About Us

Established in 2001 in New Orleans, Eau Claire Photographics is a beautifully dynamic photographic business with highly accredited and widely published team who specialize in unforgettable wedding photography.

Dripping with opulence, oozing originality, or characteristically classic; whatever your wedding style, this highly acclaimed husband and wife duo will make sure your momentous day is framed to perfection, forever.

Every wedding in unique. Every couple has a special story.  The creative and respectful approach we take, captures the true essence of the day, and the moments that matter the most. If you want trusted creative professionals to deliver exceptional, honest, and precious photographics for your wedding, whether it is here or abroad – you can trust the team at Eau Claire to do this, and more.

About Sandra

Sandra O’Claire fostered an early passion; she formally studied, developed and transformed a love from as far back as her childhood into the successful business that is Eau Claire Photographics is today.  To date she has more than 20 years’ professional photography experience and defines her style as “natural and in the moment”.

Working as a commercial photographer for many years, she has been published in Vanity Fair, Fitness Magazine, and Food and Wine to name just a few. Following Katrina, Sandra went to NYC and spent four years photographing weddings there, and around the country. Returning to New Orleans in 2009, to photograph the Southern weddings she loves.

About Sam 

Sam Hanna grew up in London and has decades of experience both in publishing and photography.  Sam and Sandra met through mutual photography interests in 2009 following her return to New Orleans.

With synergies immediately apparent between the two almost instantly, he joined Eau Claire Photographics that same year.  In 2013, Sam and Sandra combined their passions, along with a few other things! They got married and became the hugely successful and talented husband and wife photography team that is Eau Claire Photographics.

Like Sandra, Sam also works as a commercial photographer however, he specializes in culinary photography. Sam has an impressively extensive list of national and local clients.  He has recently completed and published a photography book called Fun, Funky and Fabulous, and delivered the photography for Poppy Tooker’s, Tujague’s Cookbook.  His infamous food website displaying his exceptional culinary photography can be seen here; http://hannafoto.com.

Based in New Orleans, the team have travelled globally to photograph weddings for their clients world-wide.