What people are saying
Claire is an awesome photographer! Very talented and fun to work with.
If you are local, Claire is the photographer for you. I have never seen a mediocre picture by her. Children love her and she captures them perfectly. 10 stars.
Claire is wonderful. She makes pictures so much fun for the kids. Never do we have tears or frustration! Awesome shots too!
Claire is wonderful! She worked with our crazy schedule, was open to our ideas, and offered suggestions when we needed guidance in the process. She was prompt, and even brought along a bag of tricks to help keep our three children engaged, and the shoot moving along. She made connections with each of our children right away, which made it so much easier to get the best out of them. Her flexibility, professional communication and follow-up, and photos are stellar. You won't be disappointed!
I have had the pleasure of working with Claire on four separate occasions. She's taken photos of my kids three times, always picking great outdoor locations with cool themes. She lets kids be kids and really captures their personalities. They actually get excited for a photo shoot. Recently, she did a family documentary shoot of us decorating for Christmas. It was very relaxed and she's always professional. I can't wait to see the photos. What I especially like is that she has always taken a variety of photos. I get head shots, full body shots, action shots, candid, a few posed, and then always something artsy (like a close up of my sons feet climbing a tree or my daughter walking away from the camera down a dirt road, suitcase in hand).
I have worked with Claire on two major projects and each time she was the best possible choice, the best partner, and the best photographer! In the latest project that was centered around tweens, Claire was thoughtful, patient, clear, and extremely helpful as she planned, adjusted, and executed the day without any problems. She made sure my daughter was comfortable all day and me too! The finished products are beautiful and are now treasured in our family.
~ M Clifton
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's photos of my children always turn out great. She's so good at capturing their unique personalities!
We sat with Clair for our Fall/Christmas portraits. She not only delivered the kind of shots we requested but they exceeded our expectations. Her locations were local, she was prompt and was able to spend the time necesssary to make sure she got the perfect shots without taking too much time. I have two young boys and she was able to keep them engaged and kept it fun for them. I would absolutely have her do our next portrait shoot :)
~ J Madams
Having had both formal portraits and day in the life shoots, I can say that you are in good hands. Capturing the details while keeping things natural can be so hard, but Claire's attention is on it. The light, the locations, professional and thorough mean that you get the best shots and in a timely manner. They are treasures that will capture your heart and show the love. Can't wait to do more shoots and watch my family grow through Claire's lens!
Claire's photos really captured our girls' personalities. One of our daughters usually doesn't like to have her picture taken, but she was having a lot of fun with Claire. The pictures are beautiful and we have recommended Joyful Pix to our friends and family. We're looking forward to working with her again.
~ K Thomas
Claire Toney's photography is mesmerizing. The attention to detail and everyday beauty is captured by her with a living essence that provokes emotion. She is a true artist.
~ M Laughter
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.
Having Claire over for a picture day was so much fun! She is so sweet and warm and has a good eye for the good shots. My son Iban initially didn't want to be in any picture and in a very respectful and playful way Claire managed to get some great shots of him! Claire made us an album that is done beautifully! We love all the pictures and will definitely hire her for our next family event!
~ M Brunner
Claire did such an amazing job capturing the personality of my daughter as well as the love in our house. Having her in our home was truly a blessing, it was like having a friend over for a visit that resulted in beautiful photographs, you forget she is there taking the pictures, she is one of the sweetest people I have ever met and there are no words for her talent. I have shown the video she made to a few people and everyone gets tears in their eyes (my dad cried like a baby). If you are even thinking you want something different than the average posed family photo shoot this is the way to go and no one I have seen can capture the daily moments and show the true beauty of them like Claire can...I just cant say enough great things!!!
~ K Torres
Claire was wonderful. She was personable, professional and my kids were at ease with her. She has a way of capturing the moment in an organic way. I was especially impressed with her candid shots, she was able to capture my kid's personalities in photos that I now cherish. It was a pleasure working with her.
Working with Claire was amazing; she made us all feel at ease, and was able to capture very natural looking photos.
~ J Miller
Claire is a gifted photographer with an eye for composition and light. She captured the essence of our kids and family with posed and candid frames. She finds the most unique places with beautiful outdoor backgrounds in the local area to complement our family's portraits. Whether you are looking for holiday portraits or capturing a moment in time with your family, Claire will present you with an array of choices that you will love. I would hire her again in a heartbeat.
~ H Hurtt
I have had 2 photo shoots with Clare and each time it has been such a wonderful experience. She is professional, kind and so low key. During the shoot she explains her ideas and does her magic. She is very open to your suggestions regarding poses, but in such a gentle way suggests something that may enhance your suggestion. Both times we received our final pictures in such a prompt time frame! I have never been so happy with my photos. How do you get 3 kids to look so natural? She does it! I highly recommend Claire and am so glad I found her!
~ M Reed
Claire was great with our kids, even the baby, and got really great shots of them and us as a family. She even brought along bubbles which the baby loved! We highly recommend her. Five stars!
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.