AYAN Bridal & Wedding Solutions: Blog https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog en-us (C) AYAN Bridal & Wedding Solutions (AYAN Bridal & Wedding Solutions) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:21:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:21:00 GMT https://www.ayanproductions.com/img/s/v-12/u482132443-o359392089-50.jpg AYAN Bridal & Wedding Solutions: Blog https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog 80 120 WHAT IS 4K UHD? https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2018/8/what-is-4k-uhd What is 4K UHD? Everything you need to know about the Next-generation resolution

At our studio, since 2016, we have said bye bye to normal HD and have entered into the exotic World of 4K (Ultra High Definition) so it was found necessary to explain what 4K means for our clients. 4K (or Ultra HD as it's also confusingly known) has 4 times more pixels the High Definition. With four times the amount of pixels it's able to display four times the level of details. More pixels means more information. More information means sharper pictures. Sharper pictures are more engaging. More engaging content is more fun. And fun... well fun is the thing, isn't it?
Pure and simple, 4K means a clearer picture with 4 times more details in the video. It's more pixels (8,294,400 to be exact) on the screen creates images that are crisper and capable of showing more details than standard HD. 

4K allows you to sit close to the screen without the image breaking down - is one of the most intoxicating things about 4K. Sitting closer allows the same sized screen to fill more of your visual field, which yields greater immersion. The up-close factor is one of the reasons 4K computer monitors have become one of the technology's fastest growing sectors. 4K monitors remain pin-sharp even when you're just a foot or two from the screen, as you are when you're sitting at your desk.


(AYAN Bridal & Wedding Solutions) https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2018/8/what-is-4k-uhd Sat, 01 Sep 2018 03:56:52 GMT
CINEMATIC WEDDING IS A STORY TELLING FILM https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2017/12/cinematic-wedding-is-a-story-telling-film If you are bride looking for video, but don’t know what to go for, maybe we can help with your decision process. A Cinematic Wedding is a storytelling film. Whether the storyteller tells your story through images or the mix of speeches, images, and music. The film is shot very differently where the Cinematographer will more than likely shoot in short clips. Why the short clips you ask? It’s because they are shooting to tell a story, not just document every single minute of your wedding day.

Traditional videographer for weddings is your typical video camera that is usually shot continuously. There’s not much creativity involved besides following the couple around and documenting everything that’s being done. There’s no storytelling involved and nothing would done in the edit that would give you those emotions you would get from a Cinematic Wedding (from a good storyteller that is). It’s pretty much a point and shoot type of thing and it’s much cheaper than having a Cinematographer at your wedding.

Cinematographers in the wedding industry are like the Directors in the Film Industry. They are suppose to shoot with 1 goal in mind, to tell a great story from beginning to end. They are suppose to create an intro, a climax, and then a resolution just like any movie you see. But there are so many Cinematic Weddings out there, how do you choose out of the bunch? How do you know who’s good and who’s not? That’s pretty easy. Choose the one that hits your heart. A beautiful highlight that the company selects to advertise on their site says a lot about a company. It shows their taste and their sensibility. So watch highlights! A great Cinematographer have experience in the film making industry. Nowadays, everyone is trying to get into the Cinematic Weddings because it’s the Modern thing to do. We know it’s not easy to choose one for your once in a life time wedding!

Wedding Cinema is the most popular and professional way of recording this important event of one's life. Wedding cinema, is a professional movie starring you and your partner. It is entirely different from a regular wedding video which you must have seen every where else. It has all those important elements which a movie has, such as a song and dance sequence ( if you don’t have such an event planned for your wedding then don’t worry, we are experts in organizing an impromptu sequence), interviews of the bride, groom, their parents and all important family members {such as close friends and cousins} are the most important element.

Although the package you choose does not include cinematic recording, however, at this important moment of your life we will leave no stone unturned to make the memories you will cherish for eternity.  If you are prepared and would like us to record do let us know, we will place camera before your schedule program to record. In order to do it professionally, all individuals should be will prepared and are made available at the venue to finish on time. Hope you will appreciate this offer by AYAN.

(AYAN Bridal & Wedding Solutions) https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2017/12/cinematic-wedding-is-a-story-telling-film Fri, 22 Dec 2017 17:37:23 GMT
UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CD DVD & BLU RAY https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2016/5/understanding-difference-between-cd-dvd-blu-ray As of today, there are 3  different types of optical disc used  to store music and movies, commonly known as  CD, DVD and Blu-ray. All these Disc store media in a digital format, commonly known as Standard Definition, High definition and Ultra High definition (4K). In short SD is 480 Pixels, while HD is 2,073,600 or 2 Million Pixels and UHD or 4K has 8.2 Million Pixels.

CD is the oldest of these format , it can store 700 mega bytes of data and are usually used for storing music. The  CD can be played on a CD player, DVD player and the latest Blu-ray players.

