Asian Wedding Photography
Asian weddings are so much fun, so much emotion, so much details, so many colours, however no two Asian wedding ceremonies are the same.
Every bride and groom will make sure their wedding is unique, even though they’ll follow the traditional marriage rituals and customs followed by their parents and grand parents.
I have had to opportunity to photograph Hindu weddings, Sikh weddings, Indian weddings, Punjabi Weddings, Tamil Weddings, Chinese weddings, Jain wedding, Muslim weddings, church weddings, same-sex civil service wedding,
Asian weddings are a beautiful and vibrant celebration of love, family, and tradition. With so many customs and rituals, it’s no wonder that providing Asian wedding photography for the modern bride and groom is a highly specialised skill. The right photographer can capture the magic of the occasion, preserving memories that will last a lifetime.
Asian wedding photography is an art form that requires both technical skill of using the DSLR cameras and a deep understanding of cultural traditions. With so many do’s and don’ts the photographer has to have an in depth knowledge of the customs. It’s a unique opportunity to capture the beauty of the bride, groom, and their families, as well as the intricate details that make each wedding special. A talented photographer can create stunning images that tell the story of the day and bring the memories to life.
Traditional Customs and Modern Trends
Asian weddings are steeped in tradition, with many customs and rituals that have been passed down through generations. However, modern trends are also making their way into Asian wedding celebrations, from, proposal photography, pre-wedding photoshoot, photo booths to drone photography. The best photographers will blend these traditional and modern elements, creating a stunning photographic prints of the day. They are truly experts in their field.
Choosing the Right Photographer
Choosing the right photographer is key to getting the best possible results for your Asian wedding photography. Here are some factors to consider:
Look for a photographer who has years of experience shooting Asian weddings. They will be familiar with the customs, traditions, and rituals and can anticipate important moments.
Consider the photographer’s style and whether it matches your preferences. Do you want traditional post wedding couple portraits, or more candid photojournalistic images?
It’s essential to find a photographer who you feel comfortable working with. You will be spending a lot of time with them on your wedding day, so make sure you feel at ease and can communicate effectively.
Review the photographer’s wedding album portfolio to get a sense of their skill level and the types of images they create. This will help you determine whether they are a good fit for your wedding.
Capturing the Big Day
On your wedding day, your photographer will work to capture all the important moments, from the first kiss to the first dance. They will also be on the lookout for details like floral arrangements, table settings, and décor. Communication is key, so make sure to discuss any specific shots you want with your photographer ahead of time.
Editing and Post Processing Your Wedding Photos
Once the wedding is over, the photographer will work on post processing all the photos. The best ones being edited and prepared for printing. This process can take several day, depending on the photographer’s skill at using Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and the number of images. They will typically provide a range of edited photos in both colour and black and white.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How many photos will I receive?
A: The number of photos you receive will depend on your package and the photographer. Typically, you can expect to receive several hundred photos.
Q: How long does it take to receive my photos?
A: The editing and post processing of the images can take several days or weeks depending on the photographer and the number of images.
Q: Can I order prints or albums of my photos?
A: Yes, most photographers offer prints and albums as part of their packages. Make sure to discuss this ahead of time with your photographer.
Q: Do I own the rights to my photos?
A: It depends on the photographer and the contract you have with them. Make sure to discuss the ownership of the photos and any usage rights before signing a contract.
Q: Do I need to provide a shot list for the photographer?
A: While it’s helpful to provide a shot list, an experienced Asian wedding photographer will already know the important moments to capture. However, if there are specific shots or family members you want to include, make sure to communicate this ahead of time. The most important being the group shots, who do you wish to have in each group photos. By having a list to work form, I can take as less time as possible.
Q: Can I share my photos on social media?
A: Yes, you to share your photos on social media. However, it’s important to credit me as your Asian wedding photographer and follow any usage rights specified in the contract. I may also offer to share your photos on their own social media channels – Instgram, Tiktok, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google Business Profile etc.
The Art of Asian Wedding Photography
Asian wedding photography is a beautiful and complex art form that requires a skilled and experienced photographer. With so many customs, traditions, and rituals, it’s important to choose a photographer who understands the culture and can anticipate important moments. By working closely with your photographer and communicating your preferences, you can create a stunning visual record of your special day that you will treasure for a lifetime