The surreal beauty of Ladakh, with crystal clear waters mirroring the clear blue sky, made for a stunning setting for Kunica and Rahul pre-wedding photoshoot. The couple was keen on a unique destination with a striking scenery as the backdrop to their romantic shoot. Ladakh’s stunning vistas did not disappoint. The groom, Rahul, talks about the Bollywood-inspired photoshoot.
How They Met
“Kunica and I were introduced via her cousin, who was a friend of mine. At the time, we were both focussed on establishing our respective careers but, soon after being introduced, we became the best of friends. Our friendship gradually blossomed and grew into love.
We lived miles away from each other and were in a long-distance relationship for a while before we decided to get married with blessings from our families.”
“I paid her a surprise visit in Surat, where she lived, and took her out for a romantic, candlelit dinner. As love songs were playing, I showered her with gifts, a delicious cake and a diamond ring surrounded by beautiful rose petals! Right in the middle of dinner, I went down on one knee and asked, ‘Will you marry me?’”
“From the time we started dating we knew we were going to get married one day. Kunica had been thinking about her dream destination for a photoshoot for a while! She wanted a dreamy, Bollywood-ish shoot as she loves romantic movies, so we tried to go along those lines.
“We did some extensive research for about two years before we finally decided on Leh Ladakh, which she describes as paradise. Ladakh is one of the most enchanting and beautiful places we have seen.
We had about 12 outfits to choose from, that had a mix of styles, from sophisticated to dramatic, casual to Bollywood. We worked on coordinated outfits, which we customized from designers in our cities.
“Shooting in Ladakh was not easy; there were many challenges such as the weather and the way it affected us. The climate fluctuations, right from extremely sunny days at Nubra Valley (Hundar Dessert) to heavy rain and the cold and wind, especially at Pangong Lake, were a lot to deal with. However, we were determined and made it all work!”
Photography: Rahul Jagani Photography