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Waking up at the crack of dawn to meet these two beautiful people in Mesa, Arizona was well worth it! Haley & David have been family friends of mine for many years and I adore capturing their love any chance I get. Haley’s outfit was perfect for this desert setting, with her flowing Free People […]

Desert Sunrise

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Personal

Living in Southern California has its perks. One of those being all of the amazing staycation spots! Palm Springs is a city like no other. It is full of retro boutique hotels, colorful homes, and the trendiest restaurants & bars. I got to spend the weekend there for one of my dear friend’s birthdays, and […]

Palm Springs Travel Guide

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One of the best parts about where I live are the gorgeous wineries! There are so many hidden gem locations amongst the rolling hills of Temecula vineyards. We photographed Abbey & Luke at Hart Winery. As the seasons change, I love the beautiful Fall color of the vines. We captured so many candid shots of […]

Fall at the Vineyards

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Portraits

I am so excited to share this BEAUTIFUL family with you all. We took Mykal & D’Amato’s maternity session at Thousand Steps Beach in Laguna. I love the way these dreamy photos turned out, especially the ones captured on film. These two reached out once they welcomed their sweet baby boy into the world, and […]

Welcoming Banx

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As promised in my Daisy Themed Baby Shower blog, here is Yasmin and Nolan’s beautiful maternity session! There were so many amazing spots at this location, I would highly recommend it. Their outfit color palette complimented the scenery so well. This day was truly so much fun. I always say one of the best parts […]

San Clemente Beach Maternity Session

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Fashion

As a photographer, you have to make sure your wardrobe is stocked with plenty of versatile outfits for every type of shoot!  When putting together an outfit for a day on the job, you want to make sure it is comfortable, neutral, professional and weather appropriate. As a photographer, you can potentially be on your […]

Outfit Guide for Photographers

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What a huge accomplishment to be sharing my FIRST ever styled shoot with you all. There were many ups & downs during the planning process, but I am thankful for the great learning opportunity this was! This modern Spanish styled shoot featured embroidered elements along with vibrant pops of red & peach. My models wore […]

Modern Spanish Styled Shoot

Styled Shoots

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Portraits

Waking up at 5:00am was well worth the gorgeous sunrise view of San Diego and a great time spent with this gorgeous couple! Dani & Jordan wanted to spend their first anniversary at the place where it all started – Kate O Sessions Park. They met on a dating app and had their first picnic […]

Sunrise Shoot at Kate Sessions Park

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I’ve seen God’s hands throughout my entire life, but I especially saw His hands in my life when I met Justin and it all started in January of 2015. “Justin Taylor is home!” were the words I heard from everyone at church one Sunday. Who is Justin Taylor?! Why do I keep hearing his name?! […]

Our First Date

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Personal

Before I start explaining all about who Claudine is, I want to briefly explain my reasons for changing my business name from Brooke Taylor Photography to Claud Nine Photography.  In the year of 2020, I was going through a rough patch in my business. A lot of negative thoughts were coming into my head telling […]

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