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