Cheshire Family Photography - Documentary Session in Essex {5th June 2017}


A month ago, I was invited to spend the morning with with Katie, Matt and Finley at their beautiful home in Essex.  Adorable Finley has just turned one and Katie booked a bespoke 2-hour session to capture their everyday life as it is right now. I absolutely loved this shoot and I love that I'm able to give honest un-posed documentary pictures to my families to look back on year after year.  Here's a selection from their morning... Aren't they just the sweetest trio?!

Nunsmere Hall Wedding - Louise Jacob Photography

Way back in April (where does the time go.....?) Emma and Andrew got married at the beautiful Nunsmere Hall in Cheshire (my most local wedding to date as it's very nearly on my doorstep!) I know Emma from Jacob's school and I was so honoured to be asked to capture their intimate, romantic & rustic wedding for them!

Amazing from beginning to end - a sun-drenched day with DIY bouquets (yes really! they were that good!) and beautiful hand-made table and room decorations, so much thought was put into the day and not a detail was left out!

Everyone was so lovely and friendly and the whole day from start to finish was absolutely perfect! 

Congratulations again Mr & Mrs Bird! What a fantastic party you throw!


Fab supplier shoutouts:

Dress - Monsoon

Flowers - the Bride

Hair - Jenni Hardy

Make Up - Niamh Smith

Cake - M&S

Harpist - Nerys Hewitt

Low Wood Bay Wedding Photography - Lucy & Dean's Highlights

A month ago to the very day, Lucy & Dean got married at Low Wood Bay Resort and Spa in the Lake District.  A very wet and thundery day most definitely did not dampen their spirits.  Lucy & Dean tied the knot in the stunning newly re-furbshed Windermere Suite and afterwards during the drinks reception, a fabulous steel drum band played on the lawn.  A lake cruise (dip) on Windermere followed the wedding breakfast and afterwards, surrounded by their lovely guests, they partied hard and danced into the early hours of the morning! What a fantastic day - Congratulations again and happy 'One Month Anniversary' Lucy & Dean,  I can't believe how fast that month has gone... here are your wedding highlights!

FAB Supplier shout out:

  • Dress - Agape Bridal, Altrincham
  • Cake - Sugar Ruffles, Ulverston
  • Flowers - Maid In Flower, Kendal
  • Steel Drum Band -
  • DJ - DJ Stu, Windermere
  • Cruise - Windermere Lake Cruise

Are you getting married? Would you like to find out more about relaxed, documentary photography? 

Tell me more about your wedding at - I'd love to hear your plans!

Cheshire Family Photography (The Butters Family) - Louise Jacob Photography

I've not blogged for a while and it's been Easter holidays in our house so for the last two weeks, finding time to work has been a challenge to say the least! I'm not complaining though - I've loved it!  Spending time with my little family on some great adventures (the beach, the forest, horse-riding, swimming every day, monopoly-marathons, yogurt explosions, bonkers dog walks, trips to Wales, the cinema) with lovely family and friends.  I'm going really going to miss my hilarious, kind, caring, loveable little whirlwind of energy when he goes back to school next week. 

But enough about us... let me tell you about a few precious hours I spent with the lovely Butters Family at the end of March. Evelyn has just turned one and to document it Mike and Lianne booked a 2-hour session with me.   We spent a chilled hour at home with all her new toys, then we went for a walk round Shakerely Mere to feed the ducks.  We totally lucked out with the weather - Spring had well and truly sprung.

Turning one is such an amazing time in childhood. So much has happened already.  Personalities are really shining through and the world is so exciting.  But this year things change so quickly.   Soon Evelyn will be toddling and life will look much different.  What better way to embrace being one than with authentic documentary pictures (without anyone rushing for the camera and not a selfie in sight!)

Out with the old...

And in with the new! A fresh new look for Louise Jacob Photography


If you've been following my business for a while you might have noticed (or not) that I've changed my logo a fair bit, little changes here and there and then a change back again because it wasn't quite right.  Truth be told, I've not been happy with my branding for a while now - I've felt it's not really 'me' so I've decided to to a mini re-brand! It's still not perfect.  I'm going to have  more of a rose-gold colour so will be tweaking it a little, but I love it.  It's fresh, it's feminine and its fun!

Don't worry I'm still me.  I'm still documentary and I'll always be Louise Jacob Photography but for now a little facelift for my brand! 

Now to order some new business cards!



Cheshire Family Photography (The Cowap Family) - Louise Jacob Photography

I'm so excited to share the Cowap Family's 2-hour (at home) documentary session with you! And what a gorgeous, fun-loving bunch they are! I was made to feel so welcome and we spent the morning in fits of giggles, making gingerbread houses, playing Uno, Jenga and the 'Yes/No game' (among other things). The Yes/No game is now a firm favourite in our house!

