Capturing the beauty of life and living


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder – and in the hands of a good photographer


Interiors. Travel. Yoga. Retreats.


Capture the atmosphere of your happening


"The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera”

Yousuf Karsh

Photography that tells your story

Portraits, events, lifestyle, interiors and exteriors – capturing the essence, atmosphere, vibe and energy is my forte.

Whether for business or private purposes, you’ll be in good hands from start to finish.

Beautiful Websites

I love bringing a vision to life and am passionate about helping holistic businesses grow through a captivating and inspiring online presence that builds trust & tribe.

Coffee Table Books

I love making books! One of my books has even been gifted to Prince William personally! … Treat yourself or a loved one for a special occasion! 


At the Dorchester we work with many photographers but Carmen’s work is exceptional. I was most impressed by the photographs and book on Lydia – what a great record of her dream.


Chris Cowdray

CEO, Dorchester Collection

As an excellent and experienced creative photographer, Carmen has a keen eye for the visual detail of your project and she captures it well. She identifies what needs to be enhanced so that your website really stands out from the crowd. In addition, the execution of the website itself is true to the brief. The two together, photography and web design ensure that the website really sings….and sells!

Philip Noel-Baker

Candili, Euboea, Greece

Carmen did a great job with the photos for our website, she had the right view for the light and the sense for what we wanted to show off our house, can warmly recommend her.

Helene Mur

Owner, Mitterstiller Dolomites Relais, Italy

Carmen is an excellent photographer that brings the best out of her subjects. I am very camera shy, but there is always a reason to laugh and feel happy about life when Carmen is around, and she eagerly captures all the good vibes. She always has a special sixth sense to find the most beautiful and magical spots.

Ana Pueyo


Over the last years, we have been working with Carmen Klammer to record photographically wishes that we grant for seriously and terminally ill children. The quality of her work is extraordinary and, unlike other photographers, you can barely feel her presence in the room. I would unconditionally recommend Carmen to anyone.

Neil Swan

CEO, Starlight Children, London

“You are part of the gang of angels, you capture what we see and feel! And that’s a true skill because you capture the sometimes fleeting, ethereal, funny and surreal things that happen with our kids!” “Carmen is sensitive to people’s needs, non-intrusive and catches the essence of the projects in ways that only her work can truly describe.”

Sue Redmond

Chair, Full of Life Kensington&Chelsea, London

“As a yoga teacher I needed some professional photos and I was lucky enough to have just met Carmen. We had so much fun and instead of feeling selfconcious she made me feel free and playful. Carmen loves people and sees beauty everywhere, her photos show for it. I still treasure them and the memories they bring back of that beautiful afternoon in the Pelion.”

Lisan Bremmers

Hooyoga, Sweeden

Not only is Carmen incredibly professional and fantastic to have as part of the team for the night but Carmen’s photographs are brilliant. Carmen’s photography captures the whole atmosphere of the event, which is exactly what we require to use them in our event portfolio. I could not recommend Carmen Klammer enough!

Charlotte Bridgewater

Events Manager, London

Carmen’s ability to capture her subjects’ soul is outstanding, and her photographs are such a pleasure to look at. I would strongly recommend her work to anyone in need of a great photographer, as Carmen’s versatility allows her to adjust to any photographic need.

Gabriella Incalza

Freelance Broadcast Producer, London

Carmen is always a pleasure to work with and a very talented photographer who not only works skillfully to a brief but also manages to capture the unexpected in the most wonderful way! I have always had great results when working with Carmen on a variety of projects.

Sue Wildman

Head of Wish Granting, Starlight Children’s Foundation, London

Carmen’s portraits achieve a tense balance between abstract and realism, encryption and decryption. She has a real talent for capturing the essence of the moment and revealing the soul of her subject.

Sophia Fileri

Freelance Editorial Consultant, London

Carmen photographed our wedding beautifully capturing all the joyous emotions from every single guest from what was a magical 3 days. Nothing was impossible for her – the fact that the tiny medieval church crammed full with our 150 guests was so dark was no issue; standing on top of the wedding car (practically a monster truck) in order to get all guests into the picture was no problem; making herself heard and instructing 150 guests what to do – no worries;
She had an amazing presence and to this day everyone who was at the wedding remembers her wonderful fun and bright personality.
Most importantly though, the photos that she took over the 3 days are of the most excellent quality: lighting and composition totally perfect.
Since our wedding, Carmen has also photographed our two children on a number of occasions and I’m still amazed at how she can capture individuals’ characters that she doesn’t have any regular contact with so perfectly.

Katja V. Schweitzer

Brighton, UK


about me


Starting out as a photographer’s assistant and production assistant in London and Paris in the late 80s/early 90s (working on productions with greats like David Baily, Paolo Roversi, Mario Testino, et al.)

More than 20 years as a freelance photographer in London, covering all sorts of stories for a variety of clients, organisations, newspapers ..

Favourite subjects: people, arts & culture (especially performing arts, dance and music), lifestyle, style portraits …

My forte is to capture the spirit and the atmosphere of an event, a place, people.
Many of my portrait sitters have said that they really recognise themselves in the photos, often for the first time. (“The pictures are just wonderful, dear Carmen! I’ll put it this way, you’ve got my “essence”. I can see myself in the pictures and find myself beautiful. And that happened very seldom in the 69 years of my life. To count on one hand. That’s what makes a good photographer and that’s you. “A bestower of joy”! “Edith Seifert) read more testimonials

Most cherished experience: Expedition photographer on Raleigh International, Expedition Namibia 2001, three months covering various projects all over the country

Special interests: Yoga, Horses, Greece and the Mediterranean, Dance & Performing Arts

Languages: English, German, Italian, French, learning Greek, some Spanish

Style: Natural, spontaneous, informal; however always keeping a professional attitude.

Now based in Lucca, Tuscany, at times in London and Athens, and happy to travel.


Inizio come assistente fotografa e assistente di produzione a Londra e Parigi tra la fine degli anni ’80 e i primi anni ’90 (lavorando a produzioni con grandi artisti come David Baily, Paolo Roversi, Mario Testino)

Più di 20 anni come fotografa freelance a Londra, coprendo ogni sorta di storie per una varietà di clienti, organizzazioni, giornali, dalla politica ai royals a festivals ed eventi privati ..

Soggetti preferiti: persone, arte e cultura, spettacolo, danza, ritratti di stile …

Il mio forte è catturare lo spirito e l’atmosfera di un evento, un luogo, una persona.
Molti dei miei soggetti hanno affermato di riconoscersi veramente nelle foto, spesso per la prima volta. (“Le immagini sono semplicemente meravigliose, cara Carmen! La metterò in questo modo, tu hai catturato la mia “essenza”. E ciò accadde molto raramente nei 69 anni di la mia vita.  Sei un dispensatore di gioia!” Edith Seifert)

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Interessi speciali: Yoga, cavalli, Grecia e Mediterraneo, tango

Lingue: inglese, tedesco, italiano, francese, greco (agli inizi), spagnolo

Stile: naturale, spontaneo, informale; comunque mantenendo sempre un atteggiamento professionale.

Ora la mia base è a Lucca, in Toscana, e sono felice di viaggiare.

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