Ahh photography, the big one. I love the work of Wes Anderson, photographing connection and most of all, colour. When he was still here G, (my Grandad) spent a lot of time going through old photo albums with me featuring his life during the war and then coming home to start a family. I can't tell you how special it is to me now. I feel so lucky to be able to get to know him and my Granny as people in their own right, before they just so happened to be my G-Units. I implore you, document it all, (or even better get me to do it) print them out and pass them down.
I am deeply sentimental, savouring the 'moments in between' and the little things that tether us to moments, to feelings, to people, to a time. I think this is why I adore storytelling through photographs so much.
I was raised on Morecambe and Wise, it left me with the profound belief that humour and silliness are essential for a life well lived. I also think thats a pretty great rule of thumb for a great set of photos. Our best, most authentic, true selves are on show when we're just enjoying ourselves. Very few people enjoy being told to stand still and do a nice smile. I know there will be people in your family that will want images of you like this and we can do the obligatory 'facebook profile shot' if you like. But thats as much standing there saying 'cheese' as I'll ever ask you to do. It's my aim to make sure that what we create together are genuine 'moments' and memories to be cherished and passed down.
Danni & Joe
“We had THE BEST experience with Lou! Right from the start Lou listened and understood everything we wanted out of our day. Neither of us normally feel at ease having our picture taken but we felt so relaxed with Lou. The engagement shoot was so much fun and we couldn't have been happier with the results. As for the wedding, wow, just wow! Simply outstanding pictures that absolutely capture the essence of our wedding day.”