After a wonderful start photographing Riyaz and Nafisa’s Asian wedding in Blackpool the day before, I was really excited for the walima photography to take place at the Bolton 3D centre and being able to meet them beforehand at Wrea Green in Preston for some couples photographs.
As I arrived early afternoon I once again saw Hamida taking charge of Nafisa’s hair and makeup- they went for a striking Mughal inspired ‘Jodha Akbar’ look which looked superb and was such a contrast to the wedding day!
I showed some quick preview shots of the previous days antics on my ipad but it nearly got a bit too emotional for Nafisa so decided to show it a week later instead rather than risk ruining her wonderful makeup! haha!
When Riyaz also finished getting ready we had ample time to take some couples portraits and boy was this productive- they looked amazing together and by now also super confident in front of the camera.
We managed to get some awesome photos in a relaxed environment laughing away and I’m really happy I was able to do this for Riyaz and Nafisa.
I actually had emails from other photographers questioning if they were a real couple or models brought in for my portfolio? Pretty bizarre but if its causing confusion then we’ve done well!
We had a fantastic time once we arrived at the Bolton 3D Centre which was fantastically decorated by Stage Solutions once again.
After dinner and some great entertainment by a bollywood cover band the wedding week was over and by now I was pretty tired also- so decided to have a quick nap at the end
Such a great few days- lovely people who I can now call good friends, I cant wait to go back to Preston and indeed Lancashire for asian wedding photography again!