From quiet coasts fringed by swaying palm trees to stark desert landscapes, Oman served up contrasting natural vistas and consistently beautiful backdrops for Heena and Rajat’s pre-wedding photoshoot.
Impressed by the sights and sounds of Oman, Rajat and Heena traveled there with a team of photographers to capture some wonderful memories of their pre-wedding shoot. Heena shares some interesting highlights here.
How They Met
“Rajat and I met each other for the first time at a wedding in New Delhi, and he claims that he fell in love with me at first sight! Once we began talking, I realized that he was a wonderful person, and five years later, we’re ready to host our wedding!”
“Rajat’s proposal was very old-fashioned. Instead of popping the question to me, he went and asked my mother for my hand. He promised her that he would take care of me and love me more than anything else in the world. I thought this was a very sweet gesture since every mother needs to feel assured that the man her daughter is going to marry is the right match for her.”
Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot
“We had imagined our photo shoot taking place at a destination that was rich in natural beauty, and owing to its breathtaking backdrops, Oman seemed like the right place. Be it the craggy mountains, serene waterscapes, or pretty shores, the country’s diverse landscapes gave us ample opportunities to explore different moods and create pictures that were unique.”
“A lot of thought went into creating each look, and we were always making sure that the colors and styles of our clothes aligned with the scenes against which we posed. We planned five unique looks for the photo shoot which included me wearing a full-sleeved white gown while Rajat opted for a burgundy suit against the rugged landscapes of the Sultanate. We also wore jeans with black leather jackets that allowed us to emulate the ‘biker-couple’ look. Pictures of us on a pier with me in a maxi dress and him in a lemon yellow jacket spelled relaxed romance. We also clicked pictures by the vivid blue waters of Oman where I wore a bright yellow saree. These pictures exuded an undeniable cinematic appeal and looked like scenes from a Bollywood film!”
“This was the first time we had ever got a professional photo shoot done and capturing our love this way gave us a ton of memories to take back home. One of the most unforgettable moments was when we were traveling on a boat. At one point the waters got quite rough because of which everyone on the boat, understandably got quite scared. Rajat and I, however, managed to have fun even in that situation.”
Photography and Videography: Amourleela