DVDS  on the other hand were developed to replace old VHS cassettes, a DVD can store  up to 4.7 Giga bytes of data and are normally used for standard definition movies. these discs can be played on both DVD and Blu-ray player, while many computers also offer DVD writers and players.

BLU RAY is the newest and the best format which can store a massive date of 50 Giga bytes which is equivalent to 70 CDs or  over 10 DVDs.  So we can say, Blu-ray allows us full HD video which is 1980 X 1080 = 2,073,600 or approx 2 Million Pixels. Since, Blu-ray has large amount of storage available allows much sharper and more life like images as well as stunning digital surround sound that really provides movie theater experience. So Blu-ray is not only picture sharpness, richness in color and the wide screen but also about quality of sound.

We offer Full HD {Blu-ray Disc) video to our clients and in near future will be offering 4K videos. Hope this was helpful. if you want more detailed information send us an e-mail and we will be happy to answer all your questions.

(AYAN Bridal & Wedding Solutions) https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2016/5/understanding-difference-between-cd-dvd-blu-ray Fri, 13 May 2016 04:36:03 GMT
WE DO WEDDING CINEMATOGRAPHY NOT WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2014/6/we-do-wedding-cinematography-not-wedding-videography AYAN Bridal & Wedding Solutions of Chicago land area specializes in Romantic Cinematography for today's modern brides and create cinematic videos of Wedding, Birthday, Cotillion, private parties & corporate events. We shoot using high end sophisticated equipment such as; Jibs, Sliders, tracks, Glide cams and rigs. The recordings are done on DSLRs such as Canon 5D II or Mark III using wide/zoom angle lens, special video light system and high end video editing software.

Depending on your budget, you can choose from a short trailer, a documentary or a full blown wedding cinema.

Documentary Video Editing: Our Documentary editing Focuses on simply capturing the day, in the order it happen. This type of editing usually has less cut out of the final DVD, little to no dramatic camera angles, less music is added and special effects are used. However, we do offer adding songs of our client choice, nice transitions and We edit videos with songs of our client's choice and include credit roll to personalize the videos with names of family and friends.

Cinematic Video Editing: Our cinematic editing is defined as a "Film Like" look. this style aims to increase the emotional impact through slow motion and transition effects, saturated colors, creative camera angles and dramatic music. We help to create the "wow" factor to tell your story in a unique way. A cinematic filmed wedding requires more editing due to sequencing of multiple cameras, lighting effects, mixing of music and voices as well as incorporating other special effects.

One of the important element of wedding cinema is interviews of Bride and Groom, their parent and all important family members. Also pre wedding and post wedding couple shoots and anything else you want to savor for eternity.

(AYAN Bridal & Wedding Solutions) https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2014/6/we-do-wedding-cinematography-not-wedding-videography Mon, 30 Jun 2014 23:51:43 GMT
HOW TO USE SHOPPING CART TO DOWNLOAD VIDEOS https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2013/8/how-to-use-shopping-cart-to-download-videos HOW TO USE SHOPPING CART TO DOWNLOAD VIDEOS

For the convenience of our valuable clients video galleries are connected with safe and secure shopping cart to allow Royalty Free Download of videos. All efforts are made to keep pricing at the lowest possible value and the process as simple as possible with safe & secure method to make shopping experience a pleasure. This Blog has been created to explain the whole process Step By Step and answer most of the questions that may arise during the shopping process.To start buying you need to be in your Gallery, then just Click on "SELECT VIDEOS" or "BUY" as shown in the picture below: 

SELLING-0001v Now, from option "BUY" Click on "Select Product" as shown in picture below:

SELLING-0002v Doing so, a new Window will open showing option "Download Videos {Entire Gallery} as shown in picture below:

SELLING-0003v Click on "Download Videos", next window will show the price of Downloading as shown in picture below:

SELLING-0004v Since you are buying Royalty Free video, you may like to Click on "Show Full License Text" to read the Full License Text - if Ok! then Click "Continue" and new window will pop up giving option to add videos in Cart as shown below:

SELLING-0005v Just, Click on "Add to Cart" and the next window will have option to Preview, Buy more Products or Check Out, Click on "Checkout Now" and you will be very close to finish the purchase process as shown in the picture below:

SELLING-0006v At this point, select paying option of PayPal or "Checkout Now" to pay through Credit Card as shown below:

SELLING-0076v We hope this Blog answered all questions about Downloading Videos, if still there is any question unanswered, please e-mail at [email protected]

(AYAN Bridal & Wedding Solutions) https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2013/8/how-to-use-shopping-cart-to-download-videos Mon, 12 Aug 2013 23:05:19 GMT
HOW TO USE SHOPPING CART TO BUY / DOWNLOAD https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2013/8/how-to-use-shopping-cart-to-buy-/-download HOW TO USE SHOPPING CART TO BUY / DOWNLOAD

