Portraiture

Beach Days, December 2013

Hello everyone, and Happy New Year! Wishing everyone a prosperous and exciting 2014! 🙂

Here are some shots I took last month while my family from the East Coast was visiting with us. We spent the day at Treasure Island in Laguna Beach — it was our first time exploring this beach and it was just excellent! So serene and beautiful. Will definitely be making a trip back there soon. 🙂

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Backyard Silhouette, Spring 2012

My friend Liyna’s dad in the backyard as the sun was about to set — taken last April. I really want to practice taking more silhouette photos – I love the vibe.

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Sabz at the M&M’s World in Las Vegas, Summer 2012

Hi everyone! Needless to say, it’s been almost a year (!) since I’ve last updated my blog, and I’m probably more sad about this than anyone. Life has been so crazy busy since I started law school in August and I haven’t had the opportunity to take as many photos as I’ve wanted. However, in efforts to spice up my blog once more, I’m going to post a couple throwback photos from 2012. Hopefully this summer I’ll go photo-crazy and have new interesting photos to post… Fingers crossed!

This photo is of my younger cousin Hussain Ali (nicknamed “Sabz”) at the M&M store in Vegas. We took a spontaneous trip to Vegas this past summer as neither my London fam nor my Massachusetts fam had ever been.

I took this photo with my iPhone, used the Camera+ app to make a couple quick edits, and I think it turned out pretty sweet! Love the movement.

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Alessandra: My Beautiful Italian Friend

I had the pleasure of getting to know Alessandra, an exchange student from Italy, over the last few months as we diligently worked on her comparative article on American and Italian copyright law for the Law Forum Alumni Journal. I knew before going into this process that I would be in for a wonderful learning experience, and not only was I right, but I made an amazing friend along the way. Alessandra, it’s been an AWESOME (and fast!) last few months working together, and I’ve loved getting to know you for the warm, friendly, and radiant person that you are. I miss you already, but I know that you will make your way back to sunny California before we know it!! 🙂

Below are some photos from an afternoon we spent together in the Social Sciences area of UCI’s campus.


Happy Birthday, Mamijun!

Mamijun is the name my cousins and I lovingly call my aunt, and today was her birthday! I wish I could have been there to celebrate with her, but she’s all the way in London, and I’m here in SoCal. Ah well, I definitely was with her in spirit, sending all my love and best wishes for the new year. 🙂 This is a candid shot I took of her during my family’s visit to London last summer — we were on the grounds of the London Eye, and I snapped this without her knowing. I’m a fan of everything about this photo, especially the colors and the character the sunglasses bring to the shot!


Springtime Adventures in West LA

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I’ve actually been yearning to get back behind the camera for ages, but an opportunity never arose… Until last week! My friends Rani, Liyna, Aisha, and I had some fun exploring different parts of West LA. Though I didn’t get to take as many shots as I wanted, I definitely think the ones from the Venice Canals and LACMA turned out pretty well. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again (and will probably continue to repeat it, honestly): I am blessed with beautiful friends, inside and out. Here are some shots from the day!


Tritia in the Summertime

Last summer, me and a few friends spent some time in San Juan Capistrano. The occasion was my dear friend Grace’s surprise 22nd birthday get together, which we celebrated at a quaint teahouse in the heart of town. I didn’t even realize until I uploaded the photos later that evening that quite a few of the portrait photos ended up being of Tritia – one of the co-conspirators in the surprise birthday plan. Tritia is such a beautiful person, whose infectious humor can make anyone roll with laughter. The following are a few photos of her from that fun afternoon!