Today I’m featuring Monisha, an impressive young woman from Bangladesh, whom I photographed early this winter. She’s always wanted portraits of herself in a white dress, just not one as grand as her wedding gown. My objective: to help her feel as beautiful as she did on her big day.
We shot just outside of Washington, DC, in Upper Marlboro, MD, on a freakishly cold day for early winter, about 30 degrees. I supplied the dress and tiara; she brought the roses. Even though she was a little nervous before our shoot (who wouldn’t be?), Monisha was able to relax pretty quickly and we got some gorgeous shots. Since we had such an amazing shoot, I asked Monisha how she felt while shooting outdoors on such a cool day. Here’s what she had to say:
“It was a bit chilly, but you made me feel very comfortable and like I was the most beautiful, ethereal creature in all the world, as you always do!”
What a sweet thing to say! It just goes to show you that it doesn’t take much to make you look great. No more talking – let’s get to the pictures!