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!

 

Sai & Trupti : Couple Shoot in Goa

Sai & Trupti : Couple Shoot in Goa

Sai & Trupti : Couple Shoot in Goa

 

Love is very fragile & light. It follows unimaginable musings, fleeting moments & turns all happiness into endless smiles.

On the evening, before their wedding festivities began, Sai & Trupti took out some time to make some timeless couple portraits in Goa. And when nature & love works together, magic happens. It was surreal throughout, as dark clouds gathered giving a whole new colour to the sky. The cliffs & palm trees too were swooning in bliss. Trupti wore a yellow gown & that stood apart in adding more charm to the shoot. And all the while, Trupti & Sai silently celebrated their new journey together & the happiness of being with each other. 

 

 

 

 

Smita & Gary : Couple Shoot in Mumbai

Smita & Gary : Couple Shoot in Mumbai

Smita & Gary : Couple Shoot in Mumbai

 

A couple shoot in the action packed city of Mumbai has to be amidst a lot of action. Mumbai is a city which never sleeps and life goes on from the early hours in the morning to midnight. 

This time we tried to do something different. So, we juxtaposed the couple against the usual morning scenes at some of the unique & iconic places in Mumbai – Marine Drive, Gateway of India, Ballard Estate & Express Freeway. What we came across were the early morning jogs, people travelling to work, people working hard to earn their livelihood & simply onlookers staring as we were at our work. Each frame is unadulterated, and our approach was documentary & story telling. Hope you all like it! Scroll down for the photo-set below!

This wouldn’t have been possible without Smita & Gary, and their sporty spirit. So thank you two, you guys were amazing!

 

 

 

 

 

Azra & Murtuza : Bohri Wedding in Navi Mumbai

Azra & Murtuza : Bohri Wedding in Navi Mumbai

Azra & Murtuza : Bohri Wedding in Navi Mumbai

Azra contacted us for her Bohri Wedding coverage, post her  Nikaah was done. A few meetings with Azra & Murtuza happened, and we were all set to shoot them

But, before heading to their wedding photo set & blog story, check out their beautiful couple shoot in Mumbai! We have also made a very heart-warming film for them, called the “Fairytale Love”. Watch it below!

 

The wedding festivities started with a beautiful haldi at Azra’s residential society’s open lawn. And what a yellow colour riot it was! The venue was decorated with pink and green drapes and looked dreamy in every way. The haldi was followed by Mehendi. The evening was sorted with a sangeet. Azra’s father poured his heart out for his darling daughter. The performances kept the audience enthralled for the entire evening. The final ceremony happened with a reception. The groom had a rocking entry to the venue, the bride entered in a palki, and it was a show with all fireworks & happiness. And then came the time for the Bidaai and it was an emotional roller coaster for the entire family. A daughter’s new journey leaving her old phase & set up with her dear family is indeed tough, and it was heart warming for us as well to shoot. The photographs will narrate Azra & Murtuza’s wedding journey hereafter!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shreyas & Shruti : Farmhouse Shoot

Shreyas & Shruti : Farmhouse Shoot

Shreyas & Shruti : Farmhouse Shoot

 

Our second shoot of this wedding season was with Shreyas & Shruti, in Mangalore, Karnataka. We were already smitten by the pristine beaches, greenery, array of coconut trees, temples and churches that Mangalore had to offer. Thereafter, we got to know we were shooting the couple at their gorgeous farmhouse the next day post their wedding. 

Shruti & Shreyas got married as per south-indian rituals at Shreyas’s hometown in Mangalore. The wedding blog is coming in the next installment. What we could not wait, but to share is their beautiful post-wedding shoot at Shreyas’s farmhouse near Mangalore. Shreyas & Shruti moved to their farmhouse just after their wedding. The same farmhouse which Shreyas is very proud of. They were really looking forward to a photoshoot there. When we reached there at 6 am, we were truly mesmerized by the greenery, various plantations and the setting of his idyllic farmhouse. In the pictures, you will see the beauty of the green banana leaves, the sun’s first rays falling on them, tall and narrow supari trees which also yield chemical for paints. Shruti got a first hand glimpse of the farmhouse, which she had heard so much from Shreyas, over the long course of their relationship. And just like us, she was so amazed. All these made for some stunning photographs. 

This is something we had wanted to do since a long time! Thank you Shreyas & Shruti for trusting us and giving this beautiful treat with natural beauty!

 

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