LYNN JOHNSON  -- PHOTOJOURNALIST

Charmi Pena

www.charmipena.com

Embracing the sisterhood

From an Indian immigrant’s child, first generation American to the first woman of color Nikon Ambassador, the messages the world tried to send me about what I SHOULD be doing - and even COULD be doing - and what my gut said about what all women were capable of never quite met.

Over time, I found my voice, connected the dots, pushed back against the messages of the world - and stood on the shoulders of women who came before me who made my successes possible.

My story, in so many ways, is every woman’s story. From my lesson’s learned to tangible ways we can each use our businesses and voices to bring each other up, I hope everyone will walk away ready to conquer the world, and support every one of their sisters of all colors in doing the same.


About Charmi...

Charmi is a documentary wedding photographer based out of Princeton, NJ.  Her wedding work is focused on chasing the emotions of Indian weddings. She is passionate about preserving the intimacy of all weddings, but especially her culture. Her desire to honor its traditions keeps her driven to capture these weddings with the respect they deserve. As a proud, steadfast feminist and woman of color, she remains engaged in advocacy and activism in her free moments. While her schedule stays full, her one true joy & main priority are her family — her husband Patrick, and their two little boys, Viru and Jai.

www.charmipena.com

 

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