sam + praisy.

Sam is a long time family friend of ours and he’s also a fellow member of the Fantastic 8 — a group of 8 Indian kids who grew up together ever since they were wee ones.  (As is Sophy from my last post).  Sam always said he would get married after he turned 30, and sure enough he was right.  I first met Praisy at their engagement ceremony a couple months back, and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by how down to earth, gregarious, and easy going she is.  A perfect fit! Can’t wait to see these two get hitched this Saturday!  There were so many great photos from this session that it made it hard choosing which ones to post!

many blessings as you both begin your journey together!

zaved + nafisa.

It was the first time I met these two, but it felt like I already knew them.  We met on the cobblestone streets of Fells Point in downtown Baltimore.  Fells Point has just the right amount of quirkiness and dilapidated buildings to really make for some fun pictures.

Zaved + Nafisa recently got engaged and the joy that fills these two is really heartwarming.  After their October wedding this fall, they’ll be moving to Australia, where Zaved is from.  I almost forgot how neat Australian accents are!  It was really nice to sit and chat with them at the Daily Grind coffee shop — a super spot for a photo session, natural light, coffee, and biscotti — but moreover it was really nice to sit in the background and capture on digital “film” and video the simple delight of two people who love being together.  Congrats and best wishes to you both!  Below are some of my favorites from the e-session.

sneak peak!

I shot an engagement session a few weeks back in the quirky, Fells Point, in downtown Baltimore.  It was the first time I incorporated video into my photography, and I think I’m in love.  I love how short documentary films capture the sweet + real moments in an artistic way.  I love how they tell stories in a way that photography cannot.  Don’t get me wrong, I love photography, but I also love the idea of a cinematic story — both are oh, so beautiful in different ways.  And incredibly captivating + emotional when used together.

As for my first engagement film, I thought it would be neat to create a “Save the Date”, but by way of a film — so here it is, a sneak peak of Zaved + Nafisa’s engagement shoot.  More photos from the e-session are soon to come!  As for film standards, this film is not perfect.  I need to be more effortless + smooth in my filming — something which can be worked on with more practice.  And practice would be nice right about now because the ideas in my head are overflowing! Overall it makes me happy to watch after the hours of editing.  It’s also super sweet to see two people so in love.

Thanks to my brother for the use of his camera, and my husband for his creative eye.  Make sure to increase the volume.  Music by the lovely Basia Bulat.  [Note: The still photography may look somewhat stretched — I am working on a way to fix this.]

elviz + chino.

It was a pleasure to meet and photograph Elviz + Chino.  These soon-to-be-married love birds are hopping on a jet plane next month to their motherland, India, for a wedding that is sure to be unforgettable.  In the meantime, here are some snaps of two hip folks living it up in the countryside.