Lesley: Aparna is so AMAZING! Aparna was suggested to us from a colleague of mine who is a fellow photographer. From the moment we first met I knew Aparna was the person I wanted to work with to capture our special day. I was looking for a photographer that could capture moments and I got that and so much more. Aparna helped me think through our wedding day timeline and schedule, she suggested special touches, and was able to manage my loving and demanding family. Her pictures were beautiful and when I saw them I was so surprised because she remained pretty inconspicuous throughout the day. She is incredibly talented and beyond that she is so special. She is a wonderful human being who cares deeply about her art and the people with whom she works. She treated us like family and even though our wedding was several months ago, we stay in touch. She was able to work with us to get a few pictures for Thank You cards within a few weeks. Her pictures of our wedding were featured in a Men's Warehouse commercial this winter and every time I look at the pictures I relive the magic of our wedding day. If you want a professional trust-worthy photographer who captures moments and really cares about the product and the client, Aparna should be your choice. I give her my highest recommendation and I hope that one day when our family expands I can call on her again to capture those moments.
Heather: Aparna photographed our wedding reception, and I'm not sure I can do her talent justice with this review! Aparna was helpfully communicative, extremely organized, and moreover incredibly wonderful to work with and be around. I was clueless about photography in the context of our big day, and she helped us schedule and plan everything. Most importantly, the photographs we received were simply beautiful and I cannot wait to display them in our new home!
Sile : We met Aparna through Jon's brother and sister-in-law and had been huge fans of her work for quite a while. A few months before the wedding we did a very trying engagement shoot in 100 degree heat at the Botanic Gardens and we noticed how professional and calm she was through the entire thing. So when we knew she would be the one to photograph our wedding in Evanston, we knew we would be happy with the results. Boy, was that an understatement!! Her ability to really capture the moment is amazing! I asked her to keep things as natural and real as possible and she went above and beyond, really zeroing in on how our essence and personalities showed through in the whole event. We asked for candid and funny and she delivered without making things look cheesy. The roller coaster of emotions is captured clearly and poignantly on each persons face but she was never intrusive. Since we opted not to have a videographer, I am so grateful to be able to immerse myself in her beautiful pictures and feel like I'm right back in each moment.
Maja: Aparna was the photographer for our wedding in August of this year in Skokie and we also had an engagement photo session with her before that. We are very happy with how our photos came out. They are really beautiful!! Aparna really has a talent and is able to capture the mood and the emotions, as well as beautiful colors and details in her photos.
Our wedding photos came out great and we are very happy with them! Our family and friends love the wedding photos and told us that Aparna really captured the entire evening really well. Our wedding was colorful and the colors came out beautiful in all of the photos! She captured all of the great moments of our ceremony and the reception afterwards. Many people danced and had a great time during the reception and Aparna was really able to capture the atmosphere.
Not only is Aparna very talented and did a great job capturing our wedding, she is also a really nice person and we are glad that we got to know her during this time. We are very happy that she was able to be a part of our celebration and we will definitely recommend her to our family and friends.
Divya: I met Aparna at the first of my weddings, in India, when she was a freelancer. She is very personable and easy to connect with. She was so discreet that most of my family including my husband didn't even know that she was present!
She captured the best shots of our wedding - beautiful, vivid and candid. We were delighted with the results and really glad to have had her capture the memories from our big day. I am a HUGE fan of her work and looking forward to working with her again. Aparna is awesome and I highly recommend her!
Lauren - my first bride : We had absolutely no doubt that Aparna would be able to capture our wedding. Although she is technically just starting out, if you just look at her work you can see that Aparna's talent exceeds the work that I've seen from many "professional" photographers. She has an amazing artistic eye and invaluable attention to detail. Aparna clearly has the ability to capture a moment as many of our family and friends who could not be with us clearly was able to feel the happiness and emotion that ran through the day.
In addition, Aparna's personality makes you at ease. She is not a photographer that gets in your face or in the way of the event. In fact, many of our guests wondered how she was able to get such great shots as they felt like they never even saw her. Throughout this journey, Aparna has become such a good friend. I don't think that you get that from many other photographers.