Interview with Jessica Claire | International Wedding Photographer

March 15, 2011

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It is so lovely to welcome innovative wedding photographer, Jessica Claire, as this week’s Guest Photographer Judge.  You might also recognize her from the amazingly popular Shootsac by Jessica Claire camera bags that so many love to use (including us!)   She wrote:  I’m just a North Carolina girl living out her dreams in Sunny So. Cal!  I’ve been a photographer for over ten years primarily focusing on weddings both locally and internationally. I wake up every morning excited to do what I love! Her work has been an inspiration to both of us and it’s a thrill to have her visiting at I Heart Faces this week!

Jessica Claire Interview with I Heart Faces
Jessica Claire Interview with I Heart Faces

Jessica Claire’s Photography Journey

I started as the office manager for a large studio in North Carolina.  I worked there for four years eventually becoming an associate photographer for that studio.  When I graduated from college I started my own business and then shortly after moved out to California.  Although I miss NC, I love living here and have no plans to move anytime soon!

Jessica Claire Interview with I Heart Faces
Jessica Claire Interview with I Heart Faces

Fun Q&A with Jessica Claire

  • What was your #1 favorite photography moment from this past year? Definitely having the opportunity to shoot in Moscow! That was a once in a lifetime job! (View The Day Before Portraits and The Wedding)
  • Do you have beautiful photos you’ve taken displayed all across your home? You know, I don’t have a SINGLE photo displayed in my home, mine or otherwise. Nothing. In my defense, we just bought a home and I haven’t been here long, but thanks for the reminder 🙂
  • Where do you find inspiration to keep your photography creative and unique? I find it in my clients. Because each of them is so unique and different, I do my best to capture who THEY really are and try to leave myself out of it at least for part of the time we’re shooting!
  • Is there a particular photographer whose work inspires you? There are WAY too many to count. I actually get most of my inspiration from designers and decorators these days though, in particular Jonathan Adler and Kelly Wearstler.
  • Do you have your camera with you wherever you go? No, I leave it at home whenever possible–my husband always tells me that I need to be better about that 🙂
  • How about a “most embarrassing” moment?! There has been at least one time I can remember that my pants split up the back while shooting! Luckily I had a sweater with me and was able to cover any true embarrassment that might have come of it 🙂

Jessica Claire Interview with I Heart Faces
Jessica Claire Interview with I Heart Faces

Helpful Hints

I post tips regularly on my blog:   Jessica Claire’s Helpful Hints
Jessica Claire Interview with I Heart Faces
Jessica Claire Interview with I Heart Faces

Photography Equipment

Read more about the equipment I use most often:   Jessica Claire’s Photography Equipment
Jessica Claire Interview with I Heart Faces
Jessica Claire Interview with I Heart Faces

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Thank you so much for visiting with us here at I Heart Faces this week! We cannot wait to see which photos you choose as your favorites from all of the beautiful Sun Flare Entries in this week’s photo challenge!

Please take a moment to welcome Jessica Claire in the comments section below…

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Edith March 19, 2011

Her work is STUNNING! I also love how “normal” she is in her interview. I sometimes feel that other photographers see someone they inspire and they’re so in AWW of them that we forget that most photographers are incredibly personable. Also, LOVE that she posts tips on her blog. It’s a huge plus for me when a photographer is really for the forwarding of that art instead of being competitive. Sigh, such talent that girl!

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EL at ThroughMyOwnLens March 18, 2011

WOW! Huge fan! Thanks for sharing a little time with us this week!!!

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jonathanfun March 16, 2011

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Deb March 16, 2011

I’m a big fan of Jessica’s! Beautiful work! 🙂

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Sysommay March 16, 2011

Huge fan of yours. Your work is such an inspiration.

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Susan March 16, 2011

Your work is absolutely STUNNING!!!!!!! Oh my…

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Ally March 15, 2011

Yay!!! Love your work and I am a super fan 🙂 Very inspiring

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Jan Melius March 15, 2011

I love Jessica Claire! Yay! I better get my photo up. Your work is such an inspiration.

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Mique Provost March 15, 2011

@iheartfaces have an amazing guest judge this week—> @jessicaclaire How fun: http://bit.ly/eVXfUN

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Lei March 15, 2011

Another huge fan. What an honor to have her here at I Heart Faces!

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Dianne March 15, 2011

Love her work! Thanks for featuring Jessica Claire. I so enjoy being introduced to new photographers. Such inspiration for aspiring ones like me!

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Angie March 15, 2011

LOVE the interview with @jessicaclaire on @iheartfaces this week: http://bit.ly/eVXfUN She is such an amazing photographer & inspiration!

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Aline Charpinel March 15, 2011

very nive interview!!! She is so talented and her pics is amazing!!!!! great!

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Debra March 15, 2011

Ah, so excited having Jessica Claire here this week! Thanks for the interview, love this.

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Lisa McCully March 15, 2011

Love these interviews! Her pictures are wonderful, truly inspired!!

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Mama Zen March 15, 2011

What beautiful work!

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Rachelle DeLuccio March 15, 2011

I have been following Jessica Claire’s blog for about three years now and she has always inspired me. Obviously I’m nowhere near her where skills my skills are concerned but following her helps me to to better myself! I am thrilled that she is the guest judge this week!

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Nicole Ridella March 15, 2011

Love Jessica’s work. So much! So excited she is the guest judge this week – can’t wait to see what photos she chooses!!

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Kathryn Grace Photography March 15, 2011

Your photos are gorgeous… I love your style!

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Niki March 15, 2011

Amazing! I love your work 🙂

http://www.nikimartins.com

LOL
Niki

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Niki Edgett March 15, 2011

WOW! your work is so inspirational… so thrilled to have you with us at I heart Faces this week, best of luck judging there are so many fantastic entries. Thanks for your tips, I read your blog often
Niki

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angie {the arthur clan} March 15, 2011

Absolutely amazing to have you here with us this week! 🙂

-Angie
co-founder of I Heart Faces

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Amy Locurto March 15, 2011

Excited to have @jessicaclaire join us on @iheartfaces this week!! http://bit.ly/eVXfUN

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amy March 15, 2011

Hi Jessica,

Thanks for joining us this week. We are all inspired by your work and so excited you could be our judge!

Amy
Co-Founder, I Heart Faces

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Life with Kaishon March 15, 2011

She has such a fun outlook on life 🙂
I like her spunk. Thanks for coming over to I heart faces this week Jessica!

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Amanda Eaton March 15, 2011

I’m a huge fan! I love how clean and sharp all of your photos are, Jessica! Really beautiful.

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