Posts tagged “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. 🙂






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.


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!

Photo Safari with Rani

The one and only Groupon deal I’ve taken advantage of thus far was a photography seminar/safari event that took place this past summer. My good friend Rani and I decided to go together in hopes of gaining more understanding of all the intense features that come with our DSLRs, and I think all in all we learned a lot! My favorite part of the day was when the teacher had us go in the courtyard area of the hotel and let us practice what we’d learned during the seminar. I seized the opportunity to take photos of Rani, whose beauty inside and out (God bless her!) shows up exquisitely on camera. Here are some of those shots.

July 2011: “Impromptu” Photoshoot in the Park

All of my friends know I love taking photos. Some of my friends are always ready to work a pose, while others try to evade the camera by complaining that they’re not photogenic, and whining that they were not aware I was planning on taking photos that day… even though I had reminded them several times the day before. Regardless, the latter friends are blatant liars; all of my friends look AMAZING in photos, and I will make them embrace this reality sooner or later!

Here are a few shots taken at the local park by my home. In the background you’ll see the beautiful Saddleback Mountains, and in the foreground you’ll see the only friend who was willing to strike a pose – Erin. There’s a reason why we’ve been joined at the hip for almost 15 years – and I think this is one of them. 🙂 To the other friend who was a party to this photoshoot yet refused to cooperate: We will have an exclusive photoshoot for you later. Just you wait.