Much has been said about jewelry in an Indian wedding… but all those words fall short in describing their beauty and their place in our rituals. So I thought I dedicate one exclusively to jewelry and et’al. I am no expert on jewelry but I sure appreciate their beauty and they are my fav when it comes to photography. Modern jewelry is sleek and minimalistic, in contrast to the elaborate and ‘heavy’ appearance of the traditional jewelry. A lot of weddings still stick to the traditional way but receptions are places where you would find a tinge of modernity.
I tried giving a post processing treatment, inline with the type of jewelry I photographed. So most of it is that good old ‘timeless classic’ feel.
Bangles, I feel is one of the simplest yet stunning combination of glass and colors that man has invented. And they obviously enjoy a unique place in all our weddings; most of the times preceding any other ‘metallic’ jewelry. Here is a collection of bangles in all colors, envying the rainbow.
Mehendi or Henna is another omnipresent adornment in our cultures. An exquisite art form.
I photographed these pearl and coral bracelets keeping them on the bridal golden silk saree, placing them near a large window for the diffused side lighting.
This is one of my favorite pictures. I just love the ‘eternal’ feel of it – like a oil painting on canvas. The focus was the ear-ring so I shot it sitting down and shooting up at her face while she was getting her makeup done. 580EXII (remotely fired), tungsten and natural lighting all combined together.
I loved this picture for its expression and beautiful directional lighting and natural vignette. She is ready with all the jewelry for the day. The 580EXII was fired and bounced off of the left wall. Added a touch of tungsten to enhance the ‘old movie’ look
Gold and pearl bracelets. The background was a red pillows on a sofa, with light blue fabric. The combination of gold with all those catchy colors really made this image.
I loved the red of the ruby and the golden chain and I had to photograph it with the person who is wearing it. The problem was the relative sizes of the pendant and her face. So I shot this with a 17-55 f2.8 at close distance and later cropped it a lot to get the focus back on the ruby and her expressions. I am not a great fan of selective coloring, but it totally works here.
Hope you liked it.. If u r planning to get bejeweled and get photographed, contact me 🙂