Who is MKEshoots and what is our photography style?
MKEshoots is owned by a lovely couple Murtaza and Insiyah. As a married couple/ parent, they understand the importance of capturing your event day perfectly. With more than 5 years of experience in this field, they strive to capture the timeless love story of every couple for years to come. We Believe the most strong images are made when they are photographed in untouched and spontaneous moments. We want to record your wedding day about you, families, friends and even little details around you. Certainly, to find the beauty in between them. That’s what we do for you. We understand the importance of value, so we consistently look for ways to provide the most comfortable environment possible for you to get best experiences. Our years experience as a professional photographer will ensure the professionalism and quality that your wedding day deserves.
What kind of camera gears do you have?
We currently use Nikon Mirrorless Z6 for main body and Nikon D750 as our second body. You can see these following lenses in my bag: Nikon Z 24-70mm f2.8, Sigma 70-200mm f2.8,
Sigma 35mm 1.4, Nikon 50mm 1.4, Godox V1 and V860ii Speedlites, Godox AD200 Flash, Magmod Magbox softboxes and Diffusers
Do we Travel to meet clients?
For consultations, we travel within Los Angeles, but for Wedding we travel worldwide.
I’ve Decided to go with MKEshoots. What should I do now?
That's great to hear! For weddings, we ask for a deposit, 30% of the total amount, to be paid to secure your wedding date.
When should we do our engagement session?
The latest we suggest is at least four weeks prior to the wedding date. Post production takes about 2 weeks and your products need at least 1 or 2 weeks to be done.
Do you provide hair and makeup services?
No. We do not provide hair and makeup services.
Do you have some props?
Yes. However, if you'd like to have props, it is recommended to bring some more personalized and familiar to you both.
Is it important or necessary to have an engagement session?
For both ways, it's a best way to get to know each other before your wedding day. Not just for clients, engagement session helps to understand our clients and get used to being in front of the camera with showing your expression each other. It also can provide some great images for Save the date cards and images to use at your wedding day.
Where would you recommend having an engagement session?
Los Angeles has always been a melting pot of cultures. We have scouted and shot in many unique locations. Also, please bear in mind timing when you choose locations, I don't want you to lose on your precious shooting time by choosing multiple locations.
Can we hold your date?
We’re so sorry, but we can't hold the date without a deposit and a signed contact. We accept booking on a first come/first served basis.
If we cancel the wedding, will we receive our deposit back?
The deposit and all money paid are non-refundable. The retainer guarantees that I'll hold the date for you and only books one wedding per calendar date.
Do we need to attend your Rehearsal?
Rehearsal dinner coverage is available if you’d like to add it to your collection; otherwise we don’t attend the rehearsals. We will talk about the timing of your day and the flow of the event, and one of the things is the ceremony. We’d love to hear about the timing of the ceremony itself, but please rest assured that not attending the rehearsal doesn’t impact your coverage in anyway!
I ordered the album, how does the album design process work?
Wedding album is one of the dearest possessions, and we are so excited to create wedding albums for our clients. They ‘re a tangible, beautiful record of the day your life began as a family. We know that life often gets in the way of creating these heirlooms, so we promise to make this process as easy as possible for you! through online gallery you will pick your best 100 photos or if you want to pick us we would love to help you pick bes 100 photos. After we have designed, you’ve had a change to look at your album and finalize it.
What is the “online gallery” we mentioned?
The online gallery is a private, password protected section on our website where all of your wedding photographs will be placed online for you and your family and friends to view. it is also a secure shopping cart- which allows you,your family and friends to order prints, cards and select album prints online. It’s also the way we deliver your wedding day digital files. You’ll have a download option with a PIN, and can begin downloading the second you receive the gallery.
How soon will we get our pictures and how many will we get?
Within two weeks of your portrait and engagement session and four weeks of your wedding, your photos will be posted to online gallery. You will be able to view your pictures and order prints instantly from online gallery. For engagement session, typically we deliver around from 50~100 images with one location with 2 hour session and 100~300 images for full day session. Please note that these numbers may increase or decrease on the follow of the day or activities and events. For wedding, I don't set a maximum limit and will take in excess of 2000 photographs on each camera, these are then edited down to usually between 400-800 of the very best images of the day. If you require the images to be completed prior to two weeks (portrait and engagement) and four weeks (wedding) after the date of the shoot, a rush-edit fee of $100 will be charged per each week.
Do you touch up the photos?
All the images we deliver will be post produced with our signature style. This includes color correction, exposure adjustment, selective black and white processing, and clarity adjustments. Advanced post production includes touch ups such as removal of blemishes and bags under eyes, etc.