Today we carried out the first photoshoot of Souk Indigo in the most amazing location, Bishangarh Village just outside Jaipur, India. Bishangarh is called “candy village” by the locals because of the many stalls selling candy located within the village.
As I write this from my hotel room, I'm feeling exhausted and exhilarated at the same time. Exhausted from the early start and scorching heat, exhilarated by the welcoming village locals and incredible Souk Indigo team.
The photographer, Amit, brought along his wife and small son. This beautiful family went out of their way to make sure all the photographs were perfect.
Our stunning local model, Vartika, could not have been more pleasant! Tashi, our makeup artist made sure Vartika looked her best in each shot.
I was even able to work with my own talented family. My son, David, took the behind-the-scenes photos while my mom made sure everyone had water and snacks. Philip, my cousin and dear friend was the creative director. His expert eye managed every detail and executed a flawless shoot!
India holds a special place in my heart as reflected in the clothing. With each new connection made, I’m reminded again why I love India and its people. In the village today, our host family welcomed us into their home and graciously accommodated every request.