Hello, I’m Claire! I live just outside Solihull with my husband, my 2 daughters, a very vocal cat, a giant puppy and my 30 year old pony down the road! My pony Max has been part of my life for the last 27 years and my favourite photograph of all time is of me galloping him across a field in my wedding dress and veil!
We didn’t realise we were making memories…
we just knew we were having fun!
I used to be a sun worshipper and would have been most happy, lying on a sun bed next to a pool, in some exotic location. Now I’m more likely to be found on holiday in Cornwall, in my wellies, flying kites or body boarding down sand dunes with the kids. Life for me is all about exploring, laughing, going on adventures and making amazing memories.
I fell into weddings when I was persuaded to photograph one for a friend (love you Jackie!!). Getting right into the action, capturing the people and emotion gives me a real buzz. Creating beautiful, honest images that reflect personalities & relationships is what I truly love about being a photographer.
Claire was exceptional at our wedding as our photographer. We were recommended her by a friend and her pictures reflected our style; relaxed, not set up, no pressure. And the pictures in her words ‘told the story’ which was absolutely true for us.
We love every single photo as do our friends and family, everyone has commented that they are stunning photos, natural and happy. Considering the bride isn’t a fan of having her picture taken, Claire made us both feel relaxed and under no pressure (no telling us where to stand or how to!!), occasionally advising on something that might make a good picture and most of the time being the invisible photographer!! We had no idea about many of the photos that had been taken!! Which made the photos an even more wonderful surprise when we received them.
Claire not only took our pictures but also helped out hugely on the day without being asked or expected to. I’m sure she even delivered the bride a cup of tea at one point and prompted the serving of our wedding breakfast!!
We would recommend Claire to anyone and have already done so, we will definitely be booking her again for other special occasions.
Mike and Fran