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A Muslim Wedding at the Leela Palace Udaipur – Vidiya & Rezaul

The lavish Muslim wedding of this Bangladeshi couple, took place at the amazing Leela Palace hotel in Udaipur over three days of great celebration. Vidiya and Rezaul have known each other since Vidiya was a young girl in the Bangladesh capital of Dakha. They have lived in the same country on and off, but have also […]

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Celebrity Wedding Photography – Bangalore

Singer Benny Dayal and model-actress Catherine Thangam’s wedding in Bangalore was possibly the most down to earth celebrity wedding one can imagine. Not that I covered so many celebrity weddings, but we all have our preconceptions, and so did I. However, I must say I was pleasantly surprised to meet Benny and Cathy, and see how chilled […]

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Delhi Wedding at The Rits | Suyash & Rachita

My first wedding in Delhi after almost four years was quite a riot. Delhi weddings are usually in the winter, and the city is just too cold for me in January. Call me spoiled, but Delhi winter is too brutal for me so I practically avoided weddings in Delhi for a while. After so many years, it was really […]

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Shooting and editing an Indian Wedding entirely on the iPhone

It has been a dream of mine for a long time, to shoot a complete Indian wedding only on the iPhone. The problem till now was not only the technological limitations of the previous iPhone models, which could be a separate discussion all together, as some of those still remain, but also, and mostly, finding […]

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Destination Wedding at Park Hyatt Goa – Raahil & Pia (Part 1)

The season is back in Goa and the weather is great again. Time for the first destination wedding of the season, and this one is one of those weddings that one posts is not enough to cover. Planning a destination wedding in Goa could go both ways. You might opt for a simple beach party, or […]

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Mumbai Wedding Photography | Amira & Robin at Taj Lands End

Amira and Robin’s wedding in Mumbai was celebrated at Taj Lands End in Bandra and was one of the happiest weddings I can remember. Not that weddings are not usually a happy event, but some are just more emotional than others. Maybe because it is so close to home, and maybe because these tow families are […]

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A Muslim Wedding in Kerala | Nawas & Fathima

Muslim weddings are not easy to photograph. I can tell you that for sure. I mean, if you are a muslim than this might sounds strange, after all a wedding is a wedding. However, if you are used to all the music, alcohol, and party atmosphere usually associated with Indian weddings than you are up […]

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A TamBrahm Wedding in Mahabalipuram

The very first wedding I ever photographed in India was a TamBrahm, or in its full name; a Tamil Brahmin wedding. This was back at the end of 2007 when I started working on my book on Indian weddings. I had no idea what I was going to see. I had no clue the wedding […]

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A Wedding in Goa – Clayton & Ann

If you are planing a church wedding in Goa there are quite a few places to hold the ceremony. There is a small chapel at the top of a hill which remains locked most of the time. Nevertheless, it is worth coming up here for a spectacular view of the Salcette countryside in general and the town of […]

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Indian Wedding Traditions | Tulsi Vivah

Some Indian wedding traditions can be very strange to an outsider. I have been here for a while and have experienced some of them but there is always a new experience. I have heard of the marriage of the Tulsi plant in Goa but this is the first time I actually made the time to […]

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Dawoodi Bhora Muslim Mass Wedding in Mumbai

When I started working on my book on Indian weddings I had a very thin knowledge, if at all, about Indian wedding traditions. There was a notion of an idea but I could not have even imagined where this journey would take me. One of the most surprising things that I learned about Indian weddings […]

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A Buddhist Wedding in Ladakh

Of all the Indian wedding traditions I have covered in the last few years, the Buddhist wedding in Ladakh was definitely one of the most interesting ones, and is featured in my upcoming book ‘Behind The Indian Veil – A Journey Through Weddings in India’ that will be published soon. Ladakh weddings are not the regular Indian […]

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A Roman Catholic Church Wedding in Goa

When one thinks of a wedding in Goa it is very likely that the first thing that comes to mind would be a beach wedding somewhere under the coconut trees, and while many people do come to Goa for a destination wedding on the beach, some people actually live in Goa and don’t need to […]

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Goa Wedding Photographer – A Roman Catholic Wedding

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 […]

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A Syrian Christian wedding in Kerala

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 […]

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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 […]

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MUSLIM WEDDING IN DELHI

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 […]

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A Kerala Syrian Christian wedding

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 […]

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A south Indian wedding in Madurai

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 […]

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A Telugu Wedding in Visag

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 […]