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Asian Wedding Photographer Oslo

Asian Wedding Photographer Oslo. Being Asked to photographer of Asian Weddings I get faced with many challenges. One challenge is how to capture a moment that retains the essence of the culture, but with a unique contemporary view.  And

Asian Wedding Photographer Oslo. Being Asked to photographer of Asian Weddings I get faced with many challenges. One challenge is how to capture a moment that retains the essence of the culture, but with a unique contemporary view.  And without interrupting the flow of the moment.

The Wedding Storybooks…The best way to relive your wedding story.

Wedding Storybooks have paved the way to access your wedding day in a social and personally enagaing way.  The photograph is undisputedly the best way engage with friends, families and even strangers. Photographs are not only a memory but

Wedding Storybooks have paved the way to access your wedding day in a social and personally enagaing way.  The photograph is undisputedly the best way engage with friends, families and even strangers. Photographs are not only a memory but also a vehicle to pass on to future generations, so thhey can learn abut their past.

Asian Wedding Photography Styles

What Are the Different Asian Wedding Photography Styles? Asian Wedding Photography Styles. Photography adds a unique dimension to your wedding, not just on the day, but for many years after the big day.  These will be the only keepsake

What Are the Different Asian Wedding Photography Styles?

Asian Wedding Photography Styles. Photography adds a unique dimension to your wedding, not just on the day, but for many years after the big day.  These will be the only keepsake of value from your wedding.  And when you look back on your  wedding story book, these will be the ultimate family heirloom.

Getting the right photographer for your wedding is vitally important, and tips on choosing one can be found on the article  how to book a photographer.  One of the aspects I discuss in the article is  finding a style that suits you.  But what are the options and styles, what does it all mean. When you do your research, you will find that,  us photographers use a of jargon that can be confusing and loose you.  I have always felt that its my job to make your wedding planning journey as easy as possible.

I have put together a quick guide to help you find your way around styles.   To find out more about my style have a read here

The styles are not strict standards but disciplines  followed by wedding photographers, that shape the tone of your story in a specific way which means that you are limited to their style like it or not.  My style for example is a combination of  disciplines ranging from fashion, candid, reportage way…. with doing it again…. lets start the guide.

Asian Wedding Photography Styles

Traditional Asian Wedding Photography

Asian Wedding Photography Styles London
When you flick through old wedding albums or newer wedding storybooks, they are likely to tend to include a lot of traditional shots.  By which I mean they are classic posed shots of the key moments of the day;  The signing of the register, the formal group shots, the Jai Mala or ring exchange, cake cutting, the viday or ruksati,  shots of the cake cutting, first dance and the couple portraits and of course some very classic formal shots of the couple ( just think back to your parents pictures…)

This style puts the photographer in charge of the wedding, getting involved in guiding, directing and posing  and in some cases managing the flow of the wedding.  If this is your preferred style, make sure your photographer has the experience in people management and taking charge.

Photojournalistic Asian Wedding Photography

Reportage Style wedding photography
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A ever growing style is Photojournalistic or reportage photography. A popular shooting style especially for capturing the unguarded relaxed moments of the day.  With this style you are giving the photographer a lot more room to flex their creative story telling and capturing moments they see that flows to retell your story in a relaxed and informal approach.

A lot of creativity, experience and some serious kills is required for this style of photography.  The  Photojornalistic/Reportage style relies heavily on the experience of the photographer and understanding the art of photography. This will put their visual and technical skills to test, they will need to have mastered the art of quickly aiming, adjusting settings, framing, and shooting as moments unfold around them. The results will be real and natural images. But be warned if a photographer only has 1 year of experience and is self taught, and they offer this style tread carefully as their style may not have developed yet!

