Luis Calow Photographer

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Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire | Will Travel | From: £2000

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Luis Calow | Intimate, Documentary Wedding Photography

Get in touch with Luis Calow Photographer for a quote and price for the day and to check their availability.

How would you describe your style?

The style of my images? Story-telling, artistic, and documentary (the good moments, and the uh-oh's!)
My personal style - I'm a pretty relaxed individual, and I think it's tried and tested now that being relaxed makes for the best photos, so that's the atmosphere I'll bring with me on the day. I try to stay out of the way, but not too much as I always like to join in and have a laugh/help out wherever's appropriate!

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 enjoying themselves: 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 them is what really excites me the most, no matter how big or small they might be!

Advice for couples planning their wedding?

Tip 1: Always meet face to face if you can, otherwise video-chat is our new best friend, especially these days. If you've only been emailing/talking on the phone, putting a face to the voice can change everything! You can see their body language and really get a feel for them and whether you'd like their presence capturing you and your big day.

Tip 2: Don't be put off if your photographer has never shot at your venue. Fresh eyes will give your images a unique viewpoint, unlike someone who has shot your venue to death and has a routine all worked out. Remember you're after images unique to you and your story and if you trust in your photographer's work, experience and approach, they'll be able to handle anything the day throws at them.

Tip 3: Ask ALL the questions (if they're worth their salt they'll have answers to all of them) even personal ones! Have a chat, talk about complete rubbish and get to know the person and not just the professional. This will ultimately make everyone feel really comfortable and you'll truly enjoy/not even notice being in front of the camera :)

Tip 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 slightly develop and change over the years).

Your Travel policy?

Travel within 1hr of SK23 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.

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
5/5
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!

Eleanor
Married in November 2017
5/5
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
5/5
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
5/5
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
5/5
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