Indian Wedding Photography | Sanji in Harrow
Sanjay Gohil is an established Asian wedding photographer himself, so I was thrilled to be given the privilege of shooting his and Pinki’s Saanji in Harrow, Middlesex.
For the non-Asian/Indian folks, a Saanji is an Indian pre wedding event whereby the bride and groom’s families get together for a good song and dance. The purpose is to break the ice and bring the two families closer together before the main wedding. That’s my overly simple explanation anyway. :-)
This was the first ever Hindu event where I was the lead photographer. And boy was I nervous! But thankfully it all worked out. Pinki, Sanjay and their families were a joy to work with so it made things a little easier and calmed the nerves a bit. On top of that, everyone loved the images! So panic over. :D
A massive thank you to Sanjay for trusting me and giving me an opportunity to experience the amazing culture and atmosphere of an Indian wedding event. The array of rituals, dances and performances that take place are just awesome.
For me, as a documentary wedding photographer, it was heaven! There was so much going on. And to think that this is just one of many pre wedding events too! I’m really looking forward to my journey into the world of Indian wedding photography.
Here is a selection of images of the event. I would love to hear your feedback, so do leave a comment and let me know what you think.