One thing I love about my job is the new things I get to experience. There are so many other traditions out there that I would love to learn about, be a part of, and capture. When Stephanie contacted me about photographing her and Max's wedding and told me that they were going to have a traditional Sikh wedding, I was beyond nervous but SO excited. For the next year I did a lot of research, and read up on all the smaller traditional things that took place during the three days of festivities.
When I sat down with the groom's sister to go over the "schedule" of festivities, I am sure I looked like a deer in headlights. There was so much involved and all my reading hadn't fully prepared me for it all. I spent the next week doing more reading and prepping. I wanted to go into this as prepared as I could be.
I wish someone had warned me about the food though. Oh good lordy, there was SO MUCH FOOD. It was so good! The family was so incredibly welcoming and made sure that I stayed full all day. As I was leaving my first day, I was stopped numerous times by people telling me to be sure to eat before I left. I don't think I could have fit any more food into my belly at that point!
Oh the colors! Everything was so colorful and bright! I LOVE it! Stephanie's dress was designed by family, and then made my an Indian seamstress in India. It was utterly breathtaking and was absolutely perfect for her.
Thank you Max and Stephanie for allowing me to capture your special day! It was a joy and I am still so humbled with how welcoming your families were!
Henna Tattoo Artist: Mendhi Henna