20 Jan Hindu Wedding Photography: Top Trends
Enriched with traditions, ceremonies and rituals, Hindu weddings are elaborate and beautiful occasions and each one is different in its own right. Hindu weddings can stretch out to a number of days, depending on ceremonies like the Mehndi, Sangeet, Haldi, Baaraat, Pheras and Bidaai. Indeed, each Hindu wedding promises to be full of vibrant colours and glamorous accessories, but each individual wedding will be completely different from the next, which is why it’s so important to choose a wedding photographer that is familiar with Hindu weddings and the rituals that accompany them.
Despite each Hindu wedding being vastly different to the next, it’s still possible to see trends emerging in the Hindu wedding scene as a whole, which is incredibly exciting for photographers like Big Day Photography, presenting us with lots of new inspiration and new directions to take our photography. We’ve gathered some of our top trends for Hindu wedding photography in blog post for you to peruse as you’re planning your perfect wedding!
Capturing the Ceremony
Of course, like any wedding, the day is about the bride and groom and two families joining in union. Many of the wedding photographs will focus on the people as subjects, which of course is so important, but with Hindu weddings, so much beauty lies in the actual ceremony and the rituals which are featured within it, it’s becoming more and more popular to focus on these elements and the reasoning behind them with the photography! From the Chandlo Maatli to the Saat Phera, each individual ritual or ceremony tells the story of the best day of a couple’s life, and as such, we think the trend of focusing on the ceremony at a Hindu wedding will only grow and grow.
Paying Homage to the Symbolism
Hand in hand with the tradition and ceremony goes the symbolism, which is enriched in every party of a Hindu wedding. The Chandlo Maatli is the act of the bride’s father putting vermillion on the groom’s forehead, and is an act enriched with welcoming and emotion. Capturing the little symbolic moments like this which feature so frequently in Hindu weddings is becoming just as important as capturing the bride and groom!
Colours & Glamour
Last but by no means least, one of the most mesmerising elements of a Hindu wedding is the array of stunning colours and glamorous elements which bring the occasion to life! Focusing the photography on the beautiful colours at work and the vibrancy of the wedding will present a colourful and happy wedding album that will bring any couple utter joy to look back over, time and time again.