The Cameras behind Celebrity Weddings
We’ve all seen those fairytales celebrity wedding moments, the beautiful stars from the galaxies of celebrityhood, loved-up, glowing, captured in heart-stopping frames. If you’ve ever wondered who’s trusted to wield the lens, privy to these private moments, this one is for you.
Candid photographers in the wedding industry have evolved their skill to an art where they bring the magic of reel life into real life at celebrity weddings, finding the essence of the intimate in the glamor.
WeddingSutra Editors flip through the albums to bring you some of the most talked about celebrity weddings and the photographers behind the magic.
Reels & Frames
Celebrity Clients: Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja
For Bollywood actress and top fashionista, Sonam Kapoor, it was a Sikh ceremony that marked the beginning of a new chapter in her life. Her wedding to Anand Ahuja was filled with candid moments that were captured by Reels&Frames, the most memorable one being when the groom gave her a quick peck on the cheek after the ceremony.
The Photo Diary
Celebrity Clients: Gaelyn Mendonca and Sheehan Furtado
This couple’s wedding celebrations captured by The PhotoDiary captured all the revelry in a way that makes a viewer feel as though he or she was a part of their celebrations held at Taj Lands End, Mumbai. The bride shared, “We were considering a few other photographers but felt that The Photo Diary was very unique in its portrayals of weddings so we decided to go with it. By the end of it all, The Photo Diary team and Monisha became like family to us!”
The Wedding Story
Celebrity Clients: Krunal Pandya and Pankhuri Sharma
Mumbai Indians all-rounder Krunal Pandya married his girlfriend Pankuri Sharma in a glitzy ceremony in Mumbai. The pictures clicked by The Wedding Story preserved all the lovely details that went into making their celebrations so special – be it the breathtaking decor or the chemistry between the couple.
Celebrity Clients: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Bipasha Basu
The Wedding Story by Harpreet Bachher handpicks elements and moments from each wedding. Harpreet films, photographs, edits and showcases a well-scripted, comprehensive, breathtaking record of the celebrations using stunning photographs and films that document every tear and every smile.
Neil Nitin Mukesh married his fiancé Rukimi Sahay in a magnificent ceremony in the City of Lakes. The Wedding Story captured the splendid affair in awe-inspiring frames that will make your heart skip a beat and have you wishing for a wedding just like this one. While the nuptials were majestic in their own right, they were turned into a fairytale that can be revisited via the pictures that were clicked by this team.
Tagged “The Monkey Wedding”, the celebrations surrounding the union of actors Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover was a crazy four-day celebration with their close friends, family, and colleagues from the film industry. The Wedding Story captured the fun moments at this kitschy wedding effortlessly with the bride and groom laughing and in-love right through.
Stories by Joseph Radhik
Celebrity Clients: Shweta Tripathi and Chaitanya Sharma
Shweta Tripathi and Chaitanya Sharma’s wedding in Goa was nothing less than an extended party. The duo celebrated their big day in the company of their loved ones and opted to underplay the sentimental angle and replace it with a whole lot of craziness. Their quirky spirit is unmissable in their wedding photos and Joseph Radhik ensures that their personalities come shining through in each frame.
Celebrity Clients: Shriya Bhupal and Anindith Reddy
When it’s a wedding that brings together two of India’s biggest business families, it is bound to an extravagant affair. Shriya Bhupal and Anindith Reddy had a private engagement in Chantilly but hosted their magnificent wedding in Hyderabad. The elaborate sets, exquisite finery, glamorous guests, poignant emotions, happy families and overall splendor were captured skillfully for posterity by Stories by Joseph Radhik.
Celebrity Clients: Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya, Asin
Joseph Radhik creates magic with his pictures and is one of the A-list’s most wanted photographers. Whether it was Anushka and Virats’s Tuscan nuptials, Samantha and Naga’s emotional functions, Asin’s white wedding, Allu Arjun’s fan-frenzied nuptials, he’s captured candid, hitherto unrevealed facets of each of these much-photographed celebrities.
Anushka and Virat’s wedding was an extremely hush-hush affair with a lot of speculation surrounding the event. The long wait before the confirmation, however, was worth it since the couple chose to break the news with a gorgeous picture clicked by Joseph Radhik. Joseph Radhik’s reputation precedes him and his pictures effortlessly revealed the sheer beauty of not just the wedding but also the emotions of the couple, giving wings to the imagination of everyone who saw them.
Tender moments, loving gazes, happy smiles and a whole lot of excitement were very much in evidence with Joseph Radhik’s frames from Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya’s wedding. The duo was married in Goa and their three-day wedding celebration was the most the most talked about affair in town. But one look at their wedding photographs, and you will know who all the credit for making their ceremonies look absolutely breathtaking the goes to.
