North West Regional Finalist in 2016 & 2017 the Wedding Industry Awards
Cheshire Based Wedding Photographer, Claire Basiuk;
Covering the UK & Destination Weddings.
North West Regional Finalist of the 2016 Wedding Industry Awards
2016 Spring/Summer National Instore Campaign Real Wedding for The Beaverbrooks Jewellers
A Little Bit About Me
My love for photography stems from my fathers passion for it, growing up my sister and I were fortunate to have a dad who loved capturing those candid moments and memories to look back on fondly. We have so many photographs capturing Christmas', family holidays and just general day to day life, this has helped me understand the importance of photography.
I continued my love of photography and studied it at university, receiving a Bachelor of Arts with honours degree. After graduating I began work as a freelance photographer, working for a variety of diverse clients from musical artists to models and magazine. However my true love is capturing those candid, natural, special moments; from Wedding days to new born shoots and everyday family life.
“Exist in Photos, long after the dancefloor is emptied, after the flowers have dried. Long after the cake has been eaten and the drinks have been drunk, your photos remind you of the memories from the day. To look back with fondness and reminisce in old age. For children to keep fondly and ancestors to then store to show how you celebrated, what you wore and the decor.”
Claire Basiuk Photography Ethos
I adore being a documentary it feels very natural for me to capture those moments that a couple have spent so long planning and ensuring those memories are caught.
Since becoming a full time photographer I have had the pleasure of being featured in a number of nationwide magazines including Company Magazine, Bride Magazine and Digital Photographer.
I have been a Regional Finalist in 2016 & 2017 for Best Wedding Photographer in the North West, with my photographs regularly appearing in inspirational Wedding Blogs including, Brides Up North, Boho Brides, Marry me Ink, The Wedding Community.
This year one of my weddings has been used as a Nationwide Campaign for Beaverbrooks The Jewellers.
I am fortunate to be able to travel not only across the UK but also get to capture Destination weddings, constantly visiting new and wonderful venues and places that mean so much to the couples I photograph.
Each wedding has it's own uniqueness which stays true to the couple's personalities I aim to capture the details that makes their special day theirs.
My approach isn't to simply capture the day as it passes, I love to get to know my couples and their guests; and hopefully give an honest reminder of your wedding day.
"Claire is an incredible photographer, I can't recommend her highly enough. During my big day she was on hand to capture all the little moments as well as the big ones and chatted with family, friends and guests as if she'd known them for years putting everyone at ease. She has remained in contact with me and my husband throughout this process and has listened to all of our ideas and suggestions. For me there was never anyone else I would have chosen to do the job, it was always Claire."
STEPH & GAZ
"We got all our images from our wedding day, all 500-600 of them!!!! They are totally amazing, more than I could ever imagined. Claire you are truly amazing at what you do and we both want to thank you so much for capturing our amazing day. You and Michelle were incredible on the day, not only shooting, fluffing my dress and chatting to all our guests!! We will recommend you to everyone!! Thank you so, so much. We have gained a wonderful friend!! Xxxx"
NICKI & DARREN
"What an amazing photographer Claire is!! She helped make the day fun and enjoyable. I am not one to have my picture taken but Claire made me feel so relaxed. She is just simply amazing!!! Thank you. Xx"
"Absolutely fantastic (wedding) day having our photos taken, the majority of the time we didn't realize Claire was snapping away, she just got on with it and got loads of amazing shots!"
"Everyone commented on how professional Claire was and we all felt at ease, which can be difficult when someone is taking photos. Claire worked around us and with us, creating the relaxed look we wanted in our photos. Totally recommend!"
HEATHER & GAV
"The quality of Claire's work clearly shows through in every picture and no testimonies are required. However I will say that aside from her abundant skill and eye for great photographs, she is charming, polite, friendly and a great addition to any wedding or party. She is more than a photographer, she is your new friend with a camera that you can trust to capture your event."
I always love to hear about your exciting plans and how I can help with your occasion. So please feel free to get in touch. Whether to check about my availability for your date, to find out more about my packages or to just organise a nice meeting.