On Sunday, I photographed Deepak and Monisha from Vancouver, Canada. Deepak wanted me to capture his surprise marriage proposal
and we arranged to do it in the courtyard of the New York Palace Hotel. We had been in frequent email contact up to the date, but I had never actually met Deepak before the shoot. I was wondering how I was going to recognize him.
Deepak’s best friend Raakhi luckily sent me a wonderful description to help me get to know their personalities
a bit before the shoot (something I usually get from a meeting).
As Raakki explained (in part):
“Deepak is a goofy genius pediatrician who is metro sexual and dashingly handsome. ALL the aunties love him, he is a mother in law’s dream…. He loves looking 007/GQ in his photos. Again he loves to dance… Bollywood style :)… … he has a bad habit for expensive haircuts… Will happily admit he is a lover of “soft rock” and owns (no kidding) EVERY Mariah Carey cd, been to her concert twice and has MC apparel to top it off. Sick sense of Humor and often makes himself laugh but has the fastest wit of anyone I’ve ever met.”
In Monisha, its in the details of a spinning skirt or wind in her hair that he finds beautiful. Her dimple on her cheek and her perfect smooth skin. He loves it when she wears heels or a new lip gloss, it’s the fact that she’s a girly girl…Monisha is a quiet but not shy- hard working lady. She’s an optometry student and the two of them have had a long distance relationship for about 2 years now. She is conservative and an amazing Indian classical dancer.
Neither of them are irrational but they’re kiddishly goofy. They just want this to be the “love of their life”
Hope this description helps, in case you can’t meet with Deepak. “
There were some photos attached of them as well, which helped a lot, but the truth is the description contained enough clues ;)