Thursday, July 30, 2015

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The Rice Ceremony During Indian Wedding by

 Why I Love Atlanta Wedding Photography

In my past blogs I love natural lighting and the creative influence of my folk artist father.  I have been thinking about this a while now.   In this blog I am going to cover why I love Atlanta wedding photography

When I first started in photography I just love the art of capturing light with my camera and making a image. While I am always looking for great light.  One of the main things I look for is real emotion at a wedding.  When I capture a truly candid moment at a Atlanta wedding it still gives me chills.  The more weddings I shoot the more I know where to place myself to capture the important moments wedding.  As a Atlanta wedding photographer I have honed my skills to capture the emotion of a wedding.  The little moments of the day that the bride and groom will always remember. When I show a bride and groom their photos it is the candid photography that shows emotion are their favorites.

 The photo above is from a Atlanta Indian wedding shot at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta.   I had shoot a few Indian weddings before so I knew the ceremony rituals.  One of my favorite beautiful part of the wedding is the rice ceremony.  The rice is a important part of the Indian culture.  In Hinduism, rice holds great spiritual and ritual significance as it is a staple of the Indian diet. Because of its basic life-sustaining qualities, rice is revered as a potent symbol of auspiciousness, prosperity and fertility and therefore is used extensively in Hindu rites and rituals. During a wedding the rice is sprinkled on the bride and grooms head to bless them and to be used as a symbol of prosperity.   During the this Atlanta wedding when it came the time for the rice ceremony I placed my self behind the bride and groom that way I got the guests and family in the shoot.  I also  put my assistant with a remote flash in front to back light them. So when the time came I was going to be ready!  What I did not plan on was that bride grabbed the whole tray of rice and poured on it on the grooms head!  You can tell by the everyone's reaction that they were surprised.  In that moment this Atlanta wedding photographer caught a special moment in their wedding that the the guests and wedding party will remember forever!

This is why I love being a Atlanta wedding photographer.  I get to capture the candid and intimate moments that a bride and groom will cherish for ever.  Every time I capture a wedding the essence of person or couple I am re-energized and remember why I love Atlanta wedding photography.

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