Louise Wood, Cheshire based Photographer Behind the scenes picture of Louise working at her home studio in Wilmslow.
I am first and foremost wife to the love of my life Barry and mum to our two energetic children Charlie (5yr) and Ruby (4yr). We live in Wilmslow in our home that we have spent the last 9yrs renovating (lots of blood sweat & tears !!)
I love my family, I love catching up with friends old & new, I love good food (buying, cooking and eating it!!), I love the chaos of being part of a large family (I'm an auntie to two grown up young ladies, two teenagers, three cheeky nephews and one equally cheeky little girl), I NEED Nespresso, I love dark chocolate, I love gin, I love long walks, the sunlight just before sunset in summer, I love soft fabrics, anything sparkly and most things girly. I love singing & dancing (badly) to any music and finally I have a shoe & jewellery addiction (I've not had much chance to indulge in this since the kids came along though !!)
In 2010 after a career in Marketing I finally found the courage to quit my 9-5 job and set up my own business doing something I truly loved!! I have always loved photographing people.....I love getting to know families, hearing their stories - how they met, what the birth of their children was like etc…comparing childrearing challenges and swapping tips and tactics for general parenting survival. I find people fascinating and want to capture personalities rather than just posed fake smiles. When my dad died in 2004 it really hit home to me just how important photographs really are. Apart from my memories all I have left of him are my photographs and they are now more precious to me than I could have ever imagined, I treasure them dearly. I can honestly say I feel so lucky & blessed to be invited to capture the love between a family, especially in those very precious newborn baby days. I hope to capture beautiful, natural images of all the families I meet that will last a lifetime.
I now work part time while my daughter is still at pre-school. I work 3 days a week and the occasional weekend (....and a few late nights too), the rest of my time is spent with my hubby and our favourite little people before they grow up and decide they no longer want to hang out with us. I love working from home, for myself, balancing and juggling my working life with my home life.
I am also so lucky to have found such an amazing group of photography and other small business friends who share not only the same day to day 'parenting' challenges balancing family & work like I do but who also share the same dreams, values and ambitions as well.
Looking forward to meeting you and your family very soon.
"Capturing Real Life....Real Love"