Puja + Keyur | Intimate Backyard Wedding San Jose

Puja and Keyur were originally planning a large Hindu wedding at Hayes Mansion over the summer of 2020 but then Covid-19 made it impossible. Instead, they moved their date to later in the summer and decided to hold all three days of events in their backyard. Instead of having the ceremony at Hayes Mansion, they decided to spend the night there and do the getting ready shots and family portraits there before heading home for the ceremony!

This was a great idea because the newly renovated rooms and common areas were the perfect places to get all these amazing shots that otherwise we would not have been able to get at their homes. Also, Keyur’s family is from out of town, so the mansion was a place they could stay for the weekend during the festivities. We had the place to ourselves since not too many other guests were staying there at the time.

Edgar from Flowers by Edgar totally transformed Puja’s backyard into this magical space. It was intimate, luxurious, and really beautiful! We loved that they also had a reception right after the ceremony in the same space. The feeling of “normalcy” is exactly what we all needed during this long and drawn out period of Covid-19.

We are so happy, thankful, and honored to capture these events. Happy because photography and filmmaking give us that creative outlet and is our sanity. Thankful because without our couples choosing to still hold their event, we would be further pushed into a financial situation that would potentially force us to pursue totally different careers. And honored because no matter the circumstances, the memories, the people, the moments, are captured and we had the honor to be able to provide that to our couples and their families!