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Onorina Jomir  – November 2015 –  Paris Makeup & Hair Stylist

Claire is such an amazing photographer and incredibly friendly and kind. You will feel extremely comfortable working with her – she knows how to make you laugh and feel at ease! Her photographs are stunning, she is extremely professional in her delivery both on the day of the shoot and prior to/after, and she knows all the best locations in Paris to photograph you in! One of the best couples’ photographer in Paris hands down!

Nina Taru – September 2015 – Love Story Portraits in Paris

Awesome experience and awesome pics!! we never had a real photo-shoot together as a couple and Claire nailed it. So pleased with the results and the whole experience, I can’t keep from looking at the pictures! Claire is so fun and so professional, you rock Claire.Thank you thank you thank you!  Nina

Stacy Adamira – September 2015 – Wedding in Paris

You have a bright and bubbly energy that is infectious. Our wedding day was captured beautifully because of your talent. Thank you Claire

Crystal & Don – July 2015 – Vow Renewal with planners Fete in France

We absolutely love our photos from our vow renewal ceremony!!! My husband and I are far from natural in front of a camera. Claire’s delightful personality had us laughing and enjoying the whole experience almost immediately. She was able to capture wonderful spontaneous moments with our friends and family as well as getting the classic shots that every couple wants to have in the stunningly beautiful city of Paris. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I would highly recommend Claire for any of your photographic needs.

Virginia & John Orth – July 2015 – Elopement in Paris – With Planner Lesley at LKR events

We just wanted to take a moment to thank you so very much for everything. You are truly a great talent. Words can’t even begin to express how good your work is. You have an ability to catch your subjects at just the right moment to reveal them in their most relaxed and natural state. No shot ever looks staged or posed, the mark of a great photographer. More importantly is your personality. You’re professional, relaxed, friendly and so easy to work with. I think that’s your key to capturing great shots.
We saw the pics you sent and all we can say is WOW!!. Thank you for capturing our day in a way we are proud to show friends, family, and future generations.
All the Best, John and Virginia Orth

Lisa Whalen – June 2015 – Shine Your Light Portraits in Paris

Being a photographer myself I’m definitely quite selective when it comes to hiring another photographer to document myself and my family (especially since I am ever so AWKWARD when I actually have to get in front of a lens – yikes!) Even though Claire came highly recommended by another photographer friend of mine I was still feeling a bit hesitant and nervous about our shoot, but the moment Claire started working with us all my hesitation disappeared. I understood that she knew exactly what to look for in terms of posing, lighting and environment in order to get the best possible photographs and I was completely at ease during our session. (as was my husband, who’s also typically quite uncomfortable in front of a camera) In fact, our session turned out to be one of the highlights of an already incredible vacation, and the resulting images are nothing short of amazing! If you’re at all on the fence about taking the plunge hiring Claire I have only two words of advice – DO IT!!! Claire, you’re fabulous!

Olivia Alexandre – March 2015 – Personal Branding Photoshoot in Paris

I really enjoyed my shoot with Claire! She strikes the perfect balance between having fun, and efficiently getting the perfect shot! We did a “personal branding shoot,” and she quickly understood my objectives, and made suggestions based on her experience of shooting in Paris. The pictures turned out perfectly, as she was able to take some of my loosely sketched ideas and flesh them out/further develop them. She makes you both feel glamourous and comfortable in front of the camera. The pictures have both continuity and variety, and I look forward to using them!


Claire! I can not tell you how much I enjoyed the photo-shoot with you. You have such a wonderful energy and make what can be difficult for some us, a truly enjoyable moment. Your talents are simply FABULOUS! Every entrepreneur should have this done. Thank you for such a beautiful representation of me and my company! Thank you again for your time and beautiful creative spirit.

Dawn X

Rachel & Chris – June 2014 – With Wedding Planner – Lesley at LKR EVENTS

Even though neither of us spoke the language, had ever been to France, and were 5,000 miles from home, the wedding was perfect. This is primarily due to the expertise, passion, and talent of Claire Morris and Lesley Kirk-Renaud. Lesley took all of the pressure off of us on our special day. She took care of all of the details, coordinated the timeline, and facilitated the events of the day with professionalism and ease. Claire’s ability to give direction, enthusiasm for her craft, and immensely creative artistic vision made the experience transcendent. Her body of work speaks for itself, but what you can’t see in her work is how comfortable she makes you feel, how encouraging she is, and how indispensable her knowledge of Paris is. Claire and Lesley made our wedding, exciting, stress-free (as much as is possible), and unforgettable. Most importantly, our wedding was uniquely tailored to us, our needs, and our tastes. Not enough can be said about how important this is on your wedding day. We cannot recommend them highly enough. If you are getting married and need a photographer/wedding planner, look no further.


