"The thought of having a portrait produced in connection with an upcoming induction ceremony to the North American Maple Hall of Fame was daunting. Where should I go? Who should I trust with this work? The photo would be permanently installed in a museum, and naturally I was hoping for the best possible image. Fortunately an acquaintance recommended Mary Claire, and she patiently, skillfully and promptly worked to satisfy my needs." "
"Mary Claire is a wonderful story teller through her polished art of photography. I needed her help to bring out the story of my work visually, and in one afternoon, I feel she was able to help me not only overcome the discomfort of being in front of the camera, but also relax and demonstrate who I am and what my work is, through photography. Her work has already helped to bolster my work more strongly in the marketplace. If you are looking for support telling your authentic story - go to Mary Claire!!"
- Sarah Lipton
(The Presence Point)
'It was my first time having a professional portrait done for business, and it was SO worth it! Mary Claire made it fun and stress-free, and the results are excellent! Thanks Mary Claire!'"
"End of winter/early spring is when Mary Claire is sent out to shoot for an annual report. Sometimes the projects are still under construction. Despite these less than ideal circumstances, we are impressed and delighted with her creativity. Often the cover shot we use inspires the look for the entire report.
(Gotham City Graphics)
"Neither of us have ever found posing for photographs enjoyable. After working with Mary Claire, we will not hesitate to use her for any photography that we need done. Our time with her was actually fun, relaxed and very comfortable! The quality of her photography speaks for itself.
- Debbie and Kevan Mayer
"Working with Mary Claire is a pleasure. She understands what we are looking for and works independently to imaginatively capture those images."
- Kenn Sassorossi
"“We needed to update our image library with both stock and individual photos. Mary Claire was flexible, efficient and creative – we now have a fresh collection of choices to use for our advertisements and website!”"
(Davis & Hodgdon Associates, CPA's)
"As a mom of a senior Mary Claire was wonderful, she put us at ease( we were late at doing this), made the photo shoot fun. We had a great afternoon and laughed the whole time. She made us feel like we have been friends for years. And when we got the proofs I was amazed at how many beautiful shots she got. I will recommend her to everyone! -- Holly Acker, Monkton VT."
"Mary Claire has the natural capacity to immediately connect with her client. She makes the photo shoot a very smooth process while keeping her subjects relaxed and comfortable. This was so evident while watching her work with my daughter and her horse for the high school senior picture. They both looked so natural together in the end result. Mary Claire was also an excellent resource in helping us understand the different surface options for our final prints. We will definitely call upon Carroll Photos in the future."
"We recently hired Mary Claire to photograph our 18 mos. old grandson. Mary Claire did a wonderful job making friends with Nathan so that she was able to get some adorable candid portraits of him. We appreciated Mary Claire's flexiblity to work around a toddlers schedule. "
"A good friend gave us a gift certificate for Mary Claire's services for our first-ever family photo shoot. Now I understand why families do this! It's worthwhile to work with a professional because the children are more cooperative and the photographs' qualities of light, setting and focus are superior. Mary Claire was easy to have in our home and she was receptive to our ideas."
When my employer asked me to provide a professional photo for marketing purposes I knew right away that I would go to Mary Claire. I went to the photo session with one of my colleagues, and all three of us had such fun working and laughing together. Mary Claire made us both feel totally at ease, and the finished results reflect her skills as a true artist. "
"I asked Mary Claire to photograph the impromptu wedding of our daughter and son-in-law. She gladly accommodated us on a snowy Friday afternoon in February! And the results are awesome!"
"Mary Claire captures the strength, spirit and sparkle of women. Some of our most camera shy folks found the photo sessions fun. The results are professional portraits but soft and glowing and with lovely light.
- Lilly Talbert
(Vermont Commission on Women)
"Mary Claire is definitely my go-to person for professional portraits--they always come out superior. And a session with her is very therapeutic, as she'll get you laughing about something in no time. The senior photos she did for my daughters are beautiful, as well." "
"I recently started a LinkedIn profile makeover business and work with small business owners with their personal branding efforts. One of the most important things - and often overlooked - is to have a professional headshot for your profile. Mary Claire does just that! She is an accomplished artist, photographer and business owner. Her vision for each of her clients is to bring out their authentic selves so they present their true selves in their profiles and other branding efforts. Mary Claire is so fun to work with - you can go to her studio or she'll come to you - either way I know you'll love the results and enjoy the process. She'll make you laugh, which in turn brings out your authentic smile"
- Kate Paine
(Standing Out Online)
"Mary Claire was great to work with, I had so much fun with her and my pictures came out beautiful!! ----Sarah Acker, Monkton, VT."
"Mary Claire has a great eye for light, imagery and other details. She knows what will work and what won't. I couldn't wait to see how all the shots turned out...they were perfect!"
"Mary Claire is the only photographer who can make me relax and look natural in front of the camera. Not only that... she makes me look good."
- Kathy Holmes