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This isn’t going to be one of those blogs about how amazing the year was and how I savoured every moment, because I didn’t.

In April, Jesse was born. Everybody tells you before you have a child that the experience can’t be articulated and with ego in mind you half scoff and half roll your eyes and yet die a little inside with the fear of uncertainty. At least I did.

And it’s true. It really can’t be articulated. It has been the most joyous thing to experience him giggling for the first time, the most freeing to realise that he will figure things out on his own, the most exhilarating thing to know I always have a brand new best friend if I create it that way and yet… it breaks my heart every single day when I realise that sometime I won’t be here to hug him, it’s sent shivers down my back as I realise he can get hurt, the fear of what makes a great parent has almost paralysed me.

It’s made me doubt my career, my relationship, my life. He’s also held all of those things together. The pressure I already put him under is immense and constantly plays on my mind.

You may remember that I once blogged about how I never saw myself as someone’s mum. How I wasn’t sure what that term would mean to me. Having come nearly nine months out of the other side of it, I can safely say it makes me prouder than any other one thing.

I am incredibly grateful that I’ve been able to work this year and retain some of what makes me (almost) as proud as the above. I’ve been to Scotland, Norway and New York. I’ve bought and renovated a house. I’ve lost and gained (I don’t like December) weight. I’ve found my new perfect skin regime. I’ve dealt with things that were on my mind. I’ve had a weeks holiday in Wales. I’ve driven around 15,000 miles. I’ve created a year I am proud of.

Here is a summary of this year through my photography. Thank you 2014 and here is to 2015.

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Comments

truly inspiring images- beautiful baby too.

What a beautiful round-up C! We’re so honoured to have been able to spend a small part of 2014 with you, Gary and gorgeous Jesse. Too excited for May!!! xoxox

Claudia,

Your work is simply beautiful and inspiring! I’m so happy to have met and worked with you for Madeleine and Tim’s wedding! I hope to see you again in NYC, or, who knows, somewhere else in world! Congratulations and a Beautiful and Happy 2015!
xo,
-Margie :)

So totally beautiful Claudia and what an amazing year you’ve had! Can’t wait to see more of your work in 2015. x

Stunning work C. it’s the hardest and most rewarding thing being a parent. big love xx

Thank you so much Han. It really is, it’s totally bonkers and yet so sane at the same time. Hoping to see you soon xx

amazing photos Claudia! Congratulations!

A perfect reflection of your unique talent (and super chuffed we made the highlights ;) Hope to catch up with you in 2015 xx

Thanks Pen & of course you guys made the cut; I’m so proud of that shoot and grateful that you two were in it! See you soon xxx

Always beautiful, inspirational and honest. Your work as well as your words. Happy New Year, Claudia.

Thank you Laura, that means a lot from you :) Happy 2015 xxx

what a deep + beautiful set of images. beautifully done.

Thank you so much Rebekah… here’s to your 2015 xx

What a beautiful collection of images. I’ve enjoyed the few, quiet minutes I have spent looking through them. Oh, that glorious light! x

Thank you Caroline. I’m a bit of a sucker for some moody light!! Can’t wait to see your journey this year… x

Your photography always slows me down. Stops me doing whatever I am doing. Loads of photographers “smash it” or “knock it out of the park” but so few have a true voice. Its the more subtle, less obvious, shots that always get me…and just keep doing what you do! and have a great 2015 C x

Matt, that means so much. Thank you. I’m so grateful. xx

I’ve always been a huge admirer of your work Claudia and looking at these, it’s plain to see why, absolute masterful my friend and I wish you nothing but the best in 2015!!

Thank you Damo! & hoping to see you soon! Heres to your busy (I can imagine!) 2015! x

Full of win!
Love how your style has developed over the years. Here’s to an amazing 2015…

Thank you so much Steve & it means a lot that you’ve been following! Can’t wait to see more of your journey over the sea this year :) Happy New Year to you & yours xx

Amazing work Claudia – I love the way you photograph people. Stunning :)

Thank you so much Helen! Happy New Year xx

what an amazing year! stunning photos!

thank you Voyteck! feels like such a small and yet such a vast year. thank you for your comment :) x

absolutely knockout my beautiful lady!

Beautifully refreshing and as ever I love it. Love to you and yours xx

thank you my love – heres to our 2015 xxx

These are just beautiful.. every single one of them for different reasons. I so enjoy seeing the world and people through your eyes.. Happy almost New Year.

Thank you so much Elizabeth! Happy New Year xx

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