Since 2009 the first official pictures of the candidates are taken by bodyNsoul Photography right before their introduction night. This years Introduction Night was held at the newly opened Wyndham Garden Hotel in downtown Paramaribo.
075 Miss India Intro The 9 Miss India Suriname 2011 candidates
On October 01, 2011, at 3pm, I entered ZEN at Anamoestraat in Paramaribo North, where the makeup artists and hair stylists of ZEN were busy with the preparations of the 9 MISS INDIA SURINAME 2011 candidates. Everything looked in place for the photoshoot later that day and I left to make preparations for their first photoshoot. The Miss India Suriname candidates arrived around 6 pm from their preparations at Zen. Winston Pinas and Josh Fernandes had setup studio in room 311 under guidance from Guillo Grant. When I arrived at 5 I only had to setup my camera and laptop. Everything else was in place.
Room 311 The room was transformed in a studio, with the contestants waiting in the back, the laptops in the front and the studio lighting in the middle
We were joined a few minutes later by Cher Marchand, she assisted the new contestants with their first photoshoot invited by bodyNsoul Photography. They could not have had a better example Cher herself is Miss India Suriname 2009 and the second runnerup to the MIss India Wordwide 2010 and the Miss Photogenic both during the Miss India Suriname contest and the Worldwide.
Cher Marchand-0010 Showing the fabulous class in front of the camera, being a source of inspiration for the candidates
112 Miss India Intro Cher Marchand, Miss India Suriname 2009 - during the introduction night after inspiring the contestants during their photoshoot
We shot the 9 profile pictures and started processing them immediately so they could be posted on the Miss India Suriname website at the same moment that the contestants had their introduction on the pool terrace on the roof of the Wyndham Garden Hotel.
Miss India Suriname 2010, Sunaina Jagroep also made an appearance in front of the camera, right before she went upstairs to welcome the guests together with the board of the SURINDIA GLAMOUR organization.
Sunaina Jagroep Miss India Suriname 2010 in front of the camera in the "Studio 311"
001 Miss India Intro Sunaina Jagroep and representatives of the Surindia Glamour board welcoming guests at the introduction night of Miss India Suriname 2011 contest
While Josh and myself processed the images, Guillo, Rishand and Winston photographed the event for bodyNsoul Photography. While Kasturi made an overview for the Miss India Suriname website. The evening started with the guest being welcomed by Sunaina and the Surindia Glamour board. Exactly at 9 pm the contestants were announced by Fanisha Salamat, one of the host of the evening. The miss contestants introduced themselves flawlessly and made a very good impression on the public.
060 Miss India Intro Fanisha Salamat and her co-host for the Introduction evening of the Miss India Suriname 2011 Introduction Night
The guest were entertained by Farish Barsati winner of the Mahindre Kapoor songfestival in 2011, 3 dancers of Danceschool Satrangi and a dance by Miss India Suriname 201, Sunaina Jagroep.
195 Miss India Intro Sunaina Jagroep, Miss India Suriname 2010, at the end of the evening after her performance posing for the bodyNsoul camera
162 Miss India Intro Sunaina Jagroep, Miss India Suriname 2010, performing for the guests of the Miss India Suriname 2011 Introduction Night
It seems that whoever may win this contest will have a solid entry in the Miss India Worldwide pageant to be hosted in Suriname in February 2012. We are looking forward to the contest and the public appearances of the contestants during the month of October 2011. As you can see it promisses to be a real spectacle this year again.
205 Miss India Intro The SURINDIA GLAMOUR board
The pageant is organized for the 6th time by SURINDIA Glamour, and will be held on October 29, 2011 in the Main Ballroom of the Chamber of Commerce in Paramaribo. For the third year in a row bodyNsoul Photography are the Official Photographers of the event. Miss India Suriname is the most prestigious pageant since its inception in 2006, when Fareisa Joemmanbaks was crowned the first Miss India Suriname and subsequently went on and won the title for the Miss India Worldwide in 2007. bodyNsoul Photography became Official Photographers of the pageant in 2009 and started with the portfolio shoot and photoshoot training of Miss India 2008 Pamela Mangroelal, before her participation in the worldwide.
See a few more selected images of the Introduction Night here or see all and purchase any of the images of the glamourous evening on the bodyNsoul Images website.