High 5

  • Dear Cheka!!

    Thank you so so much for capturing so many magical moments at our wedding. Amaan and I cannot express how much we love all the photos you gave us. The more we go through them, the more we realise how incredibly creative you are in your work and this really comes through in the final product! Throughout the process you made working with you a pleasure and we knew from our first meeting that you were exactly what we wanted for our wedding! In hindsight, we couldn’t have imagined anyone better to immortalise this occasion. Apart from your talent and enthusiasm for photography, we were also drawn to you both as amazing individuals! Over the course of planning the wedding and during the wedding week you quickly became like family! Thank you for dealing with our crazy and even joining into the craziness – being one of us ensured that you caught the moments just the way they were. We had a blast experimenting with fun new shots and even though we didn’t sometimes know what to expect, they always turned out phenomenal.

    If anyone is looking for a photographer – contact Cheka! You won’t be disappointed.. Simply put they are AMAZING!!

    Love,

    The Kassams

    Arman & Amaan
    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Best muthafuckin’ photographer ever!

    It was delightful working with Pareet.

    The whole journey towards the wedding was very relaxed, yet we had very thorough conversations getting to know each other and getting an idea of our wishes. This was documented properly but was changed later by us. That was no problem at all, Pareet just got on with it and proved to be very flexible. We chose for candid shots rather than the posed traditional photo shoots and we didn’t want too many detail shots either. The result is the most lively memory we could have ever wished for. We are both blown away by the capture of raw emotions of joy, tears and laughter.

    We were both not even aware of Pareet’s presence. I remember when he said goodbye after a very long day and realised I hadn’t seen him all day. That’s exactly what we had hoped for and more. Non invasive. Once the photos were edited and ready we were even happier.

    We couldn’t recommend Cheka Photography more.

    Fleur & Paul
    Vipingo, Kenya
  • “There are a few aspects to a wedding that when planning on which one you choose, you need to have that feeling of “this one just feels right” – that is the case for the venue, the dress and the photographer.

    When we met Pareet for the first time we were blown away. His enthusiastic approach was a big tick. We decided that the style of pictures was definitely for us. If you’re looking for a more natural flair to your wedding album then we’d say Pareet was spot on.

    His passion for quality and putting the customer first at all costs. Not to mention his calm nature and patience when you have a groom that hates pictures and tagging around all night to try get one taken.

    The picture quality of our album and canvases were immense…. They looked ridiculously HD! We have had such lovely compliments about our photos and everyone has said what an amazing job he has done.

    Pareet captured every moment and more with our wedding at The Leopard Beach Resort and Spa and he took us to all the best areas to have our photos taken.

    Pareet suggested some really cool sounding shots and wanted to get to know us so that he could take the right photos for our day. Throughout the process he gave us great advice, ranging from timings to locations and options if it rained and most importantly worked so well with our wedding planner to get the perfect backgrounds and lighting.

    Both of us found that one of Pareet’s best qualities was that he made us feel completely at ease and relaxed, from the very start right until the end.

    Pareet is a wonderful talented photographer with lots of experience and attention to detail. Thank you for whisking us away for our beach shots (this was a highlight for us!) It felt like having a friend around rather than someone you hired to do a job. All our guests were also very impressed. The photos of us look like they should be in a magazine – totally glamorous and stunning!!

    Also, we think he’s a great guy, really personable and friendly with a non-invasive style. He was loved by all our family and friends and gelled in well with all the guest. The pictures have been beautifully edited to perfection and we couldn’t have asked for any more.

    Pareet designed an AMAZING slide show for us, which will forever remind us of the day. Pareet is not only our photographer but also a friend we make that we treasure for the rest of our lives.

    We have so many amazing photographs from our day and are truly grateful to Pareet for his hard work and skills in producing the images. We would not hesitate to recommend Pareet to anyone looking for a photographer to capture their wedding – fantastic images to keep your memories alive for years to come.“

    Shazia & Zuber
    Nairobi, Kenya (Wedding in Diani)
  • We feel so blessed to have been introduced to Pareet and Dipali as photographers for our wedding. Along with their beautiful (very) well behaved children they became part of the family and took the most incredible (not over-edited) photos which truly depicted exactly what we wanted from our wedding; fun, family, friends and celebration. Pareet could never do enough, I¹m sure he ran the distance of a marathon over the four days! Being camera shy (which Pareet read very quickly) the silent, unconditional support that we received was invaluable, in fact it was such a pleasure to have them and they put us at ease so much so that we couldn¹t help but smile for them! Thanks again to you all!

