S's 2nd birthday event coverage, an outdoor celebration in Noida, NCR

The 2nd birthday party event was held at their residence in Noida and saw participation by S’s friends as well as family relatives.

The theme of the party revolved around firemen and how they save the day. Massive fire, fire hose, firemen, building cut-outs were carefully placed throughout the open outdoor lawn area.

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60th Birthday celebrations, Delhi

I got the wonderful opportunity to document the very traditional and beautiful Shasthiabdhapoorthi (60th birthday celebrations) of our family doctor a few months back.

Shashtiabdhapoorthi is a Sanskrit name for a special ceremony on a person's sixtieth birthday. Shashtiabdhapoorti is celebrated on completion of 60 years of age of a person. This term is derived from Sanskrit in which Shashti means sixty; Abda–year; Poorthi-completion.

Spanning 2 days, the event was held at Sri Sarada Vidya Kendra in Delhi. Their children and other relatives flew in from across the world to celebrate this big milestone function.

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A's birth announcement party, an outdoor event in Delhi

I got the opportunity to cover his birth announcement party as well.

And this idea of introducing the new family member to the rest of the world, after a certain time has passed, appeals to me a lot. These few months allow the mother and the baby to bond well, allows the baby to start acclimatizing with the world and so on.

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A's first birthday outdoor party photoshoot in Gymkhana, Delhi

Little A was a vision in her deep red jacket. It had just rained a few hours back and the chill had suddenly increased. Thankfully sun came out and so did her smile :)

This was a very tastefully done outdoor birthday event in Delhi’s gymkhana to celebrate A turning one. And she thoroughly enjoyed her first birthday.

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S's first birthday party, Delhi

Themed on travel and parachutes, Shweta meticulously designed this beautiful set up for her son’s 1st birthday at Delhi gymkhana.

Being the only photographer of that event put a lot of responsibility to cover not only the candid moments of the event but also capture the group shots - people who spent their time and effort to attend the party.

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N's first birthday party in Gurgaon

N was really expressive for her age, soaking in all the merriment and celebration. True to the theme of the decor, her cake was also a beautiful tone of golden and peach. The venue was the elegant V club in Gurgaon (Gurugram).

My job as the candid photographer was made easy by my cute little subject and her parents :)

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Miss E Turns ONE, a cute and charming first birthday party in Delhi

Miss E celebrated her first birthday party among friends and family members and was she a rockstar or what!

Hers was a cute little birthday party held in Dwarka’s Welcom hotel mall. Decor was tastefully done. The cake, especially was super cute, with lots of animal figurines.

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Sufi night with Osman Mir - birthday celebrations

Music has been a part of my growing up years and this family event coverage combined my love for photography and the inclination towards music!

Cut to 2018, I got the opportunity to cover a sufi-night event helmed by the famous Gujarati artist Mr. Osman Mir ji. This was held at The Oberoi hotel in Delhi as a general celebration of art & life, organized by the Anand family. 

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Little D's first year birthday celebrations!

On her first birthday, I was amazed at how she could articulate using gestures as to what she wanted and what not. She enjoyed her birthday celebrations to the hilt. 

The birthday event was held in the Taj hotel, Delhi. The beautiful light and decor set the tone of the event.

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50th wedding anniversary celebration, Gurgaon (Gurugram)

It was a surprise anniversary party planned by Gurpreet & Roopa for their parents. The surprise and shock on aunty’s face was so evident. For a moment, I felt like just keeping my camera down and savouring the moment. And I couldn’t, for the fear of missing this beautiful moment for the family. Cons of being a photographer, eh?

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Golden jubilee celebration event, Delhi

Anand uncle and Meera aunty’s 50th wedding anniversary celebration event was held in CSOI (Civil Services Officer’s Institute) in Delhi. It was a simple get together of family and friends celebrating such a huge milestone.

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