As you can probably tell from the editing styles, these are not photos I've taken myself. This summer, I've collaborated with several other photographers where I've been the one in front of the camera. Not only is it fun for me to meet other photographers, but by being the model myself I can learn how they pose their clients and how I can help my future clients. Be sure to check out these wonderful ladies' portfolios! :)
COUNTY FAIR W/ LEXIE CURRAN
I met Lexie on a Facebook photography group we're both a part of. After realizing we're both from the Bay Area, we planned a meet-up at the Alameda County Fair. We both were both looking forward to capturing super fun and colorful fair photos!
YOSEMITE COUPLE'S SESSION W/ ERIN MEADOWS (+ MY LOVELY BOYFRIEND, YASH <3)
Erin was actually going to be visiting San Francisco for a few days and wanted to do a couple's session in Yosemite. Since I've always wanted to do a shoot there, I volunteered me and my boyfriend. It was such a blast (and not just because I got to buy a pretty blue dress for it)! Erin was super friendly, and in no time at all the three of us were bursting with laughter as we tried to do some of the more silly poses. There was this great moment where Erin and Yash had to stop to help me practice twirling because I, for the life of me, could not do it at all.
SUTRO BATHS STYLED BRIDAL SHOOT W/ HELLEN OLIVEIRA
So being Indian, I know that one day for my wedding I'll have a plethora of amazing Indian bridal wear to choose from. However, having grown up in the U.S. my entire life, there is something magical about a white wedding gown. So a part of the reason why I love doing a styled bridal shoot is because I know I'll never be wearing a dress like this at my own wedding. Hellen was another photographer I connected with online (yay for the Internet!) and she such a delight to work with. The other model, Hannah, was also really chill to hang out with. We shot at Sutro Baths and because it's so cold there, me and her definitely bonded over how we were shivering for a good hour. But hey, anything for a good photo! ;)