I painted this for Apara Pochiraju of LadyBird Events as a part of her Styled Shoot. The event took place at the Cypress Manor in Cary NC. The theme was South Asian wedding. Each year I photograph several Indian weddings and so I know the excitement of being part of those! I start and finish my live paintings at the weddings. That is a challenge and Indian weddings bring added complexity. So I had looked forward to this Styled Shoot. The shoot was scheduled for two days, first day being the ceremony. I painted the reception next day. My wife Mica was a big help with this painting. She took care of everything else, so, my job was to simply paint! We arrived ahead of the shoot so I can find good location. The venue looked beautiful. I had decided on doing a watercolor on paper. I worked on my drawing and painting in some of the background while waiting for the models to arrive. I finished the painting in my studio. This was due to my schedule and schedule of the shoot. I finish my live paintings at events.
It was nice meeting many vendors at this shoot and my painting was made possible by their talents and services. The beautiful outfits were from Posháác by Prem. I look forward to working with owner/ designer Premal Bdiani at future events.
– Tesh Parekh
Live Wedding Painter and Fine Artist