My name is Claire, I studied photography as part of my degree 20 years ago. After art college I moved to London and worked in publishing and design before concentrating on photography. I feel that having a design background is a huge benefit to my photography, and I am fortunate enough to have worked in the design and photography industry all of my life.

I take photos in a very unobtrusive way, I like to make you feel at ease with me being there so I can photograph as you are, no posing and set up shots, just as you are, doing what you do. I like to see real emotion in my photographs, usually happiness, there’s nothing like a bit of happiness!

I spread my time between wedding photography, family photography and photograpy for your business. For all my aim is to create a visual story and document naturally and honestly. I’m a pretty friendly person and I’m lucky that in my job I meet and get to know so many interesting people. Every shoot is different and I love that.

I live in Writtle on the outskirts of Chelmsford in Essex with my teenage boys and Bonkers, our cairn terrier.

“Claire has been photographing our family since my eldest son was a few weeks old. We had photo shoots at his first birthday, on the arrival of his baby brother and on various occasions since including a wonderful shoot at the beach. I have never been a ‘photo shoot’ person but Claire’s relaxed style lets the family be themselves. It’s amazing when a few weeks later you get these beautiful photos that you don’t even remember her taking. It’s given me the freedom to enjoy time with my kids without snapping away at them constantly. I can put my camera down and relax knowing that she has captured them perfectly.”