Real reviews...


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Positive: Warmth and vibrant colours, bubbly personality, priceless collection of memories.

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Clare's unique style of photography immediately captivated us. We were drawn to her informal, candid approach, a refreshing departure from the overly staged and posed shots often seen in wedding photography. The warmth and vibrant colours her pictures exuded truly resonated with us. After our initial virtual meeting, we knew Clare was the perfect photographer for our special day. Her bubbly personality instantly put us at ease, and we loved her relaxed yet professional approach. Beyond her talent behind the lens, Clare's vast knowledge of the wedding industry proved invaluable. She offered sage advice and support whenever-needed, helping us navigate the intricacies of planning our big day. We particularly appreciated the pre-wedding portrait session, which allowed us to experience Clare's working style first-hand and develop a comfortable rapport before the main event. From start to finish, Clare made the entire experience thoroughly enjoyable. Her ability to capture the genuine emotions and candid moments of our wedding day left us with a priceless collection of memories. We hope to have the opportunity to work with Clare again in the future, as her exceptional skills and warm demeanour made her an absolute joy to collaborate with.

Mr & Mrs Grassing 


Positive: Comfortable, incredible, timed it perfectly

Earlier this year, at the end of March, Clare was our photographer for our wedding. Prior to this day we also did a wedding pre-shoot that allowed us to get to know each other and become comfortable.
Words cannot describe how elated we are with our wedding photos. We loved Clare's style the instant we first found her site, but she has gone above and beyond what we hoped for. She has captured so many special moments in the day, her creativity is second to none. For example, on the morning of the wedding when we had gathered small keepsakes that were important to us, she made every effort to create elegant displays. Furthermore, despite the March weather, Clare suggested we head down to Crummock Water to capture some shots, these look incredible and are some of our favourite from the day. In the evening, Clare again captured some beautiful shots of the two of us as the sun was setting, she built such a wonderful composition and timed it perfectly.
Throughout the whole process, Clare's communications were spot on, she was so reliable. We are so delighted that we chose Clare and would recommend her to anyone that wants a creative and beautiful wedding album to treasure.

Mr & Mrs Gerrard

Said 'I do' at New House Farm, 23rd March 2024

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Positive: Sheer Talent, She's hilarious, laid back and down to earth

Clare was our photographer for our November 2023 wedding, I wish I had the words to describe what having her be a part of our wedding was like for us. Her sheer talent aside, she's an absolute breath of fresh air. My husband and I are very awkward when it comes to showing our love for one another and being 'lovey dovey', but clare still managed to capture our love perfectly. She's hilarious, laid back, down to earth, and now feels like a friend to us.
I also had a bridal boudoir shoot which I gave to my husband on our wedding morning, this was something I really wasn't looking forward to as I hate being infant of the camera, but I actually had such a good day and clare made me feel so at ease, and so beautiful!
I honestly think if you don't have clare as your wedding photographer, you're missing out.

Beth x


Positive: Cosy warm, captured beautifully, nothing is too much trouble


Clare absolutely, well and truly understood the assignment when it came to our autumn elopement this October. 🍂🧡🌲
The cosy warm colours were captured beautifully, I can't stop looking at the photos!
Clare herself is just so lovely, nothing is too much trouble and she made us feel completely relaxed.
I was amazed we received our highlights gallery the same day. You can tell this is Clare's love and passion, it shows on every photo taken
If you are considering Clare to be your photographer DO IT!! You will not be disappointed!!

Thank you Clare 🧡

Jonathan Nolan

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Positive: Stunning photos, early previews, made us relaxed

We were recommended Clare by our florist Andrea from the Flower House and we were lucky enough to have Clare be able to take our photos...with only a six month timescale. We had lovely zoom chats before the day and a brilliant time at Tarn Hows on the coldest day of the year for pre wedding photos...which were stunning.

