Hello! I’m Claire, a family lifestyle photographer living in beautiful Haywards Heath. I’m a proud mum to a pair of cheeky pickles Izzy (5) and the very lively Harry (3).
Naturally capturing your memories
with timeless photography
I am a Newborn, Children’s and Family photographer in Sussex. My photos are inspired by my love of children and the individual characters they are. I have a passion for capturing those extra special natural moments, whether it’s a sleepy newborn, a gurgling baby, or a cheeky toddler – I specialise in honest, creative, family photography that captures moments of love, excitement and are full of emotion. I want to capture you and your children as you are. The natural looks and moments for me are the most precious.
I aim to create photographs that will make you happy for years to come and that you are proud of. If you’re looking for a children’s photographer and want to capture those special moments with your family then I would love to hear from you!
Claire has an extremely warm and kind personality and made both Iris and I feel at ease from the moment she arrived, taking time to make sure everything was set up well and that Iris was happy. One of the things that I most appreciated about Claire was that she was very baby led – she was guided by Iris at all times, that meant stopping several times for a breastfeed! Claire managed to capture those special early days perfectly and we have those moments recorded forever. We were thrilled with all the photos!
Claire came to our house and took some photos of my family and the results were unbelievable! I had two grumpy children on the day, so wasn’t holding out much hope, but when the pictures came back I was astounded it actually looked like I had two happy, angelic children. She made us all feel so at ease and she is amazing with children, so patient and friendly and really gets down to their level. I highly recommend her, I’m already thinking when can I book her again!
Delighted with my pictures! To get good pictures of all 3 girls is pretty impossible but Claire managed it on top of them being total monkeys!! She made us feel at complete ease and was able to get such beautiful natural shots and also lovely formal ones we wanted too.
Thank you so much Claire!
Claire has managed to capture pictures of my children that I would never be able to, they never pose and smile for me like they did for Claire. They really warmed to her. She has a great energy and great ideas that really captured natural and beautiful photos of our family. She is coming back to do more soon!
I highly recommend Little Acorns photography.
Claire met us at our chosen location. She was welcoming, friendly and well prepared. She went over our preferences and made us feel really relaxed. We really enjoyed the whole process of the shoot, and she even managed to make my slightly reluctant husband feel at ease in front of the camera!
She captured everything we hoped for and more and really understood exactly what we wanted as a family. Can’t recommend her enough!
Claire did a birthday photo shoot for my 1 year old daughter in December – she took both natural pictures and then arranged a cake smash. I was blown away by the end results she captured my daughter in a way I have never been able too despite my thousands of daily photos.
My family and I will treasure these photos forever and I’m so pleased we got Claire to do them. She set up a large white screen and arranged the cake smash setting it was all easily contained and then she cleaned everything away afterwards. Enya love all the attention and especially enjoyed the cakes icing. Great experience all round and now we have the most wonderful pictures of our little girl to last a lifetime.
Thank you claire we will definitely be using you again.
“Claire had the very tough job of taking pictures of my son and his nine very lively NCT friends at their joint 2nd birthday party, based mainly on a bouncy castle. Despite all the kids constantly moving, tantruming and never looking at the camera, Claire captured some beautiful and fun moments perfectly. It was a pleasure to be able to sit back and enjoy the party knowing someone else was taking better photos than any of us ever could. Thanks Claire”
Claire was amazing from start to finish. She took time before the shoot to find out what would relax my family and make them laugh. We went to the Balcombe Viaduct and whereas my 5 year old boy loved the muddy shoot I was worried my stroppy teenage girl would not and this would show in the photos! However Claire was so clever in the way she spoke to them and she managed to capture some great moments and also show the truly special bond they have between them. She even managed to get me to climb up for some shots!! Some magical photos to treasure for. my daughters 18th year. Thank you Claire x
We had such a fun afternoon with Claire. Our little man loved her and the photos show it. Claire really went out of her way to make sure we had the best conditions for our wander through the woods. We would love to have her take more shots as Charlie grows up!
Wow!! What an absolute talent! Highly, highly recommended. What an absolute joy to have just seen our photos, Claire has captured precious family moments with such simplicity and beauty that I was actually lost for words when looking at them. From the moment we met Claire, myself, husband, 4 year old girl and 1 year old little boy felt truly at ease. Claire works with complete professionalism and she is such a warm and friendly person to be around….she is a huge talent. It is such a personal thing to have someone capture natural moments of your family, but we couldn’t have wished for more. Thank you so much Claire, you are simply brilliant! The Scillitoe’s xx
We as a family of three had a wonderful time during our photoshoot. Claire made us feel really comfortable and was a pleasure to be with. Claire was very good with our baby girl and always was accommodating during our time together. On the run up to the shoot Claire was accommodating and understanding. We are really happy with the photos and can’t wait for next time!
Such a lovely lady who really went the extra mile. Super results Claire thank you so much. We can’t recommend you highly enough!
Claire is warm, friendly and clearly very passionate about what she does. She responded to all enquiries quickly and gained a good idea of what we wanted prior to the shoot. On the day she was lovely with the children and only gave very minimal direction so it was easy for them to follow and relaxed (well as much as it can be with a 5 and 3 year old!). I have to be honest I was a little worried about the photos we were going to receive as my 5yr old did not want to cooperate and was pulling very silly faces and poses the entire shoot. I was blown away by the stunning and very natural pictures we received. I have no idea when these moments happened, but Claire spotted and captured them beautifully.
The whole session was thoroughly relaxed and enjoyable. Claire made sure that we all were comfortable and took necessary feeding/comforting breaks whenever we needed which made us all feel at ease. The quality of the photos are outstanding and we can’t wait to get them printed for our house/gifts for family and friends. Would highly recommend, Kritsina x