“A True Photograph Need Not To Be Explained, Nor Can It Be Contained In Words” – Ansel Adams
It is rightly and loudly said, ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’, but we think if that is a wedding picture then they are more than that. Wedding photos are tremendously stunning and captures the emotions beautifully. Anybody can flash a picture, but only a few can capture the right moment, which has love, passion, promise, memory, emotions, and happiness. That’s what makes the picture timeless and ageless. Whether your most awaited day is around the corner, or you’re merely looking for inspiration – this post is for you. After some detailed research, we have compiled a list of some really professional & amazing wedding photographers with some samples of their stunning success. In no particular order, we present you 20 Best Candid Wedding Photographers in Mumbai. Keep reading for the full list after jump.
Wedding Nama: They specialize in luxurious wedding photography, destination weddings and cinematography. It was founded by husband-wife duo, Ankita and Akash whose passion is to capture one of the most beautiful events in your life and help you treasure it for eternity. Each and every wedding they cover is unique and distinctive. They capture photos in candid as well as documentary style, the Emotions, Story, Gossip, Drama, Style, Rhythm, Love, Ceremonies, Portraits, Details, Décor and everything else under the sun that is a part of your wedding! They cover weddings in India and abroad.
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Jodi Clickers: They capture candid moments of a wedding through stills as well as video. Their style is modern – contemporary with a mix of fashion. They make the work refreshing, innovative and offer each client a personal boutique style service. They also endeavor to design the work in a manner that is fluid to suit the day, candid to grapple things as they happen, graphic to capture the couple in ways they haven’t seen before and of course romantic to show their love for each other. They have a very young team, and after each project they emerge having made friends with the couple and their respective families.
KnotInFocus: They are a Mumbai based team that travels the world for free food, free travel and amazing pictures. They are a full in-house team of creative people, who are young, hyper-charged and 100% gluten free. For 7 years, they have been to a lot of places to cover and capture weddings. Anand, the founder of KnotInFocus and his team, is laced with stellar illustrations to narrate and picture the story of your emotions in the most important keepsake of your wedding day.
The Wedding Salad: What began as a wedding present for the bride and groom, has now grown into a collaborative photo venture called The Wedding Salad. Founded in 2012 by Aayushi Sachdeva and Kanishka Sonthalia, The Wedding Salad has photographed over 75 weddings, traveling across the country, creating an incredible montage of the most priceless moments of the weddings they cover. While candid wedding photography is their forte, they lend their click-happy charm to save-the-date, pre-bridal, engagement, pre and post wedding shoots, traditional photography and customized albums too.
Colorblast: This duo of wife and husband works under their banner, named 'ColorBlast', that promises to capture a string of the candid moments of their clients' wedding. Both, Amit & Kanchan have a strong background in visual art, which is evident in their work. Kanchan learnt her videography skills during her Film-making training at Gnomon, Hollywood. While Amit acquired his shutterbug skills through years of working on various fronts of Animations Film making. They have shot weddings at various locations in and around South East Asia.
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Dream Diaries: Kartik Bhagat, the man behind the creation and success of Dream Diaries is a techie by education, who resigned from his Engineering job but a dreamer by heart. That's why he's on a quest to preserve and make everybody's dream wedding memorable and enjoyable. He might actually look like he's a part of the family. The moto, this youngest Indian Entrepreneur into Wedding Photography follows is, “Blend, Have Fun and be Candid”. From shooting in almost every state of India, to Bangkok, Hua Hin, Pattaya, Canary Islands, Madrid, Mauritius, Paris, Dubai, the 23 year old photographer has an experience of shooting almost 150 weddings across the exotic locations.
Krunal Shah: A Software Engineer by education, A tech guy by mind, A Guitarist by heart and A photographer by soul, Krunal started “Krunal Shah Photography” after assisting one of India’s ace wedding photographers. Growing ahead day in and day out with each wedding he covers, he is not only formulating friendship with the couple but now have families all across Mumbai and certain international Clientele too.
Richa Kashelkar: Regardless of what the popular perception of Indian weddings might be, as grand & mega-festive affairs, Richa still staunchly believes in the power of small unnoticed moments. No matter how big or small a wedding is, what matters throughout is the exhibition of unrestrained emotions, which if missed, is usually lost forever. Richa is an architect turned self-taught photographer documenting weddings for more than four years, and believe that photographs of your spontaneity and honest moments are worth their weight in gold, a few years down the line.
Knots & Vows: This is the brainchild of two avid photographers, Jake & Alistair. Both ex-software professionals, with a collective experience of more than 12 years working with Industry giants, they started in 2009 by shooting concerts across the city and developed a liking and expertise in Low light photography. The flow of emotions and vibrance of cultures is what kept them hooked to shooting weddings.
Anoop Padalkar: Wedding Krafter is the brainchild of Anoop Padalkar. An MBA by qualification, he ventured full-time into Photography in 2011 after a year long stint in the corporate world. Wedding Krafter's goal is all about capturing the moments, and the essence of the person in those moments. Wedding photojournalism and personal storytelling is what they do. They capture every laugh, every tear, or every fist bump story beautifully. Photography for them is all about creating everlasting memories, and this is the mantra Wedding Krafter lives by, providing the clients with unforgettable & breathtaking memories they can truly hold onto for years to come.
