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This was my favorite portrait session from my last week in Charlottesville. Naro & Shreya asked me to take their graduation portraits on the day of since their photographer couldn’t make it after Shreya had gotten her hair done. I’m glad that I had time to take their pictures and we actually got the best lighting as well! These two are so much fun to be around and we were laughing throughout the entire time.

May 26, 2016

This was my favorite portrait session from my last week in Charlottesville. Naro & Shreya asked me to take their graduation portraits on the day of since their photographer couldn’t make it after Shreya had gotten her hair done. I’m glad that I had time to take their pictures and we actually got the best lighting as well! These two are so much fun to be around and we were laughing throughout the entire time. 

They’re so easy going & comfortable around each other ๐Ÿ™‚

We also took a bunch of individual portraits with grad caps, gowns and all. You can’t leave UVA without a couple of column pictures to remind you of the Lawn.

I love that the Rotunda is coming back to life in the background of all of these!

These ones above in the alley are definitely my favorite!

We ended around dusk in a garden I’d never been in before. 

Naro & Shreya, thank you for letting me take your portraits. I hope you enjoyed your pictures and I’m glad you were able to get them taken on the day you had originally intended. Good luck to you both as you continue doing big things in the real world! 

May 26, 2016

Thank you guys all for being so patient and fun!! I loved taking your individual and group portraits and hope that you guy stay a tight knit group of friends post graduation! Congrats on graduating and the best of luck in the future!

May 24, 2016

After rescheduling within such a rainy week, we finally got to take these five girls graduation portraits on the Lawn! It was an overcast day but that didn’t stop them all from having a fun time! We met up near Old Cabell and started out with individual column portraits here since the Rotunda is making its way back to us but isn’t quite ready to grace us with its new columns.

We then took some super fun group shots near Old Cabell as well as in the Lawn chairs! I went back to my favorite Lawn Room #31  (sorry dude!) and we were able to grab four nearby chairs so that they five of them could all sit together! I have to say my favorite ones are where they hoisted their hands up for a hooray! 

These are some of my new favorite group shots!

The lighting near the Lawn chairs was actually perfect!

Loved the funny face ones in between on the steps of the Pavilion ๐Ÿ™‚

We made use of the Rotunda as a fantastic backdrop (thank goodness it’s almost done with renovations!!) We also made our way to the Amphitheater which is such a popular spot on Grounds that I’ve actually never taken photos at before. It was fun switching up the scene!

We ended with some good old group portraits right before it started to drizzle! Thank you guys all for being so patient and fun!! I loved taking your individual and group portraits and hope that you guy stay a tight knit group of friends post graduation! Congrats on graduating and the best of luck in the future!

May 24, 2016

Jane, I hope you had a great time taking pictures and that you decided to get them taken for graduation! You’re officially #UVAGrad after walking the Lawn this weekend which is so incredibly exciting! I can’t wait to see what you do in the future and I hope you come back to visit ๐Ÿ™‚

May 22, 2016

I met Jane through A.O.E. and she is honestly so warm, welcoming, and always smiling! We took her portraits around the Lawn as well as near West Range which was new for me and lots of fun! I loved incorporating her graduation stoles in the shoot as well. This girl is such a natural in front of the camera and I’m so happy with how all of these turned out!

Look at that laugh, it’s the cutest ๐Ÿ™‚

Yay for a great grad cap toss!! And the ones with the stole have to be some of my favorite!

Jane, I hope you had a great time taking pictures and that you decided to get them taken for graduation! You’re officially #UVAGrad after walking the Lawn this weekend which is so incredibly exciting! I can’t wait to see what you do in the future and I hope you come back to visit ๐Ÿ™‚

May 22, 2016

Radhika, you are gorgeous and I’m going to remember this day of taking pictures with you for so many years to come. I am going to miss you so very much over the next couple of years as you take on grad school but I hope you have these pictures as a reminder of your time at UVA.

