… So now that you’ve seen Part 1, the morning of Jodie and Sachin’s wedding day, it’s on to Part 2, the afternoon, my first ever Indian wedding and my absolute favourite part of the day!
Well what can I say…. an explosion of colour, energy, chaos, love, sound and drama. It was without a doubt the most exciting and exhilarating day’s photography ever. I’d never photographed an Indian wedding before so I’ll be honest, I was so nervous about making sure I did it justice. It was certainly a baptism of fire – a really long ceremony with so many different rituals and traditions, dancing, a huge and very dramatically lit room, a horse, incredible dhol drummers, hypnotic scents, fire, 250 people and a LOT of coconuts. It was total sensory overload and I absolutely loved it. The drama of the day was almost overwhelming at times – there were lots of times when adrenaline really coursed through me and made me well up. I have never taken even nearly so many photographs in one day.
The day was completely focused on family and Jodie and Sachin’s nearest and dearest and it was clear to see how incredibly close they all are and how much they mean to each other. There was so much laughter and fun the whole day through. As for Jodie and Sachin themselves, I think you can see from the way they look at each other that they are absolutely head over heels.
I won’t really say any more as hopefully the images tell a better story of the day than I can, but I just want to thank Jodie and Sachin for trusting me to do a good job for them when they knew I’d not photographed a day like this before. It was an absolute pleasure to be with you and your wonderfully warm family and friends, and I’m over the moon to have been part of such a magical day. Here are some of my favourites…
See Part 1 of Jodie and Sachin’s wedding day here