My name is Claire, which I’ve always loved because it means brightness, light, and clarity. These are all essential elements of photography, so I like to think I was destined to be a photographer from the start.
I was born in France but grew up in the States; I now live in Utah (and travel wherever my work takes me). My passion for photography began when I acquired my first camera: I was thirteen, and it was a hand-me-down from my dad. I immediately started taking pictures of everything and anything. I haven’t stopped since. I earned a BFA in photography from Brigham Young University and spent several years working with and learning from renowned photographers.
I married a filmmaker. The perfect combination? We think so. We draw so much inspiration from each other, and it’s always a special treat when we get to work side by side to bring our clients doubly awesome coverage on their wedding day.
For me, being a wedding photographer isn’t just a job, it’s an opportunity to be a part of the most beautiful of days, and to help create lasting memories. I shoot weddings because that’s what I love to do. I love the thoughtful details, the sweet moments, and the sheer joy that are part of every wedding. I truly come alive when I’m photographing a wedding, and I believe that comes through in my work.