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What’s in My Bag | Cameras and Lenses for Indian Wedding Photography

If I had to talk about one question that I get the most as a wedding photographer, it would be “What camera do you use?” I am not even going go into the whole “the photographer makes the image, not the camera” debate, because let’s face it – while your skill behind the camera is what it’s all about, but the equipment you have with you makes a big difference on a shoot.

We know that Indian weddings are days and sometimes week-long affairs. And as photographers, my instinct is to pack up everything I own and take the whole studio along. But of course, I can’t do that. Why? Because most of the times, we travel by air to wedding destinations and so it’s important that what we carry fits in the overhead luggage compartment and is also within the weight limitations of hand baggage. Secondly, let’s say the wedding venue or pre-wedding location is huge. Traipsing along hill and dale carrying a twenty-kilo backpack is for army commandos; clearly not for me. So comfort is important.

So, what’s in my bag? Read on to see what I usually carry for most of my assignments.

MY CAMERA(S)

I use the Fujifilm XT3. It’s light, fast and does everything I want it to brilliantly! It has a great auto-focus and lovely form factor with major settings via just 3 dials. The colours come out amazing and I really love the image quality I get with this camera. Also, the electronic viewfinder lets me shoot what I see as is. I usually shoot with two XT-3 bodies, it’s easier to just change cameras with different lenses on, than struggle with changing lenses on one camera during a crucial moment. You never know what can happen at a wedding, so having a back-up camera is always a good idea.

MY LENSES

Fuji 16mm f/1.4 R

This is my preferred weapon of choice while shooting a haldi! It is perfect for getting everything in one frame – the hands, reactions of the family, haldi being smeared on the bride/groom. This lens is brilliantly wide and never lets me down! If I had to choose just one lens to shoot the wedding, this would be it. My go-to for just about everything!

Fuji 56mm f/1.2 R

This is perfect for those dreamy getting ready shots and bridal portraits. The lens is great for portraits and has amazing frame compression.

Fuji 35mm f/1.4 R

This one needs to be used well as it doesn’t offer much maneuvering while shooting. Prime lenses aren’t flexible but still quite amazing for bridal shoots and getting ready shots.

Fuji 8-16 f/2.8 R

No sangeet performance is ever complete without this lens for me! It gives you a grand vista of performances and I’m sure to come out with striking images with this one! The super-wide allows for creative photography but needs to be mastered well, so be careful with this one. It can cause distortions and is not a good idea while intending to shoot close-ups or the bride.

FLASHES & ACCESSORIES 

Off-camera flash is my bread and butter. I really believe that the ability to shape light well makes you a much better photographer. I carry a bunch of flashes, currently two Godox AD200 Pros which I use in a variety of manners and a Godox V1 for everything else.

Godox X1 and the X-Pro triggers work great on the Fuji system to trigger the flashes. The flashes themselves have in-built receivers so don’t need anything additional to pop them.

MEMORY CARDS

This one is a no-brainer. I always carry a LOT. I usually travel with two memory cards wallets full of Sandisk Pro 300 MBPS memory cards. You never want to run out of memory while shooting a wedding, especially when shooting in RAW. And since you never know how much, or what a wedding will bring, always carry more than you think you will need. One tip I would like to give all photographers out there is to invest in multiple medium-sized memory cards (32 gigs or 64) instead of one larger one. This limits the loss of data in case your card gets corrupted or malfunctions.

LIGHT STANDS

If my light stands could talk, they’d be screaming about the conditions I put them through! They fall over all the time, are put in water, get perched at precarious angles and get thrown about in airline check-ins. I’ve often lost, broken and/or forgotten my light stands. Which is why I use local unbranded (and cheap) stands because they do what I need them to without burning a hole in my pocket.

LIGHT MODIFIERS 

I use all sorts of light modifiers, but the one system that has stayed with me the longest is the Magmod system which includes the grid, gels and the flash diffuser. The Magmods are ridiculously easy to use in the field and are just about awesome. I also use the Godox AD200 with a beauty dish, and I swear by it!

So that’s it! That’s what’s in my bag! Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions regarding my gear or any other products you need advice on. I’m always happy to help out!

 

 

 

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A Kenya Destination Wedding Story | Paayal+Samir

A Kenya Destination wedding story full of laughter and love

Gorgeous sunrises, the sound of the sea waves, perfect weather every day, and two passionate people in love – this set the base for Paayal and Samir’s destination wedding in Mombasa.

