Whether we know 10 photographers or 100, there would still be a question that you often hear from readers, social media followers and many others, “Who are the best photographers?” It is certainly a good question, but a tough one too! We geared ourselves, put our caps of thought and took a stab it.
“Studio A” – a name synonymous with ‘creative wedding photography’ today, took root in 2010, with a simple idea in Amar Ramesh's mind. Studio A offers creative clicks across the globe, with a perfect mix of tradition and contemporary in wedding photography, cinematic wedding highlights, story-photo books, portraitures and fine art. They take pride in not being a vendor who delivers results, but in being a friend too who gifts the couple a set of timeless memories.
It was founded in 2008 by advertising photographers, Yadav and Hari. Their forte is wedding photojournalism where the aim is mainly non directional, storytelling images. The goal is to create something unique for every couple. Hailing from an advertising background, they give insane importance to lighting. Also, they are known for their themed portrait sessions. They select the locations, costumes and styling based on the couple’s love story and try to bring it out in the images. Timelessly elegant yet contemporary in style, is how the two talented souls would like to describe them.
They are a hyper enthusiastic bunch of obsessively passionate people who are constantly listening with their eyes. Great photography comes from that special moment when beautiful light, a unique location and dynamic composition all combine to capture and create emotion. The emotion may be the raw determination of a swimmer lunging to touch the wall, the laughter of a small child as she plays with a sibling, or that special feeling you have as you witness a once in a lifetime occasion. Whether photographing athletes for a specialty publication, or shooting a family photo session, there goal as a professional photographer, to capture those emotions, to record those moments, and preserve those memories forever.
The people, the clothes, the ceremonies and celebrations, the flowers, the food, the beautiful settings, all come together to present a once in a lifetime event that most want to record in order to peruse and enjoy throughout their lives. His aspiration in covering a wedding is to create memories that take you back in the time and help you see things that you have missed in the "whirlwind" of your busy and exciting day! His style is "photo-journalistic"; and he captures the authentic expressions, activities, and emotions so you get the true flavor of the day's events. He will make your wedding last more than a day through eloquent, expressive, and revealing imagery.
He is a Candid, Photojournalistic wedding photographer and shot over 170 weddings all over the country and abroad, and every single one of them has given him the opportunity to do what he loves, which is to document the beauty of two people coming together to commit their lives to each other. He is obsessive about the quality of the work he delivers to clients, and would never allow someone else to shoot under his name, or process pictures delivered under his name. His pictures are an epitome of perfection and excellence.
An engineer turned photographer, Varun started capturing the beautiful moments of people’s life in 2008, when ‘candid wedding photography’ was not very famous in India. Weddings offer a wide spectrum of photographic genres in the most chaotic situations. He firmly believes in two core philosophies while approaching wedding photography, first, to be friends with family and other guests, so they become more comfortable and second, to remain as unobtrusive as possible so that he can capture the entire affair while maintaining a balance between content, composition and aesthetics.
“My work revolves around the thin line, between Elegance and Fun” says the talented Gracian Nalin, an IT professional-turned-photographer and the founder of Scintilight Creations. An on-site assignment in Europe and capturing people there in different scenarios had triggered the love for photography. With an out of the box perspective and keen eye for rare moments, his work brings together crazy and unique aspects of weddings. His photographs, create a mixture of compelling imagery of the culture, colors, customs and those little things that make all the difference. He possesses the uncanny ability to be creative even under pressure and searching intently for those rare and intimate moments between loved ones.
“Two eyes are a blessing. A third eye - wisdom. And the fourth eye - my prism” says the talented Madhumitha. She is an addicted traveler, a graphic designer, a nature lover, and colors, people began to see through her lens not just subjects. Her work revolves around documentary (or documenting) wedding photography, maternity shoots, candid family/couple & kids portraits. She tries to capture the moments of emotional importance. It’s that spontaneity and harmony of the people that gives her intense pleasure and all the strength that she needs, to be on my toes for hours.
They’re a team of two professionally-trained, fine-art and documentary photographers. As photographers and filmmakers, they take their work extremely seriously, and are able to bring joy and love for the visual arts to all the work that they do. Their work ranges from fashion and documentary photography to fine art films and music videos, it has been displayed in galleries in India, the US and the UK. They spend their spare time dabbling in antique, old-school photographic processes and building on their artistic practices. They even run a community darkroom out of their studio!
Born and brought up in Dubai, Pranesh moved back to Chennai after he completed his schooling. He is an engineer by profession and a photographer by fate and choice. His love for photography further led him to bring both his passions onto one platform - Pranesh Photography. Juggling with cameras, right from the Mark III to a Helicam, he has shot weddings in diverse locations, including beaches, star hotels, famous destinations and yes, a crazy one in a hot air balloon. The company’s USP lies in capturing photo-realistic weddings and providing end-to-end wedding solutions. A true-blue Chennaite at heart, his initial stint as a photographer found inspiration from the streets, sea and the scenic beauty of the city.
