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woman in red dress stands in front of taj mahal
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2019 really was the year of travel for us. We thought we were done after Europe, and snuck in Disneyworld. We for sure thought we were done for that, but we were wrong again in the biggest way. One of my coworkers was getting married and we had the incredible opportunity to travel to India and attend his wedding. We couldn’t pass it up. So in early December, Michael and I packed our bags and headed off on the longest flight I’ve ever been on.

We landed in Mumbai, very very early in the morning, but managed to squeeze in a few hours of sleep before heading out into the city. I honestly had no idea what to expect. Mumbai was a very urban city that also felt like there was a jungle hidden behind its skyscrapers. The smog and haze was intense. I’d experienced that growing up in LA with June gloom, but this was different. Even a full day of sunshine couldn’t burn through it all. We viewed some of the main sights and then settled in for a fancy dinner at the Taj. I mean, the food was amazing. You think you’ve enjoyed naan until you’ve eaten it in India. I know it’s basically table bread, but it was what I looked forward to at every single meal. I still dream about that naan. It’s the little things right?

After spending three days on the Arabian sea celebrating the amazing wedding of my friend, we landed back in Mumbai and set off for Jaipur. This city was my favorite of all we saw. It was pink, so of course that gave it a big boost, but also it was quieter than Mumbai and you could see an older history to the city than what we saw in Mumbai. We spent quite a bit of time at the Amer fort, which was our favorite stop of the whole trip. You could wander around the old fortress and palace pretty freely and the architecture was only something I’d seen in storybooks.

Our last stop was to Agra to see the Taj Mahal. A grueling 7 hour car drive took us there from Jaipur. I recommend you find another way to get there if you go. The Taj was beautiful, but unfortunately hidden from a lot of our view due to the winter fog. However, I’m still very glad I got to see it at all. I’m not sure if I’ll ever be back to India and I know I would have regretted it if I’d not gotten there. The detail work of the calligraphy and the gemstone inlays was amazing. They say it completely glows if you visit it on a full moon. How incredible would that be to see? Maybe we will go back just for that.

All in all, India was filled with unexpected and wondrous sights. The food was unlike any I’ve had before and I know I’ll still be dreaming of that naan when I’m 85.

mumbai coastline with winter haze
hazy view of mumbai
the taj palace in mumbai
tropical city landscapes in mumbai
lifeguards on chowpaddy beach
haze on chowpaddy beach
tropical trees at chowpaddy beach
mumbai harbor and the taj palace
sunset at mumbai coastline and  nightlife
sunrise clouds on the arabian sea
sunrise on the arabian sea
tropical trees in mumbai boardwalk
ohio lifestyle photographer great wall at amer fort
ohio lifestyle photographer the entrance of amer fort
ohio lifestyle photographer crowds enter amer fort
ohio lifestyle photographer stone wall surrounding amer fort
ohio lifestyle photographer at the entrance of amer fort
carved pillars of amer fort
details of doorway to amer fort
details of painted yellow stone at amer fort
ohio lifestyle photographer pillar pavilion in amer fort
ohio lifestyle photographer stands in amer fort yellow walls
ohio lifestyle photographer stands next to carved wooden door
silver inlay ceiling details at amer fort
ohio lifestyle photographer stands in yellow archways in amer fort
photographer stands in amer fort painted walls
carved marble pillars in amer fort
ohio lifestyle photographer with jantar mantar sundials
jantar mantar sun dials
painted elephant
painted elephant
elephant flaring ears in black and white
photographer dressed in red at city palace jaipur
painted stone details at city palace jaipur
ohio lifestyle photographer photographer and her husband expor city palace in jaipur
ohio lifestyle photographer stands in city palace in jaipur
ohio lifestyle photographer twirls in pink archway in city palace jaipur
ohio lifestyle photographer stands in marble archway at agra fort
ornate marble palace details in india
agra fort entryway in Agra india
geometric pattern on iron doors
photographer's husband stands in red stone archway
ornate gold doors with geometric pattern
the photographer stands in red stone palace in india
the taj mahal and reflecting pool
ohio lifestyle photographer view of the taj from the entryway door
view of the taj mahal from the grounds
ohio lifestyle photographer side gates in red stone at the taj mahal
the taj mahal in winter fog
ohio lifestyle photographer black and white image in front of the taj mahal
ohio lifestyle photographer on the grounds of the taj mahal
details of the taj mahal gem inlay and marble carving
ohio lifestyle photographer details of the taj mahal gem inlay and calligraphy
ohio lifestyle photographer in front of the taj mahal in red dress

Brynn Burke Photography is a maternity, newbornbaby, and family luxury photographer. She serves the Central Ohio area including Columbus, Dublin, Powell, New Albany, Granville, Delaware, and Dayton.

I believe every family is unique and special. To me, family photos are the most priceless possession. Sessions can be held in the studio for more traditional portraits, or in the field at sunset. A luxuriously crafted experience, including a full wardrobe stocked with designer gowns, beautiful clothing for the littles, and organic and artful toys for play, allows your session to be carefree and enjoyable.

I would love to begin planning your custom portrait session. If you would like more details on the session experience with Brynn Burke Photography please click here for more details.

If this is something you already know you would love for your family, please head over to my contact page to get started. I’d love to chat with you!

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