a midwesT family + wedding photographer

I'm a photographer who is in your corner every step of the way. There is no doubt that a wedding day is filled with emotion, pure & beautiful emotion. From the peaceful moments to the chaotic ones, you can be confident that I've got your back and will be snapping photos to make you and the people you love look oh so good.

My hope is that 50 years from now, you can look at your wedding photos and remember every moment and emotion of the day. You can't relive your wedding day, but you can carry the memory with you. Someday your kids and grandkids can look at your wedding album and not only see, but feel where your 'Happily Ever After' started and strive to have that same kind of love.

I'm so much more than just a photographer who shows up on your special day..

the experience

I fully believe that your photos are precious keepsakes for generations to come...

"Clara was amazing to work with! We had to reschedule our wedding due to COVID and she was very flexible with finding a new date with us. We had a wedding party of 18 people and she handled it like a boss. I had compliments from so many guests that they couldn't even tell she was there because she never got in the way of others seeing the 'big moments'. I told her I didn't want to spend the whole day taking pictures and she listened to me! She got through the photos very quickly, just like I asked! I couldn't have asked for a better photographer to capture our big day!"



I had compliments from so many guests that they couldn't even tell she was there because she never got in the way of others seeing the 'big moments'.

brittany & evan
a dubuque wedding

little love notes

"We chose CLARAfied Images after hearing the amazing reviews from family and friends Clara had worked with on their special occasions! Going into our wedding plans, my husband and I didn’t know what we wanted regarding a photographer! We had no knowledge about a look/aesthetic to go with, and we certainly didn’t feel comfortable in front of a camera!! 
From the first meet, Clara carried a grace and peace with her that made us feel utterly comfortable. We felt extremely excited after our engagement session as we kept in touch with Clara in anticipation for the engagement pictures to come out! Upon receiving our pictures, we were stunned by the bright and vibrant colors that Clara had captured with her work! We were simply impressed and eager for more! Clara provided constant support and patience throughout all of our wedding planning, and was able to respond to all our questions/needs via email. This made our journey that much better and even more of a perfect day on our Big Day! As the results came out for our wedding pictures, we were yet again, stunned with the incredible way Clara captured the beauty of our special day! We were able to re-live our wedding day through the pictures Clara captured in all of the smiles, laughter, and all the details we so eagerly craved to see! Our family and friends couldn’t stop talking about how absolutely perfect the pictures were, and of course, the incredible work Clara had done!!   
We cannot thank Clara enough for her patience and grace throughout this process! Clara was able to pull out all the stops to even remember our specific requests regarding inspired pictures/poses we wanted captured for our wedding day! She took the time to make everything just right for us, and was even able to work longer then the required hectic schedule of the wedding day. This spoke volumes to us and showed us just who Clara is at heart. 
What an absolute blast working with such a kind soul! Clara has made us feel beautiful, confident, and incredibly excited to see her in our next session in which the future will bring us!!"

we were stunned!

sveta & zach
a bellevue wedding

little love notes

"We found Clara through a family recommendation and the process from engagement photos, to prepping for the wedding pictures, the wedding day, and after couldn't have gone any better! Clara made us feel valued from the very beginning. Whenever we had questions, she was always willing to answer every text message, phone call, and email. On our wedding day, it unexpectedly rained, but she was prepared for all occasions and even gave up her umbrella for us to use! Clara is a generous and caring photographer and person and you can truly see that through her work and actions! I would recommend Clara to anyone who needed an engagement, wedding, or family photos as her organization, punctuality, and care put her at the top of our photographer list!"

Clara made us feel valued from the very beginning.

hannah & grant
a bellevue wedding

little love notes

"Clara is simply amazing! We were worried there would only be a couple photos where our daughter was somewhat smiling (she's a bit of a "three-nager"), but every photo was perfect! She was so patient and great with all our kids! Her ability to use natural light and capture posed and casual images is phenomenal! Clara has taken our family photos, our youngest's newborn photo shoot and most recently did a "Legacy" shoot with three generations - they were beautiful and my entire family will treasure them for many years!"

