I'm a former Professional Press Photographer with Johnston Press plc for 8 years plus and am now a full time freelance photographer running my own business covering everything from family home shoots (with mini studio set up) to formal studio shoots in a studio based in Milton Malsor and everything in between!
I shoot with a professional Nikon D4 camera and professional lenses only and pride myself in producing high quality images suitable for the smallest and largest of demands.
I produce a quick turnaround for all comissions and often have wedding packages back to the couple withing two weeks of the event, press and PR jobs within 24 hours and home/family shoots within a week all edited and archived.
I am a member of the National Union of Journalists, The Federation of Small Businesses and have a full DBS (formerly CRB) check....updated in 2014.
As part of my Masters Degree in Photography at Leicester DeMontfort University I photographed Burlesque shows which started the Missy Pixels side to my career.. I highly recommend it if you're considering studying photography.
As part of the degreee I exhibited a photographic show alongside other talented photographers such as Andy Greaves at The Custard Factory, Birmingham in 2009. A Blurb book for the show is available...
For more information about photography fees and rates please have a quick read of this handy guide from The National Union of Journalists - Freelance Fees Guide
Heres a fantastic blog regarding common rights to photographers and clients when using a professional photographer... Please read as this may answer some of your FAQs....
Family, Newborn, Smash The Cake and Birthday Shoots
Under 5s are a speciality as I covered the local newspaper Cutest Baby Competitions for Rugby and Peterborough which involved two weeks of photographing over 800 under 5s as fast and effeciently as humanly possible! My record was 80 on one very busy saturday! Phew.
All family and newborn photography is adapatble to your family so get in touch and see what we can work out for timings, prices and formats. Prices start from £95 for home shoots with studio set up.
I am now offering Smash The Cake shoots/ Birthday Party Shoots for when your little (or teenagers) have a birthday, please get in touch for the latest offers and date availability.
Repeat customers receive loyalty discounts of course :D
Boudoir, Pin Ups, Alt Modelling and Burlesque
I also cover modelling, boudoir and burlesque photography under the Pysdonym Missy Pixels, tweet me @missypixels or email me at email@example.com for more info. (18+ only please).
Weddings and Life Events
I work fast, discreetly and have huge pride in being able to adapt and troubleshoot on the job so to speak, especially at weddings and life events where you are required to shoot constantly and keep catching natural moments as and when they happen.
Prices start from £650 half day cover. www.facebook.com/louisesmithweddings for the latest work/images.
I have covered funerals for clients also, witht he new trend for capturing life events I am able to provide and incredibly discreet service and am happy to quote for birth photography also. Please just ask.