For the convenience of our valuable clients all Photo / video galleries are connected with safe and secure shopping cart to meet the shopping needs. These galleries allow various products such as; Download, Prints, Showcase, Greeting Cards, Specialty, Collages, Apparel etc. All efforts are made to keep pricing at the lowest possible value and the process as simple as possible with safe & secure method to make shopping experience a pleasure. This Blog has been created to explain the whole process Step By Step and answer most of the questions that may arise during the shopping process.To start buying you need to be in your Gallery, then just Click on "BUY" as shown in the picture below: 

SELLING-04 At this point, Select Photos you need by Clicking on those photographs as shown in the picture below:

SELLING-05 Once you have selected photographs, Click on "BUY SELECTED" , this will take you on another widow showing lots of option to choose as shown in picture below to select category:

SELLING-06 Click on the Category you want to choose and then follow the various selections in that category - once you are done and ready to BUY - At this point, you have the option to Checkout with PayPal or use Credit Card and other method as shown in the picture below:


If you Click PayPal you will go on secure window to pay through PayPal as show in picture below:

SELLING-09 Use your e-mail and PayPal password to pay as shown in the picture above. If you desire to desire not to use PayPal, then just Click on Checkout Now button and you will see a window as shown below:

SELLING-10 We hope this Blog you find helpful, if you have anyother questions or queries, feel free to e-mail at [email protected].

(AYAN Bridal & Wedding Solutions) https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2013/8/how-to-use-shopping-cart-to-buy-/-download Mon, 12 Aug 2013 20:23:16 GMT
Traditional Weddings of Pakistan https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2013/2/traditional-weddings-of-pakistan The wedding day is special one in everyone's life and has its distinct importance in all traditions and societies. The rituals of wedding do vary with regard to regional and cultural differences and we have the most unique of wedding ceremonies in the world. In the western social order, marriage has lost its significance in comparison with the Pakistani society, where Islamic and eastern values combine to greatly esteem the person’s marital status. Marriage is an agreement between two man and woman who pledge to spend rest of their lives together to raise the next generation.  Allah Almighty says in the glorious Quran,

“The (wives) are fabric for you and you are fabric for them”.

There could be no better example that a fabric that secures from climatic harshness and provides a screen against the immodest nature of the society.  The level of expenditures on marriages is different regarding the financial status of the families but nowadays, people literally compete with each other to show their dominance in terms of extravagance and lavishness.  Firstly, the groom’s family takes the proposal to bride’s family, on acceptance both the families share sweets as a gesture of happiness.  The rituals of marriage begin from Mayoon.

Mayoon: Mayoon is a wedding formality taken from Hindu tradition. Bride wears a yellow dress; then a customary and herbal cosmetic substance “Ubtan” is applied to her face and hands in order to exfoliate her skin to glow.  Bride’s friends and family wear yellow dresses and dance on nuptial songs.

The rite of Henna or MehndiHenna or Mehndi has observable value in Islamic and eastern lifestyle.  Beautiful motifs are drawn on bride’s hands and groom’s family sends valuable gifts for the bride including the bridal dress, jewelry, makeup set, perfumes, dry fruits, footwear and sweets etc.  Known as “Bari”.  Moreover, girls sing nuptial songs and dance in groups. Guests are served with traditional cuisine.  Once this ceremony used to be observed at homes but now a days, people reserve marriage halls, reception halls and ballrooms at hotels to celebrate.

The Day of Wedding or NikahThen the most auspicious day of wedding or Nikah arrives.  Frequently brides wear red celebratory dresses mostly embroidered with pearls and golden or silver patterns of silk or georgette thread and embellishment through fanciful handwork.  In the urban areas, usually bridal dresses also accompany scintillating shararahs, ghararahs, fitting pajamas and mantuas along with scarf.  Fascinating jewelry, necklaces, bangles and ornaments are part of this dress. Groom also wears a special dress for the occasion.  Usually a “sherwani” with tapestries and headwear festoon commonly known as “sehra” are the major components of the groom’s costume.

The marriage is solemnized after reciting the Nikah sermon in the presence of the cleric “qazi”, two witnesses and friends and relatives.  Marriage portion is also agreed upon by the elders of both families which binds the groom to pay her bride.  Both groom and bride sign the Nikah document and thus legally declared husband and wife.  People attending the ceremony; greet the newlywed couple with good wishes. Dry-dates are distributed. At the time of valediction, the bride shed tears and joins her life partner to begin a new journey of life.

Valima “The Wedding Feast”The groom invites people for extensive meal after the Nikah. Valima is last service in marriage endorsed by Islam and is also important in our social existence. Specially tailored dresses are worn by the newlywed couple.  Invitees also bring presents for the couple. Pakistan is a country exuberated by rich experience of deep cultural diversity along with regional and linguistic backgrounds.  Let’s describe the wedding rites of people living in the four provinces of Pakistan.

