I consider myself completely and insanely lucky that I get to do some gallivanting around the world, photographing the cultural wonders that are weddings, set against so many vast backdrops. Today, Lana and Phil brought some of those cultural wonders to New York City. They asked - “Hey! Want to shoot our Jewish Yemenite Henna Ceremony before our engagement session!” ( a Jewish Yemenite Henna Ceremony is really just the amount of time it takes for the bride-to-be to get dressed. I mean, once you see the outfit you can understand that it in and of itself is quite an event!) “Sure!” I replied. “Frakking of course!”
When I met Lana and Phil, it was a late evening in DC, and they invited me out for some drinks. They hadn’t even hired me yet, but we threw back some rum and cokes and had a grand time until about 2 a.m. or so. It was awesome. And I have a feeling that their wedding is going to be one awesome party. In the meantime, here are a few shots from the ceremony. I feel very privileged to have been chosen by this beautiful, wonderful, open and in-love couple. I mean, they certainly know how to get dressed for a party (even though there was no party but the one in my camera!)!