Indian Wedding Photography
Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington & Queenstown
New Zealand Wide

A wedding photo from a traditional Indian wedding. The photo is of an Indian Bride and Groom on top of a mountain. They are holding each other. Photo credit - Mala Photography

Indian Wedding Photography in Auckland & Throughout New Zealand

Since I’m Indian and a wedding photographer, it goes without saying that I photograph Indian weddings. I’ve photographed all kinds of Indian weddings – Hindu, Sikh, Muslim, Bhuddist, Gujurati, Northern Indian, Southern Indian and fusion ones. I’ve shot Indian weddings in Auckland where I’m based, through New Zealand and in Melbourne, where I used to live.

It’s the Beautiful Chaos I Love

Indian weddings are beautiful, bold and vibrant, making them incredible to photograph. I absolutely love the brilliant, bright colours Indian Brides and Grooms, and their guests wear. I adore colour. I can’t live without it. I certainly get my colour fix at Indian weddings with a generous sprinkle of sparkle and bling. There’s often so much going on at Indian weddings and usually lots of guests. It can be full-on and hectic, and sometimes unpredictable but always interesting and exciting to photograph.

Elaborate Ceremonies, Enchanting Rituals & Exciting Celebrations

It’s not unusual for couples to book me to photograph their wedding ceremonies, rituals and celebrations over two, three or four days. In the lead up to the actual wedding day, I’ll photograph pre-wedding events like the henna night, haldi(tumeric ceremony), pooja/prayers and the sangeet/garba night. I enjoy capturing the fun, excitement and anticipation at these events. You’ll often see big smiles, tears and laughter in my wedding photos taken during Indian weddings. The best thing about photographing weddings over multiple days is spending a lot of time with and getting to know the Bride and Groom, their family and friends. By the time the wedding day comes around, I know everyone really well, they know me so I’m more like a friend at the wedding.

 

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My Approach to Indian Weddings – Candid & Creative with a Co-Shooter

When I’m photographing an Indian wedding, I take a documentary style approach by shooting things as they happen and being as discrete and unobtrusive as possible. Having a lot of experience in photographing Indian weddings in Auckland and around New Zealand, I know what’s important and significant to photograph because I’m familiar with Indian culture, customs and traditions. There are always gorgeous details to photograph like an Indian Bride’s jewellery, flowers and deities in the ceremonial area, and henna on women’s hands. Close up shots of things like this feature regularly in my work.

My style of photography is creative and artistic. I encourage couples to put some time aside on their wedding day to be photographed together at a location we decide on in advance. I like to photograph couples in a unique way so their wedding photos aren’t like anyone else’s. I’m really good at getting people to relax and feel at ease when I’m photographing them, and I reckon that comes through in my photos. I’m aiming to create epic images that will WOW the Bride and Groom by playing with light, colour and composition.

With so much happening at Indian weddings, I always work on them with a co-shooter. Having a second photographer means¬† two different viewpoints and that we won’t miss the important things that happen. It also means more natural, candid shots that show the atmosphere of the day.

I’d Love To Hear From You

To see more of my wedding photography work, check out my Wedding Gallery. You’ll also find me on Facebook and Instagram.

If you’re having a traditional Indian wedding in Auckland or anywhere in New Zealand and would like to get in touch with me about photographing your big day, head over to my Contact Page and drop me a line.