PropsKaPitara
Evershine Nagar
Malad (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra 400064
India

About Me

Being an introvert at heart, I always expressed myself through my hand-crafted possessions. Ever since I was a child, my mother’s hand embroidered treasures, her speed at knitting, her finesse at the sewing machine had me mesmerised. I wanted to learn everything she knew and more. The countless hours needed to create something special never discouraged me. Growing up, I perceived my passion for a hobby. I studied Home Science, graduated with English Honours. I am a certified IATA Travel Agent, Diploma holder of Interior Design as well as Accessory Design. I have worked in a call centre, also as a transcription writer for almost 10 years in a post-production media house. But realised that my true calling is handcrafting.

I started pursuing my passion in 2015 with the start of a small handmade business. This is when I was first offered an opportunity to make my first photography prop. The challenge to create something based on a vision had me hooked! Eventually I realised that there was a tremendous growth in demand for newborn photography, but a dearth of prop vendors in India. Photographers in India struggled to find quality props. I seized this opportunity and set out on a mission to bridge this gap.

In April 2017 ‘Props Ka Pitara’ came into existence. I started making as well as sourcing quality props. I also support local artisans for all my wooden and metal props. It has been an adventure, with thrills as well as chills! The countless long days and late nights, to manage everything from accounts, logistics, inventory as well as designing and handcrafting props single-handedly, is a huge challenge. But what keeps me going is the love and appreciation from my clients as well as constant support from my friends and family. I love being a part of the most precious memories one would cherish for a lifetime. The appreciation I get for making a small contribution to a photo is priceless.

I am fortunate to be able to do what I love every day of my life. And I look forward to developing a relationship with you and help you with all your photography prop needs. Let’s create magical memories together.

Warm Regards,
Shruti Das.