Krupa & Jesal | Roosevelt Island + SoHo + Brooklyn Indian Engagement Session

As their wedding week starts this week, it’s high time to post Krupa and Jesal’s New York City engagement session which we shot over the Summer around the city! From their apartment in Midtown West we headed all over the city, starting at Roosevelt Island on the East side before heading down to SoHo and finally over the bridge to DUMBO in Brooklyn. This Roosevelt Island, SoHo, and Brooklyn Indian engagement session all over New York City is one not to be missed!

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Summer in the City, it’s hot, it’s crowded, and on a weekend afternoon? Double that! I suggested we sneak over to Roosevelt Island from their apartment on 57th, since it was directly across Manhattan. Well, we didn’t check the calendar and New York City’s annual Puerto Rican Day Parade happen to be closing half the streets up in Midtown so we sloooowly made our way across town to the tram. After we finally made it across we enjoyed the peace and quiet of Roosevelt Island compared to the hustle and bustle of Midtown just across the East River.

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After playing around on Roosevelt Island for a bit we headed back to their apartment, and then shot straight down the Westside Highway to SoHo for a little more intimate feel of New York City. Krupa also changed into a saree at this point for some Indian flair in the city!

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I love SoHo and I think Krupa and Jesal did too :)

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After yet ANOTHER quick outfit change in a hotel lobby (thanks, Hilton SoHo!) we headed over to Brooklyn for our final stops of the day!

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I love Brooklyn at sunset time, it’s just magical with the sun dipping behind the skyline of lower Manhattan!

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As the sun set we crossed over the Brooklyn Bridge to the other side of the waterfront in the DUMBO area and Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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I loved running around Brooklyn in the evening with these two on a perfect Summer day! Well, before any of these recent heat waves started at least! Early Summer in New York City is the best!

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For our final (for real) stop during this New York City Brooklyn Indian engagement session, we swung by Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO for even more iconic photos of the Manhattan skyline at night!

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Thanks for the great day running around Manhattan and Brooklyn, Krupa and Jesal! I can’t wait to celebrate your destination Indian wedding in Atlanta in a few short days!

Jackson Heights & Long Island City Civil Ceremony | Jessica & Emran | New York City Fusion Indian Wedding

A couple weeks back I had the privilege of attending and documenting Jessica and Emran’s civil ceremony in Long Island City in Queens, New York. It was a warm Saturday in the Summer and we started things off early before it heated up too much with a quick engagement pre-wedding photo session around their home in Jackson Heights, Queens. I had so much fun as they showed me their favorite neighborhood bagel shop, fresh market, and Colombian cafe in their neighborhood. Your engagement session does not have to be so stiff and formal, I love including this super candid “day in the life” or lifestyle engagement session that is totally about the couple and their personality.

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Previously I had only seen Jackson Heights around the train and subway station since I often take the LIRR to Woodside and then the bus to LaGuardia Airport for destination weddings. Who knew that just a few blocks away from the Jackson Heights subway station is such a vibrant local part of New York City!

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Our Jackson Heights Engagement session continued around the neighborhood. From the photos, it looks super diverse but that is just how New York City is! We only walked about 4 or 5 blocks in Queens and the neighborhood changed from Colombian to South Asian in just those few blocks, which is why this part of New York is the perfect neighborhood for this amazing couple!

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That about wrapped up our morning session in Jackson Heights, it was time to take an Uber over to Long Island City for the Civil Ceremony on the waterfront overlooking the Manhattan skyline!

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Our beautiful intimate Long Island City civil ceremony was attended by only the 5 of us, the couple, an officiant friend, and a witness friend… and me, the photographer, of course :). After their New York City civil ceremony we took a few portraits with the beautiful Manhattan skyline in full view. Being high noon in full sun made things a little tricky but it’s pretty hard to take a bad photo of these two beautiful people.

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As of this blog posting I had just photographed their destination Fusion South Asian Wedding in Atlanta, Georgia so be on the lookout for those photos soon! They’re already up on Facebook of course :). Jessica and Emran thanks for being two awesome people to work with, wishing you the best and hope to see you around New York City more!

Manhattanhenge 2016 in Times Square, New York City

This year’s second Manhattanhenge took place last night, July 11th, and I was actually in town not traveling for a wedding like the first time it happened this year! I happened to also have a quick meeting with a bride in New York City yesterday for her upcoming destination Indian wedding, so it worked out perfectly to hang around NYC for a few extra hours to catch the sunset!

