To be completely honest, this was our first time working with a wedding that had these many ceremonies included. We are experienced in photographing for Indian weddings with Hindu traditions, but this time, we had a wonderful opportunity to work with Jagg and Kim Anh at their Punjabi wedding, the Sikh religion. The experience we gained was nothing but fun and respect, we felt almost as if we were in their motherland with everyone around, not in California.
Days prior to the wedding day were exclusively for Shagun and Jago ceremonies, where you could see the brightest and most colorful outfits, traditional dancing, and festive celebrations on the first day. Jago is meant to get the couple, family and friends into a good mood toward the wedding day comes. What makes this wedding so special is the bi-cultural aspect of it. With Kim Anh, our beautiful bride is Vietnamese, there was also a traditional Vietnamese Tea Ceremony on their second day of celebration. Outside, the rain and cold stood no chance of affecting the warmth and intimacy, from the presence of the couple and their families, and especially with Jagg’s grandmother who made it after a challenging trip for her. It was truly a heartwarming day for the couple.
The sunshine finally decided to show up to join us on our 3rd day with Jagg and Kim Anh. We were extremely lucky to be with Jagg’s family early on this early the morning. Inside a formal but colorful Sikh temple, our crew captured the special moment as the groom’s parents were wrapping the turban on Jagg, careful but in the most loving way, then proceeded to send him off like a true king. It always gets us the most whenever we get to feel the parents love with our clients. Indeed, it was our pleasure to be spending 4 special days with Jagg and Kim Anh. We took in so much experience for ourselves and at the same time, we had spent only our hardest and best work for their wedding. Thank you for trusting and giving us this amazing opportunity to be with your both!