Arash, the less you know about him, the better it is, for your own sake. He has the dubious distinction of being funny, yet most of his audience tends not to get it, and fall into the trap. They ask questions, and that is when he preys on them (Ricken has a word of caution for you...please go with the flow and do not ask questions, for your own sanity). He's done his Masters of Science from New York, where he claims, one of the best universities in downtown Manhattan (a claim Ricken has serious doubts on) and has been a management consultant, leading some seriously sounding service lines for one of the major global consulting company in the US, Australia and the Middle East. However, again, as most clichés have it, the true calling was when he is behind his lens. He goes all PHOTOGRAPHERISH (his uncanny ability to mop the floor (ask him how he does it...when you meet him...there are quite a few stories he will be more than happy divulge) whilst shooting, his tree climbing prowess in taking that top view shots etc.) on whatever is in front of him. Whilst Ricken owns a Harley, Arash is a recent convert from Harley to a Kawasaki Z800. If you've have had enough of the ghazals on the recption of your wedding, and are looking for some entertainment, do mention, to Ricken, about Arash's conversion. If you haven't had fireworks display at your wedding, there is quite a possibility for one to erupt.
Ricken is an entrepreneur, ran a successful apparel business, has had his Masters from one of the top universities in London (his claim, Arash has his serious doubts though!!!!). However, as most of the clichés go, photography was his true calling. He put in a lot of time and effort in growing his organic apparel business, however, the days when he got back from his shoots, were the days, in his words as he puts it, that were "most productive and fulfilling". No more rambling. He is the rock behind ARotography, the steady yet deceptively hilarious force that keeps ARotography going. Although should not mention here, Arotoraphy and all that jazz, photoraphy and the words here should highlight how good they are and why they would be your best bet on your D day, truth canont be hidden. If Ricken says he does not have the dates to oblige you with for your photoshoot, it mostly probably is because he might just be scheduled to ride up to Ladakh and not because he is so swamped with work that he cannot accomodate you. Do ask him this when in the off chance you he does not oblige with you. Ricken rides a Harley Davidson.