Asian Wedding Photography and Videography for 2015 – Manchester, Liverpool, Preston, Blackburn, Bradford, Leeds, Huddersfield, Birmingham, Leicester, Rugby, Derby, Stoke-on-Trent, Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, London, Cardiff, Glasgow, and surrounding areas.

Dear Readers with the Wedding Season 2015 upon us, I wanted to give everyone an update on the services and the coverage areas that we would be supporting in this new and coming years.  Due to the increase in our regional teams, we will be providing Asian Wedding Photography and Asian Wedding Videography services throughout most of the major UK cities such as Manchester (where we are headquartered), Liverpool, Preston, Blackburn, Bradford, Leeds, Huddersfield, Birmingham, Leicester, Rugby, Derby, Stoke-on-Trent, Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, London, Cardiff, Glasgow, and areas surrounding these cities.

 

Asian Wedding Photography

We have various packages available for Asian Wedding Photography.  The details and prices can be found on our website at: www.uzmas.co.uk Our Asian Wedding Photography packages include an album (which is very rare to find in packages from other suppliers and in the same price category).  Our Wedding albums have approximately 13-20 pages and generally about 100 pictures in them.  We provide all the raw pictures of the function to our clients and from there they select their favourite 100 pictures which are airbrushed and treated and then a layout is prepared for the clients approval.  Once the clients have approved the layouts, the album is then printed.  We also provide our customers a slide show of the same 100 pictures that were used in the album.  We also have Female Photographers in most of our regional teams to cover segregated or women only gatherings/functions/Weddings.  Asian Weddings are very joyful and have various “rasams” and traditions that are followed.  Our Wedding Photographers try to capture those moments and the essence of these functions.  Our albums tell a story of how the function transpired and provide great and lasting memories for generations.

 

Asian Wedding Videography

Our regional Asian Wedding Videography teams cover areas such as Manchester, Liverpool, Bradford, Preston, Blackburn, Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham, Leicester, Rugby, Derby, Newcastle, Nottingham, London, Cardiff, Glasgow and areas surrounding all of these main UK cities.  We also have female videographers available in most of our regional teams to cover segregated or women only functions/events/Weddings.  Our Asian Wedding Videography packages are quite diverse and tailored to suit your needs and budgets.  Our basic and most popular Videography Wedding package consists of 1 camera person.  We capture HD quality video and generally use DSLR cameras to give us great resolution.  Once the raw footage is captured at the wedding, we then edit that video and put songs/naats/religions songs (as per the clients requirements).  The videos are given on DVD’s (Blu-rays done at an extra cost) and the end product (for Asian Weddings) would include the title, highlights, and coverage of the wedding.  Our videographers work to the requirements of our clients and we ask our clients to nominate someone from their family/friends to guide our videographers  so that all the important and intricate “Rasams” and traditions as well as people are captured for eternity.   We also provide cinematic Wedding Videography services.  These are choreographed events that resemble a full production and multiple camera persons are used to capture the various angles and scenes.  Client’s involvement and enthusiasm are the main requirements for these cinematic productions.  Please call to discuss your requirements so that we can tailor-make a Cinematic Asian Wedding Videography package for you.

We are very excited and look forward to serving our clients.

 

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Asian Bridal Makeup Trends in UK for 2015

2015 sees a shift in Bridal makeup trends especially for Asian Brides in the UK (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Sri Lankan).  Even back home in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka the Bridal Makeup trends are forecast to change dramatically.  Seems like in this circle of trends we are either following the trends from back home or maybe they are following the UK!!!  What was too dramatic back home (Arabic makeup with a flicks and bold glittery colours) is now catching on and what was too subtle in UK is now becoming more mainstream (in some areas of the UK).

