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We are Prem and Cheridy Mukherjee of Arising Images. The road to photography has been an interesting journey. My passion for photography came while I was doing a study abroad in Sydney, Australia. I realized how beautiful the world can be and I had a desire to somehow capture a small portion of that beauty to share with others. While in Australia I had my first true introduction to the Christian church. Since then I have given my life to Christ. Very soon after, I found a church back at home in MI (Kensington Community Church) and then met Cheridy while at a friends house from church. We met in January of 2000 and both knew immediately that this was just the beginning. We got engaged four months later and were married on June 2nd, 2001. Not too long after Cheridy started helping me and encouraging me to continue to pursue photography. After getting married, we had ample opportunity to travel and I wanted to develop my photographic skills for the purpose of fine art travel photography.
I was inspired by the likes of David Muench and the late Galen Rowell. I would look at their images and dream of visiting those magical places. My photography started in an attempt to capture awe inspiring images that would make other people want to plan their next vacation. We were blessed with the opportunity to travel and experience the beauty in the world that God has created!
Soon after, Cheridy started to encourage me to do photos of people and with that, we found the unlimited potential of using photography to capture some of the most special moments in life. With Cheridy's encouragement and assistance, I began to shoot portraits and weddings and trained Cheridy to use a camera and now we shoot together as a husband and wife team. There is no greater reward than bringing joy to people through our work. We were having so much fun doing weddings and portraits that we decided that this was the career for us. We have since made photography a full time business and we're looking forward to the opportunities that God provides with each coming day.
We are now doing photography that captures all aspects of life from cute snuggly babies, kids that run and play, high school seniors that want to show off their individualism, to weddings which are the best days of peoples lives. We truly have the BEST job in the world!!!

To read a few personal things and fun facts about Prem, check out this blog post:
http://arisingimages.com/blog/things-about-prem/4666/

We look forward to meeting you and being a part of YOUR story!



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This is Chelsea. She is our resident super hero.
Chelsea started working for us in 2012.
She won't admit any of this stuff so I have to say it for her.
She is one of the most hard working people I've ever met and she is ridiculously good at her job!

She is now taking care of most of our editing and album design work along with heading up some of our high school senior programs and much more!

FUN FACT: She has a ferret

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AWARDS, PUBLICATIONS, and ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Imaging USA 2012 Convention Platform Speaker (January 2012)
Black River Imaging Tradeshow Speaker (January 2012)
JuneBug Weddings - Best of the Best 2011
Professional Photographers of Ohio Convention Speaker (March 2011)
3rd place out of 250 photographers in the "Best Photographer in Detroit" WDIV contest in 2010
In Frame Bride Magazine Feature Article (2009-2010 Edition)
2nd place out of 250 photographers in the "Best Photographer in Detroit" WDIV contest in 2009
Professional Photographer Magazine - June 2009
The Knot - Best of Weddings 2008/2009 Pick by local brides (listed at above and beyond service)
Best of Project Wedding 2008
Rangefinder Magazine - April 2009
Imaging USA - Phoenix 2009 - Convention Speaker
The Knot - Real Weddings - Alicia and Steve - Spring/Summer 2009
Voted 2008 Best Photographer in Detroit in the WDIV vote 4 the best.
The Knot - Real Weddings - Kasey and Jordan Fall/Winter 2008
Voted 2007 Best Photographer in Detroit in the WDIV vote 4the best.
Nirali Magazine - June 2007
Style Magazine - September 2006 "Weddings"
Zook Award 2005 - Album Design Contest




Cheridy and I were married on June 2nd, 2001. When we got married we didn't know anything about the photography industry and were not even aware that creative wedding photography existed. For the sake of having better photos, in October 2009, we got dressed back up to do better photos.

Here's a link to our original photos from 6-2-2001

 

 
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