I am an Indian-American photographer, dancer and movement teacher. Currently based in LA, I work globally as a documentary and portrait photographer, and I am on a mission to provide female entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs of color, and indigenous wisdom keepers with portraiture and visual storytelling that helps them project their authentic voices, tell their own story, and connect with their audience to maximize their impact in the world. 

It was during my years as a professional touring dancer, surrounded and influenced by some of the most powerful creative minds in the industry, that I picked up a camera to document every wondrous moment backstage and around the world, and discovered my love of visual storytelling. As dance shifted into my soul's work, photography very quickly became my career. 

I believe the unadorned truth is the most beautiful. In my ongoing work as a photographer and dancer, my aim is to get out of the way and stay in service to what the moment is asking, to allow that unadorned truth to manifest not only in me, but in the people I work with. My desire is to help give rise to a world in which the true shapes of our souls are set free. ‚Äč

PHOTO BY DJENEBA ADUAYOM

I'd love to learn about what drives you, and I would love the opportunity to help you share your work with the world.

PARTIAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLIENT LIST

L’Oreal Paris USA

Lâncome

Hearst Communications

Northwell Health

Mercedez Benz

The Isamu Noguchi Foundation

LVMH

Target

Rolex

Valery Kovalska

Bulova

Cole Haan

PHOTO COURTESY MCCONNELL/HAUSER

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