Swapping places !

Just before christmas I got to swap places and be the client, I have to say I was very nervous! I love taking pictures of people, but have never been that comfortable with having my picture taken.  So when my friend Jo, set up her business specialising in woman's portraiture I thought that it might be fun to  book in for a shoot.  

I arrived at my session not knowing what to expect, but Jo and Rae the hair and make up artist made me feel very relaxed and almost excited !

Once Rae had finished making me look about 15 years younger, Jo then took me through a serious of poses and changes of clothes. It was really good fun and I soon felt incredibly comfortable with being on the other side of the camera.

The next day Jo posted a little peek at my shoot on Face book and I actually looked at the images thinking "thats nice" and then realised it was me ! 

The girls had done a fantastic job, and I was thrilled with the results.

Jo has kindly put a half price offer together for my friends, so that you can go and treat yourselves, or leave some little hints for your partner to treat you !

 I seriously believe that every woman should have the opportunity to have some fantastic professional images of them selves feeling confident and beautiful.    

So what are you waiting for ?

Claire x


Sara and Nick

Last Friday I photographed the very cool laid back wedding of Sara and Nick.

The day was filled with a vintage Kombi, champagne, beautiful dresses, family, more champagne and lots and lots of laughter !

Sara looked stunning in a dress that a designer friend had made for her, the ceremony and reception was held at Light space in Fortitude Valley and looked magical with candles and flowers everywhere you looked. 

So  no more talk from me, lets look at some images !

Claire x

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Baby Anna

Things have been busy since my very first blog post, kids are back at school and Jenna is embarking on her last few weeks of year 12, but I wanted to share with you some of the shots from my first birth, again I missed the actual birth by about four minutes. After a mad dash to the hospital in the early hours of the morning, I arrived in the birthing suite just after she had been born! Lauren and her husband Jan, were looking so relaxed and after being introduced to the gorgeous baby Anna, I quickly started to take some photos.  

I found the whole experience fascinating. I had been present, many years ago at the grand old age of twenty, when one of my best friends had given birth to her first baby, and of course I was there ( sort of ! ) when I had my own children, but to not be emotionally connected, was entirely a different experience and I noticed things that I hadn't seen in my previous experiences at a birth.      

I hope that I captured those first few precious minutes of Lauren and Jan meeting their new baby, and the joy, excitement  and love that new parents feel for this new little person in their life. Lauren and Jan made it very easy for me to get some great shots, also the midwives who had delivered  Anna were fantastic and not worried at all by me creeping around with my camera !  

So I hope that this is the first of many birth stories for me, and that you enjoy these shots as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Claire x



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'Official' launch of Claire Pitcher Photography!

A couple of nights ago, I photographed my first birth, well, I missed the actual birth by about four minutes, but got to share those first precious moments of meeting a new baby. So, on the back of this, I felt it was fitting that today I completed my website, ready to 'officially' launch!  

This has been a huge learning curve for me, and I have had lots of help from some little stars. Thanks Adam, Jo, Nev, Mark and Madonna for being very patient, and answering all my questions, with a smile !  

I wanted to mark this momentous occasion ( well it is for me ! )  by doing something to celebrate. Unfortunately I don't have access to a ship and a bottle of champagne , so instead am offering Two specials for my lovely clients instead. 

Family portrait special - $150.00

One hour family portrait shoot for up to six people, at a location within Brisbane, one 10"x 8" print, two 5"x 7" prints, up to 30 edited images on a disc, and a free sticky album for your smart phone/device.  Valid for bookings made up to June 2014. 

Wedding special 

10% off any wedding package, for weddings held by 31st December 2014 and booked before 31st March 2014. The wedding venue must be within 150 kms from Brisbane. For weddings further afield, please call  to chat.


So, as my journey begins, I would like again to say thanks to everyone who has helped and encouraged me, offered advice and let me practise on them. 

I am very excited about what the future will bring. 

Much Love,  

Claire x

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