Google Analytics tracking code


TO CREATE YOUR OWN WEDDING MAGIC LET YOUR WEDDING MATCH YOUR STYLE. Chris and Kyle are big Dr. Who fans and the TARDIS was on the guest book canvas that was to be framed after the wedding. (photo by Hannah Woodard Photography)






Welcome! This site is a tribute to my many wedding couples who have created unique and beautiful surroundings for their weddings. Their creativity and ingenuity reflected their personalities and together we have often created new ways to modernize old traditions.

If you are looking for a minister for your wedding in the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC, contact me for a free consultation. Together we can create a ceremony that reflects your love, your personality and your dreams for your future.

To visit or return to my website -


Tesh and Mica Parekh - A Talented Wedding and Event Painter and an Artistic Husband and Wife Team of Photographers

Many years ago I had the pleasure of marrying Mica and Tesh in a lovely, heartfelt ceremony. Every now and then I run into them again at weddings or other functions for wedding professionals and I am always struck by the love between them, expressed in their eyes and their body language.

A few years after their wedding they decided to step out of their “normal” jobs and try to make a living in their artistic loves - especially when their son came along and they wanted to be able to have more time with him by working at home. This has turned out to be one of the best decisions they ever made and they have become quite the prominent duo in our local wedding and event circles. Mica was the 2013-14 President of The Greater Triangle NC Chapter of ISES, a virtual Who’s Who of our prominent local wedding profesionals.

Both are accomplished photographers and Tesh - always an artist in his soul - has become a renowned wedding and live event painter as well. (Check out this page on his website to see all his national awards!) Together they have built two businesses to cover all their creative abilities. Their newest business specializes in Tesh’s live wedding and event painting, Raleigh Wedding Painter. If you are out somewhere at a community or private event and there is a quiet, unassuming man painting on the side, you can pretty much bet it will be Tesh.

He is a perfect example of a young man from India with the soul of an artist, who came to America as an engineer but eventually found his calling through his home life and his art. He arrives before the event begins, sets up his low-profile easel and gets the background painted before the festivities commence. Then, during the ceremony and/or reception (your choice) he begins to create your one-of-a-kind wedding keepsake right then and there, finishing by the end of your celebration. He works in oils or watercolors (also your choice) and it normally takes him 5-6 hours to create a painting. He offers three size paintings; 16x20, 18x24, and 22x30, all of which would look beautiful hanging on your wall. What a truly unique wedding keepsake he creates!

Here are some examples of his work, taken by IWP Photography;

And here is a wedding couple standing beside their wedding painting. Their wedding was under the magnificent oak tree at The Oaks at Salem in Apex, NC.

photo from Rev. Kayelily Middleton’s blog - Raleigh Wedding Blog

There is a great video about Tesh on his website, created by one of our local DJ - Videographers, Damien Maass. I didn’t realize Damien was such a good videographer and I really enjoyed learning more about Tesh.


Mica and Tesh’s other business is IWP Photography and Video. With a specialty in Indian weddings - no small feat as photographers - they provide video and photography for all of life’s personal and commercial events, professional corporate shots for business use, and even commercial product photography. They pretty much cover it all! I loved looking through their website and can recommend it highly. Such kind and multi-talented photographers will always be a great combination!

On July 28, 2014, they will be in Philadelphia filming the Roger Daltry / Joan Jett concert. (major wow!), so obviously their talents run in many directions!

Here are some examples of their wedding, engagement and family portraits;

On their website they say they are “Saving life’s precious moments - one smile at a time.”
Yes, I’d say that fits them perfectly.


To contact or follow me;
                                       website  /  email  /  919-942-2808  
                                       Facebook  /  Pinterest   
                                       or leave a comment through the “comments” link below


Heather Allen said...

Thank you for posting about the awesome duo that is Mica & Tesh! They are both amazing people to work with. Any bride or groom who get to book Mica & Tesh at their wedding for live wedding painting and/or photography, will receive something very special.

Rev. Barbara Lodge said...

I totally agree with you, Heather! They are very special.

Thanks for taking the time to write.