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A Chit Chat with Arabia Weddings: Wedding Photographer Tasneem Al Sultan

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A Chit Chat with Arabia Weddings: Wedding Photographer Tasneem Al Sultan

We had the chance to chit chat with Tasneem Alsultan, a Saudi female photographer.

Tasneem is known for her modern and romantic style, she loves to capture joyful and classic moments.

Her perspective combines elements from both the East and the West; artfully balancing extravagance with simplicity.

  • Tell us a bit about your start as a wedding photographer?

Whilst owning a family and children's studio in Bahrain for a year, I was asked by a friend to shoot her wedding. I was very hesitant at first as I understood the great responsibility that came with it. I had no idea, at the time, that I would venture off into weddings and enjoy it that much.

  • What are the difficulties you face as a female photographer?

I think carrying a heavy lens would be the only difficulty that I would face differently than a male photographer. I think regardless of gender, the bride and groom have to find the photographer who has the same style and personality as them. They should choose a photographer who would capture the memories through their eyes.

  • Which markets do you cover and which market segments (e.g. only female events, mixed, high/low budget, …)?

To anyone, it may seem as high budget. But I've had the pleasure of shooting brides who book me and want appreciate the investment in an exclusive wedding photographer. I always tell clients that I'm up for shooting anywhere as long as a bride and groom are there.

 

"Weddings are overwhelming, so focusing on emotions that can never be repeated is what I pay attention to the most"

 

  • What is your favorite thing or moment to capture in a wedding?

I truly love every moment but what I love most is when the family and couple are in tears. I start tearing up too and  the emotional images trump any other picture.

  • How can you reflect a couples' personality through your lens?

Just be invisible and have the couple trust that they are your priority. Weddings are overwhelming, so focusing on emotions that can never be repeated is what I pay attention to the most.

  • What is your best advice you can give couples in order to get perfect wedding pictures?

A great photographer once told me: "If you could salvage one thing from a burning home, it would be pictures." My advice is to invest in the quality of the images that the photographer will take. Regretting the choice of booking a cheap photographer, unfortunately, can't be reversed.