Who’s The Chef? Rupal + Krishna = Food Fight Engagement Session

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Here’s how one fine dining experience went bad… Enter food fight engagement session.

Rupal and Krishna are friends of one fine Indian family of three sisters who write a fashion blog Runways & Rattles. One of the sisters, whom I photographed in a suitable maternity fashion-driven style, referred them to me to do a special engagement session. Shooting time was not a limitation so I realized that I can dig deep and requested a brief but thoughtful characteristics from each of the engaged. A cross-referencing grid that followed, neatly outlined and completed with individual and overlapping interests, was a sure sign of a well-organized “type A” person. I had plenty of hooks in that spreadsheet as they share quite a few things in common but something else peaked most of my attention, something that actually separates them: cooking.

While Krishna was reported as a meticulously organized eater, big time foodie, and a chef, Rupal was hopelessly “lost in kitchen” yet had a stubborn drought to cooking classes. I smelled a fun confrontation and rivalry. Both of them are connoisseurs so I could safely get them to a dining table but it would be a prelude to that which I advised we develop in some savage way… Food fight engagement session is something I have not done yet and it could serve as a natural precursor to fine dining, no?

They wisely enlisted father’s kitchen as the battleground. We covered what we could with clear plastic and…

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The food fight engagement session was over but as you can see, even after getting civil and romantic they would not stop messing around.

Of course, there were clean normal photos as well, and the guys may like and use them even more. We had time. However, I am limiting that set to not dilute your attention from what I savor more. One of their common time-passing activities is walks on college campuses. In fact, Krishna proposed on the grounds of the Princeton University so we went to the exact spot.

Ed Hafizov
Ed Hafizov
Ed Hafizov is a creative director and lead photographer of Zorz Studios, Manhattan-based boutique photography studio, offering arousing and daring fashion, commercial, beauty, and wedding photography. Multiple Fearless Photographer™ award winner, named among the top 50 US wedding photographers, top 10 NY wedding photographers, winner of Adobe contests, featured by Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle et al, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week photographer, and a distinguished member of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style‘s Platinum List, he is eager to step out of his and willing clients' comfort zone to pursue original artwork with a lasting impression.