It’s more than just a celebration of a wedding. It’s a celebration of colours too each time I see or hear of an Indian wedding.
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Here’s Rasidah on her wedding day before the solemnization.
POLAROID! Yes, I’m a proud owner of this cool SLR! Yup, it is a Single Lens Reflex camera.
I bought the SX-70 quite sometime ago but didn’t actually have the time to share it with our dearest readers. Saw this cool foldable Polaroid on an online facebook page and didn’t hesitate to PM and I actually asked if I could collect the camera on the day itself when the seller posted the item online! Ha!
The plus side of the camera is that it’s foldable and compact unlike the typical squarish Polaroid we usually see. On the negative side of this SLR, the filmpack for it costs alot! A set of 8 films costs $38 and guess what I shot for my virgin try on a Polaroid… (scroll down to see).
I ain’t an expert on Polaroid stuffs but I bought this coz it’s foldable, looks cool and it’s an SLR.
Well here are some images to share of the new toy.
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There’s even a black and white filter for the lens. Cool!
That’s the viewfinder.
N that’s the virgin shot for me using a Polaroid. Yes, a misfired one. I was too excited about the camera that I accidentally pressed the shutter release. Oh wells, that’s $4.75 gone from the filmpack.
With effect from Aug 2011, Pixareuz Photography will be having a specialized discount and/or package just for you, our loyal customer! The coolest part is that you, as an ex-client of us, is entitled to pass on these special loyalties to someone you know as well. This means that if you recommend Pixareuz Photography to someone you know, he/she will get these special discounts! Good things should definitely be shared! =)
1. 10% discount for wedding premium packages
If you are getting married, and you had previously engaged us for an outdoor photoshoot, or even your engagement, you will receive 10% discount on our premium wedding packages! How awesome is that?
2. Truly a SPECIAL package!
If you had engaged us for any occasion and would like to have an outdoor photoshoot, we have designed a specialized package for you!
3. 20% discount on the basic outdoor photography package
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Syaima & Azman celebrated their 1st wedding anniversary not too long ago and decided to engage us to capture the special moments in this journey.
Syaima also informed me that she was already 6 months pregnant and brought along a few props for the shoot. Hehe..
Here are some images to share with you guys through the very memorable shooting experience with the couple! Enjoy and hope everyone had a great weekend!
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Syaima did something really creative from this heart-shaped box cover and it looks sweet!
The first wedding anniversary date, 26.6.11.
They both had no problems having intimate shots being taken. Love the images here.
It might look like a normal hand shot but to each of us holding our partner’s hand, it’s never the same feeling.
Both of them were quite a sport during the shoot and I definitely had a wonderful time.
Here’s wishing Syaima & Azman a happy belated wedding anniversary and many more to come! N also a smooth and easy labour for Syaima and may you guys be blessed with a beautiful child, amin!
p/s: If you’d like to book Pixareuz Photography for your very own outdoor photoshoot, kindly email to firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiries and bookings.
I would like to share with our readers why and how we turned our sideline photography entrepreneurship to the path of becoming a full-blown business. Many of you who have asked quotations from us would probably wonder why we are charging ‘steep’ prices for a standard 12-hour package. This is our take on it, and we hope you will accept this in your own way.
Syukri had the passion for photography ever since he was a child. He never had the right equipments, or maybe, the ample opportunities and timing to successfully dwell in this passion. That was until 2008, when I, Shaheerah, realized that there was a unique take on the shots that he’s been taking. Details came out alive! It may sound pretty comical, but indeed, this was the critical juncture that pushed him to dive into the passion more professionally.
He was in National Service (NS) back then, while I was pursuing my degree in NUS, and you would probably wonder how did we ever manage to take such a big risk into going into a business like this? It was simple. I merely wanted him to turn his passion into something bigger, into a dream come true. He, on the other hand, wanted to do what he has always loved most. Photography isn’t just about capturing pictures through the lens. Why do some pictures from renowned photographers appear to be so mesmerizing and splendid compared to others? It’s not just about skills and techniques. There are important ingredients involved if you put yourself out in the field. We were definitely in it for a ride, we thought. With no capital, no experiences, no contacts, how are we ever going to manage it?
Undeniably, we were scared. I was only 21, and Syukri was 23 when we first started out. We were young and ignorant. But the rationale was simple. We would start out small, get all the experiences needed, furnish ourselves with a clientele base and we would make it. It wasn’t as simple as it sounded. Syukri started shooting his very first engagement for a friend, free of charge. It wasn’t just pictures in soft copy, there were printed pictures, even an album. We used our own ‘pocket-money’ and started publishing on multiply. We also had the help from my contacts who were willing to be ‘models’ for our portfolios, which have been a wonderful bunch of people right up from the moment we started till today. You guys know who you are. :) We then slowly started getting exposure from the public and we started picking up speed. However, the time was not ripe yet for Syukri to start shooting for weddings. Not a big risk-taker, I must say. But he was soon given a chance to shoot for his very first wedding in 2009, in which he finally had the courage to do so. It was indeed the start of the many adventures.
