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I love people watching, I’m fascinated by stories, connections, emotions, little looks, touches… Love.
I love how every couple has their own unique tale to tell and how every wedding is so different and so special.
I believe the key to capturing authentic and emotive images boils down to just two words…
Images come alive when there’s a genuine bond between people. Not just the couple in front of the camera, but the relationship between the couple and the photographer taking the images is hugely important too.
It’s not just about poses or picturesque scenes; it’s much more about you feeling comfortable enough with me to be your true selves and allowing me to become an observer, preserving with. my camera the raw moments of laughter, shared joy, and tender glances.
I would love to connect with you and learn more about your story, that unique journey that brought you here and get a better understanding of your vision for your day…
I LOOK FOR REAL MOMENTS & EMOTIONS & DOCUMENT YOUR STORY AS IT NATURALLY UNFOLDS
Nothing that you see in my portfolio is ‘posed’ or fake. I blend into the background as unobtrusively as possible and capture your story quietly and naturally as it unfolds. During couples sessions, I may offer a little gentle and very natural direction to help you relax and fully embrace the moment, but because we have taken the time to build that connection between us, during moments when you are just organically enjoying your time together, I am very quietly observing and moving gently around you.
Investing that time getting to know you and understanding who and what holds significance in your lives, building that trust between us is a crucial aspect of my approach, this trust allows me to create the space for you to truly be yourselves, and capture the genuine connection you share and the authenticity of emotions you experience throughout your wedding, intimate elopement or couples session.
To me, your experience is equally as important as your photographs.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never. forget how you made them feel.”
– Maya Angelou
A really important part of my approach is that I show up to your wedding or session as a ‘friend with cameras.’ So that I can make photos that really show how it felt in that moment, I need to be ‘in’ the action and not shooting ‘at’ the action. Gaining your trust and being a ‘part’ of your wedding day, not ‘the hired help’ is an essential element to my approach.
If you would like them, I can also take a few groups for you, these are super important to record all those special people who are there to celebrate with you. I try to keep this part of the day as quick and pain free as possible, so that it doesn’t encroach on your fun and real moments. I advise up to 6 groups max, I have suggestions if you need help with this.
I also come with lots of experience. I bring the calm when the nerves are building, the quiet when you are alone and I’m always ready to boogie with the best on the dance floor! I’ve got your back.
MY STYLE IS EMOTIVE AND CINEMATIC WITH A FINE-ART TOUCH
These aren’t just photographs, this is your ever lasting memory of the story of your day.
My work is not light and airy, or bright and colourful.
My unique editing style has been developed over the years to bring emphasis to your emotions and genuine connection, turning your images into artworks that you can feel.
It is very important to me that you love my style, and that my work and approach is the perfect fit for you and your day. I meet up on zoom and chat with every couple prior to booking, so that you can be 100% sure of your decision.
WHAT DO YOU COVER AT OUR WEDDING?
YOUR WHOLE WEDDING DAY STORY
This isn’t a photoshoot, it’s your wedding day, a huge milestone in your journey and you don’t want to have to worry about structuring your day around your photographer’s timeline.
If I’m in, I want to be all in! I want to photograph your whole story – the entire event – and all the little and real moments that happen outside the expectation and structured schedule of your day.
If you choose me for all day coverage, I don’t limit that storytelling to a set number of hours. I start when you’re getting ready and I usually finish when capturing moments merges more into collecting evidence!
I can’t even begin to put into words how incredible Louise is. She went above and beyond what we expected from a wedding photographer. The level of attention to detail was exceptional.
She went out of her way to collect loads of information about our vision for the day, what ‘feel’ of pictures we wanted and our story- so she could ensure she captured exactly what we wanted.
She also included in the package a ‘Pre-wedding Shoot’ at a location of our choosing so that we became relaxed with her taking pictures of us. We could also see the way that she worked and we talked through the whole wedding day. These pictures are so beautiful – we are planning on framing many of them because it was such a special day, just for us and this was such a special part of the process leading up to our wedding.
Louise not only was our photographer, she guided us on her experience of where weddings have run really smoothly in the past, what we might want to consider and suggestions for things we hadn’t even thought about. Due to this, Louise was definitely one of the reasons that the day went perfectly- she was definitely part of the smooth running of the day!
The relationship she built up with us throughout the whole process was exceptional – she made the whole experience personal and we felt really special.
She is so so so talented – the pictures from our wedding beautifully capture the fun, love and relaxed vibe of our day – exactly what we had asked for. She did such an amazing job.
I hope that anyone reading this review decides to choose Louise as their wedding photographer. I can’t recommend her enough.
Louise May Photography is proudly supportive
& fiercely inclusive of all humans.
INTIMATE ~ ROMANTIC ~ REAL
Telling your true story & capturing your beautiful connection, inspired by nature, raw emotions & fine art
BASED IN DEVON,
NOT LIMITED BY MILES...