In this blog, we will explore "How to BEST Cover your South Asian Wedding Events on Video/Photo" - featuring samples from our beautiful couple Annie & Michael's 4 day Hindu Wedding!
We covered 4 days of incredible wedding events for our couple through our signature style photography/video! We even had a Same Day Video Edit play at the reception hall in front of a live audience of guests!
Have a look below:
We allocated a total of 18 hours of photo and video production time for the span of this wedding week, which included 2 pre wedding dates for cultural rituals, a day for The Hindu ceremony itself, and wrapped everything up with a western traditional reception on the final day.
When it comes to any of the pre wedding rituals or event days leading up the the ceremony, media coverage is totally optional but couples usually choose to have at least 1-2 hours of content captured on these dates.
On this first day, we attended an in home session to capture some Henna action and group photos.
We recommend going with our "Vibrant" photography style to emphasize the wide range of colours from scenes like this 👍🏼
On the second pre wedding day, we captured an in home Maticoor session simultaneously at two separate locations - one for the bride and the other for the groom's proceedings.
On the bride's side, we started with outdoor blessings before moving inside for a small ceremony - yes it was pretty cold and it's never easy shooting in the dark so flash experience makes all the difference 😂
General South Asian Wedding Photo/Video Tip:
Majority of our couples book a Combo Package with us which includes 2 photographers and 2 videographers. This specifically comes in handy for situations like this where we need to be at 2 different locations at the same time. Plus it is always handy to have extra hands on deck for lighting assisting and having additional angles covered overall.
The third day of Michael and Annie's Hindu Wedding consisted of their cultural ceremony. So again, we started our photography/film coverage roughly an hour before departing the individual homes where they were getting ready in. This is when you can expect us to capture details of outfits, and candids of whoever is there with you during the glam up process ❤️
From there we moved over to an indoor studio space for formal family photos and the creative posed images. This is what we call the "pretty stuff" as we can get creative with light and get you those "print" worthy photos that will most likely make your album or onto your walls. It can be quite tough wrangling large crowds, bridal parties and family - but again, with a crew of 2 photographers and 2 videographers, we made the most of the limited time inside the rented space.
TIP: Photo Rental spaces are good to consider if having a wedding during the cold or winter season 👍🏼
After getting the "pretty posed" stuff out of the way, we made our way over to Woodbine Banquet Hall for the official Hindu ceremony - which is when we as the photo/video team slip into the background and capture all of the beauty as it happens. Starting with the Barrat and an individual ceremony on stage for the bride and groom before the Main event unravels.
The main Hindu ceremony can be a long proceeding but during this time we like to capture as many genuine moments as possible: including close ups, wide shots, reactions, and the little details that bring you back to the moment when later viewing through the media.
Below are just a select few of our favourite photos from Annie and Michael's Hindu ceremony.
Day 4, the last day of Annie & Michael's wedding, was their Western version. We began coverage roughly 2 hours before having to depart from the preparation locations which gave us enough time to capture those meticulous detail shots, letter readings, and getting dressed. We even personally drove the bride to her father's house so that they can have a genuine first look reveal with the white dress 😊
Following the in home preparations, we made our way back to Vision Room Studios to utilize their rental space for some formal bridal party and couple portraits - its the really pretty stuff again!
This time in different outfits 😊
Once arriving to the reception hall, Annie and Michael had some time before guests were set to arrive so they had a super quick ceremony officiated by a family member where they got to say their "i do's" in front of just a small group of friends and family members.
After this, it was game time! Not only did we have to continue capturing the reception through photography/video - but we also had to simultaneously edit and have a Same Day Edit film ready for live display on the venue's monitors! The crowd absolutely loved it and it provided some great entertainment for the night. Another perk of a Same Day Edit Video is the fact that you instantly have something to enjoy and rewatch after your wedding night! This is nice while you wait for the primary photo and film products to go through our editing process.
You should now have an idea of what to expect when it comes to working with us on your multiple day wedding events. South Asian Weddings are a lot more work than traditional one day packages, usually last several days long, but can be fine tuned exactly to how you want it to flow.
After it is all over and done, you will look back at the best week of your life with no regrets, knowing you have hundreds of photos and a cinematic film offering you that return ticket back.
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