Women Entrepreneurs make for amazing photo shoots!

Strong, confident women

Empower! Connect! Control! Fulfill!  That is just some of the words that I think of when I define how it feels to be a woman entrepreneur.  Women entrepreneurs make for amazing photo shoots!  I would have never guessed that almost 10 years ago, I would become the owner of a very successful digital and art company.  Yes, Tesh is the artist, he is the Master photographer, but I am the face of the company and I ROCK!   I was thinking about what my absolute favorite type of client is the other day and it came to me that although I love all of my clients, I am especially drawn to the woman entrepreneur.  When women make up their minds to do something, consider it done and I love the energy they put out.  I feed off of it actually.  There is something about meeting them right as they have decided that they are going off on their own, or finally, after taking care of everyone else, they are going to do something for themselves.  They are diverse, surprising, scared, unsure, strong, confident, from one side of the spectrum to the other ~ their senses heightened and the surge is undeniable.

Women entrepreneurs want to be successful and I love how it shows in their photos.

Successful, engaging, strong

I have always fed off of energy.  I can walk into a room and know that someone is sad or angry or there is someone nervous.  Being the keeper of the peace child, I was able to diffuse situations by being whatever I needed to be to calm the situation down.  When I am with strong women, confident women, excited and nervous at the same time women, I am their calm and when they come to my studio, they know that we will take the time to capture mostly what they want the world to see but sometimes, we capture them as who they never thought they could be and THAT is what fills and fuels  my passion.

 

Empowering Women Campaign

I want to photograph you all!  All of the women that want to start a business, grow a business, or re-brand a business. I want to help you be a success as you are creating your vision and image for your company.  I want to help empower you through photography.  THIS is how I give back. Call me to discuss your empowerment photo shoot today!  919-270-2510

 

September 12, 2016

Professional head shots in Raleigh/Durham area

Professional Head shots ~ how important are they?  Well, with social media being on the forefront of everyone’s business, professional head shots are UBER important!  But not just any head shots, THE BEST!   IWP Photography & Video can create amazing head shots that bring out the best in YOU, why would you want anything else ~ do you have a selfie as a head shot right now?  You know that some people are basing if they do business with you on your photographs ~ like it or not.  Give us a call and we can create head shots like these for you!  Our service is top notch, and we turn the photos around quickly ~  we also have a fantastic makeup artist that we work with that really does an amazing job for the photos as you can see!

Professional Head Shots by IWP Photography

Head Shots by IWP Photography Raleigh and Durham

Raleigh/Durham Professional Head Shots

Professional Head Shots by IWP Photography

 

 

 

Helene Foundation Annual Gala 2016

Bidders winning at the Helene Foundation Gala photographed by IWP Photography & Video

 

Covering the The Helene Foundation Annual Gala 2016 is the best!!!  I love it when an event is seamless ~ these guys have it down.  It was an honor to photograph this event again ~ seeing a lot of the same faces from last year and then all the new faces!  The Helene Foundation does amazing work in this community and it is an opportunity for me to see the good that is being done, happening right here in the area.  The Helene Foundation Gala 2016 celebrates the opportunity to give to those who need the help  while going through cancer treatment.  I am so proud of this foundation and all who play a part in making this event so successful!  Enjoy a few of the photos!  I had a blast and so did everyone else!

 

Logo for the Helene Foundation

The Helene Foundation logo

 

 

Who We Are
The Helene Foundation is a non-profit organization that was established in 2009 in honor of Helene Davidian. Although she retired from nursing when her children were born, she spent her life serving and giving to others. In May 2008, she was diagnosed with cancer and was taken from us on May 31, 2009. The Davidian family felt that establishing a Foundation in her name would allow her to continue her passion of serving and giving to others.
Our Mission

The Helene Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to North Carolina families with mothers actively undergoing cancer treatments. We focus on immediate, practical support and services for mothers and families fighting cancer.
The assistance we provide includes, but is not limited to, meals for the families delivered to the home, housecleaning, child care, tutoring services if needed, and assistance with arranging transportation to medical appointments. Each family and situation is unique and their services are based on the mother’s requests. The Helene Foundation strives to help families keep as normal an environment as possible while engaged in their cancer fight. Families are referred by a hospital social worker, and upon acceptance, are “adopted” for a 6 month period. Should the mother lose her fight with cancer, the family continues to receive assistance through their 6 month adoption. Since 2009, the Helene Foundation has provided over $100,000 to 32 North Carolina families!

Exciting times for the Helene Foundation Gala photographed by IWP Photography & Video

Exciting times at the beginning of the event

Bidders winning at the Helene Foundation Gala photographed by IWP Photography & Video

I won the bid!!!!

