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Priya & Arpan's Indian Haldi Ceremony

Priya and Arpan were living in NYC when they got engaged and both have family in India, but decided to split the difference and have a destination wedding in dreamy Obidos, Portugal. This three day Bollywood extravaganza was filled to the brim with love, traditions, color, dancing, and food (so much incredible food). 

Arpan hired me to take the photos during his traditional haldi (turmeric) ceremony. This is an event where the family covers the groom in a yellow turmeric paste to make him "glowing and beautiful" for his wedding ceremony. While Priya and Arpan had a pair of photographers for other ceremonies and events throughout the 3-day wedding, I couldn't have felt more honored to have this privilege to photograph this one because I knew we'd be blending joyful, playful moments with solemn religious moments as well. 

I mean, look at these incredible colors!