Eugene and Ruby’s Gurdwara Sahib of Fremont wedding was on the first day. It’s extremely rare I get to spend an entire weekend with a bride and groom. Capturing Ruby and Eugene’s double header wedding weekend was a first for me. They couldn’t agree on having everything they wanted and have it fit into one day, so they ended up with two wedding celebrations. Spending three days with the families I feel like I was able to get to know the immediate family really well. It can be a hard thing to do at a wedding with a large guest count. I’m very happy Ruby decided to hire me to document her weddings even though I haven’t captured many Indian celebrations. It seems like couples sometimes think if the photographer isn’t familiar with the traditions the wedding photos will suffer. From my experience whenever I shoot a wedding even slightly different than the norm it jump starts my creativity and gives me a little energy boost throughout the day. I’m extra curious and don’t want to miss any of the traditions. It can sometimes be confusing to know exactly what’s going on, but I’ve never felt alone in this feeling when shooting because half of the guests at the wedding and occasionally the bride and/or groom don’t really know either. I’ve learned I don’t necessarily need to know what’s happening I just need to make sure to capture it. I ended up with lots of photos and have decided to break it into two blog posts. Some of my favorite images I took over the 2017 wedding season happened over these three days. I’m thrilled to finally share them with you. Stay tuned for the second Napa wedding blog post. And, sometime this month Ruby and Eugene’s wedding will be featured on South Asian Bride.
THE NEXT DAY
THE SAME NIGHT