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With the sunset only lasting a few minutes, I didn’t have enough time to walk to a second location in the city like 34th street, which also seemed like it would produce a pretty cool photo based on some quick location scouting earlier in the day due to it being a large two-way street. I settled for an iconic location like Times Square and was not disappointed to share 20 minutes of New York City bliss with the 500 or so other New Yorkers snapchatting, instagramming, and facebooking Manhattanhenge 2016.

Atlanta Indian Ice Cream Engagement Session | Sarah & Aziz | Brusters Ice Cream Shop & Park

Today’s quick blog post is something that was on Facebook ages upon ages ago, but just now hitting the main website! Sarah & Aziz’s Atlanta Ismaili Indian ice cream engagement session took place a few weeks/months ago in Atlanta and Sarah had the fun idea to go to a Brusters for some ice cream first and then a nearby outdoor park! On a super hot and sunny Atlanta Summer day we started off earlier than I would have liked due to impending rain storms, so the sun was at full strength for us and making the ice cream instantly melt as soon as we got it! Pose, shoot, lick the ice cream before it gets all over the dress… that about sums up the first half hour of our ice cream engagement session at Brusters in Lawrenceville.

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Did I mention the ice cream was instantly melting? If you can see from the photos yes we were trying to shoot this ice cream engagement session as fast as possible without getting completely covered in melted ice cream :).

After finishing up at Brusters it was time for a quick outfit change and then we swung by a park before those afternoon Summer thunderstorms rolled in. It was sprinkling ever so slightly as we pulled up so we did a pretty quick shoot here at first before it looked like we were in the clear.

Maybe the animals could sense the rain coming too because as soon as we sat down with the picnic blanket, a pair of ducks walked right into our shot :)

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As it seemed like we were in the clear as far as the rain goes we continued our Atlanta Indian engagement session in the woods which were next to the lake from the previous photos! This gave me a little more shade and made for some awesome Indian engagement photos during the full sun of mid-afternoon in Georgia!

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This ice cream engagement session with random duck photobombs was so much fun! Sarah and Aziz are totally awesome people and we had a great photo shoot during their Atlanta Indian engagement session in Lawrenceville and an ice cream shop! I’ve already done a mini post from their Atlanta Indian civil ceremony at Gwinnett Historic Courthouse on the blog here, and I can’t wait to fly back down from New York yet again for their full Atlanta Ismaili Wedding in just a few short weeks!

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So after some punishing Google results, it means I need to jump back on the blogging bandwagon even though Summer wedding photography season is in full swing! This week I’m back home in New York but last weekend I was down in Atlanta for two weddings, the first of which was this Ismaili Indian wedding Civil Ceremony at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse in Lawrenceville! Here are a few of the amazing preview photos from Sarah & Aziz’s Civil Ceremony to appease the Google ranking gods and help with my SEO! You can also check out this Gwinnett Historic Courthouse Indian Wedding Civil Ceremony on Facebook as well as the second wedding I photographed last weekend, Sierra and Adam’s rural Georgia farm wedding at the Farley Plantation.

These are the preview photos and I hope to have a full blog post with even better SEO soon for this Gwinnett Historic Courthouse Wedding Civil Ceremony!

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This was Sarah and Aziz’s Civil Ceremony, and their full Ismaili Indian wedding will be taking place in Atlanta in a couple short weeks this Summer! I had the honor of doing their Civil Ceremony at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse ahead of their Nikkah (religious marriage ceremony) which will be part of the full multi-day wedding extravaganza! Everything was short and sweet, as you can see from the above photos. We did some quick preparation photos at Sarah’s house before heading a few minutes away over to downtown Lawrenceville where the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse Wedding is located. After a first look, some bridal portraits, and a few group photos with the entire wedding party, the civil ceremony was held in view of their closest family and friends. This wasn’t the big 300+ person Indian Wedding just yet, that’s in a few weeks :).

That’s all for now! If you are waiting on another recent Indian Wedding to show up on the blog I promise it’s coming, all those older weddings are still in the blogging queue :D. Summer is the super busy season so the first priority is to get brides and grooms their wedding photos and wedding videos… and now it’s to satisfy the Google SEO cravings with some fresh blog content!

New York City Engagement Session | Reshma & Anup | Central Park, Brooklyn, High Line

Here’s a totally out of order blog post since it was just a couple weeks ago, but I had some of the files ready for blogging so I figured why not?! This was one of my favorite engagement sessions because it was typically New York crazy! Rain and Summer NYC crowds didn’t hamper our enthusiasm during this shoot and we took a true tour of New York from the top to bottom of Manhattan to really show Reshma around on her trip up here from North Carolina!

