Louisa Jones Photography captures what weddings are all about: being human and in love! For Louisa, humour is an essential part of highlighting the natural connection of her couples and their loved ones. You can count on her to bring the laughs and a keen eye for those magic moments to celebrations in Melbourne, Geelong and beyond.
What should couples keep in mind when planning their wedding photography?
You’ve planned the most gorgeous wedding, how will you remember all of the amazing details? Choose a photographer that is willing to capture the photos you want.
Also consider the time allocated. If you’d like more photos of guests, you might need to add more hours. Relying on mobile phone snaps in a dark reception venue may not end up so well!
What would you love every couple to know?
It’s not about the camera. If I had a dollar for everyone who says, “You must have a nice camera…”
What are couples often surprised to learn?
How much photography of humans relies on the ability to interact with humans. So many guests, bridal parties and couples exclaim at how nice I am to everyone!
What is one popular question you get?
“What happens if it rains?” I have a personal relationship with the God of Rain, but he doesn’t always oblige when I request specific dates. However I do have a bunch of umbrellas with me as rain shots can be super cool.
Wet weather photo locations are something I would discuss with you in the lead up to your wedding. Just make sure you have a back up plan for your ceremony because I don’t have enough umbrellas for all of your guests!
What do your couples love most about what you do?
Apparently I’m super easy to work with and rather funny…possibly even a bit wacky. I make them laugh. I also bribe them with alcohol.
How do you create a great experience for your couples?
I try to keep a low profile. Ninja stealth all the way!
What is your favourite part of being a wedding photographer?
I love capturing the little details when you don’t know I’m there. The moment a page boy is given the rings to hold, or the flower girl peeks over the back of her seat. It might be a look you give each other during the ceremony, a kiss on the hand, the way your parents hug you or your bridal party helping you. I also love taking photos of the dramatic scenery with fields, oceans, trees and views. Setting the scene is part of your wedding day story.
What’s your best advice for couples planning their wedding right now?
1. If there is something you would really like, you can probably get it. Ask around!
2. Don’t have your summer wedding in the open sun – it burns! None of your guests will use seats that have been sitting in the sun.
3. Ask for help. There is almost always at least one thing that doesn’t quite go right. If you let me know your troubles, I can and want to help you.
4. On the wedding day, relax! The day has come, enjoy yourselves.
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