About Us - Claire Abendroth


Meet your photographers Claire Abendroth & Matt Lash.

Claire and Matt are graduates of Central Michigan University where they perfected the art of visual storytelling. The love that they share for photography has given them  opportunities to share stories of amazing people and see some of the most beautiful places on earth.

Currently, Claire is a professional photographer for Michigan's Department of Talent and Economic Development  and Matt is a freelancer in the Lansing area. There is nothing that they love more than to fill their days off capturing the milestones and memories that occur throughout your lifetime.

Matt and Claire both have expertise in portrait photography, as well as event photography. They are photojournalists, so making sure to capture those candid moments in your life is what they love to do.

We are happy to help you fulfill any photo related ideas you may have! Send me an email with any questions or inquiries. We look forward to meeting you!

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"Highly recommend Fresh Coast Candids for any of your photography needs. Claire and Matt were amazing to work with. I proposed to my now fiancée and they were able to capture the whole moment without her knowing (I wanted to surprise her later). Not only that, but while we were away from our hotel room at an event, they set up our room with rose petals and wine. Claire was able to edit the photos and send them to me within days. They turned out incredible. Claire then provided assistance ordering a photo book for the reveal to my fiancée. All in all, Claire and Matt went above and beyond in helping me capture that amazing night and I am very grateful."

"Matt and Claire did a phenomenal job on our engagement and wedding photos. They spent the entire day following our bridal party around, while we got ready for the big day! They were absolutely wonderful to work with and very easy going. Wedding photos are a huge part of such a special day, and I wouldn’t recommend anyone other than these guys!"

"Matt & Claire are super flexible & amazing photographers. I would definitely recommend checking them out! Super personable and fun to work with!!"

"Matt and Claire are phenomenal photographers. I had them do my wedding photographs and I could not be happier with them. They stayed all day leading up to the wedding and stayed all through the reception. They were so willing to do anything that was asked and the candids they captured are ones I will hold onto forever. Amazing and 10/10 recommend!!"

"Can’t say enough good things about Matt and Claire! Fun, professional and excellent photographers! Highly recommended."

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