This is the second wedding we have covered for the same family of boys in the South Yorkshire town of Barnsley, so now we feel part of their extended family: many hours work – but all great fun.
Its a bit like a Stag-Do where the bridegroom is smothered in a turmeric paste and coloured powders, but in front of all his family and close friends in the garden of their family home.
Vibrantly coloured pigments ready for use in creating a Mayan wedding design
Wonder what this is going to be used for...
Let's start with a little snack before the ceremony starts
Such rich colours...
beautiful henna designs
hands fit for a magazine..
more beautiful henna designs
The women start to get ready for the ceremony.
The arty bit begins...
beautiful little detail...
birds-eye view of the art in progress
Art in the making...
One of my favourite shots of the artists at work
Now we see the artists too...
The groom's mother make the first move. Here she is about to smear him with thick turmeric paste
Oh how they are loving it!
The groom's torment hots up!"
Oh such fun!
How carefully they avoid his eyes and mouth. Seems they all love him!
Ooh this is getting a bit daring!
I actually won first prize in an international wedding photography competition – $1,000, from the Professional Wedding Photographers’ Network and was awarded the top wedding photographer excellence award for pictures from this couple’s Hindu wedding this year 2012, just days after the wedding had taken place!
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