Room set up for the Helene Foundation Gala photographed by IWP Photography & Video

A room with a view!

Candles photographed by IWP Photography & Video

Candles for those helped

Guests being photographed by iWP Photography & Video

A toast to the Helene Foundation!

A beautifully made program for The Helene Foundation Gala 2016

Program for the event

Helene Foundation Gala by IWP Photography & Video

Foodies unite! The North Hills Renaissance Hotel has amazing food

Fun times to be had on the stage soon at the Helene Foundation Gala 2016

The stage is set!

Green Screen photography by TapSnap

TapSnap working their magic at the event for green screen photography

Guest at the Helene Foundation Gala 2016

That’s a great looking group!

Helene Foundation Gala 2016

A beautiful cake decorated with a peacock for the Gala

Table setting for the Helene Foundation Gala photographed by IWP Photography & Video

Table setting for the Helene Foundation Gala

 

 

 

Custom Benefit Auctions

Ben Farrell getting the crowd excited about the auction

November 8, 2015

A beautiful day for an Indian Wedding

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The colors, the glamour, the hours, the events leading up to this beautiful day ~ all ready, set, go!  It was a beautiful day for a wedding and this couple enjoyed themselves like a Bride and Groom should.  IWP Photography & Video enjoyed shooting this event for many reasons.  We love creating images for Asian weddings, and our award winning photography speaks to that on every level.  This wedding was photographed at Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh, NC.  I travel all over the southeast for Indian weddings but love it when I am able to work in my own city.  Please also visit my Facebook page for the most recent images:  www.facebook.com/iwpphotography AND www.facebook.com/indianweddings
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The look of love, the first photo after Bride and Groom say I Do

The look of love!First stroll as husband and wife #indianweddingphotography #indianweddingcharlotte #indianweddingraleigh #indianweddingfayetteville #indianweddingnorthcarolina #indianweddingvirginia

December 29, 2014

Todd and Billy say “I do” …… finally!

Todd and Billy really wanted to say “I do” to one another…..                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The traditional Groom and Groom wedding ring shot!

The traditional Groom and Groom wedding ring shot!

 

 

 

they even already had 2 sons together and family means everything.  The only thing that they really needed was to be able to get married and for it to really be recognized by the state of North Carolina.  Well,  it finally happened and they were married on October 17th and what a great ceremony they had.  Their sons were in attendance and all went as plan.  It was a great moment for Tesh and Mica to be a part of this as well ~ as Todd and Billy are dear friends of ours.  Congratulations to you both!  We hope that you have many many years of happiness together!!

Same-Sex Marriage has been legal in North Carolina since October 17, 2o14.

A beautiful Sangeet and Menhdi style shoot

Join us for a Sangeet that will heighten your senses, and transport you into an event where the bride is being celebrated by her family and everything is a celebration during an Indian wedding ~ down to the clothes.

Preeti Waas, Creative Director of Mehar Events, showcases her talent at this event by bringing out all of the elements necessary to produce a fun, interactive celebration that leaves out no detail, or anyone wanting for more.

Tesh Parekh, Owner of IWP Photography & Video and Tesh’s Fine Art, was chosen for the photography because Tesh is a leader in the Indian Wedding Photography market,  in and around the Southeast.  Tesh has been photographing Indian weddings and events since 1996.  Tesh was born in India, and he understands all the cultural and religious aspects of these beautiful events!  His artist flair comes through in the images that he captures throughout the event, details that can’t be recreated or moments that must be preserved.

The Stockroom at 230 is simply perfect for this size event.  It has the charm of historic Raleigh and is in the center of downtown which breathes an electric air into the venue that brings an additional excitement level to your event.  A blank canvas but not really, The Stockroom has exposed brick and wood floors, and offers a view onto Fayetteville Street.  Your guests will be impressed with how any décor you choose will “pop” in this venue and the staff is amazing to work with!  MollyAnne and Alexandria worked closely with Preeti to make sure that all elements were highlighted in this shoot ~ they were very hands on.

Poonam Henna Arts, owned by the beautiful Poonam, an expert in Henna, the art of temporary tattooing that has been around since antiquity, is our go-to for creating the bride and her attendants’ henna.  Her work is straight from the heart and she loves to showcase the energy of the event through her art and enhances everyone’s experience by creating beautiful Henna Art for every guest that would like to experience it.

The food, prepared for this event by Zayka Indian Cuisine, is traditional Indian food for this type of event that the staff took great pride in serving.  The food is a mix of vegetarian and meat dishes and there are the traditional naan, rice and chutneys to accompany the food.  This food radiates off the plates and calls to the guests to come and enjoy while celebrating this wonderful event.  The colors, flavors and aroma have taken on a life of their own and the taste…..it is exquisite.

