Let me save you time in your search for the best Marathi wedding photography poses for couples, which you can request your photographer to capture at your wedding.
So, who am I? Having attended over 70 Marathi weddings as a professional photographer in the last 11 years, I've gained a keen sense of the moments and timings perfect for capturing those unforgettable shots. I understand what couples look for in their wedding pictures. Today, I'm excited to share with you my personal top 29 Marathi couple wedding moment poses that are truly worth capturing.
I've captured these love-filled moments across various Marathi wedding rituals. So, let's get started.
Couple Marathi Wedding Photography Poses During Wedding Rituals
1. The Royal Enchantment
2. Eternal Vows Under the Mandap
3. Whisper of Love
4. The Forehead Kiss
6. Reflection of Souls
7. Twirl of Happiness
8. The Shared Look
9. Umbrella of Love
10. The Promise of Forever
11. Silhouette of Love
12. Laughter and Joy
Source: Matei Horvath
13. The Grand Exit
14. Candid Conversations
15. Traditional Dance Pose
16. Blessings from Elders
Source: Kelly Waterman
17. Mangalashtak Moment
18. The Garland Exchange (Jaimala)
19. Saptapadi Steps
20. Groom's Arrival on Horseback
Source: Z Molu
21. Intimate Moment on the Swing (Jhula)
22. The Haldi Ceremony
23. The Ring Finding Game
24. The Veil of Flowers (Antarpat)
25. Feeding Sweets (Aanandache Zad)
26. The Sacred Fire Witness
27. The Vidaai
28. Stolen Glances
29. The Footprint Ritual
Marathi wedding rituals before marriage - Maharashtrian Wedding
1) Sakhar Puda
SakharPuda, a ring exchange ceremony, marks the beginning of a beautiful journey. As a photographer, I capture the exchange of candy bags, symbolizing the sweet beginning of a new relationship. The exchange of rings, combining modernity and tradition, adds a dynamic that I like to focus on, capturing the couple with joy and hope in their eyes.
2) Simant Pujan
In Simant Pujan, the arrival of the groom is welcomed with traditional rituals. I focus on the simple moment when the bride and her mother wash the groom's feet, as a sign of care and respect. The exchange of gifts and laughter at this event provides plenty of candid photos to capture.
Kelvan is a heartwarming ritual where families gather for a meal. My focus is usually on simple glances, shared smiles and the warmth of family love. Capturing these moments is like preserving the essence of family ties and traditions.
4) Haldi or Haldi Chadawa/Chadana ceremony
The Haldi ritual has different colors and emotions. Due to its cleansing properties, turmeric paste can capture fun and social enjoyment. A bright yellow smile in the background makes the image brighter and more memorable.
5) Gaurihar/Gourihar Puja
Gaurihar Puja, the bride wears a flower necklace around her head and she worships goddess Gauri. The burning spiritual understanding can be seen in the story of the bride, which I try to capture in the frame. The elegance and prestige of this ceremony will add depth to your wedding album.
6) Antaparti ritual
The Antarpati ceremony, with its symbolic veil between the bride and groom, is a time of confusion and joy. The mood of the people and the moment when the first glance was exchanged are the moments that are expected from the two people. The combination of tradition and creativity makes it perfect for casual photos.
7) Kanyadaan Ritual
Kanyadaan is perhaps the most emotional ceremony. The beautiful features of the father when his daughter gives to her husband, is a moment that must be photographed carefully. A show that speaks a thousand words about love, death and new beginnings.
8) Saptapadi ritual
Saptapadi, the seven-step ceremony. Every step, vow, contest and journey around the sacred fire has deep meaning. When I was photographing this scene, I focused on the couple and their facial expressions: the combination of vows, the happiness and the truth of their vows.
9) Karma Samapti Ritual
Karmasamapati means wise decision making. The turns of the bride and her brother in the groom's ear represent new responsibilities and bring smiles and laughter, completing the faithful picture. The combination of formality and fun in the world of events captures the spirit of a Marathi wedding.
Post Wedding Rituals in a Marathi Wedding
Varat is always known as Vidaai. Capturing the tears and smiles of the bride and her family afterwards is challenging and rewarding as a photographer. These images capture the essence of change and new beginnings.
Finally, Grihapravesh is a Event of welcome and new adventures for brides. I capture the bride arriving at her new home, her welcoming rituals and the emotions of her family with warmth and anticipation. Crossing the threshold is not only a physical moment, but also symbolic and meaningful.