Meet Sue & Arif, my sister’s high school friends, and recent newlyweds. For the first time, I had a second shooter at a wedding with me, my sister Tina Tran. Since she already knew the bride and groom, and this wedding required both a male and female photographer (you’ll see why), she was the perfect choice for a second shooter in at the wedding. 2-days before the wedding, I photographed Arif’s Pithi ceremony, which is an Indian tradition. It starts innocently enough until eggs are cracked on his head. Then Arif gets bombarded with ketchup, flour, maple syrup, etc. I wish seeing this was a more common occurrence in my daily life. Everyone had a great time and hopefully he wasn’t too traumatized.
Arif probably spent the next two straight days showering until the big day. I started off at his house and I got to eat samosas. That made my day right there - perfect way to start a 13-hour shift. For those who don't know, I've developed an addiction to samosas during my time at McGill University, where samosas were often sold in enormous quantities. For others that share the same addiction, there's even a Twitter account to track those elusive samosas down on campus.
OK let's move on before I start craving some again. We moved to the mosque where the ceremony took place. Shoes off! This was my first muslim wedding, so all the traditions and ceremonies were new experiences to me. With men and women in separate rooms, I had absolutely no idea what went on in the other room until I uploaded my sister’s pics.
By Tina Tran!
Then, off to the Montreal Old Port! They must’ve felt like celebrities because EVERYONE was staring. Even the horses.
Best wishes to Sue & Arif, and thank you for the great day!