to hold onto in life
Each couple has a story. Ours started on July 15th 2005 when I realized I wanted to marry her. I was so excited I wanted to tell my best friend, so I turned to Loraine and got down on my knees and told her how I felt. -Josh
est March 2009
Weddings Days & sessions Captured
Years we've been married
STATES WE'VE BEEN TO AS PHOTOGRAPHERS
Kansas City Area Haldi Ceremony
Because each bride is unique, every haldi ceremony is unique. I find SO much beauty and fun in this ceremony! I love how they included me in this one! When we arrived my hair was warming her recently removed mehndi over the stove. we immediately dropped our bags and started shooting even before setting up our gear in the sunroom where we were two prepare for the haldi ceremony.
It was really fun to see Meher’s aunts and uncles having their little competition of crushing spices. It was time and there definitely were winners.
The haldi (turmeric) paste was perfectly made! I love it when all the auntie started to smear the turmeric on everyone else except the bride, hers were placed on a large leaf she was holding. The scene was filled with laughter and joyful struggles to not get pasted! But everyone who allowed it did! At a moment when I lowered my camera from capturing the turmeric fest, Meher’s massi (or chachi) cornered me with a huge grin and two fists full of haldi. She must have perceived my excitement because she didn’t stop at my cheeks, she also smeared the creamy turmeric on my forehead, nose, and chin. In 8 years of shooting Indian weddings, this was the first time I got to experience the turmeric paste on my own face! It was quite fun and refreshing!
We loved capturing the hugs and love in the sunroom at Meher’s parents’ home. One of the best things about capturing Indian weddings is seeing the love; the love that exists between the bride and her family and the groom and his family. It is neat to see the cultural aspect of how they interact with each other during each ceremony. After the ceremony, we took a few detail shots before heading out in preparation for the sangeet later that day.
Come back tomorrow and check out the Sangeet!
All photos are by Mojica Photography
"Loraine and Josh both were incredible with making us and our guests feel comfortable."
"The quality of their photos is outstanding and we felt like they really captured our personalities on our wedding day!"
"Wonderful experience with Mojica - our pictures are stunning and perfectly captured our big day. Loraine and Josh were also helpful with other vendors and invaluable when it came to planning the timeline."
"Every time I look at our pictures I can't help but smile. They took my vision and made the pictures come to life."