Photos on the day were unbelievable...Clare was part of our day and captured the best photos ever. The evening ones with the setting sun and the bluebells are incredible. Clare also sent us very early proofs the day after our wedding before her very early 5.00 am start for another wedding. A true professional and at the pre wedding and on the day she had us relaxed and laughing and gave us lasting memories from our day...and a keepsake pack! Thank you Clare for all your fabulous work.

Mr and Mrs Mounsey


Positive: Energetic, her work is stunning, above and beyond

The BEST photographer around!!!
Clare came and took photos of our wedding on Saturday 13th May 2023 and I can not say one bad word about her, she's fun, energetic, great banter and just amazing! Not only has she done our wedding and pre wedding photo shoot, she has also taken picture of both our boys when the were born, she even came on Christmas eve to do one of them! She Always goes above and beyond for us and her work is stunning! Not only is she our photographer but she's also one of our friends, we love her and so do the boys ❤️
Couldn't recommend anyone better!

All our love
Mr & Mrs H ♥️ xxx

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Positive: Amazing through our wedding journey


Clare we don't even know how to begin to say THANK YOU for being so amazing through our wedding journey. You loved and ran with all my mental ideas and vice versa...dream team? I think so! You were brilliant from the get go checking in on plans and ideas and helping me with everything from supplier dramas to those teeny tiny details!

You were amazing with our children both at our pre wedding shoot and on the big day, they adored you and can't wait to see you again and for that we can't thank you enough. I'm not sure we will ever be able to settle on a favourite image because they are all just incredible.

I never thought in a million years i'd be stile climbing in my wedding dress but i'm so glad you gave us that direction, the images are just perfection. You and James were just the best we couldn't have asked for a more down to earth duo to join us for the day!

P.S Thank you for literally matching our colour scheme down to your attire on the day, you are just awesome!

Mr and Mrs Gribbin

Said 'I do' 28th May 2023
High Haulme Glamping



Positive: Fit in perfectly, wasn't scared, comfortable
Anyone who knows myself and Sam, know we are not one for taking pictures. It’s our worse nightmare. Which made us feel excited for the wedding pictures.

So when it came to our pre wedding photoshoot, we felt uncomfortable and awkward. Within a few minutes at high dam we were made so comfortable by Clare!

Totally within our comfort zone!! On the wedding day, you wouldn’t of even known Clare was there. She fit in perfectly and certainly wasn’t in your face!

Which resulted in the most perfect natural wedding pictures.

Not only was she our photographer; she wasn’t scared to get dug in the morning if the wedding and help me (bride) to get ready.

Thank you so much Clare xx

MR & Mrs Kilburn Shaw

Said ‘I do’ 24th June 2023

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Positive: Incredible, everyone loves you

Clare - where do we start? From our initial call we were so excited to work with you; your easygoing, honest, fun and creative style matched our wedding vision! We were blown away with our engagement photo shoot and our wedding highlights are phenomenal - we can’t wait to see the full gallery!

Your bright and bubbly personality made the wedding morning that little bit more magical; you fit in with our friendship group and we’re right in on the banter, you made everyone feel so comfortable!

Every one of our guests have commented on how likeable you were, how you made everyone feel at ease and, it goes without saying, but how striking and breathtaking the wedding previews are. We’re already trying to think of another event we can book you for as we loved you! Thank you for being you Clare, i’m so glad we found you. The McGlennons xx

Mr and Mrs McGlennon 

Said 'I do' 22nd July 2023
Irton Hall



Positive: 110% recommend, both at ease, fit in seamlessly

Clare was our photographer for our wedding on the 15th April 2023.
We are two people that definately shy away from being in front of a camera, but after a few minutes with Clare at our pre wedding shoot, She put us both completely at ease and we got some beautiful pictures of us and our 3 children. We knew at this point our wedding was going to be a blast, and we were absolutely right!
Clare fit in seamlessly, which resulted in the most perfect wedding pictures. They are better than I could have ever imagined I would 110% recommend to anyone to book Clare for your wedding,
I promise you will have the most fun!!

