We had a chance to chit chat with Ahmad Alyaseer of Alyaseer Photography, who have added a new modern twist to the traditional wedding photos.
I believe the secret ingredient for having beautiful pictures is to get to know the couple. I always talk with the couple before and know more about their personalities in order to reflect it through their wedding pictures.
Most of the couples I photograph become my friends, and by creating this friendly atmosphere the couple become more comfortable and forgets all the stress and thus their pictures turn to be spontaneous and natural rather than fake.
I personally hate the traditional pictures and poses, and some couples are very shy in their nature, so I always try and change this when I meet them or sometimes before the photo-shoot itself.
Cliché pictures are boring and people now are looking for innovative ideas. Most couples don’t have something in mind so I come up with the ideas, but I remember one amazingly creative bride who wanted her wedding pictures to be in the middle of the sea (Dead Sea), and yes her wedding dress was soaked but she didn’t care, as far as I remember her dress was dry by the end of the wedding.
Most of the moments are important, but what I love the most, is the moment when the bride leaves her family’s house, it’s emotional. The bride cries and her tears are filled with mixed emotions of happiness and sorrow; I try to capture everyone’s reaction back then, especially the parents and the bride.
Simply because the wedding day is a once-in-a-life-time experience for both the bride and the groom. If anything goes wrong those memories are gone forever, and in my personal point of view, your wedding pictures are the most important part of the wedding, because it’s what stays forever.
"Cliché pictures are boring and people now are looking for innovative ideas"
Be yourself, make your pictures natural and always give a priority to photography, it’s not less important than DJ and lights, in fact it’s the most important thing at a wedding.
Officially not yet, though we are having plans to expand to UAE by the end of this year. But for friends, I sure do.