Suruchi Drolia




๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India



2 awards left until the Senior Member

3rd place in India

With us

4 months

Studio Name

Suruchi Drolia photography

I'm Suruchi Drolia, a professional portrait photographer, based out of Bengaluru, India. I have this insatiable love for memories and photos.

Now, here's a little background on me. I actually started as a Chartered Accountant, delving into the world of tax consulting for a decade. But you know what? My heart was calling me towards something different, something that truly set my soul on fire. And that's when I discovered my passion for photography.

I took a leap and completed a full-time summer course in photography in New York, from Parsons School of Design. Ever since then, I've been immersing myself in the magical realm of portrait & fashion photography.

Winning photos

Letโ€™s talk about rising stars... and dough! I just wrapped up the most delightful shoot with Kavita, a baker in our community whose passion for her craft is like a sculptor who breathes life into raw clay.Every creation, from baguettes to brioche, is a masterpiece to be savoured.

We brainstormed, planned, and executed this shoot with flour-dusted hands and infectious laughter. The final results are sure to make you hungry for beauty (and maybe a delicious bagel).

But hereโ€™s the real question for YOU: What hidden passions do you bring to your everyday life?

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"๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ." - ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—ฃ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ๐˜€. โœจ

๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ก๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ท๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐— ๐˜‚๐—ธ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ป, a force of nature and living proof of that "little extra." ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜†๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐˜€๐˜„๐—ถ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ doesn't just glide through water โ€“ he conquers it. Every stroke, every push, speaks a story of resilience, grit, and a spirit that shines brighter than any gold medal.

Niranjan's heroes? Swimming legends like Michael Phelps, Adam Peaty, and Ryan Lochte. But here's the secret: Niranjan isn't just chasing their shadows โ€“ he's carving his own path, paving the pool with his own brand of extraordinary.

I had the privilege of capturing Niranjan's power and grace in a recent photoshoot, and let me tell you, it took my breath away. I saw the determination in his eyes, the strength in his every movement, and the quiet confidence that whispered, "watch me fly."

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Thereโ€™s power in capturing women entrepreneurs. They radiate a captivating blend of passion, determination, creativity and resilience. As a portrait photographer, Iโ€™m drawn to this energy. Their journeys inspire me โ€“ the risks theyโ€™ve taken, the struggles theyโ€™ve overcome and the success theyโ€™ve built. It is an honour to be a part of their story, to translate their drive and vision into a powerful image.

Thatโ€™s exactly what it was like working with ๐‰๐š๐ฒ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ข ๐๐ก๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐š๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ฒ๐š, ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐œ๐จ-๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ˆ๐ง๐๐ข๐š ๐‡๐ž๐ฆ๐ฉ & ๐‚๐จ. โ€“ a company that breathes sustainability.

Jayantiโ€™s passion for building a greener future isnโ€™t just about the bottom line; sheโ€™s deeply committed to empowering women aswell. Our entire photoshoot was a whirlwind of her infectious energy, and the crew? An amazing all-female force! The shoot was testament of Jayantiโ€™s collaborative spirit and a reminder of the magic we brew when women join forces.

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โ€œ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—œ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด, ๐—œ ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐˜๐˜€โ€, ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ (@rajini.padmanaban ), founder of ๐—ž๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—น, that works with artisans and weavers of ๐——๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฎ (@dwaraka_kalamkari ) and ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ (@kalenele) across the South Indian states, shared with a smile that lit up her home studio.
I was in her garage cum studio transformed into a vibrant haven, filled with hand-woven treasures. Rajini, the beating heart of Kudil, proudly showcased each piece, her eyes sparkling with the stories behind them.
She recounted a heartwarming moment when she met the artisans of ๐——๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฎ ๐—ฃ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜€ (@dwaraka_kalamkari). The loving voices of artisans echoed her passion for empowering their community.

