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FAQs

WHO ARE WE 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 (click here to get to know us better). We believe beautiful 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, so we consistently look for ways to provide the most comfortable environment possible for you to get the best experience. Our years of experience as a professional photographer will ensure the professionalism and quality that your wedding day deserves.

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?

We currently use 3 Nikon Mirrorless Z6ii for the main body. You can see the following lenses in our bag: Nikon Z 14-24mm f2.8, Nikon Z 24-70mm f2.8, Sigma 70-200mm f2.8,

Nikon 35mm 1.4, Nikon 50mm 1.4, Nikon Z 85 1.8, Godox V1 and V860ii Speedlites, Godox AD200 Flash, Magmod Magbox softboxes, and Diffusers.

I’VE DECIDED TO GO WITH MKESHOOTS. WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW?

We’re so glad to hear that! Let’s get in touch and move forward with securing your date.

DO YOU TRAVEL TO MEET CLIENTS?

For consultations, we travel within Los Angeles, but for weddings, we travel worldwide. Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, or phone call sessions can always be scheduled if in-person consultations are not feasible. You can schedule a call through Click Here

DO YOU PROVIDE HAIR AND MAKEUP SERVICES?

No. We do not provide hair and makeup services. However, you can read our tips on how to choose your outfit for shoots.

WHEN SHOULD WE BOOK 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. You also don’t want to schedule an engagement session too close to the wedding, because hey, weddings are stressful! You want to be able to enjoy your engagement session.

DO YOU HAVE SOME PROPS?

Yes. However, if you’d like to bring your own props, it is recommended to bring something personalized and familiar to you both.

IS IT IMPORTANT OR NECESSARY TO HAVE AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION?

For both parties involved (us and the client), it’s a great way to get to know each other before your wedding day. Read our blog on the importance of engagement sessions. Not just for us, engagement sessions help us understand our clients and helps you get used to being in front of the camera. It also can provide some great images for Save the date cards and images to use at your wedding.

WHERE WOULD YOU RECOMMEND HAVING AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION?

We have scouted and shot in many unique locations. If you have a location in mind, please bear in mind timing when you choose the location(s). We don’t want you to lose precious shooting time by choosing multiple locations.

CAN YOU HOLD OUR DATE?

Unfortunately, we cannot hold the date without a deposit and a signed contract. We accept bookings on a first-come/first-serve basis.

IF WE CANCEL THE WEDDING, WILL WE RECEIVE OUR DEPOSIT BACK?

The deposit is non-refundable in most cases. The retainer guarantees that we hold the date for you. Hence, we only book one wedding per calendar date.

WILL YOU BE ATTENDING OUR REHEARSAL DINNER?

Rehearsal dinner coverage is available if you’d like to add it to your package, otherwise, we do not 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 details of the ceremony itself, but rest assured that not attending the rehearsal does not impact our coverage in any way!