‘Here’s the thing about magic: It’s most powerful when it is believed in, whole heartedly’ Chanel French.I am a Creative Photographer based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire and I definitely believe in magic.

So here’s what I cover:

  • Weddings
  • Portraits
  • Branding 
  • Mentoring
  • Videography
  • Stock Library

Photography is the most amazing and wonderful art.    For those of you choosing your Photographer, it is one of the most important decisions you will make and my creative talents will ensure you relax, have a wonderful time and enjoy your photos for many years to come.  So, let me tell your story in photos.   

Weddings | I shoot a limited number of Weddings per year to ensure a professional, and unique approach to every wedding.  I am a also a documentary style Story Teller with an Arts background and  tell your wedding story through my images. With over 15 years of wedding experience, I deliver exquisite photos of your special day with a quirky edge & an eye for the comic, touching, and fun moments.  I am friendly, discreet and easy to get along with; devoted to capturing all your amazing moments including the traditional elements of your wedding. Apart from arranging your formal portraits (I promise not to spend too long on these so you can enjoy your guests! ) I will be documenting your wedding behind the scenes and focusing on beautiful photos of the two of you to treasure for a lifetime. I am  a recommended and trusted wedding photographer for top luxury wedding venues, Ashridge House, Latimer House, Shendish Manor, Sopwell House, The Noke Mercure, Notley Tythe Barn, The Kings Arms, Berkhamsted, Putteridge bury, Moor Park, Boxmoor Lodge.

I am known for applying a signature style to a few stand out images creating something stunning and unique for your walls.

I  offer three beautiful Wedding Photography Sessions (all include bridal preparations to the first dance)  Prices from £599

Portraits|  I specialise in newborns and families and have a lovely laid back approach to shooting so you will feel totally relaxed and ensuring the best photos ever.  Prices from £200

Branding |  I am particularly thrilled to help you establish your brand identity and social media presence and I specialise in helping women entrepreneurs.  It is an extremely creative process and something to be very excited about. Together we create mood boards and tell your story, and establish your target audience through a series of self portraits and stock images. Prices from £150

Mentoring | I offer 1:1 mentoring sessions for wedding photographer.  Prices from £150. 

Videography | I also offer a photographer and videographer option for your wedding/business requirements. Prices from £1200

For further information regarding Weddings | Portraits | Branding | Mentoring | Videography please view details on my website or contact me directly with your requirements.

The photos are absolutely fantastic – I think they are the best we’ve ever had for our meetings! Thank you so much. Thanks again. AB Vista Company Event, Latimer House

 We love the photos and so glad we used you to capture our wedding day.  You got some amazing shots, so beautiful, everyone has said how gorgeous they are.  Plus you really helped keep Daniel calm for the first dance! EEK!!  we absolutely would recommend you to anyone, thank you once again , we couldn’t be happier xx  Katie & Daniel’s Wedding, Ashridge House

 Highly recommend.Claire made us feel both at ease and it’s made us feel more confident getting to know how it will be on the day! Plus we got lots of amazing photos that we will treasure a lifetime ! Claire & Craig’s Engagement Shoot, Shendish Manor

 Claire photographed our wedding 4 years ago and we loved the photos, we’ve had 2 mini shoots with our daughter too in the last year which are a very affordable way of getting some great family photos, the Ashridge shoot was great as I hadn’t considered outside photos. Claire has also photographed 2 other family weddings on our recommendation. Sarah Drake’s family shoot Ashridge

 Beautiful pictures made me cry at the end highly recommend and we will be using again !! Xx Laura Taylor Newborn Shoot @ Studio 21

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As a family photographer I specialise in Pregnancy, Newborns & Family Portraits. Newborn Photography is such a passion.  I adore these shoots so let me know when your little one is on its way as best time to capture them is within the first two weeks. I work either in my studio & offer at home shoots with a variety of props, blankets and baskets. As well as family photographs (which are often taken outdoors in a rural setting if possible) I do bespoke Lifestyle Business Shoots which covers website head shots to a complete appraisal of your business and self image.

