Mj’s Wonder Women Series Feature #3: Ipshita Rajesh

I had a desire to photograph outdoors in urban spaces, classical dance forms that are usually performed on stage. The idea was at the back of my head for over a year. In the meantime I got acquainted with Ipshita. I had photographed her on a couple of occasions when she performed in Stockholm Musikaliska and the Stockholm Cultural Festival last year.
From the moment we first met for lunch at Cafe Schweizer at Gamla Stan, I felt an instant connection with her. Until that moment I had only seen her mesmerising performances. It was after meeting her, I discovered what made her performances so mesmerising. Ipshita’s passion for life and art is contagious. Her views on life and cultures always was thought-provoking and inspiring. The more I got to know her as a person over fika’s and a movie, I knew that this is a Wonder Woman whose story I need to share!

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Signe + Ashton Mors Dag Session

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” – Osho

The day the nurses hand that tiny human in a mother’s hands, she takes the biggest  blind leap into a completely uncharted territory! The amount of books one reads or hours spent listening to parenting talks, only prepares one for the journey of motherhood to a limited degree. The role of motherhood catches one completely off guard, not just the day one becomes a mother, but almost every single day from that day forward! Continue reading “Signe + Ashton Mors Dag Session”

Judith + Vijay Cherry Blossom Session

Have you ever been in a situation where you plan something for a long period of time, make the necessary arrangements, schedule the plan and wait – wait indefinitely? Because the major ingredient of your plan is not in your hands. It is beyond you, beyond human efforts. After all the planning, doing everything possible from your end, there comes a point, where all you can do is just wait in anticipation for that last piece of the puzzle to fit! Continue reading “Judith + Vijay Cherry Blossom Session”

Mj’s Wonder Women Series Feature #2: Linda Ghaderi

Following a passion can be many things. For me it meant – stepping out of my comfort zone, trying something completely new, something I had little to no knowledge of, learn, explore a new culture, network, confront my fears, conquer it and keeping pushing forward. This process is constantly impacting me in numerous ways. One majorly being – healing!

I picked up my camera three months after my brother tragically passed. It was a period of deep pain, despair too intense to even describe. In fact, although time passes, the pain remains just the same. I had two choices in my hand – sulk in misery or sail over it. I chose the latter. Continue reading “Mj’s Wonder Women Series Feature #2: Linda Ghaderi”

Mira + Mathias Wedding

“Be true to what matters most to your heart.” – Cheryl Richardson

Over the last year in my photography journey, each individual, couple and family I was privileged to photograph have taught me something. Meeting Mira, getting to know her and photographing her wedding was an experience I will cherish for a long time!

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Mira is beautiful, intelligent and confident. A few weeks prior to the wedding, we met for fika (a concept in Swedish culture with the basic meaning “to have coffee”) to discuss the wedding. As she briefed me about the sequence of events lined up on her wedding day, one thing was clear – this bride-to-be knew exactly what mattered the most to her and her fiancé!

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Right from their costumes, the ceremony to the sermon, everything was kept pure, simple and to the point. There was no distractions. Nothing unnecessary or fancy. All you could see and think of was the couple in love and two lives coming together as one.

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The emotions in Sundbybergkyrkan that warm summer afternoon was intense. From the start to the finish, love was in the air. There was laughter, smiles and tears of joy.

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Mira and Mathias had chosen just their very close family and friends to be a part of their wedding day. They were the ones who had witnessed the various milestones of their life and love. To begin this new chapter in their life in the company of such loved ones was truly a treasured moment!

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“What matters is how you live your life and not what you show for it!” – Jenny Sanford

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Today, weddings have become a commercial affair. It’s all about the glit, the glam, the ridiculously expensive price tags and everything one can imagine to show off. The heavy-duty price tag is always accompanied with heavy-duty stress!

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Most brides are so preoccupied and stressed out for months ahead of their wedding, they end up emotionally drained on their big day and miss out on the only thing that really mattered – to cherish that special moment of their love’s culmination!

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Some wise person rightly said, “All you need is love . . . and wine . . . and maybe some chocolate . . . and a nap. But mostly the love!”

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For Mira and Mathias, it was love, wine, chocolate and pizza with loads of laughter and hugs with their near and dear!

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Dear Bride-to-be, at the end of the day all that matters is the one you love, the ones who love you and all the little moments that are going to make your day the best day ever!

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Dear Mira and Mathias, wish you both a very happy ever-after filled with love, laughter and success in all that matters to your heart!

Watch and enjoy the candid moments from this beautiful wedding!

“We would do well to slow down a little, focus on the significant, lift up our eyes, and truly see the things that matter most.” President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Amosa Family Session

A recipe for love: A spoonful of smiles,
A jar of joy, A cup of kisses and a handful of hugs!

If we could sum up our days, months, years, our experiences and relationships, it is the smiles, joy, kisses and hugs that add value to our life and all that we have earned! We are most blessed when we have people who add to our joys and smiles!

Photographing Amosa’s precious family was a delightful experience. She and her husband were warm and affectionate. The kind of couple who make you feel like you have been friends for a long time. Their little daughters where just adorable. I let the family play with each other and enjoy the little moments at the park. The joy and the laughter from that afternoon are what makes these images special!

Amosa, you are indeed blessed with the recipe for true love!

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Tharany weds Riaan

There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.
– Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

Such is the love story of Tharany and Riaan! They met over the internet and the very first time they met, their hearts knew they were meant to be!

Tharany is bold, beautiful, a women of confidence, kindness and a great sense of humor. Riaan is a man of meekness, gentleness, knowledge and wisdom. Together they make the most adorable pair! Continue reading “Tharany weds Riaan”