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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.

to celebrate or not

I was going through the regular stuff at work this afternoon and realized that today is my 5th anniversary at my current job. Five years went by just like that!!! I can say that my life took a different turn during this time. I have a mixed feeling about this anniversary. Usually I’m very excited about this type of events in my life. In the past years I had taken my hubby out to dinner to celebrate while I had crossed off another year on the calender. But this year is a little different. My heart is tender and in pain, I am leaving my comfort here in two days to pursue newer challenges, to face the unknown.

Oct, 19, 2009


Countdown to my departure had already started two weeks ago. These two weeks have been extremely difficult for me. Actually the difficulty started even before that. Who knew that leaving a job would be this hard! But believe me, this has been ridiculously hard on me. I have gone back and forth about my decision many many times. To be honest, I still can’t believe that I’m doing this. One thing I realized during this process is that I’m wayyyy more emotionally attached to this place and it’s people than I thought. I felt more love in last one month than I ever felt before. May be I never took the time to feel this level of affection, but it was there. My heart is melting today (and it’s been since last few weeks). I decided to enjoy my last few days here and to look into the positives. All I can say is that have tremendous amount of gratitude for this place and it’s people and I’m appreciative of everything I received from here in last five years.

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Song for your soul

Ok, so I’m a fan of American Idol. More so, I’m a BIG fan of the latest idol Kris Allen. (I think I’m going to buy his CD when it comes out). His songs, style of singing make me feel happy for some reason. Even his latest single “Live like we’re dying” (the motto of my life!!!) is no different, I had to share it here.

Now enjoy the song.

Oct, 02, 2009


If you want to know the lyrics only –

Sometimes we fall down and can’t get back up
We’re hiding behind skin that’s too tough
How come we don’t say I love you enough
Till it’s too late, it’s not too late

Our hearts are hungry for a food that won’t come
We could make a feast from these crumbs
And we’re all staring down the barrel of a gun
So if your life flashed before you
What would you wish you would’ve done

Yeah… gotta start
Lookin at the hand of the time we’ve been given here
This is all we got and we gotta start pickin it
Every second counts on a clock that’s tickin’
Gotta live like we’re dying

We only got
86 400 seconds in a day to
Turn it all around or throw it all away
We gotta tell ‘em that we love ‘em
While we got the chance to say
Gotta live like we’re dying

And if your plane fell out of the skies
Who would you call with your last goodbyes
Should be so careful who we live out our lives
So when we long for absolution
There’ll no one on the line

Yeah… gotta start
Lookin at the hand of the time we’ve been given here
This is all we got and we gotta start pickin it
Every second counts on a clock that’s tickin’
Gotta live like we’re dying

We only got
86 400 seconds in a day to
Turn it all around or throw it all away
We gotta tell ‘em that we love ‘em
While we got the chance to say
Gotta live like we’re dying

Like we’re dying oh – like we’re dying [x2]

We only got
86 400 seconds in a day to
Turn it all around or throw it all away
We gotta tell ‘em that we love ‘em
While we got the chance to say
Gotta live – like we’re dying

We never know a good thing till it’s gone
You never see a crash until it’s head on
All those people right when we’re dead wrong
You never know a good thing till it’s gone

Yeah… gotta start
Lookin at the hand of the time we’ve been given here
This is all we got and we gotta start livin it
Every second counts on a clock that’s tickin’
Gotta live like we’re dying

We only got
86 400 seconds in a day to
Turn it all around or throw it all away
We gotta tell ‘em that we love ‘em
While we got the chance to say
Gotta live like we’re dying

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not just another anniversary

It was just like another morning, the clock was ticking 7:30am, I woke up with a headache. I looked around, I saw my niece and nephew watching cartoon. I was so out of reality that I wondered what they were doing there (’cause they live in Toronto)! My sister who just had a brain surgery came by to see if I was up. I wondered how in the world she was walking around with a happy face!!! Then it all came back to me, I was getting married that day! It was my wedding day….

