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…
Marisa and Russ had their beautiful wedding ceremony in the Carribean this year and they wanted to have a matching beautiful wedding reception with their friends and family back home. We were fortunate enough to be part of this second part of their wedding celebration at the Brandywine Manor House. Check out these sneak peeks-
BROOKLYN WEDDING: CONGRATS TO LEO AND ELLA …who will have their Jewish wedding at The Orion Place in Brooklyn, NY this Sunday. So excited for this union of this sweet couple. Pray for us that the weather will be a little nice to us so we can get some cool shots at Central Park! I […]