Thursday, September 30, 2010

Horse and Carriage, Henna Painted Hands and Bollywood

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to photograph an Indian wedding with Drew Newman Photography. Drew and I have known each other for a while, but this was the first time we got to work together. It was also the first time I ever photographed an Indian wedding. Since I have always been interested and fascinated by cultural and religious customs (thus my degree in Social Anthropology) I was really excited to see all the details of the weekend celebration. I only shot for 8 hours of the three day event and I was exhausted. I don't know how Drew does it. :)

Here are some of my favorite shots from the morning Barat (groom riding in on a horse and carriage to meet the bride's family) and the final reception that evening.

The groomsmen dancing and singing to some awesome bollywood music.
I must admit that I was dancing while I shot. It was impossible not to.

The groom's father happy as can be.

Ronnie, the groom, getting down, while both families circle him.

Neely, the beautiful bride, celebrating at the reception.

Stunning clothing, jewelry and Henna painting.

Just the girls - singing to Beyonce's "Put a Ring On It"

The Museum School Project - continued

Things are really coming along with the project. The shoot was a huge success. With lots of help from Jen Singh and the Kindergarten teacher, Jennifer Pomfret, three K students played in a beautiful park near our studio while I snapped away. My vision came to fruition and I am so excited to share the final art piece next week. Below is a short documentary of the photo shoot. (Thanks to my hubby, Nick, for "video'ing.") And thanks to the parents for volunteering their excellent models. :)

In other related news, two businesses have stepped up to sponsor the project and I couldn't be happier. Salon Red Kids, a local Decatur hair salon specializing in kids cuts, and the photo lab who prints all our fine art metal prints have both contributed to making this project happen. Thank you both so much for your support. I know the school truly appreciates your generosity to make this happen.