"We spoke to many photographers to make sure we got our decision right, but not one was as competent, compassionate, or talented as Shanti. She understood our needs, saw our vision for the day, and wasted no time. Through her incredible professionalism and humanity,
"Shanti’s remarkable talent comes from her life-long experience, immense passion, and impressive educational background, but these things alone are not what set her apart from all other photographers. It’s her one-of-a-kind personality and intimate process that make Shanti an absolute master of her profession. From the very beginning, Shanti immersed herself into our wedding planning journey as if it was her own. She brings contagious positivity, unique perspective, and thoughtful organization and professionalism on top of her extraordinary talent. I knew exactly what to expect on my wedding day, thanks to the carefully planned shot list and timeline Shanti delivered well in advance. Organization is essential on your wedding day, and Shanti goes above and beyond to protect every moment of your bliss. She just gets it! Her ability to bring our story to life is a treasured art we cherish every time we open our wedding album. Shanti’s photos transport us back to those very special moments so vividly, it’s like we’re reliving the best day of our lives all over again. For that, I am eternally grateful."
“Shanti helped our entire wedding day go smoothly. In addition to delivering excellence in each photograph and exhibiting continuous professionalism and tact, she made us feel so comfortable throughout the day. She gives specific, clear direction to those she’s photographing and takes control of even the most stressful situations. She’s flexible and can make any schedule change or delay work. Her friendly demeanor helps everyone to relax and feel comfortable being themselves. I would work with her again and again in the future!”
“[Shanti and her team] made our day run smoothly and were a true pleasure to hang around with throughout the day. They were all very sensitive to our stresses, responded to requests as they came up, and were generally fun to hang around as we went through all the activities, greetings, and ceremony. It was so reassuring to see their friendly faces and it truly made us (and maybe especially me!) feel more calm and comfortable. I absolutely love the details photos and the shots of the cake— they are so special and really capture some of the more unique aspects of our wedding that will be fun to remember for years to come. We certainly would never have thought to include them without her creativity! The photos were great at capturing the spirit and look of our wedding and far exceeded our expectations (I know I didn't look that put together haha). Our family and friends loved looking at them and raved about them to us— everyone had different favorites, which was fun! We had a wonderful experience with Shanti as our wedding photographer. We felt so lucky to have her there!”
“Shanti puts you at ease and captures beautiful moments from whatever shoot she is a part of... My wedding day was especially magical because of Shanti and I can’t thank her enough! I’ve also had the pleasure of knowing Shanti since high school. On top of being a talented photographer, she is a truly authentic person. Anyone would be lucky to have her as their photographer.”
“We began our search for a wedding photographer when my soon-to-be father-in-law received a sudden terminal cancer prognosis. Where we once had 8 months before our big day, we suddenly found ourselves with just three weeks to plan our wedding.
Of all of the items on the wedding checklist, choosing the photographer gave us the most anxiety. Because of the context of my father-in-law's health, we knew our wedding photos would take on an even greater meaning than a typical wedding. We also knew that, in his deteriorating condition, being able to capture our special moments with him would be much more difficult— both physically and emotionally.
We spoke to many photographers to make sure we got our decision right, but not one was as competent, compassionate, or talented as Shanti. She understood our needs, saw our vision for the day, and wasted no time. Through her incredible professionalism and humanity, Shanti completely raised the bar for what we thought we could expect from a wedding photographer.
Shanti earned our trust from the start through her willingness to dive into planning head-first. Shanti's deep expertise and know-how meant that we could rely on her not only to help us plan our shots, but also help us make broader decisions about the day that might typically be left for a wedding planner. She was our most trusted advisor throughout the planning process— never shy to give us her honest advice, and always respectful of our unique needs and wishes.
Never in my life has a plan come to fruition quite as smoothly as the wedding we put together with Shanti's help. When the day began, I was worried that our shot plan might have been too ambitious— because working with our family can be like herding cats. Shanti and her team were not phased for a second— true battle-hardened professionals. And while Shanti was ready to take charge to keep us on schedule for our posed shots, she was also incredibly skilled at giving the appropriate space and deference to natural moments.
Only when the day had passed and it came time to see our photo collection did we understand the total effect of Shanti's intuition and creativity. Shanti had expertly captured in our album all of the important shots we had planned for and envisioned. But in between the poses and key event were moments we didn’t even notice Shanti had caught— and whose honesty, intimacy, and unflinching candidness embodied the true spirit of our big day.
My wife and I joke that our family gained a member the day of our wedding— Shanti. That’s the trust we have in her. I don’t know how we would have planned the day without her. I don’t know how we would have captured the day without her. But I do know that, without her kindness, knowledge and sheer ability, the keepsake photos she gave to us would have only been captured as memories.”