Candid wedding photographers India – email@example.com
A true photographer wants to try to capture the real essence of a human being. Philippe Halsman
What can I say for the wedding pictures, we laughed and cried with happiness and you captured it all. Besides being a spectacular photographer, you are kinda super hero with a power of invisibility :P We were genuinely not aware of your presence most of the time which made the pictures so natural. Amprapali, Kota, 2016.
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I am Amrit, the founder. I bought my first digi-cam in my 2nd year at IIT.
Though I was trained to be a top notch engineer, what I do now is tell stories. :) Weddings are all about stories – the romantic and emotional ones; the funny and chaotic ones! And it’s important that they be captured in the most aesthetic and honest way. It’s important that wedding photographs be more than just good looking images! And therefore I do what I do (along with few other talented folks from across India who freelance for me). That first camera in IIT came for four thousand bucks (all my savings from the first three semesters). It was pretty shitty. But then, it was the start of a journey that has come a long way since.
It’s important that wedding photographs be more than just good looking images!
My brand ShaadiGrapher (has been listed in the top 15 destination wedding photographers in India by Canvera.
- PetaPixel – one of the most popular international photography blog, did a feature on a documentary I made
- Polka Cafe interviewed me as part of their story on top destination wedding photographers in India
- Live on Blogs included us in their list of Best Wedding Photographers in India
- Know Your Star interviewed me about my shift from consultancy to photography
- Hindu did a story on me in 2008 (when I was still a Business Consultant)
- Hindu interviewed me for a story on pre-wedding photography trend
- Economic Times wrote about my webcomic Shitoon
- Memorable Indian Weddings did a story on ShaadiGraPher
- End of list for candid wedding photographers India
I finally bought my first decent camera in 2008 when I started working as a business consultant in PwC. To cut a long story short, I took a year long sabbatical from consulting in 2012 to try wedding photography and was lucky enough to never need to return to the corporate world.
Select an individual picture-story to view:
- Cruise (Marwari wedding, 2013)
- Gurdwara (Mumbai, 2013)
- Beach (North Indian wedding, Goa, 2014)
- Resort [+]:
- Club Mahindra (Himachal, 2016) – Baniya wedding
- Alankrita Resort (Hyderabad, 2016) – North Indian + Telugu wedding
- Madhuban Resort (Anand, 2015) – Marwari + Punjabi wedding
- Raddisson Blue (Mahabalipuram, 2013) – Christian wedding
- Zuri Beach Resort (Goa, 2013) – Marwari wedding
- Angsana Resort (Bangalore, 2013) – Marathi wedding
- Outdoor venue [+]:
- Kalyan Mandapam [+]:
- Banquet Hall [+]:
Not all candid photographs tell a story!
Because it’s 2017, I assume you already know what candid photography is (in case you don’t, you can read a short description right here). So what I will try to do is, show you how some candid photographs tell stories and others just look good.
Candid photography is the art of taking pictures of (mostly) people when they are busy doing their thing, not bothered with the camera. Now not all good-looking pictures need to be candid. And definitely not all candid pictures are going to good-looking (unless clicked by a skilled artist like myself or some of the other ShaadiGraphers). It is kind of easy to take a good candid picture of a face or a person. But it’s pretty difficult to capture a good candid picture of a group of people interacting with each other (when they are not posing). A great wide angle candid photograph is one of the only ways to cherish true memories of what happened in a wedding. It tells a story. And that’s why it matters.
Many “candid photographers” just focus on faces or individuals, blurring out the background.
A lot of people attend weddings, all decked up, trying to look their best. Therefore, with the right camera and lens, one can easily click hundreds and thousands of ‘candid’ photographs of different people. In fact, I did that a lot when I started in 2012. The pictures looked great! Moments were candid. And I was happy. But after may be ten or twenty or thirty weddings, something was obvious. These photographs were telling very little about what a wedding is really about! Are weddings about individuals or are they about how these individuals interact with each other? I believe it’s the latter. And the only reason so many ‘candid’ photographers offer very little of such interactions, such stories is because it is not as easy as capturing a candid shot of a single person! :)
It takes hard work and talent to go beyond good looking ‘candid’ pictures and capture ‘candid stories’!
A wedding picture tells a story when it captures ‘interactions’!
A laughing face tells you that a person is enjoying. A teary eye tells you that a person is crying. But weddings are not about any one person; not even about just the couple. Weddings are about a lot of people coming together to witness something special. And when people come together, they interact. And that’s why they laugh. Or cry. And that’s why interactions tell stories – that I try to capture in my pictures!