May 20, 2016

Oh man, where to start? I met Radhika years ago through Indian classical dancing and continued to become really good friends with her through more dance but more importantly from being fellow engineers in both SWE and AOE at the University of Virginia. One of my first true experiences at UVA was when I went for a High School Visitation program and stayed with Radhika overnight to get a real feel of what college life was like living in a dorm. This girl has been the one that I’ve gone to for advice on everything college related and one of my role models in college. She’s always been the one in Wilsdorf Cafe that will greet me with the best hug and huge smile. You’ll see why her smile always brightened up my day.

Had to take some pictures near the Civil Engineering sign of course!

These are probably my favorite. She got up on the wall and just looked like she was on top of the world/E-way.

So cute ๐Ÿ™‚

Radhika, you are gorgeous and I’m going to remember this day of taking pictures with you for so many years to come. I am going to miss you so very much over the next couple of years as you take on grad school but please come back and visit me and everyone else in our Holi dance group (I refuse to use the designated name).

May 20, 2016

A couple of weeks ago my dance team traveled down to Virginia Beach for a competition. We go this competition every year and it’s become tradition to go to the beach at night after the competition ends before leaving back for Charlottesville. Here’s a couple of pictures from our time there!

May 9, 2016

A couple of weeks ago my dance team traveled down to Virginia Beach for a competition. We go this competition every year and it’s become tradition to go to the beach at night after the competition ends before leaving back for Charlottesville. I brought my camera along again this year and got some funny shots of our group getting ready as well as some really cool night shots on the beach! I can’t wait for us to go to Beach Week and do our actual photoshoot at the beach in a week!

Thanks fam for a solid time as always (and to Ani for any pictures that I’m in)! I can’t wait for beach week, it’s the only thing that got me through finals! Good luck on anyone finishing them up and T MINUS SIX DAYS TO MYRTLE!

May 9, 2016

I met Suma my first year when we both joined the bhangra team my first year but really got to know her this year through dancing on the team! Suma is one of the most hardworking, thoughtful, and fun person I know. She’s also a photography major but never gets her pictures taken so I was glad she asked me to take hers for graduation!

May 9, 2016

I met Suma my first year when we both joined the bhangra team my first year but really got to know her this year through dancing on the team! Suma is one of the most hardworking, thoughtful, and fun person I know. She’s also a photography major but never gets her pictures taken so I was glad she asked me to take hers for graduation! I’m so glad we got to take pictures of her with her BEAUTIFUL thesis work. We also ended up doing our photoshoot despite the torrential downpour and it was everything that she wanted for complete with dancing in the rain! This girl makes me like the rain and you’ll see why ๐Ÿ™‚

This is her and her gorgeous thesis work on arranged versus love marriages from the view of her family. She went all the way to Richmond to get her pictures printed on actual saris that her family has worn in the past. Photos don’t really do these justice, I’m so glad I got to see her work in person twice!

This structure is kinda the coolest thing ever!

And these next ones are some of my favorite pictures ever in terms of lighting ๐Ÿ™‚ The rain made for some pretty awesome photos right in front of the Drama Building for this Drama minor!

Suma I LOVED taking your graduation portraits by Arts Grounds! Thank you for always driving me to comps and practice (even though I live like five minutes away from the gyms), for sharing a love of coffee and late nights, and being one of the most dedicated dancers on our team this year (still amazed at how you pulled through at Nashville). I’m gonna miss you (and your penguin dashboard figure) so much next year. I wish you the very best and please, please come back and visit often!

May 9, 2016

These two should look familiar! I was super happy when Grace & Brianna asked if I would take their second round of senior pictures with their caps and gowns this time! We spent time in a Garden and on the Lawn and even recreated a picture they’d taken after high school graduation!

