Top 11 Tips for Asian Wedding Photography

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Photography of an Asian wedding is a riot of colors, artful dances, and magnificent outfits. If you are going to hold a wedding ceremony in Dubai, these Asian wedding photography tips will help:

1. Build up a Mood Board

To deliver personalized photography and videography, understanding your personalities, preferences, and relationships is important for your photographers and videographers. It’s best to create a mood board to help your creative team to get to know you. This mood board can be created on a Pinterest website. Alternatively, it can be an app where you can save images you like and even photos you don’t like. It is a way to artistically communicate the photo style you love for your wedding photography.

2. Hire from the same company; photography and videography

Picking a wedding photographer and videographer from the same production company is often the best choice. This is for factors including:

Stronger Coordination, Workflow & Positioning

Shared team members have experience working together. In order to anticipate the positioning, style, and needs of each other. This leads to fewer shots being “ruined” by one team blocking the other’s angle. For instance, the photography team knows when, during a couple sessions, the video team needs drone shots. They will find a covered area to stay out of the video. Also both the companies will be unconsciously competing with each other.

• The common vision and style

Booking a paired package of photography and videography guarantees consistent quality and style throughout the project. In case you hate a particular pose, that vision and knowledge will be shared by the entire team. Everyone will be on the same page if you want to avoid stupid or cheesy poses. If you want a moody, dramatic, or editorial look and feel for your wedding, the team will work to ensure that is achieved.

• Photography and Videography Package Discounts

Most wedding photography and videography companies in Dubai have potential price discounts if you book both the photography and videography package from one company compared to going to different companies for two different packages.

3. Set Enough Time For Every Section Of The Day

It’s important to create a timeline for your wedding day. Your wedding planner can help you organize. There should be an estimated start and end time for hair, makeup, reception setup, etc. Within this timeline, include all your photo sessions – the first look, photos of the bridal party, and couple session.

Most importantly try to finish the photo session before your guest comes as that will be the time when you will be fresher, less crowded, and the venue less destroyed by the little monsters on the scene.

4. Limit Your Locations

We recommend lessening the number of photo shooting locations to gain maximum photo time on your wedding day. You don’t have to spend much time traveling from A to B than photographing. A great photographer should be able to work nearly anywhere. Even if you don’t like your venue’s background options, trust your photographer’s creative abilities.

5. Get Quality Vendors

Quality vendors can affect your day’s flow. You wouldn’t want a makeup artist to show up 2 or more hours late. Hiring a wedding planner is a sure way to make your planning process simpler. This makes your wedding day enjoyable without unnecessary annoyances. Do your research before hiring any vendor. Your wedding planner is there to deal with any inconvenience while you and your partner are unbound.

6. Program The Couples Session During The Best Lighting

If you booked your venue because of the spectacular view of the ocean, schedule your couple’s session 30-45 minutes before sunset. The romantic hues during Golden Hour make capturing the new Mr. and Mrs the favorite time of the day.

7. Enough Time for Hair and  Make-up

Hair and makeup delays can set back the whole day. Plan to complete the process ahead of schedule. Because of unexpected delays, we see brides rushing. Most hair and makeup artists will create a timeline to follow during preparations for the wedding. In order to document final touch-ups, detail shots, and candid moments with your closest friends and family, your creative team will typically ask for one hour.

8. First Look Session

One of the wedding day’s most memorable moments is when the bride and groom look at each other. Unexpectedly all the jitters and anticipation will fade away and only the two will have the opportunity to enjoy this remarkable moment. The first look makes some of the most heartfelt pictures. Let this moment be captured!

9. Schedule Time In Your Ballroom

This is when you finally see the reception that you have dreamt of for months. It’s a great opportunity to capture a genuine reaction as well as a quick couple session. This is the perfect time to take pictures on the dance floor and in the reception area without wandering background guests.

10. A Sneak Away Session and a Sparkler Exit

The beauty of dark skies and twinkling stars creates a great photo background. The session of Sneak Away lasts no more than 20-30 minutes. It is usually scheduled during your reception and after dinner. Another suggestion would be to take these shots at the very end of the night after all the guests have left. The night sky adds a touch of romance and gives your photographer the chance with the help of lighting to create dramatic images.

You planned your grand entrance, but did you think of a big exit? Exits from Sparkler are a great way to end a celebration day. Sparkler exits are not only unique and exciting, but they also make amazing pictures. As they send off the newlyweds, we see nothing but smiles from guests.  Confetti, bubbles, and floral petals are alternatives to be included in your grand exit and will still look great in pictures.

11. Family Photographs

Ensure individual photos of close relatives are taken. Assign one relative, to be in charge of others and coordinate with the photographers so that none of them misses the photo session. It is always wise to have family members’ photos taken earlier than the arrival of guests. Request the photographer to have as many shots as possible so that you can have enough choices for photo prints.

Should you need a photographer in Dubai for your wedding, contact highly professional freelance photographers in Dubai to obtain a custom quote! Thank you for reading, share your tips and advice for wedding photography in Dubai in the comment section below!

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