2021- Another year to remember!

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2021 was another year, where we had to face many challenges. Yet, another year I focused on myself. Every year, my goal is to live each day and never expect anything in return. Despite all the struggles and the restless journey, I was able to accomplish many things. Changed my career, celebrating a successfull business and completing my dream project.

With the global pandemic hitting its 2nd year, it was not an easy year, to begin with. the first few months were slow. But it didn’t stop me from doing what I love doing: photography. I was able to focus even more. I tuned up my game in the business. I am a person who doesn’t just wait for opportunities but creates them. Those opportunities opened me up to new ventures, to new people, to new ideas. I can proudly say that 2021 was a success.

2021 was one of the toughest years, I faced as well. I was able to finish my certificate which I enrolled in two years ago. It was my goal and dream to be part of this program. I finished successfully my certificate in Commercial Photography while working full time and handling my side business (photography). It was not easy, but I can definitely say that I MADE IT”. It made me open to new venture such as food photography. Even though, I enjoy people, I also have found a special love for food. I am looking forward to see where it will bring my in the future.

Looking forward to another filled with memorable days and can’t wait to create more .

THROWBACK 2019

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In the beginning of the year I’ve set myself some goals in order to achieve them; like shoot more than the previous year. Honestly, I did not achieve all of them but I did achieve few things that wasn’t even on my list such registering my business, apply to that course. There are few things I wish I had done differently but I am not regretting anything. This year has been a year filled with emotions and thoughts and like I had mentioned, filled with experiences and learning.

I’ve started of the year with my dream team: Vaany and Tharshana. In fact we started off together in our respective work few years ago and I’m happy to be part of this hardworking and dedicated team. I’ve seen them grow over the year and we lifted up each other in our hardest times and we cheered up at our biggest achievements. I had the chance to organize a brand new fashion show

Throughout this year, I lost the real reason behind why I started photography and it led me into depression and I was stressed about not achieving my goal. Later, I realized why I had really started off photography: passion, but nothing else. I refocused my goals and got back on track. Moreover, looking at all the social media accounts did not help me, but I started to really focus on my life and not to bother about all illusions that social media give you. Not only, I almost gave up on my passion but I did not bother about my health, which led me to another breakdown. One of my goals in the upcoming year, is to take care of my health, shoot more and of course write more.


Over a decade…

From dropping out from college to successfully owning a business close to my heart. Its something that I never thought of. Over this decade, I am proud to say that I have achieved lot of things and I don’t regret any of my mistakes and I’ve learned a lot from them. Ten years ago, I was still struggling to be finish my studies. Here I am now holding a certificate from McGill and owning a business close to my heart. I’ve met beautiful people and whom I cherish every moment with them. I’ve lost few friends but I’ve gained true ones. Meeting my husband a decade ago was not an accident. And to say that I’ve been waiting for him and been in a long distance relationship for 8 years; who would have believed me. When you know he is the one, the distance doesn’t matter. I’ve explored Sri Lanka in a whole and visited England with him. Been traveling back and forth to the States with the family. This past years has been a roller coaster but it has brought me a lot of good memories.


I honestly can’t wait to see how 2020 is going to be. looking forward meeting new people,plan and execute new projects. -Suki Nathan


THROWBACK 2017

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Looking back at 2017!


When I started professional photography in 2016 right after my studies, I never expected this response. I am yet so far to achieve all my goals, but 2017 was a great year.  It was not only a hobby but a love for photography.

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Opportunities

We should not just sit and look at your phone waiting for someone to call for events. That’s easy, right? But it doesn’t work like that. You have to go and reach out to people, expose your work and create content to attract them and make yourself available and easy to communicate!

I opened my Instagram page in 2015 and I was just posting pictures once in a while, whenever I was traveling or so. One of my close friends told me that I should keep my IG page active and post at least one post per day, I was like I barely have time to do anything. But, I took her advice seriously and started posting pictures and kept my page active. We even did a collab shoot with her, which is also my very first collaboration back in 2016 with Jennifer from Her’s Only Handmade Jewelry  And since then, my page didn’t stop growing.DSC_0071 (2)

Collaborations

Collaboration in the social media business is working with other entrepreneurs with different skills and promoting each other’s work.

Even though my first collaboration was with Her’s Only Handmade Jewelry back in 2016, only a year after, out of a random conversation my friend & I decided to do a shoot, it is none other than Anne from SUN-KISSED make up by Hareen.

But I was still hesitating about doing collaborations but when Jennifer called me in during her shoots with her model I didn’t refuse the opportunity. HO PHOTOSHOOT That is when I realized that I didn’t lose anything but promoting each other and networking was the main idea of collaborations.

My next collab shoots were in Toronto which I mentioned about in Round-trip – Toronto. Later on, I contacted Vaany, one of the girls from HO PHOTOSHOOT: and decided to do a shoot which The Forest Queens turned out to be a success.  I got the chance to meet amazing people throughout all the collaborations, like NKTBoutique, Bindiya from Hennabybindiya who did the henna for THE BRIDAL LOOK, Vaany; professional model and many others.

Events

Apart from birthdays party, my biggest event was covering a three-day Punjabi wedding, Raminder Weds Suman Trust me, boy! I was nervous and anxious. Forever grateful to my best friend who believed in me and booked me right away for her cousin’s wedding. It was one of the best experience ever.

Within a year I covered from a baby shower, birthday parties and a wedding, it was a pleasure for me to be part of all these events.


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2017 was a great year.It took me time to realize that I shouldn’t be waiting for the opportunities to knock at your door, but you have to make your own way out and create each and every opportunity… I met some amazing people through collaborations and events who became very close personally and professionally. When I started back in 2016, I had no idea how it was going to be. But now I know, I did accomplish something throughout this year, but it is only the beginning and yet more to come. I am stepping into another year, with a lot of dreams and goals to be accomplished. With a lot of projects in the upcoming year that I am excited to share with you. With no regrets, I can tell that I am proud of myself.

Thank you, everyone, for all your love & support. Without your support, I am nowhere.

Suki Nathan-