Naqiya Designs Photo + Video

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Date registered: February 24, 2011


Exclusive Wedding Photographer serving the Bay Area. We excell in both personalized customer service, as well as eye-pleasing images that make you go "Wow!".

Latest posts

  1. Mini-Photo-Session: Mother’s Day / “Mommy & Me” — April 30, 2015
  2. “To Flash or Not to Flash… That is the Question”: Use Flash Outside in the Sun? — March 5, 2015
  3. Fantastic Friday: “Plugged In” — March 15, 2013
  4. Fantastic Friday : Jewelry-UP! — March 8, 2013
  5. Real Weddings Survey Results by The Knot — March 29, 2011

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Apr 30

Mini-Photo-Session: Mother’s Day / “Mommy & Me”


Mini-Photo-Session: Mother’s Day / “Mommy & Me” Maureen Sifuentes, Naqiya Designs is hosting a special “Mommy & Me” mini session. This is a good time for moms to get  those timeless keepsakes with your children. We tend to be the ones taking the pictures, but Moms NEED to get in front of the camera some times! …

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Mar 05

“To Flash or Not to Flash… That is the Question”: Use Flash Outside in the Sun?

Flash Outside in the Sun Though some may think I have a few screws loose popping my flash out in full sunny weather, there are good reasons to do so.  Flash lightens shadows and adds detail to darker areas, while preserving highlights. This is technique is called “Fill Flash”. Two shots were taken “back to back”.  In the first …

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Mar 15

Fantastic Friday: “Plugged In”

Fantastic Friday:  “Plugged In” – Movie, Video, Music, TV, and Games Review site. Have you ever been embarrassed to watch what you thought was going to be a clean and wholesome movie only to find a sudden less-than-ideal surprise? Perhaps you are okay with movies that have some cursing, but  walk out on any movie …

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Mar 08

Fantastic Friday : Jewelry-UP!

“Fantastic Friday! ” :  Jewelry-UP! Customized Jewelry This is no ordinary site. In fact, ALL of the proceeds go to a very very special place right here in our own backyard. I also must say that I really do love the pure creative talent of these pieces.  No joke….they are beautiful and I’d be surprised if you don’t find something …

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Mar 29

Real Weddings Survey Results by The Knot

Engagement Ceremony

  4TH Annual Survey of Nearly 19,000 Recent U.S. Brides Reveals Most Expensive Cities for Weddings and In-Depth Insight Into Wedding Budget and Wedding Trends “Brides remain committed to planning a luxurious, memorable event and are willing to spend despite the state of the economy,” said Carley Roney, editor in chief of The Knot Inc. …

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Mar 23

Why Is Professional Wedding Photography So Expensive?

Why Is Professional Wedding Photography So Expensive? Many people ask why wedding photography is so expensive? The most common misconception is that it’s just a days work. There is a lot more that goes into it than most people realize. I’m going to try to break it down and explain why wedding photographers charge as …

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Feb 24

Should I Have a Friend or Relative do my Wedding Photography?

With newer model cameras on the current market, more people are entering photography as a hobby. Everyone seems to have a friend or family member who is “into” photography. It can therefore be very tempting to have such a friend be the official wedding photographer at your event. This may be a very tempting proposition …

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