Hindu Wedding Photography
Typically, you would require me for approx 12hrs, for example, 9am to 9pm. I would usually start the shoot at the Bridal Suite in the morning, then prepare for the Jaan Arrival of the Groom & Family. After the arrival, cover guests arriving, and the Hindu wedding Ceremony in Full. Once family group shot are done under the Mandap, its off to do the all important Couples Photo-shoot. Quick break, refresh, charge batteries and onto the reception.. Cover the Decor, guest arrival, Bride/Groom entrance, cake cutting, family shots, speeches, performances, first dance...right up to a good portion of the guests dancing when the DJ opens the floor to everyone. At this stage, its time to leave while everyone drinks and celebrates the night away with the happy couple. Of course, if you needed me to stay longer, it can be discussed in your consultation.
Sikh Wedding Photography
Usually, at Sikh weddings, I am required for approx 12-14hrs and requires a bit more travelling, either starting at the Bride or the Groom house in the morning, for getting ready preparations, then off to the Gurdwara, where I cover the Groom arrival, Milini Ceremony, Langar, the Wedding Ceremony and Shagan ceremony at the end. An important Photo-shoot with Bride/Groom in a nearby location, then off to do the Doli at the bride house. Once the emotional farewells are done, its off to the Reception, to get the decor shots done, guest arrivals, Bride/Groom entrance, cake cutting, first dance, speeches and general dancing. Depending on how the family structures the day, the Doli may very well take place after the reception, and then off to the Groom house for the final part of the day. A very long day indeed, Hard Work !... but I love my job.
Pakistani Wedding Photography
With Pakistani weddings, typically I am required for about 6 to 8hrs in the day, but on multiple days. These days tend to cover the Mehndi, Wedding and Walima events. Usually, when arriving, I would do a bridal/groom shoot before the event, guest arrival & decor coverage, entrances, performances, lots of stage shots with friend and family, cake cutting, lots more stage shots, and anything else the families have planned. Sometimes, Muslim Weddings may not have much in terms of entertainment, so I tend to focus more on the atmosphere and families and even set up a back drop for portrait shots if needed, just to get variation.