Puja Studio is a family-run, father-son business servicing the Chicagoland Area. What started as a father teaching his son about film and video cameras, transcended into a hobby and passion.
At Puja Studio, each client is treated as if they are part of our family. I don’t mean a business-only family, I mean a call-if-you-need-anything type of family. Your happiness inside and out of your special day is most important to us. We want to be able to capture the emotions, beauty, and all the memories, so you can feel the rush of nostalgia and joy when you sit back and remember the day a few months, years, or even decades later.
Growing up, I absolutely hated being in front of the camera. You would see me run away or hide behind my parents to avoid being in a picture. I found the best way to avoid being in the picture was being the one to take it! To this day this mostly holds true, and if it’s taught me anything, it’s how to make you feel comfortable in front of a camera. It gives me a unique advantage to know exactly the discomfort and vulnerability that can be felt during a photoshoot. It can feel awkward and weird to have pictures taken of you, and I do my best to provide a relaxing environment, as well as provide tips and tricks where you can look and feel natural in any setting.
My passion for photography has grown since I first held a camera, and my skillsets continue to be refined with my vast experience (i.e. headshots, couple’s pictures, family pictures, proposals, birthday parties, kids, adults, dance events, and weddings). Your satisfaction with my product is of highest priority, and I work one-on-one with you prior to and after taking pictures to ensure you are happy with the final product.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words; however, it is more than that, it is a feeling, a glimpse of the past, and a hope for the future. To me, a picture is not just a captured memory, but it is a moment-in-time, a frozen-frame of a range of emotions in a given moment. When you look at a photograph I took of you years down the line, my goal is to immerse you in that moment, and remind you of how you looked and felt and help you relive that instance. My goal is to keep that memory alive forever. So, if you’re looking to capture more than just smile, then I’m your guy! I look forward to hearing from you and discussing how I can be a part of your special event.