Virginia is for Lovers: Vimal and Lauren Wed


September 18th - The Baraat


September 19th - The Wedding



Vimal and Lauren's engagement was my first shoot in 2020, back before anything pandemic-related had even crossed our collective minds. I loved their sense of play and energy together and was thrilled when they asked me to document their Indian fusion wedding in Virginia. Of course, like many larger events, we had to postpone for an entire year -- but it was very much worth the wait.


So finally the date came, and I boarded a plane, spending a few days in DC and a couple of nights in Virginia. They had the event split up over two days. The night before was a full Baraat, where Vimal arrived dancing on a horse while the wedding guests cheered him on and Lauren partied from the balcony of their two-story mansion. Then, on Saturday, they had both a south Indian ceremony and a western ceremony. It was probably the longest span of coverage I've ever done, but time sped by so quickly.


This wedding was truly one of a kind. And Vimal and Lauren's chemistry is unrivaled -- whenever together, they radiated love. They both have the most infectious, genuine smiles and have a way of making anyone immediately feel like a friend. It felt so at home, even far from home.


These days were full of dancing, performances, great food, reunions with old friends, and plenty of colors. It was an unforgettable one.


Thank you to this dream team for all of your support:

Planning Team: Remembered Events @rmredevents

Venue & Catering: Inn at Vint Hill @theinnatvinthill

Indian Food: Indarama Catering @indaroma

Second Photographer: Christian Nwosu Photography

Videographer: Michael Lemley Films @michaellemleyfilms

Florist: The Rosy Posy @therosyposy

DJ: Elite Entertainment @eliteent

Hair & Make-up: Bombshell Blowouts @bombshellblowouts

Dessert: Duck Donuts

Henna Artist: Yogita Devani

Rentals: Bride & Joy @brideandjoyrentals

Sammy’s Rentals: @sammysrental

Horse: Diane’s Horse Carriages

IV Hydration: @puredropiv

Transportation: @chariotslimos

Restrooms: @royal_restrooms