I love simple weddings because you really get a chance to experience everything around you. It was a beautifully serene morning on Kamal and Machiko's wedding day. I was the second (and eventually third) photographer this time around, but I almost preferred it -- it gave me time to observe and to pay attention to relationships and emotions instead of having to click-click-click every single smile. I was in my element. I got to understand Kam and Machi a little better in the process, and the bridge they created across the Pacific.
We're both interested in learning about other cultures, so it has been really cool that we have 3 different cultures that we're involved in: Canadian, Indian, and Japanese. Of course, some days are more difficult than others but that's part of the learning process.
I present to you, The "Kamachi" Wedding.
This one is long overdue. When my cousin sister had a super wedding in a small farm town on the outskirts of Toronto, of course I had to be there ... not just to take photos, but to help with the finishing touches of a massive football field sized tent in their backyard. An amazingly warm family, as always. So, here you go sis -- you've waited over a year for this (my first big wedding with my shiny new camera at a time when THiNKViK didn't exist, but wouldn't exist without what I felt on your special day).
Happy Diwali to all, from me to you, from my home to yours ... wherever you may be.
I love it when opportunities to grow and meet talented people come around. Makeup by Jasmeen and Flashing Lights extended me an invite to their suburban shoot and I must say that everything went beautifully.