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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.

November 15, 2013

Don’t look now, but there are only six weeks left in 2013. And I can NOT let this year get away from me before sharing this minimalist-themed styled photo shoot from all the way back in January. I was compelled by my love of editorial wedding photography to create a bridal fashion-oriented photo shoot. Just for fun. And no offense to mason jars and vintage lace. But there’s already so much rustic wedding inspiration out in the world. Rebel that I am, I wanted to do something… entirely different. Something uber-modern and and elegant and absolutely gorgeous.

It all started at the Kimber Modern (the amazing boutique hotel) in downtown Austin, where I was blown away by the award-winning minimalist architecture and design. That’s where this theme was born – the minimalist, modern wedding.

Those of you who know my work might be saying, wait just a second there, Uma. WHERE are bright colors? We know you just loove color. What’s going on here? Well, you know something… I’m kind of in love with this minimalist look, even though it’s not bursting with color. Location is my muse, and the Kimber Modern just really inspires the zen master in me. And so did the modern wedding gowns our wardrobe stylist, the talented Cristina Facundo, found for this photo shoot. I mean seriously – even if you’re not usually into fashion, these graceful and romantic wedding dresses are jaw-dropping.

I was so excited to work with a team of such talented creatives. Wardrobe stylist Cristina Facundo created three stunning modern looks for our “bride”, Emma Hefti, and two debonair looks for our “groom”, Bradley Kee. Check out the credits below for all the wardrobe info.

Event designer Maureen Stevens and florist Carrie Beamer created a beautifully modern tablescape and florals. The sculptural bouquet that Carrie made is a work of art.

Laura Heyns (hair) and Laura Martinez (makeup) did a gorgeous job getting our beautiful models ready.

This is what happened..

Organic oysters and gold details in modern wedding photographs by contemporary Austin wedding photographer

Editorial style pictures of contemporary gold decor and bride in modern Nicole Miller wedding dress

Creative photo of unique flower arrangement from modern wedding shoot by modern Austin wedding photographer

Contemporary editorial-style pictures of high fashion bride and contemporary bouquet by high fashion Austin wedding photographer

Ultra-modern photo of modern bride by editorial style Austin wedding photographer

Avant-garde wedding photos of contemporary groom and modern wedding decor

Contemporary photojournalistic wedding photos of modern bride and avant-garde wedding decorations

Contemporary wedding photos of avant-garde bride with modern wedding jewelry and organic details

High fashion wedding photo of contemporary couple by editorial style Austin wedding photographer

Ultra-modern wedding inspiration pictures from modern Austin wedding photographer

High fashion editorial style wedding inspiration photos by high fashion Austin wedding photographer













I was delighted when my favorite blogger, Camille Styles, published our photo shoot! Click here to see The Modern Minimalist.


It also appeared on Style Me Pretty. Click here to see Modern Wedding Inspiration from Studio Uma.



Here’s the team that made this magic happen. Thank you everyone!!!!!

Location: Kimber Modern – 110 The Cir, Austin, TX 78704

Wardrobe Stylist: Cristina Facundo

Hair: Laura Heyns

Makeup: Laura Martinez

Models: Emma Hefti and Bradley Kee

Florals: Carrie Beamer of Flora Fetish

Event and prop design: Maureen Stevens

Wardrobe credits

On Bradley

  • #1 Billy Reid Campbell Suit ($1695), Billy Reid Skinny Bowtie in black and tan ($95) – all available at Billy Reid
  • #2 Billy Reid Campbell Suit ($1695), Billy Reid Classic Tie in natural and navy ($125) – all available at Billy Reid

 On Emma

  • #1 Nicole Miller Peplum – Alvina Valenta 9251 ($2420) – available at http://unbridaled.com/, Modern double-bow bridal headpiece in 100% silk duchess satin – available by custom order only at info@millistarr.com
  •  #2 Nicole Miller Cowl Neck – FA0031 ($1100) available at http://unbridaled.com/, Miriam Haskell Cuff ($650), Ring ($250), Earrings ($180); Sondra Roberts Beaded Pearl Clutch ($192)
  •  #3 CiarlaBride Cheri Dress ($420) available at https://ciarla.com/, Sondra Roberts Beaded Pearl Clutch ($192), Stuart Weitzman Silver Blitz Heel ($560)

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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 editorial wedding photography.

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