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!

 

 

 

 

 

Ishita & Snehasish : Lavasa

Ishita & Snehasish : Lavasa

Ishita & Snehasish, are one couple we came across, who are totally pumped up and are always at the edge of their seats when it comes to planning and executing — their Pre-wedding & Wedding! You have to see their kickass pre-wedding shoot to believe us when we say that! 

Dating each other since a decade, knowing each other in and out, they still have those cute moments of immense love and intense playfulness. Re-creating some of their favorite memories and never shying away from trying new things, we had a ball in Lavasa, where we shot their pre-wedding. Exploring the coloured walls, strolling the streets in a cycle and lighting up their smiles in the night, each frame has a story from that crazy day. Ishita ensured our energy were restored from time to time with tea breaks and small stories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fun-filled couple shoot in Mumbai

A fun-filled couple shoot in Mumbai

Love is in the cute smiles and cherishing special magical moments, made together. And when you see the this pre-wedding photographs, we are sure you will agree to the same. Thankfully, Mumbai offers plethora of marvellous spots, where you can take timelessly glorious photographs. Photographs where magic is created with glorious backdrop, and ofcourse amazing chemistry.

Well, enough said! Now time to go through the pictures, check them below! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Himanshu & Akshita : Jaipur

Himanshu & Akshita : Jaipur

Jaipur is a city is packed with architectural masterpieces that lets you have the most romantic and glamourous pre-wedding photoshoot. It’s been such a beautiful experience to shoot a this city which has – The Nahargarh Fort, The Jal Mahal and the white desert! And ofcourse a little bit of fun and quirkiness of the couple, Himanshu & Akshita added more character to the shoot. So here you go with the pictures from the Pink City, Jaipur! 🙂 

 

 

 

 

 

Ankit & Shruti: Two States Wedding

Ankit & Shruti: Two States Wedding

One wedding that instantly comes to my mind whenever someone mentions the Two States movie is of Shruti and Ankit. While their families came from two different cultures, they mingled with each other very well without the usual shenanigans . While the bride was a Tamil Brahmin the groom hailed from Gujrat. They had a four day celebration in western suburbs with Sangeet, Mehandi, Wedding and Reception on all separate days. Just like the Two states movie the wedding venue was a temple in Dahisar, Vithal Rukhumai Mandir. A modern multi-story temple with its own banquet albeit not an ancient one with granite pillars. 

Their functions kick-started with  Sangeet function in an open lawn setup which was full of enthralling and fun-filled performances. The photographs certainly do a better job of describing the excitement of the day. Shruti wore kurta styled lehanga designed by her friend Namrata who was a fashion designer while Ankit wore a sherwani.

 The wedding day started early in the morning. While the bride started to get ready at 6 am, the baraat started at Ankit’s house at 6.30 am and the baraat reached the venue by 7.30 am. Ankit and Shruthi got married by both Tamilian and Gujrati traditions. For her Tamil wedding, the bride wore a pure silk Kanjivaram saree and accessorized her look with a stern gold Kamarbandh and multi-strand gold maathapatti patterned with beads. Ankit wore a traditional South-Indian groom’s outfit, a white dhoti and angavastram and complimented Shruti perfectly. Their wedding was full of traditional ceremonies, one of which included, the “Oonjal”, in which the couple are made to sit on a swing which is rocked gently. The swing’s oscillating motion is a message to the couple that they must stay strong together during both, the challenges and the joys of life.

The most emotional part of this delightful marriage was the Kannika Dhanam. An emotional wedding ritual practiced in South Indian culture, in which the father of the bride gives away his beloved daughter to the groom. Every stunning photograph taken at this wedding speaks of the efforts we put to nail the lighting and bring out the story. We wanted to give it a warm tone which was difficult considering the bad lighting in the hall. So we got cinema lights and bounced them from the ceiling at every corner and that did the trick. 

