Sometimes you will photograph the wedding of a couple who has flown across the county to be married in the Napa Valley or on the Monterey coast, and you will meet that couple in person for the very first time on the day of their wedding. Other times as with Priya and Santosh you are involved in the cultural traditions leading up to their wedding day.
My first day of capturing Priya and Santosh’s wedding journey started in June when I flew back to the San Francisco Bay Area from British Columbia, Canada to photograph their engagement ceremony at Priya’s parents home. Later that month it was over to San Francisco and Lands End to do their engagement photos which would be included in their guest signing book. Two days before their September wedding I was once again back at the family home with guests, family, and friends for the Mehndi party for henna skin decorations.
Coverage of their wedding day started bright and early at 7am as Priya and Santosh got ready for the morning ceremony at the Fremont – Newark Hilton Hotel. Helping me cover all the morning’sÂ festivities and events was Stephen Hew. After the morning ceremony and lunch for the guests,Â their was a break in the day’s coverage which I used to head home and down load the morning’s images for a slide show that the guests could view before the evening reception. Joining me to cover the evening’s events was Matt Kim. At 11pm that evening my coverage of Priya and Santosh’s wedding journey was over. It was great getting to know them and capturing their journey. Thank you Priya and Santosh.
The days amazing flowers and decorations were done by Floral Creations By Nasreen.