The first thing to note is that Asian wedding photography is an interesting term which means more than photographing at an Indian or Pakistani wedding. It is the art of telling the story of the Indian or Pakistani wedding beautifully, artistically and unobtrusively.

You are likely to find that wedding photographers who Asian Wedding Photographer London specialize in Asian weddings offer a combination or reportage or photojournalistic coverage together with artistic couple portraits, but good Asian wedding photographers need to have far more than excellent reportage and portraiture skills.

Setting the Scene

To tell a complete story of your wedding day, your wedding photographer will need to be a story-teller and able to photograph the events, people and details in a way which sets the scene. Like the elements of a written story, the setting and mood needs to be conveyed.

In photographic terms this means capturing the venue of the wedding in the most flattering manner, giving a sense of weather and the season. For example, at winter wedding, you will want your wedding photographer to brave the elements to capture the couple’s venue and establish the place and time- be it the country house screened through raindrops on bare branches or a starburst of sun coming out from behind the temple.

When the day starts at the bride’s or groom’s home, there may be details of the welcome decorations over the doorway or a scene through a window and open doorway.

Telling the Story

Just as in any great story, there is a beginning, middle and an end, and this is filled plot and subplots, with characters and their actions and emotions and details which reveal more about the mood and style of the story.

Conveying the action of what is happening at an Asian wedding requires knowledge of the traditions and ceremonies. Many wedding ceremonies and traditions take place quite quickly, the mother of the bride welcoming the bridegroom and his family with a garland or blessing, the throwing of petals, the tying of the knots and pouring rice into the fire, and the photographer has to know what to expect and be ready to capture it beautifully and creatively.

Capturing the Family

The members of an Asian family are often very close-knit, so it is important to photograph not only the bride and groom, but their parents, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles and grandparents.

The emotions and closeness of parents and aunties and uncles are some of the most beautiful and treasured details of the wedding day. Asian wedding photography specialists will endeavour to photograph the couple’s parents during the wedding ceremony and capture the tears and smiles of pride.

Revealing Detail

Details can reveal so much about the day and the personality of the bride and bridegroom, and it is important to photograph these details. The flower arrangements, table settings, favours, jewelery, car and elements of the Hindu wedding, Islamic or Sikh ceremonies make beautiful and thoughtful photographs which can really enhance the design of the wedding album.