Parmeet, Tell us a bit about yourself and your photography background and business…
Time flies but memories stay — these are the words I live by. I have always been fond of capturing photos. Whenever I photograph a client, my priority is always to capture emotions and stories through the lens. When I migrated to New Zealand from India many years ago, I had to leave behind a large collection of photo albums, comprising many beautiful memories of my family. The experience made me realise the importance of photos and prompted me to take up photography, which soon became a passion.
Today, photography has become such an important and valuable part of my life. It’s truly what I was always meant to be doing. Me and my camera are inseparable.
Following a lot of hard work and many sacrifices, with the help of my supportive family and blessings of my loving friends, I was able to take my passion a step further by starting my own company. Soulful Memories Photography specialises in portraiture along with event photography and street photography.
You've recently been exhibiting your 'The Gathering of Life' series, tell us more about that.
My photographic exhibition featured around 200 photos out of the thousands I captured on a recent solo trip to Nepal earlier this year to celebrate my birthday.
It was always my dream to see my photos being displayed at an exhibition, and as they say- dreams do come true!