Photography is my way of loving the world.
I believe that magic is real, and that we are given a chance to touch that magic when we are brave enough to do so. YES. Actual MAGIC, folks. Holy shit.
I believe there's magic in the simple act of being seen, and with every damn bone in my body, I believe that my entire calling is to see you and show you to yourself.
Photography is a socially acceptable way for me to say to you..."Please let yourself out by letting me in. Please give me a chance to tell you that you're precious, to show you how precious you are, to love you without reservation, to laugh with you, to cry with you, to be vulnerable with you, to have joy with you. To learn from you. To share with you. To see you."
Those who are meant to work with me - you already know it, because the words on my website aren't scaring you off...they're drawing you in. I can't effing WAIT to meet you!!! Get in touch, and we'll have a Skype date, and we will share stories and laugh a lot, and see where we want to go from there.
I'm a QPOC, the daughter of Indian immigrants, an empathic soul and an artist. I'm here for the joy-chasers. I'm here for people that care way more about living life than displaying it, who question the world we live in and who we're meant to be within it. I'm here for the people who lean in to everything, who laugh a little too loudly, and get muddy and dizzy and dirty and joyful. I'm especially here for the intersectional: my fellow POCs, feminists and queer folks. Every life, every journey..is here for the honoring.
If you scroll down, I've typed out some factoids for you, too.
> Loves: Eliot (the soul mate), Choti (the pup), laughter, real conversation, food, the Harry Potter books.
> Non-loves: unkindness, condescension, fake smiles, Bellatrix Lestrange, large parking lots, failing to notice when the dog's poop-bag roll runs out.
> About Eliot: My best friend and the one I married. He happens to be a transgender man, and we have been in each other’s lives since the first steps of transition. Because of him, I have more love to give everyone. We've never stopped laughing together and we. never. will.
> About special skills: I'm a wizard at inventing homemade dog toys. Some of them end up with unfortunate names. Like Choti's Ball Sock. (Why.)
>Special skills part 2: I hit the dance floor as hard as your guests...WHILE TAKING PHOTOS. Work with me, and you'll soon see.
> About career paths: I spent six years in logistics management. Weird aftereffects: a lingering fondness for spreadsheets, warehouses and steel-toe boots.
> Career paths part 2: I spent another few years in professional musical theatre. Weird aftereffects: improvising insane riffed vocals about mundane daily tasks.
> About my vision: I'm on a mission to help couples fall in love with yourselves and what you stand for. I literally believe that my work changes lives.
> Favorite part of my work: becoming a real part of your community; laughing, crying and dancing alongside everyone else that loves you for the whole effing day. The fact that, at every wedding, someone asks me “How do you know ____ and ____?” because they can tell that we are real friends.
> Least favorite part of my work: when money gets in the way.