I’m pretty sure that (one of) the reason(s) why Anna booked me was because we are both Anna. :) As it turns out, Anna is not exactly common in the Americas (with Anne being the next closest thing) so we Annas gotta stick together!!
While I haven’t had much experience with Hindu weddings, I was over the moon to be chosen as Anna and Barry’s wedding photographer and capture this intensely colorful celebration. Anna and Barry had a couple of celebrations (one being in Jamaica!), with their Hindu wedding at the Hare Krishna Temple. Their wedding was in April, and of course, it had to snow! Quite a change from their Engagement Session. But, not even snow could dampen the awesomeness of the celebration.
I asked Anna how it was like to plan their Hindu wedding, and she replied that it wasn’t very challenging given that it was an intimate wedding of about 30 people. She says, “The only thing I didn’t do properly was plan effectively because I’d commit to certain additions like extra chairs or food to later find out that I ordered too much.”
Their favorite part? “Everything. We were glad that we kept the guest list very small because it made for a very enjoyable wedding. The bigger the wedding the greater the stress. We felt that we could enjoy the experience and remember it fondly unlike big weddings we attended were the groom and or the bride seemed out of it.”
As for the proposal story… “New York. Brooklyn Promonade. We were there in February 2013 over Valentines day weekend. It was a very cold day. We set out by subway to Brooklyn hoping to walk the bridge back to Manhattan. Barry took me on a walk on the promenade and while gazing off in the distance towards the Manhattan skyline I turned around to Barry kneeling down and proposing. It was a very enjoyable walk back to Manhattan.”
Much thanks to Glen of Glen Co Photography for assisting and second shooting during this wonderful Hindu wedding!
Ceremony: Hare Krishna Temple / Officiant: Raj Archarya