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…
Elaine and James are such a sweet couple. We had a blast photographing their Filipino wedding in Washington DC and Virginia. They said their vows at the beautiful St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church in Washington DC. This is the same church where US President John F. Kennedy attend Sunday mass. Then a reception followed at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge. Check out these Sneak Peeks from their wedding –
I met Shannon for the first time when she came down to Delaware as an applicant for our photojournalism internship at The News Journal, where I worked as the Director of Photography. Her worked is remarkable as a photographer and I hired her as an intern. Since then, I became a mentor to her and […]