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I can still feel the energy that Varsha brings with her. A true force of nature, who I was so grateful to photograph. Varsha, a National Level Sprinter, shared her journey of dreaming big and chasing them with the same grit, endurance, and passion.
As I captured the clarity and determination in her eyes, she walked me through the hardest years of her life.
An injury is hard to recover from and for an athlete, it is quite a battle for both the body and the mind. Varsha describes hers as challenging yet very rewarding and beautiful. What doesn't break us, does leave us stronger. Her consistency and self-paced momentum helps her prepare for the race that lasts a few seconds. But, how to make those seconds count completely relies on her focus and hunger for the goal.
"Donโ€™t give up. Be consistent. Itโ€™s not over night results but a lifetime of happiness."
A fitting message from her to young, aspiring athletes, which applies to us all.

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Wise words and even warmer smiles! โœจ My photoshoot with ๐— ๐˜€. ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ (@payalrnath 's mom) was a true inspiration.

Coming from an army family (with both her father and husband serving in the India-Pak war!), her strength and grace shine through.

Ms. Meenakshi's hands weren't just strong from life's challenges, they reflected quiet joy and warmth as she spoke of her love for embroidery and knitting. Each stitch in her personalized hampers for her grandchildren isn't just yarn, it represents threads of love and legacy, passed down through generations.

But beyond the beautiful crafts, she shared a life lesson that resonated deep within me: "You can't stay in the tunnel forever. You'll move forward, either towards the dark or the light, but there will always be a way out."

Her words are a reminder that even in the darkest tunnels, even when life throws shadows our way, the choice to move forward, to seek the light, always remains with us.

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"Lost connection"

๐’•๐’‚๐’‘, ๐’”๐’„๐’“๐’๐’๐’, ๐’„๐’๐’Š๐’„๐’Œ -
๐’”๐’๐’–๐’๐’…๐’” ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’… ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’–๐’๐’…
๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’š ๐’ˆ๐’ ๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’๐’•
๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’๐’ƒ๐’๐’Š๐’—๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’‡๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ˆ๐’“๐’๐’–๐’๐’…

๐’„๐’–๐’“๐’—๐’†๐’…, ๐’…๐’Š๐’”๐’‡๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’–๐’“๐’†๐’…, ๐’‚๐’„๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ -
๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’•๐’˜๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’„๐’Œ๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’๐’๐’†๐’๐’š ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’”
๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’†๐’๐’”๐’† ๐’…๐’Š๐’… ๐’˜๐’† ๐’†๐’™๐’‘๐’†๐’„๐’•?
๐’‚๐’‡๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’“๐’” ๐’Š๐’ ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’„๐’๐’„๐’๐’๐’๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’…๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’•๐’‚๐’ ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’”

๐’๐’–๐’Ž๐’ƒ, ๐’”๐’‚๐’…, ๐’ƒ๐’Š๐’•๐’•๐’†๐’“ -
๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’‡๐’‚๐’„๐’†๐’”, ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’”๐’๐’–๐’๐’”
๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž ๐’†๐’™๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’„๐’“๐’๐’˜๐’…
๐’š๐’†๐’• ๐’๐’Š๐’—๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚๐’๐’๐’๐’†

๐’…๐’†๐’†๐’‘, ๐’…๐’‚๐’“๐’Œ, ๐’…๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’• -
๐’Š๐’” ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’๐’ƒ๐’๐’Š๐’—๐’Š๐’๐’
๐’‚ ๐’”๐’‚๐’‡๐’† ๐’”๐’‘๐’‚๐’„๐’†, ๐’‚ ๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’Ž๐’๐’๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’“
๐’ƒ๐’–๐’• ๐’…๐’†๐’—๐’๐’Š๐’… ๐’๐’‡ ๐’„๐’๐’๐’๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’

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Scars and Wisdom

'Hindsight' is a powerful thing.
Who we used to be and what we went through must feel different in that moment in time. In the present, if we reflect, it can show us so much we couldn't fathom then.

Thinking back on how we dealt with a situation before versus now, can show you growth, progress, learnings, or just a change โ€“ in you and in your life. It is not to say that what probably hurt you before won't now, but, how you deal with it or perceive it, will change. We can reduce it to the 'beauty of time', but let's give ourselves some 'credit'.

What we go through, changes our composition โ€“ our coping skills, self-awareness, emotional quotient, resilience, cognitive skills, and so much more.

But, what I can't say is 'when' that happens for each of us and how we choose to take it. Yet, my hope would be that if bad days or challenges find you, they don't break you, but leave you new. Rich with inspiration, strength, and reform.

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