Claire Barnes Photography | About

About Me

Hi, I'm Claire.

As a Mother, I know first hand how quickly babies and children grow and change and I feel honoured to have the opportunity to capture those precious fleeting moments and turn them into beautiful photographic images for my clients to treasure for a lifetime.

I have a passion for perfection and an imagination that just won't let me sit still. Over the last few years I have brought together all my creative skills to bring you my take on newborn, baby, child and family photography. About as far removed from the cold white background studio as you could imagine, my comfortable and well equipped home studio allows me to create beautiful original artworks. Although my main areas of specialism are imaginative newborn, older baby, child and cake smash photography I also take maternity and family bookings.
I have a wide range of attractive props, including many exclusive items hand made by me so you will not find them anywhere else. From newborn four poster and farmhouse beds to my circular swings and much more. When I'm not behind the camera or editing, I can often be found knitting a new blanket or hat, or making new props and my studio wall has been known to change colour several times a week in an effort to keep my work fresh and unique. Please take a look through my portfolios to see examples of my work.

I have a totally upfront pricing policy (there are no hidden charges here) and no hard sell as I believe my images should sell themselves. I prepare carefully for each session and edit each image to exacting standards. With a 15 year image making background not only in film and digital photography but also in digital photo restoration, image manipulation and retouching, film processing & developing, fine art photographic printing and print finishing I have the skills required and expertise to ensure only the best quality for my clients. I developed my skills working in a broad range of areas, for other photographers, fashion designers, performers, musicians and individuals, before returning to focus on my favourite subject, babies and children.

I am a fully insured and qualified member of The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) and regularly enter their monthly image competition. I have so far gained four Gold Awards and ten Highly Commended Awards for my submissions.