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I'm a creative and modern wedding photographer in Austin, Texas. At Studio Uma, we work like crazy for our brides and grooms to produce gorgeous works of art that stir the soul. We do magic things with light and color. We love modern Indian wedding photography! For more info, email us at uma@umasanghvi.com.

April 29, 2013

The amazing thing about my Austin Fashion Week mash-up team is that we didn’t even KNOW each other before we entered this competition. Our names were picked out of a hat. And yet, our little group of complete strangers was able to come together in the name of creativity and produce something beautiful.



Here’s the talented team behind the “Spring Wakes the Siren” photo shoot (click here to see all of the final images):

Dress by Catherine Carter Hite

Jewelry by Jane-Michael Stallings

Modeling by Shelby Smith

Makeup by Katey Stevenson

Hair by Carrie Leigh


In case you missed my last post,  Austin Fashion Week is coming — May 3-11. And as a part of this week, “Mash Up” teams come together in the spirit of  kicking some ass friendly competition. A smart guy named Matt Swinney started AFW five years ago to showcase the work of local Austin talent. Not just fashion designers – but also models, photographers, hair stylists and makeup artists.

For the Mash Up contest, each team creates a concept of their choosing, and executes that concept during a photo shoot. A single image is chosen to enter the competition.

Thanks to Carrie, the beautiful Red Stella Salon (where she works) was our staging grounds before going out on location. Here’s Carrie doing hair.


What an incredible color palette. I love the green “highlights” in Shelby’s hair. And purple lips? Amazing.

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That’s a wrap! Thank you Katey, Catherine, Jane-Michael, Carrie and Shelby. We’ll be at the Austin Fashion Awards on Saturday, May 11, 2013. And our gorgeous model Shelby will bring this look to life in the Mash Up Team Runway Show. I hope to see you there.

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