I'm Niharika.

I am the photographer behind Celestial Amethyst Photography. I’m based out of Northern Virginia and lived here all my life, so I know a bit or two about the most instagrammable places in the DMV area.

I started photography back in 2010 and got serious about it starting 2016. Over the years, I’ve mastered my camera’s manual settings and various photo editing techniques to create a professional and stunning image. I now shoot with a top-of-the-line camera, my Canon 5D Mark III and a 24-105mm f/4L IS lens. My photo editing software of choice is both Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. I took the leap to start my own business, once people started reaching out to me to shoot their head shots, college events, anniversary parties, and other major life events.

Celestial Amethyst Photography is about creating beautiful images and capturing major milestones, whether it is through portraits or events. I look to capture your unique personality and style. I pride myself in great customer service and bring a positive energy to every photo shoot. If there is one thing my clients say about me, it is that I am extremely good at making my client comfortable and make even the shyest person open up during their photo shoot.

As my business grew over these past three years, I’ve grown a following on Instagram of more than 5.2k followers. This opened new doors for me to work with some of the biggest brands such as Zillow, Aveda, Linksys, Sun Basket, and more.

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What Clients Say

Niharika is a great photographer. She’s photographed a school event that I was hosting with my organization and the pictures turned out lovely. She knows how to find people’s best angles and how to work in a fast-paced environment. I recommend hiring her, whether it’s for an event or a personal photo shoot.

Fereshta Hamidzada

I had never done a photoshoot before, and I had wanted four photoshoots done, each with their own concept and visual aesthetic. I was so impressed by how professional and easy the entire process was. Niharika provided me a safe space to express the wild ideas I had. She was receptive to the creative challenge, and we fed off each other's creative energies. That is how you know you can be yourself on and off the camera with your photographer: they treat you and your ideas with respect, and they are excited to grow with you as you model for them.

Ankur Bhatia

My biggest fear when I first did a session was that I would not know what to do (how to pose, smile, look natural etc.) since I didn’t have much previous experience and wasn’t confident with my skills. However, with Niharika’s useful tips as well as her very relaxed nature during the entire shoot, I not only felt more comfortable but also more confident in myself as well.

Moonisha Rahman

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