Aarti and I went to high school together, and thanks to Facebook have been able to keep in touch over the years, while she completed medical school overseas. Aarti is a strong, beautiful woman and we chatted together about doing a shoot just for her, to celebrate this time in her life. We decided to turn it into a family shoot, and it was wonderful to meet her parents and brother.
Aarti reminded me that in high school she predicted I was going to be a photographer. I was one of the editors of the yearbook and took quite a few of the photos. I definitely had a love for it but never imagined I was going to turn it into a career. In fact, I was determined to be a doctor myself! I don’t remember Aarti making that prediction, but I think it’s super cool that 15 years later I’m taking photos of her, and that she saw something in me even back then.