Namit Narlawar: Namit was an IT engineer in his previous avatar, and after working for 2 years, he decided to quit his job and follow the passion. He is a wedding photographer and does Candid Photography and Videography. “Photography is an art of looking at things differently and giving life to the imaginations. For me, a photographer becomes successful when others are able to look at the picture with his eyes", says the passionate Namit.
Seventy By Two: Since the occasion of your wedding and its memories shall be cherished together for a lifetime, we say why let the cameras focus on anyone else except you two! At SeventybyTwo, we play our part by being your storytellers who love capturing beautiful stories through stunning visuals and showcase them in a surreal 70mm cinematic experience! After all, one of the most significant days of your life warrants perfection; and at SeventybyTwo we make no exceptions! Led by Kewal Gala & Hardik Gada, they are an in-house team of 16 enthusiastic individuals who offer Pre-Wedding Couple Shoots & Videos/ Wedding Candid Photography / Cinematic Wedding Films.
Strange Sadhu Weddings: Ayush Das, the founder of Strange Sadhu Weddings has an 'eye' to discover the various facets of photography to charting his course into the realm of digital and motion picture photography, Ayush has come a long way. He has grown from being inspired by the Pierre Poulani School of Photography into exploring his own niche. This photojournalist excels at weaving in the fanfare, festivity and fervor of a wedding through his lens. Not only do his pictures showcase a montage of emotions but also emit a vibrant sepia of colors.
The Photo Diary: Monisha was a drop-out student, started being a freelancer for 7 years and working with many brands and companies, decided to start a new venture called ‘The Photo Diary’. The Photo Diary invented itself from this very humanistic as well as contemporary art photography and Videography. They love to capture beautiful stories and create some everlasting memories for the wonderful couple.
The Lightsmiths: This is a culmination of two young minds, Rahul & Vibhuti. While Rahul was studying Engineering, Vibhuti, a Chartered Accountant was crunching numbers for a living. They met through sheer co-incidence and soon realized they both shared the passion to create content and build stories through imagery. That is when they decided to quit it all for photography and 'The Lightsmiths' was born. Rahul and Vibhuti's style of shooting is a mix of Contemporary & Fine Art. They have been shooting weddings for three years now and have worked all over India and abroad. Vibhuti says, "Wedding Photography is probably one of the most endearing and exciting events to essay. From love, laughter and joy, we love to capture and save these priceless moments."
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Aniket Mazumdar: In the fleeting smiles of couples in weddings, in the honest laughters of tiny little toddlers, in the sun rays pouring through that beautiful smile of a bride and in that once in a lifetime moment of "I DO", I can tell you, I have seen life, love and happiness, says the talented Aniket. He is a 27 year old candid and contemporary wedding photographer, who seeks a lot of enthusiasm in travel photography too. An MBA (Marketing) by academics, has worked with media, branding and internet companies. His work mostly speaks about candid little moments in and around a wedding house with a lot of style and aura.
Burn Pixels: Barnali, the founder of Burn Pixels Photography, is a travel, lifestyle, documentary & wedding photographer. She believes the best gift of life is to be able to see. The next best gift is to be able to create. Barnali seeks to collaborate with clients (couples) to make unusual and wonderful pictures, which reflect the emotions and connections between the two ‘madly in love’ couple. She beautifully captures the everlasting memories of the most special day of one’s life. She captures the beauty of the details and the spontaneity of the moment.
Neha Brackstone: Having completed her BSc in Psychology and Masters in HR from UK, Neha discovered her passion in photography in 2010. She quickly found that she was able to paint a vivid and stunning palette of the couple’s special day through unique, jaw dropping angles. Neha captures intense and delicate emotions as well as her attention to detail have left an indelible mark on her clients from high profile weddings across Italy, Thailand, UK and all over India.
WhatKnot: This is a team led by two individuals who have identical first names - 'Aditya'. They specialize in Contemporary and Candid Wedding Photography and are based out of Mumbai. They are MBAs by education and had their fair stint in the Corporate World for roughly 6 years before deciding to venture into Wedding Photography. As Candid Photographers, they travel all over the country to cover all sorts of events related to Couples such as Weddings, Sangeet, Haldi, Ring Ceremony, Engagements and so on.
Say Cheeze: Niklesh Malkani's, flexible shooting style, look and approach when shooting a wedding is what makes him and his team unique. He founded 'Say Cheeze Photography', 17 years back in 1998. He creates artistic portraits of people, compelling images that evoke the emotion and give his clients a unique experience that will be cherished for life. He pays close attention to color, form and light, which compliment the expressiveness of his subjects.
These creative genius's are in random order, but each and every one of them have defined creativity uniquely & comes with loads of experience to make your special day the most memorable & radiant with their shutter speed. We wish them a very Good Luck for their future endeavors.