Sonia & Shivam: Hindu Wedding at kelham Hall Nottingham

February 7, 2014 in Weddings

Following up on Sonia and Shivam’s beach themed pre wedding session which proved to be quite a popular post this week (check out the feature on the prominent Asian wedding directory My Asian Wed); I present part two;- their Hindu wedding, which was held at the beautiful Kelham Hall in Nottingham.

What I love about Hindu ceremonies the most is the story telling aspect; the rituals performed around the fire and the formation of two families coming together as one unit. I also love the after parties and games, its a real celebration with lots of colours (and emotions) which I of course love!

Also check out this month’s Khush Wedding Magazine, where I am honoured to have a double page feature detailing Sonia and Shivam’s themed pre wedding and Hindu ceremony.

Here are a selection of my favorites from the day!

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Themed pre wedding shoot at Brighton beach

January 31, 2014 in E-Session

I’ve been holding back posting some of my themed pre wedding shoots for a looong time, and its been killing me! I love these sessions so much! The creative visual artist in me is unleashed and I really like to go to town with themes, locations and story boarding an idea. I have many more to feature and will be creating a dedicated blog post on my themed pre wedding shoots, which will explain the story of how I came about’s doing these shoots, and has now it has been identified as one of my signature ‘looks’

OK on to Sonia and Shivam’s themed session…well it was taken on one of the hottest days of the year! You would think that all the glorious sunshine is what we crave for as a photographer, but in all honesty, it is a nightmare to shoot in! Harsh shadows, over exposure, its really not the most flattering light..but one thing being a wedding photographer has taught me, is to be prepared for the unexpected! With Sonia and Shivam’s Hindu wedding weeks away and wedding season into full swing, I couldn’t re schedule the shoot. I am really glad I didn’t, I’ve learned that sometimes these added pressures are a blessing in disguse (as I am often faced with at weddings) They force you to think on your toes which is why Iam super happy with these set of images.

I got to thank Sonia and Shivam for being so patient with me (it was a long and hot day!) and trusting me with me vision. I always like to have a slight editorial look with my pre wedding sessions and I really loved the outfits and props the couple brought along. Here are a selection of my favorites from the day

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Dominique / York Place: ( February 14, 2014 12:42 am ) Gorgeous interpretation of the UP theme :) I LOVE that make up and car door one!

Sonia & Shivam: Hindu Wedding at kelham Hall Nottingham « Rima Darwash: ( February 7, 2014 10:23 am ) […] up on Sonia and Shivam’s beach themed pre wedding session which proved to be quite a popular post this week (check out the feature on the prominent Asian […]

Justin: ( February 3, 2014 11:56 am ) This is such a great shoot! It looks like an editorial from the magazine!

Kim: ( February 2, 2014 7:20 am ) You guys had WAY too much fun on this shoot and I LOVE IT! Gah, the sheer amount of colors is making me giddy. Awesome shoot!!

Nick: ( February 2, 2014 6:15 am ) Quality. Love all of these, but the last one's my favourite.

benj haisch: ( February 2, 2014 2:51 am ) so fresh. that photo of her putting on make up and him opening the car do is so sick.

Heather Elizabeth: ( February 2, 2014 1:23 am ) Oh my Gosh this is so amazing. Technically and emotionally you rocked this.

Jared Tseng: ( February 1, 2014 10:29 pm ) What an awesome first shot!

Teresa K: ( February 1, 2014 7:52 pm ) What an awesome engagement session!! So much personality and technical mastery in these images....you knocked it out of the park Rima!!

/mariahedengren: ( February 1, 2014 4:40 pm ) Balloons + bike = awesome.

Nessa: ( February 1, 2014 3:41 pm ) So much of this is so amazing. I want to go out ad buy balloons just to have around the house now. :)

Tracy Morter: ( February 1, 2014 9:01 am ) I love the last one! I do love a night time shoot. You chose the perfect time of day and made the most of it. Lovely work.

seth goodman: ( February 1, 2014 2:16 am ) What a fun group of photos! I really like the photo of guy jumping with the balloons.

lisa lacroix: ( January 31, 2014 11:58 pm ) What a fun session. I love your flash work!!!

mariana: ( January 31, 2014 9:34 pm ) LOVE, so adorable! My favorite image is the one where she's in front of the car (to the left) applying make-up and he's near the car (to the right) SO ARTISTIC!!!

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