It's true. I am totally blown away by the experience of shooting my first Hindu Ceremony.
The wedding of Hetal and Dzuy was on Friday so these are literally just a handful of images because I'm desperate to edit them all but can't due to the many other edits that I must complete first.
I was recommended to Hetal's cousin and I am very grateful that Hetal trusted me to photograph her wedding as she knew I hadn't experienced a Hindu Ceremony before. The wedding began for me on Wednesday evening when I photographed some of the Mehndi ceremony. Below you see the artist, Bhavna Patel of b-exquisite writing the groom's name in henna as part of the design.
After this ceremony Hetal and Dzuy changed into traditional Indian costumes - Hetal's saree was beautiful and I was fascinated to watch her transformation for the Hindu Ceremony. The ceremony is full of rituals - here are images that capture details of the Varmala and Saptapadi.
After the ceremony I asked Hetal if I could take some bridal portraits of her because she looked incredible.
I am shooting another Hindu Ceremony on Saturday at Hampton Court Palace and I really can't wait.
Thank you Hetal and Dzuy for trusting me with this special day - I look forward to sharing the rest of the images with you soon.
And thank you to all of the family and friends who were just incredibly friendly and welcoming.