Pashton WeddingAfter appointing a specific date for the marriage, an exclusive ritual is observed called “Siyakhni”.  It’s a musical custom celebrated for several nights before the conventional wedding practices.  The lyrics of songs congratulate the couple.  Bride is made to stay in the room secluded by sheets around her place of sitting. The day that proceeds to the night of mehndi, a cow or buffalo is slaughtered to prepare meal for the guests. Mehndi is taken by the groom’s family to the bride’s along with a range of presents, the custom is known as “Bal”. Groom wears traditional shalwar kameez, waistcoat, Peshawari chappal and sehra while bride’s red dress encompasses bespangled and festooned frock with handiwork complemented by shalwar.  Her makeup and jewelry is also an important feature of her wear. Mostly marriages here are celebrated during daytime.  After bride leaves with her groom for the new home,  the procession stops few steps in front of groom’s house.  Groom carry’s his bride into the house, this unique ritual is known as “Dehleez Par”. Nikah is usually held after Isha prayer and groom invites people for valima on the third day.

Baloch WeddingThe Balochi wedding ceremonial practices are quite different; it takes seven days for the marriage to conclude.  “Qilla” is a particular arrangrement for the bride to stay in the room for two days accompanied by her friends. She is attentively looked after and cared. Mehndi takes more time than usual; a day is for the groom’s sisters and their friends to take mehndi to bride’s home and another day is for bride’s sisters and their friends to visit groom’s house.  Nikah is performed at bride’s house and then the couple is made to sit together in order to gently nudge their heads for seven times. Seventh day is the time for valediction when bride wears the wedding dress ornamented with jewelry and makeup. After she arrives at her new home, relatives and friends pay their congratulatory visits for few days. The very next day, guests receive invitation for Valima where traditional Balochi delicacies are served.

Punjabi WeddingPunjabi marriages are the rich depiction of Punjab culture.  “Mungni” is a pre-marriage celebration when girl’s name is solemnly associated with the man.  A musical custom is carried out for several days where drums are used for friends and relatives of the couple to sing and dance.  The mehndi is celebrated with great fervor by both the families afterwards bride’s hands and feet are decorated with motifs of henna. The night next to mehndi, groom’s head is tied with a colorful sehra.  After the Nikah, bride’s sisters take away groom’s shoe and never return until he agrees to pay them an incentive amount.  At the valediction, the bride is taken to her new home by little (doli). The valima banquet is held the very next day where guests, relatives and friends of the couple are invited.

Sindhi WeddingA particular sweet called “Misri” is sent to bride and groom, a gift that expresses harmony between them afterwards, mehndi is celebrated with great fervor. A special ritual of “sanhh” is prevalent in Sindh in which seven women apply oil in bride’s hair.  Another custom is “Sagary” in which bride is showered with rose petals. Then married sisters of groom adorn the bride with ornaments made of lavender leaves and let her grind wheat as a gesture of prosperity. Then it comes to applying Ubtan or turmeric on to the hands of bride and groom. Groom’s sisters and paternal aunts sing and tie the sehra around his head. Nikah is held at bride’s home, marriage portion is agreed upon and bride leaves home with her soul mate in the traditional bridal dress. Few rituals are observed at groom’s house.  The couple is made to see each other in the mirror known as “Arsi Mashaf” and both of them also drink milk in one glass. An extended meal is served on the next day attended by guests, friends and relatives.

(AYAN Bridal & Wedding Solutions) https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2013/2/traditional-weddings-of-pakistan Sat, 23 Feb 2013 23:55:54 GMT
How to protect marriage? https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2013/1/how-to-protect-marriage The increasing rate of divorce among Muslims is quite alarming and it's quite saddening to see Muslims incapable of comprehending the moral wisdom behind marriage and its sanctity. Even if divorce is allowed, it should be used as a last resort. In North America, California ranks highest with a 37% rate of divorce and New York, Ontario, and Texas follow closely with a 30% rate. Compared to the overall rate of divorce in the U.S. (49%) and Canada (45%). When increasing number of Muslims decide to put an end to their marriage, it means that increasing number of Muslims fail to reap the good fruits of marriage, which, on a deeper level, effects not only the two individuals, their siblings but the whole society.

As Wedding Planner, we do have observed a surge in breaking of marriages at every step. It's very sad to witness that the young couple who initiate wedding process with zeal and zest end up in few months. This painful reality necessitate research on this subject which is infecting the whole society. We as Muslim can always seek guidance from Quran and Sunnah. But in this blog, I will presents extracts from Judy Starr's books " The Enticement of the Forbidden" on the subject of fidelity and trust in marriage.  Judy is a Christian author and speaker, whose outreach is predominantly towards women. She herself  narrowly escaped from marital disaster and urges women to guard their hearts and to be serious about moral purity. I am listing her suggested eight steps and pray you find these helpful in building the walls necessary to protect your marriage through developing habits that build walls of protection around our marriage.

