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What we believe

We believe that a great portrait has the power to bring your emotions, make you smile and laugh with delight, and move you to tears of happiness. Our style is capturing real moments that tell a story while showcasing the wonder, joy, and excitement of your moments. Most of all, we love to present those precious memories as stunning works of art that you will cherish forever.

Me

Our Professional Skills

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.

Wedding Photography 95%
Boudoir Photography 85%
Family Photography 90%
Babies and Newborn Photography 95%

Wedding

"Capturing the moments of today that will wow your heart tomorrow".

Boudoir | Maternity

Nothing makes a Woman more BEAUTIFUL than the BELIEF that she is BEAUTIFUL.

Newborn | Child

The days are long, but the years are short, let us record these best memories in a photography.

Contemporary Portrait

My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph.

Commercial

Photographs that works for your business.

Prints

Prints that suit everyone. View and order Now!

The Studio

Creativity is the key to success and we have been created to help you stand out from the crowd on your beautiful journey.

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  • Gulshan & Mohammed Ceremony

    Todays elopement comes with a tissue warning. Gulshan and Mohammed's story is one heart wrenching love, but with an incredibly happy ending.

    They chose the gorgeous city of Leicester to say their vows, and their simple but stylish day is full to bursting with emotion and intimacy, all captured beautifully.




























    My words to our photographer, after receiving our photos, “We can’t thank you enough for helping us celebrate this special day! These photos are amazing, and I really can’t imagine them being any better! I am so lucky to have found you! You helped make our day so very special, and now we will have these photos forever to help us remember this special day! It’s so wonderful. I couldn’t have picked anyone better to take our photos!
  • Gulshan & Mohammed Pre-Wedding

    A picture is worth a thousand words, agreed but this couple pictures speak lovely tongues! Too much beauty and freshness. Love is all I see. Gulshan and Mohammed sure have it together and we wish them the best in their union. This is brought to you by VIVA Studio Ltd.


















  • Wedding Photography Guide

    What's the most important thing a couple should think about when choosing a wedding photographer?
    "Choose a photographer that has pictures in their portfolio that captures the way you would like to remember your wedding. For example, do you want a photographer that will make a straightforward record of the day or a photographer that will capture the romance and bond between you and your partner? Or what about all the detail touches you have slaved over for months? These things can easily be overlooked. Additionally though, try not to shop for the price! When budgets are tight it's easy to look at the pound signs before the work/talent/ability itself. Try to research photographers that tick the boxes visually and then narrow down to what fits your budget."

    What's the best advice you'd give to any couple getting married?
    "When planning your wedding, if the photography is important to you on the day, make sure you allow plenty of time for the formal family and friends group images as well as portraits of you and your husband/wife. These pictures that are more creative take time and it’s wise to consult with your photographer about how long to allow. Also, it's often nice to take some time out during the wedding to have intimate pictures of just you and your partner as newlyweds, away from the hustle and bustle of it all. This gives you time to breathe and spend a bit of time together while settling yourselves before going back to all of your family and friends."

    How important is it for the couple to spend time with their photographer before the wedding?
    "A great time to spend with your photographer pre-wedding is at the venue. You can show them around and point out all the things you love about the place so that they can capture it from your perspective on the day! For me, getting to know my clients a bit prior to the wedding is important because I don't like to rattle out the same routine. Every wedding is unique and capturing it should reflect the couple in question."

    Anna Pumer
  • Newborn Baby Photography Guide

    First Congratulations to becoming parents! It is one of the biggest gifts on this planet – so enjoy it!

    Being a parent myself, I know how little, fragile and beautiful newborns are. I also know that they can be challenging! ...but I love working with them anyway!

    Planning and preparing for a newborn photo session can be confusing, especially if you are a new parent. You probably have a million questions about how a newborn session works.

    • When should we schedule the newborn photography session?  
    • When is the best time to do the newborn session?  
    • When do I schedule the session?  
    • Where should we have the session?  
    • Will the baby get cold during the session?  
    • Will the baby be awake or asleep during the photo session?  
    • What if the baby gets hungry during the session?  
    • What should we wear for the photo session?  
    • Can we use props during the session? 

    To help you, I have compiled a few tips to help us get the best out of your upcoming newborn session!

    PLANNING THE SESSION



    Scheduling
    We recommend that parents schedule their newborn sessions before the baby arrives to make sure they have a spot on our calendar!  Contact us during your first or second trimester and we can mark you down. We prefer to book a date 5 to 7 days after your due date. We know that most babies do not arrive on that date, but it gives us an idea of when the session will actually happen. Put our name and number on the official “baby is here” call list and we can make arrangements for a time for the session.

