We are excited to announce the Persian Wedding Photography Guide, the third guide in our cultural wedding photography guide series!

We created this guide to help prepare photographers to successfully photograph Persian weddings. To ensure success, this wedding guide explores several Persian wedding traditions and provides specialized photography tips that will help you anticipate each of these significant moments and capture them as they occur.

The guide, available exclusively for our SLR Lounge Premium Members, includes  information and tips on the following:

  • Glossary of Persian wedding terms so you’re familiar with every aspect of the wedding.
  • Sample wedding day timeline so you can anticipate and prepare for each moment.
  • Overview of Persian wedding traditions, including the sofreh aghd,  kaleh ghand, jashn e aroosi, and more.
  • Photography tips so you can anticipate moments and create artistic, story-driven wedding photographs.
  • 80+ reference images for inspiration.
  • Plus more!

Persian Wedding Traditions

One can’t help but notice the rich symbolism present in Persian wedding traditions, most of which are tied to ancient Zoroastrian traditions dating as far back as the second millennium BC! From the ayeeneh and shamdoon (mirror and candelabras) used to represent light and fire to the kaleh ghand (sugar cones) that are rubbed together over the heads of the bride and groom to bring sweetness into their lives, symbolic traditions abound during Persian weddings! Modern couples usually explore a variety of customs and then seamlessly blend these ancient traditions into their ceremony.

Photography Tips

We have included insightful photography tips for covering Persian weddings, from the aghd (traditional Persian wedding ceremony) to the jashn e aroosi (reception party), using our experience photographing numerous Persian weddings over the years. With recommendations on where to position team members, which angles to capture, and which lenses work best to capture those angles, the tips in this photography guide will give you the knowledge to anticipate moments and create artistic story-driven wedding photographs that honor the respective religions, traditions, and cultures of your clients.

Visual Inspiration

In addition to the photography tips, the accompanying images featured in each section of this guide have been included for visual reference. Culled from the catalogs of Lin & Jirsa Photography, each image directly relates to the topic at hand and should serve to inspire you when you find yourself applying what you’ve learned under the constraints of a real working environment.

Join Premium

We will release this guide for sale in the store at a later date, but Premium members can access the Persian Wedding Photography Guide HERE for free as part of their membership (along with our Jewish and Hindu wedding photography guides).

For more information on photographing weddings, you can check out the rest of our Wedding Workshop Series, available for streaming for SLR Lounge Premium members or for purchase in our online store! Our comprehensive wedding workshop series covers everything from the initial consultation through to the end of the wedding day and provides the insight you’ll need to exceed your client’s expectations.