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 Indian Engagement: Radha + Bala

My meeting with Radha and her family wasn’t an ordinary one. I’m usually very nervous when meeting with the families, but within five minutes of talking to Radha’s parents, I was smiling ear-to-ear. I had to pinch myself to realize that I really wasn’t dreaming. I learned that Bala can somewhat speak and understand Bengali. My husband came out to meet with them and I was asked to consider them like my family. After thirty minutes of chit-chatting I bacame Radha’s honorary older sister. I was honored, I felt loved and lucky again for the opportunities I receive through this gift of photography.

In morning of their engagement party, Radha and Bala along with their parents had an intimate puja (prayer) at Bala’s parents’ residence. After the prayer, we drove over to a lake near Elk Grove for Radha and Bala’s photo session. They were on their traditional outfit, we took that opportunity to get some fine Indian bridal styled shots. Then we ran around in the sun for some fun pictures. On the same evening, Radha and Bala’s made it official at Radha’s parents house. Bala got down on his knees to ask her to marry her in front of all the family members. Of course, Radha said YES!

Radha is such a sweet hearted girl! Her and Bala make a beautiful couple. I was so glad to be a part of their special day; and the fact that I now have a family in town made my experience even more special.

Aug, 21, 2011

  • tan: gorgeous pix N. the couple looks so happy its palpable. I like your new site. you want me to fill out an order form?
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