Alix Marina-Chouhan

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

Hi, I’m Alix

As my photography is really personal, it’s important we feel comfortable with each other, so I thought I’d introduce myself and hope we can meet up- or at least talk on the phone, to see if we’re a good fit. 

Above is a photo taken by Alkesh, my husband. We were on holiday in Sicily and I was photographing a dragonfly.  With him, I am relaxed and actually like the photos he takes, so when I photograph you I help you relax to capture relaxed images of you.

 

About Lumiere Photography

As a kid, I used to frame with my fingers and take pictures in my head. Now I have all the professional equipment, training and experience needed to make my childhood dream a reality.

What really got me started was my friends Bhavin and Manisha’s wedding in 2008. They already had a photographer but knew I liked taking photos. When they saw the photos, they said they preferred my photos to their photographer’s. They told me my photos had a heart, they were warm, they breathed life and so Lumiere was born.

Lumiere means light, not just sun, candles and sparklers, but the sparks, glow and twinkle in you and between you.

 

A bit about me

I’m French, from Provence. My husband, Alkesh, is Gujarati. Our home is eclectic and welcoming. We live in Loughborough, Leicestershire, but I work all over the UK and  abroadmulticultural wedding couple

My clients are people from all walks of life and from around the world. What they have in common is that they want authentic, soulful, stress-free photography with someone they trust.

I take photos to celebrate life, love, beauty in small things, how precious moments are, and to share that joy with others.

My other loves include my kids, my cats, my garden, nature, travels, languages, salsa, yoga and food!

What about authenticity?

My mother loved photos. She took us to photographic studios where we posed awkwardly. She has many photos on her walls, which don’t feel like us at all. Every time I look at my photos I cringe. They might be good images but they’re not me and I remember cringing when they were taken. I wasn’t being me, I was told to become an image they wanted of me. I hated the sessions.

The photos I like from my childhood are those my mum took of us kids playing or dreaming. 40 years on, they take me back to the moments but I regret not having hardly any of my parents or of us as a family.

So what I do is make sure you have a great time together, and the photos are the memories of that. They capture exactly who you all are, the fun you have, the love you share. 

 

 

Want to know more?

I work with charities because sometimes all I can do is offer my skills, I don’t have any cure or solution, but I can share what I have.

Photography is a passion and I do it for myself too.To see some of my personal work, click here.

Enough about me! If you think we’re on the same page, please get in touch to tell me about you, what you’re looking for and how I can help.

Alix is able to take such wonderful photographs not just because of her skill with a camera, but because of her passion for people. She captures the essence of the moment in a flash with a photo you’ll treasure forever. She takes time to get to know you and your wishes. She’s wonderful with everyone including children and babies. From the start she makes it her mission to make you feel at ease and smile, which is why her photos are all so natural and not posed. Her clients come back for more which is surely the greatest recommendation!

Christine Keeley

 

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