Hello and welcome to Claire Victoria photography
I’m Claire, a documentary family photographer based just outside of Bristol, UK. I specialise in simple, honest, natural and unposed family photography that captures the beauty, real and raw moments of family life. During a session I capture the unique spirit of your family in their natural environment, be that frolicking in the forest, dashing about on the beach, baking cookies at home, playing board games or enjoying a cup of hot chocolate at home whilst snuggling on the sofa. As a mum to four gregarious boys who are growing up all too fast, I value simple quality time with my children and I delight in capturing special moments and authentic memories to treasure as they get older. I want to share my love for storytelling through photography with you and capture your unique family story.
Natural, unposed family photos
My approach to family photography is relaxed and spontaneous – no brightly lit studios here. During your session, I aim to capture the distinct personality of each family member in an uncontrived way, preserving the realness of your everyday life. All photography sessions are individually tailored to the needs of the family, within the home or at a natural location of your choosing.
I believe in simple, real and honest family photography and I want to capture the little details of your family that make you unique.
There’s no minimum age limit – babies and family pets are welcome too! In addition to family documentary photography, I offer natural documentary newborn photography sessions, capturing your new son or daughter in the precious first weeks of life. These sessions usually take place at home, so we can go at your own pace.
Nature and wellbeing
Ever since my rural upbringing on a farm in Kent, I’ve been deeply interested in nature and its effects on our wellbeing, particularly when it comes to mindfulness. As well as being a family photographer, I organise wellbeing walks and family nature days where you can experience the calming benefits of mindful photography in the great outdoors, most often at Kingsweston Estate and Old Church Farm in Bristol.
As a busy mum of four, I know how beneficial spending time in nature can be for me and my children and I organise photography walks for mums and families to share this passion for nature connection. Have a look at my community page for upcoming walks and events.
I have a passion for inspiring others to share their authentic self and I also work with businesses and brands to do just this. I offer “Day in the life” business brand sessions to capture your everyday working day and showcase the true identity of the person behind the brand. If you’d like me to document your working day and brand get in touch.
Mindful photography walks for entrepreneurs and businesses are also available to help slow down, re-focus and time time out for the individual. It’s a fantastic way to connect, create and collaborate with others when out and about in nature and enjoying a photo walk. More information is available via the community page.
Based in Bristol and beyond
I cover the whole of Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath, Somerset, Wiltshire and the Cotswolds, but am happy to travel all over the UK and even internationally. Take a look at my portfolio and get in touch for a relaxed conversation to discuss what you’re looking for. I look forward to hearing from you!