Cinematic Asian Wedding Photography

This is a new and developing style of wedding photography,  when done right can result in awe inspiring images. Mainly reserved for stand out couples portraits,  cinematic wedding photography places emphasis on the composition, lighting, and background. The couple are posed either formally or candidly, within a picturesque setting.  This combined with the understanding of landscape photography in landscape photography, and some fancy post production work gives rise to some inspirational and timeless wedding photographs. An added element of this is that some of the photos will have a degree of fashion photography withing it.

However, again, if not done correctly can result in out of date “on trend styles” ( just think back to spot colour styles where an image is black & white, but on part is in colour!)

Natural Light Wedding Photography

Another skill based style, and heavily depends on the photographer knowing their craft. Natural light wedding photography is basically using natural and available light to take the picture rather than using a camera flash or artificial light sources.

For daytime and outdoor weddings, or  in a wedding venue which has a lot natural daylight this is the perfect choice, The result is obviously more natural. This style choice is for the brave and a for experienced photographer who knows how to deal with shadows and allowing for low light and other extreme lighting conditions such as harsh midday light.  Your photographer must be very experienced in this, again if the photographer is relativity new, then be sure they have the relevant training to provide this style. Its not as easy as it sounds.

Fine Art Wedding Photography

Fine Art Wedding photography,  is a style suited for the more creative couple.  You will see some creative framing, lighting and compositions. if you select this option, you will likely see things from a different perspective, you may just see elements of the story, rather than the whole picture, and relies on the viewer to fill in the gaps and see the beauty in the image rather than the full image. Don’t be surpeised to see only a hint of your wedding  lengha, or just details of a shot. The  emphasis on this style is the “Art” and creativity.  This style is best used in conjunction with another style if you are worried about missing the key shots. Checking with your photographer they can do both styles will be invaluable.

Fashion Wedding Photography

Fashion Wedding Photographer Birmingham

This one is for the style conscious couple, whose key focus will be the wedding day portraits. based on the commercial shoots of fashion and bridal magazines this has crossed over from engagement photography or pre-wedding shoots.  Its quite intensive, with multiple lighting setups, and loads of directions on poses and setting your outfits – its very time consuming and takes you away from the main wedding action for a while. Which means you will have to balance your schedule with the need for stylistic portraits.

The Asian wedding photography styles, you choose will determine the look, feel and ultimately   your wedding story.  My style, in simple terms is a combination of disciplines that is made up of my experience in photography from working for fashion magazines, newspapers and commercials clients, and over the years have combined to create a look and style which works well for all couples that provide classic, cinematic and timeless stories.

To find out more about the wedding photography experience, to check availability and to book your unique story  call 07949 250 660 to arrange a online consultation or use the contact form  here

The one about the bride, the groom and the Asian Wedding at Froyle Park

Yes this is the Asian Wedding at Froyle Park, with a frozen fountain and a wandering Peacok!  Winter weddings are amazing, whats not amazing is the cold. February has sightly like longer days. But weather has a different point

Yes this is the Asian Wedding at Froyle Park, with a frozen fountain and a wandering Peacok!  Winter weddings are amazing, whats not amazing is the cold. February has sightly like longer days. But weather has a different point of view.  Froyle park set in the surrey country side, close enough to London to get there, but far enough away to be considered the country.

As venue for Asian Weddings, we are no strangers to Froyle Park, ans is one of those hidden gems of the home counties and ideal for those more intimate weddings.   Over the years we have been there a few times, but not during such a cold spell.

The driveway leading to the main house is short but has a big grandeur about it, leading to the fountain, this time round it was frozen and was slowly defrosting. The Asian Wedding at Froyle Park on this day was going to be unique, intimate and low key. The Reception was just as low key. But elegant with it, with the most amazing wedding cake with 5 tiers of different flavours.

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Fusion Wedding Photography

  Fusion Wedding Photography features in Picture of the Day.   A regular feature on the Asian Wedding Journal, a daily image, reflecting why i enjoy weddings so much. My remit for Asian Wedding photography  its not just to focus

 

Fusion Wedding Photography features in Picture of the Day.   A regular feature on the Asian Wedding Journal, a daily image, reflecting why i enjoy weddings so much. My remit for Asian Wedding photography  its not just to focus on the Bride and Groom. I look for what the bride and groom are don’t get to see on their  big day. In essence I become their eyes, their witness the re-teller of their wedding day story.

