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LET’S GET STARTED ON A 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.

REACH OUT TO SECURE YOUR DATE!

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WHO IS YOUR IDEAL CLIENT?

I love working with adventurous couples who are totally in love and want someone to capture their fun and emotion-filled Wedding story in a candid, emotive and artistic way. I work best with people who are relaxed and put their trust in me to capture their connection and create something beautiful and unique for them. I keep in regular touch during the run up to your Wedding day so that we get to know each other and build a rapport. I’m usually one of the gang, helping to zip up dresses and pin button holes by the time the big day arrives!!

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HOW DO YOU WORK?

I’m a part of your day to document genuine moments as they naturally happen. I invest time with you before your wedding day to understand what and who is important in your unique story and for most of the day itself I stay very hands off, unobtrustively focusing purely on telling this story. You won’t find me recreating moments, but you will find me watching and ready to capture those moments before they even happen.

If you would like to capture some special moments between you as a couple, this is also a very relaxed and unposed experience. We work together, in a beautiful location, to make images that are unique to you. Whilst I may give a little direction about where we find the light, I then step back so you can make the moment your own, which allows me to capture your connection in honest, natural photos.

My goal at every wedding is to tell your story and capture moments that are important to you and to ultimately create a portrait of your connection that takes your breath away. If that’s something that excites you, we’ll be a perfect fit.

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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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WHAT DO WE GET & WHEN?

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.

I aim to get a few ‘Sneak Peak’ images to you within a few days of your wedding day. Your wedding itself is only the start of the creative process, over the next 8-12 weeks I take my time to master your images, prepare your gallery and create your slideshow – making sure your photographs are ready to do your memories justice. This is a huge part of the art of telling the story of your day and not something that can be rushed..

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

No, I don’t. My editing is a HUGE part of my art and unique style. It’s half of the end result I deliver. Giving out my unedited files would be like a chef giving out uncooked ingredients to his customers. No one wants raw chicken, trust me! I promise I’ll deliver all the photos you’ll want, and if for some reason you think I missed something, please do just pop me a message.

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DO I NEED A SHOT LIST?

Nope! A few weeks before the wedding I’ll send you a questionnaire which will tell me everything I need to know about your wedding plans. Included within that is the only shot list I ask for – the groupings for your family photos. There are recommendations about what people normally do and an area to fill in what’s unique to your family.

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DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?

Sure do! I absolutely love travelling and being 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 with locations that require a flight or that are over 50 miles away from EX16 postcode. For locations further afield, mileage is charged at 45p per mile plus accommodation, if required.

Destination weddings are customised depending on the specifics of your location and plans, however it’s generally 2 nights hotel and round trip flight out of either Exeter or Bristol airport.

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HOW DO WE BOOK?

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 in a custom online portal.

I require a 25% non-refundable retainer and a signed agreement to confirm your booking. The balance is due 1 month before your wedding day.

I’m totally happy for you to spread your payments between that time –  however works best for you. If you’d like to set something up, just let me know!

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WHAT DO WE WEAR FOR OUR CONNECTION SESSION?

My advice here would be for men to wear dark clothing, aim for smart casual, although a beautifully cut suit is always very dashing. Ladies I would suggest something flowing and neutral in colour, with natural hair and makeup. This sits perfectly in the aesthetic of the landscape and does not over power you as a couple, ensuring you are the focus of the image.

However! I would always also say to just be you and absolutely 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! If you wear something you feel awkward and uncomfortable in, that will show in your images, so ultimately just be the unique ‘you’ that you are, and if you have any questions, I’m always here to help!

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WHAT IS THE GIFBOOTH?

The GIFs & Giggles GIFbooth is a fun and unique twist on the classic photobooth add on! Find out more HERE

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WHAT ARE YOUR ALBUMS LIKE?

Great question! There’s some information HERE about that, and you can read below about what packages include albums.

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DO YOU HAVE ANY CLIENT REVIEWS?

Yes! You can read all my reviews here on facebook and here on google

SO WHAT DOES IT COST?

I used to call this my investment page, but ‘investment’ makes it sound a little like it’s going to cost you one arm, one leg, AND you’ll have to break into that future dream home piggy bank! So, although I do wholeheartedly believe that your photography IS an investment, it’s for entirely different reasons than all the pound signs that word flashes before your eyes!