    Arrival Day
    Newborn sessions must be scheduled within the first 14 days of life. Though, the best time is between 4-7 days after their arrival. Babies tend to do better in the sessions within the first 7 days of their life because they sleep most of the time. The more they sleep the easier it is for us to move them around into the sweet sleepy newborn poses. Keep in mind that colic and baby acne starts to appear around 14 days. Let’s see that little bundle early!

    Location
    There are several locations your newborn session can take place. Many newborn sessions take place in your home. Don’t be worried if your house is a mess; we understand that you JUST had a baby! You probably have dishes in the sink, baby items all over the living room and dirty clothes piled up. We will work on everything. We love taking family photos of mom & dad’s bed, so make the bed. We also love shooting in the nursery, especially if it is beautifully decorated.

    If the weather is warm, your session can take place outdoors. We can use the cute buckets, blankets and capture a nature background!

    If you are only looking for just newborn shots and no family, you are welcome into my home for photos!

    Displaying Your Images
    Think about where you want to display your images. Do you want them hanging on the nursery walls? Will they be in frames in the living room? Will they be displayed in a collage of photos on the stairway wall? Let us know so we can shoot specifically for your ideas. It will also help us know if there are specific colors we should be using to fit the style of your home……this leads us to plan for props.

    What to Wear
    You just had a baby, so pamper yourself! Feel free to get your hair, nails, and makeup done; or even have someone come to you! Go get a massage to help you feel and look super relaxed. Keep your clothing simple.

    Parents are the most important “props” babily has. Mom should feel beautiful. We suggest short or long sleeves to flatter. Light colored, solid tops. Long dress with a light pattern of whimsy and softness. The significant other can wear a solid shirt complimentary to mom’s color. A subtle pattern on the shirt can add interest, like a striped button down.
    Siblings should be in solid, neutral colors (cream, white, grey) to keep the focus on the baby.
    Baby will be naked for some of the images. This is the one time in their life it is ok to be photographed nude. Wraps, blankets, and diaper covers can be used on the baby. Keeping everyone else in neutral colors will keep the focus on the baby when they are swaddled in a colorful wrap. We do not recommend using newborn outfits because they tend to be too big and cover their face when parents hold them. However, if grandma made a special outfit, let’s take a few shots! 

    BEFORE WE ARRIVE 
    We Love Light!
    Natural light is the most flattering. Before we arrive, please have all your curtains and blinds open. Once we arrive we will do a quick walk-through of your home looking for the best natural light for us to set up our mini studio. Sometimes the best location is in the kitchen or by a deck door; usually wherever there is a large window.

    Babies Love Heat! 
    It is recommended that you keep your home a little warmer than usual for the session. Newborns are used to being in 98.6-degree temp of your womb. We want them to be comfortable when we get those cute naked baby shots. Heat also helps them sleep better. We will be hot, but the baby will love it.

    Prepping Baby 
    About 30 minutes before the session, please loosen up your baby’s diaper. This allows the little imprint marks time to disappear. Your baby will be naked in some of the shots, so we want the red marks to go away. 
    Because we want the baby sleepy for the session. We recommend that you try to keep your baby awake for a while before the session. Trust us, it will be worth it! 
    We love “milk drunk” babies! Please feed and burp the baby right before the session to ensure babily is happy and sleepy. We may ask you to nurse (or feed) the baby during our session if they start to get cranky. 
    Gather all the props you would like to use during the session. 

    DURING THE SESSION

    Silence is Golden! During the session, we need to have the house/location quiet to keep the baby asleep. If you have other children that might create noise, try to find a sitter that can take them from home for a few hours. If you have a pet, you may want to do the same. We will create white noise while we are there. If you plan to have children a part of the session, we recommend bringing them in the beginning or end of the session and then have someone take them. Only those being photographed should be at the session. 
    Relax! We are comfortable working with newborns. The baby may get fussy, but we will get great shots; sometimes it just takes time to calm down the little bundle of joy. We let the baby take the lead. Sometimes the baby will need to eat, get a new diaper and just need to cuddle with mama. Babies know when the parents are stressed, so keeping the environment mellow and calm helps to keep the baby calm. 
    Shit happens! Literally! Because the baby will be naked we may see them use the blankets as a diaper. It is ok. We clean up and move on. There is no need to feel embarrassed.

    Safety Dance
    Your baby is in safe hands. If there is ever a point during the session where you become uncomfortable, please let us know. We will not put the baby in unsafe positions, even if the parent wants to get a specific pose! If we feel it is unsafe, we will not proceed. The baby’s safety comes first. 

    To summarize, here is a short checklist: 
    • Schedule your session by your 2nd trimester for 5 to 7 days after your due date
    • The session should be held before the baby is 14 days old (best is 4-7 days old)
    • Select a location
    • Determine where you want to display images
    • Pick out props & outfits
    • Heat up the room and allow natural light to shine
    • Feed baby before session and loosen up diaper
    • Gather towels, wipes, blankets
    • Planning with me!


