As an Asian Wedding Photographer in London, my style is of documentary wedding photography, also sometimes referred to as reportage wedding photography. I put the bride, groom, their family and friends at ease and follow the wedding, unobtrusively photographing those special moments as they happen.
I have chosen this week’s “Why do I Love this Photograph?” from Ekta and Neeraj’s gujarati wedding ceremony last summer. The wedding was held in the Great Room in Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London. Neeraj was escorted to the mandap where prayers were offered to Lord Ganesh. This was followed by Ekta’s grand entrance, accompanied by her maternal uncles in a ceremony know as Kanya Agaman. As Ekta approached, a screen known as Antarpari was kept in front of Neeraj, separating him from his beautiful bride. The picture of this week was taken when this screen was lowered and Neeraj saw his bride in her wedding outfit. When this happened, everyone burst into joyful laughter as they witnessed Neeraj’s reaction.