Sunday, November 7, 2010

truest of true

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.~unknown

Monday, October 11, 2010


Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.  ~Marc Brown

Two of my favorite boys!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

October gave a party

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
~George Cooper, "October's Party"
Hope you are all enjoying this (finally!) fall weather!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

the extraordinary in everyday life

If I could I'd work without regard to real life obligations, my spirit joyful for being able to show what I see but without your collaboration and investment I could share this with no one. You my clients make it real. You allow me into your hearts and minds and the soul of your family, an honored guest at the banquet of your life and I am beyond grateful.

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I try to always reflect this gratitude in what I do. For those that read my blog or follow my work you know that I am short on words often times borrowing the words of others that represent what the portrait I am posting means to me, posting nothing but an image and a simple quote.

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Every portrait really tells its story, and because of you and your investment in my business I am able to let my work speak for itself and for your children. These portraits I take of your children will be there in your home when they are grown for you to look back on and see the wonder of childhood, to see the person they were and who they still are, that is an investment worth having made.

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Photographing children for me is the essence of pleasure through simplicity, truth meets moment, and magic. As they live it, I get to see again and again the extraordinary in everyday life, in portraits painted by light using my camera to capture childhood as it happens™

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Each portrait is a waking dream of the rising and falling of laughter and butterflies in the garden and whispers of sunbeams through rustling trees of holding hands and best friends walking away with bare feet in beach sand and wishes blown through dandelions.

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Whenever you trust me to shoot, share or store a moment as rare and precious as these. I truly thank you - the best way I can with images that reflect your children who they are in that moment.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fall and Holiday sessions are booking

and filling up quickly!

Please email me about booking and ask about the exciting new mini session option.

Also if you haven't already please consider "liking" my facebook fan page & watch for upcoming specials.

Claire Wise on facebook!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Everything is

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
~Albert Einstein

Sunday, July 4, 2010

making lemonade

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
~Marianne Williamson

Some things are more than what you say, they're what you do.

Today I decided to make lemonade.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

One moment

“There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in”

~Deepak Chopra

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tessa Grace

There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go. ~Author Unknown

Love you friend.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

remember me when I was small

Sometimes just one sneak peek isn't enough ;)

I love how tiny and precious Miss C is in the arms of her sister. It goes so quickly.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

the meaning of life

A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life. ~Isadora James

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The End of another school year

To learn and never be filled, is wisdom; to teach and never be weary, is love.

I have been looking for quotes about teaching and teachers as the year comes to an end. I finally found one that fits our teacher this year.

We were blessed this year with one of those fantastic teachers and I have been trying to come up with an adequate thank you and quite frankly I can't :) so I settled on taking portraits of her children.

Thank you Jessica for all your hard work, your patience, your genuine understanding, and your absolute love of what you do. You are appreciated and you completely rock. Any child that happens to get assigned to you is a very lucky child indeed.

much love,
The Wise Family

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Gorgeous day, even more gorgeous actresses!

Totally enjoyed meeting you two today! I hope you both enjoy your sneak peek! I'll be in touch soon!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


"Be aware of wonder.”
~Robert Fulghum

I adore this boy! It was so so hard to narrow his sneak peek down to just this one.

I loved seeing him interact with his surroundings and his complete and totally joy and wonder at the world around him. He’s such a bright eyed curious child and I had the best time at our session watching him discover everything he could. Thanks so much for sharing your sweet boy with me this afternoon.

I’ll be in touch soon with your gallery.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Bigger than life

Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should all be bigger than life

~Bette Davis