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I undertake commercial photoshoots for design and content agencies and for all types of businesses and corporations. These photoshoots range from simple headshots, to editorial portraits suitable for the media. From images that tell the story of your business through to national campaigns. I take care to listen and understand your needs so that I can carefully plan to achieve the best results and capture the right ‘feel’.

When commissioned by design and advertising agencies or when working directly with organisations, I take great care to understand my clients needs so that I can achieve the best results that work for them. Bringing creativity, enthusiasm and technical knowledge to every photoshoot, I work hard to turn my clients ideas into an inspiring visual reality. I enjoy the challenge of reflecting a companies core values through photography.

Great imagery can really make a difference to how the general public perceives a business, which in turn effects how they interact with it.  Working with design agencies or with smaller businesses directly, I pride myself on really listening to my clients, asking the right questions and working collaboratively to produce imagery that successfully reflects the company’s ethos and gets their intended message across.

Working together we can build a visual identity for your business to use across marketing and advertising campaigns, social media and websites.  I am always happy to meet up and discuss your ideas. Please take a look at the examples of campaigns I’ve already shot below.
I work on location all across the North of England covering areas such as Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, York, Liverpool, Hull, Birmingham, Preston and Warrington.

Projects

Balfour Beatty

I was commissioned by SMRS, an employer marketing agency, to photograph a recruitment campaign for Balfour Beatty. I was working with the art director from SMRS, the marketing team from Balfour Beatty…

B&Q

I was commissioned by SMRS, a content agency in Manchester, to work on the recruitment campaign called ‘feeling right at home’ for retail giants B&Q. I specialise in photographing people and so this was a job I could really get stuck into.

#Fight EB

I’ve been shooting for the charity DEBRA for about 3 years now. DEBRA is a charity set up to help people with EB (epidermolysis bullosa). EB is a group of genetic skin conditions which cause the skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch.

Betty’s Tea Room

When Candis magazine asked me to go behind the scenes for an editorial photoshoot at Bettys Tea Room, I was thrilled. It’s famous throughout Yorkshire and beyond for delicious cakes and good service.

Cadent

Cadent needed to portray the working environment of their head office in Coventry and create a bank of images that could be used across LinkedIN pages, their career’s site and recruitment sites to attract new employees.

Ebb and Flow Yoga

Mother and daughter team, Jill and Katy contacted me in the midst of setting up a new company called ‘Ebb and Flow’ a studio based yoga and pilates studio.

Collect Plus

CollectPlus is a delivery service, mainly used by big fashion brands – making it easy to collect, return and send parcels. I only had a couple of hours with the CollectPlus team and my brief was to…

Yodel

This was a very busy, jam packed commercial photoshoot for Yodel over four days. Content agency SMRS, based in Manchester, undertook extensive research to find the right approach for the photography and filming.

National Audit Office

I was commissioned by SMRS, a content agency in Manchester, to create the images for The National Audit Office’s recruitment campaign. The photoshoot was to be over two days, the first at the NAO in central London…

Swinton Insurance

The aim was to photograph the working environment within Swinton Insurance’s offices, capturing the atmosphere and the culture. There were four different locations spread over a two day shoot. All of the locations, Manchester, Preston…

Tv & Radio

I’ve been shooting for the BBC for over fifteen years and the images I shoot tend to fall into the following categories: Studio portraits, Reportage photography of events or promotional images for a particular radio / tv show.

HB Projects

I was first commissioned by the marketing manager, Jonathan, at HB Projects to photograph the directors. I made an initial visit to the head office in Bradford, West Yorkshire…

Whiston & St Helen’s Hospital Charity

Sarah from Plum Marketing was working with St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, to develop and launch a new charity. Lots of illustrative feel good photography was needed to help to tell the story…

White Rose Cooperage

I loved meeting and photographing Alistair Simms, the last remaining Master Cooper in England. Alistair makes barrels from scratch and I had been commissioned by Waitrose Weekend Magazine, to photograph the process…

The Window Film Company

I was asked by the owner of ‘The Window Film Company’ in Birmingham to take photographs to illustrate a case study they wanted to use on their website. A team was about to install protective film on the windows of the Holiday Inn…

Roach Bridge Tissues

It’s always a challenge to get up to speed about an industry I’ve previously known very little about. However it really helps to get a good grasp of the different stages before I start taking pictures.