Once I have captured what I feel tells enough of the story of the main event. I wander off looking for quirky moments that will add  depth to  their wedding memories.   Things that will make them smile, laugh and sometimes cry, but always to ensure they appreciate their wedding.

This image is an iconic fun shot. The Groom and groomsmen were waiting out side the the Criterion restaurant and looking bored.  SO i lined them up and said jump.  and they did. Took three or three attempt’s but we got there. I just love the bemused look in the bystanders face.

This was taken in the morning of a Tamil / English wedding.  This is what makes  Fusion Wedding Photography fun. The different cultures coming together and sharing huge moments.

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Fusion Wedding Photography South Indian & Sri Lankan wedding London Mayfair

Memorable Muslim weddings in Oslo

Memorable Muslim weddings in Oslo. Working on destination Asian weddings is always a pleasure.  Team & I love working in Oslo, Norway.  We have been photographing there for a good few years, and each time the weddings become bigger

Memorable Muslim weddings in Oslo. Working on destination Asian weddings is always a pleasure.  Team & I love working in Oslo, Norway.  We have been photographing there for a good few years, and each time the weddings become bigger and grander each year. Looking forward to a few this year. Hopefully it won’t be that cold.

Here’s one I captured a couple of years back. The lovely Mehvish & Kuram.

If you are planning a memorable Muslim weddings in Oslo,  and want us to tell your wedding story get in touch using the form on the contact page here have a wedding coming up.

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Oslo pakistanske bryllup. Å jobbe med destinasjoner asiatiske bryllup er alltid en glede. Team & I elsker å jobbe i Oslo, Norge. Vi har fotografert der i noen få år, og hver gang bryllupene blir større og storslått for hvert år. Gleder meg til noen få i år. Forhåpentligvis blir det ikke så kaldt. Her er en jeg fanget for et par år tilbake. Den vakre Mehvish & Kuram. Hvis du planlegger et asiatisk bryllup, og vil at vi skal fortelle bryllupshistorien din ta kontakt ved å bruke skjemaet på kontaktsiden her, kommer et bryllup opp.

 

The Hilton Syon Park host to a amazing Hindu wedding.

Leena and Hamir’s Asian wedding journey with me started around 6 months before the wedding with an engagement shoot in the heart of London. Fast forward one Engagement shoot, three planning sessions later we are at The Hilton Syon

Leena and Hamir’s Asian wedding journey with me started around 6 months before the wedding with an engagement shoot in the heart of London. Fast forward one Engagement shoot, three planning sessions later we are at The Hilton Syon Park.

An early start, and lots of moments to capture, the morning atmosphere was relaxed. Full of joy and anticipation of the day ahead, just as Leena & Hamir had discussed.  The Hindu ceremony was lively and full of charm. The Priest while reading in Sanskrit also translated the ceremony in English, so everyone could understand.

The Hilton Syon Park, is nestled in the grounds of Syon House just slight west of Chiswick.  Syon House lends it self well as a eye catching backdrop for for some emotive portraits. Both on site and off site, and if you time it properly you may be able to get on the sandy beach. The evening reception was electric and contrasted the traditional ceremony of the morning, with a Disney style theme, and the Engagement shoot was shown as a slide show just before they made their entrance into the reception.

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How much does Asian wedding photography cost in UK

How much does Asian Wedding Photography Cost in UK?  you will never get a straight answer to this, it should be simple but the cost of the photographer for your wedding well depends on you too.  As with all great

How much does Asian Wedding Photography Cost in UK?  you will never get a straight answer to this, it should be simple but the cost of the photographer for your wedding well depends on you too.  As with all great things, and weddings, in particular, there is a price for everything, some items are easily priced and you can see how the pricing is done.  A venue, for example, you are hiring a physical building for the duration of your wedding.  With other items, it’s a little tricky to establish what are you actually paying for.