Julia Kay – December 2013

Oh my goodness!!!! I am soo happy! Thank you for posting them and thank you for the amazing photos. Absolutely stunning! I love every single one. You are truly gifted! Julia x


Rachel & Kieran – November 2013

Our photographer was Claire Morris Photography. Claire was phenomenal! I did a lot of searching online to find a photographer whose style matched up with our taste. I came up with a short list – but Claire was the only photographer we ended up meeting in person, because we both liked her and her work so much! On the day she and her assistant/second photographer Helen were tireless and good humored, and we both felt very at ease with them. They were also unobtrusive, and got lots of fantastic candid shots of our family and friends.


Alecia Caine  (Find Your Self in France) –  October 2013

Claire Morris took my photos in Paris and it was such a great experience. We had fun visiting my favorite spots in Paris and laughed while she captured the essence that I wanted to communicate with my photos for marketing purposes and as a wonderful souvenir. I highly recommend her for business photos and for beautiful portraits.


Lindsey Fitzgerald – October 2013

OMG! Claire, Will Fitzgerald and I absolutely love these, we have been laughing our heads off at some of them!
We would like to thank you again Claire, for being the most wonderful photographer we could have hoped for on our special day. You kept us both calm (and in line! ha) and all our guests were commenting on how amazing you were on the day and the night. We are also glad you enjoyed yourself too and we both loved getting to know you a bit more! (especially later on!) You understood our theme perfectly and knew exactly the type of photographs we were wanting, and we are thrilled with the outcome. We need another reason in the future to have you photograph us again!

Love Lindsey and Will x.


Lucy Victoria Fawcett – October 2013

Hey Claire, would just like to say thank you so much for your and Helen’s efforts on our Wedding Day, you were really great, full of enthusiasm and worked so hard! Cannot wait to see the pics eeekkkk! Xx


Petronela Eviakova Zainuddin – October 2013

Claire makes you feel beautiful and happy during the photo-shoot! You are relaxed and photos are just amazing.


Dawn Z Bournand – Business Portraits – October 2013

Claire makes being photographed fun, which is definitely not an easy job! Her passion for what she does and for making beautiful photographs for her clients shines through in every moment of “playing” with her! I highly recommend working with Claire the next time you need a fabulous photographer!!


Margot Nightingale – October 2013

She’s a wonderful photographer, quick when needs to be, but attentive and intuitive to detail. She will get that shot and leave you with the prize of lasting memories of your special day or business brand.


Geneviève Prono – October 2013

Claire is a great photographer! She has the talent of drawing out the best of you. I highly recommend her.


Andrew Fischer – October 2013

It was a pleasure to meet you and to watch masters at work, and if I may say, the end results speak for themselves, for not only have you captured a very special beautiful couple on their wedding day, but through your photos one can feel the love and admiration that they feel for one another. Our gratitude to you for bringing to life (especially for those that could not be there) a stunningly beautiful event. XX


Sophia Ahmed – September 2013

I received the photos, they were amazing! we loved them. You have done a fabulous job, thank you so much. Suhale and I can’t thank you enough for all your hard work. We will definitely recommend you in the future to all our friends, there are quite a few family weddings coming up next year! Your work is absolutely fantastic. Xx


Euro Start Entreprises –  (Business Portraits) September 2013

Big thank you to Claire for the session. A real pro who put the Euro Start Enterprises team at ease. Thanks so much for the great photos (and for giving us the opportunity to go up on the roof and see that wonderful view!)


Stephanie Harrison – August 2013

I love my wedding photos SO much I couldn’t of asked for any better! Claire you were amazing on our big day – the photos are so natural just what we wanted! couldn’t thank you enough – hope your loving Paris life! x


Emma Steadman – May 2013

Claire was amazing,made us feel so relaxed before an after.I pictures I loved the most were the pictures when guests wer not looking and captured all the emotion of the day. As our wedding was a 1940s themed wedding we wanted the black and white pictures as well as full colour and was blown away when we saw them they captured the whole day amazingly. I would recommend every one to use her to capture all your dreams coming true on the best day of your life.


Ambareen Tejani-Sharif – May 2013

Choosing Claire Morris Photography for our wedding was probably one of the best decisions me and Umar made! Being quite a camera shy couple the shots had the potential to be quite awkward but Claire and Agne made sure it was really relaxed and got some AMAZING shots! After the wedding, the feedback we got from our guests about Claire and Agne was impressive especially how well the rather large family group shots were handled!!!! We absolutely love our album and cant wait to put some of the photos up around our home! :) Thank you Claire and Agne for capturing our memories!!!


