Photographing Lightning over Falmouth

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Photographing Lightning Over Falmouth and Flushing. 27 May 2018

Early yesterday I was woken by shouts from the streets below us. Shortly after, there was a loud boom of thunder. I have been waiting for this for a long time. Photographing lightning over Falmouth was a bucketlist item fulfilled. I was absolutely delighted. There were weather warnings for thunderstorms in place. The air felt hot and sticky. I knew I had to kept my […]

Enys Gardens, A Photographer’s Dream Location

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Enys House and Gardens Photographed in 2016

The first time I saw the bluebells at Enys Gardens in Penryn happened to be when I was a freelance photographer for the Falmouth Packet. I was blown away. I was assigned a job to photograph the annual bluebell event which happened to fall at the same time as an art fayre. The weather had not been in favour that year but it was still […]

Snow Days in Falmouth

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Walking on the seafront at Falmouth in the snow. 28 February 2018

Snow is a rare thing in Cornwall, even more so in Falmouth.When we do see snow we have to make the most of it!As soon as I knew that snow was on the way, I packed my camera equipment and waited…and then waited a bit more until I got bored and went out for a walk around the headland, kit on my back and with […]

Event: Lostwithiel Jazz Cafe

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The Lostwithiel Jazz Cafe on the 15th July 2017 something really special. It was held at the wonderful Duchy of Cornwall Nursery in Lostwithiel, overlooking the valley and Restormal castle, flowers in bloom and a marquee for the band. The food was magnificent, and the atmosphere perfect.The Martin Dale Septet, featuring international singer Maggie Reeday, sounded incredible and looked great. It was the perfect evening and […]

“Little Houdini” Editorial Photography for Caters News Agency

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Editorial Photography Cornwall

Caters News Agency recently requested our editorial photography services to cover a news story in Cornwall and the photographs were published in the Daily Mail. The photographs cover the news story of Leo Westlake, aka The “Little Houdini”. Leo’s mother uploaded a video to Youtube of him making a great escape from his room over two stair gates. The video became an overnight sensation, reaching over a million […]

Photographing Truro Cathedral Choir

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Last month, I was invited to photograph the Truro Cathedral Choir while they were rehearsing for an evening concert. There is nothing more pleasing to the ear than listening to a choir in a cathedral. Photographing them while they rehearsed was a wonderful opportunity. It’s always an interesting challenge to photograph in the cathedral. The light is in constant flux due to the vagaries of the outside weather. […]

PR Photographs: Marie Curie Trewithen event

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PR Photographs - Trewithen

In September, Marie Curie South West invited me to take PR photographs of their annual fundraiser at Trewithen House and gardens. The Classic Cars and Country Show at Trewithen was a perfect day. The weather was wonderful. There were classic cars, food stalls, art and crafts, a dog show and archery. There was even a visitor from Penryn: the Town Crier. It is common for organisations to […]

About me

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I am a Cornwall photographer who lives to capture the business of Cornish life and to creatively explore the art of photography and its applications. My name is Claire Wilson, and I have grown up in this wonderful county. Focusing on both Commercial Photography and Life Photography, I look for the authenticity that makes a moment unique and special. I work to capture connection and […]