Kia ora ĀtaAhua! Hello lovely!
Kia ora! He mihi nūnui ki a koe.
Ko Putauaki tōku maunga.
Ko Ōhinemataroa tōku awa
Ko Ngāti Pākehā rātou ko Ngāti Paptohe, ko Ngāti Ingarihi, ko Ngāti Kotimana ōku iwi.
Nō Whakatāne ahau, ā kua hoki au ki te noho kei tēnei rohe ātaahua anō mātou ko tāku whānau.
He kaiwhakaāhua ahau mō ngā pākihi, ngā whānau, ngā huihuingā hoki.
Ko Claire tāku ingoa.
Kia ora! I'm Claire and I'm excited to start our conversation here.
I’ve loved photography since before I got my first camera (a film disc Kodak 4000). When I followed my heart back home, I also followed my dreams launching into what I’m meant to do – telling stories and capturing moments & connections through photography.
I just L O V E how a photograph can transport us back to a feeling and make a memory fresh, like it's only just happened....that's why as a lifestyle photographer, I focus on interaction, connections and emotions. I won't ask you to 'stand-still-and-say-cheese'. I use prompts more than poses so my photo sessions are relaxed, fun and natural.
I grew up on my family's wee farm in Poroporo, before moving into town in my high school years. I was the kid who loved nature, exploring, music, books, making things, helping and telling stories. Since then, I've studied and worked as a teacher, charity fundraising manager and photographer. I've lived in Wellington, London, Edinburgh and Glasgow. I met Rich at Ngāti Rānana kapa haka rōpū, fell in love, moved countries together, married and had two amazing boys.
As a mum, I know how stages, interests and even expressions change as our kids grow - I would love to capture these forever memories on camera for you!
Through my work as a fundraising manager for an international charity, I've experienced the impact a great image has to engage and share a story with your audience - that's the kind of photo I want to give your business.
It is such an honour to be trusted to capture your aroha, memories and story in photographs. If I'm the photographer for you, I can't wait to meet and capture your connections, moments and story on camera for you.
Let's chat! Call me on 0225298400.
WHAKATĀNE, NEW ZEALAND