Thank you Clare xx

Said 'I do' 15th April 2023

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Positive: Amazing, Absolutely Beautiful

We recently had an elopement wedding at Cote How, and Clare was our photographer. Clare, you were amazing! The photos captured were absolutely beautiful, better than anything I could’ve hoped for and it was like having a friend with us on our special day. If you’re still deciding on your wedding photographer, CHOOSE CLARE!! You won’t regret it.

Said 'I do' 3rd May 2023
Cote How



Positive: down to earth lass, astounding photography skills, we had a blast!

Clare is amazing!

Genuine, down to earth lass! With astounding photography skills.

From our first video call, to us changing our plans, she was very understanding and helpful.

Thank you for being our witness, we had a blast!

You put us at ease and captured some beautiful pictures/moments/memories for us to keep.

We love them they encapsulate us perfectly!

Honestly can’t thank you enough!

We’re looking forward to more photo fun with you next year. (2023)

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Positive: Energetic, goes above and beyond

The BEST photographer around!!! Clare came and took photos of our wedding on Saturday 13th May 2023 and I can not say one bad word about her, she's fun, energetic, great banter and just amazing! Not only has she done our wedding and pre wedding photo shoot, she has also taken picture of both our boys when the were born, she even came on Christmas eve to do one of them! She Always goes above and beyond for us and her work is stunning! Not only is she our photographer but she's also one of our friends, we love her and so do the boys Couldn't recommend anyone better! 100000/10 All our love

Mr & Mrs Hadwin

Said 'I do' - 13th May 2023 - Irton Hall


Positive: beautiful memories, brilliant with young children.

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We first met Clare for a woodland shoot about 2 months before our wedding and she was fantastic, approachable and listened and delivered. She made me come out of my shell and made it comfortable and fun also being brilliant with our 2 young children.

The day of our wedding she was brilliant at getting everyone where they needed to be for the photos and covered all aspects of our day leaving us with beautiful memories. The amount of people who have commented on our photos has been insane and it’s all down to Clare.

Thanks Clare, for anyone looking for a fantastic photographer, then Clare is the right one ❤️

Said 'I Do' 28th December 2022 - Auchen Castle

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Positive: hilariously whitty, unbelievable photography skills

As soon as we saw Clare’s work online - we knew she was the person to capture our wedding. She’s obviously extremely talented but watching her Instagram stories and seeing how relaxing and down to earth she is and after chatting with her, her character only cemented our confident that she was the one.

We had an intimate relaxed wedding and she fit right in. Personally I can get quite shy and reserved in front of new people and cameras but I felt unbelievably confident in front of Clare. So much so that I was a bundle of energy and she captured both our personality, relationship dynamic and love perfectly.

She encouraged us to be natural in front of the camera and directed us to engage with each other so that she could capture some beautiful moments.

Super easy to chat and get along with, hilariously witty and just an all round good egg with unbelievable photography skills. We cannot recommend her enough. Five starts from us.

Mr & Mrs Fitzharris-Howarth

Said 'I do' - 6th December 2022 - Cote How


Positive: beautiful dynamic memories, make you howl with laughter
Clare captured our wedding at Lakeside Hotel & Spa back in August 2022 and I don’t think we could have picked a better photographer!

We have received the most beautiful, fun, dynamic memories of our day with Clare making us feel completely at ease allowing us to be open to her creative suggestions.

If you want someone who will get involved in your day and make you howl with laughter from start to finish then Clare is the photographer for you!

Can’t wait to get the dress on again for our “wreck the dress” shoot!

Love Mr & Mrs McCormack

Said 'I do' - 27th August 2022 - The Lakeside Hotel

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Positive: Absolutely incredible, completely natural, amazing photos

Clare was absolutely incredible!!! From the moment we first spoke on the phone, we knew we’d found the right photographer for us. She put us at ease instantly and was onboard with all the ideas we had (including asking her to get in a boat) and she also gave us her ideas too (bride tossing had to be a highlight).


