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. In 2006, we 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!!!
We look forward to meeting you and hearing YOUR story!