We started meeting clients anywhere and everywhere, even under the void decks. We are glad to have many wonderful clients the past years that understood and gave us their full support. But we were only charging very little, for the much effort that we had to go through. We thought we should raise prices as there was a demand for his works and honestly, Syukri could only take on a small number of assignments a month. We were also encouraged that the enquiries didn’t slow down despite the increased rates.
Our breakthrough was in 2010, when we were surprised that we had many weddings in our list. Due to hard work and effort, and more so through word of mouth, we were indeed getting better. Syukri’s style of photography leans towards the emotive and passionate. He loves meeting new people. More importantly, he gets himself engaged on the day of the shoot. The energy level required is really high, with the way he shoots. In addition, we started having to spend more time on matters that was outside of photography. We spent more time answering emails, meeting clients, getting the contracts sorted out, delivering the albums, making new albums, sourcing for ideas, and the list goes on. In fact, all these were on top of Syukri being a full-time student, where his time is almost split in half, or even more, having to deal with both school as well as to be physically present for actual shooting and the number of hours he has to put in for the digital imaging part.
This year, we raised our prices again because we have factored in a lot more into our expenses, the equipments, the editing software, the lenses used, as well as the making of albums.
We worked out the expenses and the time spent on each wedding. He could easily spend about 28 – 30 hours on each wedding – 12 hours on the actual shoot (maybe more for outdoor photography as well), 6 – 8 hours on the digital imaging work, 4-6 hours on laying the album out in Photoshop, 1-2 hours each time he meets a client for appointment(s), and 1-2 hours physically doing up the album. We are still doing quite a number of weddings in a year, especially now that he shoots wedding outdoor photography and we would like to embark on overseas bridals very soon!
The style of photography is also pretty different from what it was and so is the quality of images. Syukri spends a lot of time with his couples. I am sure you will realize that his works will show the passion and drive that he has for them. It’s often about searching within yourself, and asking why are you in this line in the first place? It may sound rather cliché, but we believe that has been the very foundation of our business.
Lastly, we trust that the client’s experience start way before meeting up with us. It starts from the moment they first hear of our name/branding. We have also gone into using advertising mediums to attract more customers as well. To do them well, requires significant time, effort, and higher material costs.
During these two years, when demand was high, we had decided to raise our rates. We are currently charging $2000 – $2500 for both actual day and outdoor photography (12-hour coverage), including albums. It might sound like a lot to those would compare to the more affordable ones. But, if you consider the effort that we had put in, in the earlier years, the cost that we incur, the quality of our images and album, the amount of time we spend on each wedding, you would understand why we have to charge as such, and we believe that our charges are indeed reasonable. We work very hard to make our dream come true. But you, our clients, are the most important factor in realizing this dream.
We hope this sharing would serve as a good awareness for many of our potential clients out there. We believe that through this too, you would be more willing to accept our business prices. We honestly would like to do this full-time in the coming years, and we hope you will give us your full support.
p/s: This post is drawn from an inspirational sharing from one of our ‘idol’ in photography.
I know I haven’t been blogging much lately due to the peak period for us now and also, I just finished with my tests in school. Wasn’t really pleased with the grades so have to do better when the exams come!
Alright, back to the blog post of this beautiful engagement coverage I did recently. Each time I get to know a new couple, it’s never the same love story and trust me on this one.
Khairin and Alfian just got engaged recently and decided to engage us for this lovely celebration. As I was editing her set of images, I was brought back in time to why I’m doing this line of photography.
Here are the highlights from the celebration. Enjoy and of course, comments are very much appreciated.
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Khairin’s friends. I had a good time eavesdropping to all their conversations. Ha!
I really love these set of images of Khairin getting ready.
N here comes the guests.
It’s never just a single celebration. Khairin also got to celebrate one of her friend’s baby girl.
Arrival of Alfian’s representatives.
It’s like they just sealed a good business deal! Hehehe!
Khairin’s fun shot.
All in all, it was a very well celebrated engagement and I couldn’t have asked for more. Love the warm hospitatility from her family and friends. Here’s wishing Khairin and Alfian a smooth engagement till their wedding, insyaAllah. :-)
Love this? Would like to have your wedding outdoor photoshoot captured by Pixareuz Photography?
What are you waiting for? Sign up for our wedding photography packages during this promotional period till 31st July! Here are the additional components that you will receive in the promo premium package :
Get all those additional items at half the actual price! A deal good enough for you? Then hurry and book your wedding slot with us now. We have limited slots per wedding date. Not forgetting the promotion is only opened to the 1st 10 couples only!
However, for those who wish to sign up for our basic package only, we would still welcome you too! Come on, do engage Pixareuz Photography for your wedding day!
Email to email@example.com. Remember, confirmation must be made by 31st July to enjoy the promotion. We look forward to hearing from many of you. Thanks!