“...Ladies, we are enough. We are great friends, great parents, great aunts, great cousins, great godmothers. Time to stop identifying our perceived faults and enjoy being us and I thank Claire for giving me a brief glimpse of that this evening…”

KATE - MOTHERHOOD SESSION 

For someone who hates having their picture taken - too busy scrutinising myself instead of remembering the memories of the photo - I was apprehensive about having some photos taken with our little boy. I needn’t have been. The session was extremely relaxed and unstructured. We actually carried out our usual routine and whilst chatting away, Claire was unobtrusively taking snapshots of a daily life that comes with having a newborn - changing, feeding, crying, smiles.

 

We couldn’t have been happier with the images - all professionally shot and captured just ‘us’ at home, with our little boy.

 

Thank you, Claire, for capturing so beautifully the look of love and adoration that is often unsaid.

To say we are over the moon with the photos would be an understatement. They are truly fantastic. But what is very unique is the very personal touch Claire brings, a very perceptive photographer, who homes in on your unique story and captures it through her photographs.

I have spent a fabulous 45 mins with the lovely Claire Roads Photography.

 

Claire has a vision, to get us Mums out from behind our smartphones and in the pictures rather than taking them. As M and I lolled around the garden, chatting with Claire, I realised a couple of things.

 

First, M doesn’t give a sh1t that I am constantly telling myself to be on a diet, he doesn’t care that I have grey hairs and laughter lines. He just loves me. Second, Claire is so clever I didn’t even realise she was taking photographs.

 

Ladies, we are enough. We are great friends, great parents, great aunts, great cousins, great godmothers. Time to stop identifying our perceived faults and enjoy being us and I thank Claire for giving me a brief glimpse of that this evening.

We have just had the pleasure in taking part in a family photo shoot with Claire Roads Photography.

 

Claire was fantastic throughout and made us all feel comfortable and at ease during the session. Personally I’m not a huge fan of having my photo taken but Claire works in such a lovely relaxed way that it was enjoyable for all of us and never felt awkward at any point.

 

Her style of photography is beautiful and we are over the moon with the finished shots- which we received very quickly after the shoot to browse through.

 

I would highly recommend Claire’s work to anyone, you will not be disappointed!

Claire visited us at home and took photos of me, my partner and our 2 daughters - aged 3 years and 2 weeks old.

 

I was very nervous about the whole thing - what to wear, how I was going to look, what happens if the children played up and so much more…. But I needn’t have worried. Claire made me and all of my family feel at ease. She sent us lots of very helpful information beforehand about what to expect and some very helpful tips.

 

When Claire arrived she dealt with our 3 year old with pure professionalism and was friends with her within the first few minutes of her arrival. We had normal every day conversation and a cup of tea and without even realising it, Claire was taking pictures.

 

The pictures are more than perfect, and all very natural looking (the last thing I wanted was for them to appear like we were posing!). We absolutely love them and could not recommend Claire enough for capturing so many special moments of our family. Thank you so much!

In the lead up to the photoshoot, Claire was extremely professional, in constant contact, reassuring me what to expect on the day and giving guidance on what to wear which I thought was excellent as I had never had this from a photographer before.

 

Like most women I don’t like having my photo taken and felt a little daunted at first, but I loved how the session focussed on the children, it really took the pressure off us and made the session so much fun. Claire was fantastic with the children. It was a shame that our little one got unsettled towards the end, but it wasn’t ever a problem.

 

The photos are amazing, I don’t know what Claire did, but they are magic, and I can’t wait to put them up.

This style of photography has produced the most precious photos that I will cherish. Anyone wanting a photo shoot to catch the real moments of having kids and family I would highly recommend Claire every SINGLE time. 

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Thank you so much for my wonderful photo shoot, it truly was a pleasure, you made us feel so at ease, we absolutely loved every minute of it xx

We couldn’t have felt more relaxed during our session with Claire, she seems to have that very natural ability to make everyone (including the children) feel and be at ease.  I would say we really didn’t have any idea what moments Claire was capturing during our session as we were just being us, having some family fun playing with the autumn leaves together and eating snacks, but we couldn’t have been more delighted with the professional photographs we were presented with following our session.

 

We absolutely adored all of the images, each capturing something different and uniquely special to our family. They are frequently lovingly gazed at and fill our hearts with such happiness. We whole heartedly recommend Claire Roads Photography and we are very excited to already have our next family session booked for the new year!  

A huge thank you to Claire for her photography service and professionalism. You had so much patience with the kids!! We are thrilled with our canvas.

 

Claire definitely comes highly recommended.

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We recently had a home photo shoot by Claire, and what she gave was nothing short of perfect. From the moment Claire stepped in the door we were relaxed and comfortable, she has such a natural calmness that instantly puts you at ease.

 

There are no staged photos, no count downs to smile and no forced directions, just Claire and her camera waiting to capture your world in her photos. We honestly cannot recommend her enough and there's no doubt that we will book her in again, and again.....and again!

 

Thank you for capturing our chaotic, uncoordinated family and turning it into perfect treasured memories x

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We couldn't recommend Claire enough! I was nervous about having photos of our baby Teddy in case he wasn't that happy and to be honest my Husband wasn't keen on the shoot either in case it was the old fashioned "cringe" family photos you saw in the 90s...Claire put us all at ease! As you will se from our photos they are so lovely and natural! Claire really captured "us". Thank you so much Claire, you are super talented and we will be booking again xx

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Highly recommend Claire!!

From start to finish she was friendly, polite and reassuring about the whole photo session.

I was worried that renovating our house we would have no where nice to take photos! This was no problem for Claire and managed to get some beautiful shots! Claire was true to her word and nothing was posed… it was just us snuggling, doing family things and she snapped away! Claire made us feel at ease and our newborn was the star of the show!! Can’t wait to use her again!

 

Thanks again Claire…also thanks for the pep talks

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Thank you Claire for my beautiful photos of my family. I will treasure them forever. It is so nice to have ones with us all together making memories in the autumn leaves.

 I was so pleased with them all. If anyone is looking for a family photo shoot I can highly reccomend Claire Roads Photography. As a whole we are not at all comfortable in front of a camera. Claire however made the shoot very relaxed and just went with the flow of my crazy children. We all had great fun.

Let's tell your story.

Claire xx