For me, the first wedding of the year warmed my heart. Very different from Western traditions, this Hindu wedding ritual began just after sunrise at a small temple in Fremont. As both the cloud of incense and small-fire smoke lapped at my my camera’s focus, and the unrecognizable language tried to interfere with my visual and aural understanding, I’m thankful the simple act of commitment was incredibly clear. Very enjoyable to photograph, Bhawna and Vivek presented many unifying, symbolic actions in their day. I hope you enjoy this set of photographs.