Maureen and Jason Married-South Bend Indiana Wedding Photographer

Maureen and Jason Married in South Bend Indiana

Maureen and Jason were married on a lovely July afternoon at the Saint Jude Catholic Church in South Bend Indiana.  The church has a lovely mosaic mural were we started our group photos.  Then we moved on to a park for some outdoor photos.

Their reception was held at Windsor Park in Mishawaka Indiana.   The pond with its fountain was an inviting location for a few more photos of this loving couple.

Thank you Jason and Maureen for choosing White Tiger Photographic to capture your special day!  Congratulations and Best Wishes to you both.

A Family Portrait Session-Fort Wayne Photographer

Price Family in Fort Wayne

The Price family was coming to Fort Wayne for a wedding.  Kelsey purchased a family session and we were going to meet at a park for the shoot.  The weather was rainy so we changed venues to the Botanical Gardens.  There is a lovely new exhibit at the Gardens that made a great background to our photo session.  The Blumengarten exhibit has lovely German inspired flowers and greenery.  We also wandered into the desert area where the baby discovered the succulents and cactus.

It was lovely meeting this special family from Ohio.  Thanks for choosing White Tiger Photographic!

 

Sacred Thread Ceremony-Warsaw Indiana Photographer

Paavan Dave’s Yagnopavit Sanskara – Sacred Thread Ceremony
The Sacred Thread Ceremony is how a boy of about nine years of age accepts his spiritual identity.  The ceremony is seen as a second birth, where he accepts a spiritual teacher as a second father and the “Vedas” as a second mother. The Vedas are the ancient Hindu texts, among the oldest sacred scriptures. During the ceremony, he receives his “janoi” or sacred thread, which he wears for the remainder of his life.
 
Paavan’s ceremony was held at the Stonehenge Golf Club in Warsaw Indiana.  Purvi, Paavan’s mother, is a personal friend and we were honored to have photographed his event. Purvi and Mayank (Paavan’s father) played an integral role during the ceremony. The priest who performed the ceremony is Purvi’s great-uncle, Anil Bhatt.  While Mr. Bhatt has been a priest in India for over 50 years, this was his first time officiating a thread ceremony.  He and his wife travelled from India to be part of this event.  This is their first time visiting the US.
 
The ceremony was attended by family and friends, who travelled from different parts of the country and all the way from India.  Symbolic to the shedding of his old life, Paavan’s head was shaved and his clothes changed.  He received generous gifts and blessings from all his elders. 
While we didn’t understand much of what was going on during the ceremony, we are honored to have been a part of it.  Purvi’s family and friends were very helpful and gracious to us.  We even tried Indian food, which Eric liked;  Lynda, not so much!  The colors, symbols and traditions were glorious and beautiful to shoot.  Congratulations Paavan!

Cassie and Troy Engaged!-Goshen Indiana Wedding Photographer

Cassie and Troy Engaged in Goshen Indiana

Cassie and Troy attended the same high school, but did not date until after they had graduated.  One of their first dates was on a local bridge, where they jumped into the river!  They dated for about seven years and then Troy popped the question one winter day.  He took her to that bridge and asked her to marry him.   We went to the bridge to continue our session, and noticed the sign that said “No Jumping!”  They said it was a popular spot for cooling off in the river!

Then we travelled to the Old Bag Factory.  The factory has been converted to shops and restaurants.  The shops and stairs are a lovely place for photos.

We look forward to seeing this couple at their wedding this October!

Katie and Josh Married-Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer

Katherine and Joshua Married in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Katie and Josh chose the Botanical Gardens in Fort Wayne for their wedding and reception.  They had such a perfect day for an outdoor wedding on the Garden Terrace.  Katie’s aunt obtained a special judgeship to perform the wedding ceremony.  The different environments setup in and around the building offer differing backgrounds for photos.  We also wandered next door to the Embassy Theater for a few shots!

The reception was held under a tent on the terrace.  Dinner, dances and special bride/groom games made for a wonderful experience.

It means so much to us to be able to photograph weddings of people we know!  Josh and Katie went to school with our daughter Bryanna.  Eric used to work with Josh’s dad.

Congratulations and Best Wishes to Katie and Josh!