Nandini + Karthik | South Indian Engagement Ceremony

A couple weeks ago we had the pleasure of photographing Nandini and Karthik’s Tamilian engagement ceremony at the historic Firehouse 8 in the Russian Hill district of San Francisco. The engagement ceremony consisted of some Pooja’s, as well as, some gift exchanges between the two families. One of the gifts is a Sari that is given to the bride. The bride then goes to change into the sari before coming back┬áto the ceremonies conducted by the Pandit (Priest).

All of the people at the event were fun, nice, and easy to photograph. We had a good time catching plenty of candid shots and capturing people in their element. I loved the vintage feel of Firehouse 8 and all the exposed brick. To make use of it I captured a lot of portraits with the bride and groom in front of the brick work.

Food was provided by a caterer called Curryous and there was lots of dancing after the religious ceremonies for guests to enjoy. All in all it was a fun-filled day time event and we are super excited for Nandini and Karthik. We hope you enjoy some of our favorite images below!

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