Monday, November 09, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The De Leon Family Huntington Beach, California Session

I just loved shooting these photos at Huntington Beach in Huntington Beach, California. This family was so much fun. There were so many photos that I could hardly choose which ones to post. When I showed them to Gloria, she was so happy that she cried. I'm so glad I was able to do these for them.

The Rose Family Session

I did these portraits in between my two trips to California. We did this family session as a surprise for their parents 40th wedding anniversary. We took them to a local spot, the Tierra Verde Lake Park in Litchfield Park, AZ This family was such a joy to shoot. They had a lot of fun with us. The children were easy to work with, especially since one of the dads would sing the theme song to Batman which in turn made the kids. It worked like magic everytime.

Ben & Star- Huntington Beach, California

I have been photographing these two over the past few years and it gets better everytime. They are so completely different for twins. She likes to sit and pose and he likes to play soccer while we take the photos. I'm always stunned by the creativity they bring out in their portrait sessions.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Gina & Doug

Okay so I know I already posted the Mp4 for this, but for those of you who don't have Itunes or an Ipod or an Iphone, I wanted to make sure you could see these awesome photos. They were taken in Verraddo Community Park. We will soon be shooting their wedding in San Ramon, California on a destination wedding. They will be getting married at the Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center at the San Ramon Golf Club.

Jonathon

Here is the photoshoot taken at my private studio in Goodyear, AZ. It only took about a half an hour. He was such a good little boy.









Monday, June 15, 2009

21 and Counting

These photos were shot out in Gilbert, AZ at their residence. 11 children and 10 adults. It's so great to do generation photos as it gives everyone a chance to reconnect and capture memories forever. This is just their immediate family with no extras. It was really fun to undertake and I'm glad they let me.

Monday, June 01, 2009

You can now book your appontment online!

We have just launched our new online scheduling and payment section for our website. You can now book any appointment online without calling us. You can pay for your session through paypal. We are hoping to give you the ability to create a payment plan soon as well.

Go here to check it out:

http://www.photographybyclerissa.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=117

We now carry fine art canvas!

Photography by Clerissa is proud to annouce that they are now carrying Gallery Wraps as well as fine art on canvas. This new service will start immediately!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Roggeman Family Portraits

This family was such a joy to shoot. They wanted to do some portraits that were like no one elses. Since they regularly go up to Canyon Lake they thought it would be awesome to boat into the lake and photograph. They were right! These portraits are unique and original and I can't wait to see this family again.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Roxanne & Michael Engagement Session

Michael and Roxanne met through a mutual friend. They are extremely kind and easy going people. We had originally planned to shoot where they had first met. But due to some copyright restrictions were unable to. When I suggested we go shoot some urban locations they were really great in putting their faith in me. They were really fun to work with and the photos are truly one of a kind!










Monday, March 23, 2009

Jackie & Terrence - Mock Wedding Photos in the Park 6 of 6

These were the last in the series of Tierra Verde Lake Park in Litchfield Park, AZ and quite likely my favorite. Jackie and Terrence met in the sandbox at the age of 4. It was love at first site. We had planned to shoot engagement photos, but they had surprised me by not only getting married early but buy showing up in full wedding attire to shoot a mock formal shoot. Since they didn't have time to have one taken at their actual ceremony, I was more than honored that they chose to let me recreate it for them. The pictures are just stunning and I just love them... Congradulations!






Ayala Senior Photos

I just love senior photos. These were taken in Avondale, Arizona of Bryan. He's going to school to become a chef. Fortunately, he brought along his culinary uniform and knife set so were were able to document his journey for him. He definitely looks the part.







Photos in the Park - 5 of 6

These were part five in my photos in the park series taken at Tierra Verde Lake Park in Litchfield, Arizona. This was the largest group we shot that day. We had children, pets, and multiple families. I think the photos turned out great, in particular some of these of the youngest little boy, who has so much personality. Amazingly enough, he is just a little older than his niece!





Photos in the Park - 4 of 6

The photos were taken at Tierra Verde Lake Park in Litchfield Park, Arizona. This was an extremely fun group of people. They were a delight to take photos of. The shoot was a breeze and you can just see the fun on their faces. The following rave review was sent to me today.

"Who knew family photos could actually be, dare I say...fun?? Since my early days, I've been an avid tree-climber but I never imagined it would be captured on film w/ my family joining me! I felt like the Swiss Family Robinson. That was just one of the enjoyable moments we laughed about during our shoot. One thing that also tickled us was the repore you and your husband/assistant/flashmaster, Steven, had with both each other and our family. I think the relationship between photographer and client is the most important thing. We were constantly entertained and the laughter & smiles came quite naturally. You & Steven created positive energy, putting us at ease and making us feel comfortable. You were also able to work with my serial blinker sister and actually capture some great shots of all us with our eyes open! And the pictures? Completely AMAZING! The results were presented incredibly professionally and the pictures were outstanding (how awesome is that metallic finish?!!) We had such a blast viewing them on the DVD and selecting our favorite poses. Our family is the epitome of satisfied customers and will gladly be promoting your work to any & all who are interested. Thank you again for creating tangible memories for us!"






Monday, March 09, 2009

Photos in the Park - 3 of 6

This is shoot three in a series of family photos taken at Tierra Verde Lake Park in Litchfield Park, AZ. This was a mini session shot with a larger section of the Ayala family. I wanted to show the closeness of this sweet little family through portraits. The proofs are so heart felt and connected. I just love them!



Photos in the Park - 2 of 6

This is the second in a series of photos taken at Tierra Verde Lake Park in Litchfield Park, Arizona. These were family photos. There little boy did a fantastic job of posing and smiling. He doesn't move a muscle. Great shots of the whole family. I hope they love them.





Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Photos in the Park - 1 of 6

This shoot is the first in a series of 6 that we shot in at Tierra Verde Lake Park in Litchfield, Arizona. This is an engagement session for a darling couple Kendra and Raul who will be leaving soon to start their life in Canada. They came to me through a referral and I had the opportunity to shoot these for them. Simple, elegant and sweet!




Angie & Greg on the Farm at South Mountain

These are photos of Angie and Greg's engagement session at The Farm at South Mountain in Phoenix, AZ. I love these images. They are so spontaneous and free. They are so great and the location is amazing. I met Angie years ago in grade school and she ended up contacting me 10 years later. I feel really lucky to be able to shoot these for her. I can't wait til the wedding at the Antique Wedding House were they will be having Chris Parker Project play.