Wedding photography, it seems is one of those items that can cause some confusion when it comes to cost and how costs are determined.   There are many factors that can affect wedding photography prices, but as suggested key factor in that will be you.

how much does asian wedding photography cost in uk

 

What do you want?

First things first.  There is no such thing as average price/cost of a wedding photographer.  every business has its own business model. Some photographers operate from studio space, some operate from home, this will be reflected in the cost ( to see a full breakdown of how we calculate cost see have a read of our costs page).  The number of events you are having,   how many wedding storybooks or prints you would like and how many photographers you want will impact the cost.  For some photographers, they will factor in hours of coverage as part of the price ( my fees are 99% unlimited coverage per event).

So you can see how the elements build the cost of the wedding photography fee.  So far its been a focus on the fixed costs, this is where the difference of cost takes shape across the wedding photography industry and secondly where confusion can start when comparing photographers prices alone.  The core cost of wedding photography is actually the photography or rather the creation of the photograph and who is behind the lens telling the story.  It’s about the creativity, about who you trust and whose style you like, and their experience in the field,  because that’s what you are actually paying for.  You are paying a photographer to document your wedding to capture the moments, the emotions and atmosphere of the day. This is a unique skill set that takes time and experience to gain, and prices often reflect that.

Now if you are just looking at the price as an indicator let say two photographers provide you with two costs, one is £550 the other is £1450 – what is your first instinct?   how are you comparing the photographers –  the commodities ( images on usb, prints, albums) or the trust, value and experience they bring to your wedding.

How much will you value the memories?

The third and final element of the costing or how much you should pay depends on you and what experience you get out of it.  If you are looking a pragmatic, utilitarian approach for your wedding and just need a  person to take a few snaps,  group shots and a couple of portraits then maybe consider allocating a lower budget for the service or even get some friends to do it.  However, if your view on the Weddings photos is more about the emotional connections, the moments and the story told by an experienced wedding photographer and storyteller, who will curate a bespoke wedding storybook then consider allocating a higher spend in relation to your overall wedding budget.

Pricing is where photographers set themselves apart from each other, the more experience and more quality of service you demand a higher price.  You really can’t match a new photographer with 2 weddings under their belt to a seasoned and experienced photographer who has covered 200+ weddings.  This is where you make the decision on how much you should pay, this is driven by the personal value of those wedding memories.

As you can see its not easy by any means on working out costs, but two simple rules and the above advice should steer you in the right direction.   Rule 1, Spend what you can afford.  Rule 2, allocate around 10-15% of your wedding budget to the photography – as this will be one of two things from your wedding you keep forever as family heirlooms the other being your love.

To get a clearer picture of wedding photography costs to feel free to call me on 07949 250 660 and to check your weddings dates and if you need some advice on choosing a wedding photographer have a look at this short film

 

The following are an example of how much does Asian wedding photography cost around the uk. ( these prices are based on photographers averages across the uk and not my prices)

The Cost of an Asian Wedding Photographer in London

An Asian wedding photographer in London can cost anywhere between £2400 to £4500

The Cost of a Wedding Photographer in Manchester

Asian Weddings in the North of England are as expensive as London however you can expect to pay around £950 – £1900 for a full day wedding in Manchester

The Cost of a Wedding Photographer in Sheffield, Leeds, and Birmingham

These big UK cities will be much more reasonable than London photographer prices. You can get some beautiful wedding photography packages starting from around £750 to £1600.

The Cost of a Wedding Photographer in Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and other areas in the South-West

In smaller, more remote towns and cities, wedding photography is pretty much as cheap as it gets. With smaller populations, these locations will get you a great deal on a wedding photographer. Areas in the rural South-West of the United Kingdom such as Cambridge, Oxford, Bristol and Bath will charge as around £750 – £1300.

