What people say
I found Claire here on LinkedIn and followed her for a while before getting in touch. It’s a commitment and a leap of faith having photos taken and something I don’t particularly enjoy! Claire was so easy to work with, calm and captured some really great shots. I wanted to support someone who understood the importance of our instinctive connection with nature and who is working hard to protect it. As is often the way, once you make the leap you never look back. I am sure I will be working with Claire again and I highly recommend her to others. Take the leap .. thank you Claire!
Sam Wright – Natural Edge Ltd
Normally I really hate getting my photo taken, but working with Claire in the woods and beach near my home was so much fun, she put me completely at ease, and I have been absolutely delighted with what she has captured for me. I’ve taken up her full services for photos to be taken at four times across the year, and I can’t wait for our next photo shoot together in late summer/ early Autumn. I totally recommend her services – why stick to ‘professional’ head shots when you can have beautiful shots that reflect far more about who you are, in environments where you feel most at home and yourself. Claire’s imagery is also perfect for social media, newsletter and website content as she will take beautifully composed nature images as part of the shoot.
Rhian Sherrington – Founder of Women in Sustainability Network
It is without hesitation that I recommend Claire. She did my brand photographs and I’ve been absolutely delighted with the results. We were mindful of the fact that rain was threatening that day and made good time, so we filled the spare moments with some really fun joyful and experimental photos, which we couldn’t have planned! Claire was perfect , she really gets the feel of the business. No mean feat. If you’re considering using a photographer and prefer good, strong but natural images… chat with Claire …. she’s a wonder!
Amanda White – Giftfrippery
I am not a great one for having my photograph taken, but with Claire the whole experience became something to be enjoyed and not just endured!
When I first booked, Claire was helpful in talking through which package would be most appropriate for my needs, and there was no attempt to persuade me to upgrade. We had a Zoom meeting before the actual day of the photography, and I found that very helpful and reassuring to know what to expect when the moment came.
On the actual day, Claire was quietly confident and put me at ease, quickly planning the shots she wanted to take, and keeping a gentle conversation going to help keep me relaxed. Somehow she managed to both ‘direct’ the occasion, and blend into the background – quite a skill. She took great care to make sure she had captured all the subject matter that I needed; there was a minor miscommunication about cropping of images but that did not effect the outcome. I received a package of beautiful digital images that have been used to create my new website.
I am a convert! From someone who really tried to avoid the need for a business photoshoot, I now find myself thinking how lovely it would be to ask Claire to photograph us all as a family, and am looking forward to finding an occasion when we can arrange this.
Susan Ryrie – Susan Ryrie Therapies
I hired Claire to undertake a branding photoshoot for me as I rebranded Not A Rehearsal. I’ve never enjoyed having my photo taken so have always shied away of having photos of me on my website. However, Claire worked with me to ensure she understood my brief and that I wanted the shots to look professional, relaxed and completely ‘me’. I’m happy to say she achieved that and more. We had such a lovely walk and conversation that when the camera came out it seemed completely natural and I wasn’t tense or nervous. I’ve been delighted with the photos and have had numerous compliments on how natural and fresh they look, unlike other professional photos which can look quite formal and corporate. Thank you Claire. I will definitely be using your services again in the future and have already recommended you to a number of my contacts. If you’re looking for a professional photographer who will capture the essence of you, then look no further.
Deb Morgan – Not a Rehearsal
I contacted Claire looking for a photographer to capture some images for our company rebrand. Claire was recommended for her natural style and I wanted a photographer that could help capture the individual personalities of our team, moving away from the corporate nonsense and capturing the human side of our business. Claire did just that. She orchestrated a plan to ensure she spent time with each team member and captured some brilliant personable images whilst keeping me up to date with the progress and then turning around the project quickly and efficiently. We’re very happy with the results.
