love notes


I want to recommend claire to every bride I meet! 

I could not imagine our wedding going as perfectly as it did if Claire Watson had not been our wedding photographer! From the moment I saw our engagement photos I knew I had nothing to worry about when it came to our wedding photos. All of her advice was spot on from clothing to scheduling, to what was worth our time and money, she made planning our wedding so much easier! The day of our wedding she was the perfect combination of going with the flow and keeping us on task. Her positive attitude was contagious and made potentially awkward situations so humorous. She was always willing to help in any situation even if it didn’t involve photography. I want to recommend Claire to every bride I meet! I don’t believe anyone else could have captured our friends, family, and atmosphere of our wedding in such an authentic way. We truly get to relive it every time I look at our photos!

Colleen & Josh Naylor

We are thankful for finding claire. 

Claire came highly recommended from a friend of mine at work for our engagement pictures. My now husband and I were still very new to the MD/WV area and figured we would take her advice and see how the engagement session went. Claire shot our engagement session in Harpers Ferry in 2015 and by the end of the session we were already jumping at the opportunity to have her shoot for our wedding in September 2016. From our first encounter with Claire and all the way through our wedding planning and big day, Claire was so organized, genuine, and most important to a stressed bride—comforting and full of creative ideas so I didn’t have to stress out!

Even when the rain came right before the “I dos”, Claire was scoping out the best possible places for pictures for the ceremony and for the pictures afterwards and made me feel completely confident that this would make for a beautiful scenery! 

We of course had tons of fun photos of the bridesmaids and groomsmen that we LOVE—but some of the fondest memories I hold from that day is when Claire scooped my husband and myself away from the reception to run down to the beach and take some intimate pictures. In that moment we could finally breathe and realize WE ARE MARRIED! 

After honeymooning and getting back to semi normal life, we had Claire come over to our house to help with selecting photos for our home and wedding book. Claire had some great ideas we had not thought about and our house quickly filled with even more loving memories from our wedding day. We are so thankful for finding Claire and having her capture our wedding day!!

-Lauren & Jason Dodd

deep creek lake couple


Amazing wedding photographer

We got married on Valentine's Day 2017 and could not have hoped for a better photographer. Claire was professional from start to finish providing us with information about all the options she offered and making sure we were happy at every stage. We exchanged emails a few weeks before the big day to go through the kind of photography and review the photo location options. On the day of our wedding, she was great. She was very chill and easy to get along with, which was great for us as we have never had any professional photographs taken in the past. Claire was amazing at making us feel really relaxed in front of the camera which resulted in some really fantastic natural shots of us. All our family and friends commented on how impressed they all were with the finished photographs. We could not have wished for any more from our wedding photographer! Thank you!

-Randy & Mimi Bretza