Hi, my name is Mona Alyedreessy and I am a British half Saudi Professional Photographer and Photojournalist. I studied a specialist BA (honours) program and and Masters in Photography and Digital Imaging in London and currently work as a professional freelance event photographer in London and Saudi Arabia. I travel for weddings to Jeddah, Riyadh, Khobar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, UAE and Qatar. Photography is my passion and I treat it as an art.
I am currently also a PhD student in London in the field of Sociology & Religious Studies at Kingston University.
I will go out of my way to ensure that your photographs are beautiful and fully capture your precious moments. I aim to produce the best quality images and service as I possibly can to ensure that your special days will be memorable. I worked as a picture editor and enhancer in a British press company for 1 year and also assisted professional photographers on their shoots.
I specialise in event photography (henna parties, engagements, milka, baby showers… etc you name it!). I have been working as a professional photographer since 2004 and have captured many weddings from English weddings to Indian, Arab and North African weddings and also other cultural events. I worked in the Saudi Embassy in London as a personal and press photographer to the previous Ambassador Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud and his family and for the women’s section ‘Tawasul’ at their events and have had the experience of taking all student photographs in the King Fahad Akademy in London.
For me, it’s the photographs that speak their own words that are the most beautiful and the most appealing. Although I love some of the classic portrait albums I have seen from a photographic point of view, they do not speak to me like a photo-journalistic album does. I seek the shots that express emotions so my photographs have a sentimental value to them for the those being photographed. I carefully edit the selection of images and choose the images that successfully communicate emotions and feelings.
My event photography is more than just a series of portraits, it’s a whole story being told in a series of photographs that bring back the emotions of the day from start to finish. They are then printed into a beautiful and luxurious digital album. I am an artist at heart, in mind and behind the lens and being creative with photography is my way of expressing myself and my art. Many clients whose events I have photographed end up being long term friends. I am always looking at new ways to improve on my skills and creativity to create even more beautiful images for you.
I love working with colours, venues, lighting and table details. I photograph the small details, flowers and arrangements as much thought had been put into them and they do in the end make up a part of the wedding. I focus my energy on everything at the wedding to make sure that I capture it all. I believe that wedding photography is the best investment you can make on your day, as it will be the only thing you take away with you that you can look at for years and years to come. My photographic style is more natural rather than all posed and for this reason I do not provide a studio environment with backgrounds in events.
Please note that photographs are all kept private and are only used in my face book group/website/portfolio/instagram to show other prospective clients with your full permission (hence why I do not have many images of people online).
I have a range of different and products to offer my clients. The products are a luxurious collection and consist of modern and personalised photo book albums and digital albums of different sizes. The difference between the albums are quite significant.
One of the advantages of our digital albums is that the photographs will not fade over the years, as do traditional photos in the classic album range and they are lighter in weight. Clients are spoilt for choice with the different book cover, paper options and much more. I create matching cases, boxes and others and design all the albums myself, which are customised carefully for each and every client. You can always upgrade the album if you’d like more pages added for more photos!
I upgrade my products with the modern trends in Europe so you will always get the latest collection that’s out and I use the latest equipment in the market and shoot weddings with a variety of amazing lenses on a Canon 5D Mark 3 to achieve the best quality images and a range of angle varieties.
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I currently only offer photography services. I am happy to recommend other videography services to those who need it.