Claire McClean Photography

HELLO, IT'S SO NICE TO MEET YOU

MY NAME IS claire

Hey there! I’m Claire, and I am a Yorkshire based photographer. I’ve been obsessively taking pictures my whole life, and it's what I'm truly passionate about.

Choosing all the elements of your big day can be a difficult choice, but if there’s one you want to make sure you resonate with the most, it’s your photographer! When everything is all said and done, images will be one of the only things that will remain of one of the biggest days of your life. 

I am a bubbly and chatty kinda gal who knows how to put people at ease when they are in front of the lens. Making you laugh and fun prompts will make you forget there's even a camera there. 

Having a good relationship with my couples is so important to me. If I'm going to get to know you - you should have to opportunity to get to know me too!

Not just a photographer. 
a CRAZY CAT LADY, A foodie, A PASSIONATE CREATIVE.

A little about me

get to know me

(and my cats)

The most enjoyable things to photograph are emotions. Passion, love, humour, excitement...weddings have it all and more.

All the tiny little details couples put so thoughtfully into their big day make me so excited to come on the journey with you and capture it forever.

I may be super relaxed and fun in my approach, but I am also super organised when it comes to your big day. The combination of the two means your photography experience will be totally stress-free. Woohoo! 

I will act as your personal time machine.

WHAT INSPIRES ME

Tucked away in a little cottage on the beautiful estate of Harewood, I live with my partner Josh and my two lil fur babies Jaya and Kiwi.

I am a self confessed crazy cat lady and foodie - me and Josh love going foraging for mushrooms and can be found eating out at our fave restaurants as often as we can. To be honest, just say the words 'blue' and 'cheese' and I'm there. 

I love travelling and I am planning on going back to Tokyo as soon as physically possible so I can eat my entire body weight in ramen and gyoza. Talking an awful lot about food here aren't I? Can't say I'm sorry.

Music is a huge part of my life and I can scream every word to anything by Bon Iver, Fleetwood Mac or Talking Heads. To be honest if it's a tune I'm on the dance floor as soon as possible with a pint (or two). 

That’s a little sneak peek into my life and a few of my favourite things. I can't wait to get to know some of your fave things too!

I COULD EAT RAMEN EVERY DAY FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.

MY FAVOURITE THINGS

Before your big day, I will help create a timeline of your day for everything photography related. That way, everyone knows what’s happening when, and all the stress will melt away.

I’ll be there early buzzing with energy to capture one of the most memorable days of your life.

I’ll be there while the mother-of-the-bride and the bridesmaids help the bride with her dress.

I'll be there while the wedding party sneak a few drinks to calm their nerves. 

I’ll be there when you say the all important vows, when all the speeches make you blush with pride or cry with laughter, and when you party on down to your fave tunes.

I won’t miss a moment. 

Rain or shine, I won’t miss a beat

BEHIND THE LENS

my philosophy

I have a photo album for every month of my life since the age of thirteen. This is because I'm so passionate about preserving memories for years to come - it's what lights me up. It's what keeps me going. It's my life mission. 

Your wedding day is just as important to me as my own photo albums. I want you to cherish all the moments of your big day forever. In fact, I'll make sure of it. 

"THE photograph is a text of it's own, an involuntary memory, a phantasm, a dream"

AMY + ELISHA

“Claire made us feel at ease. We laughed from start to finish and she is SO passionate about what she does. We can't recommend her enough”

Joe + Hannah

"On the day, everything went to plan, Claire was detailed, highly professional and discreet. We love her photographic style which she has a natural eye for."

Paul + Terri

“It was amazing, you were really good and made it feel so relaxed.”

Erynn + Jim

“Really talented photographer! I couldn't be happier with the images. Definitely one of the best parts about my wedding.”

James + Tansy

“You definitely have a talent for capturing people when they look happiest - we really can't thank you enough!”

HEART WARMING WORDS FROM MY COUPLES

You provide the moments, and I'll capture the memories. 

Two souls, one story

No story is one and the same. Yours will be finessed to share your unique journey. 

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