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Cultural Wedding Photography Guides

Learn how To Photograph Cultural Weddings

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  • Expand Clientele By Understanding Cultural Wedding Traditions 
  • Access Glossary of Key Terms and Events
  • Learn Key Traditions From 4 Different Cultures
  • Gain Insight For Covering Cultural Weddings With Specialized Photography Tips
  • Over 200 Pages Worth Of Invaluable Information
  • 300+ Reference Images For Inspiration



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You Might Be missing out on a Huge Market

According to out of 2.3 million weddings that took place in the U.S. in 2017, 21% of couples incorporated cultural elements into their wedding day. That means 483,000 potential clients are looking for photographers that have a deeper understanding of how to capture one of the most important days of their lives.  

a library of cultural knowledge, all at your fingertips

Our cultural wedding photography guides are designed to help you gain a comprehensive knowledge of 4 vastly different cultures that comprise a large portion of the wedding photo & video industry: Hindu, Jewish, Persian, and Asian (Chinese, Korean, & Vietnamese). To ensure your success, these guides explore traditions and offer specialized photography tips that will help you anticipate significant moments before they occur. 

Learn key moments & traditions from Jewish, Hindu, persian, & asian weddings

In each guide, we give you an in-depth glossary of each culture to help you gain a better understanding of why these cultural traditions play a major role during the wedding day. 

Gain confidence in capturing every unique cultural tradition

If you are looking to garner the interest of cultural audiences & clients these guides are your ticket to success. Our thorough research and dedicated image glossary will help you enter one of the largest markets in the wedding industry.  
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Extensive glossary of cultural terms & traditions

Gain access to a library of culturally specific terms pertinent to Hindu, Jewish, Persian, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese weddings. By understanding these terms & events you'll not only have a greater understanding of how these traditions shaped these cultures but also how to better tell a wedding story.

Culturally Specific Terminology

Each culture is comprised of a plethora of symbolic traditions and rituals that are derived from their respective history & religion. We've compiled a list of terms that range of rituals to important objects that will help you better understand the inner workings of these cultural wedding days. Each term is defined and has a photo reference to help you identify these moments. 

Tips on how to capture each moment

Your images should be used to tell a stronger story and once you have a general understanding of the terms related to each culture, we provide a timeline of events that helps you to identify when these key moments will occur and how exactly to capture them. This will help you anticipate the major events that are scheduled to occur throughout the day and plan accordingly in regards to camera angles & gear choice. 

over 300+ image references to better understand each cultural component

Since pictures are worth a thousand words, we thought including image examples of each tradition, object, ritual, and garment would help photographers better visualize the significance of each respective item. 

Jewish Wedding Photography Guide

  • Introduction
  • Timeline
  • Basic Glossary
  • Bride & Groom Prep
  • First Look
  • Ketubah Signing
  • Ceremony Details
  • Wedding Ceremony
  • Family Formals
  • Couples Session
  • Reception Details
  • Reception

Hindu Wedding Guide

  • Introduction
  • Timeline
  • Basic Glossary
  • Bride & Groom Prep
  • First Look
  • Baraat
  • Ceremony Details
  • Mandap
  • Milni
  • Ganesha Puja
  • Kanya Aagaman
  • Muhurtham
  • Varmala
  • Kanyadaan
  • Vivaah Homa
  • Laaja Homam
  • Mangal Fera
  • Mangalsutra
  • Ring Exchange
  • Saptapadi
  • Kansar Bhakshan
  • Ashirwad
  • Joota Chupai/Recessional
  • Family Formals
  • Vidaai
  • Couples Session
  • Reception Change
  • Reception Details
  • Reception

Persian Wedding Photography Guide

  • Introduction
  • Timeline
  • Basic Glossary
  • Glossary for sofreh aghd
  • bride & groom Prep
  • first look
  • ceremony details
  • wedding ceremony
  • family formals
  • couples session
  • reception details
  • reception

Asian Wedding Guide

  • Introduction
  • Timelines
  • Basic Glossary
  • Bride & Groom Prep
  • First Look
  • Door Games
  • Tea Ceremony
  • Wedding Ceremony Details
  • Wedding Ceremony
  • Group Portraits
  • Couples Session
  • Reception Details
  • Reception

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August 4, 2018

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What cultures do the guides include?

A: Jewish, Hindu, Persian, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.

Q: Are these guides included in SLR Lounge Premium?

A: Yes, you can find the guides here.