April 22, 2016

These two should look familiar! I was soo happy when Grace & Brianna asked if I would take their second round of senior pictures with their caps and gowns this time! We met up last Friday and got some pictures around the Gardens as well as on the Lawn once again and got lots of portraits with and without their caps and gowns. I hope that you guys find a picture or two that you can use for your graduation invitations. Enjoy your last couple of days here at UVA, wearing the Honors of Honor on Graduation Day and your graduation party back home in Virginia Beach!

Their favorite pictures from last time were the Lawn chair ones so we went back to the same room to borrow the set of Lawn chairs that faced each other. Last time I joked that I was always worried the resident of Room #33 would walk out while we were taking pictures and this time he actually did but didn’t pay us any mind! Lawn room duties I suppose.

This is still as adorable as the first time ๐Ÿ™‚

They took a similar picture at their high school graduation so it was cool to recreate this for them four years later as they graduate from here!

Thank you guys again, I had so much fun hanging out with you again this semester. I wish you guys the very best with your future and I hope that whenever you return home to UVA you’ll stop and say hi!

April 22, 2016

Friday was a good day meeting up a high school friend who was here for Days on the Lawn & taking spontaneous portraits of Adi who was all dressed up for an interview!

April 22, 2016

I was so happy when Tejal told me that she was coming to visit UVA this past Friday. She was here for an admitted students Days on the Lawn where prospective students come to UVA for a day of panels, talks, tours, and to get a dose of a day at UVA. She asked to meet up and we got lunch at one of my favorite places on the Corner called Basil. I later ran into her, my brother, as well as our friend Adi near the Amphitheater and HAD to take pictures on this gorgeous spring day.

HHahahaha Sohum finally realized that he still had on Tejal’s name tag.

ANDD since Adi looked so dapper all dressed up for an interview we decided to take a couple of quick portraits so that he could get his quintessential “column picture” on the Lawn. 

Don’t be fooled, he’s really just laughing at a really cute puppy off to the side.

This last one is my absolute favorite and his reaction to when I mentioned that his mom would LOVE these pictures. Well, I hope she does and I hope that your interview went well. Stay looking dapper & I hope you’re having the best first year at UVA. Tejal, if you’re reading this, CONGRATS FOR COMMITTING HERE!!! I hope that you’re next and that I can’t wait to take your “column picture” here at UVA next year!.

April 22, 2016

I got to meet up with Nneoma at the Colonnade Club on the Lawn a while ago to take some portraits in traditional clothing as a birthday gift!

April 22, 2016

I got to meet up with Nneoma a while ago to take some portraits in traditional clothing as a birthday gift! I think it’s awesome that she gets pictures taken each year and I know that one day she’s gonna look back at these and remember what it was like to be a third year at UVA. I was blown away when she changed and came into the Colonnade Room wearing her colorful, traditional clothing but it sure looks amazing in her pictures!

The Colonnade Club had a bunch of awesome rooms that we made use of as well as your traditional UVA brick to make use of.

Thanks for asking me to take these and I hope you had a great rest of your birthday eating downtown! Nneoma was such a model and worked super well with posing but I loved all the funny pictures that we took at the end of the session the most!

April 22, 2016

Taking pictures of Nicky is always a dream!!  I’ve loved getting to know Nicky throughout high school as well as being able to stay in touch with her after I’ve graduated by taking her portraits for her junior prom as well as over this winter break.

January 19, 2016

Taking pictures of Nicky is always a dream!!  I’ve loved getting to know Nicky throughout high school as well as being able to stay in touch with her after I’ve graduated by taking her portraits for her junior prom as well as over this winter break. I’m proud of this girl for all the work she’s put into competing in and winning DC’s Miss India pageant, learning bhangra over the summer and now her college applications to decide where she’ll be next year! 

I love the portraits in the twisted twig sculpture and thank goodness it was one of the warmest spots too!

Nicky, thank you for braving the cold and the crazy wind for some portraits. I hope you like them and I can’t wait to hear where you’ll be spending your next four years thriving in college!

January 19, 2016

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