Wedding Photographer of the Year

The first Wedding Photographer of the Year (WPOY) award was hosted by Kodak and Better Photography magazine at the Hyatt Regency, Mumbai on 19th March, 2010. At the most awaited event for Wedding Photographers in India, the organisers showcased and announced the the Kodak Better Photography Wedding Photographer of the Year and the Best Wedding Photographers in six different categories.

Kodak Better Photography Wedding Photographer of the Year- Ranjan M Zingade

Bridal Portraiture- Jiten M Patel, Ahmedabad

Couple Portraiture- Vivek Sequeira, Mangalore

Family & Friends- Pradip Barrai, Kolkata

Emotions- Ranjan Zingade, Pune

Behind the Scenes- Anill Patil, Nashik

Photo Series- William Chang, New Delhi

Says Madhavan Pillai, Editor, Better Photography, “Wedding photography is an oft misunderstood, oft underestimated profession. This is despite the fact that it more exciting and satisfying than many other genres of photography. So, I am glad WPOY 2010 came to fruition. Wedding photographers now have annual awards on a national level that they can call their own”. The quest for India’s best wedding photographer started five months back through a grand scale pan India hunt. The organisers received thousands of entries and a jury of eminent photographers such as Fawzan Hussain, Ariz Aira, Rooshad Garda, Uzair Kharawala, Seshu Badrinath, Sephi Bergerson and Prakash Tilokani chose the final winners.

30 Responses to “Wedding Photographer of the Year”

  1. Donny - kertastisu Says:

    Very nice close up photo. could be a good inspiration and source to learn about.


  2. Quentin Barrientez Says:

    I have visited your website before. The more I visit, the more I keep coming back! ;~)


  3. Yogesh Panchal Says:

    Thanks For sample of the award winning photos & dvd of the award ceremony.


  4. SANJAY BHADURI Says:

    I have visited your website. Thanks For sample of the award winning photos & dvd of the award ceremony


  5. SANJAY BHADURI Says:

    Mere najar mein Behind the Scenes- Anill Patil’s photograph is best.


  6. Pradip Barrai Says:

    Hi,
    This is Pradip Barrai, who is lucky enough to get the first WPOY2009 award from Kodak & Better Photography magazine. Actually I am a Travel photographer, always try to capture life of people closely, I love to capture their feelings, emotions, and obviously their faith.
    From my 7yrs. journey with photography I just attended only two wedding ceremonies but now on, I have decided to do this type of job regularly and professionally, credit for which goes to Kodak & Better Photography magazine. I am thankful to Kodak & Better Photography magazine and also their associated partners who introduced this type National awards and also for making a platform of wedding photographers.


  7. Shripad Ambekar Says:

    Hi,
    Thanks for the photos and dvd sent by you.If asked for the sincere views on the pics sent to me I will give max marks to the one named BEHIND THE SCENE by Mr. Anil Patil.


  8. Asim Roy Says:

    Very nice & impressive shots captured, recd vcd & hard copy, but little more good shot expected from future publications / comptetition.


  9. Mayank Mob-09335877118 Says:

    Thanks For sample of the award winning photos & dvd of the award ceremony,Very Nice.Emotions By Ranjan Jingade is the best,I keep coming back


  10. Bidyut Chakraborty Says:

    Thank you for the DVD and the sample prints of the award winning photographs. Vivek Sequeira’s Couple Portraiture and Anill Patil’s Behind the Scenes – were eye catching and surely they had good luck to witness and catch such moments.


  11. E.P. VISVANATHAN Says:

    Thank you very much for the wedding photographer of the year 2009 award function DVD.
    ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU VERY MUCH for the wonderful–HONORING THE WEDDING PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS.
    MY SINCERE WISHES FOR ALL THE AWARD WINNERS OF THIS UNIQUE CONTEST.

    HERE ARE FEW SUGGESTIONS.

    1. In India there are different kind of wedding functions are happening.
    2.different categories–UPPER CLASS FUNCTIONS, AVERAGE CLASS FUNCTIONS,& LOWER CLASS FUNCTIONS are there.for example NORTH INDIAN MARRIAGES ARE VERY MUCH DIFFERENT FROM SOUTH INDIAN MARRIAGES.
    3.IN FUTURE YOU PEOPLE CAN DO CONTEST–COVERING ALL TYPE OF MARRIAGES–DIFFERENT CATEGORIES–AND ENCOURAGING ALL TYPE OF PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS IN EACH AND EVERY STATE OF INDIA. as a kodak customer for the past thirty years, I can say only KODAK CAN DO THIS. I ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS WONDERFUL CONTEST.


  12. Prakash (Photo Care) Bangalore Says:

    Dear Sir:

    I was very happy for the photo and CD you sent to us. The metalica paper is Amazing and the CD tells us how to shoot in the wedding. Thankigyou for sending the Photo CD cover and kindly keep me upgrading the things whatever you come with new products.

