I’m Smilie, myself and my partner Shai, together run an Photography & Cinematography establishment like no other. Customer focused with a brand that represents us to the T. The name “Smilin Occasionz” says it all.
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Hi! I’m Smilie, myself and my partner Shai, together run an Photography & Cinematography establishment like no other.. Customer focused with a brand that represents us to the T. The name “Smilin Occasionz” says it all! You wonder why the name? Well, what do people do at a special occasion, when sharing a special day together that extra special person? You ‘Smile’ right? and of course, its an occasion!
Whatever your memorable occasion; be it a Wedding, Reception, Pre event, Graduation, Birthday, or any kind of event, we specialise in just about every type of photography and cinematography. Our professional and experienced team work with you in creating memories that will last you a lifetime!
We have been established for over 12 years. Initially, Smilin Occasionz operated as an Event Management Company. This involved us liaising with Clients from all different backgrounds, in bringing all their plans together, right down to event co-ordination on the day.
We are very diverse within the industry, as one of those companies who specialise not just in the traditional Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and other ethnic wedding affairs involving up to 3000 guests, but also small, intimate, country Church Weddings with as few as 20 guests.
With over 12 years of experience, Smilin Occasionz have the skills, process and capability to ensure we document every detail of your special day. Smilin Occasionz professional photographer and cinematographer. Bespoke album design and Pre weddings shoots to treasure for a lifetime to come with guestbooks.
We have the experience and expertise in all areas, which gives us the upper hand with assisting in managing your events, making sure that we cover the required objectives and tasks required. Through liaising with yourself, your suppliers and the venue to get the most out of your day.
Ensuring for instance, that your cake, which you may have spent anything between £200 to £5000, is captured in the correct ambience bringing to reality, the magazine effect or visual that you envisioned. Your food dishes are presented as your caterer promised it and we would take pics like its being judged by the professionals. Working with the venue, to enable us to get your creative shots perhaps on different recommended hot spots around the grounds, that may possibly be secluded and away from the crowd. Those special speeches, ceremonies, ring exchange etc. captured by our team from creative angles, whether it be by our Professional Photography, or Cinematography team.
Feel free to go through our Photos and Videos areas which will give you a taste of how we cover events. From a Bride’s getting ready shots with her Bridesmaids, to the Groom and his merry men. From the Father of the Bride to the tearful, but proud mother standing beside the Bride. Those moments are blessed and priceless and mean the world to you.
We at Smilin’ Occasionz, take the job personally, bringing that feeling of warmth and comfort in building relationships with yourselves and working with you on the day as one big family.
We plan, we carry out what’s required and we deliver. Please take a look at the testimonials written by our past Clients, who have given us the added confidence in our work, due to their levels of satisfaction.
Smilin’ Occasionz have the ability to create, capture and remember those precious moments in our creativity driven style. This could be in the form of a slideshow or a custom designed Storybook.
We had the great honour of having Smilin Occasionz document our wedding for us.
From the moment the engagement ring was slipped onto my finger, I began to panic about getting married.It wasn't the dress, the venue or thankfully the groom that was worrying me, but the photos. Call me vain but like any bride I wanted the photos to be perfect. This was going to be the one day in my whole life that I felt beautiful, that my husband looked gorgeous and that my family and friends looked their best and I wanted the photos to reflect this. I was always a little sceptical about photographers, I mean everyone has camera phones nowadays surely I could just ask my friends to take photos. This was until a friend recommended Smilin Occasionz. After seeing her amazing wedding photos taken by Smilie, I contacted him to arrange a consultation. From our first conversation I felt excited and reassured about the photos for my big day. He went through everything very thoroughly from the cameras and lighting used to the order of the day and costs. There was no pushy hard sell, which I have encountered with other photographers, just a friendly and professional service. My husband and I met up with Smilie a few weeks before the wedding for a wedding pre shoot. I must admit I wasn't that keen at first, but I'm so glad I did it. My husband and I learned how to stand, what positions were most flattering and how to get the best out of our photos. This meant that on the day we didn't waste time thinking about how to stand, we had practised so we knew exactly what to do. It also meant that Smilie knew exactly what we wanted on the day and how to get the best out of us. My husband was quite shy at first, by the end if the photo shoot he had gained so much confidence and the pictures really reflected this. I would highly recommend a pre shoot to anyone! So...the wedding day arrived, the house was manic, full of makeup artists, hairdressers, family, etc. and Smile and his team arrived amid all the chaos. They were so calm and professional, they didn't get in anyone's way and didn't intrude, and, yet when I look at the pictures today I can't believe they managed to take so many fantastic pictures without me realising. Smilie even helped my dad with his buttonhole! As we arrived at the church Smilie and his team were there and made me and my family feel so at eaThis continued throughout the church service and throughout the reception. As the evening reception got going Smilie asked me and my husband to come outside for a photo as the sun was setting, at first I didn't want to leave the reception, but I'm so glad we went outside. The photo was just amazing, so romantic and beautiful. Smilin Occasionz really know their stuff, I am so glad I chose them and the photos from my wedding are fantastic. My husband and I look at them with such pride, Smilin Occasionz captured the emotions of our wedding day perfectly and I would highly recommend them.
Smilie even convinced us to have a pre-wedding shoot, which we were both against at first, but we are so happy that we listened to him.