Brazilian + Egyptian wedding. Two cultures come together on the wedding. Religious event was combined by energetic dancing
I hope the title says it all about this wedding. At least, it is for me.
The wedding was one of the kind. Love it when experiencing the first time for everything, especially after doing this gig for more than 5 years now. The wedding was a mixed culture of Brazilian and Egyptian. It’s also a mix of African and South American.
I’ve never been to Brazil and also shoot or attend Brazilian wedding, but I always imagine it’s what the Brazilian wedding would be. It must be full of people dancing in the street. On the other hand, I have shot several nuptials taken in Orthodox churches, but I sense the difference between Egyptian’s orthodox and the others’ orthodox.
As mentioned earlier on their portraiture’s blog, both of them are scientists. They met during the conference where scientists met each other. That’s the fact-file about their relationship. It’s nothing different to other couples. Their uniqueness is another thing. One is very shy and very religious and the other is confident and charismatic. Yes, I can declare both of them are more geek than me (I am a computer geek ).
Daniel is a person whom I reckon never look down to people, he treats everyone the same even for the little kid. He hung out with Tye’s little nephews and their friends’ kids too. I even caught an instance where this one kid called him as his best friend.
In contrast, Tye is a conservative bride who does not want to have any portrait done. The only reason we have a bit of portrait done because I said them so . She didn’t like to show other people of how much she’s in love with Daniel. But she’s just a match from heaven to Daniel. They just joke around about who they are and saying how they’d love me to capture their first fight in their marriage. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen . That’s how I learn about them and how I unfold their wedding story.
For me, this may be the first wedding that I didn’t have any portraiture done, it’s all about candid. That’s exactly I keep telling others of what the wedding should be focused on. But when I face one, I feel there is something missing. As this was my first experience, I definitely need to be more confident that I can shoot good wedding photo without having any portraiture done on the day. And yes, I encourage more couples focusing on the time for family and friends for their wedding day. We can always do the portraiture done on any other day. But the moment where your friends and family come together for you is rare and priceless. Just consider that.
Here are my favourites:
We started off with the breaky with his mums (yes, plural. He called his nanny a mum too because she’s the one who raised him). Both of them flew from Brazil to witness their son’s wedding.
*lol* I didn’t set up this one, I promise
Is that how all of my clients’ childhood memories with camera ? Abused by their uncle’s cameras.
It definitely goes to my all time favourites.
Talking about lucky shot. Stealing a flash from the uncle bob
All these are the only ones I had for their photo location.
I reckon the guy with the drum work harder than I do. He definitely has more muscle than me to do this for a long time.
Do you understand what I mean about Rio de Janeiro? Well, if you think I am wrong, I am ready to fly to Brazil to witness one then at your expense .. *lol*
Classic cake cutting.
Here are for some more photos:
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Thank you so much for Dan and Tye for trusting me and allowing to witness your wedding. Have fun in NZ!
Come back for their fusion slideshow.