Behind the lens

Athavan "Astro" Rajaratnam




I’m a photographer, an animator, a husband and a father. It all began when I was in high-school. Like many I had no real clue as to what to do in life. I grew up with cartoons all my life and it was one day when I saw Reboot on TV that I knew I wanted to do. The visual look of the show was so different from anything out there at the time and I was awe struck. Then came Toy Story in 1995 and it sealed the deal.

I looked into schooling for animation and pursued my dreams of becoming an animator. After school I worked on various movies. You can see a sample of my animation work at The animation industry works by contracts and projects and it was in early 2008 after I finished working on The Incredible Hulk, with some time off that I began to pursue my passion for photography.

Photography has always been a passion and I have been taking pictures ever since I was a child. Growing up my family traveled all over the world and we always had a camera with us. That’s how I began taking pictures.

Midnight Studios was born. I made sure we were a high-end boutique wedding photography studio catering to clients looking for documentation of their real love story and not just boring snapshots. Midnight Studios, prides itself in providing the utmost personal experience that is truly unique and unforgettable. It’s your special day which is all about relationships with your family and spouse. We specialize in those real relationships and strive to make images that you will love today and cherish tomorrow.

-Athavan Rajaratnam