West Midlands Best Wedding Photographer Regional Finalist

Earlier this year I was delighted to be nominated in the Wedding Industry Awards, in the Best Wedding Photographer in the West Midlands category. It's a great one to be involved with as only your past clients can vote for you, scoring you on various criteria and leaving comments relating to their experience with you. I'm very grateful to all my cli...
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An Autumn Wedding at Hampton Manor

I've got an absolute cracker for you today with two gorgeous venues and the most exquisite dress from one of my favourite designers! Charlotte and Andreas chose Hampton Manor near Solihull for their Autumn wedding as it's possible to walk from the venue to the church in Hampton in Arden. I've had a few weddings this year where the bride has been a...
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Cripps Barn Wedding Photography: Nikki & Dom

I first met Nikki and Dom at a wedding I shot last year where Nikki was a bridesmaid. It turned out they live just round the corner from me and I was delighted when they chose me to photograph their big day at Cripps Barn in the Cotswolds. Nikki is very artistic and the day featured a wealth of hand-made details she'd lovingly crafted. She'd also h...
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Ardencote Manor Wedding Photography - Kat & Matt

Back in April, Kat and Matt (who you may remember from their Lickey Hills pre-wedding shoot with their adorable puppy) chose Ardencote Manor for their wedding reception, after an emotional ceremony at St Nicholas Beaudesert Church in Henley in Arden. The daffodils were still in full bloom and it was a wonderful day. Kat looked stunning in her Ian S...
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Exciting News!

I have some very exciting news - I've been short-listed in The Wedding Industry Awards!!! Thank you so much to all my lovely couples who voted for me. I'm so grateful to you all for trusting me to capture your wedding day and then for you taking the time to cast your votes and add your comments. I'll be biting my nails on the 19th at the Regi...
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Why should you book me?

I love my couples and there's nothing better than hearing how happy their wedding pictures have made them. Check out the new feedback section on the website to see what they said after viewing their galleries for the first time and after re ceiving their special parcel of loveliness a little later! http://www.louiseholgate.com/rave-reviews (PS...
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A quick update!

Crikey, I can't believe we're nearly at the end of August and I haven't updated my blog in ages *hangs head in shame*. I've been so busy with meetings, enquiries, shooting lots and lots of lovely weddings and then editing them, plus generally looking after my clients in the manner to which they've become accustomed. In amongst all that I've tried t...
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Wootton Park Wedding Photography: Emily & Tommy

September last year saw me back in Stratford Upon Avon for Emily & Tommy’s gorgeous autumn day wedding. It was great to be back at the Holy Trinity Church in Stratford Upon Avon. After a beautiful ceremony we were off to Wootton Park in Wootton Wawen near Stratford; This is a great venue where I'm a recommended wedding photography supplier and I a...
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Pre-Wedding Photography: Kat & Matt in the Lickey Hills

I had the pleasure of meeting Kat and Matt recently for their pre-wedding photoshoot at the Lickey Hills Country Park near Birmingham, which is a very special location for the couple. It was a gorgeous sunny day and as we shot late into the afternoon we were able to make the most of the beautiful golden light. The couple bought their puppy, whic...
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Bank Holiday Wedding Photography sneak peek - Fazeley Studios & Wootton Park

Bank holidays mean one thing when you're a wedding photographer - lots of weddings! Fortunately the weather was very kind last weekend and the sun shone on both my weddings which were at venues where I'm a recommended supplier. On Saturday I was back at Fazeley Studios in Birmingham City Centre for Nicola & Damon's wedding, then on Sunday I was...
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Mythe Barn Wedding Photography - Jen & Chris

Things have been rather quiet on the blog front here so far this year, but I've been very busy behind the scenes, shooting weddings, engagement and portrait shoots as well as designing albums, meeting clients and talking to couples at wedding fairs and venue open evenings. It's about time I shared some of the loveliness I've already been fortunate...
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Spring Wedding Fair dates

Spring must be on its way as wedding fair season is starting (I'm ignoring the snow that's just fallen)! If you'd like to come and have a look at my sample albums and have a chat about your wedding photography, these are the fairs I'll be exhibiting at over the next couple of months: 16th Feb: The Vintage Wedding Fayre at Cheltenham Pump...
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Wethele Manor Wedding Photography - Claire & Stuart's outdoor wedding

Claire and Stuart got married in an outdoor ceremony at Wethele Manor in Warwickshire last summer on a beautiful summer's day. Wethele is a wonderful venue set in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside. There are beautiful gardens for guests to relax and mingle and plenty of room for the kids to run round as well as lots of scope for creative coupl...
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A Christmas Wedding at the Old Library in Birmingham

Amy and Neil planned and organised their big day in just over four weeks, coming over from their home in Shanghai to get married at the Old Library at the Custard Factory in Birmingham city centre on the Saturday after Christmas. It's a stunning venue which you can really make your own mark on. They chose a red theme with Chinese pandas on the tabl...
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Happy New Year!

So here we are at the end of 2013. It's been an amazing year for my photography business and I'd like to say a huge thank you to all my amazing clients who entrusted me with capturing their memories this year. It's been an absolute pleasure and I can't wait to see what 2014 brings. A 'highlights' post is in the pipeline, but I'd like to end my b...
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