Bijal & Paz
kelham hall wedding
I first met Bijal and Paz on their engagement shoot at Rufford Abbey in the spring. They were shy, and a bit awkward, as most couples are, but I felt I was able to guage them pretty well in this meeting. Together we worked through a few different things to get them relaxed, and I knew I’d have to go almost entirely documentary-style for their wedding photography.
We walked through the woods, looked at ducks and chatted about their wedding. They told me how they were keen to fuse their Indian heritage with a more western style, and didn’t want anything too traditional.
What followed was an epic wedding. Bijal got ready at her sister’s house with her best friends and closest family. I love shooting brides getting ready, because as on this day, everything is quietly buzzing. It’s a normal place, with your normal mates, but it’s such a special day too. Paz was with his family too, and was covered by my second shooter, Gina. There was an epic downpour, complete with thunder, on our way to Kelham Hall. Umbrellas were deployed, brothers and fathers got drenched, and then the clouds lifted, and it was glorious sunshine for the rest of the day.
A beautiful venue – Kelham Hall, nestled away in the Nottinghamshire countryside. A short but sweet civil ceremony, and what turned out to be a rager of a dancefloor. As a photographer I love weddings that have heart, and this wedding was full of it.
Bijal & Paz also chose to have a mini wedding film made alongside their wedding photography. Keep your eyes peeled for that – it’s a beaut!
Special thanks to my Gina, and Bijal’s brother in law for shooting me a line of Galaxy on my way out the door. Kept me going!