“Claire worked with us on the New Zealand leg of the UB40 2017 Tour. I found her to be very professional, excellent at respecting artists requests and taking direction. She had a great rapport with the artists, was easy to work with and, very importantly, was invisible whilst working – even on the stage! We loved her images and will be using some for our own PR. I would recommend Claire to anyone seeking a music photographer.”
— UB40 with Ali, Astro & Mickey
The Kerikeri International Piano Competition (KIPC) has been a major event on the New Zealand classical music calendar since it started as a National competition in 1987 with Patron Michael Houstoun. Held every two years at the prestigious Turner Centre in Kerikeri, it has attracted significant interest around the world with over 60 entries and contestants coming from as far afield as Ukraine, Canada, USA, Israel and South Korea.

The KIPC Trustees appointed Claire Gordon to be one of the official photographers for both the 2016 and 2018 event in order to provide photos for general publicity and websites. As Competition Director, I worked closely with Claire to achieve the photographic record we required. She has a highly professional approach to her art and was prepared to put in the time to take quality photos and deliver them promptly as requested. She has a good idea for picture design and composition which created some very fine images of the competition.

I was particularly impressed by the way she worked, avoiding intrusion and being sensitive to both the audience and performers. (Many photographers do not show such concern)

I would be more than happy to use Claire’s services again at future events.
— John Jackets Competition Director KIPC 2016/18
“ Claire & her husband did an amazing job capturing our intimate wedding! Claire was able to perfectly capture the love and happiness throughout the ceremony! All of our photos are so natural. Our overseas family who weren’t able to attend said that they were able to feel all the emotions of the day by her photos! Easy to say that we are so pleased!”
— Jordan & Regan
She is very helpful, thoughtful, and professional. She was such a huge help to me for my engagement photos. But best of all, her turn over for photos is the fastest in the business! I got my edited photos back in two days! Her price is also the most fair that I have dealt with.
— Simon
“Claire is a master at her craft - she captures the finer nuances and subtleties of interpersonal relationships on film. She puts her subjects at ease and achieves remarkable results”.
— Taylor
Claire is lovely and is great with kids. She has lots of experience in photography and I fully recommend.
— Nicola