Balaram and Radhika’s Indian Vedic Wedding at ISKCON Alachua temple
I can’t take my eyes off of this gorgeous bride (and groom!). I had the honor and pleasure of photographing Balaram and Radhika’s wedding last month in Gainesville Florida at the Alachua ISKCON Temple. The wedding was styled and planned by the talented team at Ganjam Tribe, and they really did a fabulous job at it!
Radhika got ready at the historic Magnolia Plantation BnB while Balaram got ready at home. I really love the rich cultural and spiritual aspect of Vedic weddings and feel that they photography so beautifully. The center stage for their wedding was their stunning home deities whom got to witness and bless their union together along with family and friends.
I loved the white paper umbrellas that were provided to guests to allow them to sit comfortably in the shade during the ceremony. Indian weddings tend to go on a bit longer than most and Florida is called the sunshine state for a reason! The reception dinner was held at the temple property followed by games and continued celebrations at Balaram’s family home.
I want to congratulate the couple on such a beautiful wedding and wish them a lifetime of amazing memories together.
Enrique and Coraly’s Bok Tower Gardens Engagement Session
I was excited when Enrique and Coraly’s contacted me in regards to photographing their engagement session at Bok Tower Gardens.
My husband took me there as a surprise for my birthday this past May and I kept thinking what a beautiful location the garden would be for an engagement session. Bok tower Gardens will always have a very special place in my heart. The Garden is a historic landmark with a unique Singing Tower and gorgeously lush and primed landscaping.
I had such a blast with this couple and appriciate them trusting me with my crazy ideas, including leaving the garden to pull up at a orange field that I saw on my way there. They even got in my convertible for a couple of shots! We eventually made our way around the garden and took some pictures by the famous tower. Enrique and Coraly’s are both young, beautiful and deeply spiritual. They meet while Enrique was working in a shoe shop a few years back. You can just tell how in love they are- which made my job super easy!
Hope you enjoy this sneak peak and on a side note- I highly recommend this location for any photo shoot!