There aren’t many opportunities a photographer gets to shoot the same assignment/wedding with a fellow photographer who’s work he/she regards. This was the case with this out-of-this-world palace wedding in Jaipur when Andrew Adams came to shoot with me. We covered the wedding as a team and while I focused more on the couple and the main event Andrew had a chance to walk around and cover the decoration and the interactions among the guests. It was good to know that whatever I miss will surely be captured by Andrew, and it was a wonderful opportunity for both of us to see where and how our style is different. When the subject stays the same it is only the point of view that changes.
The wedding itself was simply amazing and the venues were most probably the most beautifully decorated I have ever seen. When we arrived for the Mehendi event at the Jai Mahal Palace on the first morning, it was already obvious that it would be impossible to showcase the entire wedding in one blog post as there was so much to show. It was like coming to a photographer’s Disneyland. The palace garden was beautifully decorated, the local Rajasthani folk dancers were captivating. Indian traditional musicians playing Rajasthani tunes to the delight of the guests who happily cooperated and presented a serious competition to the professional dancers. Even a couple of elephants were there for the enjoyment of the guests who wanted to take a short ride while others were enjoying the delicacies served in the shade of the colorful Shamiana tents. What a delight.
The evening Sangeet party was even more impressive with a colorful lighting and live performance at the Sisodia Rani Gardens outside of Jaipur but this was only the appetizer for the actual wedding to take place the day after at no other place but Jaipur City Palace! This will have to wait for the next post so make sure to follow up . .
To be continued . .