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This is the page I was least looking forward to curating.

How do you best turn a living, breathing, over-excitable, obsessed with oat flat whites, mother of one, friend of many into some words on a web page?

ABOUT CLAUDIA ROSE CARTER

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I did what all 'modern' people do, and asked the 'gram for some questions to answer:
Hayley: You're stranded on an island. You have three things with you, what are they?
Me: a novel entitled Geek Love that I can read time and time again, an extra large bottle of Hendricks gin and a razor to keep half of my head shaved (assuming the island is that of warm temperatures!)
Stef: If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
Me: There are too many! It would have to be something up-beat because that covers all emotional states. It's not full blown musical genius but I can play Macklemore - Gemini over and over again.
Alex: Does a well done steak need to exist?
Me: Absolutely not.
Alex (again): Dinner party guests, dead or alive. You get nine choices.
Me: Johnny Cash, June Carter, David Attenborough, Malcolm Gladwell, Prof Brian Cox, Macklemore, my dad, David Bowie and Don McCullin.
Jennie: If you could travel back in time, when would you go?
Me: Prohibition! I know Boardwalk Empire glamorized it as such, but I want to be in New Orleans with illegal alcohol.
Hannah: What do you love about your job?
Me: The connection with humans. The dynamics of social relationships. The love stories. It was either be a photographer or a criminal psychologist.
Veronika: Morning or evening?
Me: I adore being up early, I take J to school and then run most mornings, but I've always been a night owl. I work better from 9pm onwards...
Glenn: Is it acceptable to dip chips into ice cream?
Me: Chips and cheese is the only acceptable combination.
How are you going to approach our wedding?
The best way that I can describe it is saying that it will be as though you have just another close friend with you; one that happens to have a camera.

That's the feedback that I have received the most over the last eight years of this journey. I've been so lucky to be part of over 250 wedding days and I can genuinely say, in the day dreams about my own wedding guest list, that so many of those people would have a seat at a table.

I've travelled the world with them, laughed with them, hugged them at multiple times during the day, discussed breathing methods when the nerves kick in, helped do up their dress or attach buttonholes. I've cried with them, taken shots with them, worked with them again when the next stage of their lives begin and the babies start appearing.

Every single wedding is a new story for me. Every single couple is different, and requires a new fresh way of 'seeing'. Every mother or father of the bride has a different opinion about the group photographs and honestly, that's just a small portion of the day that we should aim to get right. It's important for me to recognise every single person that is part of your life and I leave my house every morning with the intention that this'll be the best one yet.

This isn't just my job. It's my art. It's my oxygen. It's hard work, long hours, can be socially exhausting. And it's magical and exhilarating and love is freaking incredible.

Most importantly? We are in it together.


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ABOUT CLAUDIA ROSE CARTER

This is the page I was least looking forward to curating.

How do you best turn a living, breathing, over-excitable, obsessed with oat flat whites, mother of one, friend of many into some words on a web page?
I did what all 'modern' people do, and asked the 'gram for some questions to answer:
Hayley: You're stranded on an island. You have three things with you, what are they?
Me: a novel entitled Geek Love that I can read time and time again, an extra large bottle of Hendricks gin and a razor to keep half of my head shaved (assuming the island is that of warm temperatures!)
Stef: If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
Me: There are too many! It would have to be something up-beat because that covers all emotional states. It's not full blown musical genius but I can play Macklemore - Gemini over and over again.
Me: Absolutely not.
Alex: Does a well done steak need to exist?
Alex (again): Dinner party guests, dead or alive. You get nine choices.
Me: Johnny Cash, June Carter, David Attenborough, Malcolm Gladwell, Prof Brian Cox, Macklemore, my dad, David Bowie and Don McCullin.
Jennie: If you could travel back in time, when would you go?
Me: Prohibition! I know Boardwalk Empire glamorized it as such, but I want to be in New Orleans with illegal alcohol.
Hannah: What do you love about your job?
Me: The connection with humans. The dynamics of social relationships. The love stories. It was either be a photographer or a criminal psychologist.
Veronika: Morning or evening?
Me: I adore being up early, I take J to school and then run most mornings, but I've always been a night owl. I work better from 9pm onwards...
Glenn: Is it acceptable to dip chips into ice cream?
Me: Chips and cheese is the only acceptable combination.
How are you going to approach our wedding?
The best way that I can describe it is saying that it will be as though you have just another close friend with you; one that happens to have a camera.

That's the feedback that I have received the most over the last eight years of this journey. I've been so lucky to be part of over 250 wedding days and I can genuinely say, in the day dreams about my own wedding guest list, that so many of those people would have a seat at a table.

I've travelled the world with them, laughed with them, hugged them at multiple times during the day, discussed breathing methods when the nerves kick in, helped do up their dress or attach buttonholes. I've cried with them, taken shots with them, worked with them again when the next stage of their lives begin and the babies start appearing.

Every single wedding is a new story for me. Every single couple is different, and requires a new fresh way of 'seeing'. Every mother or father of the bride has a different opinion about the group photographs and honestly, that's just a small portion of the day that we should aim to get right. It's important for me to recognise every single person that is part of your life and I leave my house every morning with the intention that this'll be the best one yet.

This isn't just my job. It's my art. It's my oxygen. It's hard work, long hours, can be socially exhausting. And it's magical and exhilarating and love is freaking incredible.

Most importantly? We are in it together.


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