Claire at 30 and 31

What a difference a year can make.

In June 2017, Claire came into my studio for a 30th birthday photoshoot. Soon after, she and her partner discovered that she was pregnant.

In November 2017, in her second trimester, the baby died. She had named him Alex.

Claire's 31st birthday was last weekend, and today she came into the studio so I could photograph her again. I've known Claire since she was 19 years old and I've watched her grow into herself as a person and an artist. Now her presence has a deeper compassion and caring than ever.

She is also more beautiful than ever.

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