We continue to see Asian Brides in UK still preferring the “OTT” (Over The Top) makeup looks (especially in the North UK and cities such as Manchester, Bradford, Leeds, Blackburn, Preston, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Newcastle, Liverpool etc.)  Arabic / Smokey eyes makeup with lots of glitter and flicks is still preferred by these Asian Brides in the North – however, we are seeing more and more girls that are also, during their Makeup Trials, preferring a more “subtle” look.  By subtle look, I mean, no flicks, traditional and soft colours of shades for eyes and for blushers.  For eyes makeup, we are seeing traditional bronze/golden, aqua/silver, emerald/golden making a comeback – these schemes have been popular back home for quite some time.

For the brides in the areas that we cover in the south and middle of UK such as London, Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham, Rugby, Coventry, and Cardiff – the preference is still subtle makeup – however, just like back home – we are seeing the Asian Brides in these areas trying the more bold bridal makeup looks (that are a mainstay of Asian Brides in the North).  Heavy and glittery makeup with lots of “bling” and flicks and fusion of various contrasting colours is also catching on quite rapidly.

Overall these changes are dramatic and challenging and will give the makeup artists a chance to work in different environments.  MUA’s (Makeup Artists) in the north of UK who are not able/used to doing subtle makeup will definitely need training to develop these skills.  Likewise, MUA’s in the south and middle of UK will need to develop the challenging techniques in order to do proper flicks and the “heavy” OTT makeup.

At Uzma’s  – under the guidance of Uzma herself – all the regional teams have been trained to be diverse in their techniques and can easily give a “look” that a specific Asian Bride would require for the most important day in her life – her wedding!!! Please call us to book your Wedding Makeup Trials.

A traditional Asian Bride during her Bridal Photo shoot. Wearing traditional Asian Wedding dress and Asian Bridal Makeup

A traditional Asian Bride during her Bridal Photo shoot. Wearing traditional Asian Wedding dress and Asian Bridal Makeup

A traditional Asian Bride during her Bridal Photo shoot. Wearing traditional Asian Wedding dress and Asian Bridal Makeup

A traditional Asian Bride during her Bridal Photo shoot. Wearing traditional Asian Wedding dress and Asian Bridal Makeup

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A traditional Asian Bride during her Bridal Photo shoot. Wearing traditional Asian Wedding dress and Asian Bridal Makeup

 

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Top 10 Asian Wedding Venues For 2015 in Birmingham and Midlands – uzma’s wedding photography and videography

Hello All – following is a list of top 10 Asian Wedding Venues in Birmingham and the Midlands.  This is taken from “Maz’s” blog and the full listing can be found at:

http://mazmashru.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/top-ten-midlands-venues.html

