Summer Vacation | China 2015 Day 1 & 2 | Xiamen & Gulangyu

This is the first post in a mini-series here on the blog from our Summer vacation where we headed over to China for two weeks in July during a little break in the wedding season (and Summer break for Betty’s university). Feel free to skip these blog posts if you want to see the regular wedding content, but if you’re interested in some photos of China read on! These were also all shot on the Sony A7ii with the 16-35mm f/4 OSS and 55mm f/1.8 Zeiss lenses. So, a little info there for camera geeks, I didn’t bring my normal Canon 5D Mark III but took our newer small mirrorless camera which I loved!

We started the trip flying out from JFK on Delta (my favorite airline!) here in New York with a flight to Shanghai, stopping over at Narita airport in Tokyo, Japan for a connection.

China Trip 2015 | Day 1 & 2 | Xiamen & Gulangyu

China Trip 2015 | Day 1 & 2 | Xiamen & Gulangyu

Miles handed the trip surprisingly well, sitting in his seat playing some games on his iPad and watching the Penguins movie and Big Hero 6.

China Trip 2015 | Day 1 & 2 | Xiamen & Gulangyu

After spending a night in Shanghai, we took a connecting flight to Xiamen, our first destination. In the photo above we are hanging out at a Starbucks at Shanghai Pudong airport getting overpriced coffee. Below is a quick shot from the window of our China Eastern flight from Shanghai to Xiamen, the rest of the flight was nothing special just another airline.

China Trip 2015 | Day 1 & 2 | Xiamen & Gulangyu

China Trip 2015 | Day 1 & 2 | Xiamen & Gulangyu

Landing in Xiamen airport they had some New Years displays still up that Miles posed with.

China Trip 2015 | Day 1 & 2 | Xiamen & Gulangyu

China Trip 2015 | Day 1 & 2 | Xiamen & Gulangyu

China Trip 2015 | Day 1 & 2 | Xiamen & Gulangyu

Meeting up with Betty’s friends for dinner on the beach in Xiamen.

China Trip 2015 | Day 1 & 2 | Xiamen & Gulangyu

Click this read more link to see the rest of the photos from our China trip days 1 and 2! If you are reading this post from a direct link ignore this line :)

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Vaishali & Vijay | Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Piedmont Park & Stone Mountain Engagement Session | Atlanta Indian Wedding Photographer

Here is a fun, sunny, engagement session from all over Atlanta with Vaishali and Vijay! Starting off at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in the afternoon, we swung by Piedmont Park before heading off to Stone Mountain to catch the sunset! And yes, the three of us hiked up to the top of Stone Mountain wearing that! These guys really know how to give their photographer carrying lenses, cameras, and lights a workout to climb allllll the way up Stone Mountain! The photos were definitely worth it though! Here is an awesome Atlanta engagement session before their Atlanta Indian wedding a couple weeks later which was an equally amazing time!

Vaishali & Vijay | Piedmont Park & Stone Mountain Engagement | Atlanta Indian Wedding Photographer

Vaishali & Vijay | Piedmont Park & Stone Mountain Engagement | Atlanta Indian Wedding Photographer

Vaishali & Vijay | Piedmont Park & Stone Mountain Engagement | Atlanta Indian Wedding Photographer Vaishali & Vijay | Piedmont Park & Stone Mountain Engagement | Atlanta Indian Wedding Photographer

Vaishali & Vijay | Piedmont Park & Stone Mountain Engagement | Atlanta Indian Wedding Photographer

Vaishali & Vijay | Piedmont Park & Stone Mountain Engagement | Atlanta Indian Wedding Photographer

Vaishali & Vijay | Piedmont Park & Stone Mountain Engagement | Atlanta Indian Wedding Photographer

Vaishali & Vijay | Piedmont Park & Stone Mountain Engagement | Atlanta Indian Wedding Photographer

Vaishali & Vijay | Piedmont Park & Stone Mountain Engagement | Atlanta Indian Wedding Photographer

See the rest of the photos from this Atlanta Indian engagement session by clicking this “read more” link if you’re viewing this from the main blog page!

