BLACK AND WHITE

One day I really wish to document a wedding in only black and white and possibly on Ilford : )

But meanwhile here are some other black and white images.

shimla timesDaisy and Nikhil’s wedding venue, Shimla. February 2015.

And amidst the beautiful Shimla hills I met Kismet of The Unreal Bride

It was rather a beautiful surprise that the couple booked us both seperatly : ) And it was nothing but such a joy working with her. I hope to bump into her more often !

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Also met Mehlum on his yet another trip to India. We went wandering about on the streets on Bombay and took these few pictures of him.

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These pictures are taken by Nikon 50mm 1.2 which is a manual focus lens. And I am absolutely in love with it !

It was my second time shooting with Nikon and I might just be tipping towards it, just like Ram Balmur who recently switched his whole Canon equipment to Nikon. I think I will follow suit sometime : ) Though I still have to do my homework for it.

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We met again at Banganga and here is the set of images he took of me on his Tumblr page.

I haven’t been posting much of wedding work here but I am behind editing 8 weddings and so many many more updates.

Next post will be a glimpse of the beautiful couples I got to meet.

Also I have been working on a brand ideology for “Serendipity” and also possibly a new look for the blog. But I am too attached to the current layout so you guys can help me make a decision.

Till then, love!

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BLUE & GREEN

Indigo Blue & Forest Green happen to be my favourite colours.

So one fine Sunday morning when the light was nice and bright The Husband and me dressed up blue and green and took some pictures.

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nainital1 copyg3This is an oldie from our trip to Nainital and I thought I had lost it.

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a1Hello from me : ) Taken by The husband. Though IĀ don’t particularly like the red lipstick, I was in mood for some colour.

One other note, a lot of new pictures coming up on the blog. A lot many travels something in particular which I think you all will like.

And how’s the summer treating you all ?

Love.

HOLD INFINITY

To see the world in a grain of sand

And a heaven in a wild flower

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand

And eternity in an hour
~ William Blake

These words really have been driving me through life. “Hold infinity in the palm of your hand” is something I so much believe in. Creation is something that inspires me and drives me and I make it a point that I learn or create something each day.

Just writing on a beautiful Saturday evening and I would like to show you guys some awesome stuff I came across recently. And researching for Paperworks and reading and finding more earth friendly things, I come across some really talented people.

I found this Delhi based artisan Antima Khanna via Ankit’s ( he has an awesome blog and especially read his poem to his father) Facebook page and I am so glad about it šŸ˜ƒ

So I wrote to Antima after I visited her blog. I wrote to her on an awesome thing she has recently made. “Inked in 90s” is her journey of losing some things precious and then embarking on a mission to find them again.

So, intrigued by this whole idea I decided to buy one of her notebooks. I honestly didn’t know what to expect so I had left it all till I receive the parcel. And I did!

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The one that I got was “Calcutta – Jaipur”. Antima thoughtfully saw somewhere that I am fond of the Bengali city and she sent me this postcard from Bechardasjee (Calcutta) to Johri Hajarimal Milapchand (Jaipur).

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Mr. Bechardasjee’s handwriting is something that cannot be missed. It is perfectly poised and reminds me of my grandfather. He always insisted on having a good handwriting and would make all his grandchildren write in both the Roman and Devnagri script. I think he sprouted my affection towards Typography somewhere.

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The notebooks are beautifully cloth-bound and lovingly hand-made.

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A handwritten note from the artist herself is definitely to be cherished!

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A beautifully packed notebook and in toe were one of Antima’s another creation “Mogra“.

Mogra,Ā collection of 5 necklaces is inspired by the very fragrant flower which happens to be my favourite too. The fondest memory of a farmhouse and its pathway lined with Mogra.

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And there was a surprise too! A piece of Antima’s earlier made creation, “Brass & Glass

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Elated on receiving all these beautiful beautiful things and a very willing neighbour to pose, I went upstairs and took some pictures.

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Antima, these things that I received are indeed extremely special because you put your thoughts and moulded them by your own hands. I have grown in a family that is fond of handmade things. It’s Dussehra today and I remember how my parents insisted on making the flower garlands, elaborate rangolis by mum. I wish you a very Happy Dussehra and hope you reach the milestones you have been dreaming of.

Love.

NEHA

Sundays are mostly spent getting decked up and posing : ) And I found an in-house poser!

Here are some pictures of Neha taken on two weekends.

And yes, I know I need to find a new place to take pictures

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White Shirt Zara India l Pants Zara India l Necklace Thrift Store, Dubai l Leather Jacket Massimo Dutti l Pale Pink Tee Zara India l White Dress Thrift Store, Mumbai l Gold Necklace and EarringsĀ  Mumma

On other note, My birthday is sneaking up faster than I’d like! But it’s been a good year. So there will be a birthday post coming in soon : ) Yaay! it’s the birthday week and I pretty much have mixed feelings about it.

SAMANTHA

Samantha, Saili’s friend approached me to take some portraits of her. Reason, no reason at all!

So on a warm summer day we went to this little secret place which I go often, well within the city limits. Did a DIY make-up and hair a bit and we were ready to take pictures.

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I have been thinking of black and white images for a long time now. Wish to get the colour soon.

And quite a lot of development happening and 2014 already looks good to me : ). Also, my birthday is soon arriving!

There is this particular song stuck in my head, will be writing about it next ! : )

POSING AND GIGGLING A LITTLE

So the Sunday I have been speaking about also saw me posing a little in front of the camera for The Husband.

Here are a couple of pictures taken by G of me and Neha and me together. We had so much fun posing for him, laughing and giggling. A little bit of tweaking on Photoshop done by me.

G and me are forever on a debate of who is better at Photoshop skills : ) You be the judge here!

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Neha’s pictures and some from the wedding will be uploaded soon!

Thank you!