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”
“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”
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”
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”
I grew up in a little town within a gated community. We had no television at home. Not that we did not afford one, but just that my parents felt that it would be an unnecessary distraction for us kids. My brother and I rode to school in our bicycles. In fact the entire campus did. There were no malls or cinemas. Life was super simple and my dream… Well, I did not even know I could dream of a future. I had no clue about the outside world. Forget media and journalism. No one told me that I could pursue my passion. So like 70% of my peers, I landed in an Engineering college! The rest is a story for another day!
At 33 I discovered a passion in me, I pursued it, it freed me, empowered me, defined my identity and the journey since has been an exciting one!
That being my experience and as one who loves documenting stories, I wanted to put together a series titled ‘Wonder Women’ – photographs + real life stories of successful women who have chosen to pursue their passion. I hope these short stories will inspire girls, wives and moms, irrespective of age, background or education to DREAM and chase that dream!
Here, I am debuting my series with Gisele Almeida – a travel blogger and influencer! I photographed these pictures at the very scenic Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde in Stockholm, Sweden!
Read on! Dream on! Continue reading “Mj’s Wonder Women Series Feature #1: Gisele Almeida”
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”
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!
“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
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!”
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!
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!
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!”
“A man’s work is from sun to sun. A mother’s work is never done!” – Anonymous
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!
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!
Enjoy these moments of pure affection shared between this beautiful mother Gisele and her adorable little princess, Nicole!