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.

My new favorite : song of the month

I never knew that I can take a country song so close to my heart. Well this one song deserves it all. Last night I was watching the AI final again. Heard the song “Pretty flowers” from Steve Martin’s new album “The Crow”, performed by two of the contestants. I instantly fell in LOVE with this song. The words are so sweet and real; so perfect for the people in love. I feel the song so deeply that I want to sing it (or play it to be on the safe side) for the love of life, but I have to wait twenty-five years before I can do that. Why so long? You have to listen to it in order to know it.

Jun, 16, 2009

Here is the original version by Vince Gill and Dolly Parton. Enjoy!

  • Trevor: Did you know... Steve Martin used to work for Disney @ Disneyland before he made his fame in Hollywood?... Now you know..
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Backyard bonanza

Last few weeks have been incredibly busy for me. All the photoshoots, editing, book designing aside, I have also been focusing a little bit on the home improvement side. Well, I wasn’t really doing much, other than thinking and stressing about what might be going wrong next! Thankfully everything has been going pretty well (fingers crossed) and I didn’t have too much to worry about.

If you didn’t know already, we purchased our first home last year(yiiipyyyy!!!). It’s a great home, but a home without a backyard. (So much for buying a brand new house!).

Jun, 11, 2009

Last year we spent all our time on painting, buying furnitures, decorating rooms and filling up the house with unneccessary junk! This year we decided to just go for the backyard to get it all done. We figured that we could wait forever, or we could just work on it now and enjoy while we can.

Two months ago we finally pulled the trigger and hired a landscape designer(H&M design – website n/a) to plan our dream backyard. He did a brilliant job in designing a backyard that we envisioned. I’m a perfectionist and very particular about certain things, I was very impressed that he was able to nail the design to my taste. For the past two weeks we have had landscapers working really hard on our back (and front) yard. The temperature was really high during the first week of work, but it has cooled down a lot since then. I am just happy that we will be able to go out this summer and enjoy the outdoors.

Here is a picture from a few days ago, when the flagstones were being delivered. It was a quick iPhone snap on our way to work.

  • ohana photographers: ooo i know the feeling! can't wait for the pics of the finished product! congrats on just goin for it nudrat!
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Anne + Jamie || Wedding

He is Canadian, She grew up in Placerville, CA. He is ruggedly handsome and She is drop-dead gorgeous. Both of them are smart, funny and have charming personalities. Together they look like models from a wedding magazine’s cover page! People travelled from all over the continent, as well as from Europe to attend their wedding. They are Anne and Jamie, these are just a few images from their wedding day.

Watch their wedding slideshow here.
The wedding took place at the American River Resort in Coloma, CA. It was freezing cold there in December when I met Anne and Jamie for our initial meeting. But, last weekend was simply beautiful for their wedding.

A couple ring shots…
Isn’t she gorgeous! Their cake was made by Anne’s mom!
This is one of my favorite shots from the night.

Everything came together perfectly for their wedding. It was a beautiful day, I had a ton of fun shooting with them. My best wishes to Anne and Jamie for the begining of their brand new life together!

Jun, 03, 2009
  • ohana photographers: gorgeous couple! lovin the last one nudrat!!
  • melanie swan: Wow! What a beautiful lady!! I love the first couple of portraits here! SO well done.
  • Kelly LaBruyere: Beautiful job! What a great looking couple. And I love those ring shots.
  • Sylvia Borgo: Ooooh, Nudrat! These are beautiful. What an amazing looking couple. She is stunning. The first two images and the last one are perfection!
  • Ty: Amazing photos Nudrat. you are seriously talented! I can't pick a favorite, they are all so good!
  • erica: you favorite is my favorite two with the ring shot being a very close second. awesome job on this wedding.
  • Roz Mitchell: Beautiful wedding! She really does look gorgeous! Really love that first shot of them!
  • Jé: Aaaw, I love the first one! What a beautiful couple.
  • Katherine Klegin: LOVE your work. Beautiful couple!
  • SceneOne Photography: These are just beautiful. LOVE the last one. She is a georgeous girl!
  • Amanda: beautiful shots!
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Anna + Ed || Engagement

Sometimes in life we meet people who we find instant connection with. Anna and Ed are among those people. I met up with the couple for the first time last weekend for their engagement shoot by the American River, near Sac State. I have to say that they amazed me! I usually set up the scene for the couple and move away from the picture so that they can get into their own zone. Anna and Ed were already in their zone! I didn’t really have to create their moment, they made it so easy for me to capture the love and comfort they have for each other. I was browsing through their images while editing, sweetness was all over them!

Jun, 02, 2009

It turned out to be a beautiful late afternoon. The light was warm(just the way I wanted). The breeze kicked in half way through the shoot, making the scenery even more beautiful. I am so excited for Anna and Ed’s Fall wedding in Old Sugar Mill. It will be a priviledge to capture their love and emotions on their big day.

  • Elisa: What a beautiful location! Love the light and the colors.
  • Anna & Ed || Old Sugar Mill Sacramento wedding photographer » Sacramento Wedding photographer Roseville wedding photographer: [...] out to Old Sugar Mill to shoot Anna & Ed’s wedding. If you missed Anna and Ed’s engagement pictures, check them out. I don’t need to say much about the love the couple shares. It’s [...]
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