A wedding is a once in a lifetime occassion. It is also perhaps THE MOST important occassion in one's life. That is the reason why you put in the effort to check out the work of several photographers, talk to them, check out their packages and finally entrust one person or one team to document this memorable day for you. There are several deciding factors that narrows down the selection. The two most important ones that almost everyone bases their decision on are the portfoli
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
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
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
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
Wedding photographers love good locations and it's not very difficult to guess why. Probably the most important reason is that it helps create good backgrounds in photos. With destination weddings in forts, palaces, beaches and exotic hotels becoming increasingly popular as wedding destinations, we are bombarded with beautiful photos shot at lovely locations. Its, but natural that every wedding photographer would love to shoot at these locations. However, there are other aspe