I could spiel the old ‘when the day is over and all the cake has gone, all that is left is your photos…’ but, if you’ve stuck with me this far, you know all this already. So, as one bride once said….

‘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.

I really do not like being in front of a camera, so my wedding day was a challenge- Louise rose to, above and beyond it. Louise is an extraordinary person, every contact with her is an absolute pleasure. She listens and responds, she made it easy and comfortable. She has given me the most beautiful images of the day, even better than my best hopes! Seeing them was truly reliving it. In the moment it’s all a blur, but Louise has a true gift – she caught the spirit perfectly. Wonderful candid shots, fabulous portraits – everything you could want and then some!

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.’

 

You’re hiring a real live human person (hopefully one that you really like), to immortalise your love story for you. This is your song and it never ends. Real and beautifully told stories that encapsulate your love song, sound like a pretty worthwhile investment to me….

So, how do I do the coverage thing?

I keep it simple, I give my all and, in those dance floor worthy lyrics of Aerosmith, I don’t wanna miss a thing! So…

THE FULL WHAMMY! | UNLIMITED COVERAGE + 2ND PHOTOGRAPHER + ALBUM BUNDLE

The full whammy covers literally everything you could want for your day and to keep your memories safe…

With UNLIMITED coverage from as early as you’ll have me, until the last of the revellers are leaving the dance floor for their beds! Along with a second photographer to cover all those extra moments and angles.

PLUS a bundle of THREE beautiful albums, with one main album for you to keep and two more parent albums to share…

  • UNLIMITED PHOTOGRAPHY COVERAGE
  • SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER
  • ALBUM BUNDLE one main album (12×12) and two parent albums (10×10) incl 10 Spreads (20 pages)
  • COMPLIMENTARY CONNECTION SESSION (Scheduled Mon-Thurs, within 25 miles of EX16)
  • GIFS & GIGGLES MAGIC MIRROR GIFBOOTH Included for FREE
  • ONLINE GALLERY HOSTING
  • KEEPSAKE PRESENTATION USB BOX Including Complimentary Prints
  • PRINTABLE HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITAL FILES with Full Print Release

UNLIMITED COVERAGE | THE WHOLE SHEBANG

A minimum of 12 hours of coverage…

I love everything about your day, I love those special moments between your closest friends and family as you get ready for your day, I love the ceremony as you make your life long promises to each other and I love the party! I really don’t want to miss a thing!!

  • UNLIMITED PHOTOGRAPHY COVERAGE
  • COMPLIMENTARY CONNECTION SESSION (Scheduled Mon-Thurs, within 25 miles of EX16)
  • GIFS & GIGGLES MAGIC MIRROR GIFBOOTH Included for FREE
  • ONLINE GALLERY HOSTING
  • PRINTABLE HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITAL FILES with Full Print Release

ESSENTIAL COVERAGE | THE HEART OF IT

With 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 Keepsake USB Presentation Box and Connection Session.

  • 8 HOURS CONTINUOUS PHOTOGRAPHY COVERAGE
  • COMPLIMENTARY CONNECTION SESSION (Scheduled Mon-Thurs, within 25 miles of EX16)
  • ONLINE GALLERY HOSTING
  • PRINTABLE HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITAL FILES with Full Print Release

ELOPE WITH ME | ELOPEMENT & INTIMATE OR MICRO WEDDING COVERAGE

I absolutely love capturing small and intimate weddings, there is something so personal and emotive about sharing such a monumentous day in your lives, with just those cherished and chosen few. I created this collection for wee ceremonies of 2-20 guests.

  • 4 HOURS OF PHOTOGRAPHY COVERAGE
  • COMPLIMENTARY CONNECTION SESSION Included with coverage over 4 hours
  • ONLINE GALLERY HOSTING
  • PRINTABLE HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITAL FILES with Full Print Release

YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY | BESPOKE COVERAGE

So, this is your very unique day and I totally understand that not every wedding fits into a ‘packaged’ box!

My collections are designed to keep things simple, based on your most popular requests but, however big or small your plans, coverage can be designed to fit your day perfectly.

I’d love to hear about all your ideas and we can build something unique for you and your perfect day.

YOU CHOOSE:

  • PHOTOGRAPHY COVERAGE
  • SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER
  • CONNECTION SESSION
  • ONLINE GALLERY HOSTING
  • ALBUM
  • USB

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LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN…

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