Heidi & Navin

August 16, 2011

Bridal Veil Lakes Wedding Photographer

This is Part I of Heidi and Navin’s Bridal Veil photos from Bridal Veil Lakes wedding photographer, K. Miller Photographs.
Part II covers the reception.

The first time I met with Heidi and Navin to discuss their wedding photographs, they said the two things they didn’t need much of were photos of all the details and black-and-whites. This wedding, they said, was going to be all about the color, and the people.

Take a look at this group shot…

Hindu Wedding - Family Formal - Bridal Veil Lakes wedding - Portland Oregon

Ya think? ;)

Heidi and Navin are a spirited couple, full of laughter and joy. As we arrived on the scene I immediately felt like I belonged there – themselves, their families and their guests being some of the kindest and most joyful people I’ve ever met.

Needless to say, Chris and I had a fabulous time shooting their wedding out at Bridal Veil Lakes earlier this month, which is just a short drive out of Portland along the Columbia River Highway.

Bridal Veil Lakes Wedding Photographer - Bride in Sari - Heidi Cody - Portland Oregon

Bridal Veil Lakes Wedding Photographer - Bride Heidi Cody and Groom Navin - Portland Oregon

Bridal Veil Lakes Wedding Photographer - Bride Heidi Cody - blue feather hairpiece - Portland Oregon

Bride Heidi Cody and Groom Navin kissing - Bridal Veil Lakes wedding - Portland Oregon

Female Guest in Sari takes iPhone photo of Bride and Groom - Bridal Veil Lakes wedding - Portland Oregon

Hindu wedding Groom's headpiece - Bridal Veil Lakes wedding - Portland Oregon

Father of Bride, Robin Cody, with Groom and Bride - Bridal Veil Lakes wedding - Portland Oregon

Bridal Veil Lakes Wedding Photographer - Robin Cody, Father of the Bride - Portland Oregon

It sounds cheesy to say it, but it really was like a fairy tale out there…

Bridal Veil Lakes Wedding Photographer - Father of Bride, Robin Cody with canoe and Bride

Father of Bride, Robin Cody, canoes to ceremony with Bride - Bridal Veil Lakes wedding - Portland Oregon

Bridal Veil Lakes Wedding Photographer - Father of Bride, Robin Cody arrives in canoe with Bride

Bridesmaids in Saris - Hindu wedding - Bridal Veil Lakes wedding - Portland Oregon

Father of Bride, Robin Cody, arrives in canoe with Bride - Bridal Veil Lakes wedding - Portland Oregon

Hindu Wedding - Bride and Groom with Swami - Bridal Veil Lakes wedding - Portland Oregon

Bridal Veil Lakes Wedding Photographer - Hindu Bride and Groom - Portland Oregon

Bridal Veil Lakes Wedding Photographer - Hindu wedding - Swami during ceremony - Portland Oregon

The ceremony was performed by a Swami in Sanskrit. While most of us didn’t know what was going on, the Swami did stop at important parts to let us all know what he was saying. My favorite was in the beginning, after rattling off some words in Sanskrit he said, “I am saying, They are about to be married.” :)

Bridal Veil Lakes Wedding Photographer - Hindu wedding - Swami marks Groom - Portland Oregon

Hindu Wedding - Bride with open palms - Bridal Veil Lakes - Portland Oregon

Bride and Mother of Bride wearing blue and purple sari - Hindu Wedding - Bridal Veil Lakes - Portland Oregon

Father of Bride, Robin Cody, throwing rice on bride and groom - Hindu Wedding - Bridal Veil Lakes - Portland Oregon

Bridal Veil Lakes Wedding Photographer - Hindu wedding - Groom marks Bride, Heidi Cody - Portland Oregon

Bride and Groom kiss - Hindu Wedding - Bridal Veil Lakes - Portland Oregon

Bride and Groom kiss - Hindu wedding - Bridal Veil Lakes - Portland Oregon

…And one more smooch for good luck!

