Holi-Inspired Photo Shoot with Ashley Jane Photography

One thing I love about being a belly dancer in Orlando is that I get to experience and learn about celebrations from around the world. Ever since a client told me about the Indian springtime festival of colors called Holi (or Pagwah), I’ve been dying to experience some of the fun for myself! In Holi tradition, friends, family and complete strangers celebrate the spring season by chasing each other with fragranced, brightly colored powder called rangoli and throwing it at each other, covering their targets in an explosion of color.

With the help of some creative Orlando wedding vendors, including my dear friend Ashley Razo with Ashley Jane Photography, I honored the Holi tradition with a colorful Indian-inspired springtime …

Mary and Jamie: a Bollywood Bridal Shower in Viera

“Love is like oxygen. Love is a many-splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love”

Before I start singing a song from Moulin Rouge, I do have to say that love is one of the reasons why I dance, and one of the things that keeps me dancing, even when times are tough, and even when I’m having a bad day and thinking about throwing in the bedlah. I love love, believe the world needs more of it, and cherish any opportunity to use my dance as a celebration of love.

When Mary, a dear wedding industry friend and Orlando wedding videographer Key Moment Films, asked me to dance at her …