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Hello to you all. It’s a little later than scheduled but here is my new newsletter – hope you enjoy it.

Lisa Riley took a break from her hectic ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ panto schedule at the Alhambra and squeezed in a cover shoot for Woman magazine at a studio in Bradford to celebrate her weight loss. It started at 8am, two days before Christmas and she was
full of energy, happy and easy to photograph. A pleasure to work with.

 

A montage of nine images of nhs staff caring for patients in a hospital environment.

 

A fast-paced, feel good day of photography for Whiston and St Helen’s Hospital charity in Lancashire with Sarah from Plum marketing. We covered nearly every department from chemotherapy to the neonatal unit and it was an eye opening emotional roller coaster of a day.

 

A montage of four images featuring pupils in a school environment.

 

Another fast-paced day at Newland school for girls in Hull with Neil from Expo.  The girls were all brilliant and eager to help with the photography for their school prospectus and website.

 

A montage of six images. Head shots of employees of a company against a city background.

 

Corporate head shots now, for CTI, a company that organises corporate travel. Everyone was very friendly and I managed to squeeze in two options, the city skyline (thank goodness it was a rare sunny day in Manchester) and a grey background. It’s always nice to have a choice.

 

A montage of six images. Headshots of employees against a grey background.

 

Meet Ruth Anderson, an amazing woman who contributed to the fabulous success the British cycling team had at the Olympics in Rio! Ruth is their lead psychologist and I photographed her for the the Australian Catholic University alumni magazine – which must be my most long distance commission yet! The GB team were whizzing round the Velodrome at frightening speed during the shoot.
two images of a woman at a cycling centre.

 

Pobble is an organisation that works with schools to inspire and motivate children to improve and love their literacy. Part of what they do involves taking over a school for a day and giving energising and exciting literacy lessons. When they came to a school in Manchester they asked me to photograph the day. Every child was captivated by their energy and their stories, so it wasn’t hard to capture some wonderful expressions.

 

A montage of images of pupils and teachers in a school environment.

 

I travelled to Stockport to photograph Paula for Prima magazine. She was part of a case study on ‘shapemakers’ – women who have started their own health or fitness company. Paula has started the ‘No.1 Ladies Fitness Agency‘ and has a fitness room at home. She had no trouble managing to hold various poses like this for ages!

 

A woman exercising with gym equipment in a fitness environment.

 

 

A corporate photoshoot now for SRCL, a medical company based in Leeds. We started with the head shots and then moved on to reportage style photography of a meeting and training situation.

 

four people sat round a table in a business environment.A montage of six images of corporate head shots of employees.

 

Last March, Nicky Beard’s husband Mike was killed when his bicycle was involved in a collision with a school bus. Struggling to come to terms with his death and make sense of it all for herself and her two children she spoke to Grazia magazine shortly before last Christmas.

 

A woman leaning over the sofa looking into the camera.

 

A corporate job now for Seven and Alliance Healthcare’s Team Talk magazine, with reportage style photography of the people and processes. I really enjoyed this job and feeling involved with the hustle and bustle of a busy, positive and highly organised company.

 

A montage of 3 images. Documentary style shots of a despatch area in a company.

 

Lastly, here’s a photo for those of you who aren’t quite supermodels, who maybe have a few lumps and bumps in the wrong places but are all the more interesting for it.

 

Pumpkins

 

Speak to you soon

Claire
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Spring newsletter

Hello Spring

 

Last Saturday was spent photographing Mr Bloom in the morning and a naturist campsite in the afternoon!  And that is why I never get bored of my job…
Luckily for the nudists Spring has arrived and warmed the weather a little so nothing turned blue or dropped off.

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Newsletter from Claire Wood Photography

A Happy New Year

Hello everyone and a very late Happy New Year!  Welcome to my newsletter which looks back to last May and June and kicks off with a really enjoyable shoot for Sainsbury’s Money Matters magazine with Seven.  They do say never work with animals or children, so to put the two together just seemed like asking for trouble, however this shoot was quite literally a walk in the park – very chilled.  Gorgeous weather, beautiful location, and my two models were little well behaved stars – Rosie and her dog Rusty a Hungarian Vizsla.

