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.

A perfect entrance

People who know me know that I’m an emotional wreck! I cry at every wedding. When bride walks down the isle, when the groom says “will you?” and I hear the bride say “I do”, I cry. But I can’t believe that I started to tear after watching this video. This was one of the funnest entrance a couple could have! Check out this video (if you haven’t already) if you are looking for creative ways to walk down the isle.

and Happy Friday…

Jul, 24, 2009
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Lili’s first birthday

It’s crazy how time flies! It was only little over a year ago when I met Katarina, Joe and Nicolas on a dusty shoe walk for our new home. A couple months later we moved into the brand new neighborhood in town. Nine days later Joe, Kat and Nicolas moved in as our immediate neighbor. We got to know the family better and became really good friends. During that time Katarina was expecting her second child. She asked if I would shoot her maternity session. So, I did! And that was just the beginning!

Jul, 21, 2009

Her beautiful baby girl was born a month later. They named her Lili Ana. We went to see her at the hospital, I was thrilled to hold her in my arms for the first time! Four days later, I went to visit her again, this time I took my 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 by Lili’s Baptism. I had the honor to document both the events for her. Two weeks ago little Lili turned ONE. And guess who was their to capture her celebration? You got it! They had a party over the weekend, but I was out to SF shooting another session. But I was there on her real birthday to make sure that her cake-eating-experience didn”t go undocumented.

I really can’t believe that Lili is a year a old already! I just saw her yesterday and she was walking all over the place. I don’t know how she can get any cuter, but she is becoming even more adorable day by day. I mentioned it earlier and I have to mention it again, I love this little girl! It’s been amazing to capture the big moments for her first year, I’m blessed to have her around.

Off to the real deal now, enjoy a few images from Lili’s first birthday.

She got a gift, but it seemed like she was more into the gift receipt

She wears a tutu and walks side by side with mommy…

Her birthday cake.

I think she loves the taste…

Look at that smile…

It was her happy hour…

Her joy is in pushing her big brother on a toy-truck!

  • Sylvia Borgo: Wow! She has a great, great smile! Such fun moments!
  • ohana photographers: so stinkin cute!!! i love that cake!
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Julia & Laing || engagement in SF

Ladies and gentleman, let me introduce you to Julia and Laing, a funny and fun loving couple who I had the privilege of spending an awesome Sunday afternoon with. We always go to San Francisco when someone visits us, we act like their tour-guides then! But this time we had fun laughing and giggling with Julia and Laing on their engagement session. The couple met sometime back, then they went on separate ways, months later they met again and this time they felt the sparkle of love to hold them together! There was nothing else to think about! Laing was so ready to seal the deal that he picked a Saturday afternoon and popped The Question to Julia. He had a ring of course! That’s when the wedding planning began and I came into the picture.

Jul, 16, 2009

J & L couldn’t have picked a better day for their e-session. We started close to the Ocean Beach where they got engaged, ended up at the famous Ghirrardelli square. I had a blast with them! And you can tell that they were enjoying the day too. Here are the teasers…

  • Macy: Great photos, Nudrat! :) Julia was going through some of her choices for photographer when she was deciding and I'm so glad they decided on you...clearly you're talented and you've managed to capture them so beautifully and naturally...
  • robin cornett: What a beautiful couple! You have so many wonderful images in this session; I can't imagine trying to pick one as a favorite. I love all of the snuggly ones...
  • ::conrad::: Nudrat, these pictures are AWEsoOOMmme!! I love how "engaged" they are. The favorite of the set is the semi-silo over the water...oh and dig the new blog and website **2thumbs!!**

  • Sylvia Borgo: These are great! I absolutely love SF! What a cute couple!
  • Julia & Laing || Sacramento Wedding photography » Sacramento Wedding photographer Roseville wedding photographer: [...] six months ago. We clicked instantly! They were beautiful, funny and down to earth. Remember their engagement session in San Francisco? It was another windy day by the bay, but we had so much fun shooting. I was looking forward to [...]
  • Julia & Laing || Sacramento Wedding photography | Nudrat Owens Julia & Laing || Sacramento Wedding photography | Nudrat Owens Photography: [...] six months ago. We clicked instantly! They were beautiful, funny and down to earth. Remember their engagement session in San Francisco? It was another cold and windy day by the bay, but we had so much fun shooting. I was looking [...]
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Announcing my new blog

I am soooo overjoyed, ecstatic, thrilled (add all other words along the same line you can think of) to launch my new blogsite at this very moment! YES…Impressions by Nudrat Photography gets a new blog on it’s own domain. Please update your bookmarks, RSS feeds to the new link address – http://www.nudratowens.com. My blogspot has officially expired, however, it will continue to exist in the web for now. In case you forget to update the link and visit the old blog, you will be automatically redirected to the new site, so no worries.

Jul, 14, 2009

The new blog was designed to match my new logo, brand, colors, etc. It’s a great representation of my style. Also, if you don’t have enough butterflies around you, this might be the place for you to be at! Do you see the custom blog background with the butterflies on it? It was designed by very talented Amber Mabe. She also came up with the butterfly wings on the logo. I am so thankful to Amber for turning my vision into art. I love my new logo, and the blog, and the website. It’s a great turning point for my business, I couldn’t be any happier to see my passion grow into something like this.

To celebrate the big moment, I am offering a $75 discount on any portrait sessions until the end of summer. The official last day of summer is September 21. So hurry up if you are looking into getting some pictures done.

Now, off to editing!

  • ohana photographers: nudrat the new blog looks AweSOME!!!! congrats!!
  • Tanya: I love the new site - it looks so beautiful. Congratulations!
  • Michael: The new blog looks awesome! I like everything about it
  • Abigail: I love your blog! The colors and everything look fabulous!
  • Jeannie: Congrats on the new blog and website! I love the colors and the logo you chose.
  • admin: Thank you so much guys for the love and support! I truly appreciate your input and the time you took to look around here. xoxox
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A big move is on the way

It’s coming! It’s coming! You’ll see the fruit if you can wait a few more days! What is it now? It’s a part of all the good stuff that are happening to my business. It’s one more thing in addition to the new logo, website, etc.

I have a busy weekend ahead. Summer concert in the Bay area, followed by a fabulous e-session in SF is on my plate. But I don’t want to leave you here with nothing! Enjoy a few highlights from my recent trip to up North.

Driving to Vancouver from Seattle. By the way, Seattle is one my favorite places. It’s in my list of places when I decide to move out of California.

Surrey is a small town in BC right off the US border.

Jul, 09, 2009

It was our lucky day in Gas Town, Vancouver. They were having a Jazz festival.

Caught a sight of Mount Rainier from the aeroplane.

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