Seattle Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Hi, I'm Mandev, I live in Seattle :) I create photos with a natural & authentic style, and I love the way a single moment can reveal the most compelling emotions - a soft smile, the happiness of an engagement, or the excitement of a wedding celebration. Here's a glimpse into some of these beautiful moments.

I'd love to connect with you on Google Plus and on Instagram (@MandevSidhu).

    

Posts Tagged 'Sikh Wedding Photographer'

2014
0
category: Wedding

Indian Wedding Photography in Seattle

 

While growing up, I always noticed the same style of Indian weddings photos, and I felt like they never fully captured the cultural essence or traditions the way I saw and experienced them. While they may have done a great job of making the couple look like Bollywood stars, everything felt too ‘posed’ for me.  One of the greatest joys during  my photography experience has been the chance to develop relationships with my couples, and to photograph them in a unique way that brings out and captures real emotion. Real emotion has power. It makes you feel.

I love the emotion and feelings at multicultural weddings. (It’s truly an honor to photograph them) These are opportunities to share Indian culture, and at the same time, welcome new traditions into our lives. After all, we learn and grow through open hearts.

Preetma & Brian (two incredible friends) celebrated their modern Indian wedding at the Renton Gurdwara. After the ceremony, we drove into the majestic Cascade Mountains to create some beautiful photos where Preetma wore her red lehenga, and Brian wore a groom’s achkan sherwani with a red turban. Their traditional Indian outfits gave these photos a special (magical) feeling, especially when the fog and misty rain rolled in…

 

Sikh Bride getting her makeup done before ceremony

 

Modern Indian wedding photography

Modern Indian Wedding Photographer in Seattle

 

Sikh wedding at Renton Gurdwara

Renton Gurdwara Anand Karaj Sikh wedding ceremony

 

creative wedding bridal party pose on playground for group photo

A rainy day Seattle wedding

 

American groom wearing sherwani and red turban in Seattle

Indian Sikh Bride and Groom Photo Seattle

Indian wedding day photoshoot

Creative artistic Indian Sikh wedding photography Seattle

Seattle Indian wedding photographer

Modern Sikh wedding photography in Renton and Seattle

Indian, Sikh, and American Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

 

I’d love to connect with you on Google+ and Instagram (@MandevSidhu)
You can also find me on Facebook here. <– ‘like’ my page to follow more photos

 

A huge thanks to Brian and Preetma for the opportunity to photograph their beautiful Indian wedding!

 

2014
0
category: Wedding

Over the past few years, it’s been an honor to photograph Indian weddings in the Seattle area. I’ve met some incredible people who have opened their arms to me, and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to share what I love – photography.  Indian weddings are always full of bright colors, beautiful clothing, delicious food, and so many meaningful traditions. It’s been a humbling experience to have met so many awesome couples, and their families, and I’m excited to continue creating photos to share these beautiful moments.

 

indian bride wearing red lehenga

 

Sikh bride portrait Seattle

Indian Henna on bride's hands

Portrait of Sikh bride and groom wearing red, and standing in the trees

modern Indian wedding photography in Seattle, Bellevue, and Kent

Modern Indian bridal photo in Seattle
I’d love to connect with you on Google+ and Instagram (@MandevSidhu)
You can also find me on Facebook here.

A huge thanks for all the support! :)

 

2014
0
category: Engagement

I love happy brides!

Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth!

 

smiling Indian bride wearing white lehenga

Happy, laughing, Indian Bride

 

I’d love to connect with you on Google Plus and on Instagram @MandevSidhu
You can also find me on Facebook

 

2013
13
category: Wedding

Seattle Wedding by Lake Washington

Some of you may have seen Surina and Aman’s engagement photos here.  Ever since we wrapped up that session, I’d been looking forward to their wedding weekend.  Every wedding, like every couple, tells a unique story.  In this case, the story is one of love, dedication and so much joy!  I had the chance to spend several days not only with Surina and Aman but with their wonderful families too.  As Surina mentioned in her speech during the reception, “…a marriage is not between two people, but between two families.”  This wedding was certainly proof of this beautiful idea.

Surina and Aman have been living a long distance relationship for a while now and I’m just so happy that they finally get to be together!  Congratulations to them and their families.  Cheers to their happy marriage!

 

bride's maiyaan

maiyaan

maiyaan

bride's maiyaan

indian bride maiyaan celebration

 

Groom’s Maiyaan

 

groom's maiyaan

maiyaan celebration

maiyaan rangoli

 

Baraat and Milni at the Sikh Gurdwara

indian groom on horse for baraat

sikh wedding milni

 

Sikh Wedding Ceremony (Anand Karaj) at Gurdwara


indian wedding bridesmaid

sikh wedding flower girl

sikh wedding groom

sikh wedding groom

Indian bride

lavaan in gurdwara during sikh wedding

Sikh wedding photographer seattle

sikh wedding photography seattle

 

sikh wedding photography seattle

sikh wedding photography seattle

sikh wedding photography seattle

sikh wedding photography seattle

sikh wedding photography seattle

sikh wedding photography seattle

Dholi Ceremony at Bride’s house
 

sikh wedding photography seattle

sikh wedding photography seattle

sikh wedding photography seattle

 

 

Reception

 

 

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sikh wedding photography seattle

sikh wedding photography seattle

sikh wedding photography seattle first dance at reception

sikh wedding photography seattle reception first dance

reception cake

reception cake

reception dancing indian wedding photography seattle

reception dancing indian wedding photography seattle

reception dancing indian wedding photography seattle

 

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