  • Warwick Castle: The stunning beauty of Warwick Castle is the perfect backdrop for your fairy tale wedding. Begin the most memorable day of your life by having your ceremony in the exquisite surroundings of our magical State Dining Room as our glittering chandelier hangs overhead. Your guests will then be escorted to our Conservatory terrace to enjoy the tranquil and serene surroundings of our Capability Brown landscaped gardens. Guests can look on as you pose for pictures around our fountain in this most romantic of settings. In those colder months guests will be invited to explore our ornate and magnificent State Rooms. For a true Asian style wedding, why not consider fews marquees who have selected Warwick castle to host marquee weddings, especially designed for guest numbers of up to 800 people. Along with the surroundings and marquee Maz of Leicester can top it all off to decorate the marquee individually to create a traditional Asian wedding or a completely unique marquee.
  • Hilton Metropole Birmingham: The Hilton Birmingham Metropole caters for wedding receptions for up to 1500 people – Asian and Greek weddings are a speciality. Their dedicated wedding co-ordinator will be with you from the beginning to make your day extra special in every way. The Hilton Birmingham Metropole offers a selection of 790 guest rooms and suites, providing a home-away-from-home for you and your guests. Maz of Leicester has selected NEC Hilton Metropole as the one of their top wedding venues for hire. Maz has years of experience managing events and weddings at NEC Hilton Metropole and is proud to offer this wedding venue as one of their best.
  • Warwickshire County Cricket Club – Edgbaston: In addition to being a world-class sporting venue, Edgbaston County Cricket Ground has established itself as a top-class wedding venue. With more bookings than ever before in 2011, the famous Edgbaston ground is quickly becoming the leading choice for Asian wedding celebrations. Asian weddings are renowned for being large and spectacular affairs! Edgbaston regularly accommodates large wedding parties of 650 guests. Our brand new banqueting suite offers fantastic views of the Birmingham skyline from the terrace on the second floor. They will accommodate all of your needs from the small touches that will make your guests feel welcome to the large dance floor, a crucial feature of any Asian wedding. As with many of the Asian families that have booked their wedding celebrations at Edgbaston, we offer you a classy, vibrant and unique experience.
  • The St Johns Hotel Solihull: Set in the heart of England, in the upmarket town of Solihull, The St Johns Hotel has some of the largest and most versatile function rooms in the area to host your special day. Whatever size of celebration for up to 750 guests, for whatever type of wedding; Asian, Greek or Jewish, The St Johns Hotel has outstanding facilities with a team on hand to help you execute each detail to perfection. Take your pick from four beautiful, modern function rooms, able to cater from a more reserved wedding party of 150 guests to an amazing celebration of up to 750 guests.
  • Colwick Hall Hotel: Colwick Hall is a leading Asian Wedding venue in Nottingham with many weekends booked this year and next. With its highly impressive south facing Palladian style façade and landscaped gardens and fountains, it is ideal for your most treasured photographs on the day. A truly stunning Nottingham wedding venue. Colwick Hall has a wealth of experience in hosting numerous Ethnic weddings. Their Indian chefs along with the service team will make sure that they deliver to your expectations and beyond. You will deal with their Wedding Planner from start to finish ensuring you’re most important day is thoroughly successful. The Lakeside Pavilion, a grand marquee set over a beautiful view of the lake on one side and gardens on the other, provides for an idyllic setting. The Lakeside is self-contained with its own bar, stage, dance floor, kitchen and other facilities and can accommodate up to 500 guests.
  • Royal Court Coventry: Hotel If you are looking for a Wedding Venue in Coventry, Britannia Hotel is the perfect choice! Their professional and attentive staff is always available to offer the expertise and guidance which will make your special day a perfect one. Royal Court Hotel Wedding Venue can accommodate 10 to 600 guests in any one of our elegantly appointed function suites. The Maz team are proud to include this as their top ten venue in the midlands. We have demonstrated how to transform the Britannia Suite into a lavish Asian wedding reception or to a Tradition Hindu ceremony with a mandap, anything is possible at Royal Court. Asain wedding caters are welcome to use the facilities at Royal Court to cook a feast for you and your guests.
  • Platinum Suite Leicester: The Platinum Suite is a luxurious multi-purpose venue situated in the heart of Leicester. Incorporating a large main hall with two top balconies on either side and a private VIP Club Lounge, The Platinum Suite really is like no other venue in the UK. Leicester’s very own five star venue is suitable for a wide range of functions such as weddings & receptions, parties, corporate events and box office shows. They hold a variety of Asian weddings and can cater for up to 1000 guests.
  • Botanical Gardens Birmingham: Set in the midst of some of the most fascinating and beautiful landscaped gardens in the country, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens are a highly prestigious and unique location: the perfect setting for an Asian wedding. The gardens is one of the most glorious and romantic settings available for your wedding photos from the main lawn through to the rock garden and pool.
  • Chesford Grange: A beautiful venue that echoes Asian wedding caterer, Itihaas’s, philosophy – “where history merges perfectly with contemporary.” The Chesford Grange echoes Tudor romanticism as the hotel oozes historic charm from every corner, from its red roofed turrets and Tudor style exterior to the majestic splendour that awaits you inside. Set 17acres of stunning countryside, the Chesford Grange is an idyllic yet practical wedding venue set in the heart of England, Warwickshire. With the opportunity to have outdoor ceremonies, you would think, no bride could ask for more.Well, she could, the property is endowed with a private stream at the back of the property, ideal for those important wedding photographs. Luxury bedrooms offer beds that go beyond comfortable, whilst plush furnishings and zingy colour schemes combine to create a sumptuous 21st century hotel experience. With an onsite spa and ample car parking its convenience is unrivalled. A venue with facilities to accommodate that fairytale wedding of up to 400 guests, the Chesford Grange is truly where something old meets the something new.
  • Hilton Coventry: Hilton Coventry hotel is ideal for any size of wedding or civil ceremony. Choose the Canterbury Suite for a small family event or the Minster Suite for a more lavish affair for up to 400 guests, which is the perfect setting for Asian events. Their Trellis Gardens provide an ideal backdrop for photographs on your special day. The hotel is fully licensed to hold traditional weddings and civil ceremonies. They also cater for a range of wedding types including; evening weddings and Asian wedding packs to name a few. Situated in Coventry, this luxury Hilton Hotel venue is ideal for all types of Asian Weddings and Events including Ladies Sangeet, Mendhi Night and Pre-Wedding Parties.

