weddings . families . babies
How I Do It
ALL ABOUT FLOURISH PHOTOGRAPHY
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Flourish Photography specializes in natural light and natural photos. We don't do fancy lighting or fancy editing. Instead, we seek authenticity. We want capture the essence of your special day, your life, your family, through a friendly, casual, and fun process that produces beautiful and timeless photos that you will cherish for a lifetime.
A love story unfolds
My photography is all about storie. The stories that cover people, places, and the specifics of the day. I photograph your wedding in a creative way constructing a story from the honest, emotional, and romantic events of the day. I’ll snap the small bits as well as the epic moments, all in the same relaxed and approachable way.
A beautiful mess
With me you won't get perfect family photos. Yes, we'll pose for a few, but we'll mostly play. Someone's hair will be messy, someone's shoe will fall off, we might all fall down. We will have a blast and your kids will love it. You will get real authentic and joyful family photos with real smiles. These are the days!
A new life begins
There is nothing as wonderful and as awesome as welcoming a new little person into the world. And there's nothing quite as exhausting as being a brand new parent, especially the first time! With an extended two hour newborn shoot we have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the process--eat, sleep, repeat. Take photos in between.
Starting at $1,200
We customize a wedding package to fit your needs and your budget! We have a great team and we love shooting weddings--we can't wait to capture the story of your big day!
1 HR SESSION
Includes download of 50+ high-resolution retouched images with printing rights to use as you please
2 HR SESSION
For newborns or extended family photos. Includes download of 50+ high-resolution retouched images with printing rights to use as you please.
Want both maternity and newborn photos? This package is a great savings! Includes a 1 hr maternity shoot and a 2 hr newborn shoot and 50+ high-resolution retouched images from each.
“We've used Clare twice now for newborn photographs of both of our boys. Most recently she photographed our newborn a few weeks ago. Both times we've been impressed with her during the sessions, the resulting photos and the ease of downloading them (low and high res). We have the photos framed throughout our house and would recommend her to family and friends without hesitation!”
April R. ~Yelp
"Thank you Clare for amazing maternity and newborn photos!!
Clare was great to work with from start to finish and her product was fantastic. Clare made us feel comfortable and at ease throughout both photo shoots. She was great with our newborn son - despite his crankiness during the shoot, she was patient and worked easily with him.
She provided the digital files quickly and her photographs were beautiful! We love them all and it was so hard to choose favorites, which we've had printed/enlarged and displayed throughout our baby's nursery and our home.
Highly recommend Flourish Photography!"
Heather S. ~Yelp
"Clare and her husband make a great photography team. I was turned onto Clare and Flourish Photography after they photographed a friend's wedding I was in. At my friend's wedding, she was fun, upbeat and made having your photo taken fun. Then my friend's pictures turned out gorgeous. Needless to say, when my fiancee and I were looking for a photographer for our wedding Clare was our first choice. Together we met for coffee with Clare to discuss what we wanted, our wedding venue, and their very reasonable prices. We booked with her in for our June wedding at the San Diego Art Museum in Balboa Park. Flourish Photography did an amazing job taking my photos on my wedding day and communicating in the month's prior. A requirement for our venue was to meet with all vendors prior to the event. Clare was able to do that and communicate with my wedding coordinator effectively . The day of my wedding she was upbeat and got great shots of my camera shy family. Additionally, my wedding photos are amazing. I get tons of compliments about how great they are in person and on social media. It is without any reservations that I recommend Flourish Photography and I will definitely be using them again.
Angela R. ~Yelp
My favorite locations are natural settings: parks and beaches. Urban settings and architecture can be fun too. Choosing a place with grass is especially important for babies and toddlers. Variety helps! Here are some ideas:
Marion Bear Park
Mission Bay Park/Beach
Mission Trails Park
Harry Griffen Park
Piers (Scripps, PB, OB)
Los Penasquitos Preserve
La Jolla Tidepools
TIME OF DAY
As a natural light photographer, I chase the sun. The best time for photos is either super early in the morning or late in the afternoon. During the day we'll have to get creative to contend with some harsh shadows. My favorite time is the golden hour, the hour prior to sunset. While everything may not revolve around you, it does revolve around the sun! Make sure to consider light when scheduling your session.
WHAT TO WEAR
Wear something you like! Something you feel good in. For group photos, select a color scheme that loosely pulls everyone together. Then add in a few patterns, textures, or pops of color (especially cute on the kiddos!) And accessorize, accessorize, accessorize! Consider a hat, or sunglasses, or some other fun family props.