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Hello, new friend! I am so glad you are here. This is my blog / journal / safe space to randomly vent and write creatively about all the goings-on at CEP. Thank you for stopping in and checking this out. I already appreciate you. Here are some fun things you can look forward to when reading this blog: lots and lots of personal/miscellaenous adventures, adorable little families, the sweetest, most fun-loving couples to ever grace your computer screen, and SO. MUCH. MORE.

families, engagements, weddings & everything in between.

Welcome to the blog

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So I have clearly been slacking HARDCORE when it comes to blogging. I have so many sessions and weddings to blog that the thought of doing any single one right now is entirely overwhelming. I promise I will eventually get to everyone’s sessions and weddings, and I probably should have used the off-season to catch […]

2022 Updates!

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I have been so bad with blogging this year (what else is new, though honestly?) and I really want to make a point of being better from here on out. It could just be because I am feeling extra thankful and blessed after a lovely Thanksgiving holiday spent with family, but I feel the need […]

thankful, grateful, blessed

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Tonight I was feeling down in the dumps (see Instagram reel) and in an effort to cure my blues, I broke out my camera and my newest lens and took some photos around our living room and right outside of our apartment. I wanted to post them because I was genuinely very happy with how […]

just things

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I had the absolute honor of photographing Sharyn and Reed’s 50th wedding anniversary celebration up in Lake Placid a few weekends ago. It was on a crisp, cloudy autumn day at the beginning of October that Sharyn and Reed renewed their vows after 50 years of marriage, surrounded by their closest family and friends. The […]

Sneak Peek: 50th Wedding Anniversary in the Adirondacks

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Join me for the annual Clare Elisabeth Photography fall mini sessions! This year they will be happening at Pruyn House in Latham and we cannot wait to see you + get some beautiful photos of you and your loved ones in the fall foliage that Upstate NY has to offer. These sessions will take place […]

Fall 2021 Mini Sessions

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Visited one of my favorite new hidden gems in Albany before the rain came. I am looking forward to doing some shoots here in the next few weeks! This spot is only 10 minutes from my house and it’s always so peaceful. I love peering into the community garden and seeing what’s growing and what’s […]

Normanskill Farm Visit & Reflecting

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February is the month of love and I wanted to celebrate all types of love (couples, families, friends, etc.) by doing some bright, colorful and fun mini sessions to celebrate LOVE! I had a few clients who were interested and signed up and if you can’t tell from these photos below, we all had fun. […]

“All the Love” Mini Sessions

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Say hello to Peter. Peter is a self-published author, works as a manager at a local vet hospital, and my younger brother. You could say creativity runs in our family. When Peter asked me to take updated headshots for his website and upcoming book, he had some… unconventional ideas in mind. My brother has always […]

Peter J. McKenna

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So I had this idea (which is how I have now decided to start every story of mine because it always begins with me having some crazy idea) to do a Valentine’s meets Galentine’s Day mini session day with loads of fun props and backdrops and all the red & pink imaginable. Before I put […]

Galentine’s Day

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