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1- Protect your marriage through daily times with God. I cannot emphasize strongly enough that your personal, daily time with the God builds an enormous wall of protection around your marriage. Time with the God each day immediately impacts your relationship with your spouse. When you fail to meet with God, your heart becomes hardened to the God and to His truths. And once that snowball of sin begins rolling, your marriage is instantly endangered. But as you cling to Him each day, you will confess sin and continue to grow in Christ's likeness. As you keep God in His rightful place, not only will your marriage experience dramatic differences, but all of your relationships will be affected.

2- Protecting your marriage by safeguarding your relationships with other men. You should never spend time alone with a man other than your husband. This included sports activities. Many an affair has started with the "harmless" act of a pleasant evening jog together. If your husband can't participate in the activity with you, do it alone, do it in a group (preferably of women), or not at all.

3- Protect your marriage through boundaries in the workplace. If ever a situation needed solid protective walls firmly entrenched around it to prevent infidelity, the workplace is it. Such protection requires predetermined decisions, all maintained through accountability to your husband and to other women. The practices of establishing an invisible wall and refraining from personal contact and conversations with other men are utterly critical. Without predetermining to follow these safeguards, you will effectively set yourself up to fall.

4- Protect your marriage through discretion in clothing. Men become easily aroused sexually by the stimulation of sight. Therefore, what we wear is very important. To attract men to you sexually by the clothing you choose is to defraud them because you cannot (or should not!) fulfill the desire you arouse.

5- Protect your marriage by guarding your eyes and ears. As for all of the Christian life, the key to guarding our eyes and ears is for each of us to remain sensitive to the Holy Spirit. We must take care to not engage in anything that draws our thoughts and hearts away from the God and from our husbands. By guarding what we see and hear, we keep impurity out and strengthen the walls around our marriage.

6- Protect your marriage by guarding against the lure of the Internet.  Any married woman seeking to fulfill her emotional needs through an Internet relationship must realize that her pursuits will lead only to heartache and enormous disappointment. Genuine godly love—the desire of every heart—can be found only in a committed relationship based on unconditional love. And though an Internet love relationship may be based on fantasy, virtual infidelity causes actual pain. The devastation to the spouse can be just as painful as if the partner had been involved in a sexual affair. The broken trust and the regrets are just as difficult to repair.

7- Protect your marriage by spending time together. One of the best guards against infidelity comes from having your emotional needs met within your marriage. That means sticking to the plan of spending time alone together each week! Unless we purposefully protect that time, all of life's little "urgent" needs will undermine our marital intimacy like termites that slowly eat away the foundation of a house. What can be more urgent than protecting your marriage?

8- Protect your marriage through accountability. Accountability to a mature godly woman [is] invaluable…Accountability may be the key issue that makes or breaks our faithfulness to God and to our spouse.

These eight crucial practices will strengthen and fortify the walls around your marriage. God may also show you other safeguards that are equally as important for your life and your particular vulnerabilities.

We look forward to get your point of view on the subject, "How marriages can be protected?"

(AYAN Bridal & Wedding Solutions) https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2013/1/how-to-protect-marriage Sun, 13 Jan 2013 17:37:45 GMT
IMPORTANCE OF MAKEUP & IT'S IMPACT ON BRIDAL PHOTOS https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2012/12/importance-of-makeup-its-impact-on-bridal-photos Naturally, on wedding day, every bride wants to look her very best and be at her most beautiful, but presenting best face can be a little daunting.  So brides, when it comes to bridal portraits and what to wear, you think to yourself, um…duh… wedding dress.  But really the most important thing you’ll be wearing is your makeup.  Keep in mind, you are dressing for a photo shoot, and while wearing a bridal dress is obvious at a bridal shoot, it’s what you wear on your face that counts most.  This is because when we look at pictures, our eye goes strait to the face of the subject in those pictures. Now, we are not saying the dress  itself isn’t important, of course it is, along with your shoes, and your jewelry and hair.  What we are saying is that you should never underestimate the importance of professional makeup.  When you look at girls in pictures who look flawless, it’s not retouching that makes them look so perfect, it’s makeup.  Retouching can help, but if relied on too much, it leads to very unnatural results… the dreaded plastify effect. Instead, makeup should be looked at as your airbrush tool of choice! 

We have had a lot of brides ask us for advice on how much or what kind of makeup to wear which will last long and be camera friendly. This blog spell out some tips that will help you to get right makeup .

