Candid wedding photographers Chennai – a picture story from a Tamil wedding

Candid wedding photographers Chennai – a picture story from a Tamil wedding

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This is a story from a wedding I shot in Feb 2014. In Chennai. Govind was getting married to Gayathri. I met Govind for the first time at his parent’s house. The kid in the picture above is not Govind. Yeah I know you guessed. But you know, just in case you thought otherwise. It’s just a good picture (I think he is a cousin of Govind’s). I found him sleeping in one of the rooms when I visited the house.

Govind was getting ready in another room (or shall we call it a hall?) for his reception. His dad was enjoying using a new DSLR camera that Govind had recently bought. Govind was very passionate towards photography. His dad too, I guess. Or may be he was just being a good dad :)


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A passionate photographer or a good dad? Or both? Of course both!


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Once this small ceremony at Govind’s parent’s place was over, I left for the reception venue. I wanted to go say hi to Gayathri – the bride, while she was still getting ready. Gayathri was a shy bride. But I do think she said a hi back to me. I walked around like a ninja. And adored the pink walls of the room where she got ready.


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Gayathri takes one last look at herself before heading out and facing the world. With Govind at her side of course.


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The world that Gayathri had readied herself for.


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Govind by Gayathri’s side.


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Bring on the gifts, oh yes.

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I remember Govind asking me on phone, (while still enquiring about ShaadiGraPher fee and how we worked) if we had shot enough Tamil weddings. I had shared with him the link to a picture story from the first TamBrahm wedding that I had shot (in Chennai itself). And another one, an Iyenger wedding from Kochi. The first story had very few pictures and the second one did not have any picture from the wedding day itself. I had shot few more till then, but nothing more was up on on the site. This post is the only new post after that – in the Tamil wedding section!

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Govind’s wedding started early in the morning. Like most Tamil weddings do (or to be correct, like ‘every’ Tamil wedding does).

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IMG_9791IMG_9876IMG_9850As the day progressed, the guest count slowly went up. The wedding proceeded to it’s final phase.


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IMG_9957IMG_0034IMG_0076 IMG_0099 IMG_0143Those who had not been able to attend the reception, finally found the opportunity to pass on the gifts, now that the wedding was finally over. And everybody was happy in general.


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You are hungry my love. Please have something to eat.


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Govind changed into a shirt and a pant. The couple received one final set of blessings.  I packed my bags. And left for the airport. The next wedding awaited me in Goa. Hope you liked the picture story. And please don’t mind the overdone search engine optimization (SEO), or the more than excessive usage of the keyword ‘ candid wedding photographers Chennai ‘. One of the several reasons, I do get invited to shoot these variety of weddings across India, is because of Google! At the end of it all, unless you care about the work, you will not invite me anyway. So all is good I guess! And now, let me go ahead and use the keyword one more time! :D There you go Google, happy?

Candid wedding photographers Chennai – a picture story from a Tamil wedding

Pictures and text by Amrit.

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The author

I started ShaadiGrapher.com in the spring of 2012 to experiment with wedding photography. Prior to that, I studied at IIT Madras (2003-08) and worked as a business consultant in PwC for four years. Since 2014, I have also been making documentary movies on a variety of subjects and issues (3minuteStories.com). Phone: +95525 89252 Email: amrit@shaadigrapher.com To get quote for wedding photography / cinema, please provide city, date and approx duration of all the functions. I am location independent and shoot across India - without any additional charge for travel.

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