Often, I have to try clicking ten times to finally get just one good wide angle candid picture that is the right combination of aesthetics and moment; where every person in the frame fits in just right. At the end of the day, the effort is every bit worth it because I know I was able to create meaningful images (and not just good-looking ones) and you have your special memories preserved forever via real candid moments that also look great.
I hope you relate to the pictures so far. And also to my approach towards candid photography. By the way, looking at the mixed collection of photographs on this page is fine but only when you look at pictures from a single wedding, you can truly appreciate how stories unfold through my photographs.
I also make wedding-films. Like the one above.
Fill the form below to receive a price proposal. See our basic pricing before that?
Fee for Amrit (or any one ShaadiGrapher) to do candid photography for:
- one full day (8 to 10 hrs) is INR 60,000/-
- one full day + another consecutive half day (4-5 hrs) is INR 80,000/-
- two full days is INR 1,00,000/-
There is no separate travel cost involved, irrespective of the city where event is. Accommodation might be required in cities other than Mumbai, Goa, Hyderabad, Delhi and Ahmedabad.
What you get are high resolution soft-copies. Each submitted photograph will be of the same high standard as this website sets. We don’t dump thousands and thousands of RAW unedited files and expect you to choose the best ones. From a day, you can expect anywhere between 300 to 400 and from a half day something around 200. You can order photo-books after receiving the soft-copies and pay for the books later (price varies from 15k to 20k per book – view details).
We provide two options. And you can order as many Photo-books as you require.
- Option 1 – 25 spreads (i.e. 50 pages) thick – this can have about 100 to 120 photographs; comes for INR 15,000
- Option 2 – 50 spreads (100 pages) thick – this can have about 200 to 250 photographs; comes for INR 20,000
Both the above options are from Canvera – one of the leading photo-book publishers in India. They are of premium quality and 11X16 inch in size, with lay-flat binding. The cover is of a textured material, over which embossed text can be printed (like “A weds B”).
This is how the textured cover looks like – we go with the red colour.
This is how a lay-flat binding looks like when the Book is open.
We do a very clean, non-flashy layout – like this. Please do make sure that you are okay with our style, before you order a Photo-book.
Once you have shared with us the file names of the photographs shortlisted for printing, (and made payment for the Book), we will do the layout and share it with you. Next, when the layout is finalized, we will get the Book printed by Canvera. Then, they directly ship the book (free of cost) to any Indian address that you provide (in about a week’s time).
Fee for Amrit (or any one ShaadiGrapher) to shoot and edit a wedding movie from:
- one full day (8 to 10 hrs) is INR 90,000/-
- one full day + another consecutive half day (4-5 hrs) is INR 1,30,000/-
- two consecutive full days is INR 1,60,000/-
From a day, you can expect a ~15 to 20 minute movie. From two full days you can expect ~20 to 30 minutes movie. Also, you can always order an additional short 3 to 4 min trailer for INR 25,000/-
Candid Photography + Wedding Movie
Fee would be sum total of individual fee for both the services.
Everything written this point onward is purely for Search Engine Optimization. So don’t bother reading? Like seriously!!
Candid wedding photographers India
List of Photo-Stories on this site:
Earlier (2012 to 2016):
H+A (Bhopal) Adit+Amrapali (Kota) Sumit+Shelly (Delhi) Anuja+Shashank (Bhopal) Ankit+Shiny (Himachal) Ankita+Aman (Delhi) Aditi+Gaurav (Mum) Maitreyi+Suresh (Hyd) Anne+Yannick, (Kochi) Jenyfer+Enrico (Mumbai) Janvi+Raunak (Goa), Darshita+Sharath (Ahmedabad), Nikhil+Meghaa (Goa) Deepti+Titian (Bangalore) Jenyfer+Enrico (Mumbai) Shalini+Alhad (Bangalore) Anusha+Herman (Bangalore) Candid wedding photographers India. Shubo+Simi (Kochi) Sindhu+Vinay (Bangalore) Harshay+Shubhangi (Nagpur), Bhairavi+Rohit (Mumbai) Kiran+Namrata (Mumbai) Anurag+Priya (Thailand) Hussain+Naureen (Hyd) Chhavi+Krishna (Bhopal) Sharan+Sumegha (Mumbai) Herman+Gargi Roka (Delhi) Jasleen+Kiran (Mumbai) Param+Taniya (Amritsar) Govind+Gayathri (Chennai) Deepak+Divya (Kochi) Karthik+Shobha (Tambram – Chennai) S+N (Hyd) Anusha+Akshay (Chennai) Sucheta+Srikanth (Amritsar) Tejaswini+Amit (Mumbai)
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