Member Focus – Claire Graham
Thrilled to be able to introduce you to Claire Graham Photography one of our fine art photographer members, tell us about yourself Claire…..
Tell us about your journey into weddings?
My passion for photography blossomed from an enthusiastic hobby into a full-time career after the birth of my third child. Shortly after gaining my photography qualifications, I was asked to photograph a few friends and friends of friend’s weddings. I instantly fell in love with documenting these love stories and freeze-framing such special memories.
Describe your favourite wedding location (beach / city / country)
Each location and venue brings its own unique and individual story. I enjoy photographing all wedding locations
Ultimate wedding theme you’d love to be a part of
I love to capture weddings and tell their story in a timeless, soft, ethereal and natural way.
What 3 words would clients use to describe you?
Light, Natural & Elegant
How do you unwind?
I like to unwind in many ways! In the summer when not working, you can often find me in my garden, there’s something calming about planting seeds, nurturing them and then watching them bloom. When not in the garden I like to bake, although you won’t find me on ‘British Bake Off’ any time soon! I love creating sweet treats partly because there are delicious things to be eaten at the end – I may have a sweet tooth……or two!
I also love traveling and are often told by colleagues that I’m one of the most well-travelled photographers that they know. Although, I don’t just travel for work, I love to travel for pleasure. I’m inspired by other cultures and landscapes, and love experiencing the art and architecture as well as learning about the countries stories.
Lastly, I enjoy unwinding with my family. Spending time with my husband and children brings so many rewards, I’m so grateful to have them in my life.
Best piece of business advice given?
Don’t burn yourself out, find a healthy balance between work and your personal life.
Tell us something random about you
I have an identical twin sister and even to this day, people and friends often get us confused!