Let’s have a look at a few of their precious moments captured so perfectly!  Let us start with the wedding day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Isha & Rachit’s Wedding:  Noor-us-Sabah Palace

Isha & Rachit’s Wedding: Noor-us-Sabah Palace

It is not everyday you get a chance to cover a destination wedding and when it happens in a palace, the excitement is through the roof. Isha a copywriter with an advertising agency in Delhi was set to marry Rachit, who was pursuing PhD in Sweden. There wedding was to take place in Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. As beautiful and old the city is, its culture and traditions are the quintessential representative of the Hindustani culture. It’s Mughal heritage, evident in its cuisine and iconic dwellings and places of worship in Old Bhopal like Taj-al-Masajid; and one of the largest man-made lakes the Bhojtal built by Parmara Raja Bhoj in 11th century along with various Palaces of the Nawab era, lend it a surreal charm. This beautiful city continuing its rich traditions is now a great centre of arts and literature and a premiere hub for education in Madhya Pradesh. If you ever visit this peaceful city, a walk uphill the Shamla Hills and down the Upper-lake along the Boating club is a must. Here you can enjoy a majestic and serene view of the city skyline with small hillocks adorning the skyline with their curves. You can pass hours sipping tea at the beautiful high-garden of Noor-us-Sabah Palace enjoying a majestic view of the lake with a picture-perfect sunset.  You may not have heard of Bhopal as destination for weddings but it is a beautifully charming place to be with plenty of options of great in-expensive hotels for your guest and royal palaces like Noor-us-sabah or Jehan Numa Palace as the ideal venue for your wedding! Not to mention Bhopal is well connected with every part of India and its central location makes it all the more lucrative and convenient. So you get our drift, don’t you? We love Bhopal!

Our first stop was Rachit’s grandparent’s bunglow where we were welcomed by the melodious Shehnai musicians who sat on the front porch. With white walls and a lovely garden with a mango tree, it was a house straight from the story-books. As we entered it where Rachit’s brother Arpit was practicing dance with women folks for one of the performances for the next day’s Sangeet night. The next day early morning started with the Tilak ceremony where the bride’s brother came with gifts and the two families bonded well, there was also a small pooja. The women folk sat singing and playing the dholak. The afternoon light filtered through the white and blue pandal with many candid moments made for some compelling photographs. After the ceremony, everyone assembled in the garden and we captured group photos of the family. You can only say one word when you look at the group photos — picture perfect family!

After a quick time-out and a lazy afternoon of a short nap the sun set down, the sky turned darker and a night of great revelry began. Lovely women huddled up in groups to get their hands colored with Heena  while the men cracked jokes and cherished old friendships over drinks and food. With the arrival of the bride and groom the cousins sprung up into action and they took centre-stage. Everyone from masiji to grandparents, from friends to chachaji and even parents danced and sang through the night.  The highlight of the event being Arpit’s Dadaji’s poem and his words of wisdom. Isha being an expert Kathak dancer delivered a captivating and enthralling performance. Words will fall short but the photographs will truly tell the tale of this beautiful night. 

The next day early in the morning we headed out to Bhojtal, the grand lake for a small photo-session exclusively with the bride and groom. The bride was still half asleep as she barely had any sleep after the eventful Sangeet night. But as we warmed up, they soon started enjoying it and they truly cherished getting up in the morning for some amazing photographs. Post the shoot the groom got into whites and everyone had a gala time applying Haldi to him. By the end of the function everyone was yellow and we were richer with so many beautiful photographs. There were only a few hours left for the evening when ‘Dulhe miya’ will ride the ‘ghodi’ and ride to his beautiful destiny which awaited him. It started with groom getting ready which was followed by ‘Sehra-bandi’. After that the band and entire party left for Noor-us-Sabah where they stopped just out side the gates and gathered for the baraat. After quick refreshments the banjo, the saxophone and trumpet all glared and friends and family danced in the cacophony of sounds till they arrived at the door-step where they were welcomed by the bride’s family. The garden was laid with beautiful arrangement of the stage for reception and an English sit-out setup in the high-garden of Noor-us-Sabah. After the reception the ceremonies of the wedding started in a beautiful flower Mandap by the pool. A beautiful setting along with the cold night of February it was a beautiful wedding and the bride and groom looked amazing in their traditional attires. It was a late-night wedding where the women sang emotional folk-songs, hilarious self composed numbers on Bollywood music and teases which kept every one entertained throughout the wedding. Meanwhile groom’s shoes were stolen and he had to pay the sister-in-laws their demanded price! Now we will leave you with photographs to recreate the entire wedding for you. 

So if you are planning a wedding in Bhopal, we would love to capture it for you and give you a lifetime of beautiful picture-perfect memories!

 

 

 

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