Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Simrat + Arvinder : : Shooting with JK Photography


On Saturday, I awoke very early, and to be truthful...very nervous. Months ago I excitedly agreed to second-shoot with Jen for Simrat and Arvinder's wedding. There is so much going on during the day that she knew that she would need two photographer's there to cover it and I was excited at the opportunity to shoot all day with Jen again! I was also looking forward to the opportunity to second-shoot...to be the one sitting back catching the details, expressions, etc.

But as I woke up that morning....nerves set it. It would be a long day, what if I didn't understand what was going on, what if I missed something? As soon as I arrived to the hotel that Arvinder and his family was getting ready at though, all of my fears were disspelled. What a warm and generous family! Everyone helped to let me know what was happenening, what ceremonies they were performing and why. It was like that all day...the generousity, the warmness, and...the food! Oh my goodness did I eat well that day! We had an amazing breakfast before the main ceremony at the temple in the morning, lunch afterwards, appetizers for cocktail hour, and dinner...all amazing Indian food. I was in heaven! And as I walked around getting my shots, people would come up to make sure I ate. I didn't need to be asked twice and greatfully took the opportunity to sample all of the cuisine.

I hope that you enjoy the pictures...the colors, the tears, the happiness of the day. There were so many times that Jen and I commented that we didn't feel like we were in West Michigan that day with all of the sari's, colors, beautiful gold jewelry...I did feel like I was in India. I hope to really be able to visit the country some day!

To see even more amazing pictures, visit Jen's blog to hear about the rituals in more detail. Click here to visit.



















































Simrat and Arvinder, I wish you a long and happy life together. Jen, thank you again for asking me to be a part of this! It is a celebration I will never forget!

12 comments:

Angie said...

Beautiful pictures!! I love them ... between your pics and Jens, I almost feel like I was there. I can't believe the color ... you two did an awesome job!

Amanda said...

Beautiful wedding, beautiful pictures!

JK Photography said...

YAH!!! I am so happy you were there with me to share this special day!! I could not imagine having shot this with anyone else!!
Portugal look out, here we come!!!

Christina said...

amazing! ditto to angie!

Kari said...

These are beautiful! the colors are spectacular! They are going to be so happy with these!

Heather said...

Amazing shots, Amy!!! Wow! What a beautiful event to be a part of!

Erin Marie said...

Amazing. Those are beautiful.

Julie said...

Amazing! And what a breathtakingly beautiful bride :)

Lisa said...

I got chills looking through them. The bride was gorgeous and the colors vibrant. Absolutely beautiful!!

The Loucks Family said...

Oh my goodness, what a feast for the eye, such beautiful, vivid colors!

Studio Tinsel said...

Oh. My. Goodness.

My favorite photos of your work far and away. Thank you for sharing these with all of us.

I am in awe. What an absolutely gorgeous wedding party. I bet the food was amazing as well.

Really, really well done.

Amazing.

Lola Audu said...

Amy, I love your blog and your pictures! You portray life in such a beautiful way. I could feel the 'living energy' and joy in this spectacular Indian wedding.