Rishika and Lohit : Wedding in Vijayawada

Rishika and Lohit : Wedding in Vijayawada

Rishika and Lohit : Wedding in Vijayawada

A love-story unlike any where India’s Lawn-Tennis champion Rishika was  won over by an IITian and Data Scientist – Lohit. 

Rishika and Lohit, first came in contact through their parents. Being a professional Tennis player, Rishika’s parents were finding it difficult to look for a good match for her. Their initial thought was to look for proposals from boys settled in US and hence Rishika parent’s decided to send her for Lawn Tennis training for a whole year to US, just to see if she would like US to settle in. By the time Rishika started liking US, the destiny had Lohit for her who was based in Hyderabad itself.  They started texting each other and hit it off immediately. The first thing she noticed was their shared sense of humor as she puts it, “He laughs at my lame jokes”. You will get a better glimpse in their chemistry from their film itself. 

Lohit, on his part, was armed by the information passed on by his parents, and a few google searches knew that Rishika was a catch! Meanwhile, Lohit was charmed by Rishika’s humility and down to earth nature and decided that she was The One. So when she returned home from the US and met him for the very first time at the airport, he proposed!

In her own words, this is how the crazy proposal went –

“When we finally were going to meet, we both were so nervous, we barely slept that night. We knew the connection was strong but the fact that we never saw each other and wanted things to be exactly how we are imagining it to be made us feel that way. Fortunately, things did turn out the way we wanted and the connection was true! He proposed on day 2 with a no-option-answer, as his note said – “Will you marry me”? 1. Yes, 2. Not no.”

The first event we covered for the two was at Tatipaka. The ceremony was called Pellikoduku and started early in the morning. Purifying the groom was the purpose of this ceremony. Lohit, dressed in a sherwani-chudiar attire, saw his outfit quickly change colors as he got covered in oodles of turmeric paste, flowers and water. A fun scene indeed!

Day two began with shooting the Mehendi Ceremony at Vijayawada. This was followed by Sangeet, where the couple, with friends and family in tow, danced the night away.

The duo looked picture perfect with Rishika dolled up in a Peachy-colored Lehenga and Lohit in a Nehru jacket and Kurta-Chudidar. We were so thrilled to capture them having an absolute blast. Their beaming faces and wide smiles just spoke volumes about the fun they had!

The next day’s ceremony, called Pellikuturu, was held for the bride and took place at Vijayawada as well. With daybreak yet to happen, the ceremony began at 5.30 am. Rishika was a vision in pastel-colored Kanchi Saree, accompanied by flowers that adorned her and completed the look.

Following this, the Wedding took place in the evening, at the SS Convention Hall, and continued late into the midnight, ending with the Muhuratam Ceremony.

For the wedding, Rishika had dressed to the nines and looked every bit the South Indian belle in a red Kanchi Saree. No less was Lohit, who looked just as dashing in a red and beige Sherwani Chudi suit!  Together, they made up for some lovely couple shots!

Amidst the chaos of the wedding, our sporty bride kept her spirits high and flying. The funky photo-shoot we had with her friends is a testimony of just that.

The wedding came to an end with the Vratam Pooja, which was held at Hyderabad. Starting relatively late, at 7.30 am, we captured the couple taking part in the function with Rishika decked up in Kanchi Saree again and Lohit, in a Kurta and Chudidar piece, as they headed for the home run.

We truly enjoyed covering this wedding. The beauty of the coastal Andhara, replete with its overarching Palm trees, endless green cover and traditional homes has shone through our photos. Our time spent with the duo was an enriching experience. We got to immerse ourselves in their culture once more, after covering Rishika’s cousin’s Saket and Sri Lakshmi’s Wedding at Vijaywada in 2018 and witnessing the joys and nuances of a traditional Telegu Wedding. Thank you for choosing us again, we wish you both a healthy and happy married life!

 

 

 

 

 

Nomchin & Udbhav : Destination Wedding in Alwar Bagh

Nomchin & Udbhav : Destination Wedding in Alwar Bagh

Nomchin & Udbhav : Destination Wedding in Alwar Bagh

A two states wedding in 2018 that gave us all the feels, that has to be Nomchin & Udbhav’s Wedding in Alwar. This was our second outing with Nomchin & Udbhav (the first was at their engagement)

Lets start first with the beautiful wedding film of Nomchin & Udbhav – Reverse Two States which we made with all love!

