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. 

 

 

Azra & Murtuza : Couple  Shoot in Mumbai

Azra & Murtuza : Couple Shoot in Mumbai

Azra & Murtuza : Couple Shoot in Mumbai

We dont know about you, but we do believe in fairytales and cliches, that bring out the love story of the couple. Azra & Murtuza’s story, right from meeting each other for the first time to deciding they were made for each other and taking it to the holy vows, was indeed a “fairytale”

They wanted a dreamy location for their Pre-wedding shoot, without compromising the connection with the place where they first met! The City of dreams – Mumbai met the deal perfectly! Exploring the architectural beauty of Gateway of India, the sparkling ocean, the bobbing boats in the waters and the flying wonders made way for some stunning pictures! Its always been a pleasure shooting here in The Maximum City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hans & Avantika: The court wedding

Hans & Avantika: The court wedding

Hans & Avantika: The court wedding

We all must admit that most of us men have at least once or more have fantasized about getting married in a court. The brevity, simplicity and yes the savings coupled with absence of long guest-lists and annoying relatives make it a icing on the cake. While I didn’t have the fortune of getting married in the court, but my long cherished desire to cover a court wedding was fulfilled when, through a client-reference, We got an enquiry from Hans Dalal. The groom and the bride are wildlife photographers and work for preservation of wildlife at Tadoba National Park, Maharastra. It is always a privilege when you are selected by photographers to shoot their wedding and more so when they are such distinguished set of people trying to make this world a better place for everyone.

Hans despite suffering from cerebral palsy was a sound engineer who worked on many Bollywood scores before getting into wildlife conservation. The bride, Avantika Chandra, worked in the airline industry with KLM before two of them started their NGO – PROWL.

 

 

Jasjeet & Ansh: Lonavala

Jasjeet & Ansh: Lonavala

Jasjeet & Ansh: Lonavala

Jasjeet and Anshadeep were very particular that they wanted their pre-wedding shoot in natural environment amidst scenic beauty, Moreover they wanted something closer to Mumbai, so Pawna lake in Lonavala came across as the obvious choice. So while we decided on Pawna to be our destination, we took full advantage of the natural treasures that lay en-route. As they say, journey is more beautiful than the destination. So, while you will see a lot of photographs are around Pawna Lake, a significant number were taken all over Lonavala. For this shoot we preferred environmental portraits than using different props as we didn’t want to keep the frames simple and more about the silent symphony of their chemistry and the splendid beauty of the nature.

 

 

Harshit & Kinjal : Acres Club gujrati wedding

Harshit & Kinjal : Acres Club gujrati wedding

Harshit & Kinjal : Acres Club gujrati wedding

 Some stories are created with the sheer presence of wide smiles and true love. Harshit and Kinjal, with whom we spent a second innings on their wedding day, are just the kinds who would make photography truly pleasurable. After their Bollywood clad pre-wedding shoot it was a day we all were looking forward to capture. Harshit a CA and Kinjal a dentist, met through their families and this arranged marriage blends so beautifully that one cannot believe how young their love is. The eternal smile on their faces when they look at each other and the endless excitement defines their wedding day!
The wedding took place on the 2nd of February at Acres Club in Chembur. The bride’s flawless make-up team made sure that the groom held his breath when he saw her. A bunch of fun-loving people who didn’t miss to take a shot of any side of the bride’s glowing face and were captured in action in several of our pictures. The Baarat arrived at the venue at noon headed by beautiful cousins, energetic friends, charged up relatives and non-stop band-baaja, all moving to the tunes of Garba and celebrating the most joyous moment of the groom’s life. The groom sat in the car with his sister who was carrying a small bell in her hand, which in the Gujarati tradition is said to protect the groom from evil eyes. As the Baraatis entered the venue, the bride and the groom exchanged Varmala, after going through the intense struggle of reaching out to each other at unusual heights. The wedding followed through the other rituals of kanyadaan, pheras and Bidai. The bride’s mother always carried a mixed feeling of joy and remorse, seeing her little princess starting a new life. Often behind her wide smile she hid her tears, which she finally let lose during Bidai. Both the families together created a huge funfair at the wedding where every moment was lived with full energy and enthusiasm.