A number of years ago I received a phone call from a client who was looking for an Asian wedding photographer. Since then it has been what I can only describe as a fantastic journey which I thoroughly enjoy. While I also enjoy photographing other weddings, Asian weddings are very special to me and always will be.
I have met some amazing people along the way and to put things into perspective, I have recently completed my eleventh shoot for a single family. Three weddings, pre wedding shoots, civil and religious ceremonies, then of course the babies that arrived! To top it all, I was recently booked for a fourth wedding by the same family. I put everything into what I do and combined with the fact that I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else, this enables me to keep on pushing and producing work which thrills my clients. I receive a substantial amount of work from referrals and repeat bookings from the same families.
Some great memories I have include shooting my first Hindu wedding years ago. Seventeen hours long and my body didn’t know what hit it. The mind was still absolutely buzzing at the end, but the feet were not! A couple of flights in a helicopter with the bride and groom after a Sikh wedding last year are definitely up there as well.
Be it a Muslim Nikka ceremony in a Mosque or outdoors in the middle of summer, the multitude of amazing Hindu and Sikh pre-wedding and wedding day ceremonies, the sometimes wild reception parties, the amazing colours and outfits my clients wear, listening to the great advice often imparted during the ceremonies – all gives me tremendous pleasure capturing these precious moments for my clients. Did I mention food? How can I forget! One thing is for certain, I have never ever been close to being even remotely hungry at an Asian wedding. I really do appreciate the kindness, generosity and amazing hospitality afforded to me by my clients and their families.
I have a deep understanding of the subtleties of photographing Asian weddings as well as fusion weddings, and pre-wedding ceremonies and festivities.