1. We always recommend to our brides to get airbrush makeup. It is lightweight, long-lasting, and flawless. The camera absolutely loves it. It may be a bit more expensive than traditional makeup, but it is well worth it.

2. Second important thing is the use of Primer,  using good foundation primer really smooth out the pores for photos and makes the foundation last longer then powder and keeps the shine away which is very important for getting good photos. 

3. We suggest to stay away from any foundation that has sunscreen in it. The SPF ingredients can cause major shine & reflection using flash photography. Your foundation shouldn’t have a SPF higher than 15. The particles in sunscreen can flash against the camera and make your face look lighter.

4. If possible avoid mineral makeup; it usually has mica in it which isn’t camera friendly. But if you love it, wear it.

5. Don’t add any glitter. If the glitter particle is too big in the powder, it will flash back at the camera and your face will look like it’s sweating.

Our advice to you, while you are extremely busy choosing your dress, ring, flowers, and even your hairstyle. Hire a professional for your makeup who understands the relationship of makeup with camera and flash lights. Don't let your makeup take a backseat.

If there are any tips you want to share or have any question, you can email to us. We appreciate your interest to help us and our brides in preparing for the big day.

Best of luck!!

(AYAN Bridal & Wedding Solutions) https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2012/12/importance-of-makeup-its-impact-on-bridal-photos Wed, 12 Dec 2012 06:26:13 GMT
Professional Wedding Photography https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2012/12/professional-wedding-photography Present era of digital technology have made Brides very demanding, who now expect lot more then just an imaging session. Weddings encompass many types of photography including, landscape, macro, portrait, groups, and much much more! For that reason a professional Wedding Photographer besides the professional acumen, passion and artistic mind will need a variety of lenses to complete the task depending on the size/type of wedding, the lighting available, and the portion of the day photographing. Advancements in digital technology have made leaps and bounds in the past few years and cameras are coming out with phenomenal low light capability and high EQ and resolving power. At AYAN, we love Canon for reasons it provides a large variety of lenses one needs to make wedding photos remarkable. Some of the lens we use are: Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II USM Wide Angle Zoom: We love it for capturing shots of venues, for large entire wedding photos where we may have a couple hundred people in the photo. The lens is fast, sharp, accurate, and silent in terms of focusing. Canon 50mm f1.2L II USM Lens: The 50mm 1.2 L Series lens from Canon has a large aperture that produces a narrow depth of field creating the great soft background blur effect we need in portrait shots. We use this lens for dim light conditions or for when the bride is getting ready and we want shallow depth of field to blur out the background of distracting objects. This lens gives us the image closest to how your eye perceives things. We also use it for full body portraiture, detail shots like tables/flowers, and much much more! Canon 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM Lens: We use this lens to get super close up detail shots of the wedding rings, jewelry, etc, and fill the frame. Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS II Lens: This magic lens with 2.8 aperture, combined with sophisticated image stabilization helps us shoot in low light hand held. It's great when we shoot the ceremony and want to remain unobtrusive and shoot around the perimeter behind the guests. Canon 15mm f2.8 Fisheye: Great, we use it for some wide ceremony shots, interior/exterior pictures of the wedding venue, wide landscapes, being in confined spaces or more comedic portraits.

(AYAN Bridal & Wedding Solutions) https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2012/12/professional-wedding-photography Sun, 09 Dec 2012 06:16:05 GMT
Tips For Getting Your Best Wedding Images https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2012/11/tips-for-getting-your-best-wedding-images These tips encompass a lot of factors that will greatly impact the quality of your photographs on the wedding day. 

Schedule Portrait before your ceremony: All of your months of planning have led up to this most important day. If  all of your formal portraits are out of the way before the ceremony then any stress that you were experiencing completely dissolves. From that point on you are completely yourself and at ease, then you are free to do what you and all your guests really want to do after the ceremony--celebrate and enjoy your ceremony. 

We will typically shoot the following formal portraits: 

-Bride & Groom 
-B & G with Bride's extended family 
-B & G with Groom's extended family 
-Bridal party all together 
-Bride with bridesmaids (grouped & individually) 
-Groom with groomsmen (grouped & individually) 

Let your emotion show: You may or may not be the crying type, but if at any point you feel like- you just might burst into joyful tears, go for it! Natural emotions caught on camera is what's bring you back to how you felt on your wedding day and let you relive the moments through the pictures.

Exaggerate poses: During photo session, make sure you exaggerate body movements, emotions and facial expressions. These don't have to be over the top cheesy, but a little extra attitude can really make a picture go from good to great.

You're never too close: More than likely your wedding day will be the time when you stand next to your spouse for the longest consecutive hours ever. Truth is, just get close! Such a huge part of capturing the emotional feeling and chemistry between the couple on camera has to do with how close they are physically, especially having your heads close together or touching and your hands hugging and holding each other. So get snugly!

