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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.

March 11, 2014

It was a cold and rainy day in November. We had been planning and plotting for WEEKS to do this opulent Indian bridal fashion inspiration photo shoot outdoors – on the lush grounds of Chateau Polonez in Houston. But Mother Nature had other plans, and thanks to the dismal weather we were forced indoors.

Luckily I believe everything happens for a reason…

… and especially this! As it turns out, exploring the European-inspired architecture inside Chateau Polonez was a true blessing. The interior rooms were the perfect location to capture our theme of Victorian Romance.

I love being able to bounce back and forth between real weddings and editorial fashion photo shoots like this one. If you’re familiar with my work, you probably know that I love editorial style wedding photography. What does that mean? Basically, its the style of photography you see in fashion magazines. Whether I’m working with brides or models, I’m aiming for a certain look: high fashion bridal portraits.

Interestingly, my fashion experience has really helped me become a better wedding photographer.

Working with models helps me so much with posing and lighting my real brides. And I had such a blast working with the lovely Kairavi and Alison on this shoot. Top wardrobe stylist Sobi Qazi outfitted the girls in the most stunning bridal saris and lenghas. And the jewelry? Jaw-droppingly beautiful! I’m in love with that headpiece. And the black lace mask? Gorgeous!

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High fashion wedding picture of Indian bride with lace mask by best Austin wedding photographer

Creative wedding pictures of Indian bridal saris at Houston venue Chateau Polonez by Houston wedding photographer

Photojournalistic portrait of Indian bride by best Houston Indian wedding photographer

Modern photo of wedding table decorations with orchids at Houston wedding venue Chateau Polonez by best Houston wedding photographer

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This was one of my favorite photo shoots all year, so we decided to design several spreads showcasing Victorian Romance in our “Best of 2013” digital magazine! Here’s a peek at the magazine:

Austin editorial style wedding photography best of 2013 book

Modern graphic design for creative photo shoot in Austin wedding photography magazine

Modern wedding photography inspiration from Victorian styled shoot by best Austin wedding photographer

If you haven’t had a chance to seen our “Best of 2013” photo gallery, I invite you to take a look – click here to see our favorite photos from last year.

I enjoyed getting to work with some of the best Indian wedding vendors in Houston on this photo shoot! Special thanks to the talented and energetic Sobi Qazi for coordinating this photo shoot. I came to Sobi with a kernel of an idea, and she basically waved a magic wand and everything came together perfectly.

Alright I know it wasn’t quite THAT easy! But she made it look effortless.

Creative Team

Photographer: Uma Sanghvi of Studio Uma

Event Coordination & Design: Lion & Lamb Event Services

Wardrobe Stylist: QLamb Addiction

Venue: Chateau Polonez – Houston, Texas

Models: Alison Taylor & Kairavi Patel

Makeup & Hair: Infinite Perfection by Saniya Momin

Wardrobe: Almas Tejani Desi Couture

Décor Rental & Jewelry: Prashe Décor & Showroom

Hair Accessories: Eye Heart Me

Lace Mask: Miss S-A Headbands

Florist: Lexis Florist by Sue Habib

Linens: Over The Top Linen

Horse: Houston Wedding Horses- Sheila Mayo

Graphics & Paper Goods: Pintobean Creates

Dinnerware: A Finer Event

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