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Zohra + Faisal | Coney Island & New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Ismaili Wedding Photography

A fun day out in the city, well mostly Coney Island, with Zohra and Faisal on a sunny New York Summer day! We started the afternoon off running around the boardwalk on Coney Island and seeing some of the sights of Summer. As the day went on we made our way to Brooklyn to catch the sunset over the New York skyline and some late night shots on the Brooklyn Bridge. A great day in the city and a nice break for this awesome Atlanta couple! Can’t wait to head back down to Atlanta for their Ismaili Indian Wedding soon!

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zohra + Faisal | New York City Engagement | NYC Indian Wedding Photographer

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

Zahra and Faizan made the trip up from Atlanta to New York City a couple weeks ago for their engagement session (and also to hang out with me I think, lol!) and we had a great, albeit rainy, Saturday in the city! We started their destination engagement session in Central Park while we had some clouds and no rain, after meeting up with them on their hotel on 5th Avenue.

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

Walking a little further into Central Park we were on the lookout for more greenery since we were in the Park after all, but still showcasing a little bit of that New York City feel of tall buildings.

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

On to the Bethesda Fountain, always a super popular spot any time of day and especially on a weekend!

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

A quick stroll outside of the park lead us to try to incorporate some of the architecture from the MET, which I ended up trying to find them a peaceful corner in the hordes of tourists and locals taking advantage of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on a rainy weekend.

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

After an amazing lunch break at a little place on the Upper East Side, the drizzle had started so we did our outfit change and headed through Grand Central Terminal on our way to the Brooklyn Bridge.

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

Rain was in full effect by now and I have to give major props to Zahra for hiking the bridge in her heavy dress, heels, and the pouring rain.

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

Everyone loves a New York City Indian Wedding! Obliging the tourists to take a photo of these crazy people taking pictures on the Brooklyn Bridge in the pouring rain!

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

Zahra + Faizan | New York City Engagement | NYC Muslim Ismaili Wedding Photography

Thanks for making the trip up here to NYC! Looking forward to the full Ismaili Wedding festivities in a few short weeks!

Rachana + Matt | Piedmont Park Atlanta Engagement | Atlanta Fusion Indian Wedding Photographer

Rachana & Matt’s wedding, which took place yesterday, was an absolute blast! We had an absolute blast covering both photography and videography for this Atlanta Fusion Indian Wedding!! Be on the lookout for those photos from this rockin’ event thanks to Anokhi Events and DJ Jaz at the Alpharetta Marriott and Metropolitan Club soon! First, here is their awesome engagement session from a couple weeks before the wedding which took place in Piedmont Park and the Jackson Street Bridge in Downtown Atlanta!

Rachana & Matt | Atlanta Engagement | Atlanta Fusion Indian Wedding Photography

Rachana & Matt | Atlanta Engagement | Atlanta Fusion Indian Wedding Photography Rachana & Matt | Atlanta Engagement | Atlanta Fusion Indian Wedding Photography

Rachana & Matt | Atlanta Engagement | Atlanta Fusion Indian Wedding Photography

Rachana & Matt | Atlanta Engagement | Atlanta Fusion Indian Wedding Photography

Rachana & Matt | Atlanta Engagement | Atlanta Fusion Indian Wedding Photography

Rachana & Matt | Atlanta Engagement | Atlanta Fusion Indian Wedding Photography

Rachana & Matt | Atlanta Engagement | Atlanta Fusion Indian Wedding Photography

Rachana & Matt | Atlanta Engagement | Atlanta Fusion Indian Wedding Photography

Rachana & Matt | Atlanta Engagement | Atlanta Fusion Indian Wedding Photography

Rachana & Matt | Atlanta Engagement | Atlanta Fusion Indian Wedding Photography

Rachana & Matt | Atlanta Engagement | Atlanta Fusion Indian Wedding Photography

Rachana & Matt | Atlanta Engagement | Atlanta Fusion Indian Wedding Photography

Rachana & Matt | Atlanta Engagement | Atlanta Fusion Indian Wedding Photography

Jin & Andy | Battery Park + Brooklyn Engagement Pre-Wedding | New York City Chinese Wedding Photographer

This Brooklyn couple was so much fun to hang out with for an afternoon! We started the day on the Manhattan side of the Manhattan Bridge (near Chinatown) to see the “other” view, the Brooklyn skyline! From there we made our way to the Battery Park area overlooking the Hudson River before making our way back to their Brooklyn apartment for an outfit change and a late night trip to DUMBO and Brooklyn Bridge Park for some late night Manhattan skyline photos. Such a fun session that was a little off the beaten path instead of the more iconic and typical New York City locations like Central Park and on the Brooklyn Bridge itself. Thanks for the great time guys for this New York City Chinese engagement session!

