Sunday, September 26, 2010


Clairissa Cooper Photography has moved from Georgia to TEXAS and so has the blog! Be sure to check it out and subscribe to the new one HERE.

Also, there is a GIVEAWAY on the new blog now through Oct 2!

Thanks for all of your support!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Change is a brewin'

Big changes coming for Clairissa Cooper Photography. As you know, I've relocated from Georgia to the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area. New website, new pricing, same great photos of YOU :)

Stay tuned...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Kevin Senior Portraits / An Embarassing Note

Remember way back when I promised I would publicly embarrass myself and post my senior pictures? I thought I could quietly side-step that promise until someone was quick to point out I had yet to make good on said promise. Let me preface these by saying that 1) Jelly shoes were in style back then. Not just any jelly shoes -- but HIGH-HEELED jelly shoes. They were all the rage in 1997 (gulp). And 2) It was 1997. 'Nuff said. BUT before I do, I'm gonna go easy on you and let you see the ever-handsome Kevin (aka my cousin) who makes 2011 look good.

13 years ago. What?! If only I could get those legs back.....

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Last session in Georgia / Ally Senior Portraits

Senior girl portrait sessions have to be one of my absolute favorite types of photo shoots. I mean, if you think about it, it's about as ideal a situation as it gets for a photographer. Gorgeous models who let you get creative and have a great time at the same time. It's always fun joking with the mom (or dad) who comes along and I can usually put them to work helping hold a reflector or fluff the hair :) Despite being a dripping hot 90-plus degrees (at least the heat index felt like it) at only 9am, Ally kept her cool and looked absolutely beautiful walking about 3 blocks worth of location. This was a bittersweet session for me, being the last in Georgia before our big move to Texas. If you scroll down through the last many posts, you'll see I've used the same location for many of these late spring sessions. Sad to say goodbye to such a fabulous location, but I think my secret was out of the bag because lately I've been seeing a lot of other photogs there as well.

Back to the beautiful Ally. 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ally Senior Preview

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Cheek Family

I have a special place in my heart for this family. They have always been there for us since moving to Georgia over 4 years ago. I consider them dear friends and will surely miss them when we move. I'm sure my husband will also miss his 'bromance' movie date nights -- er...I mean guys night out -- with his good friend :)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Angell Family

She is a piano teacher, among other talents. I was expecting conservative and then she brought out the shoes. Four inch heals and bright bubble gum pink. (You have to scroll down to see them. I'm gonna make you work for it...)

It was then that I knew we'd have an awesome photo session and that I was in for a treat! After all, it's THESE types of clients that I adore. The ones who aren't afraid to take chances. The ones who bring their personalities with them to the shoot. The ones who love to have a good time. And it was.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Wester Family

Wanna know what happens to your photos after our super fun photo session? Two words. Lightroom and Pandora. Adobe Lightroom is where 90% of the editing magic takes place and Pandora is my go-to spot for inspiration while staying up late nights and making your sure your session is picture perfect. Depending on my mood, you'll find me listening at any given point to the Keane station, Muse station, Lady Gaga station or Black Eyed Peas station. Lately it's mostly all Keane. I'm seriously having a love affair with that band. I've said this before, but every session/family/client has a soundtrack in my mind that goes right along with the pictures. Method to my madness. I'll often be blasting music while driving on the way to meet a client and BAM! - inspiration hits and I'm full of ideas. Music and pictures are symbiotic entities.

Enough jibber jabber. Time to feast your eyes on the lovely Wester family.