Deepti Scott - India Engagement Sesssion


Deepti Scott - India Engagement Sesssion

Remember how in my last post I said 'more on that later' maybe ...more than twice!?! comes just that. Not only did I have the immense privilege to document Deepti and Scott's gorgeous Forest and Stream Club wedding here in Montreal, but I also was given the opportunity to travel literally ACROSS the WORLD to India, to document their India wedding for the better part of 5 days. Yes... 5 days. It was sooo exhilarating. I've never photographed so many images in this span of time but it sure was worth it. And I'm beyond excited to share my favorites with you all over the next couple months!

Here are some of my absolute faves from our Engagement Session in New Delhi, India. Specifically we wanted to go for a romantic feel paired with an urban India feel. I think we nailed the two! First we went to the Humayun's Tomb in New Delhi, India. This massive tomb was built in the mid 1500's by Humayun's first wife for him and took 9 years to complete. On the premise, many other smaller tombs (although no less beautiful) have been built for other nobles. (they also make a first appearance in the photos below! It's hard to describe the meticulous design in words, and honestly, even in photo. One must go. One must experience.

One of the first things I noticed was how peaceful it was there. In all the days I was in India- this was by far the most peaceful 2 hours I had. Between the constant honking, talking, yelling and overall intensity of New Delhi I made sure to soak up every moment we had at this Unesco Heritage location. It wasn't too hard on the eyes either, nor was Deepti's breathtaking gown she wore!

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Deepti & Scott-  Forest & Stream Club Wedding Photos


Deepti & Scott- Forest & Stream Club Wedding Photos

If I could appropriately describe Deepti and Scott, I would definitely say they are a very hard working couple who appreciate.. and I mean TRULY appreciate spending quality time with those who mean the most to them. To me, that is such an important balance in life. It's so exciting to succeed in work, to gain acknowledgement from your peers and boss but it's even more important to reward that hard work and to share it with the oens you love. When you find your soul mate who you can do all of that with- then you might as well wear a badge of honor because to me- you get 'it'. You get life and you're going to enjoy every minute of it. 

I have had the absolute honor of getting to know these two over the better part of a year. (I am sure you guys didn't realize how much I'd be a part of your lives with 2 weddings, 2 engagement shoots and a few other details in between ! ) 

Deepti and Scott made sure not forget the simple things on their wedding day. Like how Scott and the boys enjoyed a very intense game while the girls got ready. But Scott didn't forget about his lovely bride.... as he sent her on the hour cards that he had written, describing exactly how she must be feeling in that moment, and how excited he was to soon call her his wife. Tissue please! Seeing their energy even when not face to face was powerful.

Deepti's roots started in India and they both made sure to include beautiful gifts which they had for all their guests. These included bangles, sandals and other goodies.

As the women entered the tent for the ceremony, I noticed right away their gorgeous saris. My eyes danced back and forth not only at the beauty of their clothing but also the warmth of their smiles. this was the start of my lesson in Indian culture, one which has profoundly changed my life. ( Yes.. more on that later)

Scott and Deepti's ceremony was perfect. Even tho the rain poured down. Even though there was a damp chill in the air. No one cared.. and no one let it stop the celebration. While we didn't get didn't change the mood at all. Including the final part of the night when D&S made sure to pull out the chinese lanterns for everyone to toss into the air. And at the end of the night..there they were... working hard yet enjoying every moment with those they love the most. I knew that the next wedding in store for these two would be nothing but life changing. 

More... on that later. 

Hair and Makeup : Wonderblush

Tent: Sperry Tents

2nd Shooter: Chris Paine


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