About me… I am first and foremost wife to the love of my life Barry and mum to two energetic children. We live in Wilmslow in our home that we have spent the last 12yrs renovating (lots of blood sweat & tears !!) I’m a passionate natural light family photographer and honestly LOVE what I do for a ‘job’, I’m also a volunteer photographer for some amazing charities – Remember My Baby, Mummy’s Star and Butterfly Wishes, I’m a ‘Big Sister’ teenage mentor for Girls Out Loud, and finally if I wasn’t busy enough already I’m also on the committee for the school PTA (I’m a ‘Bad Mom’ and proud….watch the movie ;>)
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 four young ladies, three cheeky nephews and one equally cheeky little neice), I NEED Nespresso, I love dark chocolate, I love gin, I love long walks, the sunlight at sunset esp in autumn, 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 an 11 year Marketing career in the media & finance industries I finally found the courage to quit my 9-5 job and set up my own business!! 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 talk a LOT in my sessions !! 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.
Now both of my kiddies are at school I work 4 days a week during term time (less in the school holidays) and every other Saturday (….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 so lucky to have also found an amazing group of photography /small business / mumpreneur 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 for their businesses as well.
Looking forward to meeting you and your family very soon.
Louise is amazing!! She made us super comfortable and at ease. The photos she took of our son are amazing and will be treasured. Can’t thank her enough for her kindness at every step!!O’Connell Family