Arohi's Puja

On the fourth of July, I had the opportunity to photograph a new event!  Parents Joy and Tanu celebrated their daughter Arohi's first time eating solid food with a puja, a Hindu ceremony that involved lots of offerings, chanting and praying.  I photographed the ceremony at their home amidst close family and friends.  I love photographing things that are new to me - my senses seem more alert because I never know what's going to happen, and I don't want to miss anything, and Arohi's puja was certainly unlike anything I had ever been to.  It was a beautiful ceremony with phenomenal color which was enhanced by a roaring fire in the middle of the living room!