I’m Claire and I’m a wedding and motherhood photographer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I am dedicated to capturing timeless memories through a genuine experience for my clients.









dad, mom and baby girl in Minneapolis sunset field

I get the privilege of being a Minneapolis motherhood photographer and these sweet milestone sessions are some of my favorite! This lovely session with the Barker family took place at Bunker Hills Regional Park in Andover, Minnesota. The weather was absolutely perfect. We had bright blue skies, which meant we got that beautiful sunset glow by the end of the session. It truly felt like a “summer evening” even though the session took place in May! 

This session was so fun, because I met Kendra when I was in college! It’s always so fun when I get to photograph old friends that I knew from college or other stages of life. Kendra and Matt came out for a 6 month milestone session with their sweet Lenora (Lenny). She was truly the happiest baby I have ever met! She was all smiles and when she wasn’t, it wasn’t hard to get her to laugh. Just one look at mom or dad and she was smiling from ear to ear! She had just woken up from a nap on the way over to the session, which was perfect. I always recommend to have baby sleep (and eat) right before if you’re able. Those can be huge factors when it comes to making a happy baby! I know that’s not feasible for everyone, especially if baby doesn’t want to sleep when you want them to. 


Kendra used my client wardrobe and selected a stunning ivory, knee length dress with raised dots which added beautiful texture. The dress was from one of my favorite boutiques (Morning Lavender)! Before the session, I had given suggestions for Matt and Lenny to make sure everyone coordinated beautifully. More than likely, dad will already have something in his closet that he can wear, but if he’s amped to try to find a new shirt (Matt was!) then that’s awesome! For the men, I usually recommend a tan/light colored chino type pant for the guys with a neutral button up/henley shirt depending on how dressy you guys want to be! For the babes, it all depends on the age, but I’m here to help give you my best ideas/mood boards. 

We had so much fun at the session and I couldn’t wait to deliver these photos! Keep scrolling to see these precious family photos. Being a Minneapolis motherhood photographer is such a gift!