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Preet + Sean

When Preet and Sean spoke about their love for nature and the locations they had in mind for their wedding, we knew right then and there it would be an amazing wedding. We also knew we had our work cut out for us. Preet and Sean flew us to Pittsburgh to photograph their Punjabi/Sikh wedding. We are Boston Indian Wedding Photographers, so we had to research locations, predict timings and find backdrops that were uniquely suited to Preet and Sean’s requirements. Preet wanted to have the wedding near her parents house so to Pittsburgh we went. Not only did we find items that met their requirements, we also found a few extra nuggets along the way, like a Shephard Fairey display! Go Pittsburgh. Preet and Sean not only had amazing families, they were also amazing people in their own right. Preet was willing to jump up a bale of hay to get some photographs. That was impressive. And Sean is the strong/silent type, but his love for Preet shines through in everything he did over these few days. Enjoy the photographs! American Gothic,...

Anjali + Sashi

Please forgive the lapse in blog posting. Between our own marriage and buying a house, we’ve been quite busy from the end of November til now, end of January. Expect regular postings to continue from this point on. Gujarat Indian Wedding Photographer. I could call myself that for a weekend. What else does one need to say? I’ve shot quite a few weddings in my professional career and i have to say that shooting an Indian wedding is not only the most challenging type of wedding to photograph, but it can also be the most fun as well. When i get home after an Indian wedding, i typically pass right out, it takes everything you have right out of me. Shooting an Indian wedding, in India, forces you to bring your ‘A-game’. You have to be ready for anything and everything. And luckily, I was. Anjali and Sashi are a fantastic couple. They both have a style – Anjali is very part of the moment and Sashi is much more laid back and takes in the scene. They both knew they wanted some photographs to be taken the day before the wedding, so as soon as we flew into Ahmedabad, we headed to Adalaj Stepwell and another stepwell of which name I’m forgetting. They were both amazing and provided picture-perfect backdrops for the type of shoot we were looking to do. That night, the Garba took place outside their family home. The next day, we headed to Nadiad (A suburb of Ahmedabad) where their family house was. Beautiful town, fairly small and relatively quiet. They had their Grah Shanti, Haldi and wedding ceremony on this day. All the festivities were held at a place seemingly built for wedding ceremonies called Sangath Party Plot. The weather was perfect and the day went seemingly without a hitch. Couldn’t ask for more than that. They both have great families and I personally had a great time photographing their events....

Sayjal + Santosh Engagement

Sayjal and Santosh. What a pair… Sayjal as a client is like a photographer winning the lottery… she’s that rare client that comes around maybe once or twice a year that not only says she wants a unique session, but is willing to actually put the work in to make it a unique session. She makes our job very easy… She also happens to run her own South Asian Bridal Blog. Santosh was a most willing participant and when I joked that – “you have no idea what you are in for” when we first met up for their session, he said “Oh, I know what we are in for” and he did. No complaints, he went with the flow and because of their unique traits, their session completely rocked. It was a team effort, one of many before their wedding I’m sure. This Indian Engagement Photography was photographed exclusively in Rhode Island, including Newport and Providence. We look forward to their wedding in mid-2013!...

Neha + Nikhil

Sometimes you just know you are in for a good wedding… And such was the case with Neha and Nikhil. They had beautiful Woburn Hilton Indian Wedding and what a beautiful space it was. Neha and Nikhil don’t do anything half-bore. Nope, they plan, primp and are ready for everything we could throw at them. From taking group shots early to being almost on time for the ceremony! I’d say it’s unheard of but we did have another Indian bride on time this year. Amazingly. Neha’s and Nikhil’s family both hold steep tradition dear and that was truly evident the day of their wedding. Particularly with Nikhil’s Rajput style. From his families crest on his buttons to keeping the sword in-hand at all times, it was refreshing to see he took it as seriously as his parents did. We spent quite a bit of time with their families and felt that it was the perfect merging of two families. Very joyous parents on both sides and even an invitation to Chicago to stay at Nikhil’s parents house. Enjoy the photographs of this truly fantastic...