Their wedding was a stunning, crazy, three-day-long party with their closest family and friends. Their wedding ceremonies – yes, there were TWO! – were a dream! They had a Hindu wedding in the morning followed by an Ismaili wedding in the evening. It was such an honour to capture one of the most important days in Paayal and Samir’s life. And to top it off, they loved the same day wedding trailer edit we made for them! Watch the trailer below! Don’t forget to scroll down and see some of our favourite pictures from their wedding!

Part 1: Pre-Wedding

Their pre-wedding was just as beautiful as the country and the people we were shooting. We’ll admit, our couple was not the most enthusiastic about waking up at 5 in the morning but when they saw the pictures, they agreed! Going for a shoot in the morning was the best idea! We strolled by the beach and took some lovely shots of the couple. The real challenge and the beauty came when we took the boats into the sea. But Paayal and Samir were champions up there and we love the results!

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Destination pre-wedding couple shoot in Mombasa, Kenya
Destination pre-wedding couple shoot in Mombasa, Kenya
Destination pre-wedding couple shoot in Mombasa, Kenya

Part 2: Welcome Party

The welcome party was a casual and informal event to kick-off the wedding festivities.

Wedding couple photo. Bride in Papa Dont Preach by Shubhika.

Part 3: Haldi and Sangeet

Samir’s haldi ceremony was an affair that even we couldn’t have imagined. After the main rituals were done, his friends and family broke eggs on his head, made him wear a garland of dead fishes, and splashed him with all the haldi around!

Their sangeet ceremony had some amazing dance performances by the family followed by a night of dancing and more dancing! So much so, that at some point, I think we were also tapping our feet while shooting.

Part 4: Hindu Wedding

Set against the backdrop of the ocean, Paayal and Samir’s wedding venue with the mirrored mandap and the pastel pink roses was truly magical. Paayal was stunning in a pink Sabyasachi lehenga and the wedding ceremony was their dream come true.

Part 5: Ismaili Wedding

The couple had a smaller and an intimate Ismaili wedding ceremony after the Hindu wedding. The joy of finally getting married is so clear on both their faces.

Part 6: Reception

The reception with a 1920’s art deco theme took us back in time. Paayal and Samir made an entry with a bang, dancing together towards the main stage. It was a beautiful culmination to the three-days of this Kenya destination wedding.

The Wedding Makers

Venue: Sarova Whitesands Resort, Mombasa
Paayal’s Outfits: Papa Dont Preach (Welcome party) | Varun Bahl (Mehendi & Sangeet) | Sabyasachi (Wedding) | Kalaniketan (Ismaili Wedding) | Nadine Dhody (Reception)
MUA and Hair: Bianca Louzado
Wedding planner: Golden Globe Events
Wedding Design: Misaki Design
Photography and Cinematography: Twogether Studios
Photographers: Arjun Kartha, Nikhil Mishra, Nihareekaa Kaur, Paras Batra, Sunil Gautam
Cinematographers: Ritesh Arora, Anmol Sharma, Sameer, Sunil Gautam
Same Day Edit: Anmol Sharma


This is a Kenya Destination Wedding Story. As Indian wedding photographers, we have had the opportunity to travel to many wonderful places in India like DelhiGoaJaipurUdaipurMahabalipuramAssamMussoorieKochi and so on. Weddings have even taken us overseas to beautiful destination wedding photography spots like BangkokBrooklyn New YorkKrabiKenyaPhuketBangkokHua Hin etc. Read each Indian Candid Wedding Photography story to know how it all happened!

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Bridal Portraits: How to shoot in a crunched timeline

Tips for shooting bridal portraits when you have just under five minutes

If you’ve shot even one Indian wedding, you know how chaotic and unpredictable they are. And if there’s anything we have learned in a decade of shooting weddings, it’s that anything can happen on a wedding day. Even the best-planned timelines can run late. The sweet one hour that your bride promised you for her portraits, could very well change to only 5 minutes. Now you can complain and blame the next person you see for putting a dent in your plans, or you can buck up and plan ahead so that you deliver the amazing bridal portraits you promised your bride. After all, that’s what we’re here for right? Creating beautiful images from the wedding that our couples and their families will cherish years from now, no matter what happens.

