About me

You might be wondering a little about me if you are going to hire me for your big day or special shoot. I am known for my Wedding , Newborns and Family Portraits.  My family makes me appreciate the chaos and colour of life on a daily basis or should I say mostly chaos but all those moments are precious.   Photo is just wizardry in a box – and was very appealing to me from my 20’s onwards when I discovered a dark room in my cupboard!

For me, it is all about the moment before it happens.

The photo after the last click……right at the end as your face changes  –  that’s the photo I am after.

As a child, I lived in India & attended the International School of Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh which still exists to this day albeit back in my day we were only 35 kids in the entire school with lessons in the paddy fields, Golconda Fort and inside the bayabab tree. It was certainly different and made lasting impressions upon my life. I knew I wanted a creative and visual career. With a BA (Hons) French & Italian at the University of Leicester and language schools in Florence and Toulouse, I then went on to study Photography and Art at St Martin’s College of Art, London.  In London I worked as a Photo Editor for national newspapers and magazines including Conde Nast Traveller, Time, People (US Edition) The Daily Mail,  The Telegraph, The FT & more, commissioning photographic shoots and editing the most amazing pictures. From behind the scenes, my passion for photography grew until I set up as a photographer in 2000.

I am lucky enough to have been a photographer for 15 years now and every single time I learn something new and experience the joy of a new couple tying the knot or photographing a family or newborn for the first or sometimes the fifth time (yes lots of people re book me).  I look forward to meeting you and chatting over a coffee to find out more about your big day!

mobile: 07951943101

email: claire@artbyclaire.com


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