14th February, Valentine’s Day is a wonderful day to have a wedding. I was very honoured to be asked to photograph the Nikam ceremony at a Muslim wedding. Although I have only photographed 10 Muslim weddings, I always feel it’s a special honour to be commissioned to photograph such a special occasion. I was particularly humbled by the fact that the bride and groom, after wading through many photographers’ images, chose me to photograph this wedding on the strength of my wedding photography. The bride and groom were looking for something other than traditional photographs and liked my natural approach with no forced poses and set-up shots.
The ceremony started at 6.00pm and finished at 10.00pm. I was overwhelmed by the colours and the vibrancy of the dresses. The bride and groom received their images 48 hours after the event and after they had viewed them, they contacted me to say how pleased they were and to quote them “the images were brilliant and we are very pleased with how discreet and unobtrusive you were”.