One of the hardest parts about shooting Rupesh and Ajanta’s wedding was trying to keep the number of blog images down to a reasonable number. With so much going on, and so many things to photograph, this blog post could go on an on for several pages. Even though the festivities officially began four or five days earlier, and were set to continue the following weekend in Texas, we were able to meet up with Ajanta and Rupesh for the climax of the wedding celebration; the baraat, ceremony, and the formal reception, all taking place at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Cleveland.
We were lucky to get the baraat in before all of Cleveland was pummeled by on heck of a thunderstorm, which we all got to enjoy from the safety of a hotel suite between the ceremony and reception. After the ceremony, and after everyone had changed into their evening attire, we had a chance to jump back outside for a few photos on Public Square before sky started to threaten again.
We were both very grateful for how welcoming Ajanta, Rupesh, and their families were to us. They made us feel quite at ease amongst the whirlwind of transitions and customs that were for the most part foreign to us.
Enough talk, on to the images! First off, Genevieve’s handful of favorites:
And James’ favorites: