This is Mandar Parab freelance photographer based in NY, USA. Growing up in a big fat happy Indian family has accelerated my emotional, celebratory and cultural side. Probably the reason why I end up having an amazing connection and instant friendship with my clients. We, together, celebrate their celebrations and capture the best moments of life. After studying, learning, exploring and capturing my own country for 5 years, I came to New York in 2016 and did specialization in Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism from International Center of Photography, NY. And since then, I have been mesmerized with this city's multicultural global crowd and excited to shoot weddings from different cultures.
Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?
I am based in NYC, USA. I do charge a travel and hotel accommodation fee while traveling outside the city.
How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?
I have been shooting weddings for almost a decade now, I have shot around 20-30 weddings as a lead photographer.
Describe your "style" of wedding photography.
I love shooting colors, contrast, details and the most beautiful, emotional, unforgettable moments and memories. In terms of style, Documentary and Black & White portraits always intrigue me. I always try to keep the lighting unique, dramatic and badass.
What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?
BFA (applied arts) with specialization in Photography
One year diploma course in Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism from ICP, NY
Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?
Art is everywhere, and I am ready to observe, appreciate and capture the essence in a most creative way.