILS:

  • $200 per family, includes an online gallery of fully edited images and 3 5x7 prints
  • Additional prints or high resolution JPEGS available for sale at the special price of $200 for 5 and $400 for all presented
  • Parties should have 8-10 families
  • Photos will just be of children, please contact me separately for a family session

 

SANDBOX SESSION

I often take my kids to the park very early in the morning and sometimes we are the only ones there.  It is peaceful and the light is excellent. I thought to myself last weekend this would be a great time to get some good portraits of the kids!  Timing will be at about 7:30 / 8am and will last for about 1 - 1.5hrs depending on how many people we have.

WHERE: Locale park that has a sandbox - first one will be held at Turtle Park in NW DC with additional parks coming soon! I am open to suggestions!

HOW: Contact me with interest and some available dates.  Since this is somewhat of a group session I will work to find a time that works with several clients and we will have FUN!

DETAILS:

  • $200 per family, includes an online gallery of fully edited images and 3 5x7 prints
  • Additional prints or high resolution JPEGS available for sale at the special price of $200 for 5 and $400 for all presented
  • Photos will just be of children, please contact me separately for a family session