Claire has a very special talent for capturing emotion, love and life in its raw and pure form. So far Claire has done 3 photoshoots of my toddler (not such an easy task) and myself. Her knowledge shines through every time! It was always such a pleasure to have Claire on the other end of the lens! Because of Claire's respectful, patent and fun approach, my daughter responded well to Claire and we have ended up with 3 amazing shoots we will treasure forever. I will continue to use Claire to capture our families special moments! Thank you Claire!


The best laid back, friendly, but still incredibly professional and goes the extra mile to capture the most special moments. Can not recommend highly enough. The most beautiful photos which bring back memories of the most special day

~Hayley & Sam~

Loved working with Claire on our special day! She made it feel so easy and the pictures are amazing! Would recommend her to anyone! Thank you so much!

~Laura & Nathan Ryder~

So easy and fun to work with. She made us feel so comfortable, we didn't even know she was there half the time. The photos came quickly and look amazing! We'll definitely be using Claire in the future. Thank you so much for capturing our beautiful day!

~ V&B (Vinay & Brooke Lal)~

Special moments today with my family & friends. Claire was fantastic & getting my wee daughters involved too. Can't Thank you enough for flying to Christchurch to share your time with me. Thank You

~Amanda Lewis~

So impressed with photos from Claire Dewson Photography of our food, beverages and atmosphere @ The Vic Brewbar. Amazing quality, with a modern, unique twist on each photo. Quick and efficient turn around, absolute pleasure to work with!

~Thanks - From the team @ The Vic Brewbar~

We first saw Claire at a friend’s wedding; when we saw their photos we really loved them!
After this we were lucky enough to win an engagement photo shoot with Claire (before we even got engaged!) so as soon as Matt popped the question, I booked Claire in. It’s quite common for people not to like getting their photos taken and we were no exception but then after our engagement photos, we were convinced. Claire made us feel relaxed and she was so easy to get along with that we needed to have her as our wedding photographer. Claire went the extra mile, hunting out spots for our photos, meeting with us and talking about what we wanted, even getting Matt involved and watching the rugby with him while she planned with me!   On the day, Claire was great fun, she got on well with all of our family and friends, she flitted around in the background while we were getting ready, you could hardly tell she was there. You spend a lot of time with your wedding photographer, so I think it is important that you find someone you get along with. She made us feel relaxed, we had so much fun and it wasn’t a stress at all. She was able to fit in all locations even though timing was tight and made us feel respected while doing it. I could not believe how fast she got our photos to us! It was a special moment looking at them together with her and re-living our day. Our photos came beautifully presented, and it was so nice to get some prints to have straight away! 

I cannot recommend Claire enough! If you are looking for a photographer that likes to have fun, makes you feel relaxed but is professional and has an eye for detail, then Claire is for you! 

~Laura & Matt Berry~