Only 3 weeks ago I received a message asking me to photograph a 3 day Asian wedding at Saffron, Manchester over Easter weekend. I was absolutely delighted! My style of natural and relaxed photography doesn’t usually match the style of photography Asian couples are after. Going with tradition, the bride, groom and guests at Asian weddings usually spend hours posing for group photos on a very nicely dressed stage. I found it a breath of fresh air that the family of bride were keen to have their daughters wedding captured from a fly-on-the-wall point of view having lots of photos taken in a creative way without anyone really knowing I was there. That was right up my street! Now, all the hundreds of traditional group shots were still going to happen because that is expected, but a second photographer dedicated to doing these shots freed me up for the 3 days to do what I do best.
The colours of the dresses and decorations are what make Asian weddings stand out, and I tried to feature this in my photos. However my favourite photo of the day is the ladies all bundled together in the freezing cold in black and white; this photo wasn’t about the colours. We all ventured into the freezing cold wind to wait for the groom to arrive, he was delayed. We waited and waited and become colder and colder. The shot of the ladies huddled together reminds me of penguins huddled together in the Antarctic keeping warm – one shot capturing the story of that part of the wedding day.
I took over 5000 photos throughout the 3 days, it’s going to take me a while to cull and edit them. But for now, I wanted to post a few photos that caught my eye whilst looking through.
If you are getting married and are interested in hiring me for your wedding, I would love to hear from you and all about your wedding plans. Please get in touch.