20.9.12

introducing...



Over the last few months, it has become increasingly obvious to us that, unless I start earning an income, Paddy will need to work away from home on a more permanent roster.

It has been a huge change for me, career wise, to move away from the city to a place where my role as a stylist seems almost irrelevant. The industry that I was a part of basically doesn't exist here - so I'm having to think outside the box.

Since I started this blog two years ago, I have immensely enjoyed documenting our life in pictures. You will rarely find me without a camera in hand, or at least within reach. Photography is fast becoming a big part of who I am - as a visual person, I find it the ultimate form of creative expression. Over the last year or so, I've been asked by friends and family to photograph various significant events... and I have to say, I've enjoyed stepping into the photographer role so much!

Through experimenting and practice, I have discovered that my photography marries very well with what I have learnt from my experiences as a stylist. So, I have decided to merge the two creative areas that I love, offering a comprehensive photography and styling service - covering everything from family photography to the conceptualisation and styling of interior spaces and events.

Please pop over and visit the new website for Claire Connell Photography & Styling. I'd also be so grateful if you'd head over to my facebook page and 'like' me!

I am so excited about this new venture... I'm not sure where it will take me. I have other projects simmering in the background - big dreams that will take a little longer to bring to life. In the meantime, I'm looking forward to creating and capturing a little bit of magic in other people's lives. And in ours, too.

63 comments :

  1. The new website looks great...the photographs are just beautiful.
    I love the idea of having one person in charge of both event styling and photography.

    Best of luck!

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  2. Congratulations Claire on your new venture I wish you every success, with the gorgeous photos you take I'm sure you will be.

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  3. How exciting, Claire! Your photos are so beautiful, I'm sure this will be a great success for you. Like like like!

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  4. perfection, naturally x

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  5. You have the magic touch Claire. You are an amazing stylist and sensations photographer. I wish you every success! :)

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  6. I find your photography and styling truly beautiful, best of luck & enjoy!!

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  7. Brilliant! You're a natural :) lots of luck and bon courage! xxx

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  8. Claire, that's so exciting. I have no doubt that this will be a big success for you.... you've obviously got bounds of talent. Really hope that it brings you great joy!

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  9. Wonderful! The new website looks fantastic and I can't wait to see more of your work :)

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  10. Looks amazing! Good Luck x

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  11. Good on you Claire, you're sure to be a huge success! I could imagine that photography + a background as a stylist would be a perfect combination.

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  12. Congratulations Claire. Very inspiring. Enjoy the ride.
    x

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  13. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you and even more so for the people who get to be your clients.

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  14. Congratulations Claire! Inspiring as always. Xo

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  15. Looks amazing, I'm so excited for you! Another exciting journey that could take you anywhere.
    M xox

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  16. Claire your photos are incredible! Congratulations on your exciting new adventure. I look forward to following your progress. Much love xx

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  17. Just discovered your beautiful blog and gorgeous photos. Think I could get lost for hours here...

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  18. Enjoy this new marvellous adventure! You are so very inspiring and I wish you all the very best :)

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  19. This is very exciting, congratulations! I'm sure your new venture will be a wonderful success..x

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  20. Congratulations to you for getting such a huge feat off the ground! Went and liked all of your beautiful endeavors. Hurrah!! :) x

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  21. Oh Claire! This is just a bit exciting. I can see this being so fulfilling...If you ever make it down to Canberra to 'work' or plan to travel, I would jump at the chance of a family portrait session x

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    1. Just had a peek at your website...wow! You do everything with such a beautiful touch x
      (I always knew you were talented...but what a fabulous career...however, I absolutely adore that at heart you're a family girl who just likes the feeling of sand between her toes) x

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    2. Thanks, Claire! I really hope the planets align one day - I would LOVE to capture you and your gorgeous ones! x

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  22. oh claire! I am so so so so happy for you! when I found out I got this warm, fuzzy feeling and actually said out loud 'finally'. you have a beautiful eye behind the lens - that can never be taught. you're such an inspiration. enjoy this fabulous new venture, I cannot WAIT to see what's coming xx

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  23. Well as you're the lady who captures the magic in everyday life so beautifully (the best in all of blogland, i'd say) I know you'll do wonderfully with this little venture Claire. Your pictures are stunning and no-one styles a room quite like you. Here's to all the success in the world lovely lady xx

    ps. check you out working for Vogue, you contributing editor you. You're so fancy! xx

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  24. I think it's wonderful for you to submerge yourself into something you love and get paid for it too! It can't get any better than that : )

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  25. That's wonderful Claire! You're so insanely talented, people should be paying you for your insane talent! If I ever find myself in Queensland I will definitely be hitting you up for some family photos.

