…where the heart is. Welcome to Photography ByLou! I am very pleased and proud to show you the world through my eyes.
As a little girl I received my first camera for my ninth birthday. It was a pink pocket instamatic camera and I immediately loved being able to capture the world and my memories in a photograph. The anticipation of waiting for the prints filled me with great excitement. Many years later, while I was in law school, I bought my first analog reflex camera. This made me enjoy taking pictures even more, as the results now corresponded with how I saw the world through my lens. For years I did not want to “cheat” on that camera. However, when our first child was born in 2007, I began using a digital reflex camera more and more and last year I even stopped taking pictures with the analog camera.
One morning, I woke up realising that I should follow my heart and expand my photography skills. Not wanting to have only ‘good intentions’, I immediately began taking evening classes. I became more familiar with the techniques of photography and my enthousiasm grew. I did a fellowship and followed masterclasses.Being asked regularly to show some of my work, the idea of making my own portfolio-website arose. The intention was just to show you some of my work, but in the meantime I have begun working as an independent photographer as well. I love connecting with people, taking them just as they are. My goal is to really see people and to capture that in a photograph. I want not only to take a beautiful picture of you and your loved ones, but to take a picture of the beautiful you!