Archive: ‘Event Photography’

Bollywood-style 1st Birthday Party

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Thanks to my friend and great event planner, Rashi Shyam (Event Nirvana), I had the pleasure of meeting Raju Sethi and his wife, Hansita, this past Saturday as I photographed their twin’s first birthday party. Raju runs AVS, the most watched Indian entertainment show in the US. Not many kids get birthday wishes via video from some of India’s biggest Bollywood stars. Not to mention hear a live performance by G-Deep, the first American Punjabi artist to be signed by Times Music, Indian’s biggest music label. To see more pictures check out the Facebook Album from the event.

G-Deep performs for the guests.

Rashi decorated with a Bollywood movie theme.

That cute movie theme again for party favors!

Harika’s sari ceremony, NJ

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Vijay called me two weeks before his daughter Harika’s sari ceremony to photograph the day for his family.  I was intrigued since I’m a latecomer to wearing a sari and only did so for the first time a few years ago for my sister’s engagement party (with much help from an aunt).  What would we do without the aunties helping to keep up the traditions?  For a parent that first time their daughter wears a sari is a big coming of age moment.  My favorite photos of the day are of Harika’s mother, Latha, and the aunties helping to dress her for her party.  I’m sure Harika probably loved watching the Bollywood-style dancers and having all her friends around her.


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