Welcome!

Greetings and welcome to my hand-spun blog+site. My photography journey has been incredible! It began with fun, then grew into passion, then I discovered profound love for it and there was no looking back. Please look around, the pictures here are the reflections of how I see the world. Enjoy exploring it.

Mandy + Ryan || Wedding

It was my pleasure to photograph Mandy & Ryan’s beautiful wedding at Grass Valley, CA yesterday. I can’t say enough about this super sweet, down to earth couple! They are the perfect compliment to each other.

More on this wedding coming soon…I have sooo much to write about. Here are just a few teasers for the beautiful couple…

Jun, 29, 2008

  • conrad lim: dang gurl..that last shot is awesome..im diggin' the way you composed the shot
  • david & kimi baxter: goooorgeous!!!! love that first image! love it!!
  • MANDY: Love them.... can't wait to see more!
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Smokey valley

Nor Cal is on fire, literally!!! Smoke from the fires caused by thunderstorms have covered the already-smoggy-sky of Sacramento. Last night was bad, today it is terrible :( It’s been hard to stay outdoors, but the smoke is coming inside as well. Seems like a good time to stay at home and edit the photos.

I have been so busy lately. With back to back weddings and e-sessions, I have weeks worth of editing to do; and this is just the begining. My pepper and tomato plants are also in full bloom that I have to take pictures of. There is even a big pepper(Ortega) that I’m saving for Jason. He has gone out of town. I want to show off the first pepper from our first pepper plant at our first home when he gets back ;)

Jun, 23, 2008
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Laurel + Nezar || Engagement

It was my pleasure to shoot Laurel and Nezar’s engagement session today at Old Roseville. It was a beautiful afternoon and the venue was just perfect for a fun, romantic photoshoot. Laurel and Nezar are getting married in October in a winery in Placervile, CA. I am stoked that I’ll get to shoot their wedding and pre-wedding Henna ceremony. Nezar’s family is from Palestine and they are bringing in his middle eastern culture to their event. I was so excited when I first heard about it during our initial meeting! This brought back the memories from my own wedding. And I was so happy that I’ll get to celebrate their big day as their photographer.

Jun, 22, 2008

I have a lot of cool shots to go through. But I wanted to post a few teasers for them. Laurel & Nezar – I hope you two enjoy these images!

  • david & kimi baxter: hello awesome!!! 5 & 6 LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! the feel of 5 is just awesome! rocked.it.out my friend!!
  • Shamsi: That was really awesome Nudrat.. i m completely speechless and spellbound!!
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Comparison shopping || Through the (side)mirror

I was looking through the pictures from various trips we have taken over the years and realized that most of the pictures are taken from cars in 80-mile speed. Evidently I don’t take that many pictures when I am not in a vehicle(unless it’s a wedding or any other event). So anyways, I was randomly browsing and found several shots that captured beautiful views through the side mirror of a moving car. I just wanted to share a few here.

Please note “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear” :))

Sedona, AZ 2006

Jun, 19, 2008

This one gives me motion sickness

Maui, HI 2007

Highway 1, CA 2008

The first three were taken with Jason’s ancient 3mp camera that is no longer in operation. The last one is straight out of my Rebel XT(poor rebel worked really hard in the past few years …). I should also mention that I’m now a proud owner of a 5D. I tried it out last night, it is worth every penny! Can’t wait to use it this weekend!

  • david & kimi baxter: oh maui!!! these are awesome!!! my wife would get so sick takin a shot like that while moving! so i have to pull over :)
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Audrey + Curtis || wedding sneak peak

Oh boy, I’m back in town and I have soooo much to post! Jason and I not only had a wonderful drive to SoCal, we had a wonderful time at Audrey and Curtis’s wedding. Curtis is Jason’s high school buddy. There are four of them who grew up together. These kids went into different directions after high school but nothing had stopped them from meeting up atleast once a year and spending quality times.

It was my pleasure to photograph Curtis and Audrey’s beautiful wedding at the Scripps park, La Jolla. The location was stunning! This was one of the most beautiful wedding locations I have ever seen. The tiny grassy area facing the pacific ocean was perfect for an intimate wedding.

Jun, 16, 2008

Audrey looked absolutely gorgeous on her off-white wedding gown.

It was a cold afternoon in San Diego, the wind was blowing so hard! Yet the couple held up pretty well to take some awesome pictures. Curtis and Audrey make a beautiful couple. They are super cool, talented and they know how to have fun.

It was a lot of fun for the highschool buddies to see each other again. Curtis is the second one to get married(after Jason), so I asked, who would be next?

There are many more to share from the wedding. I’ll put up a slideshow soon. Until then, enjoy these… Thanks to Curtis and Audrey for allowing me to shoot their wedding. I couldn’t ask for a better experience guys…

  • david & kimi baxter: oh my goodness nudrat!!!! the bride is StUNNING in these shots!! wow. just wow. 2nd to last pic is my fave!!
  • Nudrat Shams Owens: Thank you so much David :)) I had so much fun with them.
  • Jen Stewart Photography: GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!!!! What more can I say :)
  • Shutterfever: I think the bride is gorgeous, but who is the groom??? SEXY! SEXY! SEXY! You should have taken more pictures of that guy, otherwise the photos looks PERFECT!
  • The old-faithful, llamas and the fainting goats » Sacramento Wedding photographer Roseville wedding photographer: [...] Curtis and Audrey joined us for the weekend. Last year we were in San Diego for their wedding. [...]
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