Category Archives: Travel

Diaries of Nepal 13 // Dancing with the Lights

In Nepal there’s about a hundred festivals throughout the year, but there’s one festival called “Tihar”. It’s basically a festival of lights and children go from house to house to dance in exchange for money. (Kind of like the Nepali equivalent of Halloween and Christmas). Back in November I had the amazing opportunity of capturing some of my neighborhood friends do their thing. So much thought and pride is put into what they put out. They plan their performances and traditional dress for weeks in advance. Whatever money they earn as a group is split equally among them to use as extra pocket money.

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Diaries of Nepal // Lekhnath, Nepal

Since moving to Nepal I’ve learned the real meaning of community, and actually know what a sickle is now. Cheers to Ojha family. Beautiful people.

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Sangita and Pramod // Nepali Wedding in Kathmandu

Even though it’s winter time here, it’s also wedding season here in Nepal. That means loud bands playing traditional Nepali wedding music are not an uncommon sight.

I recently had the special opportunity of photographing a couple named Sangita and Pramod. As is the custom, their marriage was also an arranged marriage but this time it was between two Brahman families. Sangita and Pramod’s wedding happened in a beautiful, story-like village called Cabre, just a short drive from the city and the village Sangita has lived in. Fields and fields of mustard flowers can be seen all around.  Their day was full of colors, festivity, feasting, dancing and traditional Nepali music and more.

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Travel Diaries // Chennai and Agra in India

The end of last year couldn’t have been made more complete without the help of a 10 day visa trip down to Chennai, New Delhi and Agra where we visited the Old Fort in Agra, the Taj Majal, and spent most of our time devouring local flavors in Chennai. I am forever in love with the colors and the textures I was met with.

My Chennai, Agra and Delhi photos were recently featured on Le Magnifique Blog. Truly a huge honor!

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Diaries of Nepal 11 // Nagdaha Village, Nepal

Nagdaha Village is an exquisite treasure hidden in the valley of Kathmandu. While visiting a special family here, I had a chance to capture bamboo swinging time. Each autumn during rice harvesting season the strongest, most fearless men in each village set out to build these bamboo swings for their village members and children to enjoy during Dasai and Tihar festivals by climbing to the top of a bamboo branch and fasting four heads together. The result is a marvelously fun, swing made in eastern fashion.

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