Your wedding is the single one day in your life that you can showcase your taste, your choice and your preferences to the wider world. And all of that is a direct reflection of who you are.
Once we finish college or University, most of our lives are lived within relatively small social circles, only regularly meeting and spending time with a few family and friends. Our opinions are discussed and debated within those circles, our likes and dislikes are only shared between them. While social media has given us a wider platform to express ourselves, it is often results in simply going with the flow and agreeing with the majority. Our deepest and most personal preferences remain an intimate subject.
But on one day of your life, you are presented with an opportunity to tell the world about it. Every single decision you make is a reflection of your perspective and world view.
Last week, we photographed our first wedding since mid-March. After a 3 month break, we were genuinely elated to pick up the cameras to photograph a wedding. While we had kept ourselves busy with various personal photography projects, there is a different joy associated with weddings, and it is the little moments that leave us feeling fulfilled. Waiting patiently like a sniper and being able to capture just the right moment; hunting for good light fervently and finding it; photographing the couple laughing in perfect unison; and so on.
2019 was one of our busiest year as wedding photographers!
We covered 40 weddings over the course of the year and delivered more than 1 lakh photographs to clients. We traveled to new locations & revisited old ones, shot new clients & old friends, and made memories that would last a lifetime or more.
Without further ado, here is the best of our 2019 wedding photographs! Shot by our dedicated team of Suri, Karthik, Raaz, Suresh, Sai, and Kishor.
What runs in your head when you take a photograph? Do you think about the likes that you'll get on social media platforms? Do you think about how many friends and family you can 'wow' with the photograph? Or do you think about the fun moment that is happening and want to make a memory out of it? Most of the time, taking a photograph is a subconscious decision. Whether it is for likes or to preserve a memory, your motivation for taking the photograph is to review it later and derive value from it.There is a large difference between photography for today and photography for tomorrow. With the ubiquitous availability of phone cameras, there has been a rise of taking photographs just for today.
Indian weddings are chaotic by nature. They are larger (in terms of number of guests), longer (usually 3 days or more), and more complicated (endless traditions & rituals) when compared to a typical western wedding. All these factors contribute towards creating an unavoidable situation of clutter and chaos. Of course, I definitely don’t mean to paint all Indian weddings with the same brush – we have a vast number of religions in the country, each with their own style of ceremonies, many of which are rather simple. In this context, I am talking primarily about Hindu weddings and in particular, South Indian Hindu weddings.
Over the past year or so, we have been surprising our clients with a little present on their wedding anniversaries. We wanted to give them something physical, a keepsake of sorts, unlike the usual greeting card on their first anniversary. I put myself in the feet of a newly married couple and tried to think from their perspective. Given that I was also recently married, I realized that we often think of printing photos but rarely get to the act of doing it. So I decided to make some beautiful prints of the best moments of their wedding and compile them in a folio box. These 12 prints look great on the wall, on a desk and can be framed for extra effect.
2017 went by faster than I expected. It feels like it was just yesterday that I had finished with 2016 wedding season with a quiet New Years’ Eve at home. As I grow older, it is obvious that a single year forms a smaller part of my life, statistically speaking, and hence the feeling of ‘time flying by’. For example, when you are 10 years old, 1 year forms a significant 10% of your life time. But when you are 30, 1 year is a mere 3% of your life. And that figure will only keep decreasing.