Raves

Straight from our amazing clients


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KATIE

"I recently had a Boudoir photography session with Claire and it was so much fun! Claire took the time to get to know me, my preferred poses, and my style before the session and helped me decide what to bring with me for the shoot. I was a little nervous and self conscious before the session started, but she made me feel at ease from the moment I arrived in her studio. In addition to what I had brought with me, Claire had an array of jewelry, shoes and other pieces that I could also choose from. The shoot was lighthearted and comfortable. It was like we were two friends just goofing around with the camera! Her studio and outdoor space are a beautiful setting. My photographs are absolutely stunning and I could not be happier with them. I gave a boudoir album to my husband as a wedding gift and he loved them! I had an amazing experience with Claire and highly recommend her as your boudoir photographer. She is professional, timely, and easy to work with and her photographs will capture your unique beauty."


JANET & CORY

"Claire is truly the best! She was very professional from start to finish and has a great eye for photography. She has a very calm and friendly demeanor that quickly put my husband and I at ease. We could not be happier with our pictures, they are absolutely beautiful. She captured all the moments we asked her to, and many more that I never dreamed/thought of. We would highly recommend her to anybody looking for an amazing experience!"


JAYDA

"When I first got to Claire's studio I was so nervous. This was my first boudoir photo shoot ever and after losing 70 pounds I was terrified to show any skin. Claire let me know I had nothing to worry about and had me start slow by wear outfits that covered more and then work my way up to the more skin baring outfits.She made me feel so comfortable through out the entire shoot and had me laughing the whole time. Before I knew it I felt as though I was just hanging out with my best friend. I didn't want it to end! Then I got my images back. HOLY COW! I was speechless! I never knew I could look like that! She captured everything and more of what I was looking to accomplish from this photo shoot. I cannot wait to give my photos to my boyfriend for our anniversary! Thank you so much Claire! Your work is truly amazing and inspiring and my confidence is through the roof now!"

CHRIS AND STEVE

"The whole time I felt like I was communicating with a friend. Claire texted and emailed back quickly and I felt like I could tell her anything. We had a bit of a tricky situation with our families, but Claire dealt with it like a true professional. Once we got our images back we were beyond happy. Not only did she capture the day perfectly and told our story I truly believe our wedding pictures are some of the most unique and timeless of all our friends. Our wedding album is sitting on our coffee table and everyone who comes over comments on it and it is such a conversation piece. I loved working with Claire and would love to get married again so I could work with her again."

 

BRIAN AND STEPHANIE

"Claire Dobson Photography was my absolute favorite vendor to work with throughout the wedding planning process. Not only were her pictures BEAUTIFUL, but she was so easy to work with. During a semi-hectic wedding, she put us at ease and helped us have fun while taking fabulous photos. She's an absolute great find in the Bay Area!"

 


ING AND IAN

"I was just browsing through the pictures of our wedding on your blog; it is sooo nice that we can experience our day over and over again through your pictures. They are absolutely stunning (I got so many compliments on the pictures!!!). Thanks again for being such a big part in our special day!"

COLEEN AND GREG

"My fiance and I were visiting Napa and searched and interviewed many photographers in the area. Not only did Claire take amazing photographs but she offered up places for me to get my makeup and hair done so I wouldn't have to pack all of those essentials with me along with a great store to borrow clothes for the shoot and could purchase at a discount price so I didn't have to pack a million outfits with me! Before taking the pictures we had explained to Claire that we wanted them to look natural and not staged and she did just that. My fiancé was so against these to begin with and I almost think he had more fun than myself taking the pictures! She really has an artists eye for a beautiful photo. She was able to capture the moments along with all the beautiful scenery. They were more than we could ever ask for. Everyone that sees our photos say how beautiful they are and what an amazing job she did and wishes she were in the Chicagoland area. I would highly recommend Claire. She will make you feel at ease and gets back to you promptly unlike many people. She is very diligent and organized. I believe that Claire truly likes to feel the love between couples and tell a love story each couple has through the eye of her lens. We loved working with her and so will you."

 


KATIE AND MICAH

Katie: "Working with Claire was like working with an old friend that just so happens to capture amazing, unforgettable photos. When we were deciding on a wedding photographer, it was important for us that we work with someone we liked, took beautiful photos and would fit in with our family and friends. Claire hit the mark and exceeded our expectations. Her photography speaks for itself but her warm and comforting personality really allow you to relax in front of the camera and sets her apart from other photographers." Micah: "Working with Claire was like working with an old friend that just so happens to capture amazing, unforgettable photos. When we were deciding on a wedding photographer, it was important for us that we work with someone we liked, took beautiful photos and would fit in with our family and friends. Claire hit the mark and exceeded our expectations. Her photography speaks for itself but her warm and comforting personality really allow you to relax in front of the camera and sets her apart from other photographers."


SISI AND YIN

"We had so much fun with Claire on our wedding day. Claire was perfectly professional and discreet that we never felt like there was an awkward camera pointed in our faces. I loved that we took time out before the ceremony to have some private time on the beach, and Claire's photos really captured the love and spirit of our relationship. I love looking through our photos and discovering all the little details and guest moments that I had missed the day-of. I think Claire's style can be best summed as: candid, romantic, and softly dramatic; it was the perfect complement to our wedding!" 

 


SARA AND JIMMY

"When my fiancé and I got engaged, we knew immediately that we wanted Claire to do our photos. Her wedding photography is an amazing balance of classic, elegant bridal with a modern, lighthearted, almost whimsical twist. She shot our engagement photos at Jack London State Park and not only did we get our photos almost immediately, but we looked like we had been placed in a fairy tale and I was absolutely amazed by how natural we looked. This is not because we know how to pose (we totally don't), but because Claire gave us lots of direction that worked out perfectly and didn't look overly posed. We were completely comfortable with her and we look forward to her photographing our big day in October!"