Aadi’s One!

Aadi’s One!

First birthdays are a big deal. But it down side is the guest of honour often isn’t in any place to really enjoy it that much, so it’s important everyone else has a good time. That’s exactly what happened today with this party. The grandparents got a chance to catch up and admire other grandkids, the parents got to let their kids blow of steam and the babies all got attention from everyone. With great “concession” food, street hockey outside for big and little kids, as well as games for those who were not willing to brave the chill in the air, everyone had an amazing time. If you want to see some of what it was like, click here. There is a password, so you’ll have to get that from the parents.

Patel Satak

Patel Satak

Well my time with this wedding has come to a close. With the Satak, the last of the family events is done, and now the wedding and reception will be passed over to another photographer. The Satak ceremony is an interesting one, as many religious ones are. They are, at the core, rituals that haven’t changed for generations. They create a bond between those who have shared them and this makes them awesome and powerful. So for a simple ceremony, I find this one to have quite a bit of weight to it. Mehul was joined by a massive extended family today that came to support him for this weekend. If you want to see some of what happened, click here, and yup, the password is the same.

Mehul’s Pithi and Mendhi Nights

Mehul’s Pithi and Mendhi Nights

These two events are family side, with the bride and the groom each having different experiences of these common traditions. For Mehul’s part, with more family coming in, the celebration got bigger and more fun. The mendhi was done first by the very talented Tejal Mali, and the next day, Mehul was nicely yellowed by all his aunts and sisters. If you want to see, check it out here. Password is the same as last time.

Patel – Singh Sanji

Patel – Singh Sanji

Well it’s finally started. Mehul and Sheral are finally getting married. After all the waiting and planning, things kicked off with the Sanji night at the ACCA Centre. Dancing, playing, laughing, and eating with friends, family, and friends and family that are soon to be was the order of the evening. Outside of the learning curve for dandia, everyone had a great time. If you want to see, take a look at the gallery here. There is a password, but you can ask Mehul or Sheral for that.

Adatia’s at the library

Adatia’s at the library

We’ve seen this little family grow over the past few years all around Edmonton at at their home. This time around, we went out to the library and took some family photos there. I must admit that it was a place I never would have thought to take photos, especially with a little one. But with no fussing, everyone made it through and came away enlightened. If you want to see some of the shenanigans that these three got up to (all library safe of course), click here. There is a password, so you’ll have to get that before you can get in.

It’s official! Sheral and Mehul

It’s official! Sheral and Mehul

After Mehul asked the question on the sands of Puerto Vallarta earlier this year, it’s been just a matter of time before the official engagement ceremony to take place. With friends, family, and more family all around, Mehul bent his knee and once again asked in front of everyone present and Sheral accepted. If you want to see some of the scenes from that evening, or if you were there and want your picture with the happy couple, click here.

Million Dollar Family

Million Dollar Family

I’ve known Dan and Danielle for many years now, so when they came around asking if I was free for some fall photos, I made sure that I was available. With a young family, the location was important, so we went off to one of my favourite places in the river valley. With the leaves starting to turn just slightly, it was a great late summer day for photos. So with my trusty assistant in tow, we took a little tour around the trees, trails, and playground by Kinsmen Sport Center in Edmonton. I you want to see the smiles that were generated that afternoon, ask Dan or Danielle for the password, and then click here.

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