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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.

January 31, 2014

Three epic days in Houston with Aliyah and Khalid. If you remember these two from their Houston engagement session a few months ago, you know this stylish couple owns any room they walk into. In October I photographed Aliyah and Khalid as they celebrated their marriage. There was a pithi, a sangeet, a nikkah, a mehndi, a western ceremony and a reception. One of my favorite Ismaili wedding traditions is the egg ceremony… if you haven’t seen one before, prepare for some (messy) fun.

Of all the wedding venues in Houston, the Hilton Post Oak and Hotel Derek are two of my very favorites. You’ll see why below.

Title slide of groom kissing bride's cheek in front of wall.

Groom and groomsmen in Indian wedding party celebrate by joyfully throwing confetti.

Modern wide-angle wedding photo of Indian bride and groom in Houston's Hermann Park

Wedding mehndi and henna designs on bride's feet

Beautiful Indian bride in stunning lehenga walks down aisle with groom after wedding ceremony

Modern picture of happy dancers on wedding dance floor

Creative wedding picture of Indian bride and groom

Boy in traditional Indian wedding clothes looks up at other guests at Ismaili wedding reception

Friends and relatives tug on Indian groom in modern photo of fun pithi ceremony

Indian groom is covered in raw egg in Ismaili pithi wedding tradition

B&W photo of Indian bride in intricate enbroidered wedding lehenga

Guests celebrate an Ismaili wedding tradition during the pithi ceremony in this unique photo by a Houston wedding photographer

Creative picture of groom and groomsmen with  matching cufflinks

Groom and performer sing at fun Indian wedding ceremony

Emotional editorial picture of bride and uncle during wedding

Creative portrait of bride getting hair and makeup done at Houston hotel

Modern wedding portrait of Indian bride and groom reflected in a mirror

Modern photo of bride's wedding heels reflected in table

Modern portraits of groom in suit and gorgeous bride in intricate white and gold dress

Editorial style photo of bride dancing in colorful wedding dress

Modern wedding portrait of Houston groom and groomsmen

Editorial style photo of bride having makeup done

Bride in gorgeous white wedding dress surrounded by bridesmaids

Candid picture of kids playing on a couch at Houston wedding

Romantic wedding picture of stunning bride and groom surrounded by flower petals

Beautiful cakes, decorations, candles and place settings at Houston wedding

Creative wedding portrait of bride and groom reflected in artwork of Houston hotel

Editorial style picture of laughing bride and groom

Two romantic wedding photos of loving couple in Ismaili center in Houston, Texas

Creative portrait of bride's mehndi

Groom surrounded by groomsmen showing off matching socks in fun portrait

Modern editorial style pictures of happy couple at Ismaili ceremony

Bride and groom kiss in front of tiled wall at Houston hotel

Beautiful bride and groom pose back to back in modern wedding portrait

Romantic close-up picture of bride and groom kissing in beautiful wedding clothes

Beautiful creative portrait of bride and groom reflected in modern art in Houston hotel

Bride in stunning embroidered dress and jewelry leans on groom's arm in modern wedding photo

Groom poses with statue in fun Houston wedding photo

Close up editorial style picture of bride doing makeup and getting ready before Houston wedding

Romantic wedding portrait of loving couple at Houston hotel

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Thank you Aliyah and Khalid, I loved celebrating with you. Here’s wishing you love and light in your new life together!

Creative Team:

Videography: Tall Productions

Venues: Hotel Derek, Crowne Plaza, HPC (Houston Principal Center) Ismaili Center, Hilton Post Oak 

Wedding planner: Rathi Menon
Décor: Décor one

Ice sculpture: Ice designs

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If you’d like to find out more about Studio Uma, please click here to visit our wedding photography portfolio website. We are based in gorgeous Austin, Texas and specialize in modern, creative and editorial-style wedding photography.

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