There's nothing better in my mind, than natural, un-rehearsed, un-posed photography.  Something for the children to look back on is so much more meaningful when it's real!

To find out more about family documentary photography please request a brochure by emailing or clicking here

Cheshire Family Photography (Nicola, James & Annabelle) - Louise Jacob Photography


Have you ever wondered what we get up to on one of my mini sessions!?  Here are the gorgeous Garvey family who I had the pleasure of meeting (finally!) last weekend!   I love the forest. It's literally on my doorstep and I spend many hours stomping round Delamere with the family or letting our spaniel burn off some steam.  It's always fabulous to work there too - not that it ever feels  like work!

Thanks Nicola, James and Annabelle for booking a Mini Session with me - I'm so glad you love your photos! 

To book a mini session with me, please click here

Cheshire Family Photography (Rebekah & Eliza) - Louise Jacob Photography


It was so good to meet fellow photographer Rebekah from Rebekah Jane Photography and her beautiful daughter last weekend on my Mini Sessions at Delamere Forest!   We spent the time looking for pine cones, stomping in muddy puddles and hiding in wood dens. Rebekah was 40 weeks pregnant and I'm just waiting to hear on some baby news but what a fabulous way to spend a morning before the new baby arrives - just some precious alone time, mum and daughter making memories before things look very different!

To book a mini session click here or if 20-30 minutes isn't long enough and you'd like a full package then send me an email to

Cheshire Family Photography - The Astbury Family's Newborn Documentary Session

You may remember back in December, I spent the day with a family in Crewe for a day in the life session. At the time of their day in the life session Jen was 8 months pregnant with baby number 5 and on 15th January this year the very gorgeous new addition Wilf arrived safely into the world and I was asked back to tell this new chapter of their life in authentic documentary pictures!

Here are some highlights from the morning that I think perfectly sums up the love this family all has for each other! The pictures in this gallery are way more than just pictures. There are so many genuine moments in them and that is the very reason I love being a documentary photographer.  I know that when any of the Astbury children look back on these in 15-20 years time, they will have so much meaning to them.  They are not just another set of perfectly posed shots against a studio background.  They are full of life and honesty.  They are real and that is what I love most about what I do.  The authenticity of it all!  

If you are thinking about booking an authentic family documentary session, or if you would like to find out more then please contact me - I would love to tell this chapter of your story! 

Photofilm of The Astbury Family's documentary newborn session.

Cheshire Family Photography - Christmas Mini Sessions

Well this blog post is ridiculously overdue!! Sorry about that - life's been pretty busy lately! But cast your mind back to last November - I spent the day at Marbury Park in Cheshire for some photography sessions with some amazing families! It was freezing cold but we definitely lucked out with the fog on the Sunday - it made the photography so beautifully atmospheric!

I'm a documentary photographer by heart so the sessions largely take your lead, but we also make time for some great (non-posey) group photos too!  Mini Sessions are a great way to dip your toe in to the world of lifestyle photography and gift vouchers are also available.

I'm about to have another jam-packed-full day of mini sessions tomorrow & I can't wait! If you're looking to book onto a mini session with me, please email me at

Cheshire Family Photography - Documentary Photography and Lifestyle Photography throughout Cheshire and the UK.

Mini Sessions at Marbury Park

Mini Sessions at Marbury Park

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Mini Sessions are so much fun and hugely different to studio photography

Mini Sessions are so much fun and hugely different to studio photography

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The fog made the pictures look so different

The fog made the pictures look so different

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Norbury Church Wedding Photography in Hazel Grove - Chloé & John - Louise Jacob Photography

"We met at my brother's wedding to Stef in November 2013. John and I were literally pushed together and ordered to dance as we were the only two single people there. It was incredibly awkward but we clicked straight away and the rest they say is history."

I'm so excited to share Chloé and John's gorgeous December wedding with you.  It was so much fun to shoot.  The ceremony was at Norbury Church in Hazel Grove - Chloé's dream venue, and the reception at the Hallmark Hotel in Handforth.   Chloé looked stunning as did her bridal party and John and all the lads all looked dapper in their suits.  It was a chilled out day, spent with their family and friends and it was as always, a complete honour to be a part of it and capture it for them. 

I was so lucky to be able to work alongside my good friend and extremely talented wedding photographer Lucy Sharratt, who on this occasion went easy on the shutter release and focused (no pun intended) on making the wedding film!

So many lovely personal touches went into the day and a lot of fun was had by everyone!  I'll leave you with a few highlights from the day.

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Hunt! I wish you all the love luck and happiness in the world! A lifetime of adventure awaits!

Are you planning your wedding? Send me a message - I'd love to hear from you if you'd like to find out more about my relaxed documentary style - which leaves you free to party hard with your guests, not spend hours posing for pictures...   but don't just take my word for it - hear what others have to say here.