Nomchin & Udbhav, both Bitsians, based in USA, planned their wedding at Alwar Bagh in Alwar, which happens to be Nomchin’s hometown. Nomchin is a Punjabi and Udbhav is a South Indian. And the couple opted for a south indian wedding and a north indian reception. And this is how it looked like with all the colourful vibes and happiness and smiles. One striking part about the wedding was that all the festivities majorly happened in the open, making way for some stunning photographs. Now let us take you through Nomchin & Udbhav’s wedding story!

 

 

Punita & Omkar : Offbeat Pre-Wedding Shoot in Mumbai

Punita & Omkar : Offbeat Pre-Wedding Shoot in Mumbai

Punita & Omkar : Offbeat Pre-Wedding Shoot in Mumbai

We are sure you will find this pre-wedding shoot unusual and different from what you may have seen so far.  Well, if not entirely then in a great measure this was the first time we shot an intimate pre-wedding shoot. As couples increasingly look to do something different from the rest, they are ready to get out of their comfort zone and try new ideas. We feel the best way to do something is different is to personalise the shoot by letting the photographs depict your personality and story. 

Omkar & Punita wanted an unusual and different pre-wedding shoot from the beginning. We brainstormed on many ideas ranging from basing it on their personality, shooting it entirely in a studio to even an intimate boudoir shoot. What finally we ended up doing was a mix of the usual to unusual. Hence photographs reflect their chemistry at Mumbai’s iconic Gateway of India, a comic re-enactment of how they met through their mutual friend – Pranav, their first kiss in a Kaali-Peeli and finally an intimate shoot in a beautiful property – Seven Sands Villa, in Lonavala which culminated with a re-staging of Tip Tip Barsa Pani from the movie Mohra. Location for the second half the pre-wedding was Seven-Sands Villa in Lonavala. Thanks to Vishal and Mrinal and their hospitality we had a hassle free shooting experience at their property. 

 

 

Govindam & Elizabeth: Wedding at Home

Govindam & Elizabeth: Wedding at Home

Govindam & Elizabeth: Wedding at Home

At AMP, we have shot variety of weddings. But still this one is a first. Govindam and Elizabeth’s wedding in Mumbai is something which breaks all conventions and stereotypes. This is the first time we witnessed an intimate inter-religious wedding which took place at home. Breaking the shackles of conventions truly!

Govindam Yadav, a BITS Pilani alumni hailing from Lucknow, UP met Elizabeth Mathew, a Malayali christian while working and they decided on forever. Both the families heartily accepted their decision. The wedding venue was Elizabeth’s home in Mumbai. This was quite refreshing to witness and photograph, as there were only limited close knit people at the house. The atmosphere was very relaxed and least stressful. As they got married, they also set a new trend and reminded us marriages are not always about grand celebrations, but resolve and promises made by two individuals to spend their lives with the blessings of their loved ones. This wedding was also featured by Weddingsutra

 

 

 

Albert and Rebecca : Christian wedding in Navi Mumbai

Albert and Rebecca : Christian wedding in Navi Mumbai

Albert and Rebecca : Christian wedding in Navi Mumbai

This time around we got an opportunity to cover the wedding of Albert and Rebecca who got married in Nerul church through Syrian Christian customs followed by a grand reception at the CIDCO exhibition center. So most of our clients are predominantly the couple who first get in touch with us. But of late we are finding that parents are now increasingly getting in touch with us, which is a testimony of the paradigm shift which is taking place in Wedding Photography. These days parents are increasingly understanding the value of good photography and are ready to get the best for their children’s wedding. In this case as Albert works in UK with Apple Inc, his dad was in constant touch with us and brought us on-board. 

Albert hails from Mumbai while Rebecca is from Chennai. Their wedding took place in Nerul church atop the hill in Navi Mumbai. You will get to see the story of the day unfolded more through the groom’s side as we were hired to do so. We love covering Christian Wedding as they are not so hectic in their schedule and are really fun and have a lot of character to them.  Will now let the photographs tell the story.