28 hours there, 26 hours back.

Phuket, Thailand is REALLY far away.

Having said that, Phuket is beautiful.

We photographed Priyanka & Mahesh’s amazing Indian wedding celebration over the course of four days and there is SO much to share!  For now, I’ve picked out a small handful of favorites.

The wedding took place at the 5 star JW Marriott Resort & Spa, which Conde Naste Traveler has rated as one of the best places to stay in the world.

The resort was fantastic, and it’s located directly on Mai Khao beach.

I love this silhouette image from our first day shooting their engagement session on the beach.

Mai Khao Beach - Phuket, Thailand

I love this closeup of Priya & Mash.

Priyanka & Mahesh close up photo in Phuket, Thailand

Wedding image in Phuket Thailand

Priya’s wedding dresses were absolutely beautiful.  She mentioned that this dress weighs nearly 50 pounds!

Night photography at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

Mel and I are known for our epic imagery and unique art featuring our couples; but lately we’ve been really striving to take our photojournalistic storytelling images to that same place.  I am very happy with what we’re seeing this year; bringing our epic/artistic style and fusing it with photojournalism.

Priya & Mash watching their reception musicians at the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

I was on the sidelines as they entered their retro party reception, and I love how the spotlight just cut through everything to only highlight them.

Phuket, Thailand wedding reception party

Mel was at the back of the stage as they entered…  Her take on the same moment was amazing!

Phuket, Thailand Indian wedding reception - retro party entrance

Priyanka and Mahesh, we so enjoyed meeting you and experiencing your absolutely amazing wedding together–and we can’t wait to share more!


  1. esm on July 28, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Absolutely stunning!

  2. Josh Gull on July 28, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I like seeing McLellan Style photojournalism work. Those last two shots are off the charts guys!

  3. Sarah on July 28, 2011 at 10:16 am

    First: the bride is absolutely stunning! LOVE her style. Second: their wedding looked like an epic party. Third: LOVE the photojournalism approach.

    All around awesome, per usual!

  4. fer juaristi on July 28, 2011 at 10:26 am

    dude, this series is just awesome!
    cheers my friend.

  5. Sean McLellan on July 28, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Esm, Josh, Sarah, Fer, thank you all so much!

    Fer — I hear a rumor you may be headed to Nashville, soon. If so, let’s find some time to hang out a bit while you’re here if you can!

  6. Laurie Noblit on July 28, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Serious Awesomeness as usual. You two always amaze us.

  7. Sean McLellan on July 28, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Thank you, Laurie — we appreciate you saying that :)

  8. DoDa on July 28, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Ne Plus Ultra

  9. Shaun David on July 30, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    As always, Beautiful images and wow, you traveled a long way to get them. I couldn’t imagine that plane flight that long.
    Shaun David

  10. matrimonial on August 4, 2011 at 4:32 am

    Wow!! Outstanding..!! Brilliant photography and the last shot is awesome. Priya looks absolutely stunning!! Entirely beautiful wedding.

  11. Chris on August 4, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! Definitely love the first shot.

  12. Dare on September 2, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    This is a beautiful piece of job. I appreciate our creativity

  13. Wedding in Thailand on January 25, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Amazing photographs!!, I love all picture. Wedding in Thailand is the best wedding destination in the world.
    Marry Me Thailand guarantees whatever destination you have been dreaming of Thailand has the answer.

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