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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

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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

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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

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.

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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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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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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.

 

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TOP 5 TIPS FOR  A MEMORABLE  ASIAN WEDDING

TOP 5 TIPS FOR  A MEMORABLE  ASIAN WEDDING PLANNING Theme it: Choose a unique theme that is personal to you and your partner. Make it as chic, glamorous or as simple as you want.  The best and most memorable

TOP 5 TIPS FOR  A MEMORABLE  ASIAN WEDDING PLANNING

Theme it: Choose a unique theme that is personal to you and your partner. Make it as chic, glamorous or as simple as you want.  The best and most memorable themes are not just based on colors but a concept, an idea.  Some of the ones I have seen in the last month include wild orchards, Disney and the classic regal weddings. But don’t stop there, get your guests to join in the theme by dressing the part!

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Location, Location, Location; Choose the venue wisely. The venue will always set the feel and tone for the wedding. The location, the décor, the ambiance and also the staff. When looking for the ideal venue consider the possibilities to make your event extra special.

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Insta Moments: Surprise at every turn. Let’s face it, wedding season comes with a plethora of weddings, so include a few little surprises in your event to get your wedding trending on social media.

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Refreshing: Instead of the usual soft drink or fizzy pop, try offering your guests a cheeky mocktail. Get a professional mixologist to roll out non-alcoholic versions of Tequila Sunsets, Mojito, Mosco Mule, or even Bellini.

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Keep it Simple:  The key to the best wedding experience is keeping it simple, and make sure that your guests get to enjoy your company.  After all they are there to celebrate your big day.  Keep extra circular activities to a minimum yes you need to keep them occupied, but makes sure they get to share that with you.

There you have it the secrets to Asian wedding planning. Keep these tips in mind and your wedding pictures will be just pukka, but if your still nervous about it just call us and book your Wedding Photography or apply here

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