About me: Did I start from a young age and hone my photography skills at an elite institution? Nope. I kinda fell into photography after my son, Aaryan, was born. Like all new parents, I started taking photographs of him on my Nokia N95 (ahhhhh, whatever happened to the great Nokia?). Then wanted a camera with better quality and moved onto DSLRs and became hooked. I take my camera to pretty much every personal engagement.
Family: Wife (lover of handbags, shoes and makeup); Son (nice and obedient); Daughter, rebel with a cause (see photo above).
Books: Jack Reacher books (even liked the movie); Tom Clancy; John Grisham; Peter F Hamilton.
TV/Movies: Star Wars (4-7!), Batman (Nolan trilogy), Indiana Jones (1-3), House of Cards, Suits, 24, Star Trek, Toy Story.
Hobbies: Football, walking, cricket. Podcasts - you can find a podcast whatever your interest in life! Mowing the lawn and cleaning the car when I need some thinking time.
Favourite Quote: I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. - MLK Jr
I live in West Byfleet, which is near Weybridge and photograph in the surrounding areas; Woodham, Pyrford, Cobham, Woking, Guildford and all around Surrey, Hampshire and London.
I am a professional portrait photographer and mainly photograph weddings, christenings, family events and parties. My aim is to take photographs that document the event from beginning to end, showing all the various stages. I try to be as unobtrusive as possible and try to capture the natural reactions of events as they unfold.
I am also a regular event photographer for two local schools for their prom night, sports day, performance etc. a lot of my work includes children. Plus I have two children myself and plenty of nephews and nieces and so am at ease in these situations.
I am based in Surrey and work in the surrounding areas and London.
Children and family portraits. Weddings. Corporate headshots. Event photography. Birthday parties. Family gatherings. Christenings.
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March 19, 2017
"The photos were absolutely amazing and worth every penny, thank you so much for all your help on the day, and the lovely memories we will have forever!!!!"
April 19, 2017
July 8, 2017
"Suman is absolutely amazing! I booked him in blind faith and I am happy I did.
He came on time as promised, I never had to chase him to check where he was. My timing was poor as the event overran but Suman patiently waited and over performed.
The photos are absolutely beautiful. So much to rant on about but the icing on the cake was the 'photo booth' idea which left my friends with lasting memories.
I would definitely recommend Suman and can't wait to work with him in the future."
Aug. 19, 2017
"Suman was very professional and easy to communicate from start to finish. We absolutely loved the photos he took for my daughter's christening. What a wonderful memories captured in photos."
July 12, 2017
"Suman was a very pleasant and polite man. Although we haven't seen any of the photos yet, he worked hard all the time he was there, and worked very discretely over a long period. We would be very happy to recommend him to anybody
June 6, 2017
"Suman combines a highly professional approach with a wonderfully personable and good humoured manner. He is simply a superb individual who worked extremely hard on my baby daughter's Christening Day.
Needless to say, Suman was unfailingly calm and he brought a real sense of reassurance to us when things were a little hectic. Prior to the event, Suman communicated with us very frequently to ensure that he was exceptionally well organised.
I highly commend him as an outstanding photographer who worked tirelessly throughout the afternoon. Whilst being an 'invisible' photographer, who in no way disrupted the Serive, he also offered the opportunity for family and friends to have group photographs and this was very popular.
Thank you ever so much, Suman, for capturing our little daughter's Christening Day. We consider ourselves to be very fortunate to have have found Suman Zaman Photography via Poptop and we cannot commend you highly enough."
Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?
Yes. The final images are displayed on a secure, password protected website for viewing.
Do you send all the photos taken?
I review all the images taken and send clients all the final edited images.
What services do you offer?
Family portraits - every family should have a lovely family portrait to keep and share. As a general rule, during family portraits, I will also take headshots of the adults for them use to on their LinkdIn etc for free.
Corporate - headshots of you of your colleagues
Events photographer - birthdays, parties, corporate events, family gatherings
What's the delivery time for photographic report?
I usually send out the final images within a week of the shoot. Clients are then free to pick images for albums, prints or choose the digital files they want.