Audrey met me a few months ago to discuss the possibility of photographing her wedding late last year. Her only requirement was that she wanted a photographer that believed in photographing real moments that keep happening on the wedding day. I love clients who let me shoot in my own style and more than that love me for my style of photography.
A & R are childhood sweethearts who have known each other for almost fifteen years. FIFTEEN!! Moving away from each other across countries and continents where life took them, their fondness for each other as good friends never dropped. In fact, the distance made the heart grow fonder and they were able to develop their friendship into love into a relationship and finally into a married couple.
A&R got married among the love of both friends and family.
We met Ciara & Gareth mid last year and they immediately came across as a very cool, easy going and most importantly a fun couple. They had seen our previous luxury wedding photography work and loved it.C & G got married at the beach at Al Qasr hotel which is a part of the Jumeirah Group’s Madinat Jumeirah and is a premium luxury wedding hotel in Dubai.
Their wedding day started with the groom off with his best men to have a luxury shave at Chaps & Co for some much needed boys time whereas the ladies got ready at Ciara’s apartment in the Palm Jumeirah with the help of some Prosecco Champagne.
The wedding procession moved on to Al Qasr Hotel where the couple had a beach side wedding in Dubai on the lawns with the beautiful sea as their backdrop. Jazz musicians were playing tunes to keep the guests entertained. A short and sweet ceremony that was both emotional and funny kept the guests interested through.
While the guests made their way over to Magnolia which was covered in a string of bulbs providing an ethnic and yet chic and modern venue to get married in Dubai.
The best man speech, the dancing and the awesome food by the catering team at Al Qasr ensured that all the guests went back with beautiful wedding memories of Ciara & Gareth.
We travelled to Jodhpur in India for the celebrations of the Lalwani & the Athwani Family's wedding in October.
The three day event was filled with joy, laughter and the famous Rajasthani hospitality. Jodphur is one of the best wedding destinations in India and as premium documentary wedding photographers, both Preet and I had a great time in photographing the destination wedding of Hitesh from Dubai and Kamayani from Jodhpur.
And to end if off, the slideshow with some additional images that did not make the blog.
Pascale & Hatim got married at the Address Hotel Downtown with the magnificent views of the Dubai Fountains in their background. The wedding ceremony attended by Pascale's family who flew in specially from Quebec, Canada was a sight to witness with all of them in their traditional Indian attire. We hope you enjoy this wedding as much as we enjoyed covering it. Co shot with Dubai Wedding Photographer & friend Preet Sagar
Ole and Oru had been planning their wedding for 5 years and chose Dubai as their destination. Unfortunately, the morning of their wedding, Dubai witnessed one of the biggest sandstorm in recent history and their beautifully planned wedding had to be moved indoors at the last minute. All their plans were cancelled at the literal 11th hour.
Some quick thinking and planning by the fantastic wedding planner ensured that they still had a fantastic ceremony albeit indoors followed by some crazy Naija style fun dancing at the reception.
I had to change my entire plans with the photographs I had planned as well, but managed to still deliver images to the client which they were very happy with. Being a wedding photographer, taking the stress off the couple in any situation is a very handy trick we learn early into our careers and all of that came into practice at this wedding to ensure that clients had memory of their best day in terms of photographs and not the unfortunate natural events that took place.