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And in this shot you would definitely not know it is raining – right? So have I set your mind at rest over this hotly debated topic? Hope so!  Here’s a reminder what it was all about….

I was at Latimer House Wedding Fair yesterday and one of the hottest topics for discussion is what do you do when it rains? Well if you are thinking of booking this venue don’t worry at all.  From October to December last year all my weddings were done in the rain – in fact it was pretty relentless but there are a few tricks you can use so it doesnt look like rain.  Whipping umbrellas away pretty fast as soon as you are in situ is one trick. I can also place you really close to a venue’s door so you only get wet for a few nano seconds and then leap back indoors.  I also stand you in one place and move around you taking shots so there are several different backdrops behind you so it looks as if you have moved – when really it is me getting soaked!

It has to be literally torrential rain for you to see it in photos and don’t forget sometimes rainy photos actually look fantastic with all those umbrellas. If the venue has a beautiful set of stairs or hall way then you can always continue with fun photos indoors too.

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When it rains

When it rains cats and dogs!  I love this photo.

I was at Latimer House Wedding Fair yesterday and one of the hottest topics for discussion is what do you do when it rains? Well if you are thinking of booking this venue don’t worry at all.  From October to December last year all my weddings were done in the rain – in fact it was pretty relentless but there are a few tricks you can use so it doesnt look like rain.  Whipping umbrellas away pretty fast as soon as you are in situ is one trick. I can also place you really close to a venue’s door so you only get wet for a few nano seconds and then leap back indoors.  I also stand you in one place and move around you taking shots so there are several different backdrops behind you so it looks as if you have moved – when really it is me getting soaked!

It has to be literally torrential rain for you to see it in photos and don’t forget sometimes rainy photos actually look fantastic with all those umbrellas. If the venue has a beautiful set of stairs or hall way then you can always continue with fun photos indoors too.

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De Vere Latimer House Wedding Venue

I was at Latimer House Wedding Fair yesterday and one of the hottest topics for discussion is what do you do when it rains? Well if you are thinking of booking this venue don’t worry at all.  From October to December last year all my weddings were done in the rain – in fact it was pretty relentless but there are a few tricks you can use so it doesnt look like rain.  Whipping umbrellas away pretty fast as soon as you are in situ is one trick. I can also place you really close to a venue’s door so you only get wet for a few nano seconds and then leap back indoors.  I also stand you in one place and move around you taking shots so there are several different backdrops behind you so it looks as if you have moved – when really it is me getting soaked!

It has to be literally torrential rain for you to see it in photos and don’t forget sometimes rainy photos actually look fantastic with all those umbrellas. If the venue has a beautiful set of stairs or hall way then you can always continue with fun photos indoors too.

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Never work with newborns and toddlers unless you are a professional – ha ha but I do truly love them – you just have to let them be their real little selves….

Contact ArtbyClaire Newborn Photography, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire – book your shoot in today claire@artbyclaire.com

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This cheeky little chappy with his newborn sister- gorgeous and lovely little sibling shoots! Anything can happen and it usually does! Capturing these two was utterly joyful – this toddler was a total sweetie but don’t worry they are not all like this – in fact usually not!

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When I do a newborn and sibling shoot it is really walking into the unknown!  So I like to keep it natural as possible allowing both little ones to do their own thing – and this is what happens when you do that – gorgeous and lovely little sibling shoots!

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Could you be the most beautiful girl in the world.  (long live Prince)  I love this photo.  So discreet with my long lens – you almost wouldn’t know I was there! @shendishmanorhotel

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I adore the privacy of a beautiful old tree and the natural shapes it creates.  Did you get photographed by a tree and hear it whisper good luck on your wedding day. #treehugger

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Sometimes you can have quiet time even when the whole world is watching you.

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I offer Creative Wedding Photography, Half Day and Full Day sessions plus option to have Videography and Drone included. See Link in Bio

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