Posts tagged ‘clare richards’

April 12, 2012

Today is a BIG day for me – after a lot of sleepless nights, thumping my fists against my desk and muttering expletives to myself – I have finally finished and launched my own website!

Please take a look at Here you can also see my new branding – done once again by the fabulous Lou Andrews. The decision re-brand allowed me to incorporate my wedding, engagements, portraits & food photography all under one label.

I’ll be adding new features to the website in the coming weeks – including: separate galleries, a blog page, packages and hopefully a client viewing area too.

In the mean time, view and enjoy!

October 29, 2011

Food Photography: The Larder on Goosegate.

After photographing The Larder on Goosegate recently, they asked me back to photograph some dishes to add to their new upcoming website. They prepared some beautiful dishes – making it very hard to photograph and not eat! Their new website should be up and running in a few weeks time, so for now here’s a quick peek at a few of the photos from the day…

August 30, 2011

Wedding photography: Mary & Rick in Lincoln

Phew! What a weekend!

This weekend I got to shoot Mary & Rick’s wedding in Lincoln. For those of you who didn’t happen to catch the weather report for Lincolnshire on Friday – rain, rain and more rain. From the word go, the heavens opened unrelentlessy all day until the sun had long gone. Despite the rain, the day went without a hitch and we got some great photos, I made sure we had some fun using the bath that just happened to be in the bedroom of the suite that all the girls were getting ready in!

Thank you to Mary & Rick for asking me to photograph their wedding. I’d also like to say a massive thanks to Craig Coe, for carrying my bags & supporting me all day.

Wedding Photography by Clare

Wedding Photography by Clare

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August 16, 2011

Print Store

Tonight I have launched my new print store, I have prints – photographs & illustrations available to buy. All the prints would make great gifts and I’ll be adding more in the coming few weeks. Welcome to my store! 

July 24, 2011

A Sock Puppet?

More recently I have been faced the problem of what gifts to give friends & family for birthdays & all the other numerous occasions that seem to pop up in the year – Fathers day, Mothers Day, Valentines Day, Wedding Anniversaries, Christmas…the list seems endless. With a bank account like mine at the moment, these occasions come around far too often and all always greeted with slight despair as I try to figure what I can get to fit my budget and their tastes. My answer – make something. Some of you may find this harder to do than others and will inevitably end up presenting a loved one with a home-made sock-puppet. (not a bad present I may add if done properly & new socks are used!). I believe my self made presents have been gratefully received, either that or family and friends have turned into damn good liars in the past year! I think I’ll only be able to get away with this for a year though – there’s a limit to how many pictures people are happy to receive!

The Final piece

I made an illustration of Brighton for an upcoming birthday in the family, here you can see my starting point and the end result. I should mention this actual scene never existed, it is purely fictional. I found a photo of the band stand in Brighton and started to draw adding bits each time I came back to it and this is the final result.

The original illustration.

I started my home made presents at Christmas 2010 – you may remember the scrabble tile picture I made for my sister. Here’s another picture I made for my friend Rachel, an avid traveller who is never in the UK for more than 6 months at a time, I made the map hearts from all the places she’s been and loved in the last few years. Personally this is my favourite picture so far.

And so there you have it, my home made pictures, until I run out of ideas and then I’m onto the homemade sock puppets.

home made map picture

Rachel's Christmas Present - a map for each of her most loved places.

July 13, 2011

A very special delivery.

Today at 18.10, I became the very proud owner of my very own beautiful business cards. From the moment I held the small business cards in the palm of my hand, I fell in love. The beautiful colours and  brilliantly designed logo – I was in heaven. So I got creative and had a little photo shoot with them this evening – I love them so flippin’ much I couldn’t decide what photos to include and what no to – so here’s a load for you to feast on…….

I would like to take this opportunity to say a massive, huge, gigantic, thank you to my fantastic friend and designer, Lou Andrews. Who has made these beautiful cards possible. Thank you Lou 🙂

(cards made by

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July 6, 2011

Just a quiet night in with Woody…

Soooo it’s Wednesday evening, I got bored and somehow this happened….

June 19, 2011

Engagement Photos – Wollaton Hall, Nottingham with Kiren & AJ.

Engagement and Wedding PhotographyThis weekend I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Kiren & AJ for a canvas they wanted to display at their wedding in August. We decided to take the photos at Wollaton Park in Nottingham and make the most of the great weather we’d been having. However five minutes before I went to leave for Wollaton the rain came! Thankfully it was a passing shower and we had a decent amount of blue sky and sun for the rest of the day. Both Kiren & AJ were brilliant in front of the camera – which made my job even more enjoyable! I got some really great photos of them both, they chose the tree shot for their canvas, which after their wedding will be hung in their house.

Congrats Kiren & AJ and all the best for the wedding!
Here’s a few of my favourites from the day…..
Engagement and Wedding Photography

May 26, 2011

Nothing quite says ‘I Love You’ Like Scrabble.

For Christmas, I made my little sister a picture (of sorts) using scrabble tiles of our nicknames for one another. My sister, Emma being ‘Titch’ and myself being ‘Bear’. I really like the final piece, so I decided to branch out and create some more of these little scrabble pictures. To begin with I have just started with the phrase ‘I Love You’. Soon I will be adding more designs to the collection and hopefully someday, someone will like one enough to buy one. The pictures are handmade to order using original scrabble tiles sourced from various vintage stores. The message is  displayed inside your choice of black or white square box frame. (By the way – I LOVE box frames).

I’m also offering a personalised service as well, to make pieces with special messages on – like the one that started everything off. I’m really keen to know what other messages you might like to see – I already have a few in mind. Please peruse at leisure my online store, which for now is based at

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