A Modern Indian Wedding
Hella full of Haldi, Laughs + Dancing
The Art and Story of Nisha + Shyam
One of my favorite things about an Indian wedding is that I get to spend the entire weekend with my couples. So not only do we get SO much artwork from the 3 [ sometimes 4 ] days, we get to know each other really well in that time. I get to know their little quirks, how they interact as a couple, maybe even their favorite adult beverage 🥂 Because of that relationship we build, you get to see their authentic personalities shine through the imagery. Nisha + Shyam’s wedding photography showcases exactly that!
Yes, we got to explore super cool locations around the CLE [ peep that street art coming up ], but we also got to laugh, joke around, and let this awesome couple relax and be themselves. That’s when you actually get the best wedding pictures: when you relax, enjoy your new husband or wife, and trust your photographer to capture the best parts of you 💛 Ok, ok, enough sappy stuff. Let’s get to the real reason you’re here: THE PICTURES!
Right off the bat, we can see that these two are stunnaz.
Stunnaz that are pretty much obsessed with each othazzz.
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Remember when I mentioned street art? Cleveland is full of it. And we just happened upon this super colorful wall. I couldn’t resist.
I feel like these two secretly knew about this wall and intentionally coordinated their outfits to go with it. And then subliminally guided me towards it so we’d have to stop for pictures. A whole conspiracy. It’s too perfect.
Do you think all these people were in on it, too? Intro our Indian wedding bridal party. Nisha and Shyam ARE SO popular that they had to have 984 people in their bridal party. 984. Not exaggerating.
”You captured all of our key memories and important moments [ emotional and fun moments both ] I loved how much fun you all were having too!NishaThe Bride
In Their Own Words.
That’s right. Every word you’ve read on this page so far regarding this wonderful wedding [ catch the alliteration there. Pretty brilliant, right? ] has all been word-smithed and crafted by us [ we’re not only gifted wedding photographers, but also not too shabby in the content writing department ] Humble Brag / Self enthusiasm aside; we mean every word on this page, but it’s important that you hear from our couple too.
We asked a few questions of them about their wedding; and hope you enjoy their answers 😀
Watching our families perform at the sangeet and dancing together at the baraat!
We absolutely loved having you guys! You captured all of our key memories and important moments [ emotional and fun moments both ] – I loved how much fun you all were having too, it felt like you all were part of the party 😀
I love the ones at the haldi – there was so much anticipating and excitement [ for ourselves and friends and family ] and you can really see that in the pictures.
We were going for a fun, hype, excited vibe! We wanted everyone to have a blast dancing, singing, chatting, laughing, and enjoying each other’s company!!
Cheeeeeesin! No shame, I love cheese 🧀🧀🧀
Cheesin’ and readin’. I found this mini library at the Marriott Key Lobby in Cleveland right before their wedding reception.
How cute, right?! I love when I get to do something totally unique for my couples, and this definitely was.
And how quickly we go from cheese to elegant as h – e – double hockey sticks 🏒🏒. Get you a partner who can do both.
Getting ready pictures can be bland. Or they can be lively and timeless. This one is definitely the latter and I absolutely love it.
Of course it helps when the bride is a natural model. Which Nisha definitely is. I encouraged her to stick with the gym shorts for her hindu wedding ceremony over the lehenga she was aiming for. She ignored me. I still think I was right but whatever 🤷♂️
When things are this elaborate, you need all hands on deck to help dress the bride! It also makes for fun memories and really great imagery.
What was on the phone screen to elicit that side eye? Aliens? Ghosts? A tyrannosaurus 🦕making out with a parking meter? Side note; I understand the emoji i used for the tyrannosaurus is more of a blue brontosaurus but the keyboard only has so many late jurassic period options.
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When the bridal portraits are 🔥🔥🔥
The haldi! Remember when Nisha said these were her favorite images? We can see why. Haldis are a fun ceremony where everyone frantically rubs turmeric paste on the couple prior to the wedding. Its spazzy and messy.
This is just the beginning with these flower petals. Just you wait.
I love the subtlety of the petals floating all around them. They add movement and color and excitement to the wedding photography.