 

For our Asian Birdal Makeup, Wedding Photography and Videography services in Birmingham, Leicester, Coventry, Derby, Nottingham and surrounding areas – please look at our following webpages:

http://www.uzmas.co.uk/bridal-makeup-artist-birmingham/

http://www.uzmas.co.uk/photography-videography/birmingham/

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Collaboration with Withington High School for girls Manchester- Charity Fashion Show – Bumper Prize Offering

First of all I wanted to apologize to our readers that I could not post any blog entries after mid August.  The wedding season was such a huge success and really kept us busy! Not only were we busy doing Asian Wedding Photography, Asian Wedding Videography and Asian Bridal Makeups in Manchester, Birmingham, London, Cardiff and Glasgow (including surrounding areas) – we were also busy with the other side of our business that is targeted towards our non-Asian clients.  www.tlg-weddingphotographyandvideos.co.uk has been a huge success.  The facebook page now has about 850 likes in just a few months :) Thanks All:

https://www.facebook.com/tlgweddingphotography

We are so happy that we were selected to offer the bumper prize for a very worthwhile charity event taking place at Withington High School for girls. This is a fashion show and in collaboration with www.tlg-weddingphotographyandvideos.co.uk we will be providing a makeover session and a photo shoot to the luck winner (value £200).  Below is a screen shot of the news section at the school as well as their website.  We would encourage all to please become a part of this event and fully support the charity event that the girls have worked very hard to put up.  ALL THE BEST AND SUCCESS.

http://www.wgs.org/2014/11/2014-charity-fashion-show-tickets-now-sale/

Bumper prize for charity event at Withington High School for Girls

Charity event at Withington High School for Girls in Manchester

 

 

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Autumn and Winter 2014 and 2015 – Asian Weddings – Female Photographers / Female Videographers available through our regional Birmingham office.

For all our Asian Clients who have segregated weddings – we can provide a team of female photographers and female videographers to cover Asian Weddings.  Our Female only crew can provide photography and videography services in the following cities and areas in and around Birmingham.  In the coming days we will release names of cities and localities where our team of Female Only Videographers and Female Only Photographers can also be provided. Please call Uzma at 07881980699 to make bookings.

 

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Autumn / Winter 2014 and 2015 – Asian Weddings – Female Photographers / Female Videographers available through our regional Manchester office.

For our Asian Clients who have segregated weddings – we can provide a team of female photographers and female videographers to cover Asian Weddings.  Our Female only crew can provide photography and videography services in the following cities and areas in and around Manchester.  In the coming days we will release names of cities and localities where our team of Female Only Videographers and Female Only Photographers can also be provided. Please call Uzma at 07881980699 to make bookings.