Celebrating Happiness is all they do! One cohesive unit that share their common passion to travel, experiment and have fun beyond anything. Their love for capturing weddings transcends beyond photography and filming and they give you an everlasting memory of your most celebratory moments. The team strongly believe, the easiest way to get a great picture is to make the couple feel at home and forget you’re even there.
At Aju Photography, they believe in capturing myriad of emotions in the best possible way, using state-of-the-art technology and providing an output that our clients could savor for a lifetime.They share a unique camaraderie with each couple and their families, which help bring the best of their emotions. They ensure and understand your requirements completely and deliver what you wished for, and more than that. Candid Photography, Pre-Wedding Shoots, and Maternity Shoots are their forte, in which they excel and outshine.
From traditional weddings to trendy, temple weddings to destination, and many others, they love being a part of all, and flash the best moments of your life that can be relieved after ages.
Raghu Lakshminaarayanan, Director of Photography & the brain behind PHOTOSTROPHE, firmly believes that unobtrusive photography is what gives you the most natural expressions, that results in amazing candid pictures. Making it simple yet stunningly is their mantra at PHOTOSTROPHE. Weddings are all about emotions & expressions of a very special day, they do not believe in just flashing the camera during wedding functions, but savoring those special moments is what they do. They see every project as an opportunity to create something unique, and believes, that meticulous planning & imaginative perceptions are the key to success.
Gayatri Nair, after studying Engineering in Singapore, she worked her way up the ladder at a bank, first in Singapore and then in New York. On moving back to India, she took photography as a full-time, translating a long-term hobby into her profession. Since 2012 she has covered several weddings all over India (and in Singapore) in addition to fashion and product shoots. Her pictures are a masterpiece that describes a story in itself.
Photography is something that he cherishes most and that gives him enormous happiness. In the past 9 years of his career, he captured over 750 weddings and each wedding has its own unique & exclusive story. Weddings are the most beautiful part of everyone's life, where a new journey begins and he loves to capture that beautiful journey. He has an impeccable eye to turn these ordinary moments into extraordinary pictures. His pictures perhaps say more than a thousand words.
He is a freelance photographer who has a very candid & contemporary approach to wedding photography. Having been a part time professional photographer right from his college days, he has worked on a variety of commercial and editorial assignments ranging from photographing intricate jewelry and heavy equipment spare parts to shooting bull fights and even some ancient ritual dance forms. His pictures usually tell exhaustive stories of the weddings with a great deal of emotion as well as humor. To Rahul, satisfaction of the wedding shoot doesn’t come from Facebook likes or praises from online viewers, it comes from the subtle smile on the groom’s father’s face or that drop of tear that rolls downs the bride’s grandmother’s cheek. It’s when the people involved in the wedding relive the wedding, recollect conversations looking at the photos, that we know the goal is achieved.
He loves to capture special moments and behold beauty in everything. His prime motto is, that, “Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it”. He commenced as a nature photographer and slowly groomed into a wedding photographer over the years, to flash the moments and savor for the memories. Images from Yadhu Photography are CC (Candid & Creative). They’re fun, romantic and emotional. They try and do unique style of wedding photography that is deeply rooted in wedding photojournalism. They follow a documentary style photography with some fine art, and more creative inputs.
They are a team of photographers who love their job. They think that weddings are real life enactments of a Karan Johar movie. There is love, happiness, tears, joy, choreographed dance routines, costume changes, and perfect makeup. They don’t just flash the camera, they save the moments. “We’ve never seen more emotions concentrated in one place – the glass is filled to the brim” says the talented team.
Shannon is an accomplished photojournalist with an array of credits to her name. She has a diverse portfolio spanning over ten years. Her childhood passion turned into a serious pursuit the year she shadowed a photographer at The Baltimore Sun. She does not simply take photos, she looks for the stories and incidentals many photographers miss. The shy flower girl; the happy, but a tearful woman who cheers for her son, the quiet eyes of a father parting from his daughter; the corporate office whose wall holds a tiny but powerful poem. These are the kinds of stories Shannon tells through her camera.
Rohan and Puja, a talented husband-wife duo that loves to capture the amazing chemistry shared by every couple. They love photography, because it is one of those amazing things that will be treasured long after everything else is gone. They transform those wonderful moments into loving memories that people see at weddings. They truly love celebrating ‘LOVE’ and offer Indian Wedding Photography, Lifestyle/ Pre-wedding Photoshoots, Senior & Family portraits. They inherent a unique style that is deeply rooted in wedding photojournalism and to which one can always connect to!!
Photography is not about the picture, it's about the talented photographers, who save the moments of your special day for a lifetime.
Shaadisaga wishes them all a session of great pictures in their life ahead!
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