"Best Wedding Makeup"

A good makeup is very vital for good wedding photographs. One of the most important investment is hiring a good makeup artist who understands the requirements of professional photography. Trust me in my long professional experience as wedding planner have seen the disaster happening with brides due to non professional makeup. In this era of glamour and development of professional photography lots depend upon the splashes of lights and reflection of your skin. It's therefore very important to remember the five tips:

Glow don't Glitter: Assuming you want to look radiant, not like you doused yourself in sparkles, avoid highlighters, blushes and powder that contain mica, These can make skin appear overly shiny and reflect too much light in photos.

Nix the Lipstick: Shiny, slick lipsticks require constant re-application.  Instead, try a smooth lip tint pencil, which has more of a matte finish to give lips a believable and stay-put flush.

Think primer, not powder: Well, you can use some powder, but too much can make your face look pale and flat in photos. Instead, start by applying foundation primer and eye shadow base--which is critical products for any bride. They'll keep your makeup in place for hours and hours but don't steal your glow like too much setting powder can.

Hit the Mall: A good wedding makeup artist can be hard to find. Discuss with your photographer, a good photographer will be very open to you as it effects his photography. I will also suggest hitting up the local mall, where you're likely to find some up-and-coming talent. "Most department stores have makeup artists you can hire out for your wedding day, and you can check out their work without booking a pricey trial--just plunk yourself down in the chair and have them try a look on you (just buy a product or tip the makeup artist if he/she spends a while with you). Don't like what you see? Move to the next counter. Most important to remember if you need good photographs you have no choice but to hire a professional makeup artist who understand the requirements of flashes. Don't just hire someone from street to save money or because someone has recommended - check the photographs of that brides whose makeup was done by this artist.

Check your Neck: The bright and colorful wedding dress has a tendency to perfectly frame and highlight any uneven skin tone on your neck and décolletage (and even more so in photos)--so make sure to get blend your foundation down there, too, and double-check that everything looks seamless. Sometimes, your neck can benefit from a light dusting of bronzer, since it tends to get less direct sunlight than your face.

Believe it, you can do your own wedding makeup! Just follow these tips, no mica in the products, face and eye shadow primer (separate), and used a lip stain.


(AYAN Bridal & Wedding Solutions) https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2012/11/tips-for-getting-your-best-wedding-images Mon, 19 Nov 2012 02:15:00 GMT
AYAN OFFERING MEMBERSHIP https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2012/11/ayan-offering-membership

With the aim to achieve long relationship and offer personalized services, we are now offering house hold membership at a nominal yearly Fee of $100 

Benefits Of Membership

- Free One hour Photo Shoot on Birthday (All Children of age up to 8 years)

- Free One hour Photo Shoot every four month (Child Up to the age of 2 years)

- Free One hour Photo Shoot of sweet Sixteen

- 50% Discount on all photo prints

- 10% Discount on all bookings of Wedding/Birthday/family parties

To get membership visit www.ayanproductions.com - "Click Membership" - Fill out online membership form  - Pay online.


(AYAN Bridal & Wedding Solutions) https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2012/11/ayan-offering-membership Sat, 10 Nov 2012 06:56:58 GMT
AYAN NOW OFFERING ONLINE SHOPPING CART https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2012/10/ayan-now-offering-e-commerce-shopping-cart On demand by all of our customers, we have integrated flexible e-commerce platform "Shopping Cart" with easy step by step checkout experience from your photo gallery on our website. It is easy and simple point-and-click. The shopping cart has been designed for purchasing photo products, with features like precise cropping, live framing preview, photo resolution checks, and photo packages configuration.
This great shopping experience you can be enjoyed at the comfort of home or from anywhere in the World at any time. What makes our prints exclusive & special is that, the prints are made through America's top professional photo Lab using professional grade photo print paper offering expert color correction services : with a department of color techs solely dedicated to enhancing your photos with consistently bold colors prior to printing.
At the launch of this new service at the eve of AYAN's 8th anniversary, we are offering 50% discount on all print products which starts with immediate effect until December 31, 2012.
Log On to your Photo Gallery, select photographs for print and at the Check out use this exclusive Coupon Code: OFF502012 to enjoy 50% special discount on the whole order.
This is AYAN's way of saying Thank You to our valuable customers. Have Fun!


