Hi, I'm Claire! 

Since 2011, I've loved nothing more than photographing important life moments for couples and families. 

I absolutely love connecting with Austin families and couples, seeing what makes each family unique, and documenting their lives in a way that is authentic. I want to give you the very best photography experience that I can offer!

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

-Emily and Nick

"I would give 10 starts if I could! If you're on the fence... save yourself the hassle and hire Claire immediately. Her work is beautiful and she is extremely talented!"

Lal Family

"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.

I started photographing families immediately after opening Rising Oak Images about ten years ago! I've had a lot of experience with what works and doesn't work. I want your family session to be fun and carefree and I've found lot of things over the years that make this process an easy one.




Don't worry whether your kids are looking and smiling at the camera! Honestly, the best photos come from candid moments and your kids will have the most genuine smiles while interacting with you. Play with them as you normally would and you will love the outcome! 

If your kid is like every other kid, he or she might have a meltdown mid-shoot. This happens almost every time and there is no need to stress! Kids smile just as often as they cry, so we will get plenty of fun photos. 

Bring water or juice and/or a snack for your kids! Texas is hot and these photo sessions can be 1.5-2 hours. Things will go more smoothly if they have snacks to keep them happy. 

Stay away from outfits that are all black but feel free to be creative. Don't feel like you have to dress up! You are more than welcome to, but you can also be casual if that is what feels best for your family. 


A Few Tips >

Two to three weeks after your session, you'll receive you images on an online gallery. From there you will be able to choose your gallery from the gallery store. I always send out a few sneak peek images within 1-2 days after our session, because I know how hard it can be to wait! 

After your Session.

After your Session > 

Why You'll Love These Austin Family Portraits! 

I started Rising Oak Images way back in 2010 and have had so many years to learn and grow! After almost 10 years of photographing families, I can safely say I specialize in unique and timeless family portraits. I want you to love these photos in 20, 30, and even 50 years down the road. If you live in the Austin area and are in need of family photos, please get in touch and I'd love to hear what makes your family special.  Austin has so many beautiful outdoor parks we I can recommend for great locations for your family portraits. I’m more than happy to meet you at a location of your choice as well! I absolutely love getting to know Austin families and sharing in their times of joy. 

Why Choose Me as Your Austin Family Photographer? 

First of all, I love photographing families! On top of that, I have two little kids myself and I love chasing kids around, getting them to interact with their parents for photos, and overall creating a fun environment for family photos. I am also very patient and I understand how hard it can be to get photos of families when little ones are involved. I am all about having fun while getting candid and blissful photos!

I Love Photo Sessions with Multiple Generations

It’s a great idea to schedule a photo session that involves several generations of your family. From the older generations to the newborn infants, getting everyone together for some professional photos is a gift that everyone involved can cherish always. I can come to your home if you have kids that are too young to travel yet or elderly family members who are not as mobile as they used to be. I want to make you comfortable, and I’ll follow your lead. Wherever you feel the most in your element is the place that will yield the best pictures.

Photography During the Golden Hour

I especially love taking pictures outdoors during the “golden hour,” that brief time just before the sun goes down. It’s a lovely time of the day anywhere, but in Austin TX, there’s nothing else quite like it! The beautiful glow that envelopes the subjects of the pictures and the surrounding landscape is positively transcendent. The morning is also an excellent time for a photography session if that works better for your schedule.

I Want Your Family Photo Session to be Stress-Free! 
As a photographer of almost 10 years, I can safely say I've seen it all! From toddler temper tantrums to crankiness due to extra hot or cold weather, I know how to work around these issues to get the best photos possible on the day of your family photo session. When I first started Rising Oak Images back in 2010, it was a learning curve for sure! It took me a while to learn what works and what doesn't, but now I am extremely comfortable with how to make these family sessions work seamlessly in Austin and our beautiful nearby hill country. 

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