Ana & Luis – Portraits in Paris – May 2013

Me and my husband are still speechless with the amazing pictures Claire took of us in France… Those were the most lovely pictures we have since we got married (I dare to say since we started dating)! But most of all, we were amazed with the easy and natural way the photoshoot went… The time we spent with Clare taking the pictures in the streets of the beautiful Montmartre (Paris) was just a happy time, and we still have no exact words to thank Claire her kindness and quality of her work! Despite it is our first anniversary, we are sure that this was the best Wedding Anniversary Photography work we could ever ask for… We will certainly recommend Claire to our friends and for sure we will ask Claire to take pictures of other important moments of our marital life :) xx


Selina & Anthony – Portraits in Paris – February 2013

Portrait Photographs in Paris- Me and Anthony decided after a being a couple for 2 years and living in separate countries that I was to move to Paris, so we wanted to commemorate the day by booking a photographer for a few hours for some fun portrait shots. After seeing Claire’s natural documentary style in her portfolio we decided that she was the one. Claire did a great job and with her direction after a few minutes we felt confident, her ideas and direction were great she really knew what we wanted and put us straight at ease. The photos came out really beautiful, we are so pleased with the photos and the day, thanks Claire.


Pauline & Lee – Wedding – Hazlewood Castle, Leeds  – 21.07.12

We really are so happy with the photos and had a lovely giggle looking through them with the in-laws! I went home this weekend to see my family and we all spoke about the wedding and looked at the photos. We are so happy, and we know that you both worked so hard to get the best pictures for us, whilst respecting our time with family and friends.  When I look at the pictures in the church I actually feel like I am there, relieving it all over again.  The angles of the shots, and having two photographers to capture different aspects was really powerful. You both really felt very much part of the day, and even our guests were impressed with your presence, feeling that you were very respectful… I know Lee and the boys had such a laugh with you in the morning too – you must have been exhausted!


Linda Hoffman – Birthday Party, Hull  – 04.08.12

I’m a graphic designer living in the States but needed a professional photographer with a great eye to take photos of my son’s second birthday party with family in Hull. I was thrilled when I found Claire Morris Photography’s beautiful portfolio!

At the party, we loved working with Claire as she was very friendly and just naturally blended in with everyone like she was one of our friends!

When I received our photos, I was blown away. They were absolutely beautiful and exactly what I was looking for. The photographs brought tears to my eyes as Claire had captured so many precious moments of my son with our families whom we will not see for another two years.

Thank you so much, Claire, for your brilliant work!! I hope we’ll have another opportunity to work with you again!


Katie & James – Wedding – Museum Gardens, York  – 02.06.12

Dear Claire, We just wanted to say a fantastically large Thank You!! Again!! You and Agne were absolutely amazing on the day! You both had so much energy and enthusiasm. You made everyone feel so comfortable and relaxed and this shows on the pictures you took! Our wedding album is just wonderful; the photographs, layout and album are just perfect. We also had the best time on our Pre-Wedding Shoot and the pictures were fab! We knew right from the beginning that we had picked the perfect wedding photographer! We would definitely recommend you to everyone. Kind regards, Mr and Mrs Dickinson


Andy & Louise – Wedding – Temple Newsam, Leeds  – 21.04.12

Now with most of our wedding type suppliers I’m waiting ’til after the event to review them however, Claire has done our pre-shoot now and after seeing the results I’m confident she will not disappoint in anyway. For people like myself who usually hide behind the camera or just feel self conscious, Claire is great at getting you to relax and become comfortable with the whole thing which is vital for the wedding day.

We now have the album in hand, in fact we’ve had it a while but I’ve only just got round to writing this up. The results are amazing with photo’s that you will happily show for years to come. Claire was amazing, as was Agne the second photographer. They do a great job of getting great shots even from me and Louise who were both a bit nervous about the whole thing. The photo’s are fantastic and we have been proudly showing them off to everyone we meet, the album is also in your hands very quickly based on my friends who all had to wait much longer for their albums. We already plan to use Claire again to get some family shots you can’t go wrong booking her.


