As Wedding Photographers, we think that wedding photography is truly a delightful thing – every single time we shoot a wedding, we find a new story. It keeps us motivated, fascinated and raring to meet the next couple and hear their story. And, of course, be a part of documenting and telling their wedding story.
In the case of Juhi & Akshay, we saw once again that two people can fall in love across immense geographical barriers. When they first got in touch, Juhi lived in Canada and Akshay in Chandigarh, India. A chance internet encounter through a mutual friend turned into long Facebook chats, then emails and phone calls over a period of months before they actually met. When they finally did, they just knew that this was for real and they had no choice but to be together.
A few more cross continent meetings and one very romantic proposal in Bombay later, they set a date. The wedding was to be held in Bombay, as that’s where Juhi’s family is from.
Mumbai wedding photography means wanting to walk away with great photos from a couple shoot! So when we first reached Bombay for their wedding, we couldn’t resist taking some couple portraits at the iconic Gateway to India.
Mumbai wedding photography is always fun! We had to arrive at the Gateway of India really early to avoid the hordes of people that are usually there!
On an aside, here’s a funny story. We first met Akshay when he came to attend our Wedding Photography Workshop in 2014. Lo and behold, a year later he came down from Chandigarh to meet us and tell us about his wedding. He was so impressed by the workshop that he just had to have us shoot his wedding! This felt like the biggest compliment and success story from that workshop and we just couldn’t resist sharing it as we gear up for the AKP Wedding Bootcamp 2016!
Getting back on track, the wedding festivities started with Juhi’s mehendi ceremony – held at her family home in Bombay.
The mehendi was followed by the tilak and chunari ceremonies…
The best part about shooting Juhi & Akshay as a couple was definitely their ever-ready smiles, for each other and for the camera. It was just such a great pleasure.
The wedding day began with their respective haldi ceremonies.
The haldi ceremony is one of our favourites – the fun moments with siblings and cousins makes our day.
We loved the fact that both Juhi & Akshay had picked complimentary outfits, paying attention to the small, but important, details…
And finally, here comes the happy bride…
This Mumbai wedding photography story concluded at the lovely ISKON temple. Their beautiful wedding took place in the ISKON Temple complex in Juhu, amidst their closest family and friends…
We managed to sneak them away for a few quick portraits before it was time to say goodbye.
And, finally, they drove off into the night towards their Happily Ever After!
We loved being a part of their wedding – it was full of fun, laughter and family camaraderie! We wish them a very happy married life together.
This is a Bombay Wedding Photography Story. As Indian wedding photographers we have had the opportunity to travel to many wonderful places in India like Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Udaipur, Haridwar, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Kochi and so on. Weddings have even taken us overseas to beautiful destination wedding photographyspots like Brooklyn New York, Malaysia, Langkawi, Kaula Lampur etc. Read each Indian Candid Wedding Photography story to know how it all happened!