What to look for in a Boston Indian Wedding Photographer and Videographer
- Full Day Coverage – Many photographers are surprised to hear that Indian wedding photography coverage will start with getting ready at 6am and won’t stop until the after party at 3am. In the wedding photography and videography industry, there’s a funny thing that we call “The wedding vendor hangover” because wedding photographers won’t drink enough water or exercise enough leading up to wedding season, so they experience a whole new world of soreness the next day. Find yourself a photographer that is used to running, squatting, dashing, and keeping a positive attitude for 12-16 hour Indian wedding days! We prioritize strength training, cardio exercise, proper hydration, and healthy eating on our team. It’s no joke!
- Multiple Day Coverage – Many of our couples hire our wedding photography and videography for multiple days of their Indian weddig celebrations. It’s typical that my team and I also photograph Mehndi Parties, Sangeets, Day-After Wedding Brunches, and other wedding events.
- Multiple photographers and videographers – Our team for most of our Indian weddings include two photographers and two videographers. For Indian weddings above 400 guests and/or 14 hours, we may add additional team members. Our couples love having multiple photographers and videographers so that we can split up and provide coverage on events that are happening simultaneously (ie: Bride getting ready and the baraat).
- Experience and Understanding of Culture – My team and I have photographed over 200 Indian weddings in New England (Boston, Providence, Newport), New Jersey, and New York. In addition to a deep understanding of different Indian wedding ceremonies (Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Christian, and many more) and traditions, I’ve developed a love for the culture and the language and have had fun learning bits and pieces of Hindi and Telugu!
- Comfort in chaos – You want and deserve a team that is comfortable with the specific traditions and the moments that will unfold as the day happens. There needs to be trust that they will capture exactly what you’re looking for, and not get overwhelmed by the colors, a cute kid, or the fact that they forgot to hydrate after 12 hours of partying with your family. I (Nicole) have strong feelings as to how Indians weddings should not be “practice ground” for any photographer. It’s important for someone looking to lead a team for an Indian wedding that they have at least many dozens of Indian weddings under their belt. They truly are different and special and deserve to be treated as such!
What to look for in an Indian Wedding Venue in Boston, Massachusetts
- Outside caterer – If food is important to you and your families, be sure that the venue allows outside catering!
- Parking Lot or Garage – Many Boston South Asian weddings have guests lists in the 150-600 range, so having ample and easy parking for your guests if often a welcome amenity.
- Space for a baraat! – Whether indoors or outdoors. Depends on if you’re thinking about bringing a nice car, horse, or elephant!
Best Indian Wedding Venues in Massachusetts
- Boston Marriott Cambridge – 50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142
- Hyatt Regency Cambridge – 575 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
- Indian Pond Country Club – 60 Country Club Way, Kingston, MA, United States
- Danversport – 107 Elliott St, Danvers, MA, USA
- The Peabody-Essex Museum – 161 Essex Street, East India Square Salem, Massachusetts 01970
- InterContinental Boston – 510 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210
- Lantana – 43 Scanlon Dr, Randolph, MA 02368
- Lombardo’s – 6 Billings St, Randolph, MA 02368
- Marriott Boston Quincy – 1000 Marriott Dr, Quincy, MA 02169
- Mechanic’s Hall – 321 Main St, Worcester, MA 01608
Best Indian Wedding Venues in Rhode Island
- Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel – 5 Ave of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903
- Belle Mer, Longwoood Estates – 2 Goat Island, Newport, RI 02840
- Crowne Plaza Warwick – 801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI 02886
Best Boston Indian Wedding Decorators
- Love Decor – I photographed Shruti and Rishi’s wedding! For a modern approach, the Love Decor Team is incredible!
- Alankar Decor – Lots of love to Auntie Shoba!
Best Boston Indian Wedding Planners
Best Boston Indian Wedding DJs & Lighting
- SILK Events – DJ Rishi and I went to college at Bentley together. He was always the life of the party and it was evident many years ago that he had a love for music and DJ-ing. I hired his team for my wedding and have always loved his entire team.
- Xtreme Productions – DJ Bunty and his team are energetic and always amp up the energy level!
- Boston Light and Sound – DJ Yogi has an incredible announcer voice!! Make sure to experience it :)
Best Boston Henna Artist
- Henna Cafe – Manisha is hands down, the best Boston henna artist for bridal henna and henna parties. She’s patient, kind, talented, and wildly amazing.
Best Boston Indian Wedding Caterer
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