Jin & Andy Engagement | Battery Park & Brooklyn Bride | New York City Chinese Wedding PhotographerJin & Andy Engagement | Battery Park & Brooklyn Bride | New York City Chinese Wedding Photographer

Jin & Andy Engagement | Battery Park & Brooklyn Bride | New York City Chinese Wedding PhotographerJin & Andy Engagement | Battery Park & Brooklyn Bride | New York City Chinese Wedding Photographer

Jin & Andy Engagement | Battery Park & Brooklyn Bride | New York City Chinese Wedding PhotographerJin & Andy Engagement | Battery Park & Brooklyn Bride | New York City Chinese Wedding Photographer

Jin & Andy Engagement | Battery Park & Brooklyn Bride | New York City Chinese Wedding PhotographerJin & Andy Engagement | Battery Park & Brooklyn Bride | New York City Chinese Wedding Photographer

Jin & Andy Engagement | Battery Park & Brooklyn Bride | New York City Chinese Wedding PhotographerJin & Andy Engagement | Battery Park & Brooklyn Bride | New York City Chinese Wedding Photographer

Jin & Andy Engagement | Battery Park & Brooklyn Bride | New York City Chinese Wedding PhotographerJin & Andy Engagement | Battery Park & Brooklyn Bride | New York City Chinese Wedding Photographer

Jin & Andy Engagement | Battery Park & Brooklyn Bride | New York City Chinese Wedding PhotographerJin & Andy Engagement | Battery Park & Brooklyn Bride | New York City Chinese Wedding Photographer

Jin & Andy Engagement | Battery Park & Brooklyn Bride | New York City Chinese Wedding PhotographerJin & Andy Engagement | Battery Park & Brooklyn Bride | New York City Chinese Wedding Photographer

Jin & Andy Engagement | Battery Park & Brooklyn Bride | New York City Chinese Wedding PhotographerJin & Andy Engagement | Battery Park & Brooklyn Bride | New York City Chinese Wedding Photographer

Jin & Andy Engagement | Battery Park & Brooklyn Bride | New York City Chinese Wedding PhotographerJin & Andy Engagement | Battery Park & Brooklyn Bride | New York City Chinese Wedding Photographer

Jin & Andy Engagement | Battery Park & Brooklyn Bride | New York City Chinese Wedding PhotographerJin & Andy Engagement | Battery Park & Brooklyn Bride | New York City Chinese Wedding Photographer

Shaila & Hanif Wedding Highlights | Atlanta Ismaili Indian Wedding Video

#HaSh2015 !

Photography: FengLong Photography
Videography: FengLong Photography
Pithi: Signature Ballroom Atlanta
Nikkah: Northeast Jamatkhana
Reception: Crowne Plaza Ravinia Atlanta
DJ: DJ Jaz – GTB Productions

Here’s a quick look at Shaila & Hanif’s wedding via a fun little highlight video! The mehndi night took place at home, followed by the Pithi at the new Signature Ballroom in Atlanta, with the Nikkah at the Northeast Jamatkhana and reception at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta. An amazing 3 day Atlanta Indian Wedding weekend that we were honored to be a part of!

Dipal & Vinay | Hindu Ceremony & Reception at Sonesta Hilton Head | Destination Indian Wedding Photographer

The end to Dipal and Vinay’s amazing 3-day Indian wedding in Port Wentworth and Hilton Head Island is here! Check this post for the Day 1 Mehndi events and this blog post for the amazing Grah Shanti and Garba/Sangeet events! For the final day it was the big one, the main wedding ceremony and reception day. I think all of us were running a little bit on empty from the previous 2 days which were filled to the brim with events. Day 3 did not disappoint and was truly an “Epic Indian Wedding!” Huge thank you to all of the other vendors that I worked with for the weekend that made every day go flawlessly! DJ/Lighting from the amazing XtraHot DJs team, videography by One Entertainment, and mandap/decor to make everything look amazing in the photos by Mandap World! Now let’s get this party started with a chilly (February on the beach) wedding ceremony followed by the reception indoors at the Sonesta Hilton Head Island!

