Photography is my passion and for over a decade it has molded me every single day, through my interactions with my clients and during every photo session.

Being a great observer and storyteller and capturing the countless special, fleeting moments that often go unrecorded is my specialty. From across the room I notice someone reach out their hand to hold another's. I jump in the middle of a crowd with my camera held above my head to get the shot to tell the story and I know what to say to the shy person who hates having their photo taken.

My images have been featured in publications ranging from The Washington Post and USA Today to The Detroit Free Press, Time Out New York, The New York Sun and Daily Candy. My product and food photos line the shelves of retailers nationwide including Target and Costco.

I was recently awarded by The Knot in the Best of Weddings category for my wedding photojournalism. I was awarded WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards™ 2014. I am also a member of the prestigious Wedding Photo Journalist Association.

As a youngster, I flipped through the pages of National Geographic awed and inspired by the world's varied cultures and landscapes. I was enriched by my experience as a first generation American growing up in Detroit, Michigan. My eyes wide and a mind full of ideas I studied photojournalism and set out to show how though we are different, our experiences are interconnected.

I worked in the photo departments of The Detroit Free Press and The New York Sun for six years before I began my studio Naheedence Photographic in New York City in 2005. I relocated to Los Angeles in 2011. I continue pursuing my passion for photography in my Echo Park/Silverlake neighborhood and downtown LA, to Santa Monica, Palos Verdes, Pasadena, Alhambra and beyond. LA is one big place! I am available for assignments throughout Southern California and nationwide.

Clients include: Jim Beam's Top Shelf Gourmet, Rene Mancini Beverly Hills, Soupman International, Google Earth, Karlin & Pimsler, Creative Soldier, Haute Press, Juice Generation and Silent Gypsy.