(AYAN Bridal & Wedding Solutions) https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2012/10/ayan-now-offering-e-commerce-shopping-cart Sun, 21 Oct 2012 03:56:33 GMT
AYAN EXTENDING GREAT FEATURES OF VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERIES https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2012/8/ayan-extending-great-features-of-video-photo-galleries  

The video & photo galleries remain on our website for indefinite period, so Inshallah! you will be using it for long. There are lots of benefit of having an online video/photo gallery holding all your video/photographs, few are given here:
  • There is no monthly/annual fee for this service
  • You can share your video/photos with your family & friends easily direct from your gallery around the world.
  • You can also share any photograph on social media.
  • There is no fear of video/photographs getting damaged, lost or corrupted as in case of a CD/DVD.
  • The photographs can be downloaded in High resolution
  • Your privacy is maintained through password.
  • Your video & photo remain safe & secure.
  • To learn how to use various features of the gallery read our blog on the subject


(AYAN Bridal & Wedding Solutions) https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2012/8/ayan-extending-great-features-of-video-photo-galleries Fri, 24 Aug 2012 16:23:37 GMT
How to make your picture’s selection https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2012/8/how-to-make-your-picture-s-selection This is another very critical question asked by many of our clients. The paragraph below will be very helpful in making a selection of photographs for sharing with family, friends or on social media.

  • To make the selection of your pictures and to send them to us to be added in your Album, follow the steps below.
  • Go to website http://www.ayanproductions.com
  • Open your event folder by using your Client Access code and the password, provided to you through the email earlier.
  • Once you have opened your folder, make a selection of all the photos that you would like us to include in your final print album.
  • Once you have selected all the photos, click on the ‘Add To Favorites’ link to add all the selected photos to a new virtual set of pictures.


  • You will see the following message pop up on the upper left corner of the page.


  • Click the "MY SELECTION" to view the newly selected set of pictures.


  • From here you can click on the My Selection to RENAME the selection and give it a more meaningful name such as ‘Zayed Birthday’. This step is optional.
  • When you are ready, you can click on the ‘Send to…’ link to send your selection to the Photographer.  When you are ready, you can click on the ‘Send to…’ link to send your selection to the Photographer.


(AYAN Bridal & Wedding Solutions) https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2012/8/how-to-make-your-picture-s-selection Mon, 13 Aug 2012 03:27:22 GMT
Sharing Photos & Video https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2012/8/sharing-photos-video Many of our clients wanted to know about the amazing feature of sharing Photos and video on popular social networks, email links to gallery or individual images. 

There is a lot of things you can do with your pictures straight from the website including posting them on your Face book page. For optimal viewing of your photos, try viewing the "slideshow" with music or "Dim the Lights" and scroll the pictures on your own pace in a full screen view. 

Q - How to post pictures on Face book:   

A - Once you have logged in to your online album, on the top right hand side you will see a button named "Share". Once you click on that button you will get a pop up menu with links to "Gallery" and "Slideshow". At the end of those links there are mini icons to share either the "Gallery" or the "Slideshow" on Face book or Tweeter. Click on the icon and it will give you the option to post it on your account. 

You can also post individual photo on Face book. In order to do that, click on a photo in your gallery and go to the single photo view. There when you click on the "Share" button, you will get a third option on the popup menu to post on the one picture that you are looking at. 

Here is a hint: If you want to post multiple pictures but you do not want to post the whole album on the Face book you can do that by first making a selection of all the photos that you want to share, save that selection by giving it a name and then post only the selected photos. 

Remember: Since all your photos are password protected anyone who wants to see your photos will still need to know the password of that folder. For example; you will need to give your friends the password of your Mehndi folder if you are posting pictures from that folder.

If you ever want to post some pictures without the need for your friends to know the password to your album, please let us know and we can help you put them is a separate folder that does not have a password on it.

(AYAN Bridal & Wedding Solutions) https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2012/8/sharing-photos-video Mon, 13 Aug 2012 02:36:43 GMT
AYAN "Bridal & Wedding Solutions" https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2012/3/ayan-bridal-wedding-solutions-  

AYAN "Bridal & Wedding Solutions"

First Desi wedding & fashion magazine

First Edition will be in the market Inshallah! in April

The magazine will be flavored with great shoots meticulously put together by the high and mighty of the fashion fraternity. Moreover, we will be presenting complete Bridal solutions making your special occasion most memorable. Be on the top with the latest trends - get your copy now!  Let us know what would you like to see in this great magazine. You can send us your suggestions through e-mail at [email protected]



(AYAN Bridal & Wedding Solutions) https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2012/3/ayan-bridal-wedding-solutions- Fri, 09 Mar 2012 06:51:14 GMT
AYAN's Mobile Makeover https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2012/2/ayans-mobile-makeover Our website now has a whole new look on phones. With contents and menus sized for small screens, you can easily navigate the site and view your photos no matter where you are and what kind of device you have.

Mobile pages use a simplified version of the Themes from our website. To give it a try, visit our homepage from your phone's web browser to enjoy your photos and videos from anywhere any time with your family & friends.

How useful you find this new look, we will be waiting for your feedback.

AYAN Research & Development Section






(AYAN Bridal & Wedding Solutions) https://www.ayanproductions.com/blog/2012/2/ayans-mobile-makeover Sun, 19 Feb 2012 05:06:52 GMT