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I'm Clare Dollard, aka Clare Elisabeth.

And I run the show 'round these parts. I've been running around with a camera since I was about 10 years old, and I've been officially in this biz since 2018. I specialize in family portraiture and wedding photography, but I also love to photograph whatever your little heart desires - from birthdays, to landscapes, to everything in between. Hit me up for all your photography needs 'cuz I'm your girl.

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CLARE

  I am a 30-year-old portrait + wedding photographer based in Albany, New York (+ more than willing to travel!). I live for COLOR + VIBRANCE, because they make me happy and I hope they make you happy, too. I am a wife to my high school sweetheart (12 years + counting!), mama to two adorable fur babes, a small biz boss lady who prefers community over competition, founder of an all-gal social gang called The Badass Babes Club, buffalo chicken dip connoisseur, and master of all things creative + crafty. 

  Incorporating color + joy in my images and my business is essential. I pride myself on those two things, in addition to capturing my clients authentically - in their element. I especially love to hype my clients up & let them know just how friggin' b-e-a-utiful they really, truly are. So if allllll of this totally sounds like your jam, or you think my overall vibe (good vibes only over here!) seems right for you, let's work together! Explore the site some more if you're not convinced, and be sure to hit me up when you're ready to make some magic.

the girl behind the lens

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I don't like to sugar coat ANYTHING. I pride myself on being real and sometimes incredibly vulnerable in front of my audience.
I like to think this helps me see others for who they really are, and much better than a lot of other people because I am so in tune to my own thoughts + feelings. So when I say I photograph it all - the good, the bad, the ugly, I mean it.
Life is not this perfect little cookie cutter scene from a movie. It has its ups and downs, and so, so many imperfections. And while that may get us down sometimes, it's also important to remember because those are the things that make all the good stuff worthwhile. I want to capture you + your loved ones in their truest nature - and sometimes that means clicking the shutter all the way through an absolute toddler meltdown. Most times it's all smiles + cuddling + love all around, but I want you to know that while I love that stuff, SO MUCH, the in between stuff can be just as good, if not more meaningful. 

photograph. it. all.
the good, the bad, the ugly.

my philosophy

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