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Family dressed in pink, cream and blue posing for a family portrait at La Jolla Beach, California

Hey, Mama! I’m so glad you are here. I’m Claire, a lemonade loving Scottsdale Arizona birth photographer who is always dreaming of my next Hawaiian vacation. I am a midwest girl turned desert dweller because people do crazy things for love! I am a proud police wife. My handsome husband and I just celebrated 14 […]

Personal

Meet Claire | Arizona Birth Photographer

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Sep

2019

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36 week pregnant woman wearing a blue floral dress for her lakeside maternity photo session

  I’m 36.5 weeks pregnant! Which means, Baby Waite #5 will be joining our family in the very near future! It’s starting to get real people! I should probably think about packing the hospital bag. Maybe wash the cloth diapers? How about folding the baby clothes and moving them into a drawer instead of stacked […]

Personal

Baby Come Out! | Join Our Baby Betting Pool

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2019

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Sep

meal planning using rifle paper co recipe box

Laundry and meal planning- two never-ending chores. Everyone needs clothes to wear and for some reason, everyone also wants to be fed. Three whole times a day! I’ve been a wife for 14 years, a mother for 12.5 and I’ve lived on my own since I was 18. Yet somehow, at 34, I am only […]

Personal

Meal Planning | A Method That Works

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Jul

2019

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newborn baby boy looks at parents in delivery room

Depending on how you look at it, the birth of Lincoln was either extremely long and drawn out or beyond fast and furious. His story begins unofficially on Wednesday, June 8, 2015, which was day one of my five days of prodromal labor. From Wednesday until Sunday, I lived life in one block of seemingly […]

Birth Photography, Birth Story, Personal

The Fast & Furious Arrival of Lincoln Scott

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2019

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Jul

mom and baby laying on hospital bed nose to nose

I love Fresh 48 hospital newborn sessions! They are such a great way to document the magic of those first few days of newborn life, while things are still relatively calm. Yes, I know- hospital stays involve lots of interruptions. Someone comes into your room every hour or two to check vitals or have you […]

Fresh 48 Session

Welcome, Baby Gabriel! | Fresh 48 Hospital Newborn | Scottsdale, Arizona Birth Photographer

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Jun

2019

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newborn baby footprints on bassinett card in scottsdale arizona hospital

I had my first baby over 12 years ago, and my second 3 years later. Birth photography was starting to become “a thing”. But a Fresh 48 hospital newborn session? They were pretty much unheard of! I do remember the hospital photographer knocking on my door to ask if I wanted newborn photos on a […]

Fresh 48 Session

Fresh 48 Sessions | Everything You Need To Know

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2019

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Jun

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the last 90 days 0f 2018. Kind of crazy to think about. On the one hand, 90 days feels like a long time. 90 days is so far away! But on the other- it’s basically almost Halloween, which means it’s Thanksgiving, which means it’s Christmas. Hello, 2019! Nice to see […]

Personal

The Last 90 Days | Sending 2018 Off With a Bang!

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Oct

2018

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The number one question I am asked, by clients and non-clients alike, is what to wear for family photos. I get it- choosing your own clothing is hard enough, but now you are trying to select coordinating outfits for yourself and the rest of your family. You want everyone to be comfortable and look amazing, […]

For Clients

What to Wear For Family Photos | Phoenix Family Photographer

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2018

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Sep

Silver bells, silver bells, it’s Christmas time in… uh, nowhere. It’s actually not Christmas time anywhere, but you better believe that photographers across the world are already gearing up for holiday family photo session season! As you start preparing for your holiday family photo session,  there are a few things you should know to make […]

For Clients

Planning Your Holiday Family Photo Session | 3 Things Your Photographer Wants You To Know

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Aug

2018

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mommy and me photos toddler boy

Play Sessions are my favourite. I know, I know. I say that about every type of session I do, but these sessions are SO much fun! There is something incredible about capturing the every day moments that might otherwise be forgotten as our kiddos grow! Zev’s 3rd birthday session was full of those fun, every […]

Children

Zev | 3rd Birthday Session

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2018

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Aug