Family and children's portrait photographer covering Chester, North Wales and the North West. Friendly, informal and relaxed style. Maternity, newborn, children, families, teens, 'rock the frock'. Contemporary image processing using tints and textures for something a little out of the ordinary.

Serviced Areas

  • Chester, North Wales and the North West

Payment Options

  • Cash, BACS, PayPal

Contact Details

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  City Chester
  Postcode CH2 3PT
  Address West Street
  Phone Number 077 2928 2519

  • I would recommend this business
  • Personable, responsive, unique style, not cheesy

Claire was our wedding photographer in October 2018 and I'd recommend her to the moon and back! She was professional and personable from the off, responding swiftly to emails and giving us all the advice we needed. Plus, she managed to take some wonderful photos even in the face of terrible weather and a venue with limited artistic appeal! I'd also especially recommend you reach out to her if you hate the idea of having your photo taken and want a really down to earth experience - she made a pair of insecure introverts feel so comfortable throughout the whole process, and you can really tell in the final results. I continue to consider Claire a friend, and wouldn't hesitate to work with her on any photography project in the future. Thanks Claire!

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Unbelievable at what she does! Claire is so fun and lovely to be around and her images capture people and moments perfectly! So much life in her stunning images! All about the memories...can't recommend enough

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Absolutely stunning photography! Managing to capture the beautiful memories of a wonderful Wedding Day!

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I had no idea about wedding photography and Claire was a friend of the family so I though that she was a good place to start. After meeting and looking at her work, there was no question in my mind that she was the one for us! I'm still stunned 4 years on when I look at the images she captured of us, I struggle to find the words to describe how happy we are with them.
Since we got married Claire has photographed many of our friends and families weddings and with each one the pictures are unique, original and capture true love at its best.

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Just finished looking at our wedding album taken by Claire and we are absolutely thrilled! the images are stunning & really capture the magic & vibe of our special day. Claire is joy to work with if you are considering booking her for your big day DO IT! You won't be disappointed I promise! Thanks again Claire you have captured our special memories beautifully to last a lifetime

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What a fabulous photographer! I am a bridal make up artist and Claire has managed to make my brides and bridesmaid's look even more beautiful! Will recommend Claire to all my brides.

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  • I would recommend this business

We've had Claire take family portraits for us twice now. She has an amazing eye and a great talent as well as making everyone feel at ease. Having her photograph us is a pleasure and the results are wonderful. Thank you Claire

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Customer Testimonials

We got our photos from Claire last weekend and we were absolutely blown away by them. She captured our day perfectly and we can not recommend her enough.

We originally chose Claire having found her on Instagram having done another wedding at our venue. We loved her relaxed style and the fact that she focused more on capturing moments than staged photos.

We booked Claire 2 years in advance without meeting and only met 2 month before the wedding to run through things and she made the process so easy.

On the day of the wedding we had so much fun, Claire put us at ease and even offered advice along the way (look up when your about to cry!)

God knows how she does it but the majority of the time you don’t even realise she is there. When we went through our photos there were so many where we thought it was just us in that moment.

We cannot thank her enough


In arranging our wedding, our choice of photographer was always the most important thing to us outside of our vows as we knew the photographs would be the only tangible thing left to look back on in years to come. With this in mind, we actually arranged to meet Claire before we had even booked our wedding venue and knew immediately that she was 'The One', even though there were nearly two years left until our big day.

Boy we are so glad that we did! On the day itself, Claire was amazing – capturing the magic of the wedding with her unique Claire Penn eye for beauty and attention to detail and with such subtlety that we hadn't even realised that some of the most special moment had not escaped her shutter!

Put simply, words are not adequate to express how beautiful Claire’s work is. Nothing short of an artist, she captured the excitement, the emotion, the elation; the absolute essence of everything that made our wedding day the most wonderful day of our lives and we feel so lucky that we can still transcend the months that have passed and return at will to our most special day because of the magical Claire Penn.

Three words of advice to engaged couples = "book Claire Penn"


We love our photographs so so much! It took me back to our day looking through them all and just made us both feel so lucky and blessed to have such wonderful people in our life. So a big thank you to you for capturing so many amazing moments in such a beautiful way. You really are first class at what you do and a lovely person too. Thank you again for being part of our day and hopefully part of our future.


Absolutely beautiful photography from an amazing person, fantastic to work with and good fun to be around. Hoping to work with Claire again soon!

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First blog post in over a year. Deserves another share! Excited to be heading back to Villa di Ulignano this year https://t.co/4evzi5pxdg
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NEW BLOG POST CLAXON! This feels quite monumental for me which is more than a little ridiculous but anyway, before https://t.co/oKACX82qSO
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Absolutely chuffed to have not one but two images chosen for the Best Wedding Images of 2018! Featuring Charlotte https://t.co/15O59PxlzU
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Last wedding of 2018 and finishing in style at one of my favourites, Iscoyd Park Heres to an incredible day Abi & Andy! xx
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My diary is jam packed with amazing wedding adventures for the next two years - my diary for 2021 will close very soon but I am taking bookings for 2022 and beyond. Couples usually secure their date at least a year in advance and summer dates are, of course, always popular. I am unable to hold dates provisionally and bookings are taken on a first come, first served basis. Coverage the evening before the wedding for any gathering you may be planning with friends and family OR a couple shoot with the two of you.