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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

Moor Park Golf Club Photographer London

Moor Park Golf Club Photographer London. Your Getting married, in one of grandest venues in north-west London, Moor Park Golf Club. Your friends and family are gathering downstairs for the registry wedding. What’s on your mind?  nerves, butterflies, the

Moor Park Golf Club Photographer London. Your Getting married, in one of grandest venues in north-west London, Moor Park Golf Club. Your friends and family are gathering downstairs for the registry wedding. What’s on your mind?  nerves, butterflies, the future?  No,  not for our groom to be. He wants to play a quick game of billiards!  What better way to calm the nerves and get in the right “frame” of mind,  and an awesome opportunity to grab some off-piste wedding pictures.

Hindu Wedding Moor Park

When the time comes, our groom said his wedding vows with ease and the odd mix up of words but he got there. An elegant and short ceremony, which are always challenging, and means I have limited opportunity to get the shots that capture the moments and atmosphere, but by Jove did we get them. The ceremony was followed by a champagne reception and canapes.

The wedding portraits, we had a short time to get some relaxed but stylised images, that both captured their love for each other and the grandness of the venue. The wrap balcony and painted ceiling make Moor Park Mansion and an absolute joy to photograph and has led them to become one of the top-rated venues for Asian Weddings.

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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?

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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.

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Best Asian Wedding Photographer, London

We have won the accolade of  Best Asian Wedding Photographer – London.  Announced  by LUXlife  magazine, The Global Wedding Awards, are annual awards that showcase the brightest and best from across the wedding industry. A panel of judges from

We have won the accolade of  Best Asian Wedding Photographer – London.  Announced  by LUXlife  magazine, The Global Wedding Awards, are annual awards that showcase the brightest and best from across the wedding industry.

A panel of judges from the magazine judge the Awards.  By reviving this award and vote of confidence, means absolutely everything.  A big thank you to the families and couples I have worked with over the past. They have shown their support and confidence in the team and me.   Thank you. And thank you to the future clients and couples who will put their trust in me.

It truly is amazing and humbling to  receive the award,  and to be recognised as one of the leading Asian Wedding Photographers in London and the UK.    I have to truly start working harder to keep the momentum going and keep providing the same level of work to future couples.

Winning an award is amazing and lifts not just my sprits and ambitions but those around us too.  But weddings and photography is much more than that for the team and I, its a way of life. So off for a Mango Lassi to celebrate. Then back to the camera for more work by the Best Asian Wedding Photographer – London.

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