Hi, I’m Claudia—a Seattle-based wedding and elopement photographer. Photography is more than just a hobby or career to me, it is an integral part of who I am as a person. I first developed (yes, photographer pun) an interest in photography in the 7th grade. A family friend showed me their camera and I was mesmerized. When I got my own camera, I was hooked! I realized that photographing people was what I wanted to do when I was still in high school and jumped right into assisting wedding photographers. After a few years, I was fully confident in my ability as a photographer and captured my first solo wedding. I ended up booking out the rest of the summer and jumped into photography full time with nothing to fall back on! Being a photographer has taught me a lot about life and human connections and has made me cherish the friends and family I have. When I’m not capturing an elopement or grabbing drinks with one of my couples, I love hanging out with my dog, Winston or taking an adventure of my own by traveling somewhere new.
The PNW is home to some of the most beautiful places on this planet, so I love being able to capture love stories as couples are immersed in nature. What I love even more is that each couple I work with has a unique story that I get to help them tell. I get to build real connections with the people I meet. Photographing a wedding or elopement is an emotional investment to me. That means that I want to get to know you leading up to your wedding day and get to know your friends and family on your day. I will do everything to make you feel at ease, knowing that everything is taken care of and that I will help you to adapt if something doesn’t go according to plan. Clients love that I can be a calming presence when things are stressful, but I can also hype you up and party at your side! When you book me as your photographer, you are entrusting someone who truly cares to capture some of the most important moments of your life. And believe me, I do not take that responsibility lightly!
- Winston, my Matese/Shih Tzu pup
- Greenery (even though I can’t keep a single plant alive—thank goodness for fake plants)
- True crime podcasts
- Quotes from The Office
- Being an INFJ personality & enneagram Type 4 (This totally explains why I am so emotionally invested in my couples!)
When you work with me, you get more than just another wedding vendor. You get a friend who is there from the early planning stages through the day you get married. You get someone who is in your corner, ready to support you through all of the emotions. You get someone who will accurately tell your unique love story through thoughtful images. Entrusting someone with telling your story is no small task, and I take that very seriously. My promise to you is that I will provide a top-notch service every time and that the Claudia Noelle experience is like no other.