January 13, 2016 / Tips
10 MUST HAVE Photographs at every Indian Wedding!
Whatever you may say, Indians have some of the most lavish and grandest of wedding ceremonies around the world. The colours, the pizzazz, the ceremonies, the noise, the happiness, no one else can possibly compete with us on any of these! So you’ve gone and hired a candid wedding photographer to chronicle your special day and can’t stop thinking about all the beautiful pictures that you’ll be in? Well, here’s a list of 10 kinds of photographs from your wedding that you MUST HAVE to impress all your social media friends and followers (oh come on, you know this is true) commemmorate your wedding.
You can’t have an Indian wedding without bling. Rings, bangles, necklaces, bracelets, there are a hundred kinds of jewelery you’ve seen and a hundred you haven’t. So why miss out on all the pretty beads and gems adorning the bride and groom’s necks and hands?
Honey, I’m waiting!
What, the bride is late? Again? Well, this always happens. Why let it go to waste? Make sure the candid photographer documents these moments too!
Well, Indian tattoos. The Mehendi is an integral part of most Indian weddings and brides usually like to show off elaborate and intricate designs on their hands and feet on their wedding day and it always makes for a beautiful photograph.
Weddings from different parts of India have their own unique utensils and knick-knacks that are used during a wedding and each one sets it apart from the others. Make sure to have your candid photographer catch at least a couple of pictures of these!
Om Boo Hoo
Don’t worry! We’re not crying! Those are just the first three syllables of a traditional Brahmin chant. Every culture has its own traditions and quirks which make every wedding special. Punjabis have the tradition of hiding the groom’s slippers, Tamil Brahmins have a tradition of the groom and bride being hoisted on their family’s shoulders and trying to put a garland around each other, and so on. Each one is special and is always a nice moment to capture. Your candid photographer should definitely be ready to catch your silly smiles!
The Bride and the Besties
The Bride usually spends a few moments with her best friends giggling about… well you know what they’re giggling about. It’s sure to bring a smile to your face whenever you see that photo.
This is the moment. The moment the bride and groom become one and do the first rituals as a couple wedded in holy matrimony. No way you can miss it!
You definitely need a black and white photo with a vintage feel to it to round off your wedding album. It could be one of the couple, or one of just the bride or groom, but it is always a special shot and adds a bit of class!
The Bashful Bride
That cutesy moment with the blushing bride. You can’t ever miss this one in a candid wedding shoot!
The Location Shot
You didn’t pay so much for that exotic location for nothing, did you? Make sure to get a shot of you and your spouse with the wedding location framed in the background. It will bring back so many memories every time you look at it!
Make sure your candid photographer knows about your expectations so that he/she is prepared to take these shots and more during your wedding. Or… you could just hire the best candid wedding photographer around and stop worrying about all this, you know. 😉