When my buddy Jay (Illumination Films) asked me if I would like to tag along to Atlanta to film a commercial for the South Asian Bride Magazine Wedding show I only asked one question - when do I need to be read to go? While most of my friends spent their long Thanksgiving weekend sleeping off their turkey coma's and watching football, we hustled all over the Lowe's Hotel in downtown Atlanta filming one of the coolest bridal show spots I have ever seen.
The video features Ms. India New York, Rupal Patel, who I got to photograph while the crew moved lights and equipment around.
So many talented people came together to make this spot.
I have to thank Inny Ross-Laterveer for being such a gracious host. Everyone at the Loews Hotel made us feel welcomed and right at home.
I also want to mention the team over at South Asian Bride Magazine who were wonderful to work with - before, during and after the shoot.
Coordination and Jewelry - Belsi's Collection by Riddhi Fazal
Wardrobe and Accessories - Premal Badiani
Amazing Henna work done - Nargis Karimi
Hair and makeup - Samantha Gunn
Jay Neumark who concepted, directed, videoed and edited the film.
Finally, I would be remiss if I didn't give a super shout out to the pint sized dynamo that is Cait Tompkins.
The show will be held at the Loews Hotel in Atlnta, GA on January 25th and if you are close by please come by and say hi! :)
Over the last 12 months I have had the opportunity to photograph several amazing Indian wedding ceremonies... here are a few of my favorite photographs of these colorful and joyous celebrations.