    Looking forward to meeting this beautiful baby!

    Sabir
  • Wedding Boudoir Photography Guide

    Thinking of surprising your partner with an intimate photo album? Read on for all the details on doing a boudoir shoot.

    Boudoir photography has gained serious popularity among brides-to-be (and even grooms-to-be!), but what's it really all about? Find out whether these risque pics are for right you.

    So, what exactly is boudoir photography?
    Boudoir photography is a sexy new trend that's especially popular as a wedding day gift from a bride to her groom. Boudoir photos are usually taken wearing either just a little or well, nothing at all. They're hardly X-rated though, but rather PG-13—as in classic pinup-inspired pics, or what the pros call 'implied nudes.' That means you're not wearing anything, but you're also not showing off anything either (think a shot from the back or lying on your stomach).

    Who will take my pictures?
    Many wedding photographers have embraced this trend—your shutterbug may offer this as an additional service. An added bonus of going with a pro: Many brides like to have the best of their boudoir photos bound in a mini album just for their hubby, a service many wedding photographers are able to arrange. In some cities, you may also be able to find services that specialize in boudoir photography. While the shots you get may not be as high quality as those of a high-end wedding photographer, there can be other perks—like closets full of potential wardrobe items or props.


    When should I schedule the session?
    If you're spending time and money on an exercise and beauty routine, you may want to wait until a week or so before the wedding to show off the results. Plus, a fun and pampering photo shoot is a good way to indulge and take some time out of wedding planning. Though you might be inclined to arrange for the session on the morning of your wedding, resist the urge. For one, you're not likely to feel very sultry if the rain clouds looming over your outdoor ceremony site are the first thing on your mind. Second, do you really want your to-be mother-in-law walking in on you while you're posing in just your veil? Stick with a separate shoot so you'll have time to really feel comfortable and get some great shots.

    How long does it take?
    Though it depends on the package you choose, your boudoir photo session will probably last about two hours. Why so long? It takes time for hair and makeup, plus the additional lighting setup. It may also take you a little while to relax. Most brides aren't used to lounging around wearing little if any, clothing in front of the camera, so your first few shots will likely look a bit stiff.

    What does it cost?
    Cost varies considerably—do a little investigating before you commit to a vision of what you want. Multiple set changes, renting props, or simply time spent can add up quickly. If you can add a private session to your wedding package, you may be able to get a better deal than if you go with a different wedding photographer. The real key, of course, is whether you gel with your photographer—if you don't feel comfortable, it will show on camera.

    Where should I have it done?
    Talk with your photographer to come up with the best location. Many photographers may be able to do a photo session in a studio. Another popular site is a posh hotel room. Your own home or a borrowed home is another option. The main key is to get an okay from your photographer on the locale—a number of different backgrounds for poses are important, and they'll also need lots of natural light.

    What should I wear?
    The most important thing—choose outfits that make you feel confident and sexy. A good rule of thumb: Bring something white, something black, and something in a bright color so you can mix and match. A corset will create sexy curves. In addition to lingerie, don't forget shoes, jewelry, and that engagement ring.

    Should I bring anyone along?
    Though you don't want to turn your shoot into a three-ring circus, it's a good idea to bring a friend. Why? You'll feel more at ease if you can make a few jokes with a pal, plus she may be able to help with suggestions. Another idea: Bring a bottle of bubbly. A little champagne may help loosen things up. You'll be posing like a pro in no time—but of course, this is a one-time-only exclusive for a very special audience (your very lucky groom).
  • 13 questions to ask your wedding photographer

    13 questions to make sure your photographer has answered and covered.

    1. Have you ever shot at my wedding venue?
    If they have then they may have wedding albums they can show you of photos taken there, this will get an idea of the sort and style of photos you will have, it also makes it a little easier as your photographer will already know those great little spots for this beautiful couple shots. If they haven’t then there is no need to worry, they may wish to go and check out the venue before hand or get there a little earlier to have a walk around.

    2. Can I request certain images to be taken?
    If there are some family photos you would like taking then let your photographer know well in advance. Make sure they have a list and know when you would like them taken. You may want some shots of you with your mum and dad, the rest of the family, a large group shot, make sure you let your photographer know an have someone help round up the people when the shots are going to be done. Don’t give your photographer a long list of photos you want taken, such as you and the groom on the steps outside, then on the little bridge in the grounds, and then a large group shot on the stairs, let your photographer do their job and their years of experience and creative flare.

