even more important than the photos is the relationship with your photographer!

When my husband Ben and I got engaged, it was both our first time in front of a camera. Going into it, I was nervous and just hoped I wasn’t going to be awkward. But thankfully, we had amazing photographers! They were confident in their direction, encouraging and we had so much fun! I believe it’s so important to have a relationship with your photographer. On wedding or session day, they need to feel like an old friend. This is going to directly affect how comfortable you feel in front of the camera! 

My name is Claire and I'm a wedding and motherhood photographer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photography brings me so much joy and I can't wait to share it with you! Taking photos started back in grade school, when I would take photos and enter them in contests at my county fair. My camera would come on all the family vacations and in early college I received my first "professional" camera. I never missed an opportunity to take photos of my friends and other random school events. It wasn't until after I received our wedding gallery that I started to consider photography as a full-time gig. I was absolutely stunned by the beautiful photos and how magical they made the day look.

You will soon come to know that I love people so much. Community is one of the most important things to me and I deeply value the friendships in my life. My hope is that you also feel like I can be a friend to you in whatever season of life has brought you here. 

Wedding & Family Photographer

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Claire is a 

Minneapolis Photographer

serving couples and families in the Twin Cities Area

My husband Ben and I were married in August of 2020 during the pandemic. With all the unpredictability, we had a short engagement (one and a half months!). Our day was perfect and we wouldn't change a thing. 

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I'm definitely the crazy dog lady. We are new puppy owners and absolutely adore our golden boy Samson!

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I'm a sucker for any and all details! whether it's pretty wedding day florals or gold embossing on an heirloom album, i'm here for it! 

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I'm obsessed with goats! They have the funniest personality and I grew up on a hobby farm. our dream is to build our own house and have a small farm one day!

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I love Jesus! He is my joy, my hope and my peace. i truly think god has given me this beautiful gift and i am beyond thankful.

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as a claire chantel photography


You can trust me as an expert and friend from inquiry to gallery delivery


You can count on beautiful, classic portraits that will stand the test of time


You can expect
an elevated experience (not just your average photoshoot)