    Parita & Kevan
    London, UK (Wedding in Diani)
  • There are literally no words to describe Pareet. After viewing a family members post wedding pics, we were convinced in choosing him as our wedding photographer. His professionalism is unlike any other – prompt with responses, super creative, and passionate about his work. Pareet has one of the biggest hearts of anyone we have ever met, and gels in very well with the crowd. We were absolutely honored to have him play such a large role at our wedding. We can’t recommend him enough!

    Azra & Salim
    Nairobi, Kenya (Wedding in Diani)
  • Pareet could not be more fabulous….Not only is he an amazing, patient, sweet, person. He is also a talented, thoughtful, creative, and attentive photographer. He managed the whole shoot, and the chaos that goes with photographing 2 young children, with grace, and an easy going professionalism. My nephews loved him and opened up to him instantly. But most importantly, he was able to capture the true spirit of the children in every single shot. The true essence of my little munchkins shines through in every photograph. These are not your standard family photographs. They are beautiful, wonderful, meaningful works of art that are created around me and my family. Love love love love love. Cannot say it often enough. Kenyans are lucky to have such a talented man in their midst.

    Reepa & Ekta
    USA, (Shoot in Mombasa)
  • We were blown away by your attention to detail and creativity. You captured all the occasions, and the key moments that we couldn’t be around to see.

    We really can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done. You were both so easy to work with. From day one through to now you have provided us with an absolutely incredible service. You took the time to find out exactly what we wanted and captured our memories in the most fantastic and astounding way.

    We cannot thank Pareet and Dipali enough for the production of the JigSaw memories.

    Good luck and all the best for your future projects!

    Jigna & Sawan
    London, UK (Wedding in Nairobi)
  • When you think of any special moment in one’s life, it is usually captured with a photograph. Having already had a look at Cheka photography’s portfolio, we knew we wanted Pareet to capture our special moments. Cheka photography has been excellent to us! Our first impression when we met Pareet was his ability to listen, interpret, and visualise our thoughts into pictures. After our initial brief with Pareet we thought wow! I hope he delivers because, understanding what a client wants is one thing but, to execute their vision is extremely difficult. For us, Cheka Photography captured exactly what we had in mind, if not more.

    Pareet went above and beyond: he was up at the crack of dawn assessing the setting and surroundings, knowing exactly what was needed to deliver amazing photos. Our photo shoots did not involve posing at all, which we both find quite staged. Pictures came out beautifully candid, incredibly imaginative, and were a lot of fun to shoot.

    We can’t thank Pareet and Cheka Photography enough. Pareet went out of his way to make our lives easier before, during and after the entire wedding process.

    Pareet is definitely a master of his craft and we would highly recommend him!!!!!!!!

    Bansi & Sash
    London UK (Wedding in Diani)
  • There’s creativity and there’s ” We don’t do ordinary”. Amazing photography by Pareet. He puts his heart and soul into the work he does, creating out of the norm pictures and each picture speaks for itself. Kabir and I would definitely recommend him for any type of event. We love all our wedding and Mara photos. From the bottom of our hearts ASANTE SANA/ZIKOMO BOSS!!

    Keep capturing those special unthought moments.

    Roshni & Kabir
    Zimbabwe (Wedding in Nairobi. Shoot in Maasai Mara)
  • Hiren and I would like to Thank you for the amazing photos you took for us for our post wedding shoot. We loved each and every shot! They are all beautifully captured. We can’t wait to blow them up for our new house!

    Pareet (Cheka) is a fantastic, kind, creative and professional photographer! He is very flexible and gets it right, makes you feel comfortable during the photoshoots whatever the occasion capturing every emotion perfectly.

    We LOVE his work and would absolutely recommend him to friends and family. We look forward to doing more fun photoshoots with you in the future.

    Hinal & Hiren
    Nairobi, Kenya (Shoot in Mombasa)
  • From the moment we asked you to shoot our photos, we knew we would be comfortable with you. You have proven to be so creative, imaginative and fun to work with, and so passionate. During the shoot, we completely felt at ease, calm and so relaxed and it has shown in the photos you have taken!! We couldn’t be happier and would love to have the opportunity to take pics with you again!!

    Thanks so so much!! Keep living the dream!!

    Silma & Binit
    London, UK (Shoot in Mombasa)
  • Bhavin and I would like to THANK YOU for capturing our wonderful wedding memories for us so beautifully. We will cherish the photos always!

    We were looking for a photographer who was both contemporary and also fun to work with and with Pareet we got just that! Our guests were so impressed with your easy going nature and patience which I believe is very important when choosing a photographer. Since we were not having a videographer for the wedding, our only hope for capturing these memories was with you and OMG how right we were! We were euphoric when we saw our photos 🙂

    You are a true professional in this field and we will definitely recommend Cheka photo to everyone who is looking for a brilliant photographer!

