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Tara + Max

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.

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Tanusree Deb

Amazing artistry Punam! I just loved the photos. Mithu (Tara’s Mithumashi)

Beautiful work Punam! I’ll be in that club as well :)

jan

wow, those flowers from the 4th image look like they are jumping out of the screen!

Nice post, hooray for bengali-american photographers!

Jessica + Gray. Marfa.

Yeah. It was that awesome.

Jessica + Gray

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Really fantastic! Can’t wait to see the rest.

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WOW!

Sarah + Neil

This job?? It’s amazing. I travel the world far and wide not in search of, but given, to photograph beautiful things, beautiful people, and beautiful love. Sarah and Neil say it was lust at first sight. Lust became love, magnetic and rich. These two are truly drawn to each other and it’s visceral. I feel so lucky to have come to know them, to be able to be my true, goofy and inappropriate self with, and feel friendship reciprocated by these two amazing people. And the fried chicken? BEST I’VE EVER HAD!!!

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Oh my god! So cool the way you get them. She actually is really bold. Love your lights, your frames… even the way to blog your images…

Gorgeous dress!!!!

These photographs are gorgeous! Wish I was invited to this wedding, and I don’t even eat chicken.

I heart them. What a great couple.

Her dress is incredible. I love it when a bride takes a risk and does something unexpected. They both look like they had such a great time.

LOVE this dress!!! :-)

She reminds me of Sargent’s Madame X. Such a gorgeous look and you captured the day so beautifully!!

Jennifer

It is nice to see someone NOT wear white for a change! 😀

I’ve never seen a black dress look so hot for a wedding!!! Amazing work!

LOVE!!! truly magical!

um…. she is so bold! i love her dress and the rings are phenom. love the mirrored kiss shot and the stairwell. congrats to these two strangers i dont know on their marriage!

Kira + Scott

Do you see what I see? Kira and Scott look at each other like it’s a revelation, and I can’t believe they met in high school.  It’s like every day is the first. I know, I’ve been there for a couple of them. To know them has been a gift, and I’m thankful to forge new friendships.

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liz

Who designed Kira’s dress? I just got engaged and I LOVE it! Please let me know!!

Great images Punam, loving all the detailed shots!

The blue shoes!! The BLUE SHOES!!!! The buckles on the BLUE SHOES!!! I am dy-ing. Fantastic.

Punam, you killed this wedding. Just gorgeous!

Punam! You killed this wedding. Just gorgeous!

luv the hammock photos! so cute!

I. Die. Sooooo fabulous!
xxxo

I can’t stop looking at these photos Punam, they have to be some of your best work ever!!!

girl I think this is one of my favs of yours!! the hammock shots.. ahh.

xo
marianne