Asin Thottumkal had both Hindu and Christian ceremonies for her wedding to Rahul Sharma, co-founder of Micromax. At the Dusit Devarana, Delhi, Joseph captured the subtle elegance of Asin’s white wedding in the outdoors, her smile as she entered, the adorable little flower girls and ring bearers. He then portrayed the dramatic glamor of the Hindu wedding, in hues of gold and vermillion.
Celebrity Clients: Rubina Dilaik And Abhinav Shukla
Television actors Rubina Dilaik And Abhinav Shukla ‘s wedding took place at the Shimla which us Rubina’s hometown, Shimla. Set in this picturesque hill station, their wedding was all about dreamy romance, a quality that was apparent in the evocative pictures clicked by Knotting Bells.
Celebrity Clients: Pankhuri Awasthy and Gautam Rode
Pankhuri and Gautam’s nuptials which were hosted at a fort was what modern fairytales are made of. The striking photographs of their wedding captured by Knotting Bells captured the regal essence of the wedding where the duo looked every bit like an aristocratic couple.
Celebrity Clients: Aashka Goradia and Brent Goble
Aashka Goradia and Brent Gobles’ wedding in Gujarat brought together two cultures and the photographs highlighted the seamless fusion. The nuptials began with a white wedding to honor the traditions of the groom’s family and moved into functions that are typical of an Indian wedding owing to the bride’s cultural background.
Celebrity Clients: Kishwer Merchant and Suyyash Rai
Kishwer Merchant and Suyyash Rai’s wedding incorporated diverse themes, each one of which brought out a different aspect of the duo’s personalities. Knotting Bells ensured that their photographs were not only aligned with the diverse moods of the wedding but also did justice to the bond that the couple shares.
Celebrity Clients: Rochelle Rao and Keith Sequeira
Rochelle Rao wed boyfriend Keith Sequeira on a beach in Mahabalipuram. The duo exchanged their vows in a hush-hush ceremony away from the media frenzy with only their closest friends and family in attendance. Shannon Zirkle skilfully managed to capture the chemistry between the couple as well as the intimate emotions of friends and family who gathered to celebrate the special occasion.
Ashish Parmar Photography
Celebrity Clients: Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi
Ex Femina Miss India and actress Neha Dhupia married model and actor Angad Bedi in New Delhi this year. The news came as a pleasant surprise to their fans and pictures of the daytime Sikh wedding ceremony held in a gurdwara charmed all. The couple looked elegant and classy while exchanging vows surrounded by their intimate circle of family and friends.
Celebrity Clients: Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge, Nishka Lulla
This husband-wife duo, Ankita Asthana and Akash Agarwal of WeddingNama are ‘storytellers’ who devote pre-shoot prep to researching innovative ways of capturing and providing a narrative to each wedding.
Cricket star Zaheer Khan and actress Sagarika Ghatge opted for a simple, civil ceremony instead of a religious one but went all out with their celebrations. Their friends and family joined in the fun at a series of functions including a pre-wedding party and a mehndi. The final event, their wedding reception at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai, was captured by WeddingNama in all its grandeur with candid snapshots of the revelry and love.
Post a traditional temple wedding in Mumbai, designer Nishka Lulla flew to the Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort and Spa to marry South Mumbai businessman Dhruv Mehta. Weddingnama captured the love and the whimsical wedding with a breathtaking same-day edit and some wonderful portraits of a gorgeous couple.
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Celebrity Clients: Archana Vijaya, Sangeet Haldipur
Young duo Vibhuti and Rahul are setting trends amongst the Bollywood brat pack with photographs from the weddings of the young and the beautiful. Barely fazed by the stars, they bring a fresh, young spirit to their pictures which feature a mix of contemporary and fine art influences.
When Archana Vijaya got married to Dheeraj Puri in a fairytale beach affair at the Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa, Thailand, they entrusted The Lightsmiths who paid special attention to the candid moments with friends, getting ready, decor, and baraat moments.
Anusha Mani and Sangeet Haldipur’s temple wedding was full of love, laughter, and joy, all captured flawlessly by The Lightsmiths duo.
Celebrity Client: Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech
Dream Diaries is a team of innovative and zealous professional photographers, passionate about their art with a nose for novelty. Their forte is candid photography and they love to capture fleeting moments featuring the subjects that inspire them to excellence; people, emotions, colors and moods around them.
Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech celebrated their union across the country with multiple celebrations in Chandigarh, Goa, and Delhi with their loved ones by their side. Dream Diaries captured each extravaganza beautifully, paying attention to the big picture and the details and freezing precious moments from the duo’s big day.
