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.

Exciting evening!

I had quite an evening last night! Sacramento area got it’s first rain yesterday. It was gloomy and muggy all over. I love rain, but I don’t like the dullness nor cal wears during the rainy season. I also don’t like driving through the slippery mountain roads when it rains.

Last night was also Laurel and Nezar’s Henna ceremony at El Dorado, CA. The traditional Arabic ceremony took place at Laurel’s aunt’s house. What a beutiful location it was! Although I had a little accident(one of the major in my adult life) when I was leaving the place, I had a blast shooting Laurel and Nezar’s henna ceremony.

All the girls were wearing traditional Arabic outfit. Laurel and Nezar looked like the king and queen of Arabia. They were absolutely gorgeous! I wanted to post a picture of them before I head out for their wedding this afternoon at the Gold Hill Vineyard.

Oct, 04, 2008

Today is also my only sister’s birthday. Too bad that I am not with her today; she turns big four-O! Happy Birthday sister…I miss you!

PS: Take these two photos as examples of how the images look when they are taken by a Canon 5D(top) and a Canon powershot series camera(bottom). See the difference?

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Happy Anniversary(Part 2 of 2)

If you have been following my blog, you already know that September is my Wedding Month. I got married three years ago on this day(the 18th) to make my love my life long company. When I go to the weddings(as a photographer) I am reminded on my own wedding :) The fact that I could never attend any of my friends’ weddings, only made me sad. But my passion as a wedding photographer helped me recover from that sorrow. When I see that look on the brides’ faces I can exactly feel the emotions they are going through. I couldn’t be happier to be who I am today, to be doing what I do today!

Sep, 18, 2008

Unfortunately, I will be stuck in my class for four hours(after work). So my anniversary celebration will go down the drain

My hubby already surprised me with my fave Stargazer lilies(my wedding flower) and gave me my dream vacation as gift(more on that later). They were already beyond my imagination! I wish I had something special(other than me) for him as well :)))

(Jason and I, 3 yrs ago. Photo courtesy of Andreas Images Photography. It was an East-meets-west wedding :)))

  • ::Conrad Lim::: aaw Nudrat..you look very pretty. And it's cool of Jason to be wearing something traditional in your wedding day..

    take care
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Sweet surprise!

This morning I came into work to find the sweetest gift of the year! There was a sticky office note on my monitor and behind the monitor was this -

(photo from iPhone)

Sep, 08, 2008

I wish I could post a picture of the note I received! Unfortunately I don’t have the liberty of doing so. It all came from my other half, my husband! He brought me what I like the most, beautiful red roses, for our Third wedding anniversary. Along came the sweetest card I had ever received! Nothing(as far as gifts are concerned) makes me happier than beautiful flowers and if they come from that special someone in life then they become even more meaningful!

(photo from iPhone)

I am blessed to have Jason in my life today. I know we will have many many many…years to cherish our love…
Happy Anniversary(Part 1 of 2) my sweetheart!!! I’ll wait to see what is yet to come for part dos :)))

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Family visit || a week to remember

Last seven days have been incredibly eventful for me. Several major(aka crazy) things happened -
1. My only sister and her family visited us!
2. My Identity got stolen!!
3. A major lay-off happened at my day job!!!
… and I survived all three.

I go to Toronto every year to visit my sister, this year she was here to spend a week with us. It was soooo much fun. I love having kids around and I miss my niece and nephew like crazy. So it was nice to have them here for a few days.

Aug, 20, 2008

We drove thousand miles within a week (Sac-LA-SAC-SF-SAC….); I feel like I am still in the car. While driving to SF, just outside of Sacramento, I saw this beautiful patch of rainbow in the sky. It was a bright, sunny day; a rainbow(or the colors of rainbow) was quite unexpected. I was happy to see the blue sky(finally) and not-too-warm weather; I wish we had more of those days.

We drove over the Golden Gate bridge yesterday and stopped at Pacifica, CA. It was really cold there, but that didn’t stop my niece, nephew and my sister from going close to the ocean. I like this picture(below) of my brother-in-law taking picture of his lovely family.

It was also my hubby’s birthday last week that we celebrated at the Universal Studios. Belated Happy Birthday my sweetheart! I hope to celebrate many more birthdays with you :))

Pardon me for the quality of these images, I have been taking snaps with my Powershot A720. I just realized that I don’t have a non-grainy picture. I haven’t been travelling with my SLRs (now I am paying the price).

It seems like this summer is going by really fast. My sister’s kids were sad for having such a short summer. I also realized that my school starts next week(recipe of self killing ofcourse with everything else that I have going on!!). I don’t know what I am getting myself into by taking the “killer game programming” class this fall. But, if I survive this wedding season + my day job + school, I’ll know that I’ll survive anything

I’ll be back next week with Emily+Sage’s wedding pictures from the coming weekend…

  • ohana photographers-david and kimi: how horrible about the identity stuff. wow people never cease to amaze me. hope that all worked out for you. the lay off thing we know all too well. hang tough nudrat!!! your talent will pull you through!!
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One Long weekend

…. and two beautiful weddings!!!

Saturday I drove up to Tahoe to second shoot a wedding with Doug Miranda. The ceremony took place at the Squaw Valley and the reception was right off of highway 89 by the river. The weather was beautiful up there! It was a stunning location for a wedding. As we all know, one cannot go wrong by picking Lake Tahoe for their wedding location.
(Pictures coming soon)

Jul, 29, 2008

Then on Sunday I was at Fort Wayne, Indiana for my childhood friend Urmila’s wedding. I flew out there and got busy immediately. We have been friends from KG school, almost all our lives. We have managed to build this unbreakable relationship that can only last forever. There was no way that I wouldn’t be with her on her special day. It meant a lot to both of us. The wedding was a small one with the families only, held at the Fort Wayne Supreme court. Then we went out to a cozy dinner to celebrate the occassion.

I got back to Sacramento this afternoon and haven’t had a chance to go through all the images. But I wanted to share a couple pictures from the pre-event blessings ceremony. This is a traditional Bengali event where friends and family of the bride and groom bless the couple before they begin their new life together. This is my most favorite event of all. A very colorful and a fun occassion to bring in the joy of a new begining.

A few from the wedding day of the cute couple Urmila and Gene -

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