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.

Newcastle wedding photography

It was a fantastic wedding weekend! I had an opportunity to shoot a beautiful wedding at the Newcastle wedding gardens. I was going through the pictures today, relizing how hard it will be for me to pick my favorites. Here’s one from the wedding shortly after they were announced husband and wife; I love the feel of this image! It has to be one of my favorites from the day.

May, 16, 2010
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Think pink and Run the race

Going back to my post earlier this year, I made 3 promises to myself. They were my 3 New Year resolutions I ever made. One of them was to run a 5K, especially, running the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure in Sacramento. I DID IT!!! Yayyyy!!! Last Saturday, on May 8th, I ran the race for the Cure. For the runners it’s no big deal, but it was a huge deal for me! I made this resolution on the eve of my 30th birthday, it would be a lie if I say I wasn’t skeptical of my abilities to fulfill this.

May, 10, 2010

I’m not a runner, not anymore at least. But I wanted this to give me a reason to start running again. However, with my crazy schedule and everything else that’s been going on, running was the last thing I wanted to do.

I looked at myself on the mirror and realized that my excuses to deny the race weren’t good enough. I had to pull myself out of bed at 4:30 in the morning on a Saturday to make it to Cal Expo for the race. It was undoubtedly an amazing experience. Over twenty four thousand supporters, runners, walkers were there for a Cause. Many were running in the memory of their loved ones, many were survivors of cancer, there must have been a few who made this a new year resolution, just like me. I heard a story of a young mom of an 18-month old who couldn’t fight the cancer and died at the age of 31. I thought instantly, “I’m on the edge of 31 and I’m still healthy and alive”! I was grateful one more time. The experiences were greater than anything else, they gave a new meaning to this transient life. I think everyday we learn a little more about life, and that day I learned to see the life from a better angle. Even though, I stopped training months ago and I was totally out of shape, every step I took after the 2 mile stretch seemed like the last step of my life, I looked around and absorbed the positive energy around me and made another step towards the finish line.

I am thankful to four beautiful ladies who motivated me, supported me and were there with me from the beginning till the end of this race. Ladies, you know who you are and if you are reading this I’m saying out loud again that I couldn’t have done it without you. So THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. I’m hoping to keep this up and make it to the next finish line with you.

Here’s a shot of us before the race, courtesy of Jeff Matulich.

  • Mariea Rummel: Beautiful story Nudrat! What an wonderful feeling of accomplishment and helping a wonderful cause at the same time.
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Blogger’s block or amnesia

Here’s the dealeo! I usually think about my next blog post when driving back from work. This one hour commute each way gives me numerous ideas on what to write about which may include crazy drivers, taking pictures in the middle of highway, how to avoid tweeting while driving, etc. I’m no writer, but I find certain things are interesting enough to write about. But the problem is I forget 90% of what I think while driving by the time I get home! Seriously, somehow I managed to forget about the most interesting topics and am left with the silly ones like what I am writing about right now. I call this “bloggers amnesia” (not even sure if it’s a proper term). Does anyone else feel this way? I wonder how many of the part-time bloggers suffer like me!

May, 05, 2010

I have been busy lately (which is good, by the way). Between weddings, concerts and other social and outdoor activities, I hardly slept in last couple months. My hubby and I went to see John Mayer and Bon Jovi a month ago. Bon Jovi brought my memories back from the 90s. I’m so crazy about John Mayer that I might go see him again this summer in Woodland, CA. Tomorrow I’m going to see Conan AKA Coco at the Sacramento Convention Center. I’m soo excited!!! But the bad part is I may just have to listen to him since the last minute seats are no good and might not have 100% stage view. Blah! I’m going anyway.

Here’s a picture from our recent hike to the inspiration point at the north of San Franciso. This is a city that never gets old. The view of it from the hill-top was amazing. The sun was setting on one side and the night lights were just turning on the other side of the Richmon Bridge. It sure was inspirational, it was a great way to spend the weekend.

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Diamond bridal @ the Folsom bridal show

Busy, busy, busy week…it will only get busier. I just got back from the Social Media Workshop for the Wedding Professionals held at the Negative Space Studio @ Sacramento. It was a great workshop, learned so much about social media and it’s influence on business. Now I need to get started on implementing all that learning.

Last weekend I was at the Folsom Bridal Show. Vendors from all over Sacramento showcased their work. One of premier bridal gown stores in the Folsom/Granite bay area, Diamond Bridal gallery showcased a few of their gowns at the show. I was one of the photographers to take pictures of the models wearing their gowns. Here are a few from the model shoot.

May, 02, 2010
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Folsom Bridal show & the e-session winner

What a weekend! I made it through my first ever bridal show and what an awesome experience it has been! I got to meet so many great people, vendors and I had an incredible time talking and displaying what I enjoy the most - PHOTOGRAPHY!  The bridal show took place at the beautiful Lake Natoma Inn in Folsom. I mentioned on an earlier post that this place is super special to me, Jason and I got married there almost five years ago. Yeah, time flies!

Apr, 25, 2010

I had a giveaway at the booth. If you entered to win a complimentary engagement session by Impressions by Nudrat, here is the winner of the prize. BIG THANKS to miss. Lili, my beautiful friend’s absolutely beautiful daughter, for drawing the winner of our giveaway. And the winner is ……(drum roll…..) 

CONGRATULATIONS Alisha on being the winner of our giveaway. You won a complimentary engagement session within the Sacramento area and your choice of 2-8×10 prints. Please email me at info@impressionsbynudrat.com to redeem your prize.

Here is a little video of Lili and my husband picking the winner –

Many thanks to the show organizers, fellow exhibitors and to You, for making this experience so great for me. I had so much fun learning about your wedding, sharing information with you. Photography is my passion. I love weddings and I’m blessed to have met so many wonderful people through this channel. Please look around my blog to see more. Feel free to email me if you have any questions.


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