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Sadler’s Smokehouse Photoshoot

June 21, 2017

I had the pleasure of working with a great team again last week for this photoshoot for Sadler’s BBQ. In case you missed it, I shot for Sadler’s BBQ at the end of January and the images from that shoot can be found here. Since 1948,the Sadler family has been bringing the authentic pit-smoked flavors that originated with family, tradition, and the hope of future. What started as a family owned smokehouse has now evolved into a wholesale foodservice business and spread their authentic-tasting barbecue onto the shelves of stores across the country.

I also got to partner with the very talented Austin food stylist, Tina Bell Stamos again and I can’t say enough good things about Tina! Her easy demeanor, her knowledge of the food industry and styling, and her kindness and accessibility was all SUCH a pleasure to work alongside! Thank you Tina for your beautiful work- you make my job truly enjoyable! Creating a smoke pit with all your tricks and trade tools made for a great day!

Thank you to the team at Sadler’s BBQ and Tina, it was another fun shoot! I hope you enjoy the sneak peek of images! SadlersSmokedMeats_CLAIREMCCORMACKPHOTOGRAPHY-5644SadlersSmokedMeats_CLAIREMCCORMACKPHOTOGRAPHY-5789SadlersSmokedMeats_CLAIREMCCORMACKPHOTOGRAPHY-5851SadlersSmokedMeats_CLAIREMCCORMACKPHOTOGRAPHY-5972SadlersSmokedMeats_CLAIREMCCORMACKPHOTOGRAPHY-6026

Camp Well {Fredericksburg}

May 5, 2017

I had the privilege this week to go to my hometown of Fredericksburg, Texas and photograph the second ever Camp Well Retreat for my dear and talented friends behind the Well Studio. Camp Well is a 4-day deep rooted venture for the dreamers and doers, hosted by the Well Summit. And the Well Summit is a collection of gatherings, events and experiences hosted by The Well Studio. Jenn Jett and Kelly Rucker are passionate about gathering women….dreamers, doers and entrepreneurs – to create a space where women can reflect, refocus and rest in the midst of their full lives.

Camp Well is the perfect balance of workshops, breakout sessions, one on one mentor sessions, outdoor experiences that all catalyst for:

  • Reflecting on our gifts & identity and shedding fear and distractions
  • Refocusing our values and priorities
  • Resetting our goals with strategy
  • Resting from the busy and overwhelm
  • Rejoicing in the Lord’s authorship of it all, lots of laughs, late night chats and wine of course

Realizing that awesome things happen when women gather their hope is to create these retreats to celebrating one another! Enjoy these images from the week and be sure to check out the Well Studio here and if you’re interested in the next Camp Well, click here–  it looks amazing!! Colorado in the fall, what could be better! Enjoy the preview of the amazing experience from Fredericksburg!


If you’re interested in seeing the full gallery of images, visit this link! Thanks!

Sadler’s BBQ

February 7, 2017

It’s good to be blogging again! Between moving to Austin and having a baby last year, life has been busy, but I’m thrilled to fill this page with some great photos and recognize some talented people more this year!


I had the pleasure of photographing for Sadler’s BBQ at the end of January. Since 1948,the Sadler family has been bringing the authentic pit-smoked flavors that originated with family, tradition, and the hope of future. What started as a family owned smokehouse has now evolved into a wholesale foodservice business and spread their authentic-tasting barbecue onto the shelves of stores across the country.

The very talented Austin food stylist, Tina Bell Stamos, worked on this project with me. I can’t say enough good things about Tina- her easy demeanor, her knowledge of the food industry and styling, and her kindness and accessibility was all SUCH a pleasure to work alongside! Thank you Tina for your beautiful work- you make my job truly enjoyable!

And lastly, Tarica and the team at Kettle & Brine – thank you for all the beautiful props we got to use for this shoot! The ceramics, linens and all we’re so beautiful! “Born out of a love for good food and great design, Kettle & Brine was launched out of our desire to live more thoughtfully through the objects that we chose to surround ourselves with on a daily basis. Our spirit is best captured by our name. The kettle represents the utilitarian accessories, while the brine stands for the extra little efforts that go a long way into making a meal great.” Be sure to stop by and enjoy this great Austin store!

Thank you to the team at Sadler’s BBQ, Tina and Kettle & Brine, what a fun shoot this was! I hope you enjoy these images! sadlersbbq_clairemccormackphotography-1834sadlersbbq_clairemccormackphotography-1880sadlersbbq_clairemccormackphotography-1980sadlersbbq_clairemccormackphotography-1889sadlersbbq_clairemccormackphotography-1979sadlersbbq_clairemccormackphotography-1796sadlersbbq_clairemccormackphotography-1929sadlersbbq_clairemccormackphotography-1958sadlersbbq_clairemccormackphotography-2018

Chicon {Austin}

May 4, 2016

I had the pleasure of working with the fine team at Chicon last week for Austin’s Uber Eats. Chicon is the sister restaurant to Contigo, a longtime favorite of Austinites and recently took over the space for Gardner. Ben Edgerton & Andrew Wiseheart and their team know how to make people feel comfortable, provide great food & drink, and make a beautiful setting while they are at it! Enjoy a sneak peek of images from Chicon. And if you’re really craving their food, order on Uber Eats from now on or just stop by to take it all in for yourself! Enjoy! Chicon-HERO_9626Chicon-BatteredBeerFish_9651Chicon-Gnocchi_9572Chicon-Interior_9524Chicon-SoftPretzel_9578

Uber Eats {Austin}

March 24, 2016

UnitDPizzeria-Hero_7750I’ve had the pleasure of working with Uber Eats in Austin the last few months in preparation for the launch of their new app that is being released to the public today! I’ve loved meeting all of the great restaurants around town that are partnering with the delivery service for fast, fresh, affordable food! If you’re in central Austin and love good food delivered in under 10 minutes, check out the new Uber Eats app! Thanks to the multitude of amazing restaurants in town that allowed me into their spaces and gave me their time! Looking forward to getting to dine with you each soon! In the meantime, enjoy this sneak peek of what’s to come!