The photos are blooming awesome and completely natural, so many of guests hadn’t realised that Clare wasn’t a guest herself.


We will be forever grateful for her helping to make our day as fantastic as it was and giving us the most amazing photos we will cherish 💕💕💕💕


Mr & Mrs Gooch

Said 'I do' - 23rd July 2023 - Town Head Estate


Positive: Outstanding pictures
Clare photographed our wedding last weekend, we couldn't have asked for a better photographer, she was willing to do the photos that we had asked for and ones which she had never tried before to get some outstanding pictures as the end result.
If your wanting a photographer who doesn't just do normal shots Clare is the person for you. Would highly recommend her and everyone who has seen the photos have said how amazing they are.
Wish we had another occasion to hire Clare to take some more photos! Thank you so much! Can't wait to see the finished gallery.

Love Mr & Mrs Richardson ❤️

Said 'I do' - 8th October 2022 - Inn on the Lake

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Positive: Beautiful Photos

Clare came to cover our wedding for us at very short notice and produced some beautiful photos. My wife and I could not be happier! Such a reasonable price for all you get and the keepsake box is fantastic!

All in all we would highly recommend Clare as she is such a friendly person and a brilliant photographer 🙂

Mr and Mrs McColm

Said 'I do' - 6th June 2022 - Briery Wood Hotel


Positive: 100%

If you want a photographer who sits back and doesn’t get fully involved, then Clare is not your lady- but if you want amazing photographs and someone who is open and honest and gets in on all the action, Clare is 100% for you.

We can’t thank Clare enough for the most amazing photographs she took of our special day. It captured our fabulous day perfectly. Her work is incredible and her eye for detail is second to none.

Thank you so so much Clare!

Mr & Mrs Walbank 

Said 'I do' - 30th July 2022 - Holker Hall and Gardens

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Stunning Photos!

It was an absolute pleasure to have Clare there, the photos look gorgeous and we had so much fun during the photoshoot sessions.

It was also amazing the pictures she took when we didn't even notice, everything was captured!

We've enjoyed looking back at them, it expresses all the joy of the weekend all over again, thank you x

Mr & Mrs Sharpe


Positive: Incredible experience

Clare what can I say about Clare …

Ahh it’s almost impossible to sum up such an experience in words, she was incredible everything we could have hoped for and more. From climbing fallen trees to dancing in the road her whole vibe was just awesome and relaxed us no end.

I was worried about forced smiling and my natural awkward state but she had us laughing and joking, instantly at ease. Such an amazing part of our day and a welcome guest too. One decision we couldn’t have made better was entrusting you to capture such an important day. Thank you for everything!

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone we get so consumed with our faults and perceived flaws, but all I can see in the preview we’ve seen so far is pure love, happiness.

You have such an incredible eye that can’t be replicated such an amazing talent. Thank you, thank you a millions times thank you!!!


The new Mr & Mrs Merity 

Said 'I do' - 24th March 2022 - Broadoaks Country House

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Positive:  Professionalism,  Quality, Value

Clare is absolutely amazing - she captured every moment of our wedding! Clare really listened to what we liked and wanted and managed to produce the most perfect of pictures. Clare was so happy and energetic throughout the day and managed to round up and organise everyone for group shots whilst making everyone laugh and smile and feel at ease. Clare’s attention to detail is unreal and the outcome of the pictures are just phenomenal. We honestly can’t recommend Clare enough she truly is amazing ❤️

Holly Younge



Positive:  Professionalism,  Quality,  Responsiveness,  Value

Clare made our special day perfect, from my very first contact with her until we received our pictures. Her style, character and professionalism is first class. We have an elopement wedding so obviously the pictures had to capture the whole day, as we had nobody else to spot little moments that you don’t see, and she absolutely nailed it. The only downfall is we cannot pick a favourite moment from the album.

