Aditi and Gauravhad a post-wedding shoot in Dubai. Most people would say Dubai is known for its wealth, skyscrapers, luxury shopping, glitzy nightlife, and white-clad Arabs driving expensive cars on desert roads. Dubai during the night is beautiful with the skyscrapers glowing in the dark and the dancing rain fountains captivating everyone’s attention. We made use of the brilliant scenery in our photos. We have a blast photographing this couple!
Mona and Imran’s dreamy destination wedding still gives us all the feels! They got married in Southern Palms, Kenya which sits at the edge of the Indian Ocean on the gorgeous, renowned Diani Beach where the white sand and blue skies played a huge role in these swoon-worthy photos! We were so happy to be a part of their stunning, crazy, three-day-long party with close family and friends coming from afar to celebrate this special occasion.
Their Pre Wedding was just as beautiful as the country and the couple we were shooting. We got a couple of dreamy shots of them walking along the shores of Diani Beach and course a couple of fun playful shots!
Mehendi Ceremony was a chill event with Mona getting her hands designed and people gathering around for dinner.
Imran’s Dirty Pithi Ceremony was an affair that we couldn’t have even imagined. His friends and family threw water at him, emptied bottles of ketchup and mustard, and broke eggs on his head! Then he went for a dip in the water to get rid of the pantry items on his body!
Mandvo & Pithi was a more formal ceremony where their close ones congratulated them and gave their blessings.
Sangeet was a memorable affair with incredible performances by the family followed by more dancing throughout the night. For Imran’s performance he came sporting a colourful vest flaunting his 6 pack abs and dazzled everyone with his moves. The rest of the night was so much fun that we found ourselves grooving to the beat and tapping our feet while shooting!
Mona’s bridesmaid’s were the cutest! After helping her get ready, we got beautiful portraits of Mona and her nice moment of Imran and his father getting ready for the big day ahead. Their wedding venue set against the backdrop of the ocean with white roses was truly beautiful. After their Nikkah got over, the smiles on their faces were ever so bright. The joy radiating off both their faces was apparent as you can see!
Later that day in the evening, the couple made their entry with a bang towards the Reception where the celebrations continued with a cake cutting, the first dance by the couple, speeches from the family and a father-daughter dance. The party went on till dawn with people drinking and dancing the night away.
Bengali Weddingsare a vibrant affair and involve many unique rituals that are followed very passionately and this sets it apart from other regions in the country.
Arunabho & Sagarika’s wedding took place at Basho Bougainvillea in Karjat, set amidst the unspoiled beauty of lush green Sahyadri mountains and overlooking the stunning Mulshi Lake! They had their wedding after the first wave of covid died down, it was a truly intimate yet rustic wedding celebration with only limited close friends and family in the bliss of nature with breathtaking views. The colorful yet elegant decor complimented the charm of the backyard wedding festivities very well. The Petite Project did a great job creating the perfect vibe in this off-beat but breathtaking place. We had a great time capturing a lot of beautiful moments at this wedding!
Mehendi was a chill get-together where everyone bonded over a few drinks and danced. Haldi is always eventful and the friends and family had the time of their lives drenching the couple in water and flowers. The Wedding Ceremony has the most fun ritual, Saat Pak, where Arunabho waited anxiously for his bride who donned a red and gold banarasi looking gorgeous as ever!
Check out the beautiful images we clicked at this wedding!
Beachside Engagement at Radisson Blu Resort, Mamallapuram
Nomchin and Udbhav’s beautiful beachside engagement took place at Raddison Blu Temple Bay, Mamallapuram with unparalleled views of the Bay of Bengal, and shore temples on the other end. This ceremony bought their close friends and family together to bless the couple and celebrate this special occasion. We got a few beautiful getting-ready shots and cute couple portraits and thereafter Nomchin and Udbhav made their entry to the stage and the crowd cheered for them proudly. After the formalities of the puja, rings were exchanged and the party went on till their feet hurt from dancing.
Their wedding happened at Alwarbagh by Amod, it was a stunning two-states affair. Checkout the wedding photos & film!
Check out their stunning engagement photo set here!
We always wanted to do a pre-wedding shoot in Hampi, one of the best locations for pre-wedding in India, undoubtedly. This was our second outing with Sachin & Neeraja, post covering their engagement in July last year. And one day at a meeting in our office, we brainstormed together and decided to shoot their pre wedding at Hampi. It was a unanimous decision, and all of us were thrilled and waited eagerly for the shoot.
Sachin is a lawyer and Neeraja is a dentist by profession. Sachin & Neeraja are the classic case of how “opposites attract each other”. Its an arranged love story, that they call it. But once you meet them, you will feel that they know each other since ages. Their love, chemistry & joys in enjoying little moments and taking turns to tease each other are something which makes their relationship more special & unique. And naturally, we were thrilled to be on-board the second time for their pre-wedding shoot in Hampi.
So, we were all set. We left the next day after Diwali last year, 8th Nov, 2018. Little did we know we were up on an adventure that we would not forget the rest of our lives. The plan was to travel Hampi via road. We got the delivery of our new car Tata Nexon on the day of Diwali. And Anupam was really thrilled to take it out the next day. We were set to cover a distance of 730 km in 13 hrs. Sachin & Neeraja also joined us on road, in their Renault Captur.
Hampi is charismatic even in its ruined state, the beauty lies in the temples, ruins of palaces, remains of aquatic structures, ancient market streets, royal pavilions, bastions, royal platforms, treasury buildings. And when there is an even more charismatic & enthusiastic couple, the joy of shooting is all the more. Together with #saneera & the temples, the ruins & the boulder strewn structures, we made some stunning photographs. And, all the drive and the journey throughout was really worth it!
We shot across multiple locations starting off with Virupaksha Temple in the background at the Hemakutta Group of temple complex. This pretty much took the entire one morning. Thereafter we advanced to structures at Hampi Bazaar opposite the Krishna Temple. In the evening we proceeded to the hill of RaghunathTemple. This has a great view of the sunset and is free of any interruptions and guards. The best part of shooting in Hampi is that one doesn’t really need to shoot at Famous temple but you can always choose a hillock with some ruins around or a hill simply with a good view. The whole landscape is very beautiful with big boulders and small hillocks, lush green fields and the Tungabhadra River flowing across this landscape lending it a scenic charm. On driving back to Mumbai we took a detour to Pattadakal & Badami.
A few things to keep in mind (for the photographers & the couples) if you decide to shoot in Hampi – a. Do take permission from the authorities of the place before planning a shoot in Hampi, b. Carry comfortable shoes as it involves a lot of climbing up and down on the boulder structures. c. Carry hair spray, as it might get too windy to hold your locks in place. Now, checkout their amazing photos as below –