One day I came across a "like" on FB by a good friend, Sophia, that was for an Indian Wedding Festival. It didn't take me a second to add it to my calendar and look into it further. I always wanted to shoot an indian wedding or even some folks in cultural fashion. The fashion and culture was always one I personally enjoyed. And the beauty of the bright colors and people. I actually have many Indian pieces of jewelry, a few saree's and some bedding imported from India.
The day of the festival I felt a little lazy. Knowing it was going to be a hot day, I tried to talk myself out of it. I laid down and took a nap. About 30 minutes later, Sophia called and asked if I was going. Needless to say I felt inspired again to go. We were going to meet up there and spend the day together.
Having now been to the show, I can say I was extremely happy I didn't skip this event. It wasn't as hot as I thought it would be. The dances and folks in fashion were awesome. Yes, I finally got a chance to photograph this culture, even if it was staged. I still really want to photograph an actual wedding where I have full access to the couple. Everyone was so nice and willing to take pictures. While I probably didn't get the best spot by the stage for photographing, at least I was still able to get around some of the other cameras, hands with cell phones, Ipads and what have you. The Denver city building was all lit up too for the show too which made for beautiful color background. I didn't think i would have stayed to the end but I did. I would have been disappointed if I left early. The fashion show was at the very end and did not disappoint.
Here are some images I took at the event. Thank you every one who let me photograph them, your hard work putting this together and for a fun time. I hope next year you get even more food vendors too. I did add a new pair of indian styled earrings to my collection as well.