Louise Holgate Photography | About
Hello! Thanks for stopping by. Let me introduce myself. I’m Louise, I live in Kings Heath in Birmingham with my husband and 9 year old daughter. I also have a base in North Wales, right by Portmeirion, where I got married as it's one of my favourite places in the world!

Time passes so quickly, whether that is your wedding day (which will whizz by in the blink of an eye, believe me) or your children growing up. I can’t quite believe that my tiny baby is now a strong, beautiful and confident nine year old! Photographs can capture those special moments and all the little details, which are so easily forgotten or even missed at the time.

I love living in England with its changing seasons and I aim to celebrate this in my images. Whatever the time of year and whatever the weather, I love to get out and about with my camera. Photography should be fun and my work is all about being natural and conveying emotions and personality, whether at a family portrait shoot or a wedding. I also love to look for unusual angles and points of view.

Location work enables me to celebrate the joy of being a child, splashing in puddles, kicking up the Autumn leaves or enjoying the summer sun. I was a primary school teacher for many years so have lots of experience working with children. I’m also good at putting people at their ease. So many people (including myself) are reluctant to get in front of the camera but you’ll soon find yourself relaxing and forgetting all about it.

When you’re choosing a photographer, especially for something as important as your wedding, you need to know that the person you book has the experience to give you amazing wedding photographs, whatever conditions are thrown at them. My preferred style of shooting is to use natural light wherever possible, but I’m skilled in using flash both on and off camera for a range of effects and I also have a full studio lighting set up. I’ve shot many weddings in a wide range of venues and have a Masters degree in photography, in which I achieved a distinction, so you can be confident that your memories will be safe.

I’m passionate about attention to detail and customer service so if you choose me as your photographer, you can be assured of beautiful images, high quality products and a unique service, tailored to your requirements. This begins right from your first enquiry and continues until long after your images have been delivered. If you’re planning your wedding, I’m happy to offer advice on any aspect of your day. Searching for something in particular? I have an extensive network of fabulous wedding suppliers, many of them offering less-mainstream options, and I love a shopping challenge!

Here’s what some of my clients have to say about their experience of working with me:

“Louise they are absolutely fantastic !!! Me and Damon have just re-lived our day through your expertise!!!!! We are completely and utterly overwhelmed and cannot put into words how amazing you are at what you do. We cannot thank you enough xxx” Nicola & Damon

“Oh Louise, they are absolutely amazing! I actually have a lump in my throat looking at them. Thank you so so so much for being apart of our day and capturing some very precious moments for us.” Nicola & James

“We are so pleased we choose you as our photographer, you were perfect from start to finish (and I'm not just saying that to you, I would say that to anyone :) ) “ Katie & James


"Louise is an amazing photographer. She has a real talent of taking very natural photographs and works extremely well with children. She did an outdoors family shoot and the results were fantastic. I would highly recommend her." Shirley O’Reilly


So if you’re thinking of booking a portrait session or need a photographer for your wedding, what are you waiting for? Get in touch! I’d love to have a chat about how we could work together to capture those precious memories.