Hi, I'm Clare!


Hi, I'm Clare!

Clare Gratz Photography

Welcome to my little corner of the internet.


I'm a family photographer living in Batesville, a small town in Southeastern Indiana. I love Jesus, my family, friends, and photography. That’s pretty much what makes up my life right there.

I would say that photography has always been part of my life. I remember my dad constantly having a camera around his neck, photographing our adventures. My sisters and I would spend countless hours pouring over photo albums. My heart was always drawn to those messy, imperfect moments. The photos where no one is looking at the camera. The ones that show real emotion, real life. I think this is where my love of lifestyle photography began. My goal at every session is to capture your family, who you are. Right in this very moment. 


client love

Clare Gratz Photography does amazing work. She has taken our family pictures a few time now. With four wild and crazy kids she still captures great photos that I will forever cherish. Love that they are not your normal posed and smile pictures. Clare is simply amazing. I would highly recommend her.
— Schomber Family
Writing a review of Clare’s work has proved to be more challenging than I had initially thought. How do I express my gratitude, for the most beautiful images she has blessed us with, in a few short sentences? I have worked with Clare on multiple occasions (both personally and professionally) and each time I have been absolutely blown away, as if she had outdone herself each time. Not only is her work breathtaking but she goes above and beyond to make even the most camera shy individual feel comfortable. It’s safe to say Clare has found her niche and I am ever so thankful for the moments she has captured of my family.
— West Family
Clare Gratz Photography is our absolute favorite to get family photos done! She’s done maternity, newborn, and family shoots for us and they always turn out amazing. The thing I appreciate most about Clare is her patience with young kiddos. She finds cute ways to distract them to get that perfect shot! She’s so flexible too and has always accommodated us however we have needed whether it’s finding the perfect location or matching our outfits. We just love her!
— Hofer Family