About Yellow Glasses Photography
let's get to know each other
We're Allison and Vikram
We're photographers, we're married, and we know a thing or two about a great love story (read ours below!), which is why we're so passionate about telling the beautiful, magical, one-of-a-kind love stories of each of our clients.
We like to think we're pretty cool and fun to hang out with (our son is still too young to disagree), which is actually an incredibly important part of choosing a photographer! Check out the rest of this page to get to know us a little bit better.
A whirlwind romance
Our Love Story
The year was 2013; Vikram had just moved across the world from India to Minneapolis for work, and Allison had stumbled upon a Bollywood dance group as a fun outlet for her love of Bollywood and Indian culture - Bollywood Dance Scene, or BDS. Each of us carried on with our separate lives. We wouldn't meet each other for a while, but unbeknownst to us the wheels of fate had already begun turning.
Flash forward to the spring of 2014, and Allison was persuaded by a friend to try out for a play that BDS was putting on. She was wrangled into trying out for an acting role, and ended up being cast as a bubbly Indophile - not unlike herself in real life - who travels to India for a friend's wedding. In the meantime, Vikram was pursued for a role in the play by someone else entirely, and was ultimately cast as a goofy, flirty Indian - not unlike himself in real life - who falls in love with the bubbly Indophile. Can you see where this is going? :)
Rehearsals began, and we officially met. The play was in August, so we spent the majority of our summer evenings together either rehearsing our flirtatious story arc, practicing our dance numbers together, or both. It wasn't long before the romance translated offstage, and as soon as the play was over we went on our first official date.
Once we started dating, things kicked into high gear FAST. Because of Vikram's age and the custom of arranged marriage in his culture, we found ourselves talking marriage within two months of dating! We got the go-ahead from our families and the following spring, Allison was completely blindsided by an enormous flash mob proposal that was Bollywood in every sense of the word. Of course, all of our BDS friends were there to celebrate the special moment with us – only they could manage to pull off such a feat!
Although we had known each other for less than a year at that point, we jetted off to India to get married in April 2015, then came back and after some whirlwind planning, had an American wedding that September. Both of our weddings were so beautiful yet SO different, but they were each perfect in their own way. We often joke with each other about getting married a third time - as if we're not already super-married enough :)
Are we photographers because we got married one too many times and caught the wedding bug? We suppose it's possible! Whatever the case, we've grown such a love and fondness for weddings, romance, and quite simply LOVE, which is why we adore what we do so much! We hope you enjoyed hearing our love story, and we can't wait to hear yours!
Our Favorite Things
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Our Son, Jasper
Being parents is FANTASTIC, and we mean that seriously or sarcastically depending on the day! Our son is so very smart and sweet, and he makes us laugh on a daily basis. He pronounces his name "Japper", he is obsessed with every vehicle on earth, and he loves to snuggle on the couch - what more could we ask for?? He's our big love, and if you met him we guarantee you'd love him too.
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Behind the Name
Why "Yellow Glasses"?
It’s because of Vikram’s actual yellow glasses! Ever since we met, his bright yellow glasses have been a staple of our relationship and signify our approach to photography: bright, joyful, and timeless (well, at least we think so!). He actually lost his original yellow glasses a few years ago, shortly after we chose the name, and we had to scramble to find another pair! We think they're a fun style accessory, but they also serve as an easy way to identify us at events and weddings too!
Now it's your turn!
We shared all about ourselves - now we'd love to hear about you! Fill out the form and tell us how we can capture your story. We can't wait to hear from you!