Pakistani Craic the big wedding At McWillam Park Hotel Ireland
What happens when you combine a Pakistani Muslim Wedding with Irish Culture? You get a Craic of an Asian Wedding. The team and I travelled across the waters to photograph a wedding at the Asian Wedding At McWillam Park
What happens when you combine a Pakistani Muslim Wedding with Irish Culture? You get a Craic of an Asian Wedding. The team and I travelled across the waters to photograph a wedding at the Asian Wedding At McWillam Park Hotel Ireland, Asian Wedding Ireland in the rural setting of Claire Morris in Co Mayo.
We arrived late on the friday evening, picked up from the airport and taken to meet the families. by 1am we had met most of them, from the younger newborns to the elders of the family who had been flown in from Pakistan. We truly felt part of the family.
The wedding started like most do the traditional barrat entrance, dhol players, music and dancing lots of dancing. After the ceremony, the wedding took on a different personality. It suddenly became an Irish Wedding – more music and loads more dancing, everything from Bhangra, Bollywood and Break dancing.
From the moment the team and I flew in the night before, we were immersed in the local culture from the get-go until we departed two days later. A bit blurry-eyed but with fond memories of the Craic At McWillam Park Hotel Ireland. An amazing hotel, and the party never stopped. Looking forward to the next Asian Wedding Ireland
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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?
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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