A simple and beautiful Telugu wedding in Vellore. It was one of those rare weddings without flaring egos or emotional drama. Everyone were relaxed and happy to actually enjoy the unhurried ceremonies. To top it, the groom is a candid wedding photographer himself and the couple were extremely cooperative.
A big fat Sindhi wedding in the south Indian city of Tiruchirapalli. The groom hails from a Sindhi family settled in Tiruchi and the bride from Mumbai. It was a wedding with customs unusual to this part of the country.
Weddings and engagements are remembered for their tasty treats. That's why Kamakshi and Madhu chose to get engaged in Annalakshmi, one of the finest vegetarian restaurants in town. The event was elegant, fun and fulfilling.
Flanked by hills on either end, this exclusive beach was the venue for the wedding of two young and dashing Naval officers. Set inside the Indian Naval base in Karwar, flaunting the cleanest beach, sparkling sea and the bluest sky. Graced by a handful of guests, this was a simple and elegant affair.
As a candid photographer I get to silently observe people expressing their emotions. Every wedding brings with it some drama, love marriages bring them in abundance. This wedding had so much drama in every scene that it brought out a myriad of emotions from everyone involved. What I had assumed would be a simple function in Salem turned out to be epic. I hope you are able to observe some of the many emotions displayed from these wedding highlights.
This wedding took me to a part of India that was on my wishlist for long. Imphal in Manipur is a quaint little town that is exploding with growth and urbanisation. Everything about this place was unique, starting from the tiny international airport to the time the sun rises and sets. The people, customs, food, attire and language had me enthralled. The events were spread over a week and everyday was a new experience. I realised here that language was not a barrier to communicate, and that an observant eye could adapt and capture moments of new customs and rituals without practice. The meitei wedding was austere and colourful, and it was held entirely in the bride's and groom's homes. Here are highlights from the exotic Manipuri, Meitei wedding.
Weddings are about new beginnings. This one meant exactly that for the couple as well as their families. It was short, simple and elegant. Set in a beautiful resort inside Chennai city, it was a welcome change from the wedding halls. The couple were relaxed throughout the event as it lacked the quintessential drama. This resulted in a lot of happy and smiling faces.
Lavanya works in Singapore and Deepak in Chennai, their love spans across the Indian Ocean. We had scheduled the shoot before Pongal (harvest festival). And to keep up with the festive theme we shot in a village near Chennai, on farmlands that were ready for harvest. We had to start at four in the morning to be on time for sunrise. We even managed to shoot on the empty road with the morning mist. The country setting put the couple at ease and we had a lovely time wandering through the fields. They were eager to pose for the camera and didn't lose their enthusiasm till the last shot. And the romance they had for each other showed in every frame.
He went down on his knees and proposed to her in a romantic beach resort. She got enamoured and said Yes!
This romantic proposal was like a scene out of a bollywood movie. The bride was unaware of the surprise that awaited her, and neither did she expect a hidden photographer. The moments that unfolded were romantic, tender and memorable.
Ram and Shreya decided to get a creative set of portraits for their families when they visited India on a holiday. The only challenge that lay before us was finding a suitable location within the city. We finally agreed to an outdoor shoot at a private property and even managed permissions. The weather gods played with us as the date neared and it rained the whole of the previous night. The forecast showed continuous rains the following day too. But with a stroke of luck, the skies cleared and we were able to stick to the original plan. The wetness made the foliage appear greener and brought out the earthern tones. And needless to say, we had a great time. A good mood always helps bring out our best. Hope you like these pictures too.
The Laws live in an imposing colonial period villa in Kolkata. The soul of this house belongs to the bubbly but frail Dida (grand mother). And women outnumber men by a large margin in this house. The grandiose of the villa was over shadowed only by the generosity and kindness of the Laws.
The Bollywood movie Piku was shot in an identical house in Kolkata. Sadly, many of these grand villas are making way to modern apartments.
Working with children can be a challenge at times. They have to be in a good mood to cooperate. And the parents have to try every trick in the book to keep them that way and also to engage their interest in the activity. The hero of this family shoot is little Siddharth, a day before getting his head tonsured for the first time. The Srinis reside in cold and wet London, and Sidhu was still getting acclimatised to the hot and humid Chennai. The twist in the story is that Sidhu is terrified of 'Hover', the ceiling fan. The quintessential appliance in every home in Chennai. He couldn't bear the discomfort of the weather without 'Hover', but at the same time he couldn't bear to see 'Hover' in action. It was great fun watching the family cope with the situation and coax Sidhu to pose for the camera.
Jeremy's baptism at the St.Peter's & St.Paul's Orthodox Church
The 2015 Audi Q3 was unveiled in Chennai by singer and actress Andrea Jeremiah with Aditya Patel (racing driver) and Nikhil Nagpal (Executive Chef ITC Hotels).
Score night with the JYG at Havana, Chennai.
Farewell party of an ambitious automobile manufacturer in Chennai.
The one thing I enjoy about working with corporates is that they have a 'plan'. Shooting to a specific shot list removes all ambiguity and surprises.