I’ve always been a dreamer, an encourager, a creator and a celebrator. I believe that I was put on the earth to find and create beauty. My life's anthem is 'open hands, open hearts,' and I am constantly in awe of the grace of Jesus. I’m happily married to my best friend, a dog mom to a cockapoo pup named 'Winston,' and a lover of red wine, a home filled with fresh flowers and the perfect charcuterie. I'm a Two on the Enneagram, and find joy in helping people and loving the world around me. I am passionate about friendships and family, always up for a coffee date, love to laugh, and seek to build life-giving relationships wherever I go. 

My hope is to connect with, grow, encourage and be encouraged by the hopes, dreams and hearts of others. I am passionate about learning, loving and delivering light, airy and romantic images. Here’s to a lifelong journey of seeking joy, being absolutely imperfect, and being fully loved by the Creator of the universe.

Thank you for stopping by my little space on the internet. I can't wait hear about your heart, passions, and what you love the most. 

xo, Claire 


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He is patient, kind, servant-hearted and I adore being his wife. I feel so blessed that he chooses to come alongside me as I chase after my photography dreams, even as he is pursuing his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at The College of St. Scholastica. He's the best, and I know you'll absolutely adore him.
So here's the love story. We met in college and fell in love over the holiday season; we both are obsessed with anything and everything Christmas. On our first date, we went to the most beautiful Christmas lights festival in our college town, La Crosse, Wisconsin and the setting couldn't be more perfect. We dated all through college and got married in the most gorgeous chapel in the woods on June 26, 2015. We've now been married for three years, love being puppy parents to our sweet Cockapoo, Winston, and adore our little life together.

Let me introduce to you my husband, college sweetheart and best friend. I like to call him the manager behind Claire Murray Photography, and the encourager of my hopes and dreams. When I originally thought about starting my business, he was the first to say "you can do this, babe," and has been by my side, loving, encouraging, serving and cheering me on, ever since. You'll love him when you meet him, and you'll probably notice me thanking him a thousand times on your wedding day for all the behind-the-scenes work he graciously does.

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"we walked away KNOWING without a doubt that investing in Claire’s services was the best decision we could’ve made for our wedding."

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Megan + Devin

As soon as I came across Claire’s portfolio, I was blown away. I cannot emphasize enough how easy and natural Claire made our whole photo session feel! Because of her, the experience was so much fun. If you are looking for a photographer with a kind, genuine soul who is truly passionate about what she does - and who knows how to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera - I would HIGHLY recommend Claire!

"we walked away KNOWING without a doubt that investing in Claire’s services was the best decision we could’ve made for our wedding."

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Megan + Devin

As soon as I came across Claire’s portfolio, I was blown away. I cannot emphasize enough how easy and natural Claire made our whole photo session feel! Because of her, the experience was so much fun. If you are looking for a photographer with a kind, genuine soul who is truly passionate about what she does - and who knows how to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera - I would HIGHLY recommend Claire!

"Her personality is perfect for this job. she is kind, sweet, caring, and so lovable."

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Brittany + Colton

Claire was our photographer on our wedding day, and she was AMAZING! Her personality is perfect for this job, she is kind, sweet, caring, and so lovable! She made our wedding day effortless and stress free! She is so organized, fun, relaxed, and professional. Our friends/wedding party adored her - we just could not get over how fun she is! The day after our wedding she provided us with lots of "sneak peak" photos, which was awesome! I would highly recommend Claire to everyone! 

"She has a ton of natural talent and an eye for the light."

Bekah + Sam

I really can't speak highly enough of Claire. First of all, she is such a sweet person and really made our freezing cold day great! Secondly, she has a ton of natural talent and an eye for the light. I have shot 5 weddings and was extremely picky when choosing my photographer, but her bright, airy style made her an easy pick and was just what I was looking for. She really is phenomenal!

Brooke + Patrick

"she literally made our wedding day absolutely perfect and made all my dreams come true."

Cannot say enough about how amazing and talented Claire is!! She literally made our wedding day absolutely perfect and made all of our dreams come true! Book her, she is THE BEST! And so is her hubby sidekick, stellar team.

"If you're looking for a photographer who is just as compassionate about her clients as she is with photography, Claire is the one for you."

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Katie + Ty

If you're looking for a photographer who is just as compassionate about her clients as she is with photography, Claire is the one for you. We were lucky enough to have her shoot our wedding March 2017 which was her very first wedding. Claire has such great skills, everyone was shocked when we showed them our photos and told them it was her first wedding. She radiates an abundance of happiness which is visible through all of her work! She made our day very comfortable and enjoyable. We highly recommend her!

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If you choose to book your wedding with Claire Murray Photography, a percentage of your payment will go towards Weddings That Change The World, which is a mission run by The Archibald Project ministry. The Archibald Project uses storytelling to spark and expand a movement of people to care for orphaned and vulnerable children in creative and educated ways, in order to combat and end the global orphan crisis.

I have always had a heart for the orphan, and I am passionate about giving to this cause to show compassion and give to these children in need. I would love to partner with you in changing the world on your wedding day!


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