And then sometimes they’re less subtle 🌸🌼🌹🌋
Specializing in indian wedding photography in cleveland has meant I’ve gotten to be a part of a lot of beautiful traditional hindu pre-wedding ceremonies like this one.
Everything about this picture is happy, from the colors to the couple. And trust me, it’s genuine! I captured this picture at the beginning of Nisha’s Mehndi which her family hosted in her father’s backyard on a nice summer evening.
Not sure what’s going on here, but it’s entertaining nonetheless!
Shout out to Krishna who [ hands down ] has my favorite “dance floor facia activities” [ it’s a thing ] EVER.
Here we witness the first of many dancing crowds of the weekend. Basically, everyone started dancing and they didn’t stop. all weekend, they didn’t stop.
They might still be dancing. Someone should check up on that?
This is love. True love 🍕Shyam’s father feeding his mother pizza to keep her Mehndi intact [ so sweet! ]
Don’t worry. Yes, there was a mood shift, but that doesn’t mean the party is over. I just wanted to give you a break so you don’t get overwhelmed.
Although that isn’t a fool-proof plan.
Because you could easily be overwhelmed anyway by these two and their unending cuteness!
There are worse things to be overwhelmed by.
I told you the party wasn’t over yet! Enter the sangeet [ another fun indian pre-wedding celebration ]. We’re on the dance floor of the Marriott Key Tower in cleveland the night before the wedding.
The Sangeet got everyone jumping!
No wonder it was one of Nisha’s favorite parts of the weekend!
The Marriott Downtown is the perfect venue for it.
The facial expressions here are PRICELESS.
And now we move onto the wedding day, when Shyam sees his beautiful bride all done up and dressed up to get MARRIED. This is just an hour or so before their hindu wedding ceremony at the Marriott in Cleveland. I think it’s safe to say he’s pretty excited!
What better place in Cleveland to do an outdoor first look than in front of the Freedom Statue?
YES. MORE CHEESE. 🧀
MORE CHEESE AND MORE PEOPLE. 986 people [ 984 bridal party members AND our couple ]
But seriously, this might be the biggest wedding party ever! Good thing they were SO MUCH fun!
Here is some photographic evidence of said fun. The Barat.
See? It doesn’t get better than this, folks! The barat in front of the Marriott Key in Cleveland is the place to be on a Saturday morning.
The Barat is always a good time, and I love capturing everyone dancing and celebrating together!
One word: WOW. B3 Events mandap design here is so freaking good.
B3 Events knocked it out of the park with their event design. The mandap could not have been more beautiful.
It looks even better with our couple getting married underneath it!
That was almost a pickup line, wasn’t it?
Well neither Nisha nor Shyam will have anymore need for pickup lines because THEY’RE MARRIED!
*contrast*. To note, this was photographed on a horse head in the marriott Key Tower Lobby in Cleveland. Go look for it now; it’s near the elevators. You’ll see why this is so cool when you find it yourself.🐴💍📸
Shoutout again to the Marriott for providing beautiful spaces for our bride and groom to get ready. Want to see more indian weddings at the Marriott in Cleveland? Oh; you should go here on our website. Thank me later.
Looking dapper, Shyam. You also have nice teeth. 😬 If you didn’t take care of your teeth, I would have probably cropped your face out of the picture and you’d be hands and a neck.⋈
Do you think their faces hurt from all the smiling? If so, they probably don’t even notice 🥰
Showering the bride and groom in well-deserved compliments.
With a joke or two thrown in for good measure!
And then Nisha and Shyam took to the dance floor themselves for their first dance.
And now we get HYPE!
One of my number one tips as an Indian wedding photographer in Cleveland; The group photo is always worth it! Have your DJ and your wedding photographer organize a FULL wedding reception photo with all your guests; it’s a killer way to kick off the dance floor [ and you’ll get one amazing wedding picture ]!
Get ready for some quality reception dancing content!
Nisha and Shyam, you definitely succeeded in throwing an awesomely hype wedding weekend, full of excitement, laughter, and joy! We absolutely loved sharing it with you!