Hi, my name’s Lu and I’m a wedding photographer based in Richmond Uk.
Simply, what I do best is take photos of people in love on their wedding day in a gentle, natural way.
An appropriately short amount about me: I’m a down to earth, softly spoken Northerner living in London with my partner in crime, mini-partner in crime, and doggo. I know waaay too many film and t.v quotes to be considered healthy and when I’m not shooting weddings, I’ll be out with my fam, foraging/swimming/lounging/making pizza – oh yeah.
Over my time in the industry, I’ve carved out a creative, intimate, at times cinematic, documentary style for capturing weddings and you’ll know as soon as you see my work if I’m your guy.
My ultimate aim is to produce a gorgeous wedding story unique to my couples, in the most enjoyable, laid back and stress-free way possible. Plain and simple!
So if I seem like your kind of photographer, give me a shout and tell me about your master plan!
Story-telling, artistic, natural and fun!
''To begin with...everything.'' Bonus points if you can name that quote when you get in touch! But this is also how I actually feel. New faces, being around a ton of happy people just enjoying being there for their family/friend, and fully ready to have an awesome time :)
Always meet face to face if you can. Your perception of that person will change so much if you've only been emailing/talking on the phone. You can see their body language and really get a feel for them and whether you'd like their presence there on your day. Don't be put off if they've never shot the venues you've chosen. I'd personally prefer a pair of experienced, fresh eyes on a venue over ones that have a routine worked out. Remember you're after images unique to you. Ask loads of questions (if they're worth their salt they'll have answers to 99%) even personal ones! Get to know them and not just the professional side. And always ask to see a full wedding!
Travel within 1hr of TW7 area is included. Outside that a charge will apply. I also cover destination weddings so just drop me a message for a quote if your wedding is overseas!
Luis was fantastic. He stuck with us through the whole planning process right from the beginning. He didn’t give up when I was super busy and didn’t manage to get all the paperwork back on time! He was a superstar.
We love the feel of his photos he captured so much of our day so beautifully.
Do it! You won’t regret it one bit!
Luis was absolutely brilliant and super talented! We loved his style of photography, it was really relaxed
and artistic, exactly what we wanted. He is also so friendly too that we got along really well and had a lot of fun, we didn’t even notice that we were being photographed most of the time.
Luis seemed to get photos of everything and it was great to be able to look back through our selection of photos- they really captured the feel of the day. We couldn’t recommend him highly enough!
Beck and Andy
Luis was an exceptional, professional photographer for our wedding back in December 2014. Both my husband and I didn't want awkward family portraits, so Luis listened and worked hard to get us lovely action shots of all our family and friends that we now treasure. In the posed photographs he did take, he made us feel comfortable and relaxed. Everyone who has seen our photographs always comments on how he managed to capture those special moments beautifully. He went above and beyond to help the day run smoothly...even helping my husband sort out his ironing disaster! Thank you, Luis!
I've known Luis since I was 4 years old and felt very confident when seeing his work online that he would be able to do a fantastic job on our wedding day on the 27th August 2017. Since we decided to go with Luis he was always in touch asking questions to make sure he knew what we wanted for the day and he did everything to accommodate. Thinking back to when we were at school Luis always had an eye for style, attention to detail and a really artistic nature. The way he was on our day was fantastic and we hardly saw him as he was agile and smooth with his own positioning when taking shots throughout the day. Really love the pictures Luis, brilliant work mate! Was great seeing you and having a great catch up. Thank you very much from Sean and Danielle x
What an amazing day!!!
Luis you worked so well on our wedding day from beginning to end a full day spent capturing our special moments and what a great guy who comes highly recommended. Of course the true beauty of your work came when our pics arrived and we were not disappointed.. Your work is truly amazing and we cannot Thank you enough for all the hard work and effort you put in to make our dreams come to reality
Thank You Again
Mr & Mrs Shelton
From the first meeting with Luis, over a glass of wine in a café in Sheffield, we both knew we had found the photographer for our big day.
Luis was easy to get along with, down to earth, relaxed and, most importantly to us, totally understood what we we’re after for our wedding.
We had a look through some examples of his work and were really happy with what we saw. His style was a perfect fit and we we’re thrilled when we confirmed the booking.
We went for a pre-shoot to get to know each other better, to get used to his style of working and to allow Luis to get to know us a little better. It was a great day out and the end results were fantastic, and got us very excited for the prospect of what he would be able to capture over our wedding weekend. The pre-shoot simply reaffirmed what we had thought from day one – that Luis was the absolute perfect choice for us.
By the time the wedding came round, and Luis came to spend the weekend with us and our guests at our venue, we had formed a good relationship and all the formalities of arranging payment, timings, accommodation etc. were taken care of quickly and professionally.
Luis’s work over the weekend was brilliant, he mixed and mingled with our guests exactly as we had hoped. All our guests commented on his work during the day and evening, expressing how impressed they were and how they actually assumed he was a close friend or part of the family. It was a pleasure to have him with us, working hard and capturing the day, but also being sociable and getting involved with the guests and kids.
It’s fair to say the resulting pictures are stunning! We couldn’t be happier. They’re exactly how we wanted them to look and they perfectly capture our wedding.
We’d happily recommend Luis to our family and friends, and to anyone looking for a brilliant, professional photographer to work with to capture their celebrations.
We can’t thank you enough!
Mat & Wendy
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