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.