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.

One Long weekend

…. and two beautiful weddings!!!

Saturday I drove up to Tahoe to second shoot a wedding with Doug Miranda. The ceremony took place at the Squaw Valley and the reception was right off of highway 89 by the river. The weather was beautiful up there! It was a stunning location for a wedding. As we all know, one cannot go wrong by picking Lake Tahoe for their wedding location.
(Pictures coming soon)

Jul, 29, 2008

Then on Sunday I was at Fort Wayne, Indiana for my childhood friend Urmila’s wedding. I flew out there and got busy immediately. We have been friends from KG school, almost all our lives. We have managed to build this unbreakable relationship that can only last forever. There was no way that I wouldn’t be with her on her special day. It meant a lot to both of us. The wedding was a small one with the families only, held at the Fort Wayne Supreme court. Then we went out to a cozy dinner to celebrate the occassion.

I got back to Sacramento this afternoon and haven’t had a chance to go through all the images. But I wanted to share a couple pictures from the pre-event blessings ceremony. This is a traditional Bengali event where friends and family of the bride and groom bless the couple before they begin their new life together. This is my most favorite event of all. A very colorful and a fun occassion to bring in the joy of a new begining.

A few from the wedding day of the cute couple Urmila and Gene -

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“How to achieve your childhood dreams”

This post is for Professor Randy Pausch of Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Pausch passed away today; he was sufferring from terminal cancer and had only few weeks to live. I wanted to post his last lecture “how to achieve your childhood dream” that he delivered in last September. You can tell from the video that he was funny(and nerdy), intelligent(of course) and had such positive view of life.

Jul, 25, 2008

I admire him for who he was and what he left behind. His lecture inspired me, motivated me even more. I hope this will be inspirational to you as well.

Caution: This lecture runs for over an hour! But the nerd in you may enjoy it

Have a great weekend.

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Roenna & Chris || Engagement

It was another busy but an exciting weekend for me. Jason and I went to San Francisco on Saturday to photograph Roenna & Chris’s engagement session. It was also the first time I met them. They had chosen the perfect location for the shoot – the place where it all began. It was in the San Francisco State University.

Jul, 20, 2008

What a fun couple they were! I love when couples take it easy and have fun during the shoot. We started near the student center and walked our way to the Business department and ended at the Humanities building where they actually met for the first time. We had a chance to get into one of the classrooms and take some fun shots.

The campus was so beautiful. It was a cloudy and cold day too. Coming from Sacramento and not bringing any warm clothes with me, I was pretty much numb by the end of the shoot. There were colors everywhere; greenery of the trees, bright walls and windows, etc. We saw a beautiful corner with steps and yellow walls in the background which turned out to be a cool spot for pictures.

I am excited for Chris and Roenna’s wedding in January 09. It will be in Oakland and I know already that it will be a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to their wedding. Roenna & Chris – I hope you two enjoy these engagement teasers.

  • CA: I just wanted to say "thank you" for making me feel super comfortable during the photo-shoot. I'm usually a fish out of water in these situations and you made sure that Ro and I were at ease and comfortable. It was a pleasure working with you and I know that you will be doing a great job for our wedding!
  • Roenna Bordon: Nudrat, I love love LOVE these pictures! I can't wait to see the rest of them! Thanks so much!
  • Elie Kintana: These pictures are AWESOME!! They're really artistically done.
  • ::Conrad::: Good job on these Nudrat! =) These are my friends..small world that they picked a photographer friend too!

    You two are in good hands!!
  • Nudrat Shams Owens: Thank you for the super sweet comments guys. I had a blast with roenna and chris!

    Conrad - thanks for stopping by buddy. World is small indeed :-))
  • david & kimi baxter: ah the cell phone shot is so awesome! love it!
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Introducing Lily

Couple of months ago I photographed Katarina’s maternity session. Last week, on the 9th, she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl Lily Ana. It was such a delight to hold the newborn for the first time! She was gorgeous!!! Mom and baby arrived home on Saturday. Sunday I went by their place to say hello to the newest addition to our neighborhood(they are my neighbors). Of course I couldn’t leave my camera home! I had a chance to capture a few precious moments of little miss Lily.

Jul, 14, 2008

This is my fav; I couldn’t get enough of those tiny toes :)))

  • Jenny Arnez: So cute! I love the little yawn =)
  • Lili’s first birthday » Impressions by Nudrat Photography Blog: [...] I went to visit her again, this time I took my toys(camera) for fun and took a couple shots of the newborn. That picture is now hanging as a beautiful canvas art on their wall. Then came Christmas, followed [...]
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Mandy & Ryan Bunnell

I finally had a weekend, totally dedicated to my home and self. I had a chance to do things that I had been planning on doing ever since we moved into our new house. Now I only have hundred more things to do!

I’m back to the blog world now with Mandy & Ryan’s wedding story. Two weeks ago I photographed this beautiful couple’s wedding at Kissler Ranch(KR), Grass Valley. I had no idea that a place like KR existed right off of highway 49. The owner of the place Josh and Joey Kissler were really nice. Josh was also the officiant at the wedding.

Jul, 13, 2008

I met Mandy and Ryan through Melanie, my photographer friend, of Essence Photography. I was shooting this wedding for her studio. And I can’t thank her enough for introducing me to this beautiful couple. We clicked just llike that on their engagement session. Everybody in this wedding(and when I say “everybody”, I mean “everybody”) was extremely nice. The groomsmen and the bridesmaids were super fun, the parents of the couple were uber cool! The DJ for the night was Bobby, another cool person I met that day! The father-daughter dance was a memorable one. Mandy and her dad put together an awesome show with the revolutionary songs from the 80’s.

It was a priviledge to know Mandy & Ryan and to be a part of their big day. I wish them the very best for their new life together. Here is a slideshow with the highlights of their day. Enjoy!

  • david & kimi baxter: absolutely gorgeous wedding! the shot of the groomsmen kicked butt!!!
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