Two Thousand and Fourteen.

Couple jumping on a cliff during a foggy day in YorkshirePin it

So here is my best of 2014…but first I have to start by saying, THANK YOU. 2014 was absolutely amazing. Just like this couple and all those whose weddings I photographed.

I have had so much support from my wedding industry friends (you know who you are) and from my family (especially Tom my husband) who have been the pillars of strength in helping me build a photography business, that is really a dream job. I often have to pinch myself to remind me how fortunate I am to be doing something I love for work, but to be honest, for me, the couples become an extension of my large gujju garba dancing family, who happen to be getting married and in the process, drinking lots of tea (and booze), partying hard and getting a bit emotional.

I’ve had haldi on my face and my cameras, I’ve swam in the Indian Ocean to get some lush photos , I have eaten way toooooo many gulab jamuns and danced to some classic hip-hop mixed with bolly-bhangra. I have cried at being mentioned in the speeches, I’ve climbed trees and laughed at making up ridiculous hashtags whilst driving with couples to an e-shoots. I’ve applied mascara and nail varnish for brides and draped a saree or two, I have watched match of the day and Formula 1 racing with grooms, I’ve been to the beach plenty of times and had sand between my toes, I’ve been to a wedding festival and enjoyed the sack races, the live bands and the ice-cream and been on bouncy castles. I’ve had a pot of masala chai with the mother of the bride and I have drunk mango vodka shots with the bridal party. Yes, this is all part of my job.

I shot, 20 pre-wed shoots, 22 (3 day) weddings, a destination wedding in Zanzibar and attended numerous workshops ( including two with my favourites, Fer Juaristi and Nordica), along the way, I have met some very talented photographers who have become good friends and I look forward to new adventures with them this year.

I have photographed Indian weddings in London, Cardiff, Manchester, Leicester, Coventry, Leamington Spa, Milton Keynes, Huddersfield, Leeds, Bradford, Cheshire, Birmingham, Hampshire, Swansea, Harrogate, Yorkshire Dales, York and Zanzibar.

Special thank you to Soniya, Aisha, Nishit, Jay, Jaye and to Manny from NAWS and the team at BvG.

2014 also saw me being nominated for The wedding Industry Award for best photographer and although I didn’t win, I made it to the regional finals, woohooo. Thank you to all the couples who voted for me and for your kind words. Some of those testimonials were really emotional. I’m so glad I can be more than just an Asian wedding photographer for you, and grateful for your friendship. Read more about TWIA and what the couples had to say here.

Hello 2015…

The year starts with a wedding fair in Birmingham in January at the Motorcycle Museum, followed by a wedding at the Serena Hotel in Mombasa, Kenya and then I am all across the UK photographing Indian weddings in Birmingham, Leicester, Manchester, Procida(Italy), London, Kent and Surrey. I cannot wait to document all the beautiful Indian weddings lined up this year.

This year I will also be expanding the team and two lovely photographers will be joining me from the end of January. Watch this space.

If you like what you see and would like to book your wedding photography, please contact me for more information. I’d love to hear from you.

PS: hope you have a cuppa chaa in hand.

Have a wonderful year ahead 🙂

Go! Go! Go!

 

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  • shellyJanuary 5, 2015 - 8:24 am

    Some beautiful moments there Bhav. 2015 is going to be ace. xReplyCancel

  • Jaye Cole | Tux & Tales PhotographyJanuary 5, 2015 - 10:23 am

    What a gorgeous set of fun and colourful photos – you are just amazing Mrs. Bhav! What a wonderful year.ReplyCancel

    • BhavnaJanuary 6, 2015 - 11:13 am

      Much love Jaye, thank you for all the support xxxReplyCancel

  • ZoeJanuary 5, 2015 - 11:37 am

    Beautiful work Bhavna, love the energy in your photos, best wishes for 2015!ReplyCancel

  • KathrynJanuary 5, 2015 - 12:19 pm

    Wow! So vibrant and lovely. Beautiful images. What a wonderful job you have! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • BhavnaJanuary 6, 2015 - 11:13 am

      I do have a wonderful job Kathryn, very blessed xxxReplyCancel

  • Jay EmmeJanuary 5, 2015 - 1:13 pm

    YASSSSSSSSSSS. Look at you and all your awesome shizz. *Awaits invite to come and play again soon* Big love, girl. xxReplyCancel

    • BhavnaJanuary 6, 2015 - 11:12 am

      Thank you my darling, must see more of you!ReplyCancel

  • Genevieve ( Miss Gen Photography )January 5, 2015 - 5:09 pm

    Beautiful Bhav! Love your colours. That second last shot.. amazing xReplyCancel

    • BhavnaJanuary 6, 2015 - 11:11 am

      Ahh thanks Gen, that was a special day xxxReplyCancel

  • Laura BabbJanuary 5, 2015 - 6:15 pm

    Beautiful, colourful, loveliness. You’ve had such an awesome year, dude. xReplyCancel

    • BhavnaJanuary 6, 2015 - 11:10 am

      Thank you Laura for all your help this year too, hope to see you soon 🙂 xxReplyCancel

  • jesus caballeroJanuary 5, 2015 - 10:12 pm

    wow! this 2014 was so good! Really excited for your 2015!!!! happy new year!!!! 😀ReplyCancel

  • MeganJanuary 6, 2015 - 9:58 am

    These are some of the most stunning, vibrant and emotional photos I have seen. I’m in awe and they wont load up fast enough for me to devour them all! MXReplyCancel

  • JamieJanuary 6, 2015 - 10:10 am

    Epic work! Truly inspirational!ReplyCancel

    • BhavnaJanuary 6, 2015 - 11:10 am

      Jamie, thank you for your kind words mate. xReplyCancel

  • KateJanuary 6, 2015 - 10:20 am

    I always love the vibrancy of your photography Bhavna, looks like a great year and your plans for 2015 sound very exciting. I hope you have a great year xReplyCancel

    • BhavnaJanuary 6, 2015 - 11:09 am

      Thank you Kate, it was truly a great year. xxReplyCancel

  • Rachael ~Marry Me Ink~January 6, 2015 - 10:30 am

    What a gorgeous round up to 2014 – All of your couples look amazing! Great work Bhavna – Can’t wait to see your 2015 weddings!ReplyCancel

    • BhavnaJanuary 6, 2015 - 11:09 am

      Thank you so much Rachael – must see more of you this year. xxReplyCancel

  • Martina - PhotostoriesJanuary 6, 2015 - 11:28 am

    Your work is stunning! Here’s to an amazing year for you!ReplyCancel

  • Robert kubicki.meJanuary 9, 2015 - 8:39 am

    Great photos Bhavna. All the best in new year 🙂ReplyCancel

  • John HopeJanuary 11, 2015 - 5:02 pm

    Amazing from start to finish! What a cracking year for you Mrs!ReplyCancel

  • Alexis JaworskiJanuary 11, 2015 - 6:25 pm

    Great year and great selection. I love the energy in the shots and some beautiful portraits also! Great job! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • TayjalJanuary 11, 2015 - 6:35 pm

    you truely had an amazing year and wish your 2015 is packed to the brim with more fun, love and weddings! thank you for being a part of our wedding xReplyCancel

    • BhavnaJanuary 11, 2015 - 8:10 pm

      You and Pritesh were awesome, thank you so much for having me as your photographer xxxReplyCancel

  • AgaJanuary 17, 2015 - 5:45 pm

    What a beautiful set Bhavna! Your images are bursting with life and colour!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie PenfoldJanuary 19, 2015 - 10:44 am

    Stunning images! So vibrant and full of emotion! Love them!ReplyCancel

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