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’s  festivities and events was Stephen Hew. After the morning ceremony and lunch for the guests,  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.

Formal portrait of bride and groomExterior photo of Fremont Newark Hilton Hoteljewelry and flowers adorn the brideThe groom waiting for the ceremony to beginGuest at the Hindu wedding ceremonyGroom enters the hotel to begin the swing ceremonybride and groom sitting during swing ceremonyFamily members help during the swing ceremony of Indian weddingMusic is played during the outdoor cereonyPhoto of colorful sari worn by guests.Bride and groom under 4 pillar mandapCouple share a special moment during the ceremonyPhoto of young guest taking a photo with an iPhoneBride and groom greet wedding day guestsHenna skin decorations and gold jewelery adorn the brideThe wedding ringsPhoto of flowers on table for evening receptionPhoto with bride and groom in the Hotel reception areaAmazing colors set the tone for the dayFamily portrait taken on the Hilton Hotel stairsWide angle photo of the reception siteBride chats with guest at the receptionPhoto of bride and groom during their first dance as husband and wife.Wedding guests get down and funky during the receptionA toast to the bride and groom with friends

The days amazing flowers and decorations were done by Floral Creations By Nasreen.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Jennifer - Rhode Island

    Such unique images! I love your wedding photography! I’m sure your client is thrilled with these, I know I would be!

  2. Cory Knowlton

    Very nice shots. I love Indian weddings. Great colors and captures!

  3. Paul Wedding Photography

    The colours are just fantastic… captured it great. I love the colours.. the ring shots are excellent!

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