A Joyce and Swaleh Wedding affair

I love wedding photography. I love the experience and exposure that i get with it. For example, this was a Muslim wedding. I had never done one before so this was my first time. It happened in a duration of two days. DSC_1538

The first day was at the house and it was actually the main ceremony where the certificate was signed. The second day was pretty much a celebration of sorts.

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On the second day, the morning preparation happened as usual. We didn’t start as early as i am used to. For most weddings, i am usually requested to be at the bride’s place by 6.30 am. Not this one though.

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Joyce was my school mate at USIU. So it was easy for us to converse and just familiarize.

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It was my first time working with Jazanda films. They were a wonderful crew to work with and we always looked out for each other.

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She pulled quite a surprise on me. I don’t know whether she had rehearsed her poses but she worked it well. I was quite impressed.

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I have to admit that this was my longest photo session ever. Yes, it took over 5 hours. Partly due to the fact that it was day two and what was to follow was the reception so expect quite a number of photos from the photo session alone.

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I rarely do this but when i have time to shoot single portraits of the bridal party, why not. The house i was shooting from had a massive mirror that i utilized. It provided for very clean reflections.

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The groomsmen were not looking so bad either.

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After that, i went to shoot outside since the place was quite spacious.

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DSC_2215We had exhausted the outdoor bit so i opted to shoot the bride and groom indoors once again.

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The reception was at lions place. That is the one day i realized decor matters a lot. It can really makes a difference on how your photos come out. We then went back to the house for the final photo session.

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I love to capture ambiance at night, as evidenced in the photos above. I believe it does add quite a bit of character to an image. But there can be limits on getting that at night sometimes.

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Have a great week everyone 🙂