THIS IS MY JOURNAL. AS A PHOTOGRAPHER. AS AN OBSERVER.

These are stories I witness at weddings. Things I see. Things I learn. Some of the notes here are to help my clients plan their weddings better. Others are just interesting observations and stories at weddings. Some are amusing, others insightful. A certain insight into how I think.

When you are deciding on a wedding photographer, its important to know who you are hiring as a person. Because you're going to entrust your most precious moments with this person. And so it will certainly help to have an insight on whether you think alike, or appreciate each other's preferences and point of views.

A Royal Wedding in Rajasthan

When 120 guests from all over the globe descended at Khimsar Haveli and sand dunes near Jodhpur, the festivities saw colors mingle like never before.

Why is Candid Expensive?

Candid Wedding Photography is expensive than usual. While some Photographers scribble imaginary numbers in estimates and wish for the best. It is fair to say that a candid photographer will charge more, but that’s not just becuase he/she speaks better english and is more presentable. There are other expenses like: – Expensive equipment & L […]

You’re paying for Clutter

Any wedding with a big number of guests invited, also has a big number of people trying to put it together. A number of photographers and video crew  trying their best to document everything possible. This could get crowded. Sometimes guests who have travelled from far, barely get to see any of the rituals. All […]

Staying awake

This was a big day for me. Not as in an occasion, but as in schedule. Woke up early to leave for blr airport, travelled to hyderabad. Shot a wedding all evening and then we had a 3 hour break between ceremonies. 12am-3am. (You read that right) My hotel was far from here and so I […]

May I help you?

Long long ago… not in FB terms (that’s yesterday), I mean really long long ago as in 2 decades ago, when I went to a wedding with my parents, I was overjoyed with the presence of a Chaat stall and at another wedding an espresso stall. I suddenly started looking forward to these outings, expecting ‘new stuff’. Fast forward […]

Can’t Stop Moving

A wedding is filled with joyous and happy moments. One of my favorites is definitely when the music starts playing. I prefer the Dhol to the DJ, but hey its not my wedding. I am just happy to see people join in to show their happiness and the spirit of celebration. Do we Indians need […]

Photobooks

More and more couples are now warming up to a nice coffee table book. And there are a few options in India to choose from these days. Choose a coffee table photobook which is the Editor’s copy of the choicest pictures from the wedding weaved together to craft a story line of the joyous moments. […]

Beyond weddings

I shoot a lot of weddings, yes. But I also shoot for other projects. I shoot products, interiors, food and portraits. I am trained in lighting and my experiences with shooting different subjects opens up new perspectives which I can then use for weddings. And vice-versa is true as well. I learn a lot at […]

Insider or Outsider?

Where does one belong? A question which is not really question but an interesting cocktail of a feeling and a trailing thought.  Am I from the bride’s side or her parents? Or am I one of the many contractors in this wedding? Do my opinons matter? Am I a friend or just an observer? I […]

Best Wedding Photographer Bangalore

Syma’s Nikah

It was a pleasure to shoot an elegant muslim wedding for Syma in Bangalore. It was intimate, it was emotional, and the food was brilliant. can you believe it, the bride designed her own lehenga!!!