If you happen to be close to a newsstand this month, be sure to pick up a copy of the October 2011 issue of Popular Photography magazine. I’m delighted to be featured — in a one-inch square — on the cover of this month’s issue, and in a feature article on pages 24-25. The article focuses on my work with destination weddings, Indian weddings and multicultural weddings. My lovely bride Nikki Chawla, who was married in June, graciously agreed to be photographed with me for the magazine’s monthly “I, Photographer” feature. The “I, Photographer” feature focuses on people who work in different photographic fields. Previous features have included a CSI photographer, location scout photographer, food photographer, aerial aircraft-in-flight photographer, museum art photographer and boudoir photographer. I know who’s being featured next month as well, as I was tapped to shoot the photo of that photographer. But for now, that will remain as secret, as will the super-cool place I got to shoot the image. 🙂
I had no idea I’d made a one-inch square appearance on the cover until I went to pick up the magazine. As I began to jump up and down in a failed effort at containing my happy shock, the guy at the newsstand clearly thought I was crazy. The image was shot by the wonderful Yoshi Morimoto, whom many of you know as an outstanding photographer who works with me when he’s not otherwise booked. A huge thank you to Yoshi for his incredible creativity, talent and friendship. And a huge thank you to Kathleen Davis, the very talented and delightful writer who who contacted me out of the blue to be showcased in an “I, Photographer” feature. I’m truly honored.