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Cheshire Wedding Photography - Vicky & Sam @ Haslington Hall

Vicky and Sam got married at a lovely intimate church - St Johns The Evangalist in Byley and their Reception was held at Haslington Hall.  

They pent the day surrounded by their lovely family and friends and partied hard into the night in the marquee.  It was such a fantastic day to be part of, there were so many lovely thoughtful special touches.  I have never felt more welcome at a wedding and made to feel like I was part of the family - Thank you!

Supplier shout-outs and special thanks go to:- 

Brides Dress - Diana Harbridges 'Buttercup' from Sarah's Wedding Boutique

Hair -  Carol Ellis Thompson, Make-up - Made up by Cathryn, Flowers - Flowers on the Cobbles, Sandbach, Cake  - Comfort Cakes & Bakes, Harpist - Nerys Hewitt, Bridesmaids dresses - Queenie, Bridesmaids shoes - 'Essex Glam', Bouncy castle - Boothtique Events, Wedding rings - Browns Jewellers, Suits - Greenwoods, Bride's car - Horgan's Car Hire, Groom's Morgan - Classic Car Hire North and Yorkshire, Confetti - The Real Flower Petal Company, Stationary - HPE print.

Vicky and Sam you are head over heels in love! You are perfect for each other and I hope you have an amazing and happy future together!

Cheshire Family Photography - Cheshire Ice Cream Farm

I rarely shoot for myself these days.  I think because when I'm so busy working on documenting everyone elses lives I sometimes forget to take pictures of my own and even when I do, I still have a hard time remembering to get in the frame myself - which is something I'm always kicking myself for afterwards! 

Yesterday we had a fab trip to one of my favourite places - Cheshire Ice Cream Farm with our lovely Rossons (Jacob's aunty, uncle and cousin) and we had such a good day!

It's a gem of a place!  We used to go loads before Jacob started school last year.  It's had a major re-generation and there's now so much to do with the little people - crazy golf, mini diggers, quad bikes, play gym, animals, a gigantic sand and water play area but best of all they sell the most amazing ice cream (hence the name!) It was always a great day out but now it's just epic!

If you've never been I highly recommend going! There's so much to do you can really make a day of it although it can get super busy (and just for the record the butterscotch ice cream is to die for!!)

L xx

Cheshire Family Photography - The Burn Family.

Wow I don't know where to begin with this session - it was heaps of fun and I really loved spending time with these guys on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Appleton, Cheshire!

Meet The Burns.  They are just too cool for school and they're really just so very lovely!

It was only a short time before everyone relaxed and really forgot about the camera, so we were able to make some fantastic documentary portraits.  We went for a walk through the woods - Autumn is well and truly here and it's one of my favourite seasons with all the beautiful colours and the crisp crunch of the leaves under foot - then we headed back home to chill out and have fun around the house.

If you are looking for a family photographer in Cheshire who does not pose and who strongly recommends leaving the 'cheese' in the fridge, then look no further - Lets hang out and I will tell the story of your day in pictures that will make you want to submerse yourselves in them time and time again.

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Cheshire Family Photography - Mini Sessions

My Autumn Mini Sessions were in full swing this weekend at Marbury Park and I had A LOT of fun catching up with some of my favourite people and meeting some lovely new families too!

Here's a little taster of what we got up to..

Full galleries will be ready to view in 2 weeks :)

The Windmill Inn Wedding Photography - Michèle & Tony

Hello I've not blogged for a while (I've been busy busy shooting and editing lots of gorgeous weddings lately) but I really wanted to take a bit of time to share Michèle & Tony's beautiful Macclesfield wedding with you!

J'ADORE TOUT CE MARIAGE and I mean everything!! Michèle and Tony along with their guests were an absolute dream to work with.  They often say you can judge the character of a person by their friends and everyone was just so lovely!

Throw back to the middle of August, their wedding day was relaxed and informal with the service held at Sutton St James Church in Macclesfield followed by a brilliantly chilled out reception at The Windmill Inn in Whiteley Green.  It's a beautiful little pub with a certain jé ne sais-quoi about it!  A perfect setting for an intimate summer wedding!   And my goodness - summer it was (a distant memory now!).  We took a little detour to Bottoms Reservoir (a spot which Michèle and Tony visit frequently together) on the way to the Windmill for some relaxed un-posed couple portraits which were a great opportunity for them to have some alone time to gather their thoughts.

They were blessed with sunshine the whole day long and the newlyweds and their guests celebrated long into the evening with garden games a plenty and so much fun was had!

If you're planning a Cheshire wedding or indeed if you're tying the knot further afield, and would like to chat candid documentary wedding photography with me then please do send me a message - I would love to talk to you and find out more about your plans!

But for now, Félicitations Michèle & Tony, I wish you a fabulous future filled with love and happiness!

Louise Jacob Photography