Erin Family Summer Session

“There shall be
Eternal summer in the grateful heart.”― Celia Laighton Thaxter Continue reading “Erin Family Summer Session”

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Suzanne Family Session at Copenhagen

Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is. – Mandy Hale Continue reading “Suzanne Family Session at Copenhagen”

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”

Ursula Family Snow Session

At each photo session, my goal is not just to take good pictures. My goal is to give my clients an experience – an experience that they can get lost in, love, laugh, cherish and be themselves. And to capture those moments so pure becomes my goal! Continue reading “Ursula Family Snow Session”

The Daniel Family Christmas Reunion

The Queen delivered one of her best Christmas speeches last month. Clad in an ivory white dress, looking graceful and poised, she said,

“We think of our homes as places of warmth, familiarity and love; of shared stories and memories, which is perhaps why at this time of year so many return to where they grew up. There is a timeless simplicity to the pull of home. For many, the idea of “home” reaches beyond a physical building – to a home town or city.”

I got to wrap up 2017 photographing Daniel and his family’s Christmas reunion. Each family had flown in from different parts of the world to spend the holidays together in Stockholm, Sweden – their home!

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The reunion was a very special one for them because it was first time all members of the family were present. For me this shoot was special because it was the first time I was photographing three generations together.

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Just as the Queen had put it, I could feel the timeless simplicity of the warmth and love shared between the grandparents, parents, siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews and grandkids.

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These were truly timeless moments because the distance and the time that had separated each other, vanished that moment. I am sure time stood still those few days as they created memories together.

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“Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.”

In this fast paced world, such reunions become vital because that’s where love and the sense of belonging is brewed and strengthened!

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This beautiful home perched right on top of that little hill amidst the rocks and the evergreens holds memories that have now travelled far and wide but would last a lifetime!

Daniel, thank you for letting me capture these timeless moments for you!

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“From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other.” – Emily Matthews

Gisele + Nicole: Mommy-Daughter Session

A few days ago I posted this picture on my social media and I requested suitable captions or quotes. The replies I received, were sweet, creative and touching! I simply couldn’t choose one. So featuring all of them!

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“Peekaboo!” – Roshini, Jerusha

“If Love is as sweet as spring, then my mother is the sweet spring of Love!” – Rosy Grace

“Hidden Beauty!” – Helan

“I leaf you too, Mommy!” – Sumi

“Behind the leaves!” – Vimi

“Beauty behind the leaves!” – Sophia

“Peek-a-leaf!” – Hanna

“Hiding in plain sight!” – Esther

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The following quote written by Meenakshi in Tamil, may appear short for those who do not know Tamil. However, those who can read Tamil will be able to feel the emotion and the sentiment that are bigger than those words.

உதிர்ந்தாலும் இந்த இலை அழகு!
முதிர்ந்தாலும் என் தாய் அழகு! – Meenakshi

The English translation may not do justice to the beauty these words have in Tamil. But this is what it means,

“Although this leaf has withered, it is beautiful! My mom will remain the most beautiful no matter how old she gets!”

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Photographing this mom and daughter was truly a delight. There is something very pure and heartwarming about the love shared between a mother and her child!

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It is a love that transcends the love shared in every other relationship. It’s utmost selfless, unconditional and sacrificial form of love. So much so it’s often compared to the love of our Creator!

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When Manushi Chhillar, moments before being crowned the sixth Indian winner of the long-running contest Miss. World, was asked ‘Which is the profession that deserves the highest salary?’ she replied, “It’s that of the mother!”

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“A man’s work is from sun to sun. A mother’s work is never done!” – Anonymous 

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I knew the value of my mother only the day I became one. Up until that moment, I had no clue what it took to be a mother. From the moment my girls were born, through each stage of their life, the responsibilities I bear, the sacrifices I need to make, the strength I need to go about multi-tasking, the courage I need to be their role-model, keeps mounting as the days go by. As it does, every time I feel daunted by the challenges of motherhood, I remember my mother! I remember her with a grateful heart!

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I dedicate this post to every mother out there – the confident, the brave, the bold, the beautiful, the multi-taskers, the ambitious, the dreamers, the sleep-deprived, the frustrated, the overwhelmed, the struggling, the tired, the worn-out, the old, the wise… YOU WILL ALWAYS REMAIN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL!

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Enjoy these moments of pure affection shared between this beautiful mother Gisele and her adorable little princess, Nicole!