It’s not often that I’m in front of the camera and I’ll admit that I feel awkward and uncomfortable. Most couples initially find the thought of someone with a camera spending all day around them quite daunting and I really do understand this feeling. I have many years of experience behind the camera and I will make sure you feel at ease and can enjoy your day without worrying about having your photo taken.
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A Little Bit of Info About Me...
It’s become rather a cliché for photographers to say they’ve had a camera in their hands since they were a child but as the daughter of a professional photographer I suppose it was inevitable that I would start young. Although I only have hazy memories of it my sisters and myself often accompanied my dad when he was shooting sporting events and I’ve had my own camera from around the age of eight.
I studied Graphic Design & Photography and worked as video editor and producer but eventually my love of photography combined with a passion for travel, seeing new places and meeting new people lead me to start my own wedding photography business.
Although I’ve been photographing weddings for over ten years now I still find each one just as exciting and inspiring as the first ones I photographed. I love to photograph people in love, to capture those little moments and special gestures that are unique to each couple. And of course I’ve mentioned I love to travel, whether I’m driving along the leafy lanes of southern England or hopping on a plane for a destination wedding I’m always excited to be heading somewhere unfamiliar.
My Parents’ Wedding Photo – Almost Fifty Years Old
There’s my Dad, gazing proudly at my Mum. That’s my Mum, radiant and beautiful as she looks back at him. Hairstyles and wedding fashions have changed so much but almost fifty years later the print still looks great and is very dear to my heart. This picture is why I include something printed in all of my wedding packages.
Quick facts about Louise
Despite being a professional photographer, I hate having my picture taken! But I love the memories that come back when looking at photos and remembering how I felt at that precise moment in time.
I am a former short track speed skater at an international level and used to travel around Europe for competitions and training camps.
I have a black rescue cat called Rossi, who follows me everywhere, and a tortoise called Chip (he has a chip on his shell). A neighbour gave him to me when I was 13 years old while I was taking my rabbit and guinea pig out for a walk - and he’s still going strong now (although I no longer walk guinea pigs on a lead, that would just look weird). Chip is a little boring but the highlight is feeding him buttercups.
I really dislike cheese! But wish it was something I could eat.
I love gardening, watching my vegetables and flowers grow is so satisfying, I can easily spend an afternoon lost in thought pulling weeds out the garden.
My introduction to photography came early in life as my father had one of the first mobile colour film developing labs in the UK. Tagging along as a young girl while he worked, it wasn’t long before I had a camera of my own and was shooting both my daily life and my travels.
I shot my first wedding in 2007, when some uni friends asked me to photograph their wedding (I studied graphic design with photography). I was thrown in the deep end as it was November and rained all day. Far from put me off, it encouraged me to build up a business alongside my editing and producer job, and I went full time seven years ago and haven’t looked back.
GET IN TOUCH AND SAY HI
If you are thinking of booking me as your photographer and would like to discuss all things wedding, I am more than happy to jump on a Skype call or meet in person over a cup of tea or coffee.