Sep, 18, 2009


Today is our fourth wedding anniversary. Haaaa…I don’t know where these four years had gone! To me it’s still so new, so fresh (I guess it’s a good thing :). Everyday I wake up next to the man I love, I ride to work with him, have lunch together, work, drive back home together. Still it feels like a dream! After all that we have been through, the anxieties, the separation, the fear of loss and uncertainties, I am so thankful to the Almighty for the happiness I have today. It was a miracle that my family, especially my sister could be there to witness the event following her brain surgery. It was amazing that friends and families traveled all the way from Asia and Europe to be with us. Without their blessings we couldn’t have made it through. Today is not just an anniversary, not just a day when two hearts were made one. On this day we celebrate love, the miracle of higher power, we remember how God’s will can make anything possible. Today is another day when I remember to be thankful for all that I have in my life and I pray that I feel the same way until I run my course in this universe.

Happy Anniversary, my sweetheart!

(another photo of us by Jen & Chris Stewart)

  • ohana photographers: happy happy anniversary nudrat!!!! loved the pics by chris and jen, but hey we love them too! hope your day was blessed with awesomeness!
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Mega Portrait session by Jen and Chris Stewart

Behold…the pictures you are about to see are of Nudrat and Jason Owens, photographed by super rad photographers Jen and Chris Stewart of Jen Stewart Photography. Yes, I have finally gone on the other side of the camera to get me photographed!!! Can’t believe I had done that, but the Stewarts made it possible for me.

Sep, 09, 2009


Jason and I have been married for four years. We had some nice pictures from our wedding day, but not that many good ones since then! It was about time that we get some photographs of us before we transform into something else! We contacted fellow photographer friends Jen and Chris with the prospect of having a portrait session with them. We met Jen and Chris a couple years back, and became friends since then. They agreed to our request, so there we were, in the woods, posing in front of the camera! Both Jason and I are camera shy, we feel awkward in such situations, we were totally out of our elements. But I think we played pretty well with Jen and Chris this time

I wanted to wear Saree, traditional Bengali outfit for the shoot. We wanted to keep it original and eclectic, just like us

We love nature, the rustic feel of the dry grass. Jen and Chris captured our vision to the point. We were so happy that they were able to do this for us. We went out to dinner after the shoot, had a great time chatting and dining. BIG THANKS to Jen and Chris for the wonderful job they did. Check out their work, they are simply awesome!

Now on to the pictures …

We were driving down a road and found this place with cactus garden and a run down house. Loved the look of it. We went out to shoot at the Cactus Meadow (as Chris called it) and they came out great!

  • chris stewart: Nudrat and Jason, we had a amazing time with you both and come on..........camera shy..........not at all. You guys did so well. I think you two are great in front of the camera as it shows in the pics. Hope you two are having a awesome day. We need to hook up again SOON!!!
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The old-faithful, llamas and the fainting goats

It was my hubby’s birthday a week ago, so his friends came over for a weekend to celebrate his big day with us. It’s also a tradition among the friends to meet up once a year, spend a few days together and go all crazy. It was only four of them first, then came along the wives of two of them, now it’s a group of six. Four years ago they were united for our wedding, the next year we all went to Yosemite for camping, a year later one of them got married in San Diego (I photographed their wedding at La Jolla) and this year they were all here and we went to Napa valley. Usually it’s not a big deal when friends get together, but one of these guys travel all the way from Kansas to reunite in Nor Cal. I think it’s very special and so much fun!

Aug, 24, 2009


Trip to Napa this time was one of a kind! We didn’t visit the wineries, instead we decided to drive up to Calistoga to see The Old Faithful Geyser of California. Not only that, we also saw the fainting goats for the first time. I never heard about the fainting goats before, neither did I believe that the goats can actually faint until I saw it happen! I feel bad for being mean to the poor goats; we tried to scare them by screaming and making loud noise. The little ones couldn’t take the shock of it and collapsed on the ground immediately. They recovered in a few seconds though.

The geyser was awesome! We waited twenty minutes for the water to blow off the ground.

Curtis and Audrey joined us for the weekend. Last year we were in San Diego for their wedding.

And there was Mr. Llama, he wasn’t very excited with the prospect of being photographed!

Here is a fainting goat, he just collapsed and after about 10 seconds he stood up.

The little guy needed some feeding after the harassment!

  • Michelle Jordan: I love the pictures of Old Faithful that you got with the rainbows...they are beautiful! You could sell those as pictures people hang on there walls...:)

    I have never seen a fainting goat either...that is crazy.
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