Claires career as a Photographer began at the age of 16 when she began shadowing Photographer John Bigglestone at weddings and worked alongside him in his studio whilst studying GCSE and then A Level Photography.
After gaining an A* at GCSE and an A at A’level Photography Claire continued to gain experience, working full time for various mobile portrait photography companies and also trained to become a retained Firefighter!
In 2003, with help from the Princes Trust, Claire set up her business. Since then she as had the pleasure of capturing over 30 weddings, and has most enjoyed specialsing in family portrait photography. Claires style is very much natural, candid and unobtrusive, although she is also more than happy to provide traditional shots if required!
Over the past 5 years Claire has enjoyed helping fellow photographers by tutoring them and offering work experience to kickstart their career. She then began teaching Beginners Digital Photography at Devizes College in September 2013.
In August 2013 Claire achieved her Level 4 Diploma in Photo Imaging Competence and now specialises in family photography, portrait / actor portfolio photography, photograph restoration and private tuition.
Claire started painting in 2016 after being inspired by her Mum, Helen who has been painting for many years. Claire's painting inspirations went from sunsets and relaxing scenes, to soldiers and thought provoking moody images. The soldier paintings are inspired by her Grandads story, who lived through the war. Claire enjoys photographing her family and transforming her captured moments into moody paintings.
“I love capturing moments to be treasured forever and my passion for creating timeless atmospheric photographs and paintings never goes away! I pride myself on my level of care, and I treat each and every shoot and painting with the individual approach and respect it deserves. I hope you enjoy browsing over my work. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to ask any questions.”