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A Holi Color Engagement | Rachel + Daniel

Photography by Jerry

Once in a while a client comes along with an idea that I just can't pass up.  These opportunities to do something really different and fun are too rare.  For their engagement shoot, Rachel started off with the idea of doing something with paint or splashing paint around, but we didn't have a space to make a permanent mess like that.  So I remembered Aubrey and her friends throwing Holi color around at a park once for fun.  I knew I wanted to do something like that, but didn't know who would ever be up for it.  Well, Rachel and Daniel were all for it and so we ordered the powders from the UK and had a ton of fun being like kids with no parents to tell us no.  We took some normal shots around the area and then came back for the Holi powder.  Here are some highlights from that session.  


Apparently, holi color tastes really really really bad, which is a shame because it looks so deliciously fruity flavored!

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Reader Comments (15)

Dude! These are so rad! What a fun couple :) Good to see you guys yesterday BTW.

February 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJosh Gruetzmacher

this is crazy!!!! ahahaha. i can't imagine what people walking by thought :D

February 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbethany

how awesome is this idea! i love the action, colours and the absolute joy in these photos! great job!!

February 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermindy

im posting this one one my facebook. lol

March 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlynnkaichao

Unforgettable! Totally AWESOME! Fun! Amazing! Excellent work! You ROCK!!!

March 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWinnie Shek

This one of the coolest ideas I have ever seen. Documented brilliantly!

March 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHannes Uys

Great idea! This looks like a lot of fun.

March 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristine Chang

This looked like so much fun.... great job!

March 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAddie


March 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjunia

<3! Amazing session.

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermichelle

LOVE!! Totally love!
Gonna make a link on my blog.

March 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterliset

You captured them perfectly.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaurren

Hi!! awesome shoot! i was wondering where you got the powder from?

February 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdedra

Hi Dedra, There's an indian restaurant / grocery store here in Berkeley that sells holi color. It's called Vik's Chaat House. I believe you can find it online as well, but from our research, the closest place that was selling it was England and shipping was pretty high. Good luck! -Ingrid

February 27, 2012 | Registered CommenterJerry Yoon

You said you got the powder from the UK.... do you recall the place?

June 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWhitney

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