What’s it like working with me?

Here is what past clients have recounted about their experiences:

“We found Aarav after sorting through too many over-stylized and confusing wedding photography websites to count. Not only did his portfolio capture exactly what we were looking for – candid, beautiful, emotional – but everything about his approach to business was straightforward. After chatting with him, hiring him was a no-brainer.

Aarav goes above and beyond in every interaction – starting the moment you reach out. He is uber professional, but warm and friendly at the same time, instantly putting you at ease. He drove an hour out of his way for our engagement shoot, and even brought us a bottle of champagne. And two weeks before our wedding, he found a second photographer when I decided last minute I wanted one. But most importantly – our photos. They’re gorgeous. We absolutely love them. Somehow he managed to capture the intense joy of our wedding day as well as the fun of the party. They’re natural, beautiful and looking at them now makes us overwhelmingly happy.

We are SO glad we hired Aarav, and highly, highly recommend him.”

–Varina W.

 “We were both a bit anxious about having so many pictures taken of us – it was a new experience and a bit outside of our comfort zone.  We met with Aarav before we booked him to chat, and, even from the very start, he was thoughtful and kind. Then, once things were official, we met to take some engagement photos – again, not our strong suit! – and he really helped us through the process.  We had fun and had some great photos to use for our website, and, best of all, felt really good about the photos for the wedding day itself.
During the day, he found the special accents of our venue – and ourselves – to highlight through photographs.  History is a big thing for us, so he had me get ready in front of an antique mirror, and had us take fun old-timey shots in the historic rooms.  When we had to take pictures with extended family, Aarav was patient and funny and understanding of our more… eccentric family members.  Once we started the reception, Aarav was so diligent in finding unique special moments to capture – our album is filled with shots that are so in key with the event itself that flipping through it feels like reliving certain special moments.  And he did it without being intrusive, either! I only have one memory of actually seeing him during the reception. It was a real honor to have such a thoughtful, talented photographer, and we can’t recommend him enough.”

–Josh J.

“Within the first few minutes of working with Aarav, you feel at ease. This is true even for those of us who tend to shy away from being photographed. As a result, during both our engagement shoot and on our wedding day, Aarav effortlessly captured the unending joy and the candid moments of surprise, laughter, and pure fun. Aarav was also phenomenal with the children at our wedding and kept them engaged throughout portrait time. We are so grateful to have Aarav’s photographs to always remember our celebration and legal commitment to one another in front of our beloved friends and family. Thank you!”

–Hannah M.

“Aarav was great to work with. Prompt, professional, but also kind.  He put us and our guests at ease while photographing us. We aren’t generally comfortable in front of a camera and he gave us gentle directions and helped it be a fun experience. There’s a lot to stress about during a wedding and during the planning but our time with Aarav was stress-free. He came prepared (good preparation before the actual day—he met with us beforehand, got to know us a little, even remembered our family members’ names) and the end result was exactly what we wanted.”

–Nicole H.