“Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film. Your bright eyes and easy smile is your museum.” 
― Ansel Adams


About Claire —


aka Wildwood

We can find beauty in the smallest things, a steaming cup of coffee on a cold morning, the first sign of spring or the golden light at sunset. As an artist and photographer I seek out beauty in all I do. My photography explores this concept on a wedding day and I look for real and honest moments, because I'm a real and honest person. I tell the story of the day as it happened and if that's in the sun, wind or rain with sandy feet, then so be it, because life is messy and beautiful all at once.


How I work

My aim is to photograph you and capture the joy, vulnerability and whirlwind day that is a wedding in the best and most fun way possible. I want you to relax, let your guard down and interact with each other how you would when no one is watching. I'm interested in those in between moments that make you, you.


Where I live

I live in a little old villa in Auckland, New Zealand and when I'm not shooting weddings during the summer months in Tauranga, Auckland or Waiheke Island, I spend my time traveling or shooting food, fashion and lifestyle commissions at


Read my reviews — 

Kelvin and I are sincerely grateful for the role you played in capturing our day so beautifully, we are absolutely thrilled with the photos and couldn’t be happier with them. You were an absolute delight to work with and we are so happy we followed our gut instinct and hired you to be our photographer. We won’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone we know looking for a photographer in the future that we know.
— Hannah & Kelvin - Old Forest School
The photos look so good thank you! Everyone was really impressed with you - especially Nick who was absolutely terrified of having his photo taken professionally.
— Kirby & Nick - Old Forest School
I absolutely love them! You did such a fantastic job and they are perfect for us to be able to reflect on the day we had. Thanks again for being our photographer and doing such a wonderful job.
— Ainsley & Adam - Kauri Bay Boomrock
These are amazing!! You captured the day beautifully!! Thanks again I love your work and am really happy I chose you to capture the day xx
— Sarah & Warrick - Private Farm, Waikete Valley


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