“And So Our Adventure Begins”
As a wedding photographer, nothing is more rewarding than seeing two people in love exchange vows and declare their commitment to each other—and capturing it all on film. The bride wore a traditional blue and red Hindu wedding dress, she looked stunning, with vibrant colors that added a cultural flair. She was adorned in intricately designed henna tattoos on her hands and feet. It was truly a sight to behold! The ceremony was filled with excitement as everyone celebrated and embraced the couple with joy. Her friends and family surrounded her in their colorful and beautiful attire, creating a truly unique atmosphere. The groom looked handsome wearing traditional Hindu garments and wedding day accessories, and the newlyweds were beaming with love for one another. As the ceremony carried on, centuries-old rituals were performed in which the newly-weds tied their garments together, symbolizing the strong bond they now share. As stunningly romantic as this scene was, however, it marked just the beginning of many moments that made up this special day—a day that went on to become one of my favorite weddings to photograph. As the wedding photographer, it was an honor to capture these precious memories for the couple. With each moment I photographed I felt like I was capturing something truly magical between two people in love that will last forever.
Coordinator: Hearts and Honey DO Events
Wedding Venue: The French State
Ceremony location: Radha Raman Vedic Temple
DJ: Black Tie Events
Rehearsal Dinner: Everest Restaurant
Getting ready: Worldmark Dolphin’s Cove
Catering: Orange County Catering
Priest: Dr. Shukavak Dasa
Cake: Creative Cakes OC
My day begun at 7am with the Bride getting ready in her bridal suite at The Worldmark Dolphins Cove Hotel in Anaheim. This is a little bit early for me, but certainly not the first. I arrived to find Ameeta getting her hair and makeup being done, while in the company of her mom & bridesmaids. As you can see she looks stunning in a colorful traditional Indian Wedding dress. It is absolutely beautiful!!
There are so many preparation being performed with all hands on the bride crafting and forming her to look absolutely perfect on her “Best Day Ever”.
I love this & B&W photo of the bride. It was carefully crated with an off camera light illuminating the back side of her give light and shape a 3 dimensional look. I think it adds an element of intrigue while portraying the bride very elegantly and artistically.
Here’s Sean, aka the groom waiting for the ceremony festivities and rituals to begin. As is usually the case, this groom was very chill!
Here the Bride is taking a break from the various details being fixed on her attire, she pauses for a moment to rest these beautiful Hannah tattooed hands on her lap. They are such an artistic expression of her culture. I immediately take quick action by grabbing a couple of frames. I love this photo so much I would consider making a large art print and proudly hanging it on the walls of my home.
Ameeta & Sean have their first look. With the sun rays fully beaming everywhere, I photographed them on the only small area of shade available which was at the entrance of the temple. First Looks are so iconic and beautiful which I highly recommend to all my couples. Ameeta & Sean had 2 “First Looks”, one with a Traditional Indian Wedding dress and a second one with a more traditional white wedding gown. I will show pictures of that on Part 2 of this blog post.
Following some initial rituals performed at the doorway to the temple, Sean and his parents make their grand entrance into the temple. They are greeted and welcomed by the bride’s family.
At this time, the bride makes her grand entrance with hugs from mom and dad followed by the presentation of a special necklace.
With this ring….
Finally the ceremony ends with the groom stealing a full-on kiss he was not supposed to be doing. The priest corrects him to a more proper small peck on her cheek.
Join me on the next post as I post more photos from their reception at the French Estate in part 2 of this wedding .