A Cultural Fusion
Diana’s Day took place on July 3rd and was a cultural fusion. The wedding, set in the backyard of their home, welcomed a small group of close family and friends for a cultural union. Well, you see, both of the families have very distinct cultures. The initial request came from Diana looking for a Photographer with vibrant colors in their portfolio. I fit the bill for this perfectly. My styling is based on a light an airy feel, while maintaining a very distinct level of color vibrancy.
Something that I feel most Photographers should ask when working with a client is their do’s and don’ts. Often times you will find that there are even the smallest requirements on a client’s wedding day that require close attention. I was sure to find out details regarding timing, must have shots, and those to avoid. A simple question regarding needs can go a long way to making a client happy.
The Day Of
On the day of the wedding I first started by taking a quick look around the home and the backyard. This would help me understand both my line of site and any paths people would take. I then take into consideration the static elements that need to be captured. Getting items like the dress, rings, and more are very important to capture first. This takes them out of play for the remainder so that you can have all of your flat lays and more done.
The ceremony, as you see in the images, went through several steps to honor their respective cultures. You will notice varying traditions of knot tying, floral garlands, to the fire offerings. If you have the opportunity to attend this type of wedding ceremony I would highly suggest doing so. To finish things off, the family changed into garden party outfits for a Luau. This was the time when dancing and music was heavily played to celebrate and wind down. The images add a beautiful contrast between one another.