These are not just the words, but the reality that is brought into life by these Bangalore photographers. These creative people exactly know how to capture a flying moment with their shutters!! Indian weddings are an emotional rollercoasters with happiness in welcoming the groom to the inconsolable bride’s emotional moments. Being able to see is easy, but capturing these emotions and creating memories for the life time is probably the hardest part. These inspiring photographers not only capture the emotions beautifully, but make the most special occasion in any person’s life extra special. These photographers will simply make you fall in love with photography and Weddings. Hello Bangalore!! You guys have preserved these special moments that otherwise would have been forgotten. In no particular order, we present you the list of 20 best candid wedding photographers from the city of creative minds – Bangalore!!
NEETA SHANKAR: She is a Research and Development engineer-turned-full-time-photographer. With over 150 weddings under her belt in the last 4 years, Neeta's mastery lies in her complete awareness of what makes a good photo, the elements that can be included or excluded. She knows all too well that a photograph is not taken, but made. Her eye for the subtle nuances, secret smiles and the off-the-record moments are what sets her work apart. When she is not shooting, she finds mentoring the best way to share her passion and frequently holds workshops, symposiums and webinars.
SAULAT ZUBERI: Saulat & his team is a bunch of creative people specializing in destination wedding photography & cinematography. What makes them different is the uniqueness of perspectives and artistic style. As a designer & a story-teller of your photography or cinematography assignment, apart from just following a photojournalism approach to document the event as it’s happening, they bring a creative eye to capture the very emotion of the scene. Their style revolves around photo-journalistic & fine-art coverage, documenting the event & producing artistically pleasing pictures & films. Capturing human emotions & love is an art which they love to the core.
POOJA JOSEPH: She discovered her life's calling while shooting a friend's wedding three years ago as a wedding gift for her friend. She is someone who shoots weddings because she love weddings so much, the chaos, the laughter, the tears, the drama, Indian weddings have it all. Pooja and her team enjoy capturing the small moments, because those are the important ones, the ones that the couple will love looking at for years to come. You can be assured of a treasure trove of images that you will love looking through for years and years to come.
ANBU JAWAHAR: "Weddings present a dramatic canvas against which I do what I like to do—photograph people", says Anbu Jawahar. While Indian weddings are lively, colorful and dramatic, they are also extremely complicated affairs. Large crowds milling about small spaces, even blocking out the couple; overdone decorations, clashing colors, bad lighting compounded by smoking fires, flocks of photographers (family, friends and hired guns) jostling for space, whimsical priests, piles of random objects scattered around, confusion over what is to be done, when and by whom—all makes for high entertainment and challenge. His effort in such situations is to focus on the marriage taking place during the wedding and preserving the essence of those moments for future memories.
NORTH WATER STAR: Pulkesin K Tiiwary, founding member of North Water Star is a current Airline pilot and Photographer. He is known to create insane memories out of nothing where he draws upon his fine artist's eye, technical mastery and photojournalist's gift for timing to leave an everlasting effect.
ANUP J KAT: Chief optimist of design agency, Anup’s encounter with photography was a pure chance. He loves the happiness surrounding weddings and that’s the reason he capturing the warm and intimate moments, that makes not just great pictures but fantastic memories peppered with candid instants.
SIDDHARTH SHARMA: He picked up the camera five years back with an aim to create surreal images to document his dreams. He started taking wedding assignments two years back mixing his surreal style with photojournalistic approach. His work captures and presents a wedding from the point of view of a close friend or a relative and thus his images are very intimate and personal. He also leads a team of cinematographers and provides fine-art wedding cinema service to limited clients.
MANAN PHOTOGRAPHY: Living amidst the nature and having travelled extensively in the Himalayan region, brought in an urge of capturing the breathtaking beauty of the hills for Manan. He started doing Landscape photography in the year 2002, Wedding Photography came in by chance as he started shooting candid at friends and family weddings. His style of shooting wedding is very Contemporary and non destructive, while believing in treasuring emotions and feelings as they come.
VINAY VENUGOPAL: Wedding photography has been a humble experience for Vinay Venugopal. To be unobtrusive, yet he is able to capture moments of a lifetime influenced by the forces of Joy and Anxiety, that's often witnessed in the weddings through Relationships, Friends, Families & the exultation of a Couple who are stepping into a new sphere of life.His love for portrait photography gives him the opportunity in weddings, to cover an incredible horizon of faces and emotions in varied situations that are diverse and unique to each Indian community and their culture.