    The creativity you have displayed with your pictures clearly shows how passionate you are with your work. So simply put – With Pareet and Cheka, you will be getting the right professional for the best photography!

     

    Jilna & Bhavin
    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Thanks a lot Pareet! You captured beautiful shots of our wedding events that we will cherish forever. The pictures are brilliant, it was very difficult for us to choose a few for the slideshow!

    You are committed to excellence and we’d definitely use your services again without a second thought. It was a pleasure getting to know you as an individual. Thanks once again!

    You’re right that you don’t do ordinary. You capture extraordinarily amazing pics.

    Dipali & Himal
    Mombasa, Kenya
  • Currently living in UK made us appreciate our homeland we grew up in so much more, that we decided to capture our kenyan roots for our big day ahead. The best decision we made was choosing Pareet as the photographer. We truly appreciate you taking the time to meet us beforehand to get to know us and understand our vision. Right from the word go, we trusted your capable and professional hands.The result was beyond our wildest dreams and expectations! Your eye to detail and passion for photography is clearly portrayed in the pictures. The album is simply breath taking and unique. If you’re looking for an easy going, creative and friendly personality, Pareet is just who you need! Ash and I have never posed for the camera before, but your imaginative directions made it so easy, fun and delivered such natural, lovely pictures. We are so grateful for all the memories you’ve captured but most importantly, having found a great friend in you!

    Sonam & Ash
    London, UK (Shoot in Mombasa)
  • We picked Pareet as our wedding photographer this summer. As we didn’t know anything about photographers in Mombasa, we had to ask family that lived there to give us recommendations. They suggested Pareet. As soon as we started communicating with Pareet through email, we felt very comfortable with him. He was very professional and took the time to understand our requirements. He asked us relevant questions and even gave us a lot of good advice for our big day. We were insecure about a lot of things for our wedding since we were in the USA and the wedding was being planned in Mombasa but the photographer was one thing we were feeling good about.

    We couldn’t physically meet him until we got there, one week prior to our wedding. The moment we met him, we instantly connected with him. Pareet was very personable, and seemed to know what he was doing, taking his time and asking us questions about what type of pictures we wanted him to take. He was very easy to talk to in terms of what we wanted.

    On the wedding morning, we had planned a photo shoot on the beach right after we got ready but we were running almost an hour behind schedule. Pareet was very flexible and managed to do a photo shoot on the beach after the wedding. He was easy to work with, taking his time to get the right shots of us using the resources and equipment he had. He took absolutely stunning pictures of us and our families. All our wedding guests keep telling us how good our photographer was. He connected with everyone at the wedding and it’s rare to find someone that all the wedding guests compliment. This is a direct quote from of our friends who saw the photos recently – “These are some of the best wedding photos I have ever seen.”

    Pareet was absolutely delightful to work with and we thank him for doing such an awesome job. He is very creative and passionate about his work and it shows in the photos. He is a fantastic photographer and person. Photos are one of the most important part of a wedding and we are extremely happy we found the right photographer. We highly recommend going with Pareet as your photographer, whether it be for your wedding or any special occasion.

     

    Payal & Situl
    USA (Wedding in Mombasa)
  • Having decided to get married in Mombasa, Kenya, we didn’t know what to expect from our wedding team. Pareet of Cheka Photography, exceeded our expectations, provided a professional and friendly service from the first time we met; a service we are truly grateful for! He helped calm both our nerves and captured the rollercoaster of emotions, including all the laughs (and pouts!) throughout the 4 days. His eye for detail and willingness to play with the surroundings is unbelievable; he is a photographic genius! Cheka definitely doesn’t do ordinary! Our photos are exciting, emotional, fun and crazy – we would not have had it any other way!

    Pareet – thank you for all the advice and suggestions you offered whilst we were planning the wedding. We believe we have made a friend in you and look forward to you visiting Bristol soon!

    We’d like to thank you for your fantastic work!

    Priya & Mikil
    Bristol, UK (Wedding in Mombasa)
  • Hiiiii Pareet … just a little note to say massive thank you for making my surprise even more memorable with your amazing creativity…every time we see the pictures we keep going back to them again and again leaving us speechless.. the moment we met and started conversing you made it so comfortable for us from start to the end and we could just be ourselves!!

    Every picture is stunning and more than what we were looking for!! You are an amazing person to work with , easy going, so upbeat and passionate about what you do and that’s clearly seen in our pictures…

    Again thank you so so much for creating a fun filled memorable evening which me and Ankur will cherish for years to come.

    Any crazy photo sessions and you know we will be up for it.

