Chennai India Wedding Photographer | Vishnuka & Ruban

When Vishnuka first contacted me about the possibility of shooting her and Ruban’s wedding in India, I was overjoyed. I had first fallen in love with India on a trip I took a little over three years ago and have since been looking for an excuse to go back. Hindu weddings are so colourful – a photographer’s dream.

The auspicious date that was picked for the wedding was May 19th. May in Canada is a lovely time for a wedding but May is the hottest time of the year in Chennai. I don’t think I truly understood just how hot it would be. The books say 38 – 40 °C (100 – 104 °F) for May. This sounds hot but add some intense sunshine and 100% humidity and you get HAWT! I spent 2 and a half weeks traveling around Kerala and Tamil Nadu which were equally as hot with my friend Debra before the wedding (more on that in another post). Every day was sunny except for 5 minutes of rain one day. That was, until the day of the wedding when Cyclone Laila decided to swing into Chennai! When we came down to the lobby of our hotel at 1:30 am to meet Vishnuka’s dad it was pouring. In fact, pouring doesn’t begin to describe how hard it was raining. The wind and rain were so strong that the front doors to the hotel were being blown open and the only thing that was stopping the lobby from getting completely flooded was the doorman who was standing on the inside holding the doors shut with all his might. Yes, you did read the time correctly a few lines back. The ceremony started at 6 am so she started getting ready at 2 am. I could go on for hours about this wedding but I know you are here for the pictures.Vishnuka, you are stunning!There is something about the photo below that I absolutely love. This is the procession on the way to the temple. The sun was just beginning to rise and the rain was kind enough to back off for a few minutes.Part way through the ceremony Vishnuka changed into her red wedding sari. I love Ruban’s expression as he caught a first glimpse of his beautiful bride.Have a look at the rain in the background of this next picture.Thank you both so much for inviting me to be a part of your amazing wedding. Your love is so beautiful! xo

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Method Photography - Wow Jen, Beautiful photos, it sounds like you had an amazing time. Glad you had a safe and fun trip, what an experience that must have been. As for the rain, you know what they say “rain on your wedding day brings a lifetime of good luck.” They must have a few lifetimes of happiness with that down-pour.

Great job. CheersJune 7, 2010 – 10:19 pm

Wales Wong - I love it! you’re so lucky you got to travel and do your fave thing in the world!June 7, 2010 – 10:20 pm

Seba - Jennifer! I was looking forward to seeing this one! You are absolutely talented and everything looks beautiful! I mean, only you could make a cyclone look that amazing! Beautiful couple as well 🙂June 8, 2010 – 12:58 am

Stephanie Lettre - awesome and beautiful pics!! colors are amazing, they are all so pretty…. as well as the happy looking couple, 🙂June 8, 2010 – 9:37 am

Laura - This is a huge accomplishment – the images are amazing, and truly capture the joy and beauty of such a precious day. Amazing work.June 8, 2010 – 11:24 am

kristine atienza - how exquisite!!! all the cultural aspects are beautiful!! and how fun you got to travel to India!!June 8, 2010 – 11:37 am

Lisa Mark - Amazing job Jen – the composition, colours and emotion are perfect! Beautiful wedding!June 8, 2010 – 1:45 pm

dawn - The 2nd last picture is PERFECT!
I love the artwork on her hands!!
Great work!June 8, 2010 – 8:07 pm

Vivian's Decor - The colours! loooooove these photos!June 9, 2010 – 9:53 am

Christina Brosnan - Lucky duck! My dream wedding. So beautiful!June 10, 2010 – 7:40 am

Hilary - Stunning photos Jennifer! I love her smiles and her henna design. Beautiful photography.June 11, 2010 – 5:35 pm

Sarah Lane - Jen, your pictures are incredible!! You have totally found your calling!! The colours are so amazing!!June 12, 2010 – 1:12 pm

Debra - The photos are awesome! I feel like I am living it all over again. Can’t wait to see the ones from the rest of the trip.June 15, 2010 – 1:34 am

Liz - Gorgeous – I LOVE the colours of India!July 9, 2010 – 10:10 am

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