Q&A with our Head of Photography, Louise Shrigley

10 Quick Creative Questions

August 20, 2015 | 11:15 am

10 Quick Creative Questions

As a former graphic designer and art director in London, Louise was passionate about communicating ideas through visual language. It was not until she moved to Dubai that she decided to pick up the camera and hasn’t put it down since. She is now a specialised wedding photographer and videographer and also manages our team of wedding photographers.

Q – What gets you up in the morning?

A – My dogs and kids, usually a 5.30am wake up chorus of whines, head shakes and general doggy chatter.

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Q – How would you describe your wedding photography style in less than 6 adjectives?

A – Simple, clean, contemporary, relaxed, natural.

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Q – What makes you give yourself a mental high five?

A – Making someone happy or getting ‘that’ shot for the album.

Q – What helps you stay creative? What keeps you inspired?

A – Watching and working with other photographers, keeping myself in the creative loop – magazines, Pinterest etc…

Q – Why do you love working and living in the UAE?

A – Cultural diversity and relaxed outlook on life – as well as the gorgeous weather!

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Q – What is your top tip for couples choosing their wedding photography team?

A – Find a team you feel comfortable with for your special day.

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Q – A tip or two for couples who are looking for their perfect wedding photographer?

A – Things happen with a timeline, go with the flow and dont let it stress you, also if you have a photo & video team things can take it little longer than you may think.

Q – How has witnessing so many weddings impacted your life/outlook?

A – I value my own marriage and family.

Q – What’s the funniest family photoshoot you’ve ever been involved in?

A – I was booked for a studio shoot about 2 years ago – under the impression that it was a standard family shoot. The family of 3, parents & toddler,turned up with a bag of props that included a huge saucepan, food, salt & pepper etc. I was intrigued!

They asked me to shoot the baby in the pan with the veg and props like they were planning on cooking her! Thankfully, it turned out to be quite fun in the end and the shots looked bright, colourful and cute.

Q – What’s your current focus? 

– I’m currently working on my food portfolio, food photography is very rewarding as I’m a total foodie and my downtime is cooking, so mixing both cooking and photography is a total fit for me.

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If I go away for the weekend Im dying to get back into the kitchen, I have cooking withdrawal symptoms! I have recently been making my own backgrounds for the food and am loving using these in new shots.

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For more information about our wedding photographers contact [email protected] or go to our gallery page or prices page to view our packages.