Beautiful Bridal Portraits by Osman Ghani
From the Photographer
For me, a bride is not just a bride. She is a model. Months and sometimes years of planning, trials and efforts have gone into her look. Her dress, makeup, hair, shoes, jewellery are all part of a dream. The dream to look her best on one of the most important days of her life and my job is to immortalize that dream. I don't shoot them as brides, I shoot them as models. I want everyone to look at her images and say 'wow, you look stunning, you look like a model'.
Brides who come to me, want a certain look and are willing to do anything to achieve that. You don't often see a bride lying in the rain in her wedding outfit. However, I can claim that I made a bride do that and the end result was amazing. She loved the image and had it blown up on a canvas for her front room wall. I also have that image in my studio. Brides who look at it want the exact same thing. They know that in order to get a 'wow' they will have to break out of the conventional mould. I don't force them to do anything. I only suggest ideas on the day and they do what they feel comfortable doing. It is usually the first time that they get a professional photographer to photograph them so they are often quite nervous. I try to work with the bride in a place where there is no one around, just me and her. This makes her less conscious and free to bring out the 'star' in her.
I have quite often been criticized of not having real brides in my portfolio. They look too posed and model like. But I take it as a compliment :)
About the Photographer
As a photographer, Osman Ghani needs absolutely no introduction. Having received a camera as a birthday present at an age of 10 and keeping photography as a hobby for 20 years his passion lied in visual art. After moving to the UK nearly 10 years ago, he quickly established himself as one of the UK’s leading and most sought after wedding and fashion photographer. Osman’s work caught the eye of some of the top Asian publications including Asiana, Eastern Eye and Asian Bride which led him to photograph various fashion and editorial campaigns along with some of the top Bollywood stars including Amitabh Bachchan, Mahima Chaudhry, Anil Kapoor and Imran Khan to name just a few. Look at ‘Le Photo’ to see the amazing work of Osman Ghani.Website