Jan 18, 2016 Wedding Photography & Films
WeddingSutra features the couples who click together, and who share a common passion for travelling and exploring new places.
Mili and Sid Ghosh, Chicago
The highly talented couple run ‘Memories in Motion’ which specialises in bollywood-inspired wedding films. The two met on yahoo chat 12 years ago, and they got married in 2004. Today, they are one of the most sought-after photographers/ film-makers for big budget Indian weddings. Says Mili: “We have been shooting weddings for the past 6 years. I take care of the creative aspect while Sid is in-charge of the administrative and technical aspects. This way we compliment each other’s traits. We both interact with the client extensively since they’re usually having an overseas destination wedding and a lot of logistics are involved in putting a creative team and executing the production of the wedding photography and cinematography.”
Aastha and Gaurav Chauhan, Delhi
“We were doing a lot of pre-wedding shoots together and the thought of starting our own wedding photography company was really exciting,” says Aastha. ‘Hitched & Clicked’ launched officially after they themselves got hitched. The couple juggled their own wedding preparation with the countdown to their company’s launch.
“It’s been two years and we have been on an incredible clicking journey since then. We have the best job in the world because it’s a perfect fit for our personalities. Having each other’s back all the time keeps us motivated and determined.” Their different perspectives, rather than being daunting, may be the secret to their success, she says, “It may be the reason we’re able to come up with something unique each time and the end result is very fulfilling.”
Shruti and Jayant, Delhi NCR
Cupcake Productions was co-founded by Shruti Khanna and Jayant Chhabra, a husband-wife duo whose passion for love inspired them to start capturing weddings in an artistic manner.
They met a decade ago as management students and have been married for three years. “At our wedding we realized there’s a need to have a creative workflow in wedding photography and film. So few companies were doing that. So we thought, let’s give couples magical film and photographs they can cherish forever. That’s how Cupcake Productions came into existence,” they say. They both share the responsibilities of designing new creative concepts and editing films and albums.
“Our style is to capture your wedding as it happened, in its most natural form. Precious memories are then frozen in time in our photographs and film. We are storytellers. Each and every wedding we cover is unique and we love to explore new ways to make it different. We love innovating, do a lot of personalized research by talking to the couple and come up with ideas.”
Divya and Debasish, Hyderabad
We met on Facebook. I was working with a US based company as a technical account manager and Deb worked with a media house as a manager. I was looking for work on the weekends to keep busy.
At our first meeting, we discussed my accompanying Debashish on shoots to learn from him. At first, there weren’t many weddings to cover so we were keener on fashion shoots. I assisted Deb, working as a fashion stylist.
Our first wedding assignment was a friend’s wedding and we realized how interesting weddings are to shoot. It’s been over five years and there’s no turning back. Debashish’s forte is client servicing, I handle placements and take care of business strategy. We love doing weddings – they put a smile on everyone’s face, the energy, dancing, singing and laughing – we totally love being part of their happiness!
Snigdha Sheel and Vinayak Das, Bangalore
Snigdha and Vinayak met at a conference called BarCamp in Bangalore in 2007 where Vinayak was a speaker and Snigdha a participant. Says Vinayak: “We hit it off instantly, what followed was a whirlwind courtship and after about a month and a half we ran off to the Himalayas to a place called Tunganath and got married at the 13000 year old Tunganath Temple. We were the only two people there, no guests or photographers, just the two of us under a canopy of stars. When we came down to earth we had an Arya Samaj wedding.”
“We shot our first wedding in Bangalore and subsequently in Jhansi. In 2010 we formed our company Phototantra. Usually Snigdha and I shoot the bride and the groom separately, then we get together and shoot with different perspectives. I could be taking wide angle shots and Snigdha could be focussed on taking shots using a prime lens like a 35mm f1.4.”