During my vacation in India I actually found the time to shoot a wedding. I tagged along with a talanted weddingphotographer from Goa – Sunny Pariani. It was a demanding task as everything was totally new to me! Very very exiting! I am so glad I got to do this as I now know some of the indian ways and traditions in weddings! The lovely bride was in my eyes one of the most gorgeous brides ever! The indian weddings are nothing like ours. They usually have ceremonies for 2 or 3 days. I was only there for the main event so I missed all the cool hennatatooing and stuff. But there were still so many things to shoot. The bride and groom have their own photographers. At first I thought that was a bit strange but after a while I understood it very well. The bride and groom were at different locations and didnt hook up until the evning when the weddingceremony was held.
So we hooked up with the bride at the Royal Orchid hotel were she had a ceremony. They worshiped Ganesh and had fire indoors!!! I was wondering when the sprinkler system of the hotel would go off….. but I guess they had it temporarily switched off! 😉 I met some really nice people there and I was envited by some of them to come and hang out with them in Bombay! 🙂
Later on we drove off to the hotel were the weddingceremony was held – my goooosh – no expenses were saved! It was like a dream. I am used to try to not be seen at all during weddings (wich is not very easy beeing almost 6 feet tall and all) so here I was surprised at how much the photographers were allowed to be everywere! I shot in my usual style…. walking up on the podium for a few seconds just to step down as quickly as I could but after a while when people had almost pushed me up there I got used to it! But i still kept in the background – after all – I was only the second shooter this time!
I love R´s expression in this one! Priceless! He must be used to these traditions but his expression is the same as mine probably would have been if someone had held up a cloth between me and my future husband in the middle of the ceremony… Eeeehhh whaat?
Well the party just got started when I left! Sunny was very ill this day and by this time he had started to shiver from high fever so we left and his brother shot the rest of the night! Thankyou Sunny and everyone in the weddingparty! I had a great time!