FROM FARAWAY LANDS

It’s quite thrilling that people look at your work and appreciate and want you to be documenting their special day. And all of this is even more exciting when the couple is from faraway lands : ) I really did not presume the reachability of my blog : )

Jay & Arati were quite sweet in asking if I could be there for their wedding day. But as that was not possible we just decided to meet when they were going to be in Bombay.

We met and took some pictures !

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I will shoot only black and white images at any given opportunity and here it was !

Jay & Arati got married last week so wishing them a wonderful togetherness !

Love !

LOVE IS FOUND

This effervescent bride got in touch just a week before her ceremony and I am so glad I could make it. This would be my first time shooting in Amravati.

Amravati is the hometown of number of politicians including our ex-president Pratibha Patil. Being a Political Science student I am always interested in visiting/discussing political scenarios around the state.

Here are a few photographs from their ceremony.

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I wish the couple beautiful days ahead !

Love !

BRIGHTER THAN SUNSHINE

I need to confess that I honestly did nothing in this photo-session. But just got lucky by being there and witnessing this utterly gorgeous family!

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We took a few pictures in the nearby garden and thought of resting a little bit and return back in sometime. I went up to their house and the light was so so beautiful that I thought of continuing the photo-session.

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This happens to be my favourite picture of the little boy and his mother! And it had to be in black and white !

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These two make for a gorgeous looking couple!

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and so much in love : )

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I love being in love and photographing people in love !

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Nishka found my blog as she herself is regular at blogging scene. She contacted me sometime back when she was in Dubai.

After months of keeping in touch and going to and fro on dates we finally freezed on Anay’s birthday for the family session. And luckily they were going to be in Bombay then!

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Anay has the most charming smile I have seen, isn’t he a darling!

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Windows happen to be my favourite spot to shoot! Since I am not too fond of artificial lighting, I make best use of the gorgeous big window lights!

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I wish Anay and his family a lifetime of happy smiles!
And stay tuned for some more family sessions + gorgeous couples on the blog!

Love!

QUIESCENCE

This month has been awfully quiet, beautiful and melancholy at the same time. It’s the birthday month for me and I tend to go in the contemplative mode every year. Thoughts from past and thoughts to the future engulf me and surround me.  But I am glad I have been taking pictures.

Silence is something that I has always inspired me and I got a lot of me-time this past weeks, thanks to my trips to Pune. If you are following me on Instagram you already know my love for Pune and other cities. A bit of both happy and sad thoughts never ever left my mind even on roads. Happy thoughts of going to Pune, my beloved city. Given a chance I would move to Pune right away!  Below are some shots from Saras Baug, a tranquil right amidst the city.

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I have loved my quiet moments more than anything. I feel my best thoughts come to me when I am in silence.  The morning trip to Saras Baug gave me that space I needed, that quiet space.

I wanted to make images that would make you want to be quiet when you see them.

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On other note, we celebrated our 68th Independence day this week. My husband gave some fodder for thought on India and Pakistan. His article ACROSS & BEYOND is a fantastic insight of common man’s life in Pakistan and I am happy to have a thinking husband who has thoughts beyond the mundane.

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And sad thoughts of passing away of a brilliant brilliant actor Mr. Robin Williams. Sitting here seven seas away as they say, his death might not affect my life in real terms but on a more deeper level it did! It was like passing away of someone from the family!

I remember most of my lunches with re runs of Jumanji and Mrs. Doubtfire and all the happy laughing memories that Robin gave me. And I can’t believe the fact that he was sad all the while he made me laugh. A relationship taught me very well that you cannot heal a person by loving them and you yourself need to heal your hurt. I just wish he saw all the love he had and mustered up courage to stay. But I also wonder where were all these people when he needed them.                   I am sad I won’t ever get to see his brilliance again.

I hope he has found his happy place now!

I will miss the spark in his eyes the most!

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 Love to the world!

NISHA & VINAYAK

Nisha and Vinayak were getting married in Delhi after their Civil ceremony in London. I second shot this wedding with Ram of RAM BALMUR PHOTOGRAPHY  . It was a lovely ceremony spanned across four days in Delhi.

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Nisha getting ready for her Sagai and Saanji ceremony.

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Vinayak’s Haldi ceremony and the Sehra ceremony was beautifully traditional one.

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The Bride’s “getting ready” picture session was so much fun with all her relatives walking in and out to share a laugh.

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Some portraits from the after-party.

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NIVEDITA, SAGAR AND THE BENGALI BABY SHOWER

Nivedita and Sagar wanted to document this special phase in their life and I am so glad they thought of me ! Nivedita was going too have her Bengali Baby Shower “Shaad” and I have never got a chance to witness one so I thought of scheduling their Maternity shoot on the Shaad Day so I could see the ceremony and also take pictures!

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Those who know me would know how much I am fond of the whole bengali culture and the Calcutta city in particular ! I was extremely excited for the Shaad ceremony and the Bengali food : )

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Nivedita looked absolutely divine and the whole transformation from the dresses to the traditional Bengali saree made way to these beautiful images.

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Hmmm…Heaven !

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Her mum is a vision to behold ! I was so eager for her pictures after I had seen her at their wedding and didn’t leave a chance to take her pictures. I am guilty of sidelining the couple because Nivedita’s mum had all my attention !

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You see the beauty runs in the family ! Nivedita with her sister Annindita !

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I am excited for the baby due this month ! And excited more to schedule a photo-session with the baby in tow !

Excited to have another “Rosogulla” in the family ! : )