Shriya Patil, Photography, The Story ExchangeYour name: Shriya Patil
Business name: Shriya Patil Photography, a photography service
Type of Business: Arts and Entertainment/Photography
Business location: Mumbai, India

Twitter @shriyapatil

Reason for starting
Photography for me is a feeling that captures the moment and its eternity. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at or shooting with, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures. Newborn baby photography is one of my favorite subjects; the chance to document a new little person is truly inspiring. The tiny fingers and toes, the fragile soft pink skin. All of these are combined to create a distinct baby portrait that will be cherished for a lifetime.There’s nothing more wonderful than watching and documenting a baby as it goes through the stages of babyhood. I love being able to give the gift of timelessness to the rapidly changing baby! My style is simple and clean, with the focus on those precious little faces. I like to catch all expressions… serious, smiley, playful!

How do you define success?
To me, success is when you have the skills/experience to stand on your own (that applies to any field). What you do with those skills and experience is up to you. Some people may not think you’re successful unless you’re making a lot of money. I disagree. To me, it all depends on what your goals are, and those will be different for every person.

Biggest success
I started feeling photography that captures the moment and its eternity.

What is your top challenge and how have you addressed it?
To get others to feel the moment and its eternity in a photograph when they look at my pictures.

Who is your most important role model?
My Parents & Bandeep Singh.