INTERVIEW: Get to know the wedding Pro | The Studio
Written by Adam Hurst on June 25, 2013.
Get to know the wedding Pro!
Every week, we will be shining the spot light on our Bride Club ME vendor club members, allowing our readers to get up close and personal with some of the best wedding vendors in town. Here, you can learn more about the people behind some of the businesses you may hire to help make your wedding day perfect!
This week we have the privilege of showcasing Louise Shrigley at The Studio. She will provide us with exclusive insight working as a professional photographer at The Studio, and shares with us what she loves most about her job.
- How long has ‘The Studio’ been established and what do you do?
The Studio Dubai offers photography and videography in a picturesque courtyard in the heart of the Art district of Al Quoz. We offer family portraits wedding photography and videography, and corporate photography, including events. We also offer still life photography and studio rental.
The Studio Dubai is one of the leading film and photography rental studios in the UAE. Offering a choice of 3 studios, a floating ceiling and the regions largest infinity cove, The Studio Dubai is a great space for your next TV or stills shoot, car shoot, casting, rehearsal or workshop.
- What do you love most about your work?
I enjoy shooting weddings and events, I love making photographs that make you ’feel’, producing emotion that lasts forever, especially for the bride.
- Do you have any exciting projects coming up?
It’s the start of the summer for us, which means its not the wedding season – way too hot and humid! But we do have quite a few weddings starting in September. One of these, is at the St Regis, Abu Dhabi – we have not shot a wedding here before and its going to be gorgeous!!!
- Do you have a favourite ceremony and/or reception location in the UAE that you love to photograph?
I love the Address, Mongomery – it’s so green and beautiful, amazing evening light and stunning backdrop for those important shots of the couple. We did shoot at the One & Only – the palm and that was gorgeous! The courtyard there was outstanding for the ceremony. The bride and groom had lots of choices for their bridal shots, such as the beach, the gardens, the courtyard, inside the hotel. It’s a very versatile hotel with an absolute stunning backdrop.
- Describe your style and approach to photography?
Our photographers capture visually stunning and natural images of your wedding day and have experience across many cultural weddings. So you can trust us to take care of the special moments for you.
Our approach to your special day involves a discreet, creative photojournalistic style, also incorporating formal groups when required. We plan your photography and videography with you in a few short meetings before the day. Then, even before your honeymoon is over, you get to relive your special day with an online gallery.
- How can our readers (Brides & Grooms) benefit from your services?
The benefit of The Studio is that we have a team of photographers and videographers in house and also work with freelancers. So the bride and groom need only to contact us for a choice of styles, rather than having to call many photographers directly. In addition we offer packages but also work with clients budgets and individual requests to tailor experiences to suit their needs. We also love what we do and the passion shows in our images.
- If you could give one piece of advice to expat brides to-be, what would it be?
Always have your hair and makeup done in your hotel room or home on your own or with a SMALL party – we have seen brides going to the salon with the 12 ladies bridal party and being 3 hours late because the salon left her to last.
Remember to plan the day with the knowledge that things do go wrong sometimes, its good to have an open mind and get on with it attitude so it does not ruin your day!
- Lastly, why did you chose to list with www.brideclubme.com?
Bride Club ME is a prominent online brand in the region, offering great tips advice and valuable information a bride needs when getting married in the UAE. We are happy to part of the club and will be offering Bride Club ME readers a very special promotion in the next few days.