We arrived at Kovalam, sometime about 8 months earlier for Ashmita and Jeet's Wedding. It was one of those weddings where team-members flew in from different places across the country. I flew in from Goa, Sudhanshu from Jaipur, Lovely and Siddhesh from Mumbai, Purushottam from Delhi and Sinto and his team from Cochin. Logistics was a crazy nightmare for this wedding with flights at odd hours and people arriving across different dates and times. However, thanks to the understa
Kritika and Vivek got married in Jammu. We travelled a day before the main events for their Pre-Wedding shoot. When we eventually got to start the shoot it was past noon and Kritika had to be back home for a small ritual before sunset. So, we did not actually have much time. What was good was that the location we had selected was almost a forest and that provided us with patches of light and shadow. While wandering around in the location, we came across this nice red empty bu
Feminism! Shweta and I have discussed at times what it should mean and stand for. It could be a bit difficult to write about Feminism, being a man. There are countless problems and situations and inequalities women across the world have to face on a regular, if not daily basis. Its difficult to fully comprehend all of them without having to ever face them. Its true that these genuine problems need to be addressed and solutions found. When women (and sometimes, men) stand up t
If you have been following our work, you would already be familiar with Pragya and Divyanshu. We had published this small story (link) about them a few days ago.
At times brides and grooms want to keep things simple and do not want a big team to cover their wedding and so was the case with Pragya and Divyanshu. They just want good photographs and videos. I was photographing, and Soumak was on the video. We love such assignments too.
Here are the photos from the weddin
At times, brides and grooms cannot give time for Pre Wedding shoot. Sometimes they also do not want to pose at all. The two combined is not an easy situation for a photographer. Anyushka and Siddhant could give us only about 30 minutes for the Pre-Wedding shoot as they and their immediate family had just checked in and were facing some logistical problem. They had come out of a discussion and were about to go into another meeting to sort it out. And, they did not want to pose
We were having an impromptu discussion with Pragya as she was getting ready.
It was a single videographer assignment with Soumak on the camera. We did not have the luxury of a formal interview setup, and in any case, we have begun to realise that at times impromptu conversations bring out the best in a lot of people and have started to encourage that over formal interviews. Somehow, in the wedding film context, we feel they are more real too - but, then, that's our opinio
While covering weddings, we often come across little things that touch us profoundly. It might be something behind the scene or something that people who we interact with have told us. These little stories have a lot of emotional value but are difficult to express in just photographs. This blog, which we eventually want to expand into a series is our humble attempt at capturing such a story. We were sitting with Anyushka's mom, Mrs.Sangeeta Dhawan the day before the wedding c
|We have covered quite a few weddings in Dehradun by now. In fact, after Delhi NCR, its probably Dehradun where we get to travel the most. All the weddings we have covered so far in Dehradun had one thing common to them. They had a certain level of intimacy and warmth. Each one of them. Irrespective of how big or 'not big' they were. Soumak, recently travelled to Dehradun once again. To cover Arshrika and Ooril's wedding. It was one of those weddings where we spoke to only Ar
We had been to The Perfect Location, Faridabad quite a while ago - when they had just setup the place initially. It was a nice concept - having a private location with pretty backdrops, setups and props and complete with a fully equipped changing room. What more can one ask for? When Neha and Anant booked this lovely place for 8 hours for their PreWedding shoot, we were initially wondering what would we be shooting for 8 hours. It seemed way too long! However, when we reached
Prewedding shoots start at 5:00 AM and they start at 7:30 PM. They could go on till about 11:00 PM, maybe even a bit later. But, have you ever heard of a PreWedding shoot that starts at 1:00 AM in the morning and goes on till 3:30 AM? Pretty insane that would be, wouldn't it? Well, thats what we conceptualised this time and our super energetic couple Tarini and Ayush were up for it the moment we described the shoot to them. Later on they told us that the timing suited them be
As wedding photographers, we get to be with and photograph families up close. Some of the stories we get to cover are very inspirational - like this one. I recently submitted this photo story to the first SILK AWARDS - which coincided with SILK INSPIRE, India's first wedding photography 'festival'. The panel of judges chose this story as the 4th position winner - among more than 300 entries. The award will always mean so much to me as the panel of judges had amongst the leadi
The Newly-Married Mansi and Kartik, a fantastic property in the hills, mushy cloudy mornings and romantic sunny evenings. A beautiful story amidst the mountains. Let's just have these photos talk about their story. Photo Courtesy: Shweta #TheCreativeLens #PreWeddingPhotographerinDelhi #tclphotography #love #loveinthehills #justmarried
We love it when our clients want us to capture them as they are in their regular lives. Surprisingly, we have seen that all such clients share a very lovely chemistry between them. That being the case, its just about suggesting them some relaxing poses, finding some good light and finding some background that go with them. We love such shoots. They ensure that even 20 years down the line, they will still be able to relate to these nice memories. And that's what photos should
We recently went to Mussoorie for a PreWedding Shoot. It was supposed to be a lovely shoot in one of the best properties in Mussoorie - The Jaypee Residency Manor. The day was perfect. Bouts of sunny moments, followed by a calming cloud cover. In fact it also drizzled a bit that day. However, luck wasn't fully on our and particularly our would-be groom's side. He developed a back sprain because of which the shoot had to be cancelled. As we waited for the cab to take us back t
Our best times, our best memories are most often those that we had spent with our friends. Right from our school days, to when we were college going grown-ups and till date, we have shared our thoughts and feelings with our friends, spent innumerable hours having fun, shared some of the loudest laughters and have had the worst hangovers past a night with them. To a lot of us, our best friends have been the closest persons for us during our wedding. When Neera and Ketan had to
We suggest a lot of ideas to people for a PreWedding shoot, to make the photos different. However, its not too often that we come across a couple who are up for the ideas that would need them to step out of the comfort zone. Sadhvi and Varun were one such couple, who were ready to do whatever it takes to make their PreWedding shoot different. A PreWedding shoot at Chandni Chowk, where you have a crowd of people gathering to watch you whatever you do, can get quite unnerving.
Destination Weddings are always exciting to cover. There is often an extra element of beauty and a sense of closely knit charm to them, that makes them attractive to photograph. We don't mean to say that non-destination weddings are not as attractive. In fact, each wedding has its own story to tell which is attractive in its own way. So, what was it about this wedding that we loved - other than the fact that it was a destination wedding? We got to know two individuals who are
Three years ago, when Soumak and I had moved to Delhi, we were clueless on how madly we would fall in love with this city. To kickstart our blog we decided to choose a session with a feel of this city. This city has offered us a lot of love and success. Although Humayun's tomb is an overly used place for pre weeddings, there are areas in it that are less explored and will always remain our favourite if its the right time of the day. Christina and Sukant are a perfect couple.