I’ve photographed many famous faces over the years, usually commissioned by Sunday supplements to create strong portraits or fashion based features for their magazines or by broadcasting corporations to create promotional photography. Photographing celebrities for magazine features is always a refreshing change for me because I’m able to push the poses and the styling much more, use the locations in a different way and often the photography becomes more fashion orientated.

I work with many talented make up artists and stylists and have shot in numerous hotels and hire studios in Leeds and Manchester.

I’m ideally situated in Yorkshire to photograph actors from the Northern soaps such as Coronation street, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and the growing television industry in the North. I work on location all across the North of England covering areas such as Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, York, Liverpool, Hull, Birmingham, Preston and Warrington.

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“Claire has been working with You Magazine for many years now and she is a delight to work with. Claire understands our audience and our style. She is always a pleasure to deal with!”

Luisa Avietti, Deputy Picture Editor – You Magazine

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“I’ve been commissioning Claire for the last ten years and she is always a pleasure to deal with.  She listens to what you want, asks the right questions, and just gets on with it without a fuss.  It really is a pleasure to work with her and I always know she is going to send me a really pretty shoot with loads of options to choose from”.

Kelly Preedy, Picture Editor, Marie Claire UK.

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“I always know that whenever I commission Claire the shoot is in safe hands.  She gives 100% and I always get top quality images, with lots of variety and different crops and poses.   I know I’ll get the pictures I want when Claire shoots for me.  And I am never disappointed!”

Jo Lockwood, Picture Editor, Prima.

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“Claire Wood has been a regular contributor to Fabulous Magazine since its launch. Claire’s work is beautifully composed and she always produces characterful and sympathetic portraits which are ideal for our magazine. I would have no hesitation in commissioning her however difficult and demanding the assignment”.

Alan Gittos, Picture Director, Fabulous Magazine.

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“Claire’s great to work with, the kind of photographer you can rely on and trust, always cheery and helpful, goes the extra mile and is willing to push the boundaries to get great shots every time”.

Shaun Scott Baker, Deputy Picture editor, Woman magazine.

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“Claire Wood has been a great contact to have. We often have interview and people pieces that need photographing across the UK, and Claire has been our go-to for northern shoots. She is always a pleasure to work with and produces fantastic quality of photos”.

Kayli Olson, LPM magazine, Burlington Media Group

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“First of all I’ve got say the quality of Claire’s work is brilliant. We commission her for every edition of Business Agenda, sometimes 2 or 3 shoots an issue, and she is our first port of call for business portraits. She follows a brief to the tee, and always gets the best out of her subjects whether she has them for an hour or just 10 mins. Her use of light and colour, and her choice of composition are consistently excellent”.

Andrew Cowan, Group Art Director, John Brown Media.