Category Archives: Portraits

I am Amy – Santa Clara Portraits Photography

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Fun-spirited Amy Tam trusted us her portrait session. At last! Amy is the principal wedding consultant of Amy’s Weddings & Events, a wedding consultancy specialist in Bay Area. Having worked with her on several (very successful) weddings, we can say she is trustworthy, helpful, fun, and one energized cute little thing. We thought of transforming her energy into something fine art and into something retro-quirky.
Amy is a good friend and we look forward to work with her again. For all brides who are yet in the search for a super wedding planner, contact Amy. I also suggest for all the brides to just enjoy your day-of and transfer the control and wedding worries to your wedding planner, and all you have to do is – enjoy your day! When you’re relaxed, stress-free, you will have more time to enjoy your day and be more fresh and beautiful in your photos! Did I mention that you just have to enjoy your day? oh yeah i did:)

Henna Tattoo – Santa Clara Portrait Photographer

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The first time I saw a henna tattoo on someone else’s hand was on Madonna on her MTV for the Ray of Light album. I think her song was “Frozen” or “Ray of Light”, or something else. She had this reddish stain on her hand. It looks interestingly eccentric to me. Some fad, I told myself. It was years later that I learned it’s an ancient art.
Ok, it was only this year, that I learned it’s an ancient art. That was when one of our Indian brides had a henna tattoo session with her girl friends, 3 days before she got married. Traditionally, Indian brides adorn themselves with this ancient body art of applying henna tattoo on arms, feet or any parts of the body. The art ia called Mehendhi. During this session while the henna is applied, the bride and her girl friends gather together and bond for the last time before their dear friend gets married. This is such an amazing girl bonding time! The patterns and details are beautiful as the designs are applied on their skin, and the ladies are having so much fun. This amazing art calls for a glamorous and proper photoshoot. Thus, our studio is providing such service, to capture the ancient mehendhi and girl bonding either at our studio or at your home, in a modern photoshoot worth to be remembered. (Ask us!)

We were thrilled to have Rachna (owner of Henna and Beyond), as our fab henna tattoo artist and wardrobe stylist. Three stunning, gorgeous and fabulous ladies, Anamika, Arezu, and Kristine who modeled their tattoos. Kristine is also our hair and make-up artist who made our models even more striking. Rachna, with expert and steady hands, adds glitters and rhinestones to make the design more exquisite. She applies the henna to any body part, you name where you want to place yours – hands, feet, arms, back, shoulders, bellies, etc. (I had mine on my nape.) When applied, the henna is black and a bit wet. This seem to be the best time to take the photos. Once it dries, it has a tendency to peel off and reveal the reddish brown stain, which is also a good photop op as long as everything is dried, and has darkened on the skin. The stain lasts for more than a couple of days. We all enjoyed the photoshoot. We can’t wait for more of these glam sessions! More photos: