Just ten to fifteen years back, the wedding picture album of any Indian couple looked exactly the same like they were mass produced in a factory. Only the faces were different!
The albums always had a couple of close-ups and full lengths of the bride and the groom, some photos of close family and lots of endless guests posing with the bride and the groom during the reception.
Indian wedding photography has changed drastically and dynamically from those days. Every wedding couple wishes to have a unique collection of wedding pictures that they can cherish for a lifetime.
Modern Indian wedding photography is a combination of multiple skills. The wedding photographer has to have an artistic eye in order to create an album of photos that not only captures the emotion of the day, and the people involved but do so in a unqiue and creative way. The photographer also has to contend with challenging circumstances such as dim lighting in the venue. He/ She has to bring out the essence of the wedding while capturing the spirits of the bride and the groom. He / She may also have to crouch, creep or climb to get the perfect and most natural images from the right angles.
Therefore modern Indian wedding photography demands tech savvy photographers. The photgrapher has to be in sync with the latest innovations to make the wedding moments unusual for the families involved. Use of special equipments like airborne drones for aerial photography requires great handling skills. Indian wedding photography is no longer aim, click and print.
Artistic Indian wedding photography is not everyone’s cup of tea but there is a breed of brilliant wedding photographers in India who are brewing up a concoction of delightful and cherishable photos. Their photos are candid and aesthetically captured. Here are some beautiful photos from some of the top wedding photographers in India.
What began as a childhood hobby transformed into a full-time profession for the esteemed photographer Prakash Tilokani. From portraits, ritual capture, to candid shots, his Indian wedding photography expertise has no limits. The photographer has 22 national and international photography awards under his belt including 2 Gold Medals in from the Asahi Shim bun International photo salon held at Japan. The photographer boasts of working with high profile clients from India and he travels across the globe for his work.
Some striking Indian wedding photography from Prakash Tilokani:
The amazing firework display of the wedding couple's names is beautifully captured with the couple themselves beholding the wonderful sight.
The colourful twilight sky enhances the couple's dark silhouette with the bride's bright floating dupatta as the focal point.
The architectural wonder of the location becomes an emphatic backdrop carefully leaving the bride and groom alone for a cosy chat.
You can indulge in more of his beautiful work at his website - http://prakashtilokani.com/new/
Sharik Verma is an engineering graduate who quit his lucrative job in Wipro Technologies and turned his passion into a career. The wedding photographer par excellence specialises in destination wedding pictures. His photographs are a beautiful marriage of art and technology.
Sharik's notable Indian wedding photography:
India's famed monument of love becomes a romantic background for the silhouetted couple.
The bridal lehenga on the gates of Fort Neemrana (the wedding venue) in Rajasthan give an appealing glimpse into the wedding
See more of his photos here - http://sharikverma.com/
Navdeep Soni is another software engineer turned artistic wedding photographer who has been pivotal in changing Indian wedding photography. He takes pride in his innate observation skills and captures the unnoticed to present state of the art photos. His images are not still lifes and they unravel the story of the wedding couple.
Navdeep's sample works of art that define modern Indian wedding photography:
Navdeep Soni's image highlighting the couple amidst the vibrant yellow sunflower field is an enchanting visual.
This is a great photograph of a Hyderabadi street with the Charminar as the backdrop for a lovely couple
Check out more of his photos here - http://www.navdeepsoni.com/
Joseph Radhik is an IIM alumnus who has elevated the standard of Indian wedding photography. His breathtaking images juxtapose the scenic backgrounds with the lead pair of the wedding story. He was nominated twice as one of the Ten Most Influential People in Photography and was a multiple gold winner at the Great Indian Wedding Awards 2014
Samples from Joseph Radhik's Indian wedding photography portfolio:
The gorgeous pink lehenga, pink floral shower and the blue sky merge beautifully for an artistic presentation
Joseph Radhik makes an interesting use of the camera lens to make the amazing landscape converge into the couple who are lost in each other.
Another interesting use of the converging trick to highlight the fun of wedding games
See more of his photos here - http://www.josephradhik.com/
The photographer is popularly called as Suman Chakri and he has taken his hometown Telangana by visual storm. Suman has provided his outstanding service for various top notch weddings and designer brands. His venture is now known as Memory Lanes Productions, which stands true to its name by creating exotic wedding memories.
Samples of Suman Chakravarthy’s Indian wedding photography:
This picture is a stunning capture of the candid and unguarded reactions of the bride and the groom while being totally involved in a wedding game
The picture beautiful captures jasmine flowers raining down on the couple
You'll find more of his beautiful photos here - https://www.facebook.com/memorylanesproductions
Erin Johnson Photography has supplied us with some beautiful photographs which perfectly illustrate new age Indian wedding photography. Photographers Aleksis Gorbenko & Andy Shah spectacularly capture the love between the bride and groom, as well as smaller visual details that all contributed towards the momentous ocassion.
The photographer has highlighted the bridal bangles that match with the stone embellished red bridal lehenga.
An endearing photo of the wedding couple
The bride’s refection in the mirror while getting ready for the wedding, makes for a lovely visual.
A stroll through the pillared trellis exudes romance.
This perfect click of the wedding ritual will keep the moment alive for the couple forever
The photographer has frozen this beautiful moment of the couple in a loving embrace against a scenic setting.
Destination weddings give the photographic benefit of supplying beautiful location for the bride and groom to pose with. Nowadays the wedding photographers are thinking outside the box by capturing reflections, using dark silhouettes against lively backgrounds and using focus and blur features effectively to create inimitable masterpieces no matter the location.
Indian wedding photography has come a long way from its dreary past. The new age talented photographers, who work with pure passion and exemplary professionalism, are responsible for the surge of change in Indian wedding photography. They carry out careful research and planning to carry out the wedding photo session smoothly. Their keen observation and presence of mind plays a key role in the revolution of Indian wedding photography. They try to capture precious moments and small details to produce more colourful and interesting albums.
Image source: Erin Johnson photography, prakashtilokani.com, sharikverma.com, www.navdeepsoni.com, www.josephradhik.com, www.facebook.com/memorylanesproductions