Sumana + Karthik Barn Wedding, Wolfeboro, NH
When someone asks you to photograph a BARN WEDDING, you don't think, you say YES (with doing jumping jacks in your mind). I wasn't hesitant at all when my dear friends asked me to photograph their beautiful barn wedding in Wolfeboro, NH. What I wished to do was to capture the essence of a true DIY barn wedding along with the textures, the character of the place and the love of the couple and friends. The wedding was 3 days long and I was to photograph their Mehendi, Sangeet and the Wedding.
Set in a picturesque NH farm, I planned carefully the mood of the images, met the couple, planned locations and packed all what I can for photo equipment.
The barn and the house where the bride and groom stayed were next to each other with open fields and beautiful sunflower garden.
DAY 1 - Mehendi
The mehendi ceremony was inside the house at the farm and as soon as I entered the room, I saw a living room filled with 50 people with the bride right in the center of everything. Since mehendi is a ceremony for the bride, I had to separate out the bride out of the people so she shines and looks absolutely beautiful. But how? I exactly know how. I used creative lighting techniques, copper pipes in front of my lens, shooting through foreground objects, string lights, shooting through doorways to create pictures that make her stand out and look absolutely beautiful.
The sangeet was set to happen in the barn at night with beautiful string lights and decorations. As a photographer the barn is the hardest place to photograph since you can bounce your flash of the wooden walls, so you have to be prepared to light it creatively. I planned for it and walked away with some awesome images of the couple and guests.
The WEDDING Day
Most IMPORTANT day for the couple and I wanted to make it special. You have to be with the couple the whole day but also make sure you are completely unobtrusive, defacto event coordinator and their friend. I lot of times you have to work photo journalistic style and capture the moments and several times you have to guide the couple and pose them to create some memorable moments for them. Its their ultimate day which they spend hours and hours to prep and execute and its a photographer's job to document it in the BEST possible way. The wedding day had so much character and fun elements, right from having an informal ceremony to having food trucks for lunch and dinner, lawn games, a Harry Potter themed photo booth, grooms friends wearing superhero ties, bride's girlfriends wearing something orange (Bride's favorite color) and just a setting where each guest can have tons and tons of fun. So here are highlights from the wedding starting with getting ready pictures, first look, ceremony, formal portraits and through the evening.
Every couple is unique and every wedding is special and if you have an idea for the wedding, I have the skill and experience to make your wedding memorable and create timeless images that you will remember for a very very long time. To check out my wedding portfolio and also to start your consultation, click the buttom below.