Her ability to use natural light and capture posed and casual images is phenomenal!

Donar family

little love notes

"We LOVE having Clara as our family photographer! Having young children herself, she is great at interacting with kiddos in a way that makes them comfortable. Her editing style is so natural, bright and cheery! We always love the way our photos turn out and they look great displayed in our home. Clara also grows with your family and has many different options/packages to meet your family’s needs. We will always highly recommend Clara!"

We LOVE having Clara as our family photographer! Having young children herself, she is great at interacting with kiddos in a way that makes them comfortable.

Devries family

little love notes

I cannot say enough good things about CLARAfied Images! We loved all our photos from engagement to wedding day! Clara is very fun and easy to work with! Highly recommend!



She was INCREDIBLE. 

kristi + Drew
A manchester wedding

little love notes

“Clara has been taking our family photos for several years now and is always fantastic to work with. She is great with our kids (and our dog!) and always captures the best candid moments during our time together. Clara exudes the perfect balance of efficiency and patience.” 



"I could just say "Clara is a ROCK STAR and you should definitely have her take all of your professional photos"... but maybe the details/description below would be better... :-) "

MULLIGAN FAMILY

little love notes

Clara was amazing! Due to COVID, our wedding plans changed multiple times. Clara was responsive, professional and so helpful in making sure our day was perfect. We had a small 40-person wedding and although that seems like it would be simpler, there were a lot of non-traditional parts of our wedding day. Clara did a wonderful job making a chaotic situation fun and organized! She was efficient, very friendly and we would absolutely work with her again! If you are debating between hiring Clara and another photographer, hire Clara. I promise, you will not regret it! Thanks Clara for making our wedding day so memorable!



She was efficient, very friendly and we would absolutely work with her again! If you are debating between hiring Clara and another photographer, hire Clara. I promise, you will not regret it!

Jacquie + will
a galena wedding

little love notes

"Clara photographed our engagement & wedding photos along with multiple family sessions. She always is a joy to work with & makes the sessions fun. Clara produces amazing work & takes photos I am proud to share & display in my home. She is second to none when it comes to quality work & even more so quality of character! I confidentially recommend clarafied photography for any occasion!"



"Clara produces amazing work & takes photos I am proud to share & display in my home." 

the tranels

little love notes

Clara and Eric were so good to work with! Clara put us at ease with the engagement session. I had no need to worry about looking awkward while being photographed, as the pictures turned out just as we had hoped! On our wedding day Clara and Eric were a fun duo and we cannot thank them enough for rolling with the punches!! We got all the pictures we wanted and more, and they were gracious with the chaos of a wedding day. Thank you, CLARAfied!



We got all the pictures we wanted and more, and they were gracious with the chaos of a wedding day. 

gabby + ben
a madison wedding

little love notes

I describe my style as timeless, genuine and joyful. I love color and soft natural light, mainly because it makes me happy but on a deeper level, because I want my photographs to stand the test of time. My hope is that your grandkids can see exactly what your day was like in crisp, colorful, full-of-life photographs.

Most importantly, I want my photographs to make you smile. I want you to laugh at the one of you and your husband feeling silly dancing. I want you to smile with fondness as you look at the picture of your grandma you miss dearly. I want you to chuckle at how young you look with that baby on your hip. This life is a gift and in the words of my Grandpa, “Everyday is a good day and some days are even better than that.” Let’s celebrate your moments of joy.

About My Philosophy

I live for color & swoon over natural light!

 your photos are precious keepsakes for generations to come...

I am SO glad you found me! Here’s what to know about me: I am in love with my husband Eric. He's my best friend and favorite person to spend time with. He keeps me laughing and helps me strive to be the best wife and momma I can be. Together we love our fierce threeanger, Maryjean, our baby boy, Walter, & our pup Wrigley. Each day is a gift and I'm grateful to share it with you.

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I'm Clara - photographer & lover of capturing little moments

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