Amy Louise Photography
Amy Bellamy is a brave woman. On New Year’s Eve 2015 she left her job after a decade in the finance industry. Equipped with only a creative passion, energy and her camera she started 2016 determined to forge a career as a freelance photographer. Amy started off with no contacts and only the hope that, at the end of a year, she would be on the way to her dream of establishing a successful business. With a good six weeks to go before her first anniversary as a freelance, Amy is ecstatic about how much she has achieved already.
In the past ten months or so, Amy Louise Photography has become of the area’s most sought after agencies working with corporate clients, families and at weddings. Amy credits much of her success to the support of the local business community, mentioning in particular, So Hale and Made in Cheshire http://madeincheshire.co.uk/ who have helped her by referring her to prospective clients. Made in Cheshire also designed her page www.amylouisephotography.co.uk
However, it is also Amy’s talent, pride in offering a great service and hard work that has established her reputation in such a short time. In the past year, her corporate work has included launch parties and the creation innovative food photography, events and staff portraits for businesses including Hale Wine Bar, Halecroft Recruitment and Heritage Projects. Amy’s own favourite style of photography is that conveying an industrial vintage atmosphere. Happily some of her clients agree as we can see in this great shoot for Scullard Chartered Accountants.
Amy was the official photographer for the French Festival in Altrincham earlier in the year. One of her favourite jobs has been working on styled shoots with another local business, Broadheath based Jules the Florist. https www.facebook.com/JulesFloristry/
Wedding photography is a large part of Amy’s work. Amy got married a couple of years ago herself to Adam Bellamy. In a real Altrincham wedding the ceremony took place at Altrincham Town Hall. The reception was held at King’s Café Bar in Kings Court. Matthew and his team stepped in when Amy’s original venue let her down at the last moment and she couldn’t have been more delighted with the wedding reception there.
Based on her own experience as a bride, Amy is very clear about her role as wedding photographer. Firstly, it is to create a relaxed rapport with the couple so that she can get the best informal shots. Amy always spends time with potential clients to get to know them and a pre-wedding shoot is part of the package that she offers. Amy ‘s approach is to go with the flow of the day, never imposing herself on proceedings but always alert for that defining moment. Her creative side comes to the fore again in her presentation of the wedding shoot prints. She creates individual delivery boxes ,unique to each couple, using fabric and hand stamped labelling. Amy loves photographing weddings as she finds it so rewarding to be part of a lovely moment in a couple’s life and hopes that her photos will rekindle happy memories for years to come.
Amy does family portraits as well, including ‘cake smashing’. So Altrincham was appalled to learn that this involves the reckless destruction of perfectly good - what other kind is there? - cake by young children. Not something that So Altrincham could bear to watch but apparently very popular!
Amy is currently offering an outdoor portrait package at either Dunham Park (between 12 and 3 on the 4th December) or Tatton Park (between 12 and 3 on the 11th December). For £50 clients can have a 30 minute shoot and receive 20 edited images. Sounds like a great idea for a Christmas present!
Also watch out for Amy’s photo workshops for mums, sharing her knowledge of how to take great photos of your children using a mobile phone, Amy puts on numerous dates at local venues throughout the year for this.
If you want to get to know Amy or have an event, wedding, or just want some memories capturing then you can contact Amy on her contact page of her website or via social media on facebook, twitter and Instagram.