Claire Dezember first picked up a camera at 8 years old. After high school, she spent two years working with wedding industry photographers and videographers before serving as a missionary for Christ in the City, a Catholic nonprofit dedicated to homeless outreach and faith formation.
While on mission in Denver, Claire contributed her photographic talents to the nonprofit’s marketing team. “That,” she says, “is when I fell in love with portrait photography, especially photographing authenticity and emotion. I accumulated many portraits of the homeless that portrayed raw and real emotions, something I never witnessed before.” Claire later took her gifts professional and returned to shooting weddings, establishing Fiat Photography in 2018 and infusing her client relationships with the light of faith.
I was always inspired by Mary and her yes to God's plan for her. She dropped everything to follow God. That is how I have lived my life for a few years now, and following that calling has blessed me beyond measure (along with the hardships and struggles that come with saying yes).
When I started this business, I knew I wanted to continue with that mindset and love throughout my business. Therefore, Fiat Photography was created. I knew I wanted to photograph Catholic weddings because it was so close to my heart, but with my experience loving and caring for the homeless, I knew I wanted to open my arms to all couples.
I want to be a light to everyone I encounter and this business gives me the opportunity to do just that. I focus on authentic and real moments.