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It’s been a while since I’ve blogged… but I have an excellent excuse. On the night of August 1st, my husband and I welcomed our baby girl into the world. Most of the time, I feel like life meanders slowly and steadily and I don’t even notice the changes that are happening around me. But then there are certain rare instances where life takes a sharp and sudden turn that leaves me breathless. Becoming a parent is definitely one of those instances. Here are a few frames from our first days with Elina. Despite some serious sleep deprivation, we’re so incredibly in love with her.


Falcon - She’s so precious, congratulations Priya!

Minnie - Love. Love. Love. These pictures are so special. I especially love the 1st one and the last one in the series…and all the ones in between, particularly the close-ups (4&5). So adorable.

Michelle - Priya, oh I love newborn photos– so so sweet. We have a little one- Elena– so close, to your Elina : ) Congrats!

Geraldine - Wonderful, Priya ! The fourth and fifth photos make me shiver. Good to see you back on the blog :-)

East Bay Family Photographer

The Bay Area is one of my favorite places and basically my second home. It has gorgeous landscapes, beautiful light and my adorable nieces. I can’t wait to get back there.

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Mariana Maya - Your nieces are so cute!

Let me know when you are in town! Let’s grab coffee and play tourists with our cameras!!

Jon - Those first few guitar frames, love them!

Kelsie Taylor - the first few shots of the girls are adorable, and i love the light in the outdoor ones!

Avelaine - Oh my gosh, these are so precious! I love the simple shots with the girls so much.

Jean - These images tell a beautiful story. Absolutely wonderful.

Sara - These photos are like WOW beautiful!

Nick - Love that family portrait by the big window. So beautiful.

Minnie - Oh my cuteness! Just how adorable are these girls!!!;) Love the guitar pic-so much sassiness and fun captured in that photo! An amazing set overall!!!

Mary Sylvia - Those shots with the little girl in black and white are SO AWESOME

Annie - holy crap these are an amazing set of images. Absolutely beautiful!

sachin - Bah! These are so good .. love how clean and fresh your images are Priya!

Guitar frame is my fav :)

Tyler - really, really nice.

Mercedes - These are unbelievable! I love the whole set. So amazing!

Sarah - These are so so lovely, I’m a huge fan of the lifestyle type of family photos!

Beth - LOVE!!

Sam - These are stunning Priya, amazing colours and tones, I want to go to San Fran!!!!!

So Proud of My Dad

My dad has worked at his company for 40 years.  Not a typo – FORTY YEARS!!!  Nowadays that’s pretty unheard of.  To honor his contributions, Covidien (which has at various times during my dad’s tenure been, or been part of, Tyco Healthcare, Colgate and Kendall) named a laboratory for my dad.  Only two other people have their names on facilities in the building – the founder of the company and the president/CEO of the company  (i.e. this is a big deal).  My dad was expecting the customary anniversary party with cake and soda so was completely blown away by this impressive but well-deserved surprise. Congratulations Dad! I’m so proud you’re my dad.

Ryan - Congratulations to Harish! I had the honor of working with Harish in 1999. During the time I spend as a Lab Technician Harish always shared his wisdom and knowledge. He once said to me “You have to be like a sponge.” That will always stick with me reminding me to continue to learn.

Andre B - Congrats to your father! That’s cool you document things like this for your family :)

Rajesh patel - Proud to be a PATEL

The Patels in India - Super Achievement! A much deserved one for one of the very few down to earth persons I have known till date! Congratulations Harishmasa from all of us out here..

– Dr GN Patel & Family

Minnie - What a special day!!! What a wonderful way to honor an amazing person! :)

Coney Island Adventures

I’ve lived in New York City now for almost a decade and until a month ago, I had never been to Coney Island. When I travel to new places, I try to check as many sites and attractions off the list as possible, but I seem to get extraordinarily lazy when I’m at home. It’s a bit pathetic really. Luckily Kirra Cheers, a friend and fellow photographer, recently moved to NYC from Australia and has helped kick my butt into gear. She writes a travel blog called Tempting Alice and is always game for new adventures, so we packed our cameras and headed out on the F line for an afternoon at Coney Island (check out her post from our day). And I’m so happy we did – it was awesome. Even though it’s only a short subway ride from downtown Manhattan, it feels so much father away – decades away in fact. New York City is always on the move but Coney Island seems frozen in time. Hopefully I’ll be back there before another ten years go by, even though I have a feeling it’ll look much the same in 2022.

Tiffany - Beautiful murals! Amazing shots on the rides indeed. That is a great place for fun and adventure. :)

Kirra Cheers - Yay! Was such a fun day. Lovely pics Priya. Takes me right back there.x

Minnie - Love the movement captured in the photos of the rides! Makes me want to visit also! Fun!