Deepak & Pooja : Tamil Wedding in Janki Resorts, Gujarat

Deepak & Pooja : Tamil Wedding in Janki Resorts, Gujarat

Deepak & Pooja : Tamil Wedding in Janki Resorts, Gujarat

Somewhere deep in the lockdown phase last year, Deepak contacted us from Ireland. A few calls and a zoom meeting later with both Deepak & Pooja, we were on-board. From there on, its been an incredible journey with them!

Deepak & Pooja’s story started in the lockdown phase itself, with an arranged marriage match. Soon in about four months, they had made the decision. And as they say, when its meant to be, then everything falls in place! 

What would remain with us throughout is how warm these two were in the whole process. And of course they look so adorable together, with a very ethereal and effortless chemistry. They were also open to many suggestions that we had to offer. And Infact the biggest one was to do a wedding in the outdoors. We made them realize that the difference would be really huge compared to doing the wedding indoors, and they in turn went about in convincing their parents. Together, they supported whole-heartedly in the vision we had for their wedding. And the result is for you all to see here.

South indian weddings are generally beautiful – with the pretty kanjeevarams, the immersive and significant rituals, the early morning light and the happiness all around. In this wedding, we got more than that. The best part was how both Deepak and Pooja reached out to each other, and always had a playful way of smiling, teasing and looking at each other. When you enjoy your wedding rituals so much, the pictures definitely talk about them. Here is their wedding blog story, scroll down to see the happiness & love. The beautiful and newly opened Janki Resorts played a great host as well.  

Thank you Deepak & Pooja for having us, we hope to see you in some part of the world, someday soon! 

Ketan & Ritu : Destination Wedding in Nainital

Ketan & Ritu : Destination Wedding in Nainital

Ketan & Ritu : Destination Wedding in Nainital

There are some warm stories, which stay with you for really long and this one is from the gorgeous hill station Nainital – The beautiful wedding story of Ketan & Ritambhara a.k.a Ritu. Ketan & Ritu chose the beautiful city of lakes, Nainital for their destination wedding, and we could not be more happier to be a part of their big day. What really stood apart is the simplicity, warmth and the serenity of this entire wedding, and you can definitely see in the photographs. 

The wedding festivities happened at the Shervani Hill Top Resort. The resort gives a totally unseen view of Nainital, and is totally quiet and peaceful, away from the maddening crowd. Having several photo-ops around, the resort was blooming with huge varieties of flowers. The beauty of nature is at its peak. But the person who made this wedding more special is the bride, Ritu. All because she was the bride who refused to smile and stated ” I will not smile, if you ask me to” :). Hands down the most quirkiest bride we have ever shot. And yet, we managed to frame the moments where she enjoyed herself to the fullest. Now, take a look down in the pictures below

Swati & Yash : Wedding in Bangalore

Swati & Yash : Wedding in Bangalore

Swati & Yash : Wedding in Bangalore

 

Our second outing at our favorite venue, Ganjam Mantap was with Swati & Yash.  The two-day wedding was a beautiful celebration of happy expressions, colours and rituals.  Swati is really expressive, as evidently seen in her getting ready shots, catching up with old friends and relatives and her happiness and smiles being with Yash and starting this new journey!

Also, these days parents are increasingly understanding the value of good photography and are ready to get the best for their children’s wedding. They are leaving no stones unturned in coordinating, right from getting us on-board till the delivery of the pictures. In this case, Swati’s parents got in touch with us for her wedding photography as she works in US and were the single point of contact through the entire process. 

The key highlights of the venue is in the details, which was throughly explored through the pictures including the beautiful ponds, the spiral staircase, doors on the main mantap and the walls painted with mango leaves, surrounded by sheer elegance and bliss.

Photography : Anupam Maurya & Sunny Mhatre

 

 

 

 

 

Raghav & Shreya : The Retreat, Madh Island

Raghav & Shreya : The Retreat, Madh Island

Raghav & Shreya : The Retreat, Madh Island

It was last year, Anupam met Raghav and Shreya at StarBucks, BKC for the first time to discuss about their wedding photography. It became very clear to him that they were putting a lot of efforts and carefully planning their wedding and they wouldn’t settle for anything less than perfect. Both of them had very strong tastes and preferences and they were specifically impressed with our recent work.  For a couple whose romance started in their college and they have been together ever since, they were at very much ease with each other and it was all evident. They wanted to have all their wedding functions at one location, have a grand celebration at a destination which was close to Mumbai and yet beautiful enough for their big fat wedding.

 

The Retreat Hotel and Convention Centre at Madh Island in Mumbai was the perfect place. With a beautiful property located on the beach, a big pool, lovely gardens with dense palm trees, a big Convention Centre, and the luxury to have baraat inside the hotel gates made it the most coveted location. As of now, most 5 star hotels and clubs often don’t allow Baraat to take place in their compound. It was the dream venue to get married and also for us to shoot at the same time. We had done a pre-visit to the destination before their actual wedding in February 2016  so that our excution becomes easier.

The wedding celebrations spread across 2 full days. The first day was marked with Myra and Mehandi and the second day started with Haldi function of the bride and groom and then a great pool party in the afternoon. We had a great time in covering some great shots of the splash, plunge and the unlimited fun at the pool. After the pool party the groom and bride got ready and Baraat started at 5 PM. While Shreya was getting ready she could feel the excitement of the Baraat with every phone call and friends walking in through the door bringing the progress of the Baraat. They exchanged Jai maal on the stage amidst pyro fireworks and then moved to a smaller lawn with an open sky mandap for the wedding ceremonies.The Baraat and jaimaal took place in early evening, which gave us the perfect natural sunlight to capture photos with great color and light.

However during the wedding rituals the lighting was very dim. For such situations we carried  Halogen Porta lights and also multiple flashes. As there was no power supply with sockets in the open lawn, we quickly set up off camera flashes on Bluetooth triggers. We are always prepared for any kind of lighting and having a team helps to deal with such situations. Here are the captures from those eventful days.

 

 

 

 

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