A little about me, Claire Patterson
I specialise in Weddings & Portraits. 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 myself in 2000.
Having my own family makes me appreciate the chaos and colour of life and I know every moment is precious. For me the right Photographer is one who sees the moment before it happens. The photo near the end of the last click……just as your face relaxes and you collapse in a heap, that’s when the magic happens.