I am Clare Woolford and I live in Wanborough but am originally from South Wales. Coming from a mining family I have a strong sense of community - I am friendly and loyal and like to take care of those around me.

Family and friends are the most important thing in my world and that is why I photograph people and their pets not taps and widgets. My photographs are about love and relationships, they are happy memories frozen in time and saved forever.

Here are a few random facts about me......

  • I am a bubbly girl who is over weight and under tall! Despite this I ran The Nos Galon, a 5km night race on New Year's Eve 2013 - in memory of my father & grandmother who both died of cancer just after my wedding. I use the word "ran" loosely. I managed to complete the course in 45 mins and came last but one!
    I am an optimist, hence me entering the race.
  • My favourite colour is purple. This is good because I was purple after the race and possibly during - it was too dark to tell.
  • Chocolate or Crisps? Really - you expect me to eat only one? Slimming World is helping me get back to a sensible weight as I really love both. So far I have lost over 3 stones and rediscovered my feet!
  • A woman once gave birth onto my lap in the backseat of a Vauxhall Nova.
  • I am calm in a crisis and good at first aid - ask the lady in the Nova.
  • I have a great sense of humour, feel free to laugh at me - I do so all the time.

 

Usually clients share their happiest times with me and treasure their photographs for years but sometimes this isn't to be. I am delighted to be part of the Wedding Wishing Well network which organises and funds weddings for the terminally ill. Not everyone can live happily every after but this wonderful organisation helps people to have a wedding and the photographs are a great comfort for those left behind.


I am also very proud to be a volunteer for the charity Remember my Baby. There can be few things more heartbreaking than the loss of a child and being able to provide some comfort for grieving parents is both humbling and an honour.

 

 

Photograph taken by my great friend and colleague Clive Hall (and yes I hated being in front of the camera so I understand exactly how you feel!)