Asia





Chiang Mai, Thailand


Here are some outtakes from my day off from shooting for NOVICA/National Geographic in Chiang Mai. I had heard about the Tiger Kingdom and was determined to go there. It is a Tiger Sanctuary about 15 minutes from Chiang Mai where contrary to what people think, we got to be in the enclosures with the […]




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From Ubud to Tulamben Bali, Indonesia


Sarah and I arrived for a week in Bali to do photo shoots for NOVICA and National Geographic. We had a very packed schedule of shoots and scouting locations and had really ONE free day to sleep in and do what we wanted. Our fashion shoot took us to the sacred monkey forest and the […]




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NOVICA Women’s Apparel BALI Fashion Shoot


This shoot was so EPIC. I can honestly say that this was the first time I have had to dodge wild monkeys during a photo shoot and even got attacked by one! Our first location of the day was the Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud and I learned quickly that we were entering THEIR domain. […]




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NOVICA Bali Artisans


One of the highlights of my most recent trip to Bali, was that I had a chance to meet 5 Artisans that make crafts for NOVICA/National Geographic to sell in their catalog. I applied for a grant and got it, to have the chance to go interview them, see how they live and work, and […]




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India-Gaurav and Karima Wedding Ceremony and Reception





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India Gaurav and Karima Sehrabandi / Baraat


Sehrabandi : After the groom has dressed up in his wedding clothes, a pooja is performed. Thereafter, the groom’s father or any elderly relative ties the “sehra” on the groom’s head.The boy also wears a turban, which is touched by all the people present in the pooja. Baraat : The Groom’s wedding procession, usually includes […]




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India-Gaurav and Karima Churha / Vatna


Churha is a set of red and cream ivory bangles that is touched by all present to give their heartiest wishes to the girl for her future married life. Also, they sprinkle flower petals on the bride. After that, the girl’s uncle, aunt, friends and cousins tie kaliras (silver, gold or gold plated traditional ornaments) […]




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India-Gaurav and Karima Sangeet-Mayan themed Party


The Sangeet was a tribute to Karima’s heritage with a huge Mayan Pyramid constructed over the dance floor, dancers, trapeze artists and an “ancient civilization”  transformed the party back in time to Mayan temples. It was SO rad.




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India-Gaurav and Karima’s Wedding – Mehendi/Engagement Ceremony


I have to say that I have never quite experienced anything like Gaurav and Karima’s wedding. I owe this wedding to Mr and Mrs. Sarna who are friends with Gaurav’s father (whom I met at their son’s wedding in Indonesia). Basically we were invited as honored guests that happen to have cameras:)  I JUST got […]




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