 

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Manchester Asian Wedding Photography and Asian Wedding Videography trends –For Autumn / Winter 2014 and Jan 2015

Happy Ramadan 2014 everyone!  Generally for our Muslim clients – Ramadan means a wedding free month.  The only weddings that generally we are asked to cover are for non-Muslim Asian clients (Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists , Christians and from other religions that can be found in our beautiful “sub-continent”).  During this break in the season I wanted to take time to thank all our clients and friends for making this season Spring / Summer 2014 a huge success.  We continue to take bookings from our Hindu, Sikh, Buddhists, and Christian and other clients (whatever their religion might be) and look forward to resuming right where we left off after EID 2014!

Autumn and winters used to be slow periods traditionally for weddings in general and especially for Asian Weddings.  However our Manchester team reports that due to lack to big halls and venues that cater to Asian Weddings in Manchester and surrounds (Preston, Liverpool, Blackburn, Rochdale, Oldham, Bury, Bolton, Bradford, Leeds and Sheffield) – During Autumn and Winters as well now it is very difficult to find a good quality venue that is not already booked.  For those Asian clients that have not been able to book venues for their weddings – please look at options of maybe doing your function on a weekday.  Most of the venues have good deals to offer as well.

In Manchester based on the requests we are getting from customers and from research conducted by our Manchester based teams of photographers and videographers – following are the trends that we can see for weddings that will happen during Autumn / Winter 2014:

1)      Vintage Looks

Our Asian Clients up-north are now moving towards “Vintage look” picture prints and albums.  This trend was evident and strong in London and south of UK but seems like taking root very rapidly up north.  Our Manchester regional teams that cover most of the territory up north to include (besides Greater Manchester – Liverpool, Preston, Blackpool, Blackburn, Nelson, Oldham, Burnley, Accrington, Bradford, Leeds, Sheffield, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Halifax, and Doncaster) also report that our Asian clients are also preferring the same look in makeup and dressing.  Of course, we love covering “Vintage” looking events and weddings.

 

2)      Documentary Style Wedding Coverage

A style very popular amongst our Non-Asian (Manchester) Weddings, brides and grooms.  We are seeing a big and increased demand for this for our Manchester and North West based Asian Brides and Grooms.  We “Document” the wedding from the start / preparations to the end (Final dance or “Rasams” at the home).  We also have commentary and voice-overs from family and friends.

 

3)      Pre-wedding Photo shoot (only available at our studio in Manchester)

Just like in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka – in the Northwest of UK especially Manchester and surrounds  – we are seeing majority of our customers opting to have their pre-wedding photo shoot done at our studio.  This is the best way and place to be away from family and the hectic activities of the wedding and all the Rasams.  Our Asian newly wedded couples are also more comfortable to have their romantic shots being taken away from prying eyes.  We have a range of packages that can be opted by Asian clients in Manchester who would like to document and have great memories of their wedding captured forever.

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Asian Wedding Photography and Asian Wedding Videography in Manchester, Birmingham, London, Cardiff and Glasgow

Dear Readers:

We specialize in catering to Asian clients who are looking to get their wedding(s) covered either using still photography or via High Defenition (HD) Video.  Our vast experience makes us the perfect partner who you can rely on.   Through our regional offices in Manchester, Birmingham, London, Cardiff and Glasgow – we are able to provide coverage for Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Sri Lankan) and Middle Eastern Weddings throughout the UK.

Our approach to wedding photography and wedding videography revolves around you.   We cater our Asian and Middle Eastern Wedding packages to your needs and requirements.  Whether it is a single camera person package you are looking for or a more elaborate function coverage with numerous camera persons – For Wedding Photography almost all our packages come standard with an Album and a CD/DVD slideshow.  Our standard wedding videography packages include atleaset 2 sets of DVD’s that are edited and generally include the Titles, Highlights and the function coverage.

