Saturday, February 11, 2012


WOO HOO! I booked my first shoot. The other night I decided I need to practice on people other then my own kiddos and what better way to practice then on my wonderful friends.  When I passed along the idea to my mothers group, they were thrilled and were willing to do whatever they could to help me.  My first client was my sweet friend Shilpa and her beautiful family.  We decided to do the shoot close by at a field in Union City.  She wanted to get some family photographs as well as her kids together and solo.  We booked a date and it was rained out!!! I was so excited but had to wait till the following week. All week I had such anxiety.  Even though the shoot was "practice". I certainly wanted to help my friend out and wanted to do the best I can to capture their family.  The night before was so nerve-wrecking...going back and forth getting ideas online and just practicing with my canon, I was a shaky mess.  I knew I had to just get out there and SHOOT.

First I met Shilpa and her beautiful daughter Anushka...gosh I was sooooo lucky. Such beautiful ladies, the camera loved them :)  They were both incredibly sweet and were open to all the ideas I had. I couldn't get enough of this lil girl...

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afterward we were joined by my friends son and husband and got some fun shots :)

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This beautiful family was soooooo fun for me to photograph.  They made me feel so good inside..were appreciative and grateful.... wow, with clients like this I'd be the luckiest girl ever!

Week 5/52 "Simplicity"

Simplicity...A simple beaded necklace.....a Mangalsutra

This necklace was given to me by my husband at our wedding to symbolize our marriage.  It is "the most revered token of love and respect offered to the bride during the marriage ceremony." The middle part with the diamonds is part of another necklace given to me by his grandmother.  It symbolizes family, love, laughter, happiness and unity.  It is so simple yet so dear to my heart.

Week 5/52 "Simplicity"

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Week 4/52 Imperfection

I stumbled across a few ideas for "Imperfection".  Each and every one of us has something he/she wants to fix...those imperfections are what makes us unique. In thinking of this weeks theme I wanted something more original. The main purpose of participating in this challenge was for me to think more creatively and expand my photography assets.

Here is my picture for this week.

This is a representation of my family - we may all not be perfect - but at the end of the day we are a FAMILY, that is imperfection at its finest....

Week 4/52 Imperfection