Harshada is an IT professional with Deloitte, and Amey is a supply chain professional with Reliance. Their pre-wedding photoshoot in Mumbai proved a welcome and fun break from their hectic lives, and they share their story and experience here.
How we met
Cupid strikes in the unlikeliest of places, and for Harshada, it was on a matrimonial site as she met Amey there. She shares, “It is rightly said when you are supposed to meet your special someone, the world conspires to make it happen. I had just returned from Bangalore and was trying to settle in Mumbai. It was during this time that my parents were convincing me to get married and they decided to create my profile on a matrimonial site called ‘Anuroop’. I was really shocked when I heard about it, but then I shyly checked the website to see Amey’s request on my profile. I don’t know, but something just clicked at that moment and after our initial chats, we decided to meet for lunch without telling our families. It was a casual meeting but we spoke a lot about our families, friends, hobbies, work and even our past relationships!.”
There wasn’t one particular day that they realized they had fallen in love with each other. For Harshada, the relationship with Amey deepened gradually. “Our love developed slowly. I guess it was around the time when I had to go to Orissa for work and couldn’t meet him for months. I still remember crying when I saw him at the airport. That was the moment I knew that I loved him.”
The Pre-Wedding shoot
Harshada and Amey’s pre-wedding shoot took place at various locations in Mumbai such as Dadar Flower Market, the Gateway of India, Asiatic Library, Sagar Upvan and Kala Ghoda. This collection of landmarks was a nice mix of arty and iconic sites in the city that never sleeps.
Harshada says the pre-wedding shoot was a welcome surprise and helped Amey and her take some time off from their busy schedules and spend quality time together. She recounts, “It was an outstanding experience wherein we captured special moments thanks to a professional – Stuti Sakhalkar of The Cheesecake Project, and we can’t thank WeddingSutra enough for this experience. We loved Stuti’s work at our friend’s wedding and really wanted to do our photoshoot with her. She was enthusiastic and a very good observer, so the whole shoot felt very natural.”
Stuti discussed her ideas, color combinations, props, plans and themes for the shoot in detail with the couple. “Stuti took note of our considerations and gave our ideas a fresh spin with her experience and creativity which made this pre-wedding shoot a really fun experience,” adds Harshada.
The photos have raw authentic backdrops that exude the essence of Mumbai – be it the imposing structure of the Gateway of India, the vibrant marigold blooms of the Dadar flower market or the mesmerizing steps of historical building that encapsulate their own stories over the decades.
The couple is getting married next month and cannot wait to spend the rest of their lives together. As the happy bride-to-be says, “Amey is a very organized person while I am a little more fun-loving and emotional. We complement each other beautifully. I guess, such differences are needed to enjoy a truly happy and healthy married life”, she smiles.
We agree with it and wish them all the love and luck in the future.
Photographer: The Cheesecake Project
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