“More than Amazing, just incredible! Our photos are stunning!!
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Chandni & Neal. How do I start to describe my journey with these 2 beautiful people. To understand let’s go back to June 2014. I first worked with Chandni, Neal and their families in photographing their initial wedding event at the elegant Hinwick House in Northamptonshire, since then I’ve spent 7 full days documenting the many steps of their traditional Hindu marriage ceremony. I knew from the moment I stepped into their lives that I was on the path to recording something unique and special. On my first visit to Chandni’s family home her Nan welcomed me in with a warm heart and kind eyes and made me some traditional Indian tea, and since that day I have felt like a part of the family. I’ve been fed, watered, praised and loved, and in return I have shot with my heart on my sleeve and created some of the rawest, purest, most beautiful moments to date. (Also see their pre-wedding here.)
I’ve said it before countless times (and it won’t be for the last I’m sure), but I feel completely blessed, honoured and privileged to witness certain things in the course of shooting weddings, the tiny moments that happen quicker than the blink of an eye and the bigger ones that emotionally effect everybody present. Once in a lifetime.
And for Chandni & Neal’s wedding, one such moment happened during Chandni’s pre-ceremony prayers at her home. In-between the chants from the family priest (one of the nicest people I’ve ever met) I could hear a slowly building crescendo of singing from Chandni’s close girl family and friends. I get shivers down my back just thinking about it. Thinking on my feet I remember I had packed my little digital handheld audio recorder and was able to capture most of it. I’m not one to get overly sentimental but that moment will stay with me.
So here it is, shot over 4 days and supported by my good friend Luke Hayden, the story of Chandni & Neal’s Wedding as I saw it.
12 Hours Later…
Chandi & Neal chose the stunning Woburn Abbey Sculpture Gallery in Bedfordshire as a backdrop for the final chapter of their wedding, and what a venue, in-fact I couldn’t imagine anywhere more perfect – it suited the mood and theme perfectly.
Hinwick House, Northamptonshire & Woburn Abbey Sculpture Gallery, Bedfordshire