    Thanks

    PRAKASH.Y.D.
    Photo Care.
    #169, 11th Main, 7th Cross,
    Hanumanthnagar,
    Bangalore 560 019.
    Ph: 26601203
    Mob: 94482 71415


  13. R.balasubramaniam Says:

    Thanks For award winning photos & function dvd copies,A lot of thanks to Kodak. I see the winning Photos- I am learn a new ideas. they are used available Light Or softboxes ?


  14. Narpat Singh Says:

    1. Thanks for the award winning high quality photos on metallic paper and CD.
    2. In my view, photo in “Behind the scene” ,by Anil Patil is good.
    3. Print quality of “Bridal Portraiture” is not as good as the photo on your web,print looks over exposed.
    4. In “couple portrait”,yellow cast of evening back ground, does not match with couple in the bright day light.


  15. Kishor Wilankar Says:

    Thanks For sample of the award winning photos & dvd of the award ceremony. Thanks to KODAK who gives this opportunity worlds wedding photographer.
    KISHOR WILANKAR, Dombivali


  16. dr.ganesh Says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Sorry for the delay in the feedback. The dvd was great with the audio(could be better) . Looking through the photographs, one realises that you have to print your precious photos that too on such excellent paper. The photos are all top class and they do capture your eye and tug at your heart. Such poignant moments captured in time shall always evoke pleaseant memories. Emotions by Ranjan & Bridal portraiture by Jiten Patel are the most striking.Do keep me posted and thanks once again.


  17. Uttam Kumar Says:

    Dear Sir,
    I hope you always encourage us like this.Thanks for sending me the programme ceromony Cd/DVD. you are starting such a good thing to do better picture for wedding.
    Thanks.

    Uttam Kumar
    kanchan Digital Studio
    At+Po – Potka, East Singhbhum,
    Jharkhand- 831002.
    Ph: 9234887968


  18. S.N.Manjunatha Says:

    Dear sir/madam,
    Sorry for the delay in the feedback. Thanks for sample of the award winning photoes & DVD of the award ceremony. the wedding photoes are awsome.photoes on metallic paper is very nice.kindly keep me upgrading the things whatever you come with new products.
    S.N.Manjunatha,
    photographer,
    Res: #1528/1, Ist main, 14th Cross, Vinobhanagar,
    Davangere-6


  19. Pankaj khunteta Says:

    i m very surpised that u send me sample of the award winning photos & DVD of the award ceremony. photos on metallic paper is very good. vivek couple portiaure is very nice kodak given us inspiration and source to learn about wedding photography once again Thanks For sample of the award winning photos & dvd of the award ceremony

    Pankaj khunteta
    sita photos
    1137,mishra raja ka rasta
    chand pole bazar, jaipur {raj.}
    9829052638


  20. RAVINDRAN.CK Says:

    Thanks For sample of the award winning photos & DVD of the award ceremony.
    Regats
    Ravindran CK
    My Correct Add
    Ravindran CK
    18B/3 New Ramnad Road,
    Near Dinamani Theatre,
    MADURAI 625 009.


  21. Raju Emmanul photos Nagercoil Says:

    sorry for the delay in the feedback
    Thanks for sample of the award winning photos and DVD of the award cremony


  22. sandeep Says:

    My core strengths comprise fashion, product, art and commercial photography, associated with Advertisement Agencies, Film and T V Serial producers, Commercial Establishments etc. and completed successfully major tasks with them and awarded various appreciations from them and during the short span with them major achievements are achieved in still and video photography.Visit now for more information:


  23. Charlotte Wedding Photographer Says:

    I’m entering my second yr in the professional photography industry and am learning new stuff constantly, including this posting – thank you for sharing. Jennifer


  24. destin fl wedding photographers Says:

    Hello, I use a Nikon and I accidently used a cloth to clean the inside of my Nikon. Now, I have scratches that show by looking inside my lense but absolutely nothing shows on the images. Is this something I should be worried about that could eventually be a problem? And yes, I love nikon and am not in the canon camp… LOL don’t criticize me! Thanks for your help. AmandaDestin Florida Beach Wedding Photographer


  25. Roohshad Garda Says:

    I hate to nag, but for some reason everyone including the Queen of England (!!) seems to spell my name wrong. If you find the time, would you correct it please. Many thanks 🙂
    Roohshad


  26. Sharik Verma Says:

    I don’t know why but as a wedding journalist only one image impressed me and I think deserved the award. Rest of them are just ordinary. I don’t know what judges had in there minds. 😉

    Too bad I could not submit my images last year. 🙁


  27. santosh Says:

    ARUN STUDIO
    THANKs you


  28. admin Says:

    Write to us at editor@weddingsutra.com


  29. Anand Yadav Says:

    hi, i am looking to assist one of the good wedding photographers in mumbai,can u suggest me
    Thanks


  30. WeddingSutra Editors’ Blog » Blog Archive » Announcing the Winners- Canvera Better Photography Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012 Says:


WeddingSutra
Favorites

A curated collection of wedding service providers that are our absolute favorites

Find WeddingSutra Favorites

Recent Comments

ADVERTISE WITH US

  • WeddingSutra Photography Awards
  • Flgroe Studios - Photographers in Mumbai
  • WeddingSutra Favorits
  • wedding salad
  • Shades Photography