Monir Ali Photography

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.

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.

To find out how more about my services, to book me for your wedding please use visit the contact page to get in touch.

Fusion Wedding Photography South Indian & Sri Lankan wedding London Mayfair

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.

To book your wedding photography apply  here

Visit and like our Facebook page to download gift vouchers and wedding offer codes.  Offers & Vouchers

[pp_gallery id=”1506″ style-id=”836cd8c8-2f40-4001-b2de-731d385d3675″]

Wedding Photographer at Pains Hill Conservatory

  Wedding Photographer at Pains Hill Conservatory.  Being a preferred supplier at The Conservatory at Painshill, I get to work on some really cool weddings. And this one was no different.  (p.s we offer 10% discount to all preferred

 

Wedding Photographer at Pains Hill Conservatory.  Being a preferred supplier at The Conservatory at Painshill, I get to work on some really cool weddings. And this one was no different.  (p.s we offer 10% discount to all preferred partner venues).

A lovely late summer wedding. The summer sun was out. The heat was on. The Walled gardens wildflowers set the scene for a lovely layed back wedding.  A cross between a boho chic wedding and beach wedding was the feel couple were aiming for. The  short ceremony followed by a light drinks reception with plenty of Pimms and sandals to go around.

The formal group shots were a breeze, but the busy bees were a little to keen on the Pimms.  The newly wedds wanted a few wedding portriats, just enough to provide a highlight to the wedding story book.  But they really wanted to get back to the guests and have a good old time, and wanted me to capture the essence of the wedding.

Check availability for your date and to discuss having us as your Wedding Photographer at Pains Hill Conservatory call  on 07949 250 660 or use this form and I will get back to you.

To book your wedding photography apply  here

Visit and like our Facebook page to download gift vouchers and wedding offer codes.  Offers & Vouchers

[pp_gallery id=”1109″ style-id=”836cd8c8-2f40-4001-b2de-731d385d3675″] 

[pp_form id=”c2ff9905-5c45-45aa-b3a1-e133d11460a8″]

 

Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa Asian Wedding Photographer

The Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa, the perfect backdrop for a Hindu Wedding Ceremony.  Situated in the North West of England, in the Wirrial,  has everything  you need for an awesome wedding.  ( Did we mention that we are

The Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa, the perfect backdrop for a Hindu Wedding Ceremony.  Situated in the North West of England, in the Wirrial,  has everything  you need for an awesome wedding.  ( Did we mention that we are preferred suppliers here  we offer a 10% discount to all weddings held at partner venues)

The bright sunny day brings a positive start to the day. But provides us, photographers with challenge, a technical one. While we look forward to sunny days, we do hope for a little cloud cover.  Why? you will wonder, well the bright light of summers sun is often to harsh, we look for warmer softer tones to make you look your best.

The Barrat arrives with 200 guests dancing to the beat of the Dohl drums. Enjoyed and light breakfast then in to the gardens for a open air ceremony.  Hindu Weddings are long and need to be as the Ceremony has many facets to it, each with its on tradition and meaning.  After the gifts had been exchanged and the Sindoor and Manjal Sutra had been placed, they were married.  After the meet and greet, and  while the guests enjoy their starters we whisk the couple away for some portraits.

 

To check availability and book me for your Asian Wedding at The Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa please call 07949 250 660 or use this form and I will get back to you for a short chat about your Asian Wedding Story.To book your wedding photography apply  here

Visit and like our Facebook page to download gift vouchers and wedding offer codes.  Offers & Vouchers

Usefull Links:

Thorntonhall Hotel & Spa

 

[pp_gallery id=”1090″ style-id=”836cd8c8-2f40-4001-b2de-731d385d3675″] 

[pp_form id=”c2ff9905-5c45-45aa-b3a1-e133d11460a8″]

 

How to book a wedding photographer

How to book a photographer. So  how to book a photographer for your Asian Wedding? As a photographer, this is unbiased and objective advice from a me? I have tried to relate the answers to the questions I get

How to book a photographer.

So  how to book a photographer for your Asian Wedding? As a photographer, this is unbiased and objective advice from a me? I have tried to relate the answers to the questions I get asked, and also how I manage my client’s expectations.

There are literately 1000s upon 1000s of potential people who want to take your photograph. Just type wedding photographer in Google (64 million results) and see for yourself. So how do you cut through the chaff and find the gem that will make you happy?

Book an asian wedding photographer

Which photographer is right for you?

As a guestamate based on membership of some photographic organisations, there are around 8,000 potential photographers for you to hire.  One thing to bear in mind is that the wedding photography sector is one that has been faced with a lot of challenges, the biggest one being that there has been a surge of hobbyist photographers who shoot weddings.  Some are good, and some to dire to even think about it.

