January 1, 2016 / Engagement Indian Wedding Muslim Wedding Wedding
2015 Wedding Photography Year in Review
2015 Wedding Photography Year in Review
Oh man, oh man
Yeah, I learned the game from William Wesley, you can never check me
Back to back for the photographers that didn’t get the message
Back to back like I’m on the cover of Lethal Weapon
Back to back like I’m Jordan ’96, ’97, whoa
Another great year for wedding photography, another year end review blog post! As 2015 comes to an unseasonably warm close for us up here in New York, it is still comforting looking back at those Summer days in Atlanta sweating it out running around during multi day Indian weddings! I was debating whether to open this blog post with something contemporary like Drake, or another classic lyrical line…
Don’t call it a comeback
I’ve been here for years
I’m rocking my peers
Even though Betty, Miles, and I moved to New York about a year and a half ago, I was down in Atlanta some months more than I was home in New York! Many a Summer months were spent 3-4 days in Atlanta for an Indian Wedding, then home for 2 days before jumping back on a Delta flight from JFK or LGA and heading down to the ATL for the next week!
Speaking of travel, 2015 started out with destination weddings in Cocoa Beach, Florida and Savannah/Hilton Head Island; while in the Spring and Summer I was back in my old stomping grounds in Atlanta photographing beautiful couples at great venues in the city such as the Westin Perimeter, Crowne Plaza Ravinia, and Hilton Atlanta Northeast.
A special thank you to all of my wondering wedding couples that decided to take me up on the offer of doing your engagement session up here in New York City instead of me coming down to Atlanta! I had some great engagement sessions in Atlanta as well of course, and those will be mixed in with this blog post even though the title says “wedding photography year in review” and not engagement photography :).
I never know how to organize these massive blog posts! Last year I organized by theme, which seemed to make the most sense to bring all of the various parts of Indian weddings together: Mehndi, Pithi/Sangeet/Garba, Ceremony, Reception… but also aspects of the day like Getting Ready, Portraits, Engagement Session, etc! We are going to start things off with portraits to grab reader’s attention and to make sure you KEEP CLICKING AND SCROLLING to see allllllll of the photos this year! Out of the hundred thousand plus photos this year I narrowed my Favorites of the Year down to this super small selection (but still massively photo heavy) for a blog post.
Going back a bit and a better start to the wedding day story, here are favorites from Getting Ready
One of my favorite evets from Indian weddings is the Friday night event, Pithi/Sangeet/Garba – always a lot of dancing laughter and fun!
Technically part of Pithi night for Ismaili weddings, the Egg Ceremony deserves it’s own section of this year end wedding photography round up… for obvious reasons as hopefully these pictures do justice 🙂
After the fun and messiness of Pithi/Sangeet/Garba night with Egg Ceremony thrown in there, how about we class it up a bit with some photos from the actual Indian wedding ceremonies for the next section of our 2015 Wedding Photography Year in Review!
Reception Time! After getting married it’s time to cut lose and get out there on the dance floor!
Now… time for some themed photo sections! How about… cops and couples? Is that a thing?
Or maybe a better theme would be, selfies?
Love em or hate em, kids are a staple at Indian weddings when the whole family is there celebrating! Good thing they make a cute photography subject!
Not technically part of the wedding, itself but Engagement photography is definitely part of the entire wedding experience for many couples! Here is a mix of engagement sessions taken around Atlanta and around New York City for the ambitious couples that came up here to visit me! I love you guys!
Summer was all about engagements in New York City!
Total Wedding Randomness that doesn’t fit anywhere else… First Looks? Not everyone decided to do one, but being in the South in Atlanta, a few really loved it and so did I! Indian Wedding first looks should definitely be a thing.
As this 2015 wedding photography year in review blog post finally winds down, here is the wedding itself winding down with some of my favorite and most emotional wedding exits/Rukhsati
Go big or go home, right? Thank you to anyone that is actually reading this note at the very bottom of this blog post! Also a huge thank you to all of the other wedding vendors that made these weddings what they were! From our awesome wedding planners making sure I don’t get too off schedule, to DJs providing the amazing music experience to get those people dancing so that I can take an exciting photo, to the makeup artists, mehndi artists, hair artists, and venue decorators that are rarely seen but essential to making everyone look stunning!
Here’s to an amazing 2016!
Zac, Betty, Miles, and Ali!