Wedding ceremony of the Bakhtiaris

Are some more important than others? Does the family place more importance on one over the others? What is the most important ritual to photograph at their wedding? Ohio, USA-based wedding photographer Michael Barber found that talking to a bride and groom about their Macedonian wedding beforehand helped him better cover the rituals, including a close up, intimate shot of a portion of the ceremony. They told him that at one point it would be acceptable for him to get right behind the officiant—provided that he take off his shoes, since he would be stepping into a holy area.