Celebrity Clients: Kunal Nayyar, Kim Jagtiani
Husband-wife duo Vinayak and Snigdha’s photography style is spontaneous and unobtrusive and very in sync with the flow of each unique wedding. Exclusive photographers at the wedding of The Big Bang Theory actor, Kunal Nayyar to the absolutely stunning former Miss India, Neha Kapur, they captured the gala New Delhi wedding in all its glory over six fun-filled days.
Television personality and host Kim Jagtiani tied the knot with Delhi restauranteur Rohan Gupta. She wore a gold and peach lehenga with a flash of green for the pheras and played muse to Vinayak and Snigdha’s camera with some fun poses.
Rakesh Prakash Photography
Celebrity Clients: Dinesh Karthik and Dipika Pallikal
Rakesh Prakash is one of Chennai’s most popular wedding photographers. He earned a reputation for his incredible photojournalistic style, capturing fleeting expressions, emotions, and activities that even the couple themselves might have missed in the rush of the wedding. Quick on the uptake, his skill at capturing the fleeting moment is further enhanced by his innate ability to bring artistic imagery into every frame and with it the emotion and chemistry of couples making their vows of forever.
Rakesh captured the wedding of cricketer Dinesh Karthik with squash star Dipika Pallikal at both, their Telugu-Naidu Hindu ceremony and their exchange of vows at nuptials in a church in Chennai. A mastery of light and color is evident in both his color and black and white photographs.
Badal and Raja
Celebrity Clients: Gautam Gambhir, Riteish and Genelia
It was all glamor and glitz at Gautam Gambhir and Natasha Jain’s wedding which the brothers both covered.
The duo were chosen to render to memory the lush, traditional Maharashtrian wedding ceremonies of actors Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’souza which saw all of Bollywood in attendance.
Celebrity Client: Benny Dayal
Documentary photographer Sephi Bergerson was fascinated with the idea of Indian weddings and the cultural diversity they offer. He devotes time and attention to each couple, getting to know them as friends, enabling him to create meaningful, eternal memories with his pictures.
Celebrated Bollywood singer Benny Dayal got married to his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Thangam in a close-knit ceremony in Bangalore. Over the three-day event, featuring both Catholic and Hindu wedding ceremonies, Sephi was privy to an intimate, close-knit celebration and managed to perfectly capture the décor, the couple and the gamut of emotions at this wonderful wedding.
Celebrity Client: Geeta Basra and Harbhajan Singh
Siblings Mehgha and Luv Israni tell stories with their wedding photography and cinematography. With a portfolio that includes fashion assignments and weddings, the Isranis are adept at creating glamourous memories.
The wedding of actress Geeta Basra to Indian cricket team spinner Harbhajan Singh in Singh’s hometown, Jalandhar was a glorious fusion of traditional and contemporary luxe. Israni Photography captured the essence of the traditional Anand Karaj ceremony of the couple and celebrated the unconventionally stunning actress’s incredible poise.
Atul Pratap Chauhan
Celebrity Clients: Shahid Kapoor
Atul Pratap Chauhan, a wedding photojournalist, likes to call himself a luxury wedding photographer with a total love for ‘Luxury’. With over 220 weddings shot in India and International destinations, his lenses have been trotting from all across India to Bali, Dubai and Thailand. His celebrity clients include Shahid Kapoor and scions of several prominent business families in Mumbai and Bangalore.
The much awaited Mira-Shahid shaadi was captured by Atul and included photographs of a dapper groom, a young, shy bride, the decor and a host of the who’s who of Bollywood stars.
Celebrity Clients: Esha Deol, Nachiket Barve
DKreate run by husband-wife duo Dhaval and Medhavi have been into Photography since 2010. They have captured different kind of weddings- big and grand home town weddings, and intimate destination weddings in Goa, Jaipur and even USA. Some of their high profile wedding clients include Bollywood actress Esha Deol and Fashion Designer Nachiket Barve.
Hema Malini’s daughter Esha tied the knot with Jeweller Bharat Takhtani at the ISKCON Temple in Juhu. The wedding was conducted as per South Indian traditions, the decor was in orange and green, and a host of carnatic musicians performed while the couple engaged in the rituals over three hours. DKreate captured the essence of emotions at this wedding with a star-studded meet and greet along with Esha’s candid moments at the mehndi, temple wedding and reception.
Well-known Fashion Designer Nachiket married Surabhi Lokre in a traditional Maharashtrian ceremony post which was the reception in Juhu. The who’s who of Bollywood including Dr Barve’s (Nachiket’s father) star clients like the Bachchan family were present through the ceremonies to bless the newly-weds
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