The Bedford Family – Studio Portraiture  – 16.12.11

Claire, thank you SO much for our wonderful family pictures. We had such a fun evening, you made us all feel really relaxed (especially with the Elvis music) and got us all to feel at ease in front of the camera. Right from the start you have kept us up to date with everything, and have answered any questions we’ve thrown your way. Without a doubt we will be recommending you to absolutely everyone, and will definitely be calling upon your services again in the future. Thank you so so much for capturing such beautiful pictures for us! love Jo, Cheryl, and John Bedford


Mai and Rob – Leeds Town Hall and The Mint Hotel, Leeds – 17.12.11

I was searching for a wedding photographer in Leeds and I saw Claire’s work on the website and I really love her photo’s style. So I emailed her for more information. She is very friendly and very helpful. Our wedding photographs are amazing! My mom kept saying that the photos are wonderful. I would definitely recommend Claire to anyone!


Rosie and Steve – The Angel Inn, Hetton – 23.10.11

Dear Claire, We would just like to thank you and your assistant for your energetic, professional and good humoured photographic service at our wedding ceremony and reception on Sunday. We look forward to seeing the resulting pictures, which we are confident, will be excellent. From the first meetings and advice, to the venue surveys and the wedding day itself we could not have wished for a more compatible service; delivered with a sense of fun and in accordance with our wishes.  

Our Guests all commented on how relaxed they felt during the photo sessions and we smile when we think of the walking shots near the field of the ‘horse that bolted’ (!)  We will always remember the part you played in the start of our marriage. Kind Regards, Rosie and Steve


Farah and Imran – 3 Date Asian Wedding – 15/17/19th September 2011

I came across Claire’s website whilst searching for wedding photographers online in the Leeds area. I emailed Claire about my Mehndi, wedding and registry dates and Claire was very quick to respond and happy to meet up to show her work. I found Claire to be very friendly, enthusiastic and happy to tailor a package suitable for my requirements. I also went through with Claire all the different customs in an Asian/ Muslim marriage, which she was aware of, having taken photos for other Asian weddings. At each of the functions Claire was great – mingling with the guests – getting formal group shots and casual photos of the bride and grooms, family and friends.  Claire made us feel very relaxed and tried to get the best pictures of all the different ‘rasams’ (traditions). We received a set of the photos in both black and white and colour a week after so that family members who were unable to attend could see all of the functions. I would definitely recommend Claire as she is reliable and the pictures we received are fantastic.Thanks Claire :-) 
Farah & Imran


Kristina and Bobby – The Gibbon Bridge Hotel – 13.08.11

WOW, Our wedding photographs are amazing. I’m so happy we chose you to photograph our big day. Claire and Gabrielle you are such amazing photographers, thank you for capturing such special moments. Kristina & Bobby


Charlotte- The bride – Beverley Minster Wedding 30.07.11

The service provided by Claire was fantastic. Prior to the wedding we had a pre-wedding shoot, Claire dedicated a whole afternoon for this and the result was lots of amazing photos. After seeing these we could not wait to se the wedding pictures and they did not disappoint.  The day was lovely and at no point did we feel that we where being dragged away from our guests for photos. Claire is really fun, creative and very professional and we both felt comfortable and at ease when she was taking photos.  When we got back from our honeymoon straight away the photos were ready for viewing. When we saw the pictures they brought a tear to my eye – they were amazing and so many people have commented on how great they are, some guests have commented that they are the best wedding pics they had ever seen! The whole service from booking Claire to collecting the photos has been perfect. We are absolutely delighted with all the photos; they capture the whole day perfectly. I would recommend Claire to anyone. Thanks Charlotte x


Vicky Herring – Mother of the bride – Beverley Minster Wedding 30.07.11

Thank you for capturing the day so beautifully Claire, it was a pleasure having you and Gabrielle on board. So many lovely pictures to choose from! xx


Emily Lynn – Musicians photos

The photos Claire produced from our promo shoot absolutely nailed my specifications for my website. It really was fun to work with Claire in the studio, she advised me on how to stand and since the shoot, we have been in touch for extra copies/files to add to my website. Heehee! Will probably bump into you sometime!! Emily


Carina Lowen – Sak’s Hair and Beauty fashion Shoot – Harrogate

Hi Claire. Got the pictures today :-) I cannot thank you enough, you have been amazing. Love everything on your website too! Thank you xxxxxxxxx


Holly and Mike’s wedding at Hipping Hall 28.05.11

Fantastic, artistic, flair. Within two weeks (!) of the wedding she provided us with a beautiful wedding album that captured the natural emotion of the day. The only problem is that guests are struggling to choose their favourite pictures to print because they are all amazing. Having Claire as our wedding photographer means we will never forget a second of our very special day! Thank you Claire xxx


Lesley Butcher – Harrogate 6th Form Prospectus

Just wanted to say huge thanks for all you’ve done for us here in the Sixth Form. Your professionalism and customer care is second to none and certainly when I’m in the market for some more photography I’ll be giving you a ring.


