Entries by Sephi Bergerson

Better Photography Magazine Interview

An interview with Sephi Bergerson about wedding photojournalism in India. Better Photography Magazine, January 2011 Sephi Bergerson’s photographs make one experience a rush of emotions that help you relive weddings. Though he has 20 years of photographic experience, Sephi’s interest in wedding photography began only three years ago, when he started working on his book […]

A few new publications

I’ve been out of internet connection at the office in the last couple of months ever since we moved to Goa. I now have a big of back log of things to post and I will try to catch up on this soon. I’ve been traveling quite a bit in the last few months and […]

Aditi & Aditya

Adits and Aditya’s wedding in Jaipur was quite a spectacle 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 really felt like coming to a photographer’s Disneyland. The palace garden was beautifully decorated, the […]

Kevin & Jeannine

It was not what you would call a beach wedding in Goa, but we did make it to the beach of course! Right after the church wedding – which was my first Roman Catholic wedding, believe it or not – and before the reception at the Taj Exotica in south Goa. Jeannine wanted pictures on the […]

Beth & Prachish

I did my homework Before heading out to Fateh Garh for Beth and Prachish’s wedding. I got on the website and looked at images of other destination weddings at this incredible heritage fort  in Udaipur, so that I know what to expect, yet I was totally unprepared. I thought I would find a lavish set-up […]

Mathew & Shilpa

What is a Syrian Christian wedding in Kerala, and why is it unique? A few months ago I photographed a wedding in south India and wrote a post about it, explaining who the Kerala Christians are, and a bit about the wedding traditions of this culture. Mathew and Shilpa, who got married in Trivandrum a […]

Madhu & Mirek

A dream wedding at the lake palace in Udaipur is really something that will make almost anyone rub his eyes in disbelief, especially if this person has never been to India before. The winter months in Udaipur are warm and sunny, and there are very few places in India that offer such an amazing experience for […]

Sonejuhi & Aaron

Neemrana fort is probably one of the first locations that comes to mind when planning a palace wedding in India. It is indeed an ideal location for a grand ceremony, and a wedding photographer’s heaven. I’ve been super busy in the last month and haven’t posted in a long time, so a good way to […]

A blessing to the newly wed couple

Hijras are members of what is usually considered in India as ‘the third sex’ – neither man nor women. The hijras usually show up at weddings and at the birth of male babies, to perform religious ceremonies intended to bring good luck and fertility. These ‘ceremonies’ involve music, singing, and sexually suggestive dancing, and although […]

Aashti & Zahid

Taking pictures at a Muslim wedding could be a tricky thing. Not like the traditional Indian weddings that could take hours, the Muslim wedding itself takes only a minute as the couple sign the Nikahnama separately, and that’s it! By the time I finished photographing the bride, the bridegroom had already singed the Nikahnama in another […]

Our Big Fat Indian Album – Marie Claire Magazine, October 2009

No other country can compare with ours when it comes to sheer variety of wedding rituals. Religious, social and cultural, here’s a slice of Indian wedding pomp and splendour. Photographs by Sephi Bergerson. Text by Priyamvada Kowshik for Marie Clair (India, October 2009) The sights and smells, noise and fervour, pomp and grandeur, rites and […]

Varshini & Alex

Kerala, God’s own country, is a favorite destination for a beach wedding, but a traditional Kerala wedding of the Syrian Christian church is something very different than what most people that come to Kerala had ever seen. Varshini and Alex, or as everyone calls him; Mithun, had a Syrian Christian wedding in Coimbatore, not far […]

Dhilip & Nalini

A south Indian wedding at the holy city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, is indeed a unique experience. Madurai is the home of the historic Hindu temple Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple or Meenakshi Amman Temple. I am not really a ‘temple’ person, but I must admit that this temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva (in the form of Sundareswarar or Beautiful Lord) and his consort, Goddess Parvati (in the form of Meenakshi) is […]

10 Of My Favourite Wedding Pictures So Far

When I began my journey with wedding photography in India it was to become a book exploring the various traditions of Indian weddings. Traveling the length and breadth of India for the book, I was searching out differences and similarities in Indian wedding traditions, while trying to find a single theme that could explain the […]