Vanisha + Aneesh

We never know where to start one of these blog posts. We get these great couples each with their own unique traits and personalities and their families have all these unique characters. We thrive during the day of the wedding, doing what we do best, then a few weeks later – we get to the blog post and it all suddenly goes blank. Writers, we will never be… There are lots of things to be gleaned from speeches at a wedding. You will hear things that speak to moments in someone’s life where they may have done something stupid, something admirable, or just something they wish would last forever. And it’s these things that really bring out who a person was and is. Knowing what we know about our couples, and then hearing these tidbits help us tie into a more complete story of our couples lives. And we dig it. We dig all of it. Never is one able to do this more than spending 3-4 days with a couple. We do quite a few Indian weddings and Vanisha and Aneesh’s is about as grand as they get. No, they didn’t have things like a Lamborghini like Nima and Sagar. But – they have huge personalities and learning who all the people were that attended their wedding really showed the types of people they are. Undergrad, Graduate, friends from Norwood, friends from NYC, Brother-in-laws, random heart scientists/biologists from UCLA (Hey Chris!) the dichotomy of the guests and the connection Vanisha and Aneesh have with them was overwhelming. The group shots done after the ceremony are another indicator, all the small groups and cliques and how they were all recalling stories of times past, it was truly awesome… Vanisha and Aneesh had a beautiful Newton Marriott Indian Wedding. We also did their engagement session earlier this year. Another tidbit – they love basketball and being competitive with each other. Hence the basketball court photograph. As mentioned before, you will see all the friends and family, not only at the wedding, but at the Mehndi, Pithi and other events as well. What truly great people they choose to surround themselves with....

Boston Wedding Summer’s End...

This summer has turned into a photographer’s dream. We’ve shot quite a few weddings and engagements and babies. We are falling a little bit behind in our blog postings and we promise to have some amazing content very soon. We are currently in the midst of two Indian weddings which are three days each. We promise to have more soon! For now, enjoy this quick preview of what’s to...

Nima + Sagar

Nima and Sagar’s beautiful Gujarati Newport Indian Wedding was something made of dreams. Beautiful in-love couple, beautiful location, beautiful weather, beautiful decor, the list goes on and on… As a Boston Indian Wedding Photographer, when you shoot with a family for 3 consecutive days, you really get to see their personalities both in front of others and behind the scenes. Both Nima and Sagar’s families were absolutely fantastic to witness and work with. This really was a great wedding to be a part of and even though we were absolutely burnt (95′ outdoor wedding) it was worth every aching moment. Nima and Sagar held their ceremony and reception at the Newport Hyatt on Goat Island in Newport, Rhode Island. Preceding the ceremony was a night of Mehndi and the second night of Garba celebration. It’s the tradition wrapped with the modern sense of style that really made this wedding unique. Baraat and Vidai in a Lamborghini Gallardo? White Dance floor with LED box lights? Decadent. Enjoy the photos! Newport Indian Wedding...

Vanisha + Aneesh

Back to NYC we go for this couple that graduated from NYU. We decided to switch things up a bit and go to The High Line Park. It was in the upper 80’s and quite the hot day in the city. But Vanisha and Aneesh were troopers. Lots of people, (To be expected on a Sunday afternoon, in the heart of the city). But we managed to get some great shots without distracting folks in the background. We then made our way back to the NYU campus where we got an awesome tour of the area and found that fountain, you know that fountain, the ones in the ‘Friends’ TV show background during the rolling credits. We also learned they filmed part of I am Legend there also. Vanisha and Aneesh were a great couple to work with, fun with a little spunk. A serious affection for basketball and infectious laughs throughout…. Enjoy! Symbol Photography 437 D Street Boston, MA 02210...