Museums & Galleries

I used to do photoshoots in galleries in museums frequently for a period of around eight years. I believe this was down to an incentive for free entry to museums and galleries and a budget to promote…

Get in touch

T: 01484 512484M: 07946 543 566
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“Claire is an absolute professional. I have worked with Claire for a number of years on various projects. She delivers on the brief, every time…with fantastic results.  Whether you are looking for traditional commercial portraits, or something a little different, I would have no hesitation in recommending Claire”.

Jonathan Cliff, Marketing Manager – HB Projects

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“As the owner of a creative design agency, I know how important it is to work with photographers who know what they are doing, but also add that extra something. Claire is one of these and having worked with her on and off over the the past 15 years I have no hesitation in recommending her”.

Paul Grogan, Think Design Manchester

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“We worked with Claire last year to produce a range of new images for our company, a specialist IP law firm. The task at hand was to go to location and capture a range of different shots that not only captured a certain aspect – but were also of a highly professional quality. Claire went above and beyond not only on both of these counts – but also worked incredibly efficiently under tight time constraints as members of our team became available or unavailable. With Claire you’re not only guaranteed to get what you’re after, but a lot more. What’s more she is someone who is incredibly enthusiastic and approachable. We will be certainly be asking Claire to help with our next set of photos and she comes very highly recommended”.

Dr. Martin Douglas Hendry, Virtuoso Legal

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“We’ve used Claire for both fundraising campaigns and at events and have always been impressed with the quality of her work. Claire is easy to work with, friendly, professional and we trust that she will not only complete a brief but also go above and beyond!”

Trudy Boulert, Digital Communications Officer – Debra

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“Glorious Creative have been commissioning Claire since 2004. Projects range from EN magazine, where Claire helped establish the magazines photographic style as well as produce a whole range of interesting cover portraits, to work for the NWDA, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Lees Solicitors and the Manchester Urology Group. She always brings enthusiasm and commitment to every project and has that rare ability to relax her subjects to ensure she captures great images. Glorious would have no hesitation recommending Claire”.

Mark Ross – Design Director of Glorious Creative.

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“I’ve worked with Claire on several photo shoots and she has always been fantastic to work with. Claire has done portrait shots of lots of the BBC presenters at stations across the North, she has also taken photos for me at events and outside shoots. She is easy to get along with and always makes the presenters very relaxed so she gets the best shots out of them. And she gives them clear direction so they know exactly what to do. Everyone has always been really pleased with the pictures she delivers. Her images have been used in various publications, print and online. I would definitely recommend Claire as a photographer”.

Karen Williams, Publicist at the BBC

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“I’ve been working with Claire for a few years now and each and every time we get Claire in she does her best to get exactly what we are looking for. Always prompt, professional and a pleasure to work with. Shots are sent over so quickly after the shoot for proofing so gives us the flexibility to use the shots straight away”.

Lynsey Thompson, Events and Campaign Co-ordinator, Datel.

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“I’ve used Claire twice now and recommended her to other businesses needing to take fantastic portrait photos. She is truly excellent. On our last shoot poor Claire was up against a tight deadline but she still managed to produce a range of brilliant photos!”

Liz Ward – Virtuoso Legal – The Intellectual Property Specialists

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“As Design Manager at Manchester Art Gallery I am responsible for producing strong gallery branded communications. Claire was initially commissioned to provide our brand photography, communicating our values: welcoming, warm, fun and engaging.   She continued to work with us over a 6 year period. She has produced exceptional shots for us. A good director, she works well with models (our models are our visitors), is highly professional, delivers great work, on time. Claire works incredibly hard to get the best shots, the end result is beautiful photography. I would not hesitate to recommend her”.

Pauline Minsky, Design Manager, Manchester Art Gallery.

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“We regularly used Claire for cover story shoots for EN Magazine. If you want someone to turn up for five minutes, take a few snaps and hope for the best, Claire isn’t your woman. If, on the other hand, you want a photographer who will strain every sinew to wring the best results out of her sitters then you’ve come to the right place. I’ll never forget, for example, the precise instructions she gave to Peter Jones (yes, that Peter Jones) about the exact placement of his eyebrows! It’s the tiny little details that alone may not make much difference but when all are taken together make the difference between a competent picture and an image that has enduring power and quality. Claire doesn’t leave anything to chance when lighting, posing and carrying out a photoshoot. If you hire her you won’t be doing so either”.

Stuart Anderson, Editor of EN magazine until 2012.