FOTOSHAADI: Weddings signify new beginnings- Love, companionship, and an ever-lasting friendship. Fotoshaadi perfectly understands the see-saw of emotions that engulf you during your wedding - A heady cocktail of feelings and experiences so fleeting that only candid photography can capture and pin down so that your precious memories don't fade away with time. They are a team of photographers, designers, movie-makers, creative directors and managers who work hard to capture all your exciting wedding moments and present it to you in a creative, fun way.
SOWMYA PHOTOGRAPHY: "Preserving emotions for Life!!!" Sowmya, a Bangalore based photographer loves to travel worldwide to capture the moments. She especially loves photographing weddings, as it has all the elements that she loves to capture – people, emotions, drama, action, portraiture, landscape, macro, and many added. Capturing various rituals amidst diverse cultures, she can showcase different emotions from laughter to sadness all in a single frame. "Indian weddings are so colourful, and these make my work more colourful. Having these memories captured and preserve for you" is their motto.
VAIJAYANTHI VARMA: An absolute dreamer with the soul of a gypsy and the range of human emotions is what leaves Vaijayanthi in a constant state of amazement. A small sabbatical from her editorial job 6 years ago has led her down this incredible path and brought Vaijayanthi to a full stop with photography. She feels, “this is where I belong, weddings don’t just make me feel like I’ve been gifted a plethora of emotions on a silver platter but also give me an opportunity to travel far and wide, witness the diversity of cultures & people & food & life. I feel blessed to have been given this opportunity to communicate my vision on what is the most special day of the lives of my clients. I have a real, evocative photojournalistic approach to shooting a wedding”. Her work is a fusion of fine-art, contemporary & minimal imagery. She believes in keeping it real & capturing true emotion with the prime focus on the moment and making each image as beautiful as possible.
MARK SWAROOP: His journey as a wedding photographer has taken him to the most surreal venues from Rajasthan all the way down to Kerala, from Mombassa, Kenya to the heart of Virginia, USA. He witnessed the beautiful moments from small marriage halls to grand places. But regardless of venue, it’s the people that he cherish. He has made some fans out of clients, some believers out of Thomas‘ and mostly friends for life.
SANEESH SUKUMARAN: He was born in India to the backdrop of South West Monsoons (Edavappathi), and grew up in Kerala's rich cultural heritage. He feels, Weddings are one of the most wonderful things to witness on the Earth; people are so happy, and the place is filled with amazing energy and emotions. Weddings are beautiful! Every wedding has its story and he try to capture the moments along with its vibrance.
PHOTOALCHEMY: They are all about the magic of one's wedding into memories of beautiful pictures. Their aim is to make happy, couples and family, by paying as much importance as they did to every detail of their wedding. They render all the culturally symbolic and emotionally relevant to an array of fun elements of the wedding. Being the founder member and having head photographers in the company, their goal is to make every wedding look like a dream!
WE CAPTURE MOMENTS: We Capture Moments cherishes your special the moments for a lifetime. They don't leave any stone upturned to depict the beautiful story behind your most significant day. Wedding Photography is one of the most exciting events to document. Love, laughter, joy, tears, everything. Avneet Sikka, Dhaval Chauhan, Richa Nag and Rohan Bera work rigorously to infuse photographs with unique style and creativity.
SUDEEP BHATTACHARYA: He worked as an award winning short film director, with experience in design, advertising and online media, before starting his photography career. His wedding photography has a unique photojournalistic style with a contemporary flair. Sudeep has a remarkable eye for detail, and a knack for capturing fleeting emotions and intimate moments up close, that make his pictures both personal and memorable. His background in fashion and fine art photography contribute to a vivid and romantic photo story, with gorgeous portraits, and lush colorful abstracts. His love of culture and travel takes him across the country, creating a spectacular montage of emotions that leave an indelible mark on his clientele, and make him stand out from the rest.
NIKHIL SHASTRI: He is a wedding photographer based in Bangalore, but he is always on the move. He started his tryst with photography about 15 years ago when he picked up his dad's manual SLR, but he has only been shooting professionally for over a year now. He is a sucker for emotions, always on the look out for that hidden smile, a glint in the eye, that lone tear. That's what makes weddings special and that is why he loves shooting them.
JUDE LAZARO: He is a Bangalore photographer, brought up in the globally notorious city of the South. Wedding Photography is his personal project and the spontaneity and unscripted nature of it excites him. It demands a lot of you as an artist and is a refreshing break from rehearsed commercial shoots that are heavily thought out and premeditated. A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. There is nothing more gratifying than photographs that don't just document, but capture the string of magical moments that make up a wedding. This is not a matter that one should take lightly. You, your partner, your family and one day your children will look at these images repeatedly as the years go by. They will serve as a record of a time in your life that you will forever cherish.
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