Luis Calow Photographer


Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire | Will Travel | From: £1800

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Luis Calow | Intimate, Documentary Wedding Photography

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How would you describe your style?

Story-telling, artistic, and documentary (the good moments, and the uh-oh's!) meaningful moments captured without being cheesy in the slightest!
My personal approach is really relaxed and I'm a very laid back person myself. I think it's tried and tested that being relaxed makes for the best photos, so that's the atmosphere I bring with me on the day so that I can capture the most genuine, real images.
I normally keep a low profile at weddings, but not too much as I always like to join in and have a laugh/help out wherever's appropriate! I like to be considered an extra guest at weddings, not just there to work.

What do you love about weddings?

I've always loved a good wedding - who doesn't love a wedding!? Friends and family you haven't seen for a million years brought together for one reason - and everyone's so happy! Seeing guests having a laugh, and totally letting go for that one day. Get your celebration on and just have an awesome time.

There are so many irreplaceable moments that can be captured at any wedding. For me, finding those moments is what really excites me the most; the thrill of knowing you've just captured something you and the couple will absolutely adore, no matter how big or small it might be!

Advice for couples planning their wedding?

1: Always meet face to face if you can and go for a pre-wedding session if you can. You'll see how they work and how comfortable you'll feel around them on the day. VERY important!

2: Don't be put off if your photographer has never shot at your venue. Fresh eyes will give your images a unique viewpoint. Remember, you're after images unique to you and your story and if you trust in your photographer's work, experience and approach, then they should have no problem handling anything the day throws at them.

3: Ask ALL the questions - even personal ones! (if they're worth their salt they'll have answers to all of them) Personally I'm an open book and I like to feel like I'm old friends with a couple even before the wedding. It just makes for a much more relaxed experience all round :)

4: Always ask to see a recent full wedding gallery. This will show you an up to date preview of their current editing and photography style (as this does change and develop over time).

5: Book Luis Calow - I hear he's pretty awesome!

Your Travel policy?

Travel within 100 miles of SK23 included. Outside that a £50 charge will apply*. I also cover destination weddings and elopements so just drop me a message and we'll tailor a more bespoke package.

*if it's 101 miles for example, then this won't apply.

Amazing photos produce by an amazing photographer

Luis is more than a photographer, he is a legend!! From the start of the planning process to the day we got our wedding album he has been a true profesional. The pictures really capture the spirit and excitement of the day.
Despite almost 12 hours on his feet he was always there waiting for the next moment.
The quality of the finished photos was everything we could have hoped for.

The pictures immediately bring back the best emotions and fun of the day. Many of our friends and loved ones could not attend due to Covid restrictions. Luis efforts allowed them to still feel part of our special day. His creativeness allowed us to have great fun staging socially distant photos with all our guests.
We are excited to have booked Luis again for our wedding blessing in 2022 and look forward to seeing him again

Emma & Michael
Married in December 2020
Wedding photos

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!

Married in November 2017
Wedding photographer

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!
Thanks Lu!
Beck and Andy

Beck Douglas
Married in October 2017
Thank you, Lu!

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!

Laura Parnham
Married in October 2017
Sean and Danielle 27/9/17

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

Sean and Danielle Enright
Married in October 2017
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