An Indian wedding photographer has more than a challenging task. The ceremonies, customs and rituals of a wedding require paying attention to all the little details without missing the major events. The whole celebration is as unpredictable as it’s fascinating!
If you’re about to shoot an Indian wedding, one of the first things you need to take into account is:
Getting to Know the Couple
Although they might not know each other very well, it is worth your effort to try and spend a little time with them before the ceremony. They’ve probably got in mind a few expectations or an image of plan shots, and when they see you’re interested in their vision you’ll get them in their comfort zone.
Frankly, things don’t always happen as planned. You may end up taking most of the couple shots on the go. Once they’re taken into the strictness of the wedding, don’t expect them to bother posing for you. A clever thing that’s worth considering is taking the shots before the actual wedding.
You’ll be surprised how many close relatives there will be even at a “small” Indian wedding, all of them helplessly wanting to be in proximity of the young couple. Another thing that you might need to consider before the beginning is asking the couple to nominate just one family member, who will help you with everything and especially handling the crowd of guests.
The Indian wedding deserves attention! This unique event can be arresting not only for those who will take part in it. Spending time with the family and asking them about the specifics of the whole thing will help you comprehend the importance of some certain moments before others.
Barat is decking up the groom in finery while being on a horse, or even on an elephant. This procession includes dancing to a live band by the Groom’s friends.
Another significant moment is the Mangal-Sutra. That is the Indian ring equivalent, which here is a golden locket tied around the Bride’s neck by the Groom.The exchanging of the vows in India is called Pheras and happens in front of the holy fire, around which the couple go seven times while holding hands.
Indian weddings are more like a colourful carnival, so you can freely choose between the many frames. But after the whole bustle, don’t forget to have a little fun!