Hello lovers! I'm Luis.
" I love the way photography makes me feel and how you can tell a story through an image - these are the emotions that I really love sharing with others. "
First of all... CONGRATULATIONS, you're getting married!!!
Now that I know something about you, here is a little bit about me.
My name is Luis and I am 36 years old, I was originally born in the sunny Algarve, Portugal and I now live in Bristol with my partner Dan, in our little love nest.
Dan is originally from Cornwall so obviously we both love the great outdoors, the sea, and cooking fresh local dishes. We also share a passion for travel and exploring new cultures, which I get to document through my photography.
I have been a professional photographer for the past 10 years, specialising in wedding, portrait and fashion photography.
My photography career started in the vibrant city of Brighton where I lived and studied for 8 years. It all kicked off when I took a creative photography course in a Brighton College and before long I was working for a local events magazine, photographing a wide range of exciting live events, from concerts to award ceremonies.
It was here that I met my very first bride, Dawn. She followed my work in the magazine and she wanted my candid and documentary style to tell her own story.
I have to admit, I was very nervous, as we were talking about a wedding, one of the most important day's of anyone's life! Dawn seemed so sure of my creative approach that I ended up agreeing to this. It was such a fun day and I will never forget her reaction when she first saw the photographs, she burst into tears of joy. It was this moment that ignited my passion for wedding photography.
I have always felt a range of emotions when looking at photographs and being able to help others to capture their own memories- it's a feeling like no other!
My desire to enhance my photography skills took me to London where I took a studio lighting course before moving to Bristol.
In 2014, alongside my wedding photography, I became the manager and lead photographer at one of Bristol's most prestigious studios, specialising in family, couples, engagement and bridal photoshoots. I have also had the pleasure to collaborate with some of the most talented Bristol's wedding dress designers, make-up artists and hair stylists in featured shoots. I now work as a freelance photographer and have my own home studio, giving me a base from which to photograph across the South West.
Your wedding will be one of the most special days of your life, it’s all about people coming together and celebrating love. I believe that you should be free to enjoy the day, and spend as much time as you can with your friends and family, knowing that it is all being documented for you, to treasure for years to come.
So now you know a little bit more about me and hopefully liked what you have read, it would great to get to know you both, find out more about your story and of course, the details of your big day.
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