We’re super excited about today’s wedding photography post. If you follow our blog, you probably remember Angelina and Tejas from their engagement shoot in Toronto. Their awesome wedding in Edmonton followed in July, and we were stoked to be the ones to photograph it.
I flew in to Edmonton the day before the wedding, and drove about an hour out of the city to a small town called Wetaskiwin. I met up with one of Angelina’s friends, Liz, and we drove around checking out possible shoot locations for the next day. We first visited the ceremony site, where they had erected tents surrounded by acres of fields. From there we headed to scout other locations, and it dawned on me pretty quickly that this was going to be a bit of a challenge. Wetaskiwin is a small town, and there really aren’t that many cool architectures or backgrounds that usually save the day in the city. They have a humble church, a city hall and a small lake. We literally drove from one end of the town to the other and back in an hour, and that’s with me stopping and getting out of the car to check out the locations. I decided that it won’t make sense to make a small town look like a big city. If fields and farms are what the town has to offer, then that’s what we should use. Near the lake, I found this vista/hill that seemed to be exactly what I wanted. And so it was decided, and I headed to the hotel to get some sleep before an early morning start.
The next morning, we started at Angelina’s parents’ place in Wetaskiwin taking her getting ready pictures. This was followed by the traditional Bengali Hindu ceremony at the site. We then headed to the vista for the couple’s photo shoot along with their bridal party. At some point during the shoot, for some reason we found Tejas running around the vista, with his dhoti unfurled in his hand, his kurta giving a detailed weather report including wind speed and direction. Funny couple they are. Of course, I got pictures.
After the shoot, we drove out to Edmonton for the reception at the prestigious Shaw Conference Centre. And if the day hadn’t already been awesomely eventful, there were pyrotechnics, our signature picture from their engagement shoot displayed on two 20 feet high projection screens, men racing to dress up in saris and some pretty interesting dance moves.
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