Indian wedding photography in Birmingham (Jodie + Sachin – part 1)

May 20, 2011

This is the first wedding I’ve ever had to blog in two parts. It’s HUGE. It was probably the most exhausting day at work ever but without a shadow of a doubt I can say it was one of my absolute favourite days at work ever and will always hold a really special place in my heart as the first Indian wedding I shot.

I met Jodie and Sachin through some mutual friends (oddly enough theirs was the first wedding I ever shot and we’ve stayed friends ever since). Indian culture and bold colour are two things very high on my ‘I love’ list so I had been desperate to photograph an Indian wedding for some time, so when Jodie told me they were planning a civil ceremony in the morning followed by an Indian ceremony in the afternoon I did actually do a little dance.

For their engagement shoot, I photographed their Indian engagement celebrations (see this here) so I got a small taster of what the wedding would be like some time before it happened, and this really did fuel my excitement about the big day even more as it was an absolute joy to photograph.

The day itself was just incredible. I won’t go too much into the Indian celebrations in this post as they will have their very own blog post but it was absolutely out of this world. The whole day was so exciting, chaotic, joyful, vibrant and blissfully happy – Jodie and Sachin are fantastic people with a great sense of humour, and are so much fun to spend time with. Throughout the whole day they were calm, funny, flexible, and relaxed, particularly considering how many demands there were on them squashing SO much into one day. I had been quite nervous about shooting an Indian wedding for the first time, but I can’t think of two people with whom I’d rather have done this, they made it an absolute pleasure from start to finish. Considering it was such a huge celebration, with so many guests and so much going on, I was so impressed at how relaxed they managed to make it all.

The whole day was held at Edgbaston Cricket Ground and we had glorious sunshine the whole day long. Jodie drove herself to the wedding in her own car, and looked breathtaking. Her western outfit was beautiful – an oyster lace dress with red flowers to tie in with the Indian wedding colour scheme, and a cute little feathered bolero. Sachin looked really dashing – I loved his braces, socks and brogues. As soon as the guests arrived I had immediate sari envy – the colours were amazing. I also love photographing kids and I can safely say that the kids at this wedding were some of the cutest I have ever come across, with bags of character and very cheeky chops!

After the ceremony we hopped in the car and headed over to Cannon Hill Park for some couple pictures and a bit of a breather before heading back to the cricket ground for part two

See here for Part 2 of Jodie and Sachin’s wedding!

14 Comments

  1. Greg

    Awesome (as usual) Anna!

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  2. Eve

    Anna, blown away, these images are awesome x groom looks like someone famous?? art malik? ! x

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  3. Kirsten

    Stunning!!!! I adore the bride’s dress. Wonderful shape and colour.

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  4. Caroline

    Anna!!!!!! These are mind-blowingly AMAZING!!!!! Love Love Love! Can’t wait to see part 2!!!!!

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  5. Naomi Kenton

    These are gorgeous photos! What a beautiful bride too, I love these!

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  6. shelly

    Ahhh lovely. Got some great emotive shots there girl. Pretty awesome stuff! x

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  7. Lisa

    Wow!
    These are just gorgeous and I still have another blog post to read.
    Amazing photos πŸ™‚

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  8. Chloe

    I love you. These photos are beautiful, like a work of art. You’re really an artist, Anna. I think you’re amazing. x

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  9. Anna Clarke

    Anna – you’re DA BOMB! Sorry to use such a cruddy phrase, but you really are πŸ™‚ Beautiful work xx

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  10. Denise

    Excuse the cricketing pun – I am bowled over!

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  11. Katy Lunsford

    Amazing… beautiful images and storytelling. I’d love to know how many photos you took, and how long it took you to edit them! x

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  12. Toni Darcy

    OMG!!!…Absolutely FANTASTIC Anna!!!…Wowzers!

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  13. Geoffrey Guiher

    Nice post. I continuously check this blog and I am impressed!

    Reply

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