Family and wedding photography in the Borough of Richmond

Beautiful,creative,heartfelt imagery for you to cherish forever


I am a multi award winning family and wedding photographer,based in South West London.

My photography is about capturing the moment, finding the extraordinary in every shot, working hard and aiming to please - all whilst having a thoroughly good time.

So, let me tell you a little bit about myself, my work and what I can offer you.

My main role is that of a mother.  I have two children, Ellie (13) and Johnny (5) - but years before Ellie came along, I trained in press photography  at Sheffield College (the exclusive NCTJ course, under Paul Delmar, if anyone's interested!)

From there  I worked for a couple of local newspapers and a national newspaper too.  I photographed a lot of famous faces and events(Rik Mayall,Tara Palmer Tomkinson,Shelley Long,and the funeral of Ronnie Kray,to name a few)and worked with some inspirational people. But I soon realised that I had to grow up, settle down and get a ‘proper’ job.

When Ellie was around two or three years old, I bought a new camera (my first digital slr), and found my feet again.  By the time Johnny was a toddler, I had started my photography business.

So, can you just imagine how thrilled I feel every day to be doing what I am doing now?

I absolutely love producing truly beautiful, emotive, timeless images for people.  I  feel honoured to be able to preserve such incredibly special memories.  But don't get me wrong - I don't take myself too seriously!  I will happily make a complete fool of myself to get a giggle from a grumpy toddler. I will lie in deer poo to get the best angle of a child running towards me.  And I have cried at more weddings I have worked at than I have at It's a Wonderful Life (and that's saying something!)

I am also a registered member of the Guild of photographers and The Society of Wedding and Portrait photographers.

If I sound like your kind of photographer, then please do get in touch.

I can't wait to meet you and turn those fleeting moments of joy into visual mementos that you can all treasure forever.



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Claire Ansell photography

The Alders, Hanworth, Feltham, TW13 6NY, United Kingdom