This week is Jesal and Raj’s Indian wedding. Yesterday, I photographed the first part of their ceremony, which is the Mehndi.
Here’s a little definition that explains the Mehndi from Wikipedia-Mehndi (also Mehandi, Mehendi, etc.) is the application of HENNA as a temporary form of SKIN DECORATION in SOUTH ASIA, SOUTHWEST ASIA, NORTH AFRICA and the HORN OF AFRICA, as well as by expatriate communities from these areas. Mehendi decorations became fashionable in the West in the late 1990s, where they are sometimes called henna tattoos. Henna is typically applied during special occasions like WEDDINGS and festivals. It is usually drawn on the palms and feet, where the color will be darkest because the skin contains higher levels of KERATIN which binds temporarily to LAWSONE, the colorant of henna. Henna was originally used as a form of decoration mainly for brides.
I am so excited to shoot the whole ceremony this Saturday. Stay tuned for more photos…
Happy Anniversary to Beth Ann and Daniel! “Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.” For Beth Ann, this “fairy tale” actually came through when she married her best friend and prince-charming Daniel on top of the Rockefeller Center at New York’s iconic wedding venue – The Rainbow Room. I have to say […]