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Areez Charania


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A2Z Photography, has been a natural progression from the early years of photography.

Long before the days of digital photography, I first picked up my father’s Canon AE-1 program at a young tender age of 10. Having received access to such a powerful camera, my taste and thirst for photography began. Every family meet up, every family engagement or wedding, Areez would be the designated family photographer, and my father would be the designated family videographer.  Needless to say, thru the 90’s my family saved a lot of money on photography and videography.

Continuing with my passion for photography thru my teenage years, and learning to shoot on my trusted 35mm Canon, we move on a few years to Uni. I went on to study photography as part of my Multimedia Technology Degree, which I obtained from the University of Central England (U.C.E) in 2000.

Upon graduating, although photography was not my primary direction, it remained my primary passion. I moved through my career as a graphic designer, typesetter, desktop publisher, marketing assistant, and this was when I studied further to achieve my ACIM (Associate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing) in 2004.  The launch pad to my career, and direction back towards photography. I undertook a position at Blackberry as a Retail Marketing Specialist and assisted 25 EMEA marketing managers across the EMEA to launch BlackBerry in to the Prosumer market space.

An Image Is Not Just An Image. It’s a means of expression from the imagemaker as well as the subject! A hundred and one emotions, captured in a moment… for ever!…..

- Areez Charania
Marketing campaigns, new designs, photographic projects, a host of skillsets were called upon. Enjoying my contracted role, I went on to achieve what I was hired for, and moved on to work for a marketing agency, Red Horse Marketing. It was here that I supported the activity of FMCG brands such as Del Monte, Hipp Organic, Ecover, Emmas Diary and such like. Once again, aside of the design and marketing tasks, other assignments which caught my attention was the need for high end photographic content for all marketing materials, and here began my journey back to photography. Investment in 2 x Canon 5d mk2, full frame DSLRs ensued, and from here as they say the rest is history. After 2 years in my role, and once ready to seek a new challenge, I took the plunge and ventured in to photography full time.

Working for multiple photography companies covering weddings across the UK, and undertaking personal assignments, I developed my skills as a photographer who took pride in every shoot I had the pleasure of covering. I researched every shooting location, and created storyboards prior to every major shoot. My aim is, has and always will be to go above and beyond in every project and shoot undertaken using my creative vision, and personal style to create images which are very difficult to re-create, and unique to the event created at.

When it comes to my wedding photography, I take this very personally and passionately. This is my method and means of leaving, my style, my mark and my vision with my clients. An ability to express what I see to the rest of the world. Its an arena that I love and as a wedding photographer based in London, I naturally come across a multitude of people from various different faiths. Hindu, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Catholic; I have been entrusted by many couples to record their magical special days in my style. Staying abreast of technology, and innovation, its always a must for me to bring my A game to the table when taking on weddings or any other bookings for that matter.

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Experience

20+ years experience in Multimedia Graphic Design, & 18 years professional photography experience
Projects

Background and 20+ years experience in multimedia graphic design, typography desktop publishing, and Marketing (ACIM qualified)
Numerous Creative modelling shoots – studio & location based
Commercial photography for clients including: Asiana, Lumenis, Asian Bride, Asian Awards, BlackBerry, Del Monte, HiPP Organic, and Ecover
200+ weddings, parties, private functions, and events

Sample of events which include:
Lumenis Dealer Distributor Conference - Madrid 2018
Aga Khan University Uganda - 2017 - 3 weeks shooting SOCAM Alumni across Uganda
In house resident photographer for Barnet FC (The Hive) 2013-2014
Asian Awards 2010-2016
London Fashion Week 2010-2014
The Lime Light Film Awards @ The Troxy, London -2017, 2016, 2013, 2012
Miss Asian Model UK @ The Hippodrome, Leicester Sq, London 2013
Miss Greater London @ The Hippodrome, Leicester Sq, London 2013
Gumball 3000 Rally – Toronto - 2012
Dance-o-Phrenics Annual Showcase @ Cavendish Banqueting Suite 2012
Queens Diamond Jubilee Floatilla on The Thames, London – 2012
World Partnership Walk – Toronto, London
The Asian Achievers Awards @ Wembley Stadium, London
Da Amsterdam Champagne Cruise with the Heartless Crew 2011 & 2010
The Asian Awards @ Grosvenor House
Opening of the Crowne Plaza Heythrope Park, By PM – David Cameron - 2010
Janmashtami @ Watford Temple
Nia Foundation Charity Football Tournament @ The Hive
Diwali on the Square
BAPS Diwali Celebrations
Notting Hill Carnival
Nando’s Xperimental Skate Jam

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Hobbies

Playing American & English Pool, & indulging in a spot of fine dining and theater

Countries Visited

America, Canada, Jamaica, Bahamas, India, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey, France, Spain, Holland, Germany, Ireland, Tenerife.

If you could have dinner with 4 people dead or alive who would they be?:

1) Grandfather one (Mums side - never met him)
2) Grandfather two (Dad's side - never met him)
3) Mum & Dad (Gonna count them as one entity so I can have one more guest at the table
4) My brother (I'm sure he'd love to meet them just as much as me!)

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