Hindu weddings are great fun to shoot. We love rituals and Candid photography is an art. It is stringing together of some wonderful moments as they unravel itself on the wedding day.
Most families i meet these days are amazingly cooperative and open up their hearts and homes to a team of wedding photographers who wait to capture the moments for them. I was extremely lucky to have met lakshmi and her amazing family who welcomed me into their homes and hearts and spend two amazing days with them.
I covered the engagement ceremony of Shruthi and Vignesh and thus got the opportunity to know them well before the wedding day. Shruthi is from Dubai and hence these few hours i got to know her made it really easy for me to shoot her pictures on the most important day of her life- her wedding day ! Vignesh was a gentleman who opened up to his likes and dislikes from the moment we met. He told me how he wanted things to be natural and did not mind posing , only just a little bit. Information like this can be very valuable to a candid photographer whose main job is to get the couple comfortable in order to ensure that the moments are captured without any discomfort. the poses must look natural , the feel and mood of the couple has to be relaxed and same time narrate the story of the day.
Shruthi is a beautiful girl. She is friendly and open minded and was relaxed throughout out the 2 days of her wedding. day one started with a Vratham of welcoming the groom amidst a lot of dancing and was followed by a beautiful Kathakali performance in the hotel in Guruvayur, kerala. The following morning was the mahuratham while the Reception was held in Bangalore a week later. The families of the groom as well as the bride was a happy and joyful lot. They conducted the ceremonies with utmost reverence to all the Hindu rituals and yet maintained a sense of fun , love , respect and bliss throughout the events.
What images you see are a few from the collection of the bride getting ready , some bridal and groom portraits as well as candid photos fg the brides mother , father and grooms mother father and brother . The couple too took out time for us to take some candid couple photos and over all the wedding was a great experience for all of us.
Am so happy to have been a part of this wedding day celebration. This is one of the benefits of being a wedding photographer. we get to travel and meet some amazing people while we are at it.