This is a story of perseverance and love. Minesh saw Nirali’s profile on an online dating website and instantly felt a spark. However since Minesh had no pictures on the site and a profile that wasn’t complete, Nirali ignored his messages. Minesh wasnt ready to give up though. He contacted her on Facebook and the rest, is history.
For their engagement pictures, Minesh and Nirali wanted a chic but organic look . We decided that Central Park would be the perfect location for this.
Of all the shoots I’ve had over the years, this is the first time I had a couple who came in so prepared. They had done their research and knew exactly where they wanted to take pictures within central park. They brought lots of props like the picnic stuff, a bouquet and champagne! I think all the props perfectly compliment their personality as well. I am extremely happy with the way the pictures came out and I cant wait to shoot their wedding this summer!
Nirali can give some killer looks! With looks like this, she would completely feel at home on a runway!
This one below is my favorite
It’s finally happened! I’ve known Diti and Arpit for the past 6 years and they are some of my best friends here in the states. I’ve watched their friendship grow over the years. They are made for each other and I couldnt be happier that they are now engaged!
For the photoshoot, we wanted to get a backdrop of where their relationship flourished so we started at the Rutgers campus and moved on to Longwood Gardens in PA.
They are set be married in India in January. Please join me in wishing this wonderful couple happy life together.
Also included in these series are some my first successful attempts at the Brenizer’s method (Bokeh Panaroma). Can you spot which ones?
As you might have noticed. I’ve been MIA from the blog for over a month. The reason is that I’ve been busy getting married and enjoying my honeymoon =) I normally dont usually post personal pictures here or on my Flickr but I think this event calls for an exception because it will likely change my future and maybe even my photography.
So after a fun filled, but tiring 4 day long Indian wedding, we wanted to go to a relaxing place. After much research, we decided to go to the Coco Palm resort in Maldives and boy did we make the right choice. I had heard that Maldives is popularly known as ‘Heaven on Earth’ but honestly I hadnt expected anything like this. Never have I ever seen a place so clean, water so clear and calm, so many stars in the sky, nature at its finest. If I had one word to describe the place, it would be “Spectacular”.
Starting from the flight itself, we had saw a gorgeous rainbow and dolphins swimming in the ocean.
We had decided to stay in a over water villa. There are only a few places in the world that have these. Ours had an infinity pool overlooking the Indian ocean with thousands of fish and coral reefs underneath. The icing on the cake was that the villa had an outdoor bed and an outdoor shower!
The Maldives is just a series of little island on the world map: around 1,200 islands, about 90 of which are occupied by resorts. The country’s main occupation is tourism. Maldives ranks among the greenest countries in the world and justifiably so because no other country faces a threat of extinction like Maldives. The highest point of land in the entire country is just over two metres! Every inch of rise in ocean water level brings the country closer to extinction. Being there, I learned the importance of saving the environment even more.
Ultimately, I’d strongly urge everyone to visit Maldives at least once in their lifetime. Its truly ‘Heaven on Earth’
Charmi and I go back a long way. We went to college together at Rutgers and have participated in a couple of events in college. We’ve tried to do a portrait shoot for a long time when we were in college but just couldn’t schedule it and we lost touch after graduation. In the mean time, she met an amazing guy in India – Shiven and fell in love with him. They got married a few months ago in India.
Charmi contacted me for an ‘After the wedding’ shoot which Shiven was giving her as a birthday gift. Below are the pictures from it! I dont think I’ve ever had so many B&W pictures in one shoot but for some reason, I kinda prefer them without color this time. What do you guys think?
Rarely do I get a chance to upload the pictures just two days after someone gets engaged but I finally have an opportunity!
Ambar and Dharti just got engaged on Nov 19th and had asked me if I could take pictures of the engagement party. Unfortunately, I already had a wedding to attend that weekend so I could not make it. However, what we did end up doing was taking some pre-engagement pictures that they wanted to use for the save the dates.
Ambar and Dharti are made for each other! Not only do both of them look stunning, but also their names complement each other. Ambar means ‘sky’ in Hindi and Dharti means ‘Earth’. How cool is that?!!
Check out the pics and let me know how you like them!