About Me


Hello and welcome! I'm Clare and I live in Leeds with my family: my husband Neil {Web Designer extrodinaire!} and our two children, Bea and George.

Photo of Clare Dickinson from Bumble & Bea Photography
“The photos arrived yesterday and we are delighted! We think you captured the girls' personalities perfectly. Thank you so much”
Heather, James, Amelia & Anna: Leigh

My passion for photography was ignited by the birth of our beautiful first born, Beatrice, in 2010. I suddenly had a desire to capture every moment of those precious first days, weeks, months and years. The first smile (or was it wind?), messy adventures with carrot puree and a spoon and those first tentative steps. After picking up a "proper camera" for the first time in those early sleep deprived months, I have rarely put it down since!

Watch my journey through motherhood with my camera:

The bottom line is that I love photographing people – brand new babies, cheeky toddlers and older children too. I love natural light, capturing life as it unfolds and recording the relationships and bonds that exist between families and friends.

I was also a photographer for Getty Images for a number of years and my personal images have sold to a large number of companies including AOL, Saatchi & Saatchi, the Huffington Post and the Reader's Digest.

Apart from photography I really like coconut mushrooms, cups of tea, maps, gin, brutalist architecture and my bed (which I sadly don't see enough of these days).

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As published in:

“We have just been going through the photographs, there are some beautiful shots, thank you ever so much! It was exactly what we wanted x”
Leanne, Stuart, Caitlin, Freya & Lucas: Rotherham
Photography Monthly 2014 magazine cover and inside spreadPhotography Monthly magazine: 2014
Die Welt websiteDie Welt website: 2014
The Guardian WebsiteThe Guardian website: 2015
New Zealand Listener MagazineNew Zealand Listener magazine: 2014