Our day started amidst sprinkling rain at the Dream Hotel near the High Line. As I met them at their hotel they had made some quick arrangements to take a few photos at the rooftop bar before it opened that evening.

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After our quick New York City rooftop session at the dream hotel we headed uptown to the middle of Central Park for some of the classic locations like the Bethesda Terrace and Bethesda Fountain, before strolling through the main “Mall” area of Central Park and taking in some of the rock outcroppings with the classic New York City skyline.

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After a crazy cab ride where we stopped at a diner for the driver to use the bathroom, after our Uber driver dumped us, we finally made it back downtown to the High Line pretty close to where we started the day at the Dream Downtown!

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After the High Line we grabbed a quick dinner at Chelsea Market, which had some great vegetarian options at the pasta places! Of course with the light rain everything was packed… and well, it’s the weekend in Manhattan so I didn’t really expect it not to be :)

To get to our night time location in Brooklyn we hopped on the subway, so of course we took a few fun photos at the platform with the trains zooming by!

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While we usually plan our engagement sessions to swing by Brooklyn at sunset to see the NYC skyline light up, I am definitely glad it did super cloudy and rainy for our shoot to allow us to get some more unique photos in the rain! We had a good mix of light rain and hard rain, because you need the rain to be coming down enough to show up in the photos but not so much that we all get soaked at Brooklyn Bridge Park :)

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Lastly, we headed back to Manhattan for some quick final shots in Times Square just for novelty sake, and so I could catch my train home out of Penn Station!

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Thank you Reshma for coming up from North Carolina, and Anup for coming over from New Jersey :). With how much fun we had together I can’t wait for your Indian wedding this year in North Carolina! Thank you for spending the day with me in New York City showing you around and getting some awesome pre-wedding engagement photos!

Destination PreWedding Paris | How To

Destination PreWedding Paris | How To

Looking for something unique for you wedding to stand out from the crowd? Have you considered a prewedding photo shoot in Paris? The City of Lights is the perfect weekend getaway with direct flights from New York City, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, and more! Having your wedding portraits taken in Paris the perfect way to spend a long weekend, taking in the Paris sights and shopping, while having a unique way to remember your wedding. Let’s look at just how easy it is to plan your Destination PreWedding Paris Photoshoot and make it into a weekend getaway to remember for the rest of your life!

If you’re a regular blog reader for wedding photography you can check out the pretty pictures, and I will write up a separate “travel” blog post from my 2 week trip to Europe this year before wedding season really kicks off here in New York and the East Coast! -Zac

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Planning Your PreWedding Photo Trip to Paris

Paris? Where would YOU rather spend your weekend? First, let’s plan our weekend timeline! Speaking of time, the difference from Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) to Paris is +6 hours (UTC +1), with most of the flights being overnight red eye flights. Taking off from New York’s JFK airport at 11:00 pm means landing around Noon in Paris; 6 hour flight + 6 hour time difference. Try to grab that nap during the flight so you arrive fresh on day 1 and can make the most of your long weekend! If you are visiting Paris from the US, it’s even more beneficial on the return flight as you “gain” 6 hours, meaning you will land back in the US at almost the same time of day that you left Paris, perfect for getting caught up and rested and back in another timezone with minimal jet lag.

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While I prefer flying Delta myself for my domestic wedding photography in the USA, Europe has a great network of low cost carriers that operate the New York – London route and from other major US hubs. Norwegian, for example, is a low cost carrier with a fleet of new 787 Dreamliners, and you can find round trip flights from $600 from New York City. I flew into Paris-Orly (ORY) airport, which is slightly less convenient than flying into the larger Charles de Gaulle Airport, but an Uber from Orly airport was easy to get, and only a few Euro more than the cost of train tickets to use the subway to get from Orly into the tourist locations of Paris.

As France’s largest airport and an important international hub, you can find easy access to Paris from anywhere in the world.

Direct flights to Paris, France are available from:

New York-JFK via Air France, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Norwegian Air Shuttle
Shanghai-Pudong via Air France, Air China, and China Eastern Airlines
Beijing via Air France and Air China
Hong Kong via Air France and Cathay Pacific
Taipei-Taoyuan via EVA Air

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Charles de Gaulle or Orly? Which airport in Paris is better, and what is the difference?

