Bengali-Swedish-Jewish wedding? Yes please!
So you may have noticed, I’m brown. I’m Indian, Bengali to be exact. And though I am Bengali, I have little contact with Bengali people, since I left home 10 years ago. I don’t speak the language, and sadly it puts me on the outskirts of extended family interactions. However, I do miss those large family gatherings, and I think Tara and I might be related. Maybe it was the smell of the silk sarees, or the tonality of the voices drumming a chorus of Bengali words all around me, or the way her cousins reminded me of my cousins. I really felt at home at this wedding. Maybe, actually, it was because everyone was so kind and generous to us, on both sides of the family. And to boot, most of the babies at this wedding were Indian-white people babies, which is a rare combination I always like to see, because my babies will be part of that club.
Tara and Max are so genuinely awesome. It’s so obvious that they are the best of friends, and so fitting that they would fit together, after meeting their wonderfully welcoming and joyful families. There were people here from all over the world, and it’s incredible to me the amount of people who traveled far and wide to be a part of this amazing day. This was one of the warmest weddings I’ve ever had the joy of being a part of, in one of my favorite places to photograph peoples in love.