    Trusha & Ankur
    Mombasa, Kenya
  • Qaizer and I wanted to say thank you so so much for being a superstar at our wedding. You were not only a photographer, you were a friend, a support, a coffee buddy, a witness to cake induced tears, panic, happiness and a roller coaster of ups and downs. I remember the first time we spoke and instantly knew you were perfect for us. Thank you for being the best photographer and so much more, the pictures truly capture the happiness we all felt on that day. We wish you, Dipali and the kiddies all the joy in the world and hope your future consists of lots of crazy pictures and less crazy clients 😉 See you in Nairobi soon!

    Yasmin & Qaizer
    Nairobi (Wedding in Mombasa)
  • Pareet I hope this message doesn’t wake you up, but we just had to message you straight away, we have just gone through all the photos and oh boy, what to say ? I have spend the last 3 hours crying, laughing and then crying again (I think Tej at one point was worried he married a crazy person! ). We can’t thank you enough and words really don’t do justice to the gift you gave us!! Each photo tells its own story – of us, our friends and our family and that’s why these photos are probably one of the most precious things we have ever owned. You managed to capture – not just a wedding but actually the beginning of our lives together and our love for each other. You managed to illustrate each moment that’s meaningful in such a way that it evokes such deep feelings, memories. I always said from day one that I don’t care how we get married, what the venue looks like or who does my hair/make up etcccc because these things really don’t mean anything in the long run – BUT what I truly cared about and to be honest was so so worried about – not knowing anyone in kenya – was to have someone I trust and someone who understands US -to document this big, meaningful, once in a life time day and create some memories for us to fall back on. And wow I don’t think I could have asked for anything more… you are a true professional, yet such a kind soul and we wish you only the best and all the recognition you deserve. To us – you will always have such a special place in our heart and we must stay in touch and meet up again soon. We are looking forward to celebrate many more life changing moments with you and Cheka Photography 🙂

    Love, Mel & Tej!

    Melanie & Hartej
    London, UK (Wedding in Mombasa)
  • Thanks Pareet for your professionalism, friendly and easy going attitude and for not only capturing the precious moments but for also being part of them. Thanks for being so amazing once again! Best decision ever made to choose you as our photographer. Lots of love!!

    Rachna & Chirag
    Nairobi, Kenya
  • We chose Cheka Photography as our wedding photographers and we were extremely delighted by the beautiful and unique pictures taken. They managed to capture every minute detail of every occasion and as one of our guests put it – “They look something out of Vogue Magazine”. We will treasure these memories for life and we couldn’t be more pleased in our decision to choose a highly professional, talented and personable photographer.

    Thank you once again to Cheka Photography for this amazing piece of art and we wish you both the best of luck in your career. We are certain that you will succeed in capturing even more special and beautiful moments for many more people.

    Lots of Love,

    Krupali & Miheer
    Nairobi, Kenya. (Wedding in Mombasa)
  • Just wanted to say a big thank you for the amazing photography at our wedding/reception. We are thrilled with how the pictures turned out.

    You guys made the photo shoot so much fun and had us feeling relaxed throughout the whole day. We have so many great memories and love the photos that accompany them. We really appreciate your help in making our wedding such a wonderful day.

    Jessica & Lionel
    London, UK. (Wedding in Mombasa)
  • We strongly recommend Cheka Photography to cover a special event. Pareet is very professional and reliable. He took the time to listen and understand what we wanted. We ended up having fantastic pictures. Cheka Photography exceeded our expectations!

    Geraldine & Andrew
    Nairobi, Kenya. (Wedding in Mombasa)
  • When planning a wedding its a lot of stress and a lot of trying to keep within a bugdet; but one thing I learnt is never compromise on the memories you will hold on to forever, which are the photos you will get. You want to look at them and think the photos really grasped every ounce of emotion and love on your wedding day and that was our experience with Pareet – he gave us everything we were looking for on our pictures and we could not be happier with the outcome. Working with Pareet was a great experience, not only was it easy to work with him but he goes the extra mile. Thank you!

    Deborah & Ian
    Switzerland (Wedding in Mombasa)
  • Fortunately, we found Pareet. From the first contact with him, everything was so easy. He is really professional, replies quickly and is very targeted. He made our day very special and created extraordinary photos. He has keen eye for details and did an incredible job. We really recommend him. Thanks for the gorgeous visual memories you gave us.

    Stefanie & Sebastian
    Germany (Wedding in Diani)
  • You and your lovely wife are masters of your craft and so easy to work with. You took the time to find out exactly what we wanted, combined our ideas with your own great skill and have produced memories that we will treasure forever. We are blown away and can’t thank you enough!

    Alakie & David
    Kenya & UK (Wedding in Shanzu)