This is my first blog post on my new blog!
I’ve known Alvin and Immy for a couple of years now, ever since I photographed their Engagement Party in 2014. I can’t believe that this time next week they will be walking down the aisle as a married couple!
I am extremely happy for them and excited for them to start their lives together.
Last night I met with them for their final photography consultation to discuss family photos and any last minute changes to the day. We rushed through the paper work and decided to go for a walk up to the Guildhall to take a look around.
Along the way, We decided to have a mini engagement photoshoot to give them an idea of what to expect for next week and also for me to see how comfortable they are in front of the camera. They were amazing, so relaxed and easy to direct.
We captured some beautiful pictures yesterday but this has to be one of my favourites, it was about 7 o’clock in the evening, the Sun was setting but there was a hint of light in the sky falling down of them. I love the closeness of this pose and it brings them close together.
You can see the rest of the images here.
In the later months of 2016 I met with a wonderful couple about photographing their wedding. They also had a few challenges for me. One of these challenges was photographing their Mandvo ceremony two days before their wedding.
On that day, I traveled up early to London to make sure everything would run on time. I jumped on the train with my luggage which was a little tricky but I made it to London. I checked into my hotel and prepared my equipment and made sure my shirt and trousers were ironed.
I arrived early at their house to set up my lights and meet the rest of the family, everyone was so nice and a real pleasure to meet.
As the Sun began to set, everyone took their places and we were ready to start.
Munira’s nieces were MC-ing event and explaining to the different rituals and the meanings behind them.
Overall it was a beautiful evening for everyone involved and lovely way to kick off the festivities with their family.
I had never photographed a Mandvo ceremony before but it was really interesting to observe the different rituals and I came away with a variety of beautiful pictures some of which you can see here.
Now I can not wait to photograph my next Mandvo Ceremony.