As a Nottingham Asian wedding photographer, I like to approach Asian weddings differently to most photographers. I take on a documentary approach to all my wedding photography and I don’t change that for Indian weddings. I capture natural candid imagery, rather than traditional posed portraits. I understand that traditionally Asian families, perhaps more than others, love their posed family photos, and I will try to please them with a few. However the main focus of my style is to capture the true essence of the day and all the raw emotions that take place during the wedding day. I don’t do “everyone look at the camera for me” photos. I look for the connection between the couple, their family and their guests and try to capture the genuine moments.
I photographed Tarina and Kishan’s engagement photos a couple of months previously. That was a great exercise not only in getting them to know me and how I work, but also to teach them how to relax around me and my camera. It worked perfectly, as they were both so relaxed with me on their wedding day, they even kept telling their guests to ignore me and stop asking me for posed portraits! It was fantastic.
The couple were married at Leicester register office, followed by their Saagi Ceremony the Thurmaston community centre. This was Tarina and Kishan’s civil marriage ceremony. Their Indian wedding ceremony will take place next month at Colwick Hall and another blog post will follow about that event.
Here are a few photos from their day…