A large portion of this will depend on the airline and your destination location , as larger international US carriers like Delta or United will generally fly into CDG, however Air France will use both airports (beginning June 6, 2016 service resumes at ORLY to JFK) and is a code share partner with Delta so you may end up on either depending on the flight. Generally international flights, including those from Air France, will land at Paris’ largest international airport which is Charles de Gaulle.

Coming from China, Charles de Gaulle airport is served by China Eastern Airlines connecting Kunming and Shanghai, China South Airlines out of Guangzhou, and Cathay Pacific from Hong Kong. Air China will also fly direct to Paris CDG from Beijing, Chengdu, and Shanghai-Pudong.

Charles de Gaulle is served by the RER overland train, which makes it an attractive choice for a first time visitor to Paris. You can easily get to the center of Paris from CDG airport taking the metro, and a taxi or Uber will be easily found waiting for you. It is about 40 minutes by Taxi from Paris CDG to Arrondissements 1-4 which is the central distract of Paris where attractions such as the Musee du Lourve are located.

Schedule for a weekend PreWedding photo shoot in Paris:

  • Thursday depart 11:00 pm Red Eye from New York-JFK Airport
  • Friday arrive Paris 10:00 am
  • Friday spend half the day orienting yourself with the city, seeing some sights, and doing some shopping.
  • Saturday – photo shoot day! Enjoy your morning grabbing espresso and croissants at a nearby cafe.
  • Saturday Afternoon – meet after lunch to start make-up and hair preparations
  • 3pm Head to first location, River Seine
  • 4pm depart Seine, head to square
  • 6pm head to next location, Eiffel Tower
  • 8pm Sunset at Eiffel Tower
  • 10pm After dark at Musee du Lourve and nearby cobble streets
  • Sunday, final shopping before heading to airport for your evening flight after lunch.
  • Sunday 4pm flight, arrive back in New York at 8pm thanks to the time difference. Make sure you grab a quick nap during the flight and head to bed early to be fresh for work on Monday!

 

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Where to Stay in Paris for your PreWedding Paris Photo Shoot & How to Get Around

Much like staying in major cities like New York, Hong Kong, or Beijing, getting around via the subway, the Paris Metro, is quick and convenient. Taxis are ubiquitous, and if you remember the news about Uber in Paris, Uber is still a convenient way to grab a ride at your convenience and from the comfort of the app. If your French is not as good as it used to be in High School, the Uber app is super convenient with being able to enter a destination from the comfort of Google Maps, with none of the language barrier.

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Knowing how to get around is also a factor of where to stay while you are in Paris for your PreWedding photo shoot. The Paris metro area is large to be sure, and you don’t want to be out in the further Arrondissements (neighborhoods) and spending an hour each way commuting. In addition to choosing a nice hotel, consider proximity to locations you want to be for the weekend, such as the Lourve and Champs Elysees, and also distance to the nearest Metro or RER train station.

Some recommended Arrondissements (areas) for staying in Paris are:

Arrondissement 1-4 – Close to Lourve

Arrondissement 5-6 – Latin Quarter

Arrondissement 7 – Eiffel Tower

Arrondissement 8 – Champs Elysees & Arc de Triomphe

 

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Map via Wikipedia (By Paris 16 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38412578)

 

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Photo Shoot Locations for your PreWedding in Paris

In a city as photogenic as Paris, the only problem is limiting your Paris PreWedding photo location selection to fit in one day!

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Tour Eiffel – Eiffel Tower. Located on the river Seine in 7th Arr. everyone knows this iconic Paris landmark

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How about underneath the Eiffel Tower at night, or from the nearby Palais de Chaillot which allows you a higher perspective:

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Parisian gardens are definitely a thing, and Le Jardin du Luxembourg has smashing views

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Luxembourg Gardens near the Latin Quarter and Notre Dame

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While the Lourve gets all the attention for it’s stunning exterior architecture and the Mona Lisa, the nearby Musee d’Orsay contains stunning artwork and a truly photogenic clock upstairs:

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Musee d’Orsay across the River Seine from the Lourve

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Paris PreWedding Photo Vacation 2016

The Pantheon will make you consider exactly which part of Europe you are in this weekend for your PreWedding Paris Photo Shoot. Located in the Latin Quarter area on the Left Bank

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Arc de Triomphe –  Iconic Paris landmark along the bustling Champs-Elysees and all of it’s shopping destinations!

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The Lourve and surrounding Palais du Lourve is breathtaking, and a stunning way to end your weekend in Paris.