We’ve broken down our game plan into four simple tips to follow. Follow them calmly and we promise you will nail those portraits even if you have five minutes to get it done!

#1 Prepare beforehand and recce the location thoroughly

This one has a lot of moving parts, so we’ll get right to it. The basic is of course, while you’re waiting for the bride to get ready – and you know this is a LOT of time – move around and recce the location for good spots. Keep in mind that the location you finalise should NOT be too far from where the bride is because if you have just five minutes, you don’t want to spend all of them walking over to the location and then getting only a minute for one shot.

The next thing to figure out is your lightmap based on your location. Are you shooting in the bride’s room, outside, in the dark at night, in early or harsh daylight?  Whatever the situation is, keep your light set-up ready beforehand. Place one of your team members as the subject, test the shot and have it ready before the bride is. Remember, you have only 5-10 minutes to get some amazing bridal portraits, so don’t waste the time by setting up your light after the bride comes.

#2 Keep a few go-to poses in your mind

When you know you don’t have much time in hand, you know it’s also definitely not the time to experiment with poses. Don’t waste the time you do have to get your bride into some complicated set-up. With time running out and stress levels running high, your job is to keep things simple and worry-free for your bride. You also don’t want to draw up a blank on directing her when she’s ready for her portraits. A photographer who doesn’t know what to do doesn’t really inspire confidence. So have a basic list of 4-5 easy-to-do poses burned in your mind. Of course, if you get your safety shots and are still left with a few minutes, go ahead and experiment a little. But do get your basics done first.

#3 Be clear and direct with your instructions

We know we keep emphasising about time, but that’s exactly what this post is about. If you only have a few minutes, know that the bride will also be in a hurry. So be clear and precise with your instructions. Tell your bride exactly how to want her to stand, where to place her hand, which direction to look in and what facial expression to go for. Be direct, but keep your tone relaxed and friendly. Your bride will be stressed enough as it is, and you don’t want to add to her tension. Now if you have #2 from above sorted, you will know how to guide the bride as well.

#4 When in trouble, keep your bag of tricks handy

If after going on a recce, you find out that the location is not that gorgeous, then it’s time to pull some tricks out of your bag. First, see if there are any of the usual techniques that you can use for a portrait. Are there any trees, tall plants or flowers around for a shoot-through image? Have you been lucky with time and there’s an amazing sunset you can use for a silhouette shot? Any water fountain or reflective body around for a reflection shot? If it’s the middle of the day and the light is harsh, can you think of an interesting contrast image? Or how about playing with shadows, or planning high-key shots with a large blank wall? If nothing in your surroundings inspire you, then fall back on your bag of trinkets. We have always suggested that photographers keep a few things handy to add an element into a photograph if the location is not encouraging. Anything from battery powered fairy lights and shiny pom-poms to mirrors, lens balls, and prisms can do the trick. Our bag of these little devices has always saved the day in a hot spot.

So there you go! Our two cents about shooting a bride when you have just 5 minutes. Remember to keep a calm exterior first and foremost, even if you’re panicking on the inside. Your demeanor and calmness will help the bride stay positive and the session will go much smoother and be more rewarding. Tell us what you think about our tips and if you think there’s anything else we can add to the list, do let us know!

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Announcing Twogether Classroom 2019

ANNOUNCING TWOGETHER CLASSROOM 2019

A series of (free) knowledge sharing sessions for photographers looking to grow and sharpen their skills.

We’re super excited to announce a new initiative that we’ve been wanting to create for a long time now. In the spirit of giving back, we will be hosting a series of small lectures which will focus on different capsules of wedding photography and film-making. These sessions are ideally meant for young wedding photographers and cinematographers and are to help you ace your game and take your skills to the next level. The workshops will be held at the Twogether Studios office in Gurgaon, and will be limited to a small quorum of attendees. Each workshop will be held by a senior member of the Twogether Studios team.

