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I didn’t have an opportunity to meet Jaskreet & Harjot before their wedding, but everything about what and who they chose to put on their lavish event was right up my alley.  They flew in makeup a makeup artist from LA, and some of my favourite local vendors like Dress My Day, faBLOOMosity, and PinkPolka.  With such an awesome team in place, I knew that we would have a fantastic day together.

Some photographers recommend couples an engagement session before the wedding in order to become comfortable with your photographer and to learn how they shoot.  While I absolutely love shooting engagement portraits of my clients, I also definitely think that any wedding photographer should feel comfortable walking into a situation and being able to make beautiful images without having previously worked with the couple.  Weddings are a whole different ball game as compared to a portrait shoot, and nowhere is that made more evident than a mulit-day Sikh wedding!  I love the chaos, the colours, and all the family members.  Most importantly, Jaskreet & Harjot trusted me and my team to accomplish everything we needed to, and we had an awesome day.

Thanks Bruce for shooting this with me (and RedBull and Starbucks 😉

*Side note for photographers: if you want to learn more about Indian weddings, make sure to come to Canada Photo Convention 2015! We’re going to be speaking about the ins and outs of Indian/multi-day/cultural weddings. October 21-22 in Toronto!*

 

On to Jaskreet & Harjot’s wedding!  All of these images are from the same day – they opted to have their ceremony and reception back to back. It made for a long but very packed day!

Florist: faBLOOMosity
Cake: Cakes by Geeta
Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lu Lu
Decor: Dress My Day, M Wedding and Events
Video: Style Video
Stationery: Pinkpolka
Photobooth: Ready Set Booth

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Behind the scenes!! Follow me on instagram @haleyshandrophoto for more behind the scenes action as it happens!

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Jasmine & Paul were married on the August long weekend, and just shortly beforehand we squeezed in an engagement session, partially so that they would have some beautiful prints to display at their reception!  I’m super excited to share their wedding photos (which I’ll be blogging next week!) and in the meantime here is their fun urban engagement shoot in downtown Edmonton.

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We first met Neelam years ago at a friend’s wedding, and we’re so happy she followed along with us and our work ever since! When it came time for her to tie the knot with Rajat (hey, that rhymes!) we are so happy she chose to work with us.

We had a full ceremony day with a traditional Sikh ceremony at Nanaksar Gurdwara in the morning, followed by an intimate backyard Hindu ceremony. There were plenty of tears from all sides both of joy and of realization. Weddings like this make Michael wonder how he is not going to cry for the entire day of our daughter Evelyn’s wedding (hopefully many years in the future).

Neelam exudes happiness. No matter what is going on around her, even rain on her reception day in Banff, she and Rajat were just so happy to be surrounded by friends and family celebrating with them on their wedding day.

Michael and our second shooter Bruce had an awesome time traveling between Edmonton and the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel for this fab wedding!

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The Mirage Banguet Hall was a great setting for the chuda ceremony. It was beautifully decorated and there was lots of room for people to see what was going on.

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Before the ceremony while everyone else was getting ready, Neelam and I went out to the forest behind her house for a quick impromptu portrait session. As a child she played in this clearing.

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Breaking with tradition a little nit, Neelam just couldn’t wait to see Rajat and she had me coordinate a chance for Rajat to sneak out so that they could see each-other before the wedding ceremony.

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Multi-day weddings are vibrant, chaotic, loud and eventful. At the core of them are a husband and wife, starting out their lives together.  One of the privileges I have as a wedding photographer is to be with them in the quiet moments, the in between times where it’s just the two of them.  It’s then that I really get to know the people I’m photographing, and get a sense of who they are as a couple.  I want to sincerely thank Tehseena & Omar for choosing me as their wedding photographer. They are such kind and genuine people, and I really got to know them as friends during their wedding.  We had a fantastic time, and it was wonderful to see so many familiar faces at the wedding as well!

An extra thank you to my second shooter Sam for his hard work and support over this 3 day event.

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Tehseena waited in a separate room while the Muslim marriage contract was signed – there was some confusion about who she was actually married to – either Omar or his father!

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The groom’s siblings decided to attack Tehseena’s sister with silly string…Sam and I got hit as collateral damage!

