East meets West is a styled shoot that we created for newlyweds Stephen & Uma.
Stephen was raised Catholic in America. Uma was raised Hindu in the US and India.
Getting married presented the challenge of bringing two cultures together for 1 celebration.
Captured on the grounds of St.Johns Cathedral; East meet West honors the fusion of Indian and American culture.
I was also lucky enough to interview Parris and ask him more about him and his photography.
What makes Parris Whittingham Studio unique?
To help answer this question, we asked Patty Sung (engaged). Her reply: you are not just taking pictures, you are telling a love story with the photos. This is exactly what we are looking for. And you took the initiative to want to learn and understand each love story, which we believe is the only way to capture the essence of a relationship.
What services do you provide?
We document remarkable love stories through photographic essays and cinematic films.
What can you advise brides and couples to be aware of or avoid when looking for a photographer?
Instead of focusing on WHAT you get (how many of these and those questions), discover WHY and HOW the photographers you're considering arrive at the end result. This creative process and experience, will help you better appreciate the "feel" of working with that person(s). Also, be sure to clearly state your ideas/needs/expectations up front. Waiting until after you sign a contract may reveal additional charges or bad chemistry between you and the photographer/studio.
Do you have a favorite wedding?
No. I have the pleasure of watching couples grow and learn years after marriage.
Here's a short clip on Parris and his team describing their work and passion for their client's big day.
Stylist: Niki Hall
Make-up: Brandy Gomez Duplessis
Hair: Melissa Paldino