    3. How many hours are included in your package?
    Make sure you are getting everything captured that you want. Plan out the day and the timings and ensure your photographer is there to capture it all, check how many hours is included in a full days coverage, do you want your photographer to get photos of you and your bridesmaids getting ready, do you want them to be around to capture your first dance? Think about how many hours you will need and the schedule for your day and ensure your photographer will be there to cover it all.

    4. How much would it cost for an additional hour?
    You may have booked your photographer and agreed everything with them, however you may have changed the timings slightly, the cake cutting has been moved back slightly which has moved your first dance back so it is little later now, if timings are tight and you maybe pushed then speak to your photographer and see f you can agree for them to stay and extra hour and find out how much they would charge for this. It maybe better to have your photographer booked to be there a little later so that you don’t feel rushed and stressed on the day to get everything done before your photographer leaves.

    5. How much is it for a second shooter?
    You don’t want to miss anything, so perhaps you should consider a second photographer to capture moments from another angle. This is great if you want photos of you and your bridesmaids getting ready which maybe in one hotel, and then the groom and the guys getting ready in another. You can get photos of people walking in outside the church and photos of people sitting down, 2 shooters are great for larger weddings ensuring no moment is missed.

    6. How many photos should I receive from my wedding?
    A photographer could take over a 1000 images on the day but you won’t see all of them, so do find out how many you should expect to receive once edited. You can read more about this and why wedding photographers won’t give you unedited photos in our article here.

    7. How long after the wedding should it take till I see my photos?
    Once your day is over and your wedding photographer has gone away they will then start editing your photos. They will take hundreds of photos of you day and these will need cropping, editing, some will be removed to ensure that you are left with the best photos that tell the perfect story of your wedding day. This can take anywhere between 2-8 weeks, but ask your photographer, at peak season it may take longer, if you need or would like some photos before then, then speak to your photographer and see if they can give you a few sneak peak photos earlier on.

    8. How will I receive my images?
    Prints? Download them? Disc? USB? When you hire you wedding photographer you should know how you will get your photos, the standard way is on a USB pen or a download link, many photographers will also send you photo versions perfect for social media that are saved for the web. They may also give you access to a web gallery where you and your guests can login and view the photos from the day. If you want them to be printed or an album made up for you then speak to your photographer and see what options they have and the cost for this. What better way to see your wedding photos than in a beautifully presented wedding album that tells the story of your beautiful wedding day.

    9. Is an album included?
    If so, ask to see one to make sure you are happy with it, if not then is there something they recommend. If you have agreed for your photographer to put an album together for you ask to view a completed album, ensure you are happy with the quality of albums they are using and the way the photos are presented.

    10. What happens if you are ill, or there is an emergency?
    Find out the backup plan. For peace of mind ask them about their back up plan. Photographers with years of experience will have a plan, they may have a little list of trusted photographers they can call upon if they cannot make it for whatever reason, by asking this you will also feel more relaxed and be able to trust them. If you ask this and your photographer doesn’t have a plan or ignores the question then do challenge them, this is one day and one chance to capture, so they should have a back up plan.

    11. What information do you need from me before the wedding day?
    Give your photographer all the information they need prior to the day so they can be left to do what they do best. They will want to know the exact locations of the ceremony, reception and party, as well as the exact times of the day, where you will be getting ready, what time you will be leaving to go to the church, what time you plan to cut the cake, this ensures your photographer knows where to be at the right time. This is why hiring a professional wedding photography is so important, the have experience of knowing where to be at the right time, where to get the best shots, events that will unfold at certain times and likely photos that will capture true emotion of the day.

    12. May I have a list of references?
    Get in touch with other couples that have used this photographer to make sure they were happy with their photos, the photographer on the day, our website has a review section on their profile page where you can read feedback and quotes from couples.

    13. How much of a deposit do you require and when is it due?
    Find out the payment terms and how much you require to pay to book them. Wedding photographers can be booked up to 2 years in advance, so ensure you get your photographer booked as soon as you can.

    Bonus Tip
    The photographer should make you feel at ease, no question is silly and really your photographer should cover this all for you so when they say ‘do you have any questions’ you draw a blank and feel confident in them and that everything you need to know has been discussed.

    When looking for a Wedding Photographer here a few questions to ask yourself:
    Do I feel a positive connection with this photographer and their work?
    Am I comfortable and confident with this person’s work?
    Has this photographer listened well and addressed all my concerns?
    Do I trust this person to capture the biggest day of my life?
    You photographer should answer any questions you have and address any concerns, if you come away with any worries then perhaps get back in touch with them or get in touch with someone else and see how you feel, go with your gut, if you love their work, feel confident with them and feel you can trust them, then get them booked.

  • "It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter, that's why we don’t shoot what it looks like. We Shoot what it feels like."

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