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Gurvir and Jag will be celebrating their engagement ceremony (with Michael behind the camera) next weekend!  I met up with them for a fun engagement session and they’ll be displaying some of the photos at the engagement ceremony.  I love their style, and I love how much they value photography – we had a great time together and I’m so excited I got to work with them!  Thanks to my NAIT intern Kelsey for helping me out with this shoot.

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Lyila & Karan’s wedding unfortunately fell on a weekend that we were already fully booked, but fortunately Michael was able to squeeze in a portrait shoot with this fun couple and their bridal party before the ceremony!  We obviously think that photography is one of the most important parts of the wedding, and we love it when our clients do too.  We wish these two a happy marriage together!

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Silky & Tajinder had a smaller Sikh wedding than we are used to, but the atmosphere was wonderful, and the dance party at the reception was just as enthusiastic. Such a colourful wedding! We wish these two a very happy marriage!

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We’ve known Rupinder for years, she has been a guest or family member for many of the weddings that we have shot.  She has a warm and sweet personality and we’ve always been happy to see her. When she got engaged and contacted us about photographing her wedding we couldn’t have been happier!  We look forward to celebrated with her and Jatinder next year in Edmonton AND Calgary!

Here are a few of our favourites from their recent engagement ceremony.  Shout out to the incomparable Sunita Sumaru for her amazing hair and makeup skills, and our NAIT intern Taylor who helped Michael out on this shoot (the last picture in this post is his!).

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Michael had a great time with Zeb & Aniqa on the week of their wedding, starting with an urban engagement session in downtown Edmonton. Aniqa is from Charlottetown and only arrived in Edmonton a few days before the wedding.

Zeb & Aniqa are very sweet together, and were easy to photograph. Their wedding involved family members and friends of a lot of weddings that we have shot or will be doing soon!  Michael enjoyed swapping stories with the guests that he knew there.

Thanks to awesome second shooter Andrea!

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Zeb told Michael that he wanted something completely different from what he’d ever seen before so together they came up with this image. Michael was precariously perched on a staircase holding his flash in a very tight spot to accomplish it!

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Prepare yourselves – this is officially the longest blog post ever.

I can’t say enough wonderful things about Suneina & Summit.  From the moment I met them back in 2011 I knew we were destined to have a fantastic relationship.  To the point that I even got a text from them on their honeymoon!  It’s impossible not to smile when you’re with them.  Summit is a snappy dresser, and Suneina is a social butterfly, they are both successful doctors, and their families mean everything to them.  Above all else, they are totally, utterly, and completely in love with each other.  They make a fantastic team, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for them.

It’s obvious that it’s not hard to take a great photo of these two, but I have to say what an absolute pleasure it was to work with a couple who trusted me completely.  We had a fantastic time the whole week (there were events from Tuesday straight through to Sunday!)  The weddings days were a whirlwind of dancing and music, a horse AND a donkey, a jazz marching band playing Indian music, lots of food, and a whole love of laughter.

I want to say a special thank you to my second shooter and friend Tessa who traveled up from Canmore and stayed with me during the wedding!  We had a blast.  Also thanks to Bruce who helped out with an overlapping event! We’re so lucky to have an amazing team of second shooters!

 

This big, fabulous, over the top Edmonton Indian wedding could not have been possible without a stellar team of vendors:

Sikh Ceremony: Nanaksar Gurdwara
Hindu Ceremony: Crowne Plaza
Reception: Delta Edmonton South
Wedding Planner: Atmosphere Wedding Planning and Design
Hair & Makeup: Pink Orchid Studio
Florist: Kate Ashton
Cake: Cake Couture
Decor: Grand Design
Desert Table: LOVEinc Dessert Styling
DJ: DJ Scammy D
Videographer: A Love Story

 

The week started off with pre-wedding events on both sides.

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Suneina’s family is Sikh, and Summit’s is Hindu, so they had two ceremonies, starting with the Sikh one at Nanaksar Gurdwara.  Summit got Suneina a gift for each day of the wedding, and on this day it was a Chanel purse!  He’s a keeper for sure, and definitely knows one of the ways to Suneina’s heart.

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The next day we did it all again, with a Hindu ceremony at the Crowne Plaza.  I thought that the first wedding day was amazing, and there was even more in store on the second day.  After a few feisty negotiations (and a LOT of dancing) Summit was allowed inside to marry Suneina (again).

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Finally, it was time for the reception at the Delta Edmonton South.  Tons of dance performances, an amazing candy bar, and a huge party.  A perfect end to an amazing week!

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