Photograph portrait of a boy taken by Clare Ahalt Photography, a fine art portrait photographer located in Maryland, serving Frederick MD, Potomac MD, Mclean VA and surrounding areas.  Taken during a workshop hosted by Meg Bitton

Relaxing.  Peaceful.  Beautiful.  Serene.  

Those are the words we want you to think of when you look at your portraits.  Life is so hectic and fast paced, we want to help you pause it and enjoy it.   

Upon commissioning Clare, we will work closely with you to determine exactly what you are looking for in your portrait art and how you want tell, and display, your story.  Do you want to capture the unique bond between a mother and child?  The playful interaction between a father and his children?  Do you want to capture the chubby cheeks and curious eyes of a toddler?  How about the unique character of your pre-teen child before the final vestiges of childhood are lost from their face forever?  Maybe it is your baby, now a high school senior, and you are trying to capture those final moments before those long days and short years are gone forever.  

Are you looking for fine art portraiture to display on your walls in frames or as canvas, or maybe an album filled with beautiful portraits to share and cherish?  We strongly believe that your portraits should come in a tangible form and have carefully selected some of the finest products available only to professional photographers.  As part of the services offered to you, during your design consultation, Clare will come to your house and measure and photograph any walls that you are interested in hanging your portraits on so that during your ordering appointment, you can see exactly what your portrait art will look like when installed in your home.   

From our first consultation meeting, where we will sit and discuss what you are looking for in your portraits and plan your session, you can be sure that your experience will be custom designed for you - from the clothing you wear, to the colours and textures to compliment both you and your home where the art will be displayed, we can help assist you make the best decisions to make your portraits timeless and classic.  We will work closely together with you, down to the smallest details, to create the finest heirloom photography that you will be proud to display in your home.        


Clare has a starting commission of 1500, which is payable in advance as a retainer to secure the time and date of your session.  Please contact Clare for more detailed pricing and, because custom portraiture is truly a customized experience, we can discuss what you would like from your portraits, what products best suit your individual needs, and provide you with an estimate.  

Clare accepts a very limited number of commissions each year.  If you would like to secure a spot on her schedule it is highly advisable to commission her in advance.  Contact us today to discuss your thoughts and ideas for your portraits.