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Hopefully this post has inspired you with just how easy it is to getaway to Paris for a long weekend from anywhere in the world, and what a great option Paris can be for your PreWedding photo shoot! If you would like to start planning your own PreWedding Paris photo vacation just send me an email or use the contact form on the website! Bon voyage!

Youth Soccer Kickoff 2016 | Miles’ First Practice of the Season!

While some of the posts here on the blog are all about enhancing that SEO with Google… this post is just showing off Miles and some family life. Please don’t hurt my rankings Google for New York Wedding Photographer!

Long Island Childrens Soccer 2016

This past weekend was the kickoff event here in Hicksville on Long Island for the 2016 Youth Soccer season! Miles had a great time after a little rocky start to his practice, he eventually had a lot of fun out on the soccer field with the other kids!

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All of the kids did great and we had perfect weather last weekend as Spring finally arrives in New York! Mid-60s in the sun at Noon is perfect kids running around weather!

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Fearless Award Winning Photographer | Collection 30

Fearless Photographers Collection 30 Award

Direct link (or click on the screen shot above): http://www.fearlessphotographers.com/best-wedding-photography-galleries.cfm?galleryPicID=7004

Another quick shameless self-promotion post here on the blog! The most recent collection of awards on Fearless Photographers went live a few weeks ago while we were traveling in Paris and London, and I figured I should write up a quick post on my own blog for those readers who may not follow Fearless.

Who are Fearless Photographers and why does this matter you may ask? From the website:

THE BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR COUPLES WHO TRULY LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY

FEARLESS PHOTOGRAPHERS is a unique photography directory of the world’s best wedding photographers who are not afraid to push the limits of professional wedding photography to surprise you with extraordinary wedding photos of your wedding day.
WHAT IS A “FEARLESS AWARD”?
Every three months, a curated competition is open for submissions from our members. Of these submissions, less than 3% are selected by a panel of curators as “Fearless Awards” – photographs that excel in redefining wedding photography. These awards are added to the photographers’ portfolio pages and are used to determine their rankings.

While it’s nice to get published on wedding blogs to show off how great you are at taking photos of cakes and centerpieces, Fearless is all about how daring and bold of a photographer you are to truly capture the human side of weddings. I hope you the readers will notice that in my work, that it’s not just nice details and epic portraits, but also the real life heartfelt moments that happen during each and every wedding that tell the true story about two people in love and two families coming together.

Read more on the Fearless Photographers website here and be prepared to be amazed from some of the best wedding photographers in the world, whom I can now count as my peers with this award in Collection 30 (though one of my photographs was selected as one of the Best Fearless Photographers Wedding Photos of 2015, not to brag…) :)

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Atlanta Goat Farm Engagement Session | Rahika & Kishan

Atlanta Goat Farm Engagement Session | Radhika & Kishan

This super fun Atlanta Goat Farm engagement session took place at the end of last year and I’m so excited for the upcoming Indian Wedding of Rahika and Kishan this year in 2016! The day started off pretty gloomy with sprinkling rain throughout our session but these two super models made the most of the damp conditions and seriously rocked their engagement session. Atlanta’s Goat Farm Art center is the perfect venue for a Southern-inspired engagement session in the Westside of Atlanta.

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Radhika and Kishan love dancing and wanted to incorporate some of their moves into the shoot, and I was more than happy to accommodate! We moved from the central part of the Goat Farm to one of the nearby empty squares and captured some great moments for their Indian engagement session.

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For our last “location” for this Atlanta Goat Farm engagement session we found a cool wall with vines to add some color and pop to the session which was still pretty wet from all of the rain in the Atlanta area all day!

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With all of the rain in Atlanta we had plenty of puddles to dodge throughout the day to keep Radhika’s dress from getting too wet, but I wanted to incorporate the wetness into this Atlanta Goat Farm engagement session.

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For our second location and to end this Atlanta Indian wedding engagement session we headed to Piedmont Park which was equally soaking wet! It was another challenge to find DRY places and equally photographically cool places this evening in Piedmont but we made it happen! Radhika and Kishan continued the theme of rocking their engagement session in their second outfit!

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The clouds parted ever so slightly at sunset and we got a little pop of color at least after such a grey day! This Atlanta Goat Farm Engagement Session & Piedmont Park sunset shoot was so much fun, I can’t wait for their 2016 Atlanta Indian Wedding! You can read more about the Atlanta Goat Farm on their facebook page here!

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