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Video interview with UK wedding of the year photographer for the Wedding WOTY … hm that’s me 😉

Ah…!

Does anyone else find it a bit scary to see yourself on camera? Well I do… 🙂

But it was so amazing to be selected by the magazine Wedding to be their UK wedding of the year photographer, so of course I just have to upload this interview, made in association with the competition.

I had the absolute crazy amazing privilege of being selected by the magazine, to shoot lovely Nuala and Adrian’s “Woodland wonderland” themed wedding as they won UK wedding of the year for 2015. (Yes no joke) Our “pre-wedding meet up” fell on a day when I was absolutely distraught – having had all my photography equipment just stolen the day before during a burglary, then driven for several hours to get to the beautiful Notley Abbey Venue on almost no sleep at all… But as I arrived I was greeted by the super happy couple who had just won a whopping £25’000 to spend on their wedding day, and lots of creative and talented suppliers that where to be involved for their wedding. Suddenly all my worries where just as blown away. (And not to worry about the equipment, it turned out that my insurance company would be very fair indeed, and I now have new and even better equipment 🙂 )

What I didn’t know however, was that I was about to be interviewed on the spot… so I had to muster quite a bit of concentration in my sleepless head… and here is the result of that interview (!)
(Just click on the picture to see the whole interview – I will start talking around 4:50 minutes)

 

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Bridal fashion photography London & Manchester

Excitement is awaiting this weekend, as I’m getting ready for the big spring wedding show at London Excel . It’ll be a full on weekend for me, as I’ll be capturing all the bridal fashion photography for the organiser’s marketing campaigns…

Really looking forward to it – the organisers theweddingfairs.com, always offer up shows that are a true delight to photograph – shows that both showcases a varied selection of bridal trends, and at the same time carries a captivating energy and choreography. I love the challenge of spotting the different moments and to play around with composition in order to get the most interesting shots. (Those who have visited the shows in Manchester or London, might have seen tiny little me run around for different styles of shots – good thing I’m tiny hey.)

I’ve shot the shows for them since 2012, but this particular show will definitely be a little bit extra special! This time weddingfairs.com will host the launge of the TV-show “Say Yes to the Dress UK” (!) So on Sunday, I’ll be eternalising their very first UK show with my camera – so that’s certainly something to look forward to and a reason to have just a few butterflies fluttering around in my stomach 😉 .

While waiting for this weekend to start happening, I’m here posting a few favourites from the North West spring show which I shot a month back at Manchester Event City. Enjoy and be inspired! I’ve posted the names of the bridal boutiques at the bottom of this post for anyone up for a dress hunt!

Bridal boutiques on the catwalk

Because I love you

Mos Bross

Charlotte Balbier

Swarbricks + Bride by Swarbricks

Nigel Rayment

Cheshire Bridal

Allure

Puure

Slaters

Eve & Ellis

Confettibox

J & J Design

See you at London Excel 16 + 17 of April!

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Wedding photography London & beyond – a preview of recent weddings and bridal shoots around UK

It is time to wrap up a fantastic 2015 today. And I thought I should wrap up this year, with a proper preview of a few things that I’ve been up to this autumn. It has been a busy few months… with as vivid and interesting work as a super pretty, elegant 1920’s wedding (think Gatsby!) at the Landsdowne Club in Mayfair, cozy countryside weddings around Surrey and Kent… featuring high tea reception and a purple wedding dress… the winning wedding for the “UK wedding of the year competition” held by the National magazine Wedding (an atmospheric woodland wonderland wedding in Buckinghamshire!), then off to shoot for the big yearly autumn bridal fashion show at Manchester Events City (- theweddingfairs.com). And in between, I’ve been over in Sweden to set up my second office and Swedish web site, and up above London on top of rooftops and cherry pickers, to shoot a London in expansion for my architecture clients. On a personal level, I’ve also been training and studying for my yoga instruction certificate, which I will acquire in Goa next month (!)

I know, I have fallen off the blogosphere radar a bit this autumn. When I blog a wedding, I want to set aside a full 2 days for it to make a thought through post, and to select the best shots of about a thousand – I want to really tell the story of the day the best I can… and I just haven’t had the time this autumn  😉

But today on this last day of 2015, I am making up for it, with a blog post containing a preview from a few of the different things that I’ve been up to these last few months. (Accompanied by som lovely commentary from my clients.) I’m lucky to have had such wonderful clients this year, thank you to you all. And thank you yet again to my lovely assistant Michelle for your hard work this year, you’ve been awesome as always!

See you all in 2016, for some reason, it feels like it’s gonna be a really good year in the world!   xoxoxo Louise

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Have an awesome New Years Eve party everyone, and an amazing 2016!

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