SHUDDH DESI ROMANCE- CHARU & ADITYA'S RECEPTION- HILTON CHICAGO

Imagine a bride wearing  a Sabyasachi lehnga and groom dressed in a exquisite tuxedo – both madly in love with each other. Now imagine this combined with their amazing chemistry, fun attitude and willingness to battle a cold May evening to get photographed in their reception outfits two months before the actual wedding – this is every photographer’s  creative dream – and Sid and I had the privilege to shoot with such a couple - Charu and Aditya. Photographing them feels so effortless. Kudos to them for understanding how important it is to be able to shoot portraits before the wedding. The shoot started on a cold May evening in my patio on the 28th floor and then to the theatre district and finally wrapped up in Grant park. 

Fast forward to July 6th – after Charu and Aditya made a grand and fun entrance into the ballroom at the Hilton, the reception highlight was Aditya teaming up with his acapella group (chai town) mates and singing a tribute to Charu – a very honest and true to heart performance.  Later in the evening, the guests grooved to some peppy mixes by the DJ and had a blast on the dance floor. The night ended with me walking a block to my apartment – this was the best part! I have never had the luxury of walking over from my apartment to shoot a wedding.  This wedding will always have a special place in my heart – this was the last wedding I shot in Chicago while living there. I am back for a lot more in 2014! Last but not the least, once again a big shout out to Sabrina Hans – a coordinator par excellence. Karthika - a friend..a sister - helped with the shoot as well.