Your wedding is a day of love, joy, tears, friendship, family, beautiful details, so I focus on that. My style is mostly natural with special photos of the two of you where I capture your connection.

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Photographer features

Products and Services
Back-up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on DVD
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Last-minute Orders
Online Proofing
Online Shop
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Printing
Pre-wedding Consultation
Pre-wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Wedding Albums
Photography Style
Artistic
First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary

Detailed Description

I am a trained Beloved photographer and give you photos that capture your emotions so you can step back in time and feel them all again every time you see the photos. I mix styles to suit you as I also do group shots and bring lights to do more classical shots if you like that. It's a dialogue between us as each couple venue, day is different. I shoot weddings of all cultures and styles, from picnic ones to castle ones, from village halls to destination weddings. I have shot weddings of many religions and beliefs: Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Pagan, Baha'i, Humanist, Multi-faith as well as registry ones. What matters is that we're on the same wavelength. We'll talk on the phone, email and hopefully meet before the wedding. You can choose to have a pre-wedding shoot to help you relax on the day and get a beautiful and unique signing book. These shoots are all about your love and many people have said they felt even more in love and connected as a result. I offer several packages you can add to, you can pay monthly if you prefer. With all packages, you get 8 hours of photography, editing, a private gallery, app, free social media download with watermark- youtube video of virtual album. If 8 hours isn't enough, you can add more. I work fast so you get to see your photos within a week, usually in a few days. When you're happy with them you can get them asap in a beautiful personalised USB box. You can also get albums, parents' albums, pre-wedding shoot, signing book, slideshow to show on the day, the possibility of making all photos downloadable free for your guests, souvenir cards, thank you cards , frames etc. For albums, you choose the photos online, I design the album and you get to proof it so you know you'll like it. I work wherever you are and love discovering new places in UK or abroad. I charge transport at cost. Please see more at www.lumiere-photography.co.uk. I have several blogs and guides to help with the wedding planning.

FAQs (10)

What is your most memorable wedding?
That's hard.. I love them all, the tipi one, the Swedish one, the minimalist London one, the one in Morocco, the one with rickshaws, the one with a subtle Dr who theme.. actually what stands out are the people, not the venue or the theme, but the personalities, fun, caring, so many lovely people.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Warm, authentic, natural, beautiful, vibrant
What about your business are you most proud of?
That most of my clients are still in touch with me years later, they are not a number, I care about each of them.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
At the end of the day what really matters is getting married to the one you love, so breathe, and enjoy the journey to your wedding and your wedding itself, It will go very quickly so take time to connect together during the day and make the most of your guests.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Escaping to see the horses with the couple's toddler because mum felt he should be happy too. Escaping to see a relative ill in bed at home.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
We email, phone etc. I send quotes and a contract to book the date, we keep in touch and update details, I send a timing sheet and ask for more details nearer the time. I like to meet up but it's not always possible. Often we meet a the pre-wedding shoot. Then at the wedding. Everything can change on the day so I stay flexible and help where I can. The photos are ready in a few days usually, when the you're happy with them- you can request black and whites copies for example- you get your photos. You choose the ones for the album, I design it, you proof it, I send it to be printed, check it once it's done and get it to you asap. Usually we stay in touch- I have lost count of the babies born to my couples but it's over 20.
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Have photos of the two of you, and photos of your nearest and dearest, as naturally and authentically as possible, you want to remember the moment and the people as they really are, not stiff and pretending.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
The most original wedding was in Morocco with a whole night wedding outdoors, 4 sets of amazing outfits including gem-incrusted one, the bride being carried above the crowd and the groom on a horse, ending with the bride dancing in a rose petal-covered shallow pool
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Make the most of the venue inside, brave the rain, have white umbrellas, don't be scared to get wet, it makes great photos and fun memories, go barefoot, have wellies, enjoy.
Describe how you got into photography.
I had published a book and was selling stock when a friend asked me to take some photos at his wedding, then told me he liked my photos better than his photographer's

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Hello lovelies!

Like everyone else I'll say and mean Congratulations! Yet I know that in the midst of the love and joy there can be stress, tensions, overwhelm, so I help in any way I can. Happy for you to bounce ideas with me- I do see a lot of weddings- to ask for advice, for recommendations. So don't hesitate, get in touch. I'd love to hear from you.

Experience
Year Business Was Established
2009
# Of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes

Location

Getting here

  • Address:
  • 40 Knightthorpe Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 4JT, England
  • Nearest Train Station:
  • Loughborough
  • Nearest Town:
  • LOUGHBOROUGH
  • Nearest Airport:
  • East Midlands
  • Nearest Motorway & Junction:
  • M1 Jn 24