Hi friends! My name is Claire Hadler!

A NINETEEN YEAR OLD GIRL WHO GREW UP IN A TINY TOWN,
BUT HOLDS BIG DREAMS IN HER HEART.


While I was born and raised in small town in Southeast Missouri, I have always yearned to see more.

That yearn has lived on inside of me all of my life, and now, I go to school halfway across the country in Virginia, at a school named Liberty University. At Liberty, I am studying Strategic Communications with a minor in Graphic Design.

I have big dreams that revolve around traveling, living in a big city, taking photos, and working in marketing.

But even though I have big dreams, that is not my definition. My definition comes from the one who created me, which is where my adoration for life truly comes from.

I am a follower of Christ, and He is the one who has truly changed my life.

He is my constant and my joy.

He is truly the reason I can do this job in the way that I get to do it.

Because this job is more than just the craft, but rather about the impact of the craft.

Photography is my ministry, and I am so blessed to be able to use this gift for the glory of God.

So to sum me up, I'd say that I am a girl who loves Jesus with her whole heart, and because of that, I can love people with my whole heart as well.

And that is how byclairehadler will forever run.

How did you get started?


Ever since I was a kid, I loved to create. Whether it was American Girl Doll stop motions or Video Star music videos, I was always making some type of digital art.

When I was sixteen, my parents got me my first little point and shoot camera, and I instantly fell in love with it.

What started as taking pictures of my mom's flowers and my dog, slowly turned into so much more.

Soon enough, I was taking my friend's senior pictures for free, and that is when I decided to make an Instagram account dedicated to my photography because "why not?!"

I started my Instagram @byclairehadler a little under two years ago. The reason I named it what I did was because I thought I was going to feature my videos and graphic design projects as well as photographs, so I didn't want to name it specifically for photography. But after awhile, the name just kind of stuck, even though I now solely use it for photography. I would say that last summer is when I realized that this little side hobby could be more than that. I started pouring a lot more of my time into this craft, and wow I have been in awe of how the Lord has worked through this gift He has given me.

The apparent ministry that is present within photography is so strong. I have been able to use this camera as a vessel for ministry in ways I never thought I would be able to.

ME DOIN MY THING !!

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Random Facts about me!


  • I'm taller than most people expect me to be ... I'm 5'8" !
  • I am an only child
  • I absolutely love paddle-boarding
  • I have never dyed my hair
  • I would hop on a plane at any moment
  • I have one dog (an aussie), one cat, and two bunnies
  • I played tennis in highschool
  • My dream is to study abroad soon in Rome, Italy (imagine the pictures!)

CURRENTLY LOCATED IN:

Lynchburg, Virginia


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