Indian weddings have always been a surreal experience for photographers. Even before I had the opportunity to photograph a wedding, I would look at pictures of other wedding photographers and immediately be immersed in the vivid colours swirled with vibrant emotions. I was excited to shoot my first Indian wedding, and was lucky to have the opportunity to shoot one in India. I’d never visited the country, and as my friends know, I don’t usually do any research on my travels prior to the plane ride. But, I had heard that it was named the city of lakes. That title was enough for me to get excited with no prior expectation. The food, the warmth and humbleness of the people there, surrounded by the palaces just welcomed magic. Christophe Viseux, the infamous international wedding photographer shooting weddings mostly in Africa and India knew I’d been drooling over India for some time now. So when he offered I join, I think I died and went to heaven.

A heaven of palaces on lakes, stone elephants with real men sitting on them, great marching bands playing for the newlyweds, and some donkeys and elephants randomly crossing the streets as we were. I was smiling throughout the whole trip. Tania and Robin, the bride and groom, had decorated several locations for the multiple events that entertained family and friends coming from all over the world. Each location was more amazing and picturesque than the other. As the celebrations began with the Mehndi and Sangeet, I realised that the beautiful events weren’t only great on camera. But they were spectacular to experience. To see how the bride and grooms family, who’d mostly had met only on the week of the wedding, would share the same emotions of happiness and joy for their loved ones was beautiful to say the least. As with any Indian event, party all day, party all night.

Thank you Tania and Robin for having me joint your wedding. The story of how you met, is truly my favourite happily ever after. Lots of love, Tasneem                      

wedding-photographer-udaipur
vote
39 votes
wedding-photographer-udaipur-12
vote
21 votes
wedding-photographer-udaipur-11
vote
50 votes
wedding-photographer-udaipur-7
vote
30 votes
wedding-photographer-udaipur-4
vote
26 votes
mehndi bride and groom in Udaipur India-15
vote
41 votes
mehndi bride henna
vote
27 votes
mehndi guests dancing in Udaipur
vote
43 votes
Udaipur wedding
vote
26 votes
udaipur-wedding-photography-5
vote
42 votes
mehndi bride and groom in Udaipur India-14
vote
46 votes
mehndi bride and groom in Udaipur India-13
vote
24 votes
mehndi bride and groom in Udaipur India-11
vote
39 votes
mehndi bride and groom in Udaipur India-7
vote
22 votes
mehndi bride and groom in Udaipur India-9
vote
24 votes
Indian-Sangeet-11
vote
25 votes
Indian-Sangeet-12
vote
48 votes
Indian-Sangeet
vote
46 votes
mehndi bride and groom in Udaipur India-4
vote
25 votes
mehndi bride and groom in Udaipur India-5
vote
45 votes
Indian-Sangeet-10
vote
32 votes
Indian-Sangeet-9
vote
25 votes
indian_wedding
vote
45 votes
indian_wedding-5
vote
52 votes
indian_wedding-3
vote
32 votes
baraat-1
vote
54 votes
baraat-2
vote
50 votes
baraat-7
vote
24 votes
baraat-9
vote
24 votes
baraat
vote
31 votes

0 commentsAdd comment