This wedding. It was everything. And then some.

Serena & Ajay call New York home, and as colorful and dynamic as it may be, New Orleans won out as the ideal place for the blowout that was their wedding weekend. It was a smart call–is there a more colorful and culturally rich place than New Orleans to pair with the vibrance of a wedding enriched with so many breathtaking traditional Indian themes? And that they entrusted us with their weekend despite the fact that it was my first Indian wedding made me press harder than ever before to keep up with the unstoppable endurance of an Indian bride and groom and their friends–people who can party better than anyone else.

Obviously, as a parent of a little Indian girl, I couldn’t help but see glimpses of Eden’s beautiful heritage all weekend long. I’m certainly hopeful that we’ll get the chance to be a part of many more Indian wedding celebrations in the future. You’ll see a ton of exquisite details executed brilliantly by a great team of people, all of which were new faces for me, who deserve some props:

VENUE: Sangeet – Board of Trade / Wedding – JW Marriott of New Orleans

EVENT COORDINATOR: RB Event Design

STYLING: Prashe

LIGHTING/AV/DJ: Opening Minds Entertainment

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  • Jessica ThorntonFebruary 19, 2016 - 9:06 pm

    One of the most gorgeous weddings you’ve ever shared!

  • Pat LeeFebruary 20, 2016 - 1:30 am

    Amazingly beautiful. You captured it all! Thanks for sharing Robby.

  • David Laura DawkinsFebruary 22, 2016 - 6:20 am

    i love everything about these pics!

Joy found about us through a mutual friend and previous client, and from the moment I met her I knew I was going to like her. My first thought was,”She looks kind of like Tina Fey.” Probably kind of weird, but I told her, and she told me that a lot of people had said the same thing, and that she resembled Sandra Bullock as well. So basically she looks famous. Once we got that out of the way we were on to bigger and better things. Throughout the whole process Joy kept reaffirming that she wanted me to make all of the decisions regarding photos, which is the best thing you can be told when you’re hired to spend 7+ hours documenting one of the most monumental days of someone’s life. I’m not going to outright say that when a bride trusts her photographer God just blesses her wedding in a special way, but can you argue with that sunset in the photo above? Regardless, Joy & Blake were fun fun people to work with and pretty much a breeze to photograph. Can’t say enough good things about them and their wedding.

PS – You might notice that one of the photos looks like they’re cutting a piece of cheese. That’s because Blake actually doesn’t like cake, but he does like cheese so they had cheese wheels instead of a groom’s cake. And of course I capitalized on the opportunity to make a joke about “cutting the cheese” in front of all the guests. Cheesy, right (couldn’t help myself)?. Enjoy the photos!

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  • Jessica Huhn PhillipsDecember 3, 2015 - 4:30 am

    Love!!!! You did a wonderful job!!!! Such a great experience working with you!! You are VERY talented and have truly found your calling…

I don’t do a whole lot of portrait sessions in the months of July and August because of just how incredibly hot it is around here. HOWEVER, when some of your best friends come all the way down from Montreal, Canada, for a visit and ask for some photos–you break your own rules. Daniel & Davina are astoundingly talented photographers, we met somewhere along the way at the conferences that all of us photojournalists attend and hit it off. I’ve shot with them a couple of times and remain continually impressed by their work ethic and visionary style.

Then, there’s Max… their insanely adorable little boy who steals the hearts of everyone he meets. He’s the perfect addition to his beautiful parents, and together they’re kind of a big deal in life. We only shot for about an hour and worked against some insane heat, but here are a few from our time together. Enjoy!

photographers just can’t pass up perfect warm sunlight:

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  • Mikhail KudishSeptember 3, 2015 - 8:41 pm

    Wonderful work!

  • Nadine LatiefSeptember 3, 2015 - 9:12 pm

    amazing!

  • Katelyn WilliamsSeptember 3, 2015 - 9:20 pm

    LOVE!!

  • Verna PittsSeptember 3, 2015 - 10:19 pm

    BEAUTIFUL LOVE!!!!

  • Erika Jensen-MannSeptember 3, 2015 - 11:24 pm

    Amazing set!

  • Kathryn KruegerSeptember 4, 2015 - 3:00 am

    Yes Yes Yes!

  • Cidneye GodkinSeptember 4, 2015 - 4:31 pm

    Great pics! Beautiful family! Love that Max’s eyes! Bring him on down to Texas, y’all! Peace

  • Linda Gilbert McKeeSeptember 4, 2015 - 8:56 pm

    outstanding!

  • Arielle Palik.September 5, 2015 - 5:00 am

    BEAUTIFUL! wowow i love them ALL !

  • Opal A. HillSeptember 5, 2015 - 5:08 pm

    What incredible treasures for sure, that little one is precious! <3

  • Emilie IggiottiSeptember 11, 2015 - 12:40 am

    OMG this is so beautiful!!!

  • Lanny MannSeptember 11, 2015 - 12:35 pm

    So beautiful.

  • Easton ReynoldsSeptember 11, 2015 - 1:21 pm

    Very nice!

  • Olivia ValeSeptember 12, 2015 - 1:06 am

    These are seriously killer! And I love the haircut Davina! Congrats to ya’ll for being cute/capturing the cuteness! <3

I got the privilege of working with Alison & Kyle for their engagements, bridals, and on the wedding day, so I think it’s safe to say that I got a good grasp on who they were as a couple. And I love them. Alison is very go-with-the-flow and patient in so many ways, which is going to be a great asset for her as she becomes a nurse. Kyle just smiles all the time, and it’s the best thing ever for a photographer. Nothing like a happy couple on one of the happiest days of their lives! I hope these photos testify to just how much fun their wedding was and how much fun they’re going to have in their marriage.

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Although this wedding was a few months back, I just had to get it on the blog. It was so full of amazing colors (thanks to a bride who’s not scared to do things a little differently), tasteful environment and details (thanks to Lesley at Tulip Floral & Events), and fantastic food (thanks to one of Jackson’s finest eating establishments, Walker’s Drive-in). I knew as soon as I met Caroline and Albert that their wedding would be one that would be executed perfectly, and there’s no doubt it fulfilled even my high expectations. The setting of Caroline’s mom’s beautiful home in Northeast Jackson left me speechless and the team Caroline brought together worked some magic, no question.

I felt like there was no more appropriate day to highlight this wedding than on Caroline’s BIRTHDAY – Caroline, happy birthday and thank you so much for inviting me in to you and Albert’s day – I absolutely loved being a part.

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