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Hello there!

It is wonderful to connect with you. I am Upasana (oo-pas-na), owner and photographer at Upasana Mainali Photography. I was born in Nepal. In 2007 I moved to New York City from North Carolina to pursue a career in finance and follow the love of my life, to whom I am now married to for 4+ years.

I have always loved creative challenges since I was a little girl. There is this sense of accomplishment you feel when you can witness and enjoy your own creation. Photography is that to me. End of the day, It makes me happy when I can see that I was able to document the happiness, laughters and sometimes tears in the lives of the people I photograph. 

My love for art and my urge to create beautiful images rekindled in 2013 when my dearest husband gifted me my first DSLR. I wanted to know everything about my camera. I started taking classes, shooting events for charity, photographing the children of my friends and eventually landed my first wedding. The day was filled with mixed emotions. I was nervous and I was excited spending ten hours documenting a life event where there wasn’t a dull moment. I instantly knew this was the career I wanted to pursue. 

Today, as a professional wedding photographer, and 80+ weddings later, I still feel that passion that I felt the very first day. Events and emotions last for a moment, but pictures are tangible memories that you can keep for life time. It gives me the utmost pleasure to capture those details, both small and big, and tell your unique stories with my free imagination. 

I love what I do. Every wedding I photograph is an adventure and I can't wait to be part of yours!