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.
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:
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.
Photographer: Uma Sanghvi of Studio Uma
Event Coordination & Design: Lion & Lamb Event Services
Wardrobe Stylist: QLamb Addiction
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
Graphics & Paper Goods: Pintobean Creates
Dinnerware: A Finer Event