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.

Baker Beach Family Session : The McDermott Family

This year we met Rayna, David and Morgan at the Baker beach for their annual family session. How can we go wrong with the amazingly clear and sunny day in San Francisco! The view of the Golden Gate bridge made the perfect backdrop. Rayna and David’s little Morgan surprised me this year. We were friends right away! She smiled big this time and she was clearly having fun at the beach. I love the tress at the Baker beach. We walked in to the woods, played with pine cones and got some great shots of the family.

I can’t wait to see what Morgan will be like next year. It is one of my greatest pleasures to watch the families grow while I capture the moments of their lives. I’m sure it will be a new experience next year as Morgan grows and explores a new phase in life.

Nov, 06, 2011
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Potrero Hill San Francisco Portraits : Saeeda + Shaker

Shaker and I go back more than a decade when we first started college together. So many things happened between then and now. Life for us had taken many different directions but now we are pretty much back in a similar circle of life. I remember when Shaker visited Sacramento with his new wife Saeeda. We took a trip to the Capitol park and I took a few snaps of the couple just for fun. Saeeda was super excited with the idea of photography; soon after that she started experimenting with cameras and lenses. Years have passed since then and now she is a fine photographer herself.

In the middle of this year Saeeda contacted me for their anniversary portraits in san Francisco. We finally made some time and headed to Potrero Hill for their session. San Francisco weather couldn’t be any better! Sun was shining, and it wasn’t even cold for an October day. The city view was amazing, of course! We photographed around my favorite kinds of spots, the nooks and corners of the unvisited parts of the city. Hope this pictures preserve Shaker and Saeeda’s memory of this fine day in San Francisco.

Nov, 02, 2011
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Indian Wedding Sneak Peek

It will be a little while before I can post images from this gorgeous wedding that I shot a couple weeks ago. I’m so in love with picture from the bollywood style reception that I couldn’t help sharing this on my blog. More to be posted in the coming weeks…keep checking.

Oct, 27, 2011
  • Chris Stewart: LOVE.IT!!!! Great shot Nudrat!
  • Bridal Looks By Sumaira: This is gorgeous! Straight out of a Bollywood movie (the good kind!:))
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Backyard Wedding at Redding : Bonnie + Brian

The word LOVE describes this couple. Talk about looks, chemistry, friendship, modesty; they’ve got it all. When I was invited over to their home for our first meeting, they greeted me with a warm hug and a big smile. I was in love with them instantly. I have not met a rocket scientist before, but Brian made that wish come true. I had no doubt that they were made for each other.

Bonnie and Brian planned to have their backyard wedding in Redding, CA where Brian spent his childhood at. Luckily it wasn’t a very hot day for Redding. The couple planned to have their first look at the Sundial Bridge. What a beautiful backdrop it was! The ceremony by the river was perfect. The DIY decorations were personalized to match their wedding colors. I couldn’t have agreed any more with the matron of honor, Bonnie and Brian looked incredibly gorgeous that night!

Over the course of last few months, I came to know Bonnie and Brian better as a couple. They were a big part of the very first promo video of Nudrat Owens Photography. We had a great time together and I’m so thankful that they agreed to shoot the video with me on their engagement session.

Bonnie and Brian – thank you for the opportunity to photograph your love and the most special memories that you will share from now and onwards. I was beyond thrilled to be a part of your day. I hope these remind you how beautiful your special day was for many years to come. Much love…

Oct, 18, 2011
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Maternity Photographs : Roenna + Chris

Remember Roenna & Chris, I photographed their wedding in early January of 2009. It was a perfect day for this perfect couple. I realized how loved they were by their familes. Little over two and a half years later, I met Ro and Chris again. This time, to photograph the pre-arival of their little baby girl. The charm of being a photographer, I get to photograph their life as they grow. What else could I ask for!

The golden light, falling leaves and a running river made a beautiful setup for Roenna and Chris’s maternity pictures. Roenna looked gorgeous! Chris made it a super fun shoot. I’m beyond excited for Roenna and Chris! Can’t wait to meet their little bundle of joy…

Oct, 02, 2011
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