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.

Roenna + Chris || Wedding

What a way to start the wedding season! I had a blast shooting Roenna & Chris’s wedding in Oakland past Saturday. It was a fun, emotional, sweet, rocking, moving, sensational day for everybody, including me! I met the couple in July of ’08 for their engagement session in SFSU. (I can’t believe that they are married already!) The ceremony took place in the “Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church” in Oakland. It was one of the most beautiful Churches I’ve been to. Right by Lake Merrit, there couldn’t be a better place for this beautiful wedding.

Jan, 21, 2009


The ceremony itself was very touching, heart melting (I was in tears as usual). Roenna looked stunning and Chris, in his traditional Barong, looked awefully handsom! I love traditions and mix of cultures. I really appreciated the way Roenna and Chris brought in the Philipino culture to their wedding. The bridal party was super fun! I couldn’t stop saying “cute” when I was shooting with the girls

They were seriously soo cute! This crowd knows how to party and have fun. They rocked the evening reception. Roenna’s brother was MCing all night, he was so hilarious! Roenna’s bouquet toss was one of the most exciting moment of the night, I think.

I am excited for Roenna and Chris to begin their new adventure together. I’m even more fond of them now after being a part of their wedding day. I have waited months for their big day to arrive. Roenna and Chris – Thank you so much for having me as your wedding photographer. It was a pleasure! I wish you the very best for your life ahead. Enjoy these teasers

Hope you are having fun in NY!

Thanks to Regas Chefas for second shooting with me at the wedding.

Here is the slideshow of their wedding.

  • musica!*: hello Am Spanish , love me the photos . I expect that you see my blog. enserio This very beautiful the photos. I expect your visit in www.musicafabulosa.blogspot.com/ . Graces.
  • ohana photographers-david and kimi: loooove your b&w's! the shot of her about to throw the bouquet is awesome!
  • Mel O Photos: I love these Nudrat; what a beautiful bride. I agree your bw conversions are beautiful.

    Melissa O
  • Tony: Great wedding photos! Keep up the good work.
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teasers from Saturday wedding

These are just to get you going until I post the details of this amazing wedding I experienced last Saturday! Please check back soon…

Jan, 20, 2009
  • Roenna: Thanks for everything, Nudrat!! These pictures look GREAT! I can't wait to see rest of the pictures!!
  • Elie: Nudrat...you did an awesome job:0) Looking forward to seeing all the pictures.
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Marie + Justin || Engagement

Last Friday I headed out with Marie and Justin for their engagement shoot to a near by park in Roseville. I discovered this park not to long ago. When I went there for location scouting, I thought that it would be perfect for their shoot. Unfortunately it rained the night before making the ground wet and muddy. But that didn’t stop these two from having fun.

M+J are an absolutely beautiful couple! She is going to be a gorgeous bride, I know. I am super excited for their upcoming wedding in February.

Enjoy some teasers from their e-session. Here is the slideshow.

Jan, 13, 2009
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Mary Anne & Family

Last Sunday(around noon) I got a call from one of my early clients, Tanya. She was checking on my availability on that very after noon to shoot their family session. This family is very special to me. Almost two years ago I was hired to shoot Mary Anne’s (Tanya’s mom) 60th birthday party. After working with several photographers, assisting & second shooting several weddings, spending hours and hours on practicing the skills, I was ready to go out and shoot on my own. Mary Anne’s birthday was my very first ever solo job!

I have come a looong way since then. But I still remember the day I was at their house capturing Mary Anne’s surprised moments(it was a surprise party). So when I got the call from Tanya, I couldn’t be any happier. Yes, returns clients are awesome!!!

Meet Mary Anne’s family :) See the gazibo behind, Mary Anne’s husband Chuck built it for her.

Jan, 07, 2009

This is Ms. Meera. Isn’t she a cutie :)?

Jonah, the jumping boy, is the newest addition to the family. He was born to Tanya last year.

Here’s Tanya(L) and Sandy(R) with Mary Anne in the middle.

Mary Anne and Chuck – the cute couple

Mary Anne’s son and his lovely wife.

This is Abby, neighbor’s dog. She was the entertainer for the kids

Sandy and her family.

I’m so glad that I was at home on Sunday to receive Tanya’s call. It was really nice to see them again and shoot for them. Last time I only told my husband the stories from Mary Anne’s party. This time he tagged along with me and was able to meet them all

Hopefully, I’ll see them again in the near future.

  • jocko: Very fun and natural shots, especially like the portrait of the dog, very photogenic :-)
  • ohana photographers-david and kimi: love all the laughing ones and of course the one with the doggie!!
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song of the month

Songs explain a lot about people, they can also be very inspiring and uplifting. I think it would nice to share some of my favorite songs with my blog readers. Starting from now, each month I will post one feel-good song on my blog. This month’s song “You and I” is by Ingrid Michaelson from her album “Be Ok”.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this song.

Enjoy!

Jan, 07, 2009
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