Bedford Gurdwara Hosts Beautiful Sikh Wedding

The Guru Nanak Gurdwara Hosts Beautiful Sikh Wedding in Bedford.   One of the countries hidden gems, this Gudwara is just awe inspiring. The ornate hand crafted stone and marble building hosts many a Sikh Wedding. The  wedding started very

The Guru Nanak Gurdwara Hosts Beautiful Sikh Wedding in Bedford.   One of the countries hidden gems, this Gudwara is just awe inspiring. The ornate hand crafted stone and marble building hosts many a Sikh Wedding.

The  wedding started very early, well for the groom it did, leaving Manchester around 5pm to get to Bedford for 10am. Sukhi. No rest for the bride either she was up and busy at 5am too!  The Milni ( Gathering and meeting of the families) happened out side on a sunny morning.  The purpose of the Milni is for blessing for the day and also to formally introduce the two families to each other. It starts with the parents, then siblings, cousins and then uncles.  But we have seen Milinis that had a list of 30 from each side, luckily not this one.

The ceremony, was elegant and a little emotional at times, but was quite fluid and fast. The Anand kāraj, was followed by a Civil Ceremony. The on to the reception, a short drive away nestled in the Bedfordshire country side.  The reception was what you expected, the bride and groom had a dress change, then joined the guests for drinks, a bit of cake and an the opening of dance floor. Hope you enjoy this little story of the Sikh Wedding in Bedford.

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Top 5 Asian Wedding Photography Tips

We all love a list and we’re working on a few more. But let’s start this going with Top 5 Asian wedding photography tips: Plan, Plan, Plan Have a clear and defined structure of your day. I encourage couples

We all love a list and we’re working on a few more. But let’s start this going with Top 5 Asian wedding photography tips:

Plan, Plan, Plan

Have a clear and defined structure of your day. I encourage couples to start sketching out their plan, this ensures that there is a certain order to the day, which allows for clear defines moments that I can capture.

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Shot List

Have a shot list: As wedding photographers, yes we are amazing, and we do our best to produce awesome wedding photos, but we are not mindreaders. We cannot second guess your exact requirements. Once my clients have booked and confirmed their wedding date. We start to discuss the wedding plans in more details and have a very long conversation about shot lists. I know what I need to capture, to tell the story. However, I still have a conversation about shots with the couple, just to make sure we are on the same page and ask for their specific requirements. That’s when things like these get mentioned. ” my uncle from Canada is coming to the wedding, I need a picture of him” and “can you take a picture of the menu cards, my nieces made those”

Rehearse

Rehearse the key moments of the day. This is common practice at church weddings, where the vicar, walks the couple and family through a practice ceremony so they know what to expect on the day, where people should stand etc. In an ideal world, everyone who is planning an Asian wedding would do this. The rehearsal is important for the key moments so that they are the ones that stay in the wedding book, walking down the aisle, flower girls throwing petals, The wedding ceremony, etc. These if not rehearsed can look messy.

Timings

Keep the family portraits session short, simple so you can focus on having a good time, and making memories, and not just sit on a stage for 4 hours. One of the key focuses of my time on the wedding day is looking for those little stories that make up your wedding. Yes, the “formals” are important too but do you really need 40 group shots. My recommendation to my clients is to-do the key immediate family shots, then do a BIG group shout with all the guests.

Enjoy the day

Have fun. The wedding is a celebration for you to enjoy yourself, so hand over the management of the wedding to someone you can trust on the day. Ideally, a wedding planner who will keep things running smoothly, that was this frees you up to enjoy the day, and to enjoy your hard work in putting the wedding together.

Follow these top 5 Asian wedding photography tips, and I am sure your photographer will deliver you some great wedding pictures. To find out about availability for your wedding date, and to find out more about y services please use the contact form to book a photography advice session or call 07949 250 660.

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