Beautiful wedding, portrait and family photography by Unique Image Photography
Hello and thank you for stopping by my website!
I'm Claire, the photographer behind Unique Image Photography.
I am a full-time professional wedding, portrait and family photographer based in Bromley, Kent.
I photograph weddings. I photograph baby bumps, i.e pregnant mummies-to-be. I photograph newborns. I photograph babies. I photograph children. I photograph families. I photograph dogs.
There isn't a lot that I don't photograph. I love my job! Sounds cheesy but I really do and I'm lucky enough that I've been doing what I do for nearly 20 years and it just gets better!
I love the variety of it and meeting different people!
So first a little bit about me.
I have a studio in Bromley at the bottom of my garden.
I'm X years 'old', married and have two young children who I adore! As a mummy I know how delightful and important it is to capture our children's precious moments. When people say that it all goes by so quickly, it really does!
I love the following things..
Costa's Hot Chocolate with marshmallows and cream with sprinkles.
Hearing babies and children laughing.
Loud music in my car - drowns out my singing!
So before we start your photo session, I get to know a bit about your first. I love to play with children before we start your session so to enable me to get the best from them for your photographs. Shy children, like my daughter, sometimes just need a bit of time to get to know me and feel comfortable so I'll just talk and play with them first before we start the session.
I cover Beckenham, Chislehurst, Orpington and the surrounding areas in Bromley, South East London, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Essex. I also travel further afield and take on a limited number of international and destination weddings each year so if your having a wedding abroad or are planning a small intimate wedding, get in touch I'd love to hear from you.
I pride myself on my quality of service and personal touch. You deal directly with me from your first enquiry right through to receiving your photographs.
Natural, candid and relaxed
My style is natural, candid photographs throughout your wedding day or photo-shoot. I am creative and relaxed while working and will put you and your family or guests at ease, no matter what the situation – I can handle over-excited children or wedding guests who don’t want to participate!
I use great light and locations to produce natural looking yet directed images - whether they're photographs of you, your family, your wedding guests or whole wedding party. Sometimes, reality needs a little nudge to make it a great photograph!
Unique Image clients always rave about my images, but don’t take my word for it, read what my happy customers say on my 'testimonials' page.
Passionate about photography
I live and breathe photography and my passion shines through in the way I work and the images I take. I feel very privileged to capture such special moments as a father seeing his daughter as a bride; the groom seeing his bride walk towards him; a mummy-to-be rubbing her baby bump or the tender little kisses she gives her newborn.
The loving looks between father and child, the cute shyness of a toddler, the quirky sayings of young children or the grandparents rocking the dance-floor at a wedding all make me smile and make my job worthwhile.
Your wedding day is about you and is a day you’ll want to remember for the rest of your life. Photography plays a huge role in your wedding – or at least it should do. All those months of preparation, yet the beautiful day itself will be over in a flash. How will you remember all the details?
Over time your memories may fade but good quality photography won’t. Investing in a qualified, professional wedding photographer to capture the precious moments of your special day is crucial, so that the memory of it stays alive and can be shared with your family, friends and future children.
I take a step back and can be very unobtrusive which is exactly what I think photography should be. Your wedding day is about you. I will let the day unfold and capture it - not dictate it.
I love romantic, fun, relaxed weddings. I capture all the fun, emotion and details of the day as well as taking you two off for some couple shots. I prefer to keep things as natural as possible but sometimes reality needs a little nudge to get that perfect shot. I am more than happy to capture a few group shots, after all it is usually one of the only occasions where families get together. When it comes to the group photographs, I gather the necessary people together and gently direct them. I'm not bossy but I get the job done and quickly. There is nothing worse that hanging around for ages being bossed around! I'm pleased to say that I'm NOT that person.
As a wedding photographer I prefer a more natural style of photography, one that tells a story and one that is a true representation of your day so that when you look back at your images it brings all those amazing memories flooding back to you as if it were yesterday.
Over the years I have been known to...iron a wedding dress, fix suspenders, dress little bridemaids, change nappies, get the groom showered (yes really although NOT literally), remake all the bridal bouquets when the spray paint came off onto the bridesmaids dress, drive bridesmaids to the church and also ferry guests to the reception.
If you are looking for a photographer and want your day captured in a beautiful, honest way please get in touch via the 'contact' page, I would love to meet you and hear about your plans!
Newborn and Family Photography
When photographing newborn babies, children and families I provide a relaxed, bespoke and individual experience - very different from a high street studio.
For the best, natural photographs of babies and children, it’s better to photograph them in their own environment. Baby, and therefore you, will be much more relaxed.
I'm very much baby-led and will never rush you or your baby.
If you come to my studio, I want you to feel comfortable and so I have most things you would need - and a coffee machine!
My studio is warm and welcoming and you will not be rushed, we go at baby's pace.
To find out more about Unique Image’s newborn, baby and family photography, see my Services page.