Arti & Gautam – 11.22.08

It’s time to post Arti and Gautam’s wedding that I second-shot with Jenn Link! I’m really just not going to be able to describe this amazing, huge, lavish event all on my own. So, I’ll post a few of my random favorites here, and I’ll direct you to Jenn’s blog for the full story. She has put together a fabulous slideshow that really does give you an idea of just how exquisite this wedding was.

Gorgeous colors, textures, jewels and flowers completely transformed the Reston Hyatt ballroom:

The day started off for Gautam with a traditional Baraat outside of the Hyatt. It was cold, but everyone kept warm by dancing:

Back inside for the ceremony, Gautam awaits his bride:

Arti coming down the aisle. I’m pretty sure my jaw was on the floor at this point – she is stunning!


Walking together in a circle around the sacred fire:

A post-ceremony portrait in the lobby after an outfit change:

Some rich and luxurious ceremony details:

I thought these placecards were just so cute!


This is a family that really knows how to party. I had so much fun watching and photographing them dancing – with that kind of music and energy flowing, it was hard for me to stay still!

Arti and Gautam – this was such an amazing experience for me. I’m so glad to have been a part of your day! Thanks to Jenn for having me along!

  • CaseyJanuary 23, 2009 - 10:47 pm

    Oh, wow! What gorgeous people and surroundings! You captured it all so beautifully.

  • JuliaJanuary 24, 2009 - 12:59 am

    SO SO GREAT! You always nail it – great color, light, composition. Beautiful. You need to go off on your own and stop 2nd shooting — I know everyone will kill me for saying that. Actually, wanna come 2nd shoot for me next year? I have many on the books! LOL! But really, keep up the great work.

  • shelby leighJanuary 24, 2009 - 6:34 pm

    what a cool wedding! you did a superb job with the details!

  • Eileen BroderickJanuary 28, 2009 - 4:17 pm

    Wow. My jaw hit the floor with that first shot–the colors and details are amazing!! And the bride is simply stunning.Gorgeous images, Susan.

  • ArtiJanuary 30, 2009 - 10:12 am

    Oh my gosh I had no idea you posted – I was just browsing your website today… the photographs are soooo gorgeous! I love them, you are so very talented!! Thank you again for all of your hard work :)

  • Brett ZJanuary 30, 2009 - 3:05 pm

    I’ve ALWAYS wanted to shoot an Indian wedding. I love the colors…especiall the shot of “Walking together in a circle around the sacred fire.” I have many Indian friends, but most are married. Perhaps it will work out one day…even better to shoot one in India!

  • amieJanuary 30, 2009 - 10:07 pm

    Wow, the Hyatt was totally transformed!! I would have never realized it was the same hotel unless you mentioned it! Beautiful shots & gorgeous couple!

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