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.

Mandy + Ryan || Engagement

Before I start this story I need to introduce Melanie. I worked with so many awesome photographers last year, Melanie of Essence Photography was one of them. I had a chance to second shoot with her on a beautiful wedding at Meadow Vista, CA(there will be more this year). She was so cool to work with. So when she approached me to shoot a wedding for her studio on one of the available dates, I couldn’t be any more excited!

Mandy and Ryan are super cool, cute, down to earth couple who I had a chance to shoot with last Saturday. They are getting married in June, I’ll be their wedding photographer representing Essence Photography.

May, 11, 2008

I was already pumped up to shoot their engagement session, after hearing more about the wedding, I can’t wait for their big day to arrive.

We went to the Empire Mine State Park in Grass Valley, CA for their e-session. It was such a beautiful place! I am so glad that Mandy and Ryan chose the park for the location. We got so many great pictures. I already know that we’ll go back there soon; may be next time we’ll be able to find some gold too :))

Here are some teasers for Mandy and Ryan.

Mandy is so gorgeous, I had to take her single portraits –

  • david & kimi baxter: wow gorgeous couple! love the dip and the last one is just beautiful!
  • Mandy: Wow, Nudrat these turned out great! I can't wait to see the rest. We're very excited that you will be photographing our wedding day. You're awesome :)
  • Nudrat Shams Owens: I'm so glad that you guys enjoyed these images. I hope likes the rests as well. Can't wait for your wedding day mandy!!
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