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LET’S GET STARTED ON A
BEAUTIFUL ADVENTURE

WHAT’S IT WORTH?

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 celebration is so different and so special.

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…

 

MY APPROACH

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 your day as unobtrusively as possible and capture your story quietly and naturally as it unfolds. During the couples portraits, I offer a little gentle and very natural direction to help you relax and fully embrace the moment.

I invest time before your wedding day getting to know you and understand what and who holds significance in your lives.  Building 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 day.

To me, your experience is as important as your photographs. Your day is as important to me as it is to you, from the day you you get in touch to the day you receive your photographs, and beyond.

A really important part of my approach is that I show up to your wedding 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, 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.

A bride and groom in elegant attire posing on a wooden deck at twilight, surrounded by soft-focused trees from our exclusive wedding photography collection.

MY STYLE

MY STYLE IS EMOTIVE AND CINEMATIC WITH A FINE-ART TOUCH

Recent wedding ceremony with confetti being thrown.

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. I would describe it as atmospheric and emotive, some would say dark and moody.

My unique editing style has been developed over the years to bring emphasis to the emotion, connection and moment, turning your images into artworks that you can feel. I will edit approximately 1/3 of your images in black and white, this is a creative choice I make when editing, but any of these images can be provided in colour also.

Two people in kilts embracing by the rocky coast at sunset, with the ocean and cliffs in the background, reminiscent of a wedding collection.

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. We meet up for a video call and chat prior to booking, so that you can check me out and be 100% sure of your decision.

A couple standing on rocks near the ocean.

TESTIMONIALS

I’m not even sure we can put into words the level of service provided by Louise. If you are looking for a wedding photographer who is passionate and without a doubt utterly devoted to her line of work, then she is the lady you’ve been looking for.

Louise is exceptionally good at what she does, her images are aesthetically stunning and refreshingly unique with a fairytale vibe to them. She went above and beyond her line of duty as our wedding photographer and felt more like a friend.

Thank you Louise for being so utterly fantastic and for the absolutely beautiful images you captured of us on our wedding day.

Things to know before you enquire:

I only take on a very limited number of wedding commissions every year, because it is so important to me that all of my couples receive the same level of care and attention. This allows me to pour my heart and soul into every celebration I capture and plan.

I specialise in adventure elopements & small weddings, but I do take on a handful of larger weddings per year.

 

All coverage options include the following:

Welcome guide to help you plan your day

Personal support and advice over WhatsApp

Online gallery with 12 months cloud storage + option to extend

Access to a range of beautiful Albums & Products with personal discount

HOW MUCH…?

Wedding couple photographed in a field.

 

ELOPEMENTS*

MINIMUM 2 HOURS

£650

Each Hour thereafter £250

Circa 50-75 Images per Hour of Coverage

Travel within 100 mile radius of EX16 included*

*For weddings further afield additional travel cost will be added, cost dependent on location.

 

OPTIONAL ADD ONS:
Connection Session
Analogue Film
Super8 Film
Second Photographer

*Elopements are couple only
with up to 6 guests

A black-and-white photo of a bride and groom holding hands at an outdoor wedding, with joyful guests watching, is part of our exclusive wedding photography collections.

 

HALF DAY WEDDING

7 Hours continuous coverage

£1750

Between 400-700 images

Travel within 100 mile radius of EX16 included*

*For weddings further afield additional travel cost will be added, cost dependent on location.

 

OPTIONAL ADD ONS:
Connection Session
Analogue Film
Super8 Film
Second Photographer

Guests at a wedding reception raising their glasses for a toast, with a joyful bride and groom at the center, surrounded by string lights and floral decorations during a photography session.

 

ALL DAY WEDDING

From PREP TO PARTY
Usually 10-12 hours

£2450

Complimentary Adventure Connection Session in Devon

Between 600-800 images

Travel within 100 mile radius of EX16 included*

*For weddings further afield additional travel cost will be added, cost dependent on location.

 

OPTIONAL ADD ONS:
Analogue Film
Super8 Film
Second Photographer

 

DESTINATION WEDDINGS

For the wanderers & Adventurers…

From the shores of Ireland, the stunning landscapes of Skye, the magic of the Northern Lights in Iceland, in the heart of the Tuscan Countryside, the Positano coast or the romantic city of Paris…

Take me with you, I am IN!

Get in touch so we can chat about your plans and I can create a bespoke coverage package, based on the prices above plus travel/expenses, for your once in a lifetime adventure.

 

EXTRAS

35mm + Medium Format Analogue Film
Contact for more info

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3-4min SUPER 8 FILM
£795

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ADDITIONAL COVERAGE
£250/hr

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SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER

£400

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GIFs & GIGGLES Magic Mirror GIFbooth
£275
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ENGAGEMENT / CONNECTION SESSION / PROPOSAL / DAY AFTER

1 Hour £295 / 2 Hours £495

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ALBUMS
from £450
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PRIORITY 10 Day GALLERY DELIVERY
£500

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Louise May Photography is proudly supportive
& fiercely inclusive of all humans.

My on-going goal is for people of diverse races, religions, ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, family structures, and abilities to feel welcomed, represented and celebrated here.

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...

 

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