Bridal Veil Lakes Wedding Photographer - Heidi Cody and Navin Nagaraj

Stay tuned for the reception which will be posted tomorrow morning!

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COMMENTS

holy crap. these blow my mind!

Wow, this is so pretty! I love all the color.

[https://www.flickr.com/photos/kelwal] Oh my, thank you so much! That is very kind of you to say. :)

You are easily one of my favorite wedding photographers. You are so great overall, but the shots of the weddings…. they just take my breath away. Lovely photos, fantastic processing, you capture the perfect moments…. and have an uber-talented sidekick to boot! Amazing work on your blog!

[…] is the second half of photos chronicling the bethrothal of Heidi Cody and Navin Nagaraj. Click here to see Part I, which covers the […]

A feast for the eyes as well as the soul.

Absolutely wonderful! We are so happy for you guys and the pictures just show all the love.

Beautiful! All the blues and bright colors go so well with the forest.

Thanks everyone! :)

[https://www.flickr.com/photos/princessinboots] It is a fantastic macro lens but I feel like it really shines in the portrait department. Maybe that’s just me – macro photography is fun but it isn’t really my "thing" and I know about zip about it, hah.

[https://www.flickr.com/photos/anniee] Buh-whaaahhh? Count me as being super DUPER excited to see what you guys come out of that place with! I feel like you could show up to the wedding blindfolded and still have amazing photos, it’s just that beautiful out there. (I also love the name!)

Love the blurred foreground. And the lighting on the couple really makes them stand out. :-)

Your stunning photos capture this enchanting wedding and the joy of this wonderful couple. They enable me to relive magical moments, details and scenes – in vivid color.

Donna (Mother of the Bride and Mother-in-law of the Groom)

You and Chris did an AMAZING job. You really captured the joy and warmth of the couple. I said it to you once and I’ll say it again: it is a dream of mine to photograph/attend an Indian wedding. They are absolutely breathtaking.

that group shot is seriously one of the best things i’ve ever seen. amazing bands of color! these photos made an unsentimental person tear up. so good.

ca-ute!

(and i love the name navin)

(kimi and i will be there this weekend!)

OMG Kim! Chris! Father of the bride says YOU NAILED IT!

Dear Kim, As the featured newlyweds, we are blown away by these photos. The pictures are dazzling, colorful and highly descriptive of our paradise-like setting and our amazing guests. When we asked you to photograph our wedding, I knew you had to be as good as your best work – which was already very good. These photos show even more of your incredible talent, and we thank you! You did an incredible job portraying the love and color at this ceremony. Great work.

Love, Heidi (Bride) and Navin (Groom)

It’s really neat seeing this lens at work in non-macro situations! I’m also terribly behind my blog reading due to finals. One left, and tomorrow I shall catch up on the lovely photos!

Wow, just beautiful! A friend of mine is from India and the photos from her wedding here in the States were so vivid and gorgeous with all the color. The location they married at looks so peaceful and I liked that she arrived in a canoe, fun!

These are beautiful! You have a very talented eye and the colors are absolutely amazing. To get a little technical….Did you shoot the large group shot with your 50mm? So many people! That is exactly the kind of thing I want a wide angle for…but you pulled it off really well. :-)

Thank you Bria! I honestly couldn’t have done it without Chris – he filled in a couple of important gaps that I missed while I was en route to change perspectives during the ceremony (like the older women singing to the bride, I was in the middle of the aisle and all their backs were to me! It was terrible, but Chris managed to catch it all. :)

That’s so funny about the wide angle lens, because this is the shot that made me think about buying one sooner than later, too! Yes, I did that with the 50mm, but I had to stand up on a hill and shout directions to get it! Hah. I will definitely be investing in a wider lens soon, even if I only use it for weddings it will make life loads easier. I just bought a new flash, though – an SB900! – so I cringe at the thought of buying anymore gear before the month is over…

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