Indian Wedding Photography | Ganesh and Surbhi’s Haldi and Menhendi

Members of Ganesh’s extended family converged on the grounds of the Washington Monument for a family picture with the Lincoln Memorial in the background.

It has taken me a while to complete the editing of an usually large number of pictures I made over four days in Washington, DC photographing Ganesh and Surbhi‘s Indian wedding. They had a traditional Hindu ceremony at the Mayflower Hotel on Saturday but in the couple of days days leading up it there were the traditional Haldi and Mehendi ceremonies. Ganesh and Surbhi are about the nicest couple of people I have had the privilege to photograph in a long time. Some years back I had met Ganesh when I traveled to Bangalore to photograph his cousin’s  Eshwar wedding to Nafisa. So when I arrived in Washington and caught up with the family it was like old home week.
Because of the length of the ceremonies over 3 days I have decided to split the coverage into two blog entries and here are the highlights from the first few days the families were in Washington DC for the festive occasion. I will post some of them and at the bottom is a slide show with a longer set of images.

Below is a mini-slide show with these and some more highlights from Ganesh and Surbhi’s Haldi and Menhendi Ceremonies, check it out. Click on “Pictures” at top right to hide the thumbnails; to start just click on the right arrow on the image.[smooth=id:29]

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