Hi, I'm Claire!

Photographer & Adventurer

Based in Grand Junction, Colorado

 Claire is a photographer and certified drone pilot originally from the UK. She has been living in America for the past 20 years and enjoys riding motorcycles, exploring new places and  photographing  American landscapes.  After living in Glenwood Springs and Parachute for 10 years she  moved to Grand Junction to be nearer to the Moab desert.  She is  looking forward to new opportunities and meeting new people.  

Claire’s story:

From a young age Claire  wanted to explore the world and see where life could take her. After college not knowing what to do for a career she was advised to “go traveling and you will figure it out”. First stop was America, after watching a movie called Thelma and Louise she was inspired to visit Arches National Park.  She then spent 9 years traveling solo around the world with little money and only a lonely planet guide book. Along the way she picked up skills that led her into self employment and starting her own businesses. 

Claire’s passion for photography started when she realized that she had not taken a single good photo of her world travels. After returning from a trip to China in 2015 to hike the Great Wall, she was disappointed to see that not one of the photos she had taken was in focus. This experience led her to start learning about photography and has been obsessed  with it ever since. She has taken  many trips across America with her camera photographing landscapes and visiting national parks. 

Later, Claire was asked by a friend to photograph his wedding when the original photographer let him down. She had so much fun  she realized taking photos of people was something she enjoyed to do. This led her to start offering wedding photography,  photo sessions in Moab and later working with realtors photographing real estate.

Claire never stops working to improve her craft, she is  currently learning videography so she can work as a videographer at weddings. *Update now has 8 wedding videos booked for 2024!  6 at The Red Earth Venue in Moab.

Claire’s dream: Photo  a wedding in Iceland or in her homeland the UK.

About Iceland: Visited 6 times on various solo adventures, driven the whole South coast with a flat tire. Iceland is Claire’s favorite place on earth ! Cover   air fare and travel expenses, she would love to take your photo’s and show you around!

Reviews

What clients are saying

newborn photographer Grand Junction, Colorado

Claire did an amazing job! She was so accommodating and made us feel comfortable. She came over to our house to do some family shots with our newborn. The pictures turned out so good, we love them!! If you are looking for a great photographer, look no further.

Amanda

Family

She knew her lighting, how to get our family in just the right spots, and was so easy to work with. We have not done portraits in years, so we really appreciated her help and knowledge. I have been so happy with the images she captured! They turned out amazing!

Kayla
bride with flower bouquet, Moab Utah, wedding photographer

Moab Wedding

Claire is seriously the best! She is a one woman show but after getting back 1200 edited pictures from my wedding, she has the talent of a team! We could go on and on about how easily is moved in the crowd and helped us through a plethora of family photos. I would recommend her to anyone getting married!

wedding photographer Grand Junction, Prestigious ranch Loma, colorado

Wedding

Claire delivers! Not only did she attend two locations on our special day, but she did it with expertise and skill. I’d recommend her to anyone searching for a wedding photographer. Best around!

Lindsay
family photographer, Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

These are perfect!! Thank you so much for capturing our time n Moab this year! I truly appreciate all the work you took to plan, take photos and edit everything. You are wonderful and I'm so glad I picked you to take our photos!

Amber
couples proposal under Delicate Arch, Moab, Utah

Claire is fantastic! I wanted to propose to my girlfriend at the top of Delicate Arch. On the day of, Claire hiked up to Delicate Arch with all her equipment an hour before the proposal, it all went perfectly! Claire was very patient and allowed us to enjoy the full experience without watching the clock. She also sent us the photos very quickly and they were incredible!

Adil
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