Whether you have an elopement, intimate wedding or party for friends and family in mind - a documentary style photoshoot is the perfect way to capture moments and memories.
Located in Cumbria on the border of the Lake District and Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - I have easy access to a number of amazing venues and locations.
I'll work with you to produce a detailed plan of the day, so that I can be there at each moment to capture the detail, emotions and laughter. There are a number of packages you can choose from too so check those out as well as the Q&As and if you have any questions please do get in touch.
A documentary style photoshoot for your wedding day is the perfect way to capture moments and memories.
Shooting each image with an eye on the details and always imagining how the composition would look as wall art or in your album, I have a fun, down to earth and relaxed style.
I blend in unobtrusively capturing those big and tiny moments of emotion, love, awe, friendship and joy.
Based in Cumbria on the doorstep to The Lake District, Morecambe Bay, The North Yorkshire Dales, and Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - we have so many amazing venues, landscapes and vistas to capture fantastic photographs and memories.
To help you decide what is right for you, I've created a handy three step guide to help you through the process.
Step One - choose your hours
Step Two - select your add-ons
Step Three - decide on your keepsake.
Great if you have fireworks planned, and for me to capture so extra dancing!
From bridal prep to cutting the cake/ first dance - this option captures all those key moments.
Perfect starting place for an intimate or elopement wedding.
Celebrate your engagement with a fun and relaxed photoshoot. With an array of big spaces, moody and atmospheric scenes all around Cumbria, The Lake District, North Yorkshire Dales and Arnside & Silverdale AONB, the options are endless to create emotive images which will bring back happy memories for years to come.
Once we get to our destination, the photoshoot lasts approximately 90mins. It can be outdoors, indoors or even in your home for a more intimate setting.
A second professional photographer is available to capture your partner's preparations and the ceremony.
Need a little bit more time? Simply add on some hours.
This bespoke option is only limited by our imagination. From fine art to trash the dress - this shoot is the perfect way to create an out of this world image without the time restrictions of your wedding day.
As part of your Wedding Package, you will have access to your own private online gallery, of which all the images will be downloadable.. There is also an online print house attached, so if you want you are free to print and be creative.
A bespoke wooden box with beautifully crafted prints is a lovely keepsake or a gift for parents. The stunning boxes come with 20 fine art prints.
An album is the ultimate keepsake to tell your wedding love story. Whether you are looking for something, modern, rustic or traditional, the album makers I work with will have the perfect option for you.
Simply put a documentary wedding photographer tells a story - your love story.
They capture moments throughout the day to help you remember and feel the emotions of the day, the love, the joy, laughter and tears.
I'm Claire and I moved back to Cumbria in 2009, having lived, worked and travelled in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia for over 14 years.
With a background in branding and public relations, I have an eye for detail and a creative bent. In 2015 I began my formal training at Kendal College, having practiced photography for many years.
My passion for telling unique stories inspires me each day. Connecting with people, putting children at ease, capturing a laugh, a tear - these emotional responses create photographic memories which will not only help you to remember your special day but how you felt too.
I shoot with candid and classical in mind. I love early mornings, late afternoon and evenings to capture the best light. My studio editing style reflects and enhances this, focusing on beautifully developed natural colours, and classic black and whites.
I'm a member of the Society of Professional Photographers, continually working on my professional development, believing there is always something new to learn. I like to shoot with prime lenses, enter awards and generally love every minute of my photography career.
Each year my partner and I head out to New Zealand where we enjoy the sunshine, catching up with friends and family, taking photographs and returning with a kiwi accent!
If you would like to find out more, why not contact me, follow me on Instagram or like my page on Facebook.
I look forward to hearing from you, Claire xx