Just wanted to write a quick post to shout out these two gems who are celebrating their 3rd anniversary today! My EMENESSE wedding photography partner Monika Mistry and her hubby Mandip (aka Manu) are probably THE most fun couple to be around. Never mind the 3 years they've been married, but these two have actually been together as a couple for 13 YEARS today. That is CRAZY to think about!
I've known both Mon and Manu since high school, so well over a decade now, but our paths never crossed much back then. We would see each other at parties here and there, but that was pretty much it. I hung out with Manu's brother more, but I figured Mon and Manu were just as cool. Then a couple years back when I started shooting professionally, I noticed on social media that Monika was doing the same so I reached out to her to pick her brain a bit. Was she taking photos full-time or was it just a side gig? What kind of photography was she interested in? What gear was she using? I was a curious one.
We ended up meeting for coffee and then began the word vomit. Both of us were talkers, both of us loved cameras, and both of us obsessed over coffee... a match made in heaven. I'm not sure how long the conversation lasted, but I knew right away that after that first meeting, I'd be seeing a lot more of Mon. Fast forward a couple years and here we are. Two peas in a pod. Mon and Son. EM-EN-ESSE.
I guess this post is supposed to be about Mon and MANU so here's a little more about Manu. He's a great guy. He gets into dad mode and cooks for us any time I'm over at their place. We talk about whatever he's been reading about that week (last week it was corruption in the game of chiro) and most importantly, I can tell that after all these years him and Mon are still the best of friends. Which is super cute, might I add.
That being said, Manu I definitely think I stole Mon's heart this year! Guess you'll have to fight me for it ;) Love you guys to the moon and back!
Oh, and I did a quick little Anniversary Shoot for them the other day at the Humber Bay Park. Check out some highlights below! All shot in natural light with my 70-200mm and 85mm.
NOTE: You can click on each image below to view it at a larger scale.