Binny and Uttam’s St. Petersburg engagement session was full of love, laughter and stunning scenes of the Florida water. After meeting in Chicago, Binny moved to Florida to be closer to Uttam. They have both always loved the scenery of Tampa Bay, from the architecture to the ocean, and knew St. Pete would offer great views of the city for their engagement session.
“We met New Year’s Eve in Chicago. From the beginning, our conversations were non-stop. We clicked because we liked the same TV shows like Futurama, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and Spartacus.”We actually did not have our first official date until New Year’s Eve the following year,” Binny shared. “Even though he was in Florida and I was in Chicago, we were in touch constantly through email, text, Facebook and phone.”
The couple moved to Florida together the following summer and within a year were engaged.
“We started talking about marriage pretty early in our relationship because we were so compatible. We have the same philosophy about politics, social justice, family, friends, love and life,” the bride explained. “He proposed to me in November in the Signature Room in Chicago. It was an intimate proposal between the two of us. I am constantly impressed by how smart, supportive, understanding and loving he is. He really is the perfect, dreamy man. We never believed in fairy tales until we met each other.”
We loved the bright colors in Binny and Uttam’s Bollywood inspired St. Pete engagement session.
“The shoot was natural. It captured our little glances and expressions of love,” the bride shared. “Uttam and I are easygoing and affectionate. I think that was perfectly captured.”
The couple’s natural affection for each other made photographing their St. Petersburg engagement effortless.
“I wanted someone fun who could capture our love,” Binny explained. “I liked Castorina Photography & Films style and how fun the whole team is. They were so eager and enthusiastic about shooting an Indian wedding. They knew what was needed and were still open to suggestions!”
Binny and Uttam tied the knot in a downtown Tampa Hilton wedding just last month.
“[We enjoyed] dinner, drinking and dancing with our loved ones!” the bride gushed.
How did you and your fiance meet and fall in love?
It was natural and perfect! We had so much in common and are very compatible. He’s my best friend, and he understands me. My fiance is so compassionate and smart. We keep each other laughing and happy. From the start we felt so comfortable around each other; I could never imagine doing the little things in life without him!
Uttam is incredibly romantic in everyday life. He doesn’t believe in the occasional grand expressions of love. From the start, he was direct about wanting to spend his life with me. He makes me feel so loved every single day through his actions and words.
His proposal was perfect. He took me out to dinner at the Signature Room in Chicago. The restaurant has one of the best views of Downtown Chicago. Like, I said before Uttam is very expressive and loving on a daily basis, but that night, he had a speech prepared about why he wanted to spend his life with me. I cried. He popped out the ring and I said, “Yes!”
What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
I wanted someone fun who could capture our love.
I liked Castorina Photography & Films style and how fun the whole team is. They were so eager and enthusiastic about shooting an Indian wedding. They knew what was needed and were still open to suggestions!
Photographer: Castorina Photography & Films
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