Child & Family Portraits • Lifestyle Photography

Claire’s photos of my children always turn out great. She’s so good at capturing their unique personalities!
— R Miller

Lifestyle Photography

Family & Child Portraits

Claire Toney is a professional Family & Child photographer located in Wake Forest, NC. She specializes in Child & Family Portraits & Outdoor Lifestyle Photography. 


What people are saying

She is known for her easygoing personality. This puts her clients at ease and allows her to capture the personalities of the people she is photographing. Here is what some of her clients say about her:

    "Claire did an amazing job not only capturing beautiful images of my daughter, but capturing her spirit as well. Beautiful photography that will last beyond simple photos. This was truly an experience to remember." ~ B West

    "Claire has a great eye and creative vision. Anyone can take a picture but she has a true talent for recognizing and then capturing the unique authenticity of each of her subjects in her photographs. I am in awe of the images she took of my daughter dancing at Preston Castle. Not only are they wonderful photographs, she made my daughter feel at ease and very comfortable. It was a wonderful experience and magical experience. I look forward to working with Claire in the future." ~ A Valley

    "Claire is so genuine and easy to work with! She had my 9 year old daughter laughing and being completely herself during our photo shoot - made for the BEST photos! Working with her is amazing and the quality of her photos is the same." K McIlnay

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Rich Colors, Natural Expressions, Organic Moments

Her photographs have rich colors with a playful, loving, and natural quality. She has two approaches depending on the kind of photographs you want: Portrait or Lifestyle. 

Portrait Photography Services include Child Photography, Family Portraits, the Who I Am Project, & Couple Photoshoots. During these sessions, Claire guides interactions for natural expressions and smiles. Your photo gallery will include a mixture of posed, loosely posed, and candid images. 

Lifestyle Photography Services are popular for short family routines or events like a holiday tree cutting, a family day at the beach, or a picnic at the park with friends. They are also wonderful for families who have children who don’t like sitting still for photographs. The images will remind you of a specific point in time, reflecting the relationships and personalities of the people in them.


New Location: Wake Forest, NC Fall 2018

Claire served families in Northern California from 2014 - 2018. She and her family relocated to North Carolina in September 2018 and is now available for travel. To stay updated please sign up for her newsletter below.