Aug 4, 2011 Wedding Photographers & Cinematographers
WeddingSutra features the couples who click together, and who share a common passion for travelling and exploring new places.
Mili and Sid Ghosh, Chicago
The highly talented couple run ‘Memories in Motion’ which specialises in bollywood-inspired wedding films. The two met on yahoo chat 12 years ago, and they got married in 2004. Today, they are one of the most sought-after photographers/ film-makers for big budget Indian weddings. Says Mili: “We have been shooting weddings for the past 6 years. I take care of the creative aspect while Sid is in-charge of the administrative and technical aspects. This way we compliment each other’s traits. We both interact with the client extensively since they’re usually having an overseas destination wedding and a lot of logistics are involved in putting a creative team and executing the production of the wedding photography and cinematography.”
Ronicka Kandhari and Vickrant Mahajan, Mumbai
Their clients include India’s who who and they have photographed weddings of the rich and famous at some of the world’s most exotic locales. Says Ronicka: “We met 10 years ago while pursuing a photography course at the Triveni Kala Sangam and got married in 2006. I shoot glamourous pictures of the bride and the groom as well as minuscule, consummate details that make up the event while Vickrant focuses on atmospheric pictures thereof.”
Avani Patel and Abhinav Sah, Mumbai
In November 2009 Avani and Abhinav photographed a friend’s wedding and soon lots of assignments started coming in, and they started their new venture ‘PhotoKhichega’. Says Abhinav, “On the way we work it’s a very fluid division of work, if I’m on wide lens, she shoots with a telephoto or a macro or vice versa. Perhaps, being a husband-wife team makes it easier.”
This year, they got the highest number of nominations at the prestigious Kodak Better Photography Wedding Photographer of the Year Awards and won the award in the ‘Behind the scenes’ category.
Snigdha Sheel and Vinayak Das, Bangalore
Snigdha and Vinayak met at a conference called BarCamp in Bangalore in 2007 where Vinayak was a speaker and Snigdha a participant. Says Vinayak: “We hit it off instantly, what followed was a whirlwind courtship and after about a month and a half we ran off to the Himalayas to a place called Tunganath and got married at the 13000 year old Tunganath Temple. We were the only two people there, no guests or photographers, just the two of us under a canopy of stars. When we came down to earth we had an Arya Samaj wedding.”
“We shot our first wedding in Bangalore and subsequently in Jhansi. In 2010 we formed our company Phototantra. Usually Snigdha and I shoot the bride and the groom separately, then we get together and shoot with different perspectives. I could be taking wide angle shots and Snigdha could be focussed on taking shots using a prime lens like a 35mm f1.4.”
Devina Vadera, daughter of Bindu Vadera, Delhi’s prominent socialite/businesswoman, got married to Finance professional Anmol Bhandari. Devina works with her mother at Varya Design Studio, an exclusive home furnishing and accessories store in Delhi.
The celebrations commenced with a Sangeet on 12th Jan at their Farmhouse in Sultanpur, Delhi. For the Sangeet, Devina wore a flowy Tarun Tahiliani lehenga.
The wedding party then moved to Goa. A welcome celebration was held at Devina’s friend home in Dona Paula and the Mehendi the next morning.
The theme for the Mehendi was ‘brighter the better’. Devina wore a blush pink lycra saree, which looked oh-so-perfect for a shaadi by the beach. It was made by Delhi-based duo Shivan and Narresh.
The Sikh wedding ceremony was held in the morning of 16th Jan. Tarun Tahiliani, designed for Devina a net Anarkali with lotus embellishments all around, and a bit of pearl and Swarovski embroidery. Anmol wore a sherwani by Rohit Bal. For the reception on 16th Jan, Devina wore a Marchesa gown.
Sumant Jayakrishnan did the set/ design & decor for all the events in Delhi and Goa
More Wedding Details
Makeup artist: Ashima Kapoor
Photographer: Ronicka Kandhari and Vickrant Mahajan
Food in Delhi: Puneet Sikand
Food in Goa: Taj
Wedding logistics/ co-ordination: Shaadi Online