Vimi + Prabhod

Boston Indian Wedding Photographer Vimi and Prabhod. Where do i even start…. We oftentimes ‘click’ with our clients. Sometimes it blooms over time, and more often than not it happens automatically. This is one of those automatic cases… I should have known after getting a speeding ticket during their engagement session that i’d end up walking away with stories everytime we were around these two. (Disclaimer: Symbol Photography are completely safe drivers) After photographing their engagement party, engagement session and then wedding, you get to know couples fairly well. And over so many days, it’s amazing and sometimes awe-inspiring to get to peer into peoples lives and the dynamics of their families and friends. Vimi and Prabhod were an awesome couple to work with and their wedding was very festive and colorful, much like they are. We are proud to be one of the top Boston Indian wedding photographer, contact us for a quote...

Megan + Sree

Boston Indian Wedding Photographer Megan and Sree. Succinct, mindful and fun to be around. We love weddings at the Boston Seaport Hotel. Especially Indian weddings! Well, half ones are ok too. What a great blend of traditions and fun. I give Megan all the credit in the world. She and Sree both went to learn how to dance Indian dances, she learned the culture and learned all sorts of nuances that came in handy the day of her wedding. I’ll try not to babble on with these two, let’s let the photos do the talking! We are proud to be one of the top Boston Indian wedding photographer, contact us for a quote...

Rhode Island Indian Bliss…

Boston Indian Wedding Photographer Well, we do many an Indian wedding in Boston, Rhode Island, New York, or even India (Hopefully soon). We get some Southern, some Northern style, and some that are rather Americanized. To us they all contain some great attributes, the colors and energy are unmatched by other weddings. Sudipti and Shailesh’s wedding was no exception, in fact, i think it pushed us harder and further than most. But in the end, it made us better for it. It was in fact the hottest day of the year, the Bharat was grueling, but totally worth it. Shailesh rode his horse like and expert and everything went to plan. Sudipti and her sisters made sure she followed the rules 😉 and were always by her side. It was a great event to be involved in. Anyhow, that’s enough from us, enjoy the photos! We are proud to be one of the top Boston Indian wedding photographer, contact us for a quote...

When East meets West…...

Boston Indian Wedding Photographer A cliche, sure. But after seeing the photos, there isn’t a more apropos title. Madhuri and Brian took us and all their guests on a fun ride and we enjoyed all 3 days of it. Taj Boston was the perfect backdrop for tradition and some very contemporary themes. We are proud to be one of the top Boston Indian wedding photographer, contact us for a quote...

Boston Gujurati Indian Wedding…

Having previously shot their formal engagement session last year, and their informal one this year, we’ve really gotten to know Monica and Jignesh Patel. We’ve worked with them enough at this point to grow a good relationship and we know their little idiosyncrasies and they know ours. Indian weddings and Indian Wedding Photography are steeped with tradition, even when done in Boston, and that tradition goes back hundreds if not thousands of years… Gujurati Indian weddings are a whole different breed. While tradition is certainly prevalent, it’s really a full-circle series of events where you have your Henna (Mehindi) session where all the ladies of the bridal party have intricate artwork performed on their hands, arms and for the bride, feet. It truly is something to be seen. In forming this relationship with Monica and Jignesh, they also offered to have Natalie have Henna done on her hands. The second day is Garba. Garba as previously described in this post, is a dancing ceremony followed by a prayer to gods and the lighting of a candle which is ceremoniously moved in a circle fashion in front of a mini-shrine. Come day 3, we have the Grah Shanti, This ceremony starts with Ganesh Sthapana; an invitation to Lord Ganesh to be present at this occasion. His presence is believed to ensure the smooth running of the ceremonies and to remove any obstacles, bringing happiness and prosperity. This is performed by a priest. And lastly, but certainly not leastly day 4. The big ceremony day. The bride is meticulously prepared in her hair and makeup, her dress, the jewelry she will wear, the bhindi and the hair accents. This is no small feat. Women typically take 3-4 hours just on this part alone. It’s quite impressive actually. This took place at the Waltham Westin Hotel. To be continued… Boston Indian Wedding photography Boston Indian Wedding...