I met Claire through a networking event, and what a fortunate meeting that was! I knew when we started chatting that Claire was the right person to take my business photos, as she understood my connection to nature and to the animals I paint. Our session was a joy, Claire made it so easy to relax and be natural which is what I wanted, natural shots that showed my personality and they did that and more. The feedback for Claire on the images I posted was amazing, so many people commented on how well she had captured my spirit and essence. Thank you Claire for an amazing experience and photos.
I’m embarrassed to say it’s taken me a year to write this review and for no other reason than time. Last year SoleLution was selected as one of the Small Biz 100 for 2020 and they needed some photos of both myself and my business. I don’t like being in front of the camera but Claire made me feel incredibly relaxed and took some amazing pictures which really told the story of SoleLution and what our why is. I can’t thank her enough and would wholeheartedly recommend her.
Tanya Marriott – Solelution
Claire made my shoot so relaxed, but with focus and captured all that I needed to get started on my professional photo journey – for the business, website and social media use. Amazing photographs and just a truly lovely lady to do business with. Very talented.
Elizabeth Salter – The Kind Living Salon
Claire is very talented and has an eye for catching the moment. Claire completed a photo shoot for my business ‘The Henleaze Hideaway Forest School’ where she captured the children having fun. The children were so at ease with her there and I could not be happier with the images supplied ready to be posted on our web page. Thank you Claire.
Vicki Paton – The Henleaze Hideaway forest school
Claire took photos for my son’s 1st birthday party. I wanted these to be natural shots of friends and family on this special day and I definitely got what I wanted! The pictures are beautiful and captured some great moments which will ensure the memories are lasting. Claire was really professional and took time to ensure she understood what I was looking for. Claire on the day was very supportive, helpful and cracked on without needing input from us. Thanks so much. We’ll treasure our pictures forever!
I asked Claire to do our family photos because I love her style – natural and outdoors. I usually find it so uncomfortable having my photo taken and not to mention how hard it is getting young children to stay still, but the way Claire works means I felt much more at ease. All we had to do was find an outdoor location we love as a family and play with the children while she got on and took amazing photos.
I’d highly recommend Claire as not only is she a fab photographer, but she gently guided us without it feeling forced or artificial. She’s also great with children and very understanding when at the last minute you have to change the date because your child has to isolate!
Thank you Claire – you captured some lovely family pictures which really show the different personalities in our family. Now my challenge is choosing which ones to put up on the wall!
Claire came to our home and did a lovely family session. She was professional, relaxed and put us at ease. She sent us so many wonderful photos it was hard to choose our favourites. Claire, we’ll be having you back. Thank you again x
Claire was brilliant at dealing with our daughter who was initially quite shy. She took some amazing photos that all looked so natural, would definitely recommend Claire and we will be booking another session again soon.
Claire did an AMAZING job of capturing our family of 7 amongst the autumn leaves today!! It was so relaxed the children just played, had fun and threw 1000 leaves in the air, they barely noticed the camera. We were finding leaves in our hair all day!! thank you so much.
Claire. J Hollier
What an amazing, relaxing experience having Claire photograph our daughters. Thoroughly recommend! Beautiful photos!
Claire takes beautiful, natural photos which are full of colour and fun. We enjoyed playing in the grounds of a National Trust property, whilst she blended into the background and took photos of our family. She was entirely professional and sent the photos very promptly. I would highly recommend Claire.
Could not recommend Claire highly enough Fantastic photographer who made us feel completely at ease. Loved being outdoors, in our natural environment… certainly made it a more relaxing experience, especially for our children.
I would absolutely recommend Claire for her photography skills, so laid back and chilled, you wouldn’t even know she had her camera out! Lovely photos, lovely time, lovely memories made xx
Brilliant newborn shoot at home – captured some lovely shots and was very patient with a toddler who was not being too compliant!! We have some really beautiful images which are natural and relaxed. Thank you Claire.
Claire is kind, friendly and has a lovely way with children which helps to relax them into having fun in front of the camera. She is also very patient!! We love our pics.
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R Woods – Coach In Nature
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