In 2005, Claire earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Photography from the University of North Florida with a background in graphic design from Flagler College. In college, Claire was classically trained in the art of Studio & Film Photography.

After college, Claire worked for nmagazine, a luxury lifestyle magazine in Naples, as their Photo Coordinator. Claire worked closely with the design team and assisted in coordinating all the editorial photo shoots and photographed major events including the Shark Shootout at Tiburon.  She then went on to pursue her own business where she lived in New York and photographed weddings, events and even held a coveted spot as a photographer at the 2008 Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week in New York’s Bryant Park. She has worked across many genres of photography and developed her skill as a multi-genre photographer and talented photo editor. In 2017 she began, A Beleza Da Vida Collection, a photographic collection of color and texture. The collection has grown and is the inspiration to the current style you will find within her Interior Design Photography Collection.