Vanessa Dunstan



Positive:  Professionalism,  Quality,  Responsiveness,  Value

Clare is an absolute joy to work with. From our initial consultations, pre-shoot, wedding day and right through to her follow up - we cannot fault her in any way at all. Her passion, drive and creativity knows no bounds - pushing my husband and I to achieve some wonderful photographs which we will treasure forever. We've had so many glowing compliments on Clare's work, we are beyond delighted with the standard of the images. If you want a kind, fun and happy photographer who will blend seamlessly into your day as though she is one of your old friends - please book Clare. Guarantee you won't be disappointed!

Claire Patel

Laura Cassidy

24 October 2018

We have just finished looking through our wedding pictures!! Clare captured the day perfectly. Clare really goes the extra mile to make the day extra special and this shows in her pictures. We couldn’t recommend her enough. Thank you ❤️ Love Mrs & Mrs Cassidy Xxxx


Natalie Hadwin

11 September 2018

Clare photographed my wedding a few weeks ago and she was amazing. So professional but fun and silly at the same time. I would definitely recommend her for any occasion. Thanks again Clare!


Susan Sawrey

4 September 2018

We would like to thank Clare Gelderd for her professional and caring approach and the attention to detail she showed throughout the evening. We would most certainly recommend Clare to capture memories of any event. Her photography skills demonstrates her natural flare whether it is people, animals, still objects or landscapes.


Stephanie Hickey

25 July 2018

Incredibly talented and lovely photographer! Went above and beyond to get the perfect pictures. We couldn't possibly wish for more! An absolute pleasure to share our day with! Thankyou xXx


Emma Armstrong

25 July 2018

Wow what a truly talented young lady.. made us feel super relaxed fab with both kids 3.5year old and 5month old...enjoyed every second even though I'm not keen on my picture been taken. . it was like going to meet an old friend she made us feel that comfortable.. thank you so very much..keep up the amazing work xx


Anna Cooper

25 July 2018

I have just got my lovely photos today from my shoot last week with my boy, I have to say they look amazing I wanted to choose one to have on a canvas but I like them all I will never be able to choose just one lol.
Thank you for the lovely photos Clare it was a great afternoon.
If you are looking for a gift for a family member or friend at Christmas or birthdays then defiantly buy one of Clare's photos shoots. Xxxx


Leanne Kershaw

25 July 2018

Had some pics of my little ppl done a couple of weeks ago! Shoot was in the woods. Initially I was a bit stressed about the whole thing and when we got there my little ppl were tired and the littlest just wasn't happy! then it rained ... I thought it was going to be a disaster but Clare was brilliant...v patient, brilliant with the kids, my eldest absolutely loved it! The pics were brilliant and so pleased with them! :)


Stacey Hood

25 July 2018

Clare you have been absolutely amazing !! I can not wait to see all of our pictures the few we have already seen are simply magical. Nothing we asked for was too much you were even up on my windowsill hanging my dress for a picture i wanted, thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Mr&Mrs Hood xxxx


Adam Broad

25 July 2018

Dawn and I are very lucky.
We discovered a great photographer at a wedding fair at the wedding venue.
Now doing a little photography myself I know what I am looking at.
What I really liked about Clare Gelderd was the fact she didn't try to blind us with science or bull shit, she let her photographs do the talking.
She didn't just have a selection of her "best shots", but would let you look at what ever you like.
She's laid back, relaxed and fun to work with. Really can't wait to see a) more of our pre wedding shoot. & b) to see what mysteries she shoots on the day.


Rachel Bowers   5 STARS

20 August 2021

Positive:  Professionalism,  Quality

As a celebrant, I've seen Clare in action shooting wedding photography. She is down to earth, great at giving direction and bringing out your best side and she has boundless energy.

Best of all, she has an eye for a good photo, so you know you'll get great shots!