This from the morning as the bride was getting ready. It was pure chaos in the hotel room - there was glitter, perfume, and hairspray in the air, and every available surface was covered in clothes, shoes, makeup and jewelry - all combined with about 10 girls rushing to get ready and people constantly going in and out!
I have sort of an obsession with photographing raindrops on spiderwebs. I just find them to be so surreal-looking! Two summers ago, I was learning to photograph them for the first them, and my mom was quite frustrated with me - she kept asking why after every single rainstorm I was crouching in the bushes with my camera in hand?!
The perfect pick-me-up for a long afternoon/evening of thesis writing: homemade iced coffee with plenty of cocoa powder and a hint of minty goodness! It was accompanied by some yummy raspberry-chocolate-banana bread made by yours truly :)
Mehendi, or henna, is a part of many South Asian and African cultures, and typically applied on the the bride (as well as other family members) before her wedding. The plant extracts leave a brilliant, dark orange tint on the skin - and they say the darker the tint, the stronger the bride’s love for her groom! :)