Lorna Muir – Musicians photos

I got in touch with Claire about taking some headshots for up and coming auditions!! She was brilliant!! She kept in close contact with me before the day, and guided me through the process!! I felt like I was in safe hands, especially on the day!! I don’t have a great knowledge of photography, but Claire was always on hand to give advice and ideas!! I was nervous but Claire was really friendly and made me feel comfortable. I would highly recommend her to anyone!!


Katie Crowden – Boudoir photos

What a fantastic time from start to finish!! I felt pampered from the moment I arrived, Claire and her staff were incredibly helpful. I especially liked the fact that they listened to what you wanted but also gave advice and options that work better! I felt I could trust her judgment as soon as I met her. I was so impressed with the shots taken, that girl has skills ! I will be recommending her company to my clients and I cant wait to get back in the studio with her to do some more! Thanks Claire x


Sian Chandler – Musician Portfolio

Claire was with me through this process, right from the start, 100%. She helped inspire me and offered me any support when I would feel like I was getting lost. On the day of the Shoot I was soo nervous, Claire helped me relax with in minutes of the first shoot. She directed me for each frame and told me exactly what to do to create the best shot, whilst continuously showing me the progress of each frame. Claire has a real passion and a great eye for photography, its almost like magic watching her work. X


Josie Warrington – Brand Ambassador/ Promo

I was slightly nervous at the start as I hadn’t had any professional photos taken before, Claire made me feel at ease and feel comfortable, she is very friendly yet professional and extremely creative she knew what works best and looks best on camera, I’m really pleased with the results, I’m sure ill be back soon for some more!


Ben and Fran’s wedding at The Pennine Manor Hotel – 21/08/10

Claire is our saviour!!!! After booking a photographer for our wedding we were let down at short notice. Luckily and looking back thank god, Claire could fit us in. Claire had previously taken pictures of our family, (which may I also add where fantastic, our house is covered with them) but we had already booked the other photographer. She was awesome and the pics look great! She advised us on certain things we could do which was very original and the end product was brilliant. Thanks Claire.


Natasha Jackson – Family Portrait

Awwww claire thank you so much 4 that picture its made my week, and all the pictures are fantastic everyone so pleased with them, Thanks again really happy, x


DJ Daniel Hills

Without a doubt the best. Don’t really need to say more.. creative, energetic, friendly and amazing at what she does..I don’t use anyone else but Claire Morris.


Tamarin Wilkinson – Model Shoot

Great shoot, great team…had so much fun on the day and I absolutely love the photos!! Thanks guys x


Laura Hampshire

Highly recommended. I searched high and low for a photographer to capture a lovely image of me and my brother for our parents wedding anniversary at a reasonable price. We came across Claire and she was amazing, she put us both at ease and got lots many amazing shots it was so difficult to choose “the one”. My parents were over the moon with the results and it made our Mum cry with joy!!! I can highly recommend Claire for all your photography needs she has a keen eye and is amazingly talented.


Steve Pickles – Promo Shoot

Loved the shoot with Claire, relaxed and creative with idea’s being thrown about resulting in a wide choice of good shots. Will defo be going back next time! atb , Steve x


Dave Crane – Dj/ Producer

I had no idea what to do for my photos, but Claire was full of them and during the day we went to loads of different locations and got so many shots that it took me ages to choose one! All of them were very professional and shot to the highest standard I have ever seen. I recommend Claire Morris to all my contacts as she always delivers on time, to a high standard and she also makes the day so much fun your always laughing!


Tori Lord – DJ Promo shoot

The thought of having my photo taken professionally scared me a bit. I didn’t know exactly how I would pose and to be honest felt daft at the thought of it. I had a shoot with Claire and she made me feel so comfortable and guided me in such a way that when seeing the finished photos I was left wanting to do some more!! She is so warm and friendly and makes you feel and look like a photogenic natural, and her ideas are astounding! so much so that I am due another shoot next month….Can’t Wait!!!


Mal Hainsworth – Portraits

After using Claire’s services to do some family portraits, I was so impressed that I had some business portrait work done. Claire is enthusiastic, very creative and extremely personable and produces some great work. Brilliant!


Gav Secret Circuits –  Music Shots

Claire Morris is without doubt one of the most talented individuals around. The city of Leeds is fortunate to have such a top-class photographer within its borders. Always professional, helpful and a great laugh. This girl knows what she’s doing and ever since the first time I met her I vowed I’d never use anyone else for my photographic needs ever again. I cannot recommend her highly enough.