Hi, I’m Lou

I’m a brand, lifestyle and editorial photographer based just outside of London in Surrey

Lou Adby in London

An Astute Visual Storyteller

I’ve a sharp visual mind and love little more than translating the intangible feel of the places and people I encounter through photography that creates an emotional response from their audience.

I live in the beautiful, rural surroundings of Surrey, and am lucky enough to work with incredible people both near and afar. My favourite assignments are those which allow me to delve into different places and cultures, and meet new people. Adept at putting people at ease, my approach is relaxed and friendly. I create natural, bright and authentic photography that’s both rich and real.

Photography is my lifelong passion; creativity my first language. I’ve been a full time photographer for over ten years, and before that I worked both in graphic design and as a video producer for corporate clients in TV.

After graduating, I went straight into video production, editing and graphic design. The five years that followed saw me creating TV promos for clients such as MTV, Universal, 4Music and Warner TV along with corporate promotional videos for Samsung and Ferrari. I’d begun to focus on photography alongside my full time work, photographing and filming behind the scenes on set. The marriage of film and photography is where my passion was fuelled; I discovered a deep love for capturing stories which has defined my career.

Capturing Spirit, Energy and Essence

My images are beautifully composed and have sharpness and depth, inviting the viewer to build a connection with the

subject – whether that’s a person, a space, or a place. There’s energy, personality and heaps of life that bursts from each and every photograph I take, with a heartfelt desire to bring your audience on a journey to fall in love with your brand.

I work with a variety of clients, from country estates and design agencies to independent business owners and solo entrepreneurs. One day might find me working with an international design agency with full production crew; the next I’ll be with an independent creative florist helping her to express the essence of their brand through a collection of gorgeous imagery. It’s the variety that keeps life interesting!

My production background means I am equally comfortable shooting in a home office or café as I am working on editorial projects with a large production crew and models. No matter the client or setting, I am utterly devoted to creating stylish, gorgeous imagery with a note of contemporary art for a fresh, vibrant feel.



Conde Nast Editorial

Features & Publications

I have a strong creative background having previously worked in both graphic design and as a video producer, in TV and for corporate clients.






“Lou is a highly skilled photographer with an exceptional eye for detail and incredible capability of adapting to situations.”

Improvisation/creativity are something that she carries along with her wide range of skills. Any art director is in safe hands with Louise around, even when the brief is not too defined she manages to bring the best out of any situation.

Louise is also extremely precise, reliable and adaptive to any kind of photoshoot, indoor, in studio, outdoors, events etc.

I especially love Louise's lifestyle photography and working with her is always an extremely enjoyable experience.

- Matia

from Make Us Proud - London

Where Next?

I am more than happy to arrange to meet in person, chat over the phone or Skype.

I would love to hear more about your ideas and schedule an informal chat.

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