No bridal party is completely ready without the help of a wonderful woman, by the name of Margo Codd-Williams.  Her company is Belloviso, and her passion is making you as beautiful as you think you can be and then some.  She wanted a very warm, romantic, and traditional look for this bridal party and in a matter of minutes had the whole party laughing and relaxing and feeling good about their hair and makeup – it really was effortless.   She has a passion for this business and it truly can be seen at every angle.

To complete our event, we had Jeetu Singh play the traditional dhol for the party to help the mood get festive.  What a talent this player has.  He will make anyone get up and move with the music he plays.  He has a wonderful smile and really enjoys seeing your guest come to life on the dance floor.  He will play at any event, and you will love it!

So many beautiful photos were created for this event, so we will showcase on a few of them here on the blog, but you can see all of the photos from the event HERE

 

Brides hair being style by Belloviso

Brides hair being style by Belloviso

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Bridal portrait by IWP Photography & Video

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Beautiful Henna

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Bridal Portrait

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Henna portrait

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Group of gentleman dancing

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The Bridal dance

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The Bride and her Bridal party

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Music by G2 Singh Music

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Dancing along with G2

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The Bride and her brother

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Dancing in motion

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The Bride receiving her henna.

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The Bride and her bridal party

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beautiful display of Bride’s outfit

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Henna being applied

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Bride with her maids and their henna art

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Bride and her maids

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This was an opportunity of a lifetime – Photographing Roger Daltry & Joan Jett in Philadelphia

WOW WOW WOW…..that is still all I can say, even after a week.   I have so much to say about this event, but for now, I will share some images that we took of these amazing musicians and music icons! Look for a full blog coming soon about this event and definitely more photos!  We were beyond honored to photograph them and they were amazing to work with!!!

Roger Daltrey of the The Who performing for a fundraiser for TCA

Roger Daltrey of the The Who performing for a fundraiser for TCA

Roger Daltrey of The Who

Roger Daltrey of The Who

The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA

The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts performing at the Kimmel Center

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts performing at the Kimmel Center

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Joan Jett

Joan Jett

Roger Daltrey and Joan Jett

Roger Daltrey and Joan Jett

The Who - Roger Daltrey

Roger Daltrey performing at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia

Greenville NC Indian Wedding Photography : ECU E-session { Rahul + Mital }

I am enjoying the season of e-sessions! It is fun working with engaged couples. E-session gives me opportunity to learn more about the couple I will be working with on their wedding day. And the couple will get to know how I work. Just like other photography assignments, I do as much homework as possible for e-sessions. We discuss couple’s favorite location(s), outfits, weather and so on. Rahul & Mital’s favorite location was ECU Campus! This was my first time doing session on the ECU campus. Weather was a concern but we decided to carry on with the session come rain or shine! I drove through severe thunderstorm on my way to ECU! On the campus, Rahul and Mital were dressed sharp and ready for the session! We started the session amid sounds of thunder! The light was beautiful, but in an instant the sky grew dark and big raindrops meant we had to move indoors. Quickly! We made the best of this rain! This couple was prepared! They had an ECU umbrella on hand! I captured poses and candids indoors and outside under the umbrella. Use of additional lighting was necessary! Rahul and Mital were easy to work with. Very patient as I setup my lighting and poses. It is relatively easier to snap away the photos hoping that something good will come out of it. It is bit of a challenge creating images that are not obvious. I like to use photography and lighting skills as much as possible and not worry too much about creating images in the post (that is a different way of working, just not mine). Unlike event photography where this kind of control is not always possible, portrait sessions certainly give me the opportunity to work this way. Rahul and Mital will be getting married in just couple of weeks! I look forward to photographing their Indian wedding ceremony at Seasons At Tandoor
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Raleigh NC Indian Wedding Photography – Solas Ceremony { Shefaali + Andy }

Shefaali and Andy’s wedding ceremony. This was first Indian wedding for Solas! What a beautiful day! I started the coverage with photographing decorations and details. The decorations were by provided by Manju Nigam of Blooming Buds.I then photographed bride and groom getting ready. The couple looked beautiful (also check out their e-session photos)! Andy’s Baraat started at the Tucker Street garage. Andy arrived on a white horse. The baraat was received at the entrance of Solas. The wedding ceremony was beautiful. A vedic ceremony with participation from the audience. Photo session with family and friends followed the ceremony. And then it was a short trip to Zinda for reception.

– Tesh Parekh

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