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.

Sacramento Portrait Photographer: The Wake Family

How do I begin this post! I have known Don from my early days in California. When I was all alone here, struggling without any friends in a new town where I knew no one but the people I just met at work, Don was one of the ones, at my work, who made me feel like a friend they had known for years. I remember the day when Don helped me bringing home the very first and only furniture for my new apartment…a papasan chair from Pier 1.

Mar, 10, 2011

The chair was so wide that it wouldn’t fit in my car. I met Audra at the office Christmas party. That year, Don and Audra invited us (Jason was in Ca by that time) over to their family Christmas event; they didn’t want us to feel lonely and missing families during the holidays. I was extremely touched by the invite. Although we couldn’t make it to the party that day, I remain thankful for the kindness this couple had shown to us from the very beginning. I don’t think I ever told them how I felt about it. So, Don and Audra – if you are reading this…THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for making us feel like home.

Years have passed, all of us have gone through a lot over the years. But the biggest event of all has been the new addition to the Wake family. David Alan Wake joined the family just around the Thanksgiving time last year. Don and Audra were visiting Sacramento last week when I had a chance to meet little David for the very first time. He seemed to be the cutest little thing with the most beautiful smile and big, magical eyes. And his hair…priceless

I haven’t seen Don and Audra like this ever before, they are in love with this little man and he sure brings a lot of joy to this family. We met up again over their portrait session the following weekend. It was a joy capturing their family moments. I was getting a little teary looking at them while editing the images. I hope these bring back the memories of their time in California as they grow into the life in Texas.

  • OHANA PHOTOGRAPHERS: so so so cute! love that hair! you captured some great emotions nudrat :D
  • OHANA PHOTOGRAPHERS: and by emotions, i mean expressions :)
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Roseville Family Portrait: Bains Family

I can’t explain how I enjoy seeing families every year during their annual photo shoots. Remember Bains family from here and here … this year we met again.

Feb, 21, 2011

And this isn’t your typical family photo shoot in a studio…every year we make this into a super fun family time for everybody. To my surprise, little Kashni was now talking and Jaap was the beautiful big sister even more responsible and loving than last time! The girls were all so pretty in shades of pink..it was the day before valentine’s day after all. This year we had a brand new motorcycle to play with. Daddy Bains had a new toy that we could not leave out for pictures. Then we headed to Old Sac to bring in the train track as the backdrop.

It was an awesome shoot with Gagan, Gurinder, Jaap and Kashni. I still can’t believe how fast the kids have grown. I’m truly blessed to have the opportunity to capture memories for this beautiful family. I wonder what it will be like next year…we already talked about some cool ideas for the 2012 shoot!! Can’t wait!

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To my valentine

Dear You,

I know I told you that my trip to Safeway was not about picking out a v-day card for you, but the fact is, I did stop and look at the cards that were out on the shelves. There wasn’t a single one that could tell the story of the two of us (plus they were all so over-priced!). So I decided to write you a blog post instead! You know, I’m not the kind who looks forward to chocolates on this day. I’m sure you remember the box of chocolate that sat on the counter top for about three years and then you decided not to buy me chocolates ever again (great idea by the way!). I love the flowers you bring me on this day (and every now and then), and I must admit that I love going to movies to watch one of those silly romantic comedies. It’s like a tradition we have, like many others!

Feb, 14, 2011

Truth be told, I don’t need flowers or gifts to remind me of what we have between us. You have been a gift to me, You made me a better person. I’m thankful that you are there in every step of my life and I wouldn’t share my experiences with anyone else but You. Here’s to the next fifty valentine’s day that we will be spending together …

Yours truly,

Many THANKS to Doug Miranda for capturing these images for us. We will cherish them forever!

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Indian bridal hair, henna and makeup: Collaboration

It was a super sunny Sunday to photograph Minal’s (of Bridal Henna Beauty by Minal) portfolio pictures for her bridal henna services for Indian brides. Six gorgeous models and one talented henna/hair/makeup artist made a boring afternoon so worth while. Check out Minal’s bridal services in the Sacramento area and beyond. If you are a South Asian bride, looking for a hair stylist or henna artist for your wedding, Minal is the one. Here’s some of her work that I photographed last weekend.

Feb, 13, 2011
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Roseville Children photography: Liam’s 1st birthday

I have known this little boy from the day one of his life. And I have to say that I’m in love with his little toes, the golden hair and his bright blue eyes. I love this little munchkin…little Liam. He is a trooper, he is strong, smart and obviously the cutest! Liam turned One yesterday. I couldn’t have missed this opportunity to capturing this bg event. He wasn’t feeling the best, but he let me take some snaps. I hope he doesn’t hate me for the thirty-minute of pain he had to go through for the pictures in the morning ;)

Happy First Birthday, big boy…I love you more than you know….

Feb, 06, 2011
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