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Soumya & Vinod | A wedding in Chennai and a cancelled birthday party

Chennai. Dec 2016.

 

Meet Aanya. Aanya is the bride's niece. Like most wedding stories, this one isn't about her, but just look at this face would you? For me, on this day, Aanya was the star. This is the face of a kid who is about to be told in a few hours, that her much awaited birthday party, that she has spent all morning inviting people to, is about to be cancelled. All because the Chief Minister of this state is critical, and there is no saying what what might transpire if something untoward were to happen. No one wanted to take a chance. 

Meet Aanya. Aanya is the bride's niece. Like most wedding stories, this one isn't about her, but just look at this face would you? For me, on this day, Aanya was the star. This is the face of a kid who is about to be told in a few hours, that her much awaited birthday party, that she has spent all morning inviting people to, is about to be cancelled. All because the Chief Minister of this state is critical, and there is no saying what what might transpire if something untoward were to happen. No one wanted to take a chance. 

Soumya & Vinod
Soumya & Vinod
Soumya & Vinod
Soumya & Vinod
Soumya & Vinod
and here is Aanya, half way through the wedding, energy levels are visibly down but she hangs in there, constantly by the side of her aunt, the bride. 

and here is Aanya, half way through the wedding, energy levels are visibly down but she hangs in there, constantly by the side of her aunt, the bride. 

Soumya & Vinod

Getting back to the wedding, I had the pleasure of shooting Soumya & Vinod's beautiful wedding in December, last year, and here are some photos shot by me with Shuchi Kapoor and Lakshmi Jagan. 

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Soumya & Vinod
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Soumya & Vinod

Jonathan + Frances | A Wedding in New York City

Sometime in September last year, I happened to be walking around Brooklyn Bridge park and witnessed a really beautiful wedding happening right in front of. What you see in the image below is the ENTIRE WEDDING PARTY. Anyway, I took photo of this and posted it. 

Little did I know, that at the same time, Jonathan & Frances, were hunting for a wedding photographer in New York, and just happened to come across my post! They emailed me and checked if I was available to shoot their wedding in the coming month. Initially, I'd planned to leave New York before their scheduled BIG day, but I decided to stay a little longer and shoot their wedding. For me, this would be a first. A Cuban-Italian couple, getting married in Manhattan's Lower East Side. How could I refuse? 

Jonathan and Frances are both event professionals from Brooklyn and they'd planned their wedding to the final details. There were going to be just 50 guests, and me. Jonathan had picked out Frances' dress and his shiny gold shoes. They went to pick up flowers the day before the wedding from the Chelsea Flower Market, where most of the city's flower vendors come to buy their flower supplies. Supplies run out by 9 in the morning so you need to go early. 

The wedding was held at the roof of the Standard Hotel in Lower East Side, Manhattan with live music keeping us warm & the crisp New York fall breeze keeping us on our toes. 

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Venue: The Standard Hotel  | Bride's Dress: Oscar de la Renta | Flowers from Chelsea's Flower Market

Here's to both the couples! The one that got married on Brooklyn Bridge, and the one that got married just across the river. 

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