 
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November news

Hello everyone, hope you are all keeping well.  Here is my newsletter looking back six months up to April and starts with a shoot for ‘VIP’, the Pets at Home magazine.  I photographed Michelle Turnbull over in Blackpool for a feature about her business ‘The Barking Bakery’ where she makes healthy amazing looking treats for dogs.  Michelle sent me home laden with her baking which brought a new meaning to the term doggy bag :-)
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June Newsletter

Jumping into June

Hello everyone, here is my very overdue newsletter looking at my work from Autumn last year, starting with a Woman’s Own shoot with Tina Malone.   Tina was great to work with, keeping us on our toes and having us in stitches.  We had a great team -Tally Bookbinder and her assistant doing the make up and styling, the picture editor and writer came up from London and we hired a gorgeous location house in Liverpool.  Tina brought her beautiful daughter Flame with her who was a bundle of joy and kept us entertained all day.

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March Newsletter

Spring News

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January Newsletter

All about the kids


What a perfect way to while away the afternoon.  Happy New Year everyone!  I thought I’d show you my favourite images from a day I spent at ‘It’s the Little Things’ day nursery last June.  I love photographing kids of this age in their own environments. They get so absorbed in whatever they are doing and after a while they hardly notice you’re there.  read more

November Newsletter

Let’s eat cake

This Newsletter brings me round to last March and April when I’d just returned from maternity leave.  As a chocoholic, I was thrilled that my very first job was to be at Poppy Pickering in Ilkley, a bespoke cake and chocolate shop , for Prima magazine.  Not so bad to be back at work!  Dominique makes the most beautiful wedding cakes I have ever seen and her father makes a wonderful array of perfect little chocolates.

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September Newsletter – curry, crime & cats

All change

As autumn rolls around again, I am back to full time availability and looking forward to getting stuck into some new challenges.  I love this time of year, especially seeing the leaves change and also knowing I’ll be able to snuggle back into my woolly jumpers soon.  In case it’s chilly already I thought these shots from a Weight Watchers shoot with Aktar Islam might warm you up. Gorgeous, healthy, colourful comfort food from his restaurant ‘Fiesta del Asado’ in Edgbaston. (more…)

Lions, Handbags and Glamour Models

 

I generally feel infallible behind the camera! But when Simba the lion roared his deafening roar, shook his majestic mane and then covered me with raw horse meat saliva, I began to feel the reality of the situation!  Diane, who started work as the receptionist for Yorkshire Wildlife Park, now works as a lion keeper and is featured in Fabulous magazines ‘It happened to me’.
Single? – why not book yourself a mini break at Butlins and hope to meet the love of your life.  It worked for Freda and Dennis who are still happy together after 61 years.  Ahhh..  A lovely shoot for S Magazine.
I photographed Emily and her naturally gorgeous baby girl Maddie for Femail.  Emily has controversially announced that she is saving money in case Maddie wants to have cosmetic surgery and follow her into a glamour modelling ‘career’.

Well – who needs a uni fund anyway?!

A fun shoot now with Emmerdale’s Gaynor Faye for S Magazine’s ‘Me and my handbag’ feature.  What an excuse to be nosy!  See the full article here.
Hayley Taylor (The Fairy Job Mother) stars in Woman magazine’s weight loss feature.  Hayley was a pleasure to photograph and brought along lots of great outfits to show off her new figure.
Jenny and husband Stephen very sadly lost their middle child Lucas to Spinal Muscular Atrophy at only four months old.  SMA is the leading genetic cause of death in young children and Jenny and Stephen are keen to raise awareness of the condition. Read their story in S Magazine by clicking here.
Lastly, at this BBC shoot Tony Livesy couldn’t bear to be left out of the 5 live bump club pics so joined in sporting his own football baby – bless.

Just to remind you all that I am currently available Wednesdays through to Sundays until September when my availability goes back to normal and I would love to hear from you.

Claire

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