“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
“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
“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, Acting Picture Director, Fabulous Magazine.
“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
“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.
“Glorious Creative have 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.
“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 6year period. She has produced excepitonal 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.
“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.