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    1. Cara... I really hope you find yourself in Queensland one day... or perhaps I'll just come to London? ;)

      ...but wait a minute... why are YOU calling ME talented???!? *blush* :) x

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  26. I don't know if I have ever commented on your blog, although I am reading along for quite some months now. Either was, I just wanted to say that I think it's womderful that you take this step. You are so talented taking pictures, it just seems natural that you would do it professionally. And I think your professional website looks fabulous!

    Fine

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  27. Lovely site, lovely idea. I am sure you will make it a success!! Love Patries

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  28. Such exciting news Claire. The website looks beautiful. All the best for the this next step in your families life, I'm sure it will bring wonderful things. x

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  29. Well done on your initiative! I will spread the word in the"Ville". There is a creative vibe to that beautiful place if you are brave enough to accept it! Good Luck

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    1. Thankyou! Yes, Townsville has definitely changed during the time I was away. I'm ready to embrace!

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  30. This is so exciting Claire, congratulations! I've said it before, I'd book a session with you in a heartbeat. x

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  31. Hi Claire, well done on creating such a beautiful site and dream. I think that you are such a talent and there is no way you will not bloom in your new venture. Xx ashley

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  32. Wishing you all the best for your new creative endeavour. Your pictures are always so beautiful with a calming mood to them.

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  33. this is wonderful claire. i just know this will go well for you. very talented lady. xo

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  34. Congratulations! I just launched my photography portfolio so I'm headed out on this adventure as well. Excited to continue following your work :)

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  35. Fantastic idea! So glad you are sharing your amazing talents with other people. Good luck in your new ad-venture :)

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  36. I'm so excited to see where this new venture goes for you, Claire!

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  37. Fantastic Claire - congratulations! You sure have a talent for both so I know you will be really successful in your new venture :)

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  38. Yay. Good for you Claire :) You are very very clever and have an amazing eye for all things beautiful. I'm sure it'll be a success.

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  39. Fantastic. Best of luck, I'm sure you'll have every success: )
    Jude x

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  40. totally beautiful Claire.

    May you go to NY with fat wallets!

    xo em

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  41. I'm so excited for you Claire, this is wonderful news. Congratulations! xx

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  42. Congratulations! How amazing. You do take beautiful photos. Good luck with the new venture! x

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  43. Well done Claire for having the belief in your talents to take this big step!

    My husband's family live in Townsville, so I will be booking a family portrait when we next visit them. The tropics don't agree with me though and tend to go all puffy and greasy haired, but I am sure you have some editing tricks for that right? Ha! Claire from Canberra.

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  44. So very exciting for you. You take beautiful photo's, Passion + talent = success.

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  45. It seems perfect for you to me. PERFECT. Kellie xx

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  46. That is super exciting Claire and I have no doubt that you will be very very successful. Now to work out where I can get some money from so that you can come and photograph us!!

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  47. i wish you nothing but success. x

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  48. Oh congratulations on this exciting new venture Claire! I don't need to wish you good luck as you won't need it. You have an amazing talent for taking the most gorgeous of photos and a super eye for style. Bucket loads of the stuff. All the best xx

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  49. Sigh.

    Thank.GOD!

    Thank God you're putting so much talent to use :)

    x

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  50. amazing. i think that you're going to do brilliantly. go for it.

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  51. Claire this is seriously the best news ever! I think you were made for this path and I wish you every success.
    We're relocating back to Brisbane mid next year...maybe we could organise a family session once we resettle?
    Xx

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  52. congratulations claire! the website looks fab. you are one talented lady x

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