“She captured our, ‘so happy I’m alive moments!’”

“Let me tell you why you should hire Clare. Clare was the photographer for our fall wedding. She flew halfway across the country to take beautiful pictures for us! Not only were we thrilled with how the pictures turned out, but Clare was also so easygoing. My husband and I and my family are not picture people (we don't like to stand around and pose for hours), but she managed to get many gorgeous shots and also some genuine laugh-out-loud, "so happy I'm alive" moments! The true candids that you cherish forever. I couldn't believe how many pictures she took as well. I felt like we spent very little time posing, yet there were hundreds of beautiful photos. Anyway, she's a class act and you'd be foolish not to hire her!”

-Gabe & Mairead, Front Royal, Virginia

“We went into our wedding day without worrying about photos”

"Clare was the perfect choice for our wedding photographer. Having known her from college, I knew her bubbly and kind personality would help me feel comfortable on our wedding day.
From the beginning, she was very accommodating. She asked us questions about our style and about what parts of the day would the most important for her to document. I appreciated this, and my husband and I went into our wedding day not worrying at all about our photos. We knew Clare would do a great job, and we were then able to focus on our marriage and the love by which we were surrounded on that day. Clare was efficient when taking group photos, personal with our bride/groom shots, and she and her second shooter caught so many “moments” from our wedding day- these moments show the emotions of our guests and of ourselves on our wedding day and are some of our favorite photos- because they are genuine and real. Clare also made the trek from the Twin Cities to NE for our wedding, which we know was a big ask! She also had our photos returned to us in a very timely manner. We would highly recommend Clare for a wedding photographer. Thanks for everything, Clare!”

-Daniel & Michaela, Lincoln, NE/Australia



“Every image is intentional”

“Clare is gold. She flew out to capture our summer wedding in Portland, Oregon. Not only was she an absolutely wiz behind the lens, but she also brought such a calm spirit to the hustle and bustle of our wedding day. Before the wedding, she asked me what I wanted captured most at our wedding, and I said “the hidden moments that are not usually focused on.” And boy oh boy, she delivered. Every image is intentional. Every image is a moment that touches the heart. Thank you, Clare, you magical fairy nymph, you. CHOOSE CLARE EVERY DAY.”

-Michael & Lucy, Portland, Oregon

“She’s subtle, you barely know she’s there”

”If you want a photographer that takes stunning, photos, is super sweet, will go over all the details with you, bare with the bride through all her wedding emotions, be so subtle you barely know she is there ( because who wants flashes in their faces on the big day), and is just totally amazing, book Clare Aaker. She did SUCHHH a beautiful job capturing the most precious moments at our wedding. I cannot wait to have these in an album to show our children for generations to come!”

-Augustine & Gabriela, Kansas City, Kansas

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“She’s so good, our friends contacted her literally the next day.”

“After my engagement, I immediately dug into wedding planning; at the top of my list was finding a photographer. As a visual/artistic person myself, I was looking for someone who had a unique style, and really understood how to capture a couple's personality while creating a beautiful shot. I had been a fan of Clare's work prior too, and when I found out she lived in Minnesota I knew she had to take my engagement pictures! Not only did Clare understand exactly what I was looking for, but she was extremely easy to work with, comfortable to be around, and overall just a great person. She takes beautiful, romantic pictures with great exposure, and she was so good our friends that were engaged contacted her literally the day after we took ours to take their pictures! She is taking my wedding pictures in the upcoming fall, and I cannot wait to be able to work with her again!”

-John Paul & Anna, Fairbault, Minnesota