What is your photographic style?
I consider my style to be timeless and authentic. I aim to keep my photos as natural as possible, because I don’t want them to look “dated” fifty years from now. I love capturing the candid moments that showcase genuine, raw emotions. My goal is to be invisible during the parts of your day that unfold organically… but to step in and direct as needed. As you can see in my portfolio, sunlight and bright colors make me giddy. While I prefer natural light, I do utilize flash during dark nighttime receptions.
What inspires you?
Sunlight, exploring new locations, and all things pretty/sparkly (I’m a sucker for detail shots!). But really I am most inspired by people. I joke that if I were to travel to the prettiest place on Earth but didn’t have a person to photograph while there, I wouldn’t even bring my camera. That might be a stretch, but I fell in love with people long before I found photography. I love capturing the unique relationships between people and quick moments of emotion, because those are the photos that are going to be cherished for generations.
Where are you located and do you travel?
I am currently located in Athens, Georgia, but I do indeed travel! I often move around the Southeast, covering weddings in cities such as Augusta, Charleston, Savannah, Greenville, and Chattanooga. I love being inspired by new places and am willing to travel anywhere! I even have an upcoming wedding in the mountains of Alaska that I’m quite excited about!
Do you have a second photographer?
Yes! If you book with Claire Diana Photography, you actually get a second photographer AND an assistant. Over the years, I’ve compiled & trained a team of talented wedding professionals that are so excited to serve you on your big day! My team of 3 works together to ensure that your day runs smoothly and that all of the important moments are captured.
Do you have backup equipment and liability insurance?
These are two of the most important questions you should ask every wedding photographer you’re considering! I have multiple camera bodies and an assortment of amazing lenses (and backup lenses!) to capture your day. I also have full equipment and liability insurance, so you don’t need to worry about a thing! NOTE: Many venues require photographers to carry their own insurance, so also check with your venue to see if this is necessary. If the venue requests a copy of my insurance documents, I will happily take care of submitting them for you!
Do you shoot more than one event on my wedding day?
My team is actually unique in that we only photograph one wedding per weekend. I’ve made this my policy because I want my wedding couples to have 100% of my attention and energy as we near their special day. We also only photograph 25 weddings annually, because we want to ensure that we provide a personal and amazing experience to each of our couples.
Do your wedding packages include an engagement session?
Yes! Engagement sessions are my absolute favorite, and therefore I gift a complimentary engagement session to each of my wedding couples. I’ve found these sessions to play a big role in the overall wedding experience, as they provide an opportunity for us to get to know each other before the big day. You also learn during this time what it’s like to be in front of my camera, and I learn any image preferences you may have. The end result… We go into your wedding day with full confidence that we’re going to have an amazing time and create some awesome images!
Do you offer products such as canvases, prints, and albums?
Do I?!?! Tangible products are what I live for! I am a firm believer that your images are too important to exist solely on a hard drive, a folder on your computer, or in a Facebook album. Your memories are worth cherishing on a daily basis in your home, be it a canvas over your couch, a framed portrait over your mantle, or in a photo album that you will pull out to show your kids & grandkids one day. I’d love to get you more information about my products when you inquire about your wedding!
How soon will I get my wedding photos?
Don’t worry – I am just as excited to deliver your wedding photos as you are to see them! I will be in touch about scheduling your in-studio Reveal (or online Reveal for out-of-state clients!) within 30 days of your wedding. In the meantime, I will post a favorite photo or two on my social media accounts to hold you over!
How do I reserve you to photograph my wedding?
The #1 most important thing to me is that we are a great fit for each other. After all, I’ll be spending more time with you on your wedding day than your future spouse will! :) After chatting and deciding to move forward with my services, I will tell you how to submit your nonrefundable deposit & online contract. Please note that dates on my calendar remain open until I have received the deposit & contract.