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“… Claire is a super star!  

A master in newborn posing, lighting and styling.  Her friendly and funny nature makes you feel at ease immediately. After 5 minutes its like you have known Claire all your life. Claire has given me the confidence to try some new poses safely. I highly recommend her workshops. I hope to attend more in the future. 

Cheers Claire. I attended last week to a newborn training workshop in Cardiff, it was amazing, thoroughly enjoyed it”

Workshops | 1-2-1’s | Mentoring

Photography Training

With two decades of experience within the genre of Newborn and Children’s Photography, Claire Elliott is one of the UK’s leading newborn photography specialists.

Claire is a very successful photography mentor with a big passion to raise the safety standards in all areas of Newborn and Baby Photography. Her photography training business is one of the best within the United Kingdom.  Based in the grounds of Aske Hall on the outskirts of Richmond, North Yorkshire where she offers 1-2-1 training.  Claire also travels extensively throughout the UK and Europe to train others in the art.

As the Founder Trainer of the UK’s first Newborn Photography School with Newborn Baby Posing, Claire also works to promote the awareness and importance of Newborn Baby Photography Training.

Book a 1-2-1 or a 2-2-1 with a friend at Claire’s Portrait Studio or arrange a training day at a location of your choice.

Before moving her Photographic Studio to Aske Stables, Claire and her husband Peter,  ran a successful High Street Portrait Studio, Forever Memories in town of Crook, County Durham.

Claire is a wife, a mother of four children and a lady who knows the importance of family life and documenting the milestones of her children’s journeys

A qualified professional portrait photographer for over 18 years, a Panel Member and Judge with The Guild of Photographers and she is one of the UK’s   Ambassadors for StandInBaby, a company that provides simulated training solutions for Newborn Photography, Health and Educational Industries worldwide.

“Claire is one of the UK’s leading newborn and children specialist Photographers, with nearly two decades experience within the genre. After gaining her Master Craftsman status with the Guild of Photographers and gaining one of the highest scores to date in their international Image of the Month Competition, Claire was promoted to Panel Member and Judge within the prestigious Guild of Photographers and has helped to build the success of the Newborn and Children categories.  As a successful Mentor with a big passion for raising the safety standards in all areas of newborn photography, Claire has built her Newborn and photography training business up to one of the best within the United Kingdom and travels extensively to train others in the art.  She is also a founding trainer of the UK’s first Newborn Photography School.  To those that know Claire, she is humbled by her achievements and is known as their Fairy Tog Mother.”   Sandra Moffatt, StandInBaby®

A Panel Member and Photographic Judge for The Guild of Photographers and also an Educator and Trainer of Baby & Newborn Photography.


Photographer | Trainer | Mentor

Only the Best

Claire’s Studio

The Studio,

3 The Loft, Door 2,

Aske Stables,


North Yorks.  DL10 5HG

Telephone:  +44 7709 500 704