We Love Photographing Cultural Weddings
Christopher Todd Studios has been celebrating and capturing unrepeatable moments for all types of weddings. With over 16 years experience his respect and range of knowledge for all cultures really shows through in his images. Blended weddings, ethnic, religious, same sex, interfaith ceremonies are all familiar and treated with the same outlook, love is love. Every wedding is unique to the couple getting married. We become part of the family for the day not just an outsider.
Chinese Weddings Traditions & Ceremonies
If you are having a modern Chinese wedding or a more traditional style ceremony we are familiar with the customs and traditions that are incorporated with your wedding day.
Traditional Tea Ceremony
Chinese wedding ceremony
Banquet following the ceremony
We photograph all the significant part of the day according to tradition and the specifications of the couple getting married.
Persian Weddings Traditions & Ceremonies
As a wedding photographer we understand the importance of being familiar with the names of the different Persian Ceremonies. This allows us to document your wedding like we have been a part of the culture for years. We find the rich culture and traditions so beautiful and elegant.
In this section we go over the most common traditions, we hope this also becomes a useful guide to the couple when planning their Persian ceremony.
Cambodian Wedding Traditions & Ceremonies
Southern California has one of the largest Cambodian populations outside of Phnom Penh. We have been very fortunate to be a a part of many Cambodian wedding celebrations. By far some of the longest wedding ceremonies we have photographed. A more modern ceremony might only last 5 hours. This deep rooted culture is full of vibrant colors decorated with gold.
Jewish Wedding Traditions & Ceremony
Jewish weddings are a blend of religious ceremonies and culture celebrations. An ashkenazi ceremony might have a different way of celebrating then a Sephardic wedding. Whether its a blend of the two or interfaith celebration we get to know the couple and customize our photography to the specific needs of the wedding couple.
Reconstructionist, Reformed, Conservative, Orthodox, Modern Orthodox, Chabbad Judaism. So many different ways to incorporate your family traditions we love to document your legacy.
Catholic Wedding Traditions & Ceremonies
Often, Catholic weddings are held inside the church either the bride, groom or their parents belong to. With the large number of Catholic churches in Orange County and Los Angeles, we end up documenting Catholic weddings quite often. Brides and Grooms always ask me if I'm familiar with the rules for photography in the church. This is because most Catholic Churches tend to have some of the strictest rules in regards to photography during the ceremony. We always familiarize ourselves with the Churches photographer rules and abide by them.
Most modern day wedding customs stem from old Catholic traditions, like throwing the rice, bridesmaids and groomsmen, and exchanging rings.