Nihar + Pratibha are getting married this weekend, so it’s the perfect time to show off their incredible engagement session. You don’t have to travel all the way to India for stunning views of traditional Hindu temples. Tucked away in an Atlanta suburb is the BAPS Mandir where Nihar + Pratibha decided to hold part of their Hindu temple engagement session. The first half of the session was dedicated to their more casual, everyday attire at Atlanta’s charming Summerour Studios. The couple had originally planned to host their wedding at Summerour, but eventually landed on another beautiful (and slightly larger) Novare Events venue, the nearby Foundry at Puritan Mill, to accommodate their guest list.
So what’s the next best thing to having a wedding at Summerour? Having an engagement session there! It felt as though we began their session on a European countryside and then were transported straight to India for the second half. The couple changed into traditional south Asian garments at the temple, including a floral saree in striking pink and gold tones that I kid you not, spoke to my SOUL. The moment I saw Pratibha’s outfit I reminisced back to our consult. Pratibha admitted seeing my own rose gold engagement ring on Instagram was part of the reason she reached out about hiring me for their wedding and engagements. Seriously, my couples and I are always on the same wavelength – we’re each other’s spirit animals if you will.
I wasn’t the only one who fell head over heels in love with Nihar + Pratibha’s engagement session. You might even being feeling a bit of déjà vu because Style Me Pretty also featured it on their blog!
This session really had it all – I was even able to snag some video clips of the two for their reveal party video! Thank you Nihar + Pratibha for the incredible opportunity to photograph you two. I’m BEYOND excited to get you both in front of my camera again for your wedding this weekend!
Film – Portra 400 | Noritsu
Camera – Pentax 645n | 75mm 2.8 + 105mm 2.4
Lab – The FIND Lab
Video – Shot by Elle Golden Films on a Canon 6D + Sigma 50mm 1.4 ART
Slideshow – Animoto
Featured – Style Me Pretty