When you turn up to photograph a wedding with 600 guests, it can certainly feel a little overwhelming!

Recently I had the pleasure of second shooting for the incredible Hamish Irvine. Hamish is such a lovely guy, and was kind enough to invite me along to this amazing wedding. Having never photographed an Islamic wedding before, every moment of the day was pretty much a surprise!

The big day was so different to anything I had ever seen. It was such a pleasure to see a wedding conducted in such a different way to what I’m used to. I’ve always loved vibrant colours in my photography too, so you can imagine what a treat this was! I was in heaven!

The wedding was at the Regency Hall; a venue grand enough to hold all 600 guests!

After a day full of lots of dancing and a LOT of photos, one of the traditions of an Islamic is for the bride’s family to say goodbye to her before she leaves home. It’s safe to say I was an emotional wreck! A lot of the guests had been telling me throughout the wedding that it would be a sad moment, but I had certainly underestimated it.

It really was such an honour to be part of such an incredible day. Thank you to Hamish for having me along!