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BEAUTIFUL ADVENTURE

WHEN IT COMES TO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY I SEE THINGS A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY. I LOOK FOR EMOTIONS AND CAPTURE ATMOSPHERES, AND BRING A FINE-ART TOUCH TO MY WORK. I TAKE ON A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF WEDDINGS EACH YEAR AS I INVEST A LOT OF TIME IN GETTING TO KNOW YOU AND SUPPORTING YOUR VISION.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE MY STYLE AND PERSONALITY ARE THE PERFECT FIT FOR YOU SO PLEASE TAKE A LOOK THROUGH MY PORTFOLIO AND ALL THE INFORMATION FOUND BELOW. YOU CAN COMPARE COLLECTIONS, TAKE A WANDER THROUGH SOME FULL GALLERIES, AND FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW TO CUSTOMISE YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION.

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WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH

I love working with adventurous couples who are head over heels in love and want someone to capture their wedding story in a candid, emotive and artistic way. I work best with people when they relax and put their trust in me to capture their connection and create something beautiful and unique just for them.

I document genuine moments as they naturally happen and invest my time with you before your wedding day to understand your relationship and learn about the family members and guests who matter most to you. By the time your big day arrives I will be one of the gang, helping to zip up dresses and pin on boutonnieres. Then, as the moments unfold. I’ll stay in the background unobtrusively focusing on telling your story. You won’t find me recreating events, but you will find me observing and anticipating moments before they ever happen.

If you would like to capture some special candid portraits, you can expect a relaxed and unposed experience. We’ll work together in a beautiful location on a timeline that works with your schedule. Whilst I may give a little direction about where the light is best, I will take a hands off approach allowing you some quiet time to make the moment your own.

When we’re done you’ll have the complete story of your weddings with photos that will take your breath away every time you look at them. If that’s something that excites you, we’ll be a perfect fit!

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WHAT IS INCLUDED IN OUR PHOTO COLLECTION?

Every day is different, but, as a very loose and general rule, you will receive up to 400 photographs for 6 hours of coverage and up to 600 for 12 hours of coverage. For Connection Sessions, circa 75. Every wedding is individual and unique in size, in moments and in opportunity and it’s impossible to quote an absolute figure that works across all possible scenarios. Part of why you choose me as your photographer is my curation of your images to tell your story. The wedding itself is just the very start of the creative process. I carefully cull, curate, and edit every image that I know you will love – even the occasional photo that may ‘technically’ not quite make the grade, but if the moment is special, it will be included. I promise I won’t leave anything out. You will get the best images from all that I photograph throughout your day.

All of your edited files are delivered in high resolution and web optimiSed JPEG formats via an online viewing gallery, these are very easy to download with no watermarks and full print release. Take a look through the complete sample albums below to experience these.

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WHEN WILL OUR COLLECTION BE DELIVERED?

I aim to get a few ‘Sneak Peak’ images to you within a few days of your wedding. Your big day is only the start of the creative process. Over the next 8-12 weeks I will carefully process your images, prepare your gallery and create your slideshow – making sure your photographs will do your memories justice. The attention to detail that goes into finishing your photographs is essential to my artistry and not something that can be rushed.

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CAN WE SEE A COMPLETE WEDDING THAT YOU HAVE PHOTOGRAPHED?

Of course! I think it’s really important for you to see how I document an entire wedding day – the details, the moments, the feelings – everything that makes a wedding so special and unique.

I have posted links to a few complete galleries at the bottom of this page.

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DO YOU GIVE OUT 'RAW' (UNEDITED) FILES?

My editing is a fundamental  part of my art and unique style and I do not deliver raw files. Giving out my unedited files would be like a chef giving out uncooked ingredients to his customers. No one wants raw chicken, trust me!  

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DO I NEED A SHOT LIST?

A few weeks before your wedding I’ll send you a questionnaire. Your answers will tell me everything I need to know about your wedding plans so I don’t miss a thing. The questionnaire will include a list of groupings for your family photos. You will also find recommendations for special photos and an area to add extra information.

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DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?

I absolutely love traveling and I am always  inspired by new places and cultures. I’ll happily go anywhere you invite me – especially if it’s warm in the winter!!

Travel costs only apply if your location requires a flight or is over 50 miles away from EX16 postcode. For locations further afield, mileage is charged at 45p per mile plus accommodation, if required.

Travel fees for destination weddings are customised depending your location and plans, however they generally include two nights at a hotel and round trip flight out of either Exeter or Bristol airport.

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HOW DO WE SECURE OUR DATE?

After we’ve talked about which package works best for your wedding, I’ll send along a formal proposal with the contract and payment information through a  custom online portal.

I require a 25% non-refundable retainer and a signed agreement to confirm your booking. The balance is due in full one month before your wedding day.

You may also spread your payments out between those times –  however it works best for you. 

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WHAT DO WE WEAR FOR OUR CONNECTION SESSION?

I find that men look great  in dark clothing, whether it is a smart casual outfit, or a beautifully cut suit, which is always very dashing.For women I suggest something flowing and neutral in colour, with natural hair and makeup. This sits perfectly with my aesthetic and the English landscape and does not overpower you as a couple, ensuring your connection is the focus of the photographs

The most important thing is to just be you and wear something that you feel comfortable in. Do not feel like you have to dress up if that’s not your thing – jeans and snuggly knits are just as cool!

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WHAT IS THE GIFBOOTH?

The GIFs & Giggles GIFbooth is a fun and unique twist on the classic photo booth add on! Not just any old average “photo booth”, but a seriously fun digital spin on the classic party add-on.

With the Magic Mirror GIFbooth your guests create animated GIFs to capture all the fun & action of the party!

GIFs are uploaded overnight to an online gallery where you can view, download and chuckle over all the GIFs from your event the very next day!

The Magic Mirror is super-stylish, compact and looks awesome in every venue! Only £250 or included with all day wedding coverage.

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WHAT ARE YOUR ALBUMS LIKE?

I offer expertly designed and printed wedding and family albums built to last a lifetime.  Take a look HERE for more information and look out for the packages below that include albums

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DO YOU HAVE ANY CLIENT REVIEWS?

Yes! I am proud to say that all of my reviews are 5-star. Take a moment to read them here on facebook and here on google

PACKAGES & A LA CARTE PRICING

 I give my all to every wedding I photograph and offer multiple options for coverage from 4 hours to 12 hours with an array of high-quality albums and add-ons.  Scroll down to find the one package that fits your plans perfectly.

UNLIMITED COVERAGE – INCLUDING 2ND PHOTOGRAPHER & ALBUM BUNDLE

Coverage from as early as you’ll have me until the last of your guests leave the dance floor, along with a second photographer to capture even more guests and all the details. PLUS you’ll receive 3 beautiful albums, with a main album designed just for the two of you and two parent albums to share.
  • UNLIMITED PHOTOGRAPHY COVERAGE (min 12 hours)
  • SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER
  • ALBUM BUNDLE one main album – 12×12 including 10 Spreads (20 pages) and two parent albums – 10×10 including 10 Spreads (20 pages)
  • COMPLIMENTARY CONNECTION SESSION (Scheduled Mon-Thurs, within 25 miles of EX16) 
  • GIFS & GIGGLES MAGIC MIRROR GIFBOOTH
  • ONLINE GALLERY HOSTING
  • KEEPSAKE PRESENTATION USB BOX Complete with Prints
  • PRINTABLE HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITAL FILES with Full Print Release

‘I am a woman rarely lost for words, but photos by Louise left me speechless and tearful with delight and gratitude- I cannot recommend this lady highly enough (she’s not 5* she’s 10* – stellar!).

There might be lots of people who can photograph your special day, but few gifted enough to capture it. Louise does exactly that – the very essence and feeling of those most treasured moments.

FULL DAY COVERAGE

A minimum of 10 hours of coverage ensures I don’t miss a thing from getting ready at dawn to slow dancing under the stars at dusk
  • MINIMUM 10 HOURS PHOTOGRAPHY COVERAGE
  • COMPLIMENTARY CONNECTION SESSION (Scheduled Mon-Thurs, within 25 miles of EX16) 
  • GIFs & GIGGLES GIFBOOTH with lots of fun props to get your guests giggling!
  • TRAVEL WITHIN THE SOUTH WEST INCLUDED (2 hours travel of EX16)
  • BEAUTIFUL ARCHIVAL QUALITY FINE ART PRINTS
  • ONLINE GALLERY HOSTING for 12 months
  • PRINTABLE HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITAL FILES with Full Print Release

“These are not images I shall look at once and put in a drawer, they are real treasures and it lifts my spirit to look at them. I will look at these often because it takes me back to these precious moments.

I so wish I had the money to pay her twice the fee because it would be worth every penny.’

ESSENTIAL COVERAGE

8 hours of continuous coverage capturing all the major elements and the real heart of your wedding day, from a little prep to some dance floor action, this popular collection also includes a Connection Session
  • MINIMUM 8 HOURS PHOTOGRAPHY COVERAGE
  • TRAVEL WITHIN THE SOUTH WEST INCLUDED (2 hours travel of EX16)
  • ONLINE GALLERY HOSTING for 12 months
  • PRINTABLE HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITAL FILES with Full Print Release

Massive thank you and love! We are blown away by the lovely photos which really captured the fun of our day! We cannot thank you enough for being part of our special day.

We’re both so sad that we’re nearly at the end of our journey with you, as it’s been a massive pleasure to speak to you and get to know each other…

J&G

ELOPEMENTs & INTIMATE WEDDINGS

I adore capturing small weddings and elopements because they are uniquely intimate and personal. I created this collection for beautifully intimate ceremonies of 2-20 guests. 
  • 2 HOURS OF PHOTOGRAPHY COVERAGE* (2 hour minimum)
  • £200 PER HOUR AFTER INITIAL 2 HOURS
  • ONLINE GALLERY HOSTING for 12 months
  • PRINTABLE HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITAL FILES with Full Print Release

*Not available on Saturdays from May to October)

BESPOKE PACKAGES

No matter what your dreams or destination, I can customise a package to fit your needs and desires. 

Please note I do not offer coverage for less than 4 hours on Saturday’s, and bank holidays.

Reach out, I am so excited to hear about you and your plans!

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Louise May Photography is a place where all couples are affirmed and celebrated, regardless of their age, gender identity, sexuality, race, religion or disability.

 

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