I'm a creator and collaborator who values both craft and relationship.
With a focus on commercial, editorial and lifestyle imagery, I believe story is the common thread that unifies otherwise diverse projects. I search for it, am inspired by it, and hold it is what makes every photograph unique, every client project singular.
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**Chris Gailus, Global BC News Hour Anchor
"A great photographer! Claudette was very friendly and professional during a recent shoot with our family for Westworld Magazine, and the images she captured for the article are absolutely terrific. I'd work with Claudette again anytime!"
**James Terry, President and COO, Financial Strategies
"Finding out about Claudette and Claudette Carracedo Photography was one great discovery. Creative, unique and highly talented Claudette can provide everything from the more corporate conservative shots to fun, different, imaginative and original pics. We have used her from location pictures to gala parties, year end events and musical showcases. And she is charming, cooperative and timely, listens to your needs and suggests ways of approaching subjects that always end up with success."
**Kathy Kinloch, President at BCIT
"Claudette brings incredible results -- she makes the experience fun while being professional! The results? Amazing! I so enjoy working with her!!"
**Gayleen Whiteing, Art Director, Canada Wide Media Limited
"I have never been disappointed with anything Claudette photographs. In colloquial terms, Claudette 'gets it'. She knows exactly what we are looking for and how we want that image. She can put anyone at ease and is very professional especially with tight deadlines always striving to offer all that she can with seamless, eye-catching results."
**Paul Nursey, President & CEO at Tourism Victoria
"Claudette recently did some corporate head shots for me as I transitioned to a new professional role. Claudette was a consummate professional working with me to achieve an authentic and very professional outcome.
**Catherine Clement, Senior Projects Director at BCIT
"Claudette is not only an amazing photographer but because of her theatrical background she is able to really "direct" the person she is photographing. Consequently she gets some of the most dynamic and interesting shots I have seen. Claudette captures "moments' beautifully but also excels at keeping in mind her client's ultimate objectives for the photo shoot. A real star."
**Paul Vallee, Executive Vice President, Tourism Vancouver
"Claudette was really easy to work with. Her photographic results are excellent and she has strong customer service skills."
**Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, MP for West Vancouver Sunshine Coast Sea to Sky Country. Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Foreign Affairs, Former Mayor of West Vancouver
"I love working with Claudette. She's professional and fun, and an excellent coach in what is often a self-conscious situation. Claudette is able to capture what you will be very happy with. I recommend her without hesitation."
**Paul Heraty, Communications at Vancouver Park Board
"Claudette's photography is consistently creative, unique and high quality.
In a room full of photos her work simply stands out. You can tell from across the room which are her shots. Combine this with a positive attitude that puts her subjects both at ease, and excited to be part of the shoot, and you have a winning combination of skill and personality. Whenever I hire Claudette I am confident she will get the shot (the one I asked for, and others that I hadn't considered). She has never let me down."
**Kacey Krenn, Partner at Harris & Company LLP
"Claudette is an absolute joy to work with and her passion for her work is evident at all stages of the process. She produces amazing quality photographs that capture the joy and emotion of every moment!"
**Brett Harper, Communications at Professional Employees Association
"I've had the great opportunity to work with Claudette for several years at two vastly different organizations. She has photographed a wide range of shots, from portraits of Board Chairs and Association Presidents to kids playing on a beach and seniors' doing exercise. She is a very versatile and adaptable photographer. The one thing that continually astounds me is her ability to quickly develop a personal connection with the people she is photographing and her ability to use this to make individuals feel comfortable in front of the camera. I recommend Claudette and look forward to working with her again."
**Laura Fielding, Recreation Therapy Coordinator, Canuck Place Children's Hospice
"Claudette has shared her talent and passion for photography with Canuck Place for over 5 years. She has a true gift of capturing honest and authentic moments for our children (who are receiving end of life care) and their families. Claudette doesn't shy away from raw emotion, nor does she insert herself into the situation. She gently and discreetly captures precious moments, usually without the families even knowing she was there. Claudette's professionalism and compassion is a unique pairing and her photographic eye is second to none. She has a very special gift and we are so grateful that she shares that gift with us."
**Lorie Chortyk, General Manager, Community Relations, BC SPCA
"As a not-for-profit organization it is so important to be able to tell our story in a compelling way. Claudette graciously donated her time and talent for a photo shoot at our summer camps for kids and took amazing images of the children and animals interacting. Her photos are beautiful, technically superb and captured the true essence of the camps. We are very grateful to Claudette for offering her skills to charities such as the BC SPCA."
**Aryne Sheppard, Senior Public Engagement Specialist, The David Suzuki Foundation
"The David Suzuki Foundation has worked with Claudette on many occasions. She is a creative and talented photographer who generously provides her services to us pro bono. Claudette's images are always beautiful and capture the spirit of our work."