Rising Oak Images


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Emily and Nick - Elopement

"I would give 10 stars if I could. We eloped to Austin from Oklahoma City last week and had our 19 month old in tow. I knew from Claire's pictures that she did beautiful work but I had no idea how thankful I would be that we hired her until after our ceremony. We didn't have any guests so it was just us three (me, my husband and little boy) and the officiant. Our little boy was definitely acting his age that day, on top of not feeling well, and Claire handled it all with such grace that I am already scheming on how we can drive back down to Austin for future family photo shoots. She was so understanding of his mood and calm and collected and made our family photos go *so* much better than they would have with anyone else. Seriously, he was SO fussy and poorly behaved (think crying meltdowns) the whole time and I didn't know if it was possible to have even a single good picture with him - but somehow Claire delivered an entire gallery of gorgeous pictures with our entire family! She is a miracle worker! If you're on the fence... save yourself the hassle and hire Claire immediately. Her work is beautiful and she is extremely talented!"

Shima - Family

"Where can I begin, I met Claire over four years ago. She took photos of my first born and family portraits. Ever since January of 2013, she has become our family photographer. She has captured mother's day portraits, 1st birthday parties, friend's weddings, sangeet's, Diwali (Indian new year), housewarmings and Menhdi ceremonies. I cannot list an event we haven't booked Claire.

My tips: Book in advance she gets busy.
No need to give direction, Claire knows what to capture with little or no direction.
She always get the most natural shot.

Her work speaks for itself, capturing the raw emotion whether it's the first look at a wedding or a father: son moment.

I love what a talented photographer she is!"

Amy and Mike - Engagement

"I can't say enough great things about my experience with Claire. My fiancé and I used Claire's services for an engagement shoot and we could not be happier with the results.

Prior to the shoot, Claire was always fast to respond, easy to understand, friendly, and transparent. Setting up our time and location was easy and stress-free.

During the shoot Claire was a dream to work with. She was kind and welcoming and helped us relax. She offered great location and pose suggestions and was up for anything to get more great shots - even climbing up the side of a sandy cliff with us!

After the shoot, the payment process was super easy and Claire delivered GORGEOUS photos on an easy-to-use website for downloading and sharing - all in less than a week after our shoot.

I cannot recommend her enough. Honestly, she's fantastic and there's not a thing I can think of that would make the experience better than it was."

Brianna and Nick - Destination Wedding

"Claire is amazing!! She was my favorite of all the vendors and people we worked with on our wedding day. Claire shot both our engagement photos and wedding photos, and although we've only gotten a sneak preview of the wedding photos, I know the rest will be great! Claire is extremely calm and easy going, exactly what a stressed bride needs on her wedding day, and she does everything possible to make you happy. When I was unhappy with some of our engagement photos because I had to put my hair in a ponytail, Claire did an extra one hour shoot for us for free. When I was super stressed on the day and just needed to get away with my now husband, Claire had no problem driving us to a nearby park for some photos. Every time, we have gotten our photos back extremely quickly, but this does not sacrifice the quality in any way. It took just 5 days for her to send us a sneak peak of our wedding. I highly recommend Claire!"

David and Cari - Wedding

"Aside from choosing my husband, hiring Claire as our photographer was the best wedding decision I made.

After our photographer friend stopped replying to emails two months before the wedding, I found Claire's portfolio online and decided to contact her. I had a response within minutes, and because her work was great and her prices clear (thank you for actually putting your prices on your website, Claire!), we hired her on the spot. She was friendly and professional, asked the right questions, showed up early, and got our photos back to us within days.

I didn't think I cared about wedding photos until I saw ours, and now I'm so grateful that I made the right choice by hiring Claire. She'd be a bargain at twice the price!"