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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 🙂

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

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

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 🙂

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

This little one is growing up so fast so take a quick look at what he was like when he was just a couple of months old!

April 22, 2016

A while ago over Thanksgiving break I had the good fortune of meeting a young one in my group of family friends back home. I was super excited, albeit REALLY nervous when Neha & Vikrant asked me to take pictures of their addition to the family. I was really happy that I would be able to meet him but I’d never taken pictures of newborns before. However, it went really really well and it was funny watching Abhinav’s parents attempting to make him laugh. This little one is growing up so fast so take a quick look at what he was like when he was just a couple of months old!

Look at those TINY feet!! I also loved the little Santa hat they had with his outfit, so cute 🙂

Watching Neha & Vikrant make so many attempts to make their little one laugh made me smile so much. 

They even read to him from his favorite Dr. Seuss book. Looks like the kid is going to have good taste (although he may just have liked it because it was bright yellow).

So so tiny!

I’m honored that you guys let me take pictures of your family! It was so great getting to meet Abhinav and I’ve loved being able to watch him grow through your own pictures throughout the past couple of months. I hope that he gets to look back on these pictures one day and sees how much you guys love him through them!

Also thanks to Chinmay for snapping this really quick shot of  me holding him!!

April 22, 2016

Sharaara, thanks for letting me take your pictures! I’ve always wanted to do team pictures  & you guys were a dream to work with. I know firsthand all the hard work you guys put in each week and I can’t wait to see how you guys do this spring!

January 4, 2016

My time at UVA has been pretty well defined by my decision first year to join a cultural dance team called UVA di Shaan that specializes in a kind of dance called Bhangra. There’s two other teams Indian dance teams on Grounds each with about 25 to 30 dancers. These dancers put in anywhere from 9 to 12 hours a week at UVA’s gyms learning choreography and formations for routines that tend to be anywhere from 6 to 8 minutes long. We call the AFC, Mem, North Grounds and Slaughter Rec Center our second homes. There are days that you have classes, a bunch of meetings, a fleeting dinner and then three hours of practice where you’re expected to put in the blood, sweat and tears. If it sounds like a lot of hard work, that’s because it is but at the end of the day you get to travel around the country and compete dances you spend hours perfecting. More than that, you make the best of friends through your team. You know each other best because you’ve seen them at their least glamorous (sweating in practice) and their best (if you need evidence of this, just look below). There’s nothing quite like being on a dance team!

Sharaara is UVA’s only female-fusion dance team and since it’s birth in 2002, this team has been competing all over the country in national inter-collegiate competitions. Last season these girls competed at UC Berkely, Boston, and Ohio State University and this season they’ll be making their way out to Georgia Tech, Boston again, and the University of Iowa. I can’t wait to see how they do this upcoming spring but until then enjoy some of their individual & team portraits we took last fall!

I’ve never had to photograph so many people at once but these girls definitely know how to work as a team both on stage and in front of the camera. That sounds so cheesy I know, but it’s true!

Sharaara, thanks for letting me take your pictures! I’ve always wanted to do team pictures  & you guys were a dream to work with. I know firsthand all the hard work you guys put in each week and I can’t wait to see how you guys do this spring!

If you haven’t seen any of their dances definitely go over to their Facebook page and check out some of these videos:

2015 At Srujan (2nd Place)

2015 South Asian Showdown (3rd Place)

2014 NKD, William & Mary (1st Place)

January 4, 2016

 I was so honored that Grace came to me for portraits and I was even happier when her friend and roommate Brianna was able to join. It’s easy to tell how well these two girls get along!

December 31, 2015

Last year I decided to rush an engineering sorority called A.O.E. here at UVA. Those who know me were pretty surprised about my decision since I don’t exactly fit your stereotype of a sorority girl. However, the reason I followed through with rush continues to be the reason why I love A.O.E. today and that’s due to the fact that I got to meet and connect with some pretty amazing girls who were able to share my triumphs and struggles of being a female engineer at UVA. Grace is one of those girls that handles everything from her academics to extracurricular  activities, well with a certain kind of grace that’s hard to describe.

 I was so honored that she came to me for portraits and I was even happier when her friend and roommate Brianna was able to join. It’s easy to tell how well these two girls get along. I loved how well these two’s outfits matched each others!

The lighting at the McIntire patio was perfect!

These two know how to have fun and I’m so glad they were down to play around in the leaves despite the students walking by right behind me. We also made sure to get the Rotunda in the back of their pictures despite its current scaffolded state. 

Thanks for asking me to take these! I hope you two have a fantastic rest of your fourth year and that these pictures capture the spirit of your last year here at UVA!

December 31, 2015

I’ve known this group of girls since my first year in the Engineering School at UVA. They held up in the cold to get some gorgeous portraits on the Lawn.

October 30, 2015

I’ve known this group of girls since my first year in the Engineering School at UVA. They’ve been the ones that have been in all of my engineering classes & stuck with me through late nights in Stacks, Rice & Wilsdorf. They’re such a fun group of girls & I’m sure their love for each other shows through their pictures. They call themselves the E Clan short for the “Engineering Clan” since we bonded over engineering classes first year and have inseparable since. Thanks for holding up in the cold for these pictures and for Kavita for making sure I was in some of them.

Love you guys & I hope you liked your mini fall photoshoot!

October 30, 2015

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