Back in July, Giji (my old friend/dance instructor) was getting married, and asked if I could come by and take some pictures during her Mendhi night. Of course without hesitation I accepted, as I absolutely love shooting pre-ceremonies for Indian weddings.
Mendhi nights are great, there’s great food, music, and dancing to boot. I’m totally free to just go around taking shots, and capturing the emotion. One thing that always intrigues me however is watching the mendhi artists work away. Pauline of Basidesigns.com spent what seemed like hours working on the hands and feet of Gigi. Her husband Andy, also kept up to his duties and came by often to apply lemon to to mendhi. There is such an art to it, but no matter how many times I see mendhi artist work, I always take time just to stand back and watch in awe.