While everyone in Pallavi and Navdeep’s team were preparing for their reception cocktails at Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles in Chantilly, Virginia to begin and their grand entrances to unfold we were trying to decide on the risk of heading into Washington DC given the traffic and the weather! We knew our clients were hoping to just get one shot at least of something DC. The toughest part is that we did not want her hair to become weighted down by the rain nor her dress to be trapped too must through any soiled areas. With a little help from Uber and the willingness of our bride and groom, I’d say mission accomplished and the overall quick trip was a success!
Navdeep’s parents have such a unique relationship with their kids that all of us can only hope to reach those kinds of parenting goals ourselves. You can tell not only with Navdeep but his sisters the love, respect and nurturing that they have given each one of them. They are each outgoing and so down to earth that you can’t help but feel at home around all of them.
So much was in abundance on the final evening of their events; food, family (500+ of them I think!), fun, dancing, speeches, laughter and of course a lot of love filled that hotel.
As a photographer I have learned in the industry of covering weddings that you can quickly tell through images how much is truly understood by the documenter, what it is to be aware of or to look for often is what translates into great photos – its so easy in a world with so many distractions to not be focused, I see it all the time. Nowadays being present could be considered a sport as everyone’s attention is diverted in some way or another at all times. But how you respect each other as photographer and client goes a long way into building a certain amount of trust that lends itself to the client hanging on your every word and for that we could not thank the two of them enough for their trust, attention and of course braving the weather and the traffic and sticking to their original plan to go to Union Station for the portraits as we knew it was something they really wanted.
Incase you missed their Sikh Wedding Ceremony photos, please visit their blog post – Navdeep and Pallavi’s South Asian Sikh Wedding at Gurudwara | Richmond | Virginia Wedding Photographers
Cameras and Lenses used
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV ( Canon )
NIKON D3S ( NIKON CORPORATION )
NIKON D5 ( NIKON CORPORATION )
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM ( Canon )
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED ( NIKON CORPORATION )
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED ( NIKON CORPORATION )
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR ( NIKON CORPORATION )
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II ( NIKON CORPORATION )