Dipal & Vinay | Wedding & Reception | Hilton Head Island Indian Wedding Photographer

Dipal & Vinay | Wedding & Reception | Hilton Head Island Indian Wedding Photographer

Dipal & Vinay | Wedding & Reception | Hilton Head Island Indian Wedding Photographer

Dipal & Vinay | Wedding & Reception | Hilton Head Island Indian Wedding Photographer

Dipal & Vinay | Wedding & Reception | Hilton Head Island Indian Wedding Photographer Dipal & Vinay | Wedding & Reception | Hilton Head Island Indian Wedding Photographer

Dipal & Vinay | Wedding & Reception | Hilton Head Island Indian Wedding Photographer

Dipal & Vinay | Wedding & Reception | Hilton Head Island Indian Wedding Photographer

Dipal & Vinay | Wedding & Reception | Hilton Head Island Indian Wedding Photographer

Please click this link to see the rest of the photos from this Sonesta Hilton Head Island Indian Wedding post if you are reading this from the main /blog page!

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Dipal & Vinay | Grah Shanti Garba | Hilton Head Island Indian Wedding Photographer

This is Day 2 of Dipal & Vinay’s Indian Wedding celebration! Check out Day 1 with the Indian wedding mehndi event by following this link! Day 2 was the Grah Shanti and Garba night, and we moved locations form Savannah, Georgia to across the bridge to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina! After the morning ceremonies the evening Garba and Sangeet event kicked things into high gear with a ton of performances, dancing, and fun! Check out these amazing Indian weddings photos from the Sonesta Hilton Head Island!

Dipal & Vinay | Grah Shanti | Hilton Head Island Indian Wedding Photographer

Dipal & Vinay | Grah Shanti | Hilton Head Island Indian Wedding Photographer

Dipal & Vinay | Grah Shanti | Hilton Head Island Indian Wedding Photographer

Dipal & Vinay | Grah Shanti | Hilton Head Island Indian Wedding Photographer

Dipal & Vinay | Grah Shanti | Hilton Head Island Indian Wedding Photographer

Dipal & Vinay | Grah Shanti | Hilton Head Island Indian Wedding Photographer

Dipal & Vinay | Grah Shanti | Hilton Head Island Indian Wedding Photographer

Dipal & Vinay | Grah Shanti | Hilton Head Island Indian Wedding Photographer

If you’re reading this post from the main blog page, click this link to see the rest of the photos from this Sonesta Hilton Head Island Indian Wedding.
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Dipal & Vinay | Mehndi Night | Savannah Indian Wedding Photographer

Day 1 of Dipal & Vinay’s amazing 3-day Indian wedding kicked off in Port Wentworth just outside of Savannah, Georgia! Mehndi was a fun filled day with a morning and evening event filled with friends and family. You can check out their engagement session in Savannah and Tybee Island by following this link on the blog. Check back here on the blog for day 2 and day 3 of this Indian wedding with the Grah Shanti and ceremony!

Dipal & Vinay | Mehndi | Savannah Indian Wedding Photographer

Dipal & Vinay | Mehndi | Savannah Indian Wedding Photographer

Dipal & Vinay | Mehndi | Savannah Indian Wedding Photographer

Dipal & Vinay | Mehndi | Savannah Indian Wedding Photographer

Dipal & Vinay | Mehndi | Savannah Indian Wedding Photographer

Dipal & Vinay | Mehndi | Savannah Indian Wedding Photographer

Dipal & Vinay | Mehndi | Savannah Indian Wedding Photographer

Dipal & Vinay | Mehndi | Savannah Indian Wedding Photographer

Dipal & Vinay | Mehndi | Savannah Indian Wedding Photographer

Dipal & Vinay | Mehndi | Savannah Indian Wedding Photographer

If you’re reading this post from the main blog page, click this link to see the rest of the photos from Dipal & Vinay’s Mehndi Night in Savannah, Georgia!
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