RedHatPhoto.com About a middle-aged woman in a red hat who loves taking photos of Northampton Saints Rugby

My name is Claire Jones and I am the club photographer at Northampton Saints Rugby Club. I have been at the Saints for fourteen seasons and love taking photos of the men in GB&G in action. I am accredited for the Gallagher Premiership, the Premiership Rugby Cup and the European Rugby Champions Cup.

Courtney Lawes, Heineken Champions Cup, December 2020

I am known by many in rugby simply because I wear a daft red hat. I wear it because years ago I borrowed a red hat to wear because of the cold - I looked very silly and it made people laugh. But soon it became my brand and Northampton Saints supporters expect me to wear it to every game.

Ollie Sleightholme, Gallagher Premiership, June 2021

I am Mrs Red Hat and I love taking photos of my beloved Saints. And all my work raises money for a great cause - this season it is the Northampton Saints Wheelchair Rugby team. I love working with the wheelchair rugby guys - they have a great team ethic and play rugby in the spirit of our game.

Teimana Harrison, European Rugby Challenge Cup, April 2021

I travel thousands of miles each season taking photos - I haven't missed a game since January 2013 which is well over 250 games. I shoot with three cameras at a game a Nikon D6 with either a 400mm f2.8 or a 200-400mm f4; a Nikon D5 with a 70-200mm f2.8 and a Nikon D850 with a 24-70mm f2.8.

Alex Waller, Gallagher Premiership, June 2021

I am very lucky that I get to work with a fabulous team at the Saints - my work would be impossible without the support of the Saints management, coaches, players, media and operations teams. I owe them a huge debt of thanks for their efforts.

Enjoy my photos!

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