Sunnyvale Hindu Temple Wedding & Amber India Los Altos Reception Photography

Looking to hire an Indian wedding photographer for your temple wedding in Bay Area? This photography blog by A Few Good Clicks will help you get inspired to cover your big day.

Indian Wedding Bridal Photography  at Sunnyvale Hindu temple

Indian Wedding Bridal Photography at Sunnyvale Hindu temple

Not long ago, I  photographed a simple yet classic Hindu ceremony at Sunnyvale temple in Bay Area, California. The easy going and super smart couple brought the laid back vibes that allowed me as their wedding photographer to work on some really cool imagery. I met them in a cosy bar over a cup of hot tea in Mountain View and was immediately struck by what a fun loving and open minded the couple they were. 

A tad shy but very open to ideas is what got me even more excited about shooting their wedding day to be held at Sunnyvale Hindu temple and reception at Amber India restaurant in Los Altos. I still remember they were literally braving the rain on their pre-wedding shoot at 8 in the morning at shoreline boulevard near google HQ.

 Fast forward to their wedding day at the temple followed by a reception venue that was elegantly adorned with Christmas lights. It was like a dream come true as I had been wanting to capture fairy lights for bride & groom portraits using mag mod modifiers and it was right there.

This traditional Indian wedding had details, simple set up, color, texture and tradition entwined. Most importantly, I got the time with bride and groom to create a variety of photos I envisioned. 

My workflow and priority is obviously documenting-the story but creating some epic pictures is what I strive for. And in this wedding, I could achieve a lot so a big thanks to the beautiful duo for letting me do what I wanted to:)

Bridal Portraits during Indian Wedding in Sunnyvale Temple, California.

Bridal Portraits during Indian Wedding in Sunnyvale Temple, California.

Throw a kiss and tell - A fun way to capture natural photos of the bride. #brideposes #indianweddingphotographybayarea

Throw a kiss and tell - A fun way to capture natural photos of the bride. #brideposes #indianweddingphotographybayarea

Bride posed against the gorgeous door in Sunnyvale temple, CA.

Bride posed against the gorgeous door in Sunnyvale temple, CA.

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Bride wearing a dark pink lehanga | Indian Wedding photography in Bay Area Temple.

Bride wearing a dark pink lehanga | Indian Wedding photography in Bay Area Temple.

Bride & Groom Portraits at Amber India restaurant, Los Altos.

Bride & Groom Portraits at Amber India restaurant, Los Altos.

Shot this photo using Magmod modifiers.

Shot this photo using Magmod modifiers.

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Epic  portraits of Bride & Groom  just before the wedding reception at Amber India, Los Altos.

Epic portraits of Bride & Groom just before the wedding reception at Amber India, Los Altos.

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Shot in the parking lot of Amber restaurant - Yes, great imagery doesn’t need great cameras or great locations:)

Shot in the parking lot of Amber restaurant - Yes, great imagery doesn’t need great cameras or great locations:)

I shot this solo portrait first in the parking lot of wedding venue to create a double exposure with the details from the restaurant lights. See the final image below.

I shot this solo portrait first in the parking lot of wedding venue to create a double exposure with the details from the restaurant lights. See the final image below.

Double exposure portraits created to show the detail elements from the wedding venue.

Double exposure portraits created to show the detail elements from the wedding venue.

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Another example of multiple exposure for bride & groom portraits. It’s definitely one of the coolest technique I love using every now and then.

Another example of multiple exposure for bride & groom portraits. It’s definitely one of the coolest technique I love using every now and then.

Wedding details at the temple during the hindu ceremony.

Wedding details at the temple during the hindu ceremony.

Mandap set up at Sunnyvale Hindu temple | Photography by A Few Good Clicks

Mandap set up at Sunnyvale Hindu temple | Photography by A Few Good Clicks

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Beautiful beaming bride at the Mandap in Sunnyvale temple.

Beautiful beaming bride at the Mandap in Sunnyvale temple.

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Groom sitting at the mandap in Sunnyvale temple.

Groom sitting at the mandap in Sunnyvale temple.

The coconut ceremony during Indian wedding.

The coconut ceremony during Indian wedding.

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Bride & groom holding the coconut just before the seven circle ceremony.

Bride & groom holding the coconut just before the seven circle ceremony.

Friends & family helping the couple tTying the knot literally

Friends & family helping the couple tTying the knot literally

Seven vows ceremony.

Seven vows ceremony.

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Mangalsutra ceremony.

Mangalsutra ceremony.

Sindoor ( vermillion) ritual.

Sindoor ( vermillion) ritual.

In some cultures, the uncle of the bride put the toe ring , a symbol of being married.

In some cultures, the uncle of the bride put the toe ring , a symbol of being married.

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Bride & Groom playing with ring after the wedding ceremony.

Bride & Groom playing with ring after the wedding ceremony.

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Open the gaana ( the holy thread). Brides generally get a pass by using both hands whereas groom is allowed to use only one hand..:)

Open the gaana ( the holy thread). Brides generally get a pass by using both hands whereas groom is allowed to use only one hand..:)

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The Wedding Cake Photography at Amber India Restaurant, CA.

The Wedding Cake Photography at Amber India Restaurant, CA.

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Yaaay…and they are married!!

Yaaay…and they are married!!

Congratulations guys!! I had a blast capturing your special day and so chuffed hear your kind words on google reviews.

Aarushi “Priyanka covered our wedding, reception and a pre-wedding photoshoot. She is an awesome photographer who likes working with light effects. Photos came out great. She is absolutely amazing to work with. We highly recommend her.”