With our family complete we were ready have professional photographs taken to capture our young children and our new lives in Asia. Upon meeting Clare, I learnt of her reputation as a brilliant lifestyle photographer, her website backed up these recommendations and we immediately knew that her style was exactly what we wanted. We loved having the session at home. Clare arrived with her camera, her charm and sense of humour, it felt natural and effortless as the session began, feeling more like a friend over for brunch. Our children, in particular, responded so well to Clare and felt at ease in their own surrounding and with her. The photos weren’t forced or particularly staged and Clare kept it so calm, yet lots of fun. Our children were entertained and given flexibility to be themselves and allow their personalities to shine and this especially is captured in the pictures. The finnished product was amazing and everything we had hoped for. Clare captured every part of our family in such a beautiful and real way. We have already done so, and will continue to recommend Clare. She is a brilliant photographer, genuinely passionate about her work and someone who will exceed expectations and deliver first class photos.
I knew I wanted Clare Barker Wells to shoot our family sessions the second I landed on her website. Not only is she an exceptional talent but she’ll make you feel so comfortable in front of the camera that you may just hire her to shoot every single important event occurring in your life, including visits from Grandparents, like we have. Clare deconstructs the typical photography session to create a beautiful story, capturing images that are purposeful but not posed. Absolutely love her style and cannot recommend her highly enough.
Clare’s photography is amazing! She produces beautiful pictures with amazing color and light. She is able to capture those moments so that you can keep them for a lifetime. Clare really puts the adults at ease and is great with children, very professional, a lot of fun, can not recommend enough.
My family and I were lucky enough to be introduced to Clare’s beautiful work while pregnant with our 2nd child. I immediately booked a maternity shoot with her, along with a newborn shoot with our little man as well as what would be her first “birth story”. All 3 bookings far exceeded my expectations. She was professional, her eye impeccable, and on top of all of that, she was very personable and made us feel comfortable as she snapped away, telling jokes & keeping it lighthearted and fun! We love her journalistic & humanity approach to pictures. Every picture was true to our personalities and to our lives. We had so much fun with her that a short 3 months later when we learned we would be leaving KL, we had her shoot ANOTHER day with us in the stunning KL Chinatown as a new family of 4. What a wonderful way to capture our lives in KL. I’m sure she was tired of looking at our mugs for 4 months straight but she never complained and managed to capture numerous unique and loving moments. I am forever grateful for the love & memories of my family that she captured while we lived in KL. I want to take a moment to chat specifically about my son’s birth story that she captured. Because I was planning a natural water birth, there was really no way to know when my labor would begin. However, as soon as I began having contractions, I called Clare and she came to the hospital to begin shooting within the hour. She was in fact on call for us for a whole week beforehand in anticipation of this moment. I know this sounds crazy and intrusive, but she was far from that. She was very discreet, very professional, and as the many grueling hours of labor continued, very upbeat and encouraging, which was not her job to do, but one that she gladly did with a smile and compassion. She captured the reality of giving birth- the ups, the downs, the laughter, the tears, my pain, my husband’s encouragement, the nurses & doctors’ mercy & authority & finally after too long, the overwhelmingly emotional arrival of our 2nd child, our amazing little boy. After snapping a few more photos of us holding our little man, she left us to enjoy our newest arrival. Within a few weeks, she not only had hundreds of perfectly edited black & white (along with some tasteful color) photographs of M’s birth, but she had also put together a slideshow of pictured set to the most perfect song highlighting my labor and birth. It was more than emotional to watch, to say the least. I still watch the short video from time to time and never walk away with a dry eye. I am indebted to her for giving me this most precious gift to relive forever!
Armed with just a camera in her handbag, Clare captured the most amazing and gorgeous moments during our newborn and family session. She is such a talented photographer with a bubbly and likeable personality to match. Needless to say, I am a big fan of Clare’s work and look forward to planning another family session with her.
We wanted to find a photographer for our very first couple photo shoot. I launched an intensive search for that one photographer, and Clare came into the picture. We spent time looking through her blog and to be honest we already had the feeling she could do the job well. We wanted a photographer who could capture the most natural side of a couple in love, and Clare has captured so MANY beautiful images of us! We are happy with the result because we have achieved what we wanted in the first place: “a photo album which can make you feel the love beaming through it” and we feel like models for a commercial ad in some of the black & white photos.Clare is someone very comfortable to work with, an hour of shooting felt so easy for first timers like us! Please don’t be scared of getting up early, because shooting from 7:30am is worth it. The gallery we now have is the best evidence.
A very big thank you. We couldn’t have asked for a more professional but also friendly approach to our session with Clare. She captured our new addition perfectly and we couldn’t be happier with the stunning results. Photos we will cherish forever. Highly recommendable photographer...can’t wait for another shoot.
I cannot recommend Clare highly enough! We had such a pleasant and easy going shooting with my toddler and Clare has been absolutely lovely and creative with us. Most importantly the pics are simply stunning and beautiful! Doesnt get any better.