Tuesday, June 3, 2008

A whole plethora of things...

My apologies...it's been over 2 months since my last post. But I am back and I have some good reasons for my long absence!!

I have some really exciting things going on right now....:)

As many people know, I have been shooting over 40 weddings a year for several years now. Last fall, I made a decision to cut way back on weddings and focus on some other areas of my business.
I have been incredibly blessed to work with some amazing couples over the years, but I feel really good about the decision to take fewer jobs and start moving my business in a new direction. This is not to say that I am done shooting weddings altogether...I'm not....but I am definitely limiting the number I shoot.

That being said, I have created a new website! As you will see, there are no weddings on this new site. I am going to keep my wedding work limited to www.claremariephotography.com and eventually shift the rest of my work over to the new site. So, it's kind of a work in progress.
Check it out! www.clarebarboza.com
You definitely need a fast internet connection for the new site, otherwise it'll take a long time loading.

Because of the new direction my work is taking, I decided to leave Urban Unveiled.
This was a really hard decision to make. Sharlane, Jesse, Travis and I work so well together and have become really good friends. However, Urban Unveiled is a full time job and I really wanted to use my time focusing on some of my work outside of the wedding industry. I wish the three of them the best of luck and I know that they will continue to create an event like none other in this city!

So, what have I been doing for the last 2 months?

A LOT of portrait work, several very cool projects for fantastic local businesses, a couple super fun weddings, (to be posted soon), a great shoot for a yoga bag designer in Berkeley, and some personal work. Plus, I found out that Corbis sold one of my baby images for a 1-year exclusive-use contract. So, one of my photos will be in Walmarts across the country for the next year. Crazy, huh?

Lastly, I am up for a dream gig right now. I don't want to talk about it quite yet because there are a few details that still need to be worked out but, let me just tell you, IT IS AWESOME. Truly, it will be a dream come true for me, so please keep your fingers crossed and I promise to keep y'all posted!

Below are some favorite shots from recent shoots. It's a random mix of stuff, but oh well! :)

















1 comment:

Sharlane Chase said...

We miss you already at Urban Unveiled, Clare!!!!
Come back, come back, come back!!!!!
No? Oh well, at least come over for some wine between your fabulous new artist, commercial, fine art and family shoots.
Seriously though, we do miss you and wish you all the best with your new direction. You will excel, there is no doubt in my mind.
Love, Sharlane