The Miracle Of Life | Arpita’s Indian Baby Shower
Atlanta Event Photography

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” ~ Bertrand Russell

This gorgeous couple, Arpita and Shamie, lived in Texas, but most of their family members and friends live in Georgia. As a means of preserving and celebrating their cultural and spiritual heritage for their upcoming baby, they had Godh Bharai ceremony in the seventh month of Arpita’s pregnancy at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Lilburn, Georgia. This mandir is a masterpiece of exquisite Indian design and workmanship.

Godh bharai is the Indian form of the popular baby shower ceremony. The ceremony began by honoring Ganesha, the God of wisdom, prosperity, and good luck. Women celebrate it usually during the seventh month of their pregnancy. The process honors the unborn children, marks their arrival to the family. It is also a celebration in which the elders of the family will bless the mother to be. No Godh bharai ceremony is complete without the Garba dance. Traditionally, the dance is performed around a clay lantern with a light inside, called a Garbha Deep. This lantern represents life. Garba is also performed in a circle as a symbol of the Hindu view of time.

Congratulations Arpita and Shamie for your bundle of love!

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Two Hearts Beat As One | Lashay and Sherlon
Lake Lanier Islands Wedding Photography

“Two souls with but a single thought,
Two hearts that beat as one.” ~ Friedrich Halm

Lashay and Sherlon had a beautiful wedding ceremony at the quaint and intimate Oliver Pointe at Lake Lanier Islands. We all gathered with warm hearts and true joy overlooking a pristine Lake Lanier. The view at the wedding ceremony was so spectacular, and Mother Nature gave her blessing with nice clear weather. All in all – it had all the makings of a perfect evening for Lashay and Sherlon’s wedding reception.

There was an undeniable aura of happiness that surrounded Lashay and Sherlon’s wedding day. Without a doubt, it will carry through their wonderful life together. They had an absolutely amazing and fun time together. This wedding also reminds me each and every day of what is important in life. To love with a full heart, that’s the way to truly live. When all of this comes together, true happiness will come along with it.

Thank you so much for an amazing experience, Lashay and Sherlon! It was a true delight to be in your company!

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