Due to nature of our business we request all prospective clients to make their bookings as early as possible.  We have our gallery of work available on our website as well as our facebook page:

www.facebook.com/uzmasbridal

www.uzmas.co.uk

Photoshoot of an Asian Couple at their wedding

Pakistani Bride and Pakistani Groom from UK at their wedding photo shoot

great picture of an Asian Couple at their wedding

Asian – Indian Bride and Indian Groom at their wedding

beautiful picture of an Asian Couple on their wedding day

Asian Wedding Photography – Photo shoot of an Asian Couple shot at location in Manchester

An Asian Couple at their pre-wedding photo shoot

Asian Groom and Asian Bride during their photoshoot

Beautiful picture of an Asian Couple on their wedding day

Wedding Picture of an Asian Couple in UK

 

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Asian Wedding Photography and Wedding Videography – do’s and don’ts

We love capturing Asian Weddings in the UK – especially in big cities like London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, and Cardiff as there are some great venues that are especially designed to cater to Asian Weddings.

The extravagant colours and intricate traditions give a great opportunity to wedding photographers and videographers to capture great “Kodak” moments.

If you are planning your wedding or would be planning a wedding for family and friends, please keep in mind the following do’s and don’ts as this might make a huge difference to your experience and the final result achieved via photographs and videos.

DO:

Plan everything in advance.  If you have envisioned a particular “Rasam” or a tradition that needs to be captured, please let your photographer and videographer know in advance.  At Uzma’s we request that the bride and groom nominate a person who would act as a point person during the day and who will have a good understanding of what needs to be covered at the wedding.

Don’t:

Leave the booking for the last moment!  We have come across numerous examples of clients calling a day or two before their wedding – panicking and pleading with us to cover an event.  Like most good photographers – even though we have a very big team and provide Asian Wedding Photography and Wedding Videography services throughout the UK – our schedule gets filled-up very fast.  In order to avoid a situation where you do not have professional pictures and / or video of your event – please book as early as possible.

DO:

Look at examples of work.  Even though sometimes we are restricted by some clients to show their wedding pictures or videos online – they are open to us showing them in our office/studio to prospective clients.  For segregated weddings we  do have a team of Females who cover Asian Weddings throughout the UK (Female Asian Wedding Photographers).    By looking at examples of work – you will be able to also look at examples of poses that you might want – the layout of the albums that you might want etc.

 

Don’t:

Don’t expect your photographer and or videographer to work miracles.  As Asian Wedding Photographers and Videographers we try to capture in the best “light” or situation the essence of the wedding.  Remember, that we can only capture what is available to us.  For examples if the drapes hanging behind the main sofa are not ironed properly and look bad in a picture – even though we can airbrush – it will still look like the image was altered.  At Uzma’s we try to keep skin smoothing and touching to the minimum (however we will work to the wishes of our clients).

 

DO:

Make sure that you work with Wedding Photographer and Videographers that run a proper business.  For example, make sure that your Photographer or Videographer gives you a proper invoice that gives details of what you will be getting in return of the payment you have made.  Please try to avoid “Professionals” that only demand cash-in-hand and do not give out a proper receipt. At Uzma’s we do not accept cash-in-hand.  All our transactions are done via proper banking channels and you will be given a proper invoice on our company letterhead.

 

Don’t:

Over-crowd the stage.  Please make sure that plenty of room is given to the Wedding Photographer and Videographer to take pictures and videos.  In a group setting it always benefits if the entry and exit to the stage is restricted and that enough time is given to the professionals to take their images.  For “Rasams” – it is always better to give a good vantage point to the camera person so that he/she is able to capture good moments.

 

DO:

Ask to see insurance documents of the Wedding Photographer and Videographer.  Some venues now require the suppliers (Incl. Asian Wedding Photographer and Asian Wedding Videographers) to carry and show them proof of valid insurance before they would allow those suppliers to work at the wedding venue. The last thing you would want is that the Wedding Photographer and Wedding Videographer is denied entry to the wedding venue because they did not have insurance.

 

Don’t:

Please don’t expect something that is not part of the package that is chosen.  For example: If you have chosen only a 1 person wedding videographer – don’t expect a full “cinematic” effect movie.

 

DO:

Please pay your Wedding Photographer and Wedding Videographer on time :) – after all they are the custodians of the some of the most precious moments of your life!!!

 

Please refer to our facebook page and our website for prices and to make a booking.

www.facebook.com/uzmasbridal

www.uzmas.co.uk

Beautiful Asian (Pakistani / Indian) couple (Bride and Groom) on their wedding day Photoshoot

Picture of an Asian Bride and Groom from Manchester UK.

 

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Asian Wedding Photography and Videography a Photographers review of Canon equipment – Manchester, Birmingham, London, Cardiff and Glasgow

Dear Readers:

Since we mostly cover Asian Weddings in most of the UK through our regional teams based in Manchester, Birmingham, London, Cardiff and Glasgow, and since so many of you are curious about the equipment that we mostly use for photography and videography at these weddings, as a photographer, I wanted to give you an idea of the various equipment we use.  This might also be a good guide for amateur photographers and videographers who are thinking of taking their hobby to the next level.

Due to the increased and rapid advancement in technology, as a photographer and videographer that mostly covers Asian Weddings, we have to keep on top of the latest trends and new equipment that makes it to the market.

Asian Weddings might require different techniques to capture than a Non-Asian Wedding.  Besides the obvious lighting challenges – a good Asian Wedding Photographer and Videographer will keep in mind the reality that most of the Asian Weddings are “Big” – the number of guest can easily cross a couple of hundred.  There is an influx of colour and traditions that needs to be captured and generally it is better to have more than 1 camera person available to capture these weddings.

To capture a very fast moving “Scenes / Asian Weddings” – that might have a lot of non-choreographed elements you will need to make sure that the equipment is high-grade and professional.  Most of our regional teams in Manchester, Birmingham, London and Cardiff that cover these Asian Weddings use professional Canon equipment.  We use full-frame DSLR cameras that we use both for photography and lately for videography as well.  My personal favourite these days is the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.  Generally we use a battery grip in order to give us extra power to capture some Asian Weddings that might run for almost 12 hours continuous!!!  for Asian Videography coverage’s in the UK (Manchester, Birmingham, London, Cardiff, and Glasgow) we also use various sliders, specialized tripods, and for cinematic effects we would use steady cams, tracks, jigs / rigs.

For lens – we use a mix of Fixed and Zoom lens.  For Canon we generally use “L” series professional lens.  Most of the zoom lens have “USM” features that can auto-focus very quickly – a very important feature for fast-moving action (Like dancing) etc. that you might need to capture at an Asian Wedding.  In my kit right now I have 70-200 f2.8, 85mm 1.2, 50mm 1.4, 40 – 70 f4, and 18 – 35 f4 lens.  Our teams also carry flashes and prefer Canon Speedlight EX600.  We also tend to carry external LED lights for continuous coverage especially for Asian Wedding Videography aspect of the business.

For Asian Weddings and at Wedding Venues that are Photographer / Videographer friendly (meaning that they have space and sockets etc. available for the wedding photographers and videographers) – we also like to use Soft Boxes that gives us more control over lighting but having a good camera with high ISO such as Canon EOS 5D Mark III we can generally compensate for poor lighting.

I hope this guide will help aspiring Asian Wedding Photographers / Asian Wedding Videographers in choosing the right equipment.  If you do decide to work as a part of any of our regional teams that are based in Manchester, Birmingham, London, Cardiff, and Glasgow and cover mostly Asian Weddings – then please take a further look at our website page at:

www.uzmas.co.uk/photography-videography/

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A photoshoot of Asian Couple – Wedding Photography in Manchester

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