Identifying a good photographer is difficult, so where does one start, 70% of my clients come from recommendations. So start there, talk to work colleagues, friends see what kind of experience they had with their wedding photographer.

If none of your friends have got married recently do a web search, but be wise in your search terms, typing wedding photographers in Google will throw up over 62 million items. Be more precise “Asian wedding photographer London” or even name your venue, this way the potential photographic suitor will have worked there too “Asian wedding photographer Hedsor House”.

Have a good look at the photos, search around the galleries, have a look at their blog. Here’s the cool part, all photographers, myself included will dazzle you with the pick of the crop, the bride and groom shots. But does the photo gallery have more from the day? Are there group shots, reportage, and candid.

When you have shortlisted your photographers, go and see them, and make sure you have a look at a complete wedding, and not just the best shots, the pictures you want to see. If he /she can’t show you a full wedding WALK AWAY.   This goes for Wedding videographers too, its all to easy to see a highlight video but what will the other 40 Mins be like.

 

Key Questions to ask your Asian Wedding Photographer:

  • Do you have any formal training as a photographer?
  • Do you have any qualifications as a photographer?
  • Are you a qualified member of a professional organisation?
  • (This is a tricky one as there are a lot of organisations out there, and some you organisations all you need to-do to be a member is pay a fee. If they are a qualified member then this has merit, being a member of a particular organisation does not make them a professional photographer.)
  • Are you full-time photographer? (this will affect how much you pay them)
  • Can you show me a full wedding album?
  • Do you have Public Liability and professional indemnity insurance?
  • Do you spend time on Continuing Professional Development?
  • How many weddings have you covered?
  • What is your style of photography (this will affect your ultimate choice  if their style is not what you’re looking for, this will create issues)

The rule of thumb is if they can answer yes to the first 7 questions then they should be in the top of your shortlist, the other factors then become subjective choices.

How much does it cost for a Wedding Photographer?

That totally depends on your viewpoint of the value you place on your wedding memories.  It’s hard to say what an average price should be, as a business I know what my costs are to run the business, and that is taken into account when we price each wedding. But consider what else you are spending on then make an informed judgement. For example, if you’re spending £300 on a wedding car to take you to the venue from home, a journey which is 45 mins, then can you justify paying a professional full-time photographer to cover your entire wedding day for £300 and then provide you with an album?

Ultimately the final choice of photographer is dependant on a lot of factors, ask the right question, look at the right work and see if you get on with them personally, if you don’t then don’t book him or her even if they are cheap.

If you have any further queries on How to book a photographer for your Asian Wedding, or easier still book me for your wedding get in touch using the contact form here.

This article first appeared in www.asianweddingindeas.co.uk 

To book your wedding photography apply  here

Visit and like our Facebook page to download gift vouchers and wedding offer codes.  Offers & Vouchers

The Asian Wedding Photography Consultation Tours

Wedding Photography & Asian Wedding Fair Tours Each month, I hit the road for a few days, to meet couples and brides to be with Asian Wedding Photography Consultation Tour. For the most part, I get  to help clients

Wedding Photography & Asian Wedding Fair Tours

The Asian Wedding Photography Consultation Tours

Each month, I hit the road for a few days, to meet couples and brides to be with Asian Wedding Photography Consultation Tour. For the most part, I get  to help clients with their wedding photography planning. And, of course to showcase the shiny new products we have. 

There are two types of events that I attend. First, its the big glitzy shows like the www.asianweddingexperience.com Wedding Showcase, Asiana Wedding Show, The National Asian Wedding Show and the AWD live events. I go to these events to meet couples across the country who have heard of my work but can’t get to me, so I go to them.  

The second type of events are run by myself and are a little more intimate and by pre-appointment only. These I enjoy a lot, I cant find out more about the couples, what they are expecting from me and what I can expect from them. These last for around 30 mins and are very handy for the wedding day.  

The wedding photography tour dates for 2018 include:

  • 23 February 2020 – The AWE Showcase, Manchester Hilton Deansgate – Book your tickets here
  • February 2020 – Venue Central Wedding Show Luton
  • October 2019 – Asian Wedding Live
  • 3 march 2018 – Shendish Manor
  • March 2018 – Woburn Sculpture Park
  • 18 April – Invite only showcase – London & Birmingham
  • 18 May – Invite only Showcase – Manchester & London
  • 26 September – Inspire Asian Wedding Show
  • October – Sopwell House Asian Wedding Show
  • November – Signature London
  • December- Signature Manchester

If you miss any of these shows you can always pop into the Studio for your private viewing of the Wedding Storybooks and to discuss your wedding photography plans with me. 

To book your wedding photography apply  here

Visit and like our Facebook page to download gift vouchers and wedding offer codes.  Offers & Vouchers

Mian photocredit @roofulali

[pp_form id=”f3e92202-6d36-4bb8-bb36-d4bb655a77be”]