So, Who Am I?
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.
Take Me Away...
I've been so grateful to have travelled across the globe with my career; New Zealand, Bali, Seychelles, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Egypt, New York, Rhode Island, Europe...
Because I love this world and want to do my bit to save it, I've made the decision to only fly if it's truly necessary. Smaller holidays will be spent with my family, our labrador/pointer and a campervan around the UK.
Samara & Richie
Finding Claudia was a fluke, the best fluke of our lives (next to meeting one another of course). Like most people who will be reading this, selecting the perfect photographer to capture our day was one of our most important priorities. Unlike most people however, our engagement and wedding planning timeline was only three months long. Following a full few days of panicked, relentless searching, Claudia’s name came to us through a referral.
On our big day, next to being a photographer, she became many other things; friend, hairdresser, lost property finder, bridal party organiser, mother of the bride tamer, artistic director, you name it, she played it. Her influence over our day was nothing but positive. No aspect of the photography was contrived or painful, she simply slipped inconspicuously in and around the day capturing the most special of moments.
The photographs that she created for us exude personality and preciseness; each and every image has such beauty, depth and emotion. I never tire of looking at them and I never tire of singing her praises to all of those who compliment us on them.
Claudia is truly good at what she does, it’s as simple as that. Her work portrays a passion that can’t be feigned and I can confidently say that for any other important moment in our lives when a photographer may be needed again, it will be her standing by us with camera in hand