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Uma Sanghvi

Austin, TX
2 Fearless Awards
Uma Sanghvi

Contact Uma Sanghvi

Uma is an award-winning photojournalist based in Austin who brings a love of natural light to her wedding imagery. She spent a year on a Fulbright Scholarship in Africa photographing traditional marriage rituals as part of a "Rites of Passage" photo documentary project. And that is how she fell in love with the pure emotion and beauty of weddings. 
Uma loves using her creativity to document people on one of the most joyous days of their life. This quote from Diane Arbus pretty much sums it up for her: "Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies." It's a joy, an adventure, and it helps to be Fearless!

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

I'm based in Austin, Texas! Currently not traveling outside of Austin for weddings.

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

I've been photographing weddings since 2010. I've been a full-time wedding photographer since 2012.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

I'm a photojournalist. I used to cover the news for magazines and for The Palm Beach Post (newspaper) in Florida.

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

Yes and yes.

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

I have a masters degree in photojournalism (M.A.) from Ohio University's School of Visual Communication. I've also been a professor of photojournalism at OU.

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