Company Owner and Principle Photographer at Real People Photography.
I called the company “Real People Photography” because I have a knack of getting people comfortable to capture some fun and romantic images of their day. Most people are not professional models. I use the pre-wedding shoot to find out a little more about then and the style of pictures that suits them best. Being able to technically capture a great image is one thing, but I believe a happy and relaxed couple, who are enjoying their day, can bring that image to life. Although I’ve been a professional photographer for a while now, I love the challenge of creating new ways of capturing images at a wedding. As a company, we are never ones to rest on our laurels.
I’ve been a professional photographer since 2005 (and had been a very keen amateur in my teens and early 20’s). Before that, I spent 17 years in the music radio industry, as a radio broadcaster and manager. The way of working is very similar to wedding photography. Regularly dealing with people and crowds of people and working with individuals to create ideas and concepts they liked.
I’m a married father of two children and re-kindled my love for photography after my own wedding, which I enjoyed immensely and loved the photos we got back. So I bought myself a new camera and photographed the weddings of friends and family. A little later I decided to hang up the headphones, stop playing Madonna and Lady Gaga and become a full-time photographer.
Now I spend many weekends capturing the fun and romance of weddings all over the UK. It’s a real privilege to be asked to be a photographer at someone’s wedding, although, surely work shouldn’t be this much fun!
As mentioned above I love the challenge of working in new ways. As well as coming up with new ideas myself, I get challenged by wedding couples when they have a special request. This can range from fireworks, letting off Chinese lanterns, sunset and moonlight pictures, a Star Wars themed wedding, pet dogs performing tricks to (almost) hanging out of our vehicle to capture an action shot of the wedding car.
This lady has abundant energy and enthusiasm for photography. They say never work with animals or children. This lady has worked with many children as a photographer at the studios of Venture photography.
Also, as a fan of photo journalism, wedding photography is right up her street, mixing her flair for composition with a keen eye for capturing those natural moments as the day unfolds.
I’m excited to have the services of Louisa on the team. She works along side me when it comes to touching up images from a wedding shoot. She is another person who has worked for Venture and shares my keen eye for detail and colour correction to get the very best out of an image.
It’s my belief that you should never be able to tell if an image has been worked on, otherwise it’s not a natural looking image. But if you look at an image and say “wow”, it’s not an accident or just being lucky (OK, well occasionally it might be). It’s the result of experience, planning and some dedicated post processing. Image touch-up artists are very much the unsung talent in this profession. The only way to fully appreciate this work is to see an image before and after it has been worked on. Click here (HYPERLINK) to see a few examples.
As well as working with us, Louisa also runs her own business.
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