Monthly Archives: July 2009

Julia + Irfan : Mehendi in Philly!

sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste. it’s easy to recall the way each of our 5 senses were engaged on the day/night of Julia and Irfan’s mehendi celebration. The vivid colors of the women’s saris painted against green grass, the sound of prayers and readings by Irfan’s mom, the blessings spoken over the beloved couple by the ones who care for them most, the touching of money, sweets, skin – all done intentionally with meaning, the smell of perfume, henna, rose petals, and chicken tikka masala, and the taste of hot indian food, good beer, and mango lassi. It was heavenly, and that is only what was going on on the outside. The 5,000,000 senses of the heart and soul were too much to describe. Even though we were meeting them for the first time, we fell in love with Julia and Irfan, and found ourselves in a state of being high on beauty and freedom and love of that day. it was wonderful, and anyone who wasn’t there missed out. let us share it with you. :)

and a small slideshow of the events that day/night.
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to julia+irfan and all who were there – we LOVE you. Images of the wedding day to come!!!

Sarah Rhoads - 08/09/2009 - 6:21 pm

are you kidding me?! these are so fantastical. dreamy. love the colors and tones guys.

jen - 08/09/2009 - 1:07 pm

the touch of hair and the generations of hands, the smell of the flower leis, the sound of the laughter and love under the tent, the sight of the livestrong bracelet and the taste of a great love… i can tell you felt all these sense here at this beautiful event.

the livestrong bracelet means so much to us at this current moment. I proudly adorn my wrist with mine.

Kent - 08/07/2009 - 2:21 pm

Beauty. Defined. I am gobsmacked! Thank you for allowing us to experience such a richly warm cultural experience of love!

Irfan - 08/03/2009 - 6:57 pm

Wow…wow…wow! ‘Thrilled’ does not do our sentiment justice. You two have such a tremendous ability to capture the character of a moment, and–in this case–a collection of moments. We are elated that you were there with us to share in the joy of that evening. We are so excited to see the wedding pictures. Hope you both are well.

Dev - 07/31/2009 - 12:11 pm

wow, so rich and so beautiful. amazing beyond words.

Lacey - 07/31/2009 - 9:25 am

oh, good grief grace. these are beyond amazing!

jac - 07/31/2009 - 9:05 am

fan-freaking -tastic!!!!

BeyondTheLens - 07/31/2009 - 8:46 am

Love the feel of all of these. Very story telling….my favs are the two hand shot versions. Awesome job as usual!

Tracy + Brad : Married!

Tracy and Brad got married on quite possibly the hottest day in the history of man. Possibly, not confirmed. Regardless, the Missouri heat was on during the afternoon – which gave way to beautiful thunderstorms through the evening. Meeting their families, laughing with their friends, watching them take their vows, and committing their lives to each other, I felt blessed…sweaty….but blessed:) And a huge shout out to Neal from Lemon Lime Photography for braving it all with me. :) Tracy and Brad, you guys rule!!!

Michele B - 07/30/2009 - 5:38 pm

Dude, lightning in that last shot? Unreal!!!! Great job guys :)

josh solar - 07/30/2009 - 4:07 pm

awesome stuff, Jeremy. love the fireworks shots :)

D.J. Ellis - 07/30/2009 - 12:18 pm

Lightning, fireworks, and backlight, OH MYYYY! Are you for real? Those shots are glorious. I bet you were giddy with excitement after seeing that on the LCD.

Chris H. - 07/30/2009 - 11:03 am

your posts rarely need words, great shots.