Weekend House - Pratap Jadhav & Associates

It’s always so much more special when you get to document a designer’s own space.

One of my favorite things about this space is how much attention and love Leena Ma’am, Pratap Sir’s wife, has put into the plant life. All plants are perfectly chosen and perfectly placed.

Even the furniture in the space has been in their family for generations.

As soon as you enter this home, it feels exactly that. a home.

Mom.

She’s my all-time-favorite muse. And has the looks and attitude of a Bollywood Queen. The last two are my favorite, of all time.

My mom is the most selfless and patient person I’ve ever come across in my life and, for me, the moment between my mom and my grandmother says it all.



Goa Salon

Sometimes when I start working with a new creative, in this case an interior designer, I am never sure whether our visions will match. So, the first project is always a big test. Well, I get those pre-finals butterflies before every shoot, but before the first project with a new creative feeling is a proper kick in the gut. 

And I always count my blessings when the universe connects me with like-minded people. I loved shooting this space and I was just shaking with excitement when the sun came up. That feeling is just magic. To have Raman, of Pixel Chronicles, shooting along side me was a blessing. 

To top it off, when your clients see your work and the following is the response I get, what more could I ask for?

 Hi Parthavi. Just loved the pics. Brilliant. You have done justice to whatever we conceptualized. Thank you so much.

Portraits for Pratap Jadhav

Last time I shot portraits for Pratap sir was two years ago. So when he called saying he needs new portraits done and knowing how incredibly busy he always is, we met up for less than two hours and this is what we came up with! 

Such a quick and fun shoot. 

To Never Forget.

It's been quite a long time since I've written a blogpost. I am not sure why I quit. Maybe because I gave myself some silly excuse about not having enough time. 

For the last month or so, I’ve taken a break for myself - physically and mentally. I felt broken and completely uninspired. And a little lost, if I am being honest. Does that still happen to you? After years of doing what you’ve being doing, do you sometimes forget why you started? I did. Money messes everything up. Distracts you from your vision. Since 2014, after a horrendous accident, I’ve had 2 big plates and 15 screws holding my leg together. I finally had the surgery to remove the “implants” - that’s what the doctors call it - as per my doctor’s suggestions. So, I am titanium free, at last. But I digress. 

I thought this month would be about physical and mental recovery. To be honest, that mental recovery business has been a STRUGGLE. I just kept feeling worse, day by day. I am not sure what changed, but I kept trying to think about why i started, all those years ago? 

These are my aunt’s sons. Today, they are 6 and 11. They will never be this age again. They will never act the way they do right now. I am not sure whether they will play like this with each other. I hope they do but everyone grows up. I want them to never ever forget what it was to be like this. What their relationship meant at this age. What they meant to each other. May be that’s why I started all those years ago. To never forget. 

These are some of my favorite images from a 5 minute fighting session. My favorite part of the whole thing is the fact that it ended with Sam saying, “Bittu Tai (that’s what they call me; it means sister), Stop it! This is so embarrassing!”

Devashree & Chirantan

These love birds have been together for six years and the kind of love that you see between them and their families is one of such warmth and comfort. We had such fun shooting this wedding. It was just filled to the brim with love and laughter. We were surrounded by the sweetest people ever!

Check out their wedding film here!

Meraj & Yousuf

Seriously, Meraj was one of our favorite brides. She is a photographer’s DREAM! She came in early and ready for portraits at least one and a half hours before EVERY event! These are just SOME of the portraits we shot for Meraj and Yousuf from their Mehendi, Engagement, and Wedding day.

Anupa Bridal Portraits

We love it when brides give us time to try get some Bridal Portraits done before the ceremony!

For brides reading this, getting your bridal portraits done right after you are ready for your big day and just before the ceremonies begin is a good decision. The best way to do this is get ready at least one hour before the ceremonies start so you can give your photographer enough time to capture your portraits, and if possible, couple shots as well!

B. Residence

When people fill their houses with the most beautiful pieces of art, it's so easy to fall in love with the spaces. This residence was one of those for me. 

MASTAKAR RESIDENCE

This residence was not at all what I expected before walking into this shoot. Even though it was something completely different that anything i'd shot for Pratap Sir, I found his vision everywhere in this place. It just speaks volumes about how diverse his work and talent is. Here are some of my favorite shots from this project. 

Bauchi

My grandmother owns a modest farm in Maharashtra and she's created a beautiful home there. The rest of tend to take advantage of this whenever we want peace. And I mean, this is heavenly peace. Hearing sounds of just Mother Nature. No one else, nothing else.

It is about fours away from where I currently live but, unfortunately, don't go there as often I should. My aunt and cousin visited us during Christmas and here are some images from that visit (feat. my cousin, Sanjana - she's my fav!). 

Portraits // Pratap Jadhav & Associates

If you've been looking through by new blog, you know I love working for/with Pratap sir. I hope the feeling is mutual. He is someone who takes art seriously, and understands that artists need their space. In every project, he has given me my freedom to perform by best. He has entrusted me with his beautiful spaces and I am forever grateful for that. His wife, as I found out during this portrait session, is equally lovely and talented. 

So, when Pratap sir asked me to shoot some portraits for him, I jumped at the chance! In this month's issue of Design Matrix Magazine, he was featured for the Cover Story, and rightly so! Here are some of my favorites from the session. Some of the interiors that I've shot for PJA have also been featured! It's all very exciting! The issue is available on news stands, but you can read more of the article here.

Also, you can see a lot of Pratap Jadhav & Associates' work here.