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Thanks to Austin restaurants : Jacoby’s, Unit D Pizzeria, Manueals, Changos, Ms. P’s Electric Cock, House Pizzeria, Chi’Lantro’s, Southside Flying Pizza, Stiles Switch BBQ & Daily Juice!

Hoffman Haus : Texas Hill Country Getaway

March 15, 2016

It was such a pleasure working with the Hoffman Haus team this spring! Their updated website went live yesterday with their new photography I was able to partner with them on! I couldn’t be more thrilled to see this project come to life and to have had the opportunity to work with this amazing team! Leslie and her staff have worked so hard over the last decade to create a beautiful space, environment, accommodations and getaway for travelers to the Texas Hill Country! I hope you’ll visit them next time you’re in Fredericksburg! In the meantime, enjoy some snapshots of their new website and feel free to visit it here to learn more! From spa experiences to luxury accommodations to hot meals delivered to your doorstep, it’s an experience you won’t want to miss !

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Zagat : 14 Most Photogenic Dishes in Dallas

September 1, 2015

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I’m am happy to see Zagat publish the top 14 Most Photogenic Dishes in Dallas/Fort-Worth and to be featured with Society Bakery! Thank you Zagat and as always, happy to see the wonderful Society Bakery being celebrated!!


James | Architectural Digest

August 12, 2015

I had the pleasure of working with Meredith Ellis & her team to photograph James, an interior design showroom nestled in a chic 1930’s bungalow in the heart of downtown Austin. This concept is a beautiful mixture of detail, design and daring fabrics, antiques and incredible talent. The images hit Architectural Digest’s blog yesterday and I’m thrilled to share them with you now! Enjoy this and be sure to stop by James next time you’re in Austin!

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The Second Floor Restaurant : The Westin Dallas

June 16, 2015

Thank you to The Westin Dallas’s The Second Floor Restaurant for letting me stop by a few weeks ago for a fun food photoshoot! They partnered with Travelzoo for an upcoming release of a great dinner & brunch special. Enjoy these sneak peeks of the space and food! Thank you again to the whole team of chefs and servers for your help and execution of beautiful dishes and company! Thanks! Westin Dallas CLAIRE MCCORMACK PHOTOGRAPHY-8310 Westin Dallas CLAIRE MCCORMACK PHOTOGRAPHY-8313 Westin Dallas CLAIRE MCCORMACK PHOTOGRAPHY-8424Westin Dallas CLAIRE MCCORMACK PHOTOGRAPHY-8316 Westin Dallas CLAIRE MCCORMACK PHOTOGRAPHY-8318 Westin Dallas CLAIRE MCCORMACK PHOTOGRAPHY-8462

{The Last Five Years}

February 3, 2015

Hi friends!! First of all, thank you for reading this blog and following my work all these years. To say I’m honored would be an understatement.

I started this work five years ago. I was fresh out of college with the perfect combination of courage, drive, youth and naivety. I left my job in 2009 and ventured out on my own, yet to discover what it was I really wanted to do with my skills. I had a desire to create beautiful things and meet amazing people along the way. Determined and disciplined, I spent my time efficiently working from my little townhouse in Uptown Dallas, without a clue as to what I was doing, but each day getting closer and closer to discovering it.

Along the way, I met filmmakers, artists, chefs, CEO’s, designers, directors, musicians, business leaders, storytellers, producers, editors, publicists, writers, entrepreneurs, creatives, speakers, friends, peers and dreamers.

I learned a craft.

I struggled, a lot .

I got better.

I got scared.

I grew.

I studied.

I challenged myself.

I asked questions.

I made mistakes.

I learned lessons.

And more lessons.

I was stretched.

I was humbled.

I was hungry for more.

It was the people that drew me into each project and each story. It was the stories that made me a better photographer. It was the photography that made me a better artist. It was my family and friends that made me believe in myself as an artist. And it was my clients that let me partner with them and produce beautiful things.

Along the way, I was able to create something I love. Along the way, I was able to refine my craft, skill and experience.

Throughout the years I photographed commercial work and weddings, and eventually landed in the world of food. Throughout the years I worked with clients ranging from the west coast to the east coast and everywhere in between, locally and internationally. I grew as a photographer, friend, daughter, sister and person. And along the way, I also became a wife and a mother. My business is my creativity paired with the talent of those around me. My business has shaped my life. It has come with me throughout the years and I look forward to the story that will unfold in the next 30 years. I look forward to my children growing up and peeking into this other world of mine : my creative space; my passion for beautiful food, talented people, and wonderful stories.

To my clients, my followers, my friends, thank you for letting me be a part of your story. Thank you for coming along for the ride the last five years. I hope you’ll stick around. It’s been a pleasure meeting you, working with you and hearing from you. I hope this blog continues to serves as a place to connect with you all, while keeping you up to date on the work I’m producing for my clients and myself! I always love hearing from you.

Cheers to you all. Thank you for letting me do what I love the last five years. I’m forever grateful- as a photographer, but also as a wife, a mother, a daughter and a friend. I’m a better person because of the amazing people I work with and projects I work on. Thank you. I look forward to what 2015 has in store for us and in the meantime, feel free to head over to the website to see new work posted! XO

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