I first worked with Anita and Avin in April this year at their Hindu wedding in Hertfordshire. I thoroughly enjoyed myself that day, as I always do with Asian weddings, but they are also incredibly nice people to work with. A few weeks ago I then photographed their second wedding; a civil ceremony at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire. I'd been looking forward to working with Anita and Avin again, I was also hugely excited at the prospect of photographing a wedding at a zoo - I had no idea that you could do this! It's great having quirky commissions dotted throughout the year to keep you on your toes.
They were both very keen to stick to the more relaxed style of wedding photography; it's incredibly easy to become swamped by requests for formal family group photographs, especially at Asian weddings; endless group shots really eat into the day and ultimately leave less time for the images that actually capture the essence of a wedding.
We did really well by keeping group shots to minimum and maintaining the casual style and atmosphere of this wedding day.
"Thank you so much Allister! The photography is amazing - even when the rain fell you captured the moments beautifully.
Everyone commented on how lovely you were to work with at both the Hindu and civil ceremonies.
We look forward to having the final wedding albums, it was a real pleasure to have you around on our special day. We will definitely be recommending you to our friends and family.
Thank you once again for all the time and effort you have put into capturing the memories that we will treasure forever - you are a true credit to the photography profession."
Avin & Anita
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