Twogether Classroom Schedule

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10th August – 3 p.m Visual Storytelling in Wedding Photography – CLASS FULL Techniques, trips and tricks and editing workflows in wedding photography. Nikhil Mishra
17th August – 3 p.m Video Editing 101 – Registrations will open on 12th August (Monday) Overview of the Twogether Studios approach using Adobe Premier Pro for wedding film-making. Ritesh Arora
24th August – 3 p.m Art of Storytelling in Wedding Cinema Camera techniques and post-production approaches to documenting wedding stories. Anmol Sharma
31st August – 3 p.m Social Media Superstar Instagram, Facebook and other social media growth hacks in the wedding business. Nihareekaa Kaur
7th September – 3 p.m Advanced Photoshop & Image Editing 101 Post-production – the Twogether Studios way Nikhil Mishra & Rohit Kason

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How to Register/Apply

The events are absolute FREE of cost but entry is through invitation only. You just have to register to request an invitati0n and we will get back to you within a few days. There are only 10 seats, so apply fast as the invitations will be sent on a first come first serve basis. Registrations for each weekly class will open on the Monday of that week.

Location: 6603, Twogether Studios, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon.

For any queries, please email us at [email protected]

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FAQs

#1 Who is this for?

A. Any young photographer or cinematographer who wants to learn the Twogether Studios approach to wedding photography and film-making.

#2. How much will the workshops cost?

A. The workshops are absolutely FREE of cost.

#3 Will these sessions be recorded or live streamed?

A. No. These are short sessions, only meant for people attending in-person in our studios. This is to make the spirit of the sessions classroom based.

#4 Do I need to bring a camera?

A. It depends on the workshop you have applied for. But there’s no harm in bringing one along anyway!

#5 Will Arjun or Praerna also be teaching?

A. No, these sessions will be held by the instructors listed above. However, Arjun or Praerna be will be making an introduction and will be around after the session to answer questions and talk with the attendees.

#6 What are the number of seats available? How will we be chosen?

A. There are only 10 seats available per workshop session. The first ten people to apply for that specific workshop will be chosen and sent an invitation by email.

#7 Why are you doing this for free?

A. We are a learning organisation and we want to give back to the community in the spirit of sharing. We want to foster the community and help grow the next generation of wedding professionals.

 

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An Udaipur Destination Wedding Story | Harsh+Sanjana

A grand Udaipur destination wedding spread across Udailvilas, Chunda Palace and Jagmandir

In the very famous Bollywood movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Shahrukh Khan says “Love is friendship”. And that’s what became true for Harsh and Sanjana. They became friends first and partners for life later. Every meeting only confirmed what they already felt – that they could trust each other for life. Their wedding hashtag #Sansh is perfect because that’s what they are when they are together – one spirit. Even across a room full of people, they have eyes only for each other!

We had so much fun during their pre-wedding shoot. They have a lively and fun chemistry that made it so so easy to shoot them. And we think the pictures have turned out quite amazing!

Their three-day wedding celebrations were nothing short of absolute fun and craziness. They had an energetic Sufi-themed sangeet night and a crazy messy haldi ceremony. Spread across Chunda Palace, Oberoi Udaivilas and Jagmandir, the wedding was a celebration of their love and the union of two big loving families. We hope you love the trailer as much as we loved creating it! Don’t forget to scroll down and see some of our favourite moments from the wedding!

Forever Starts Today | Harsh+Sanjana from Twogether Studios on Vimeo.

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Video Data Storage Workflow: How we do it

Our video data storage workflow and some tips to keep in mind while making one for yourself

Storing and organising data is a huge part of managing a wedding photography studio. It must seem like our work ends the moment we make the delivery to the client, but there is so much more in between this process and even after that. All the data that we have from a wedding has to be managed and stored somewhere. And this is where a data storage workflow comes in. It’s very important to have a workflow because without it you won’t know which data is stored where. A workflow establishes a uniform treatment of all data and makes sure that the data isn’t irresponsibly lost. So it’s very easy to track anything at any point in time.

We’ve spoken in detail about the importance of a workflow in our previous posts. Of course, for that, we need reliable and robust tools that can store and protect our data. It’s not a question of if, but when a hard drive fails. So having a storage device that we trust to keep our data safe is very important. As a studio, we have an average of 2 to 3TB of data per wedding. Multiply that by 20-30 weddings in a year, and that generates about 80-100TB of data. All this data needs to be managed and stored efficiently. Now we have spoken about our photography workflow in two of our previous posts. So this time around we thought we’d give you an idea of what our video workflow looks like. Let’s dive into our data management workflow and take you into our process.

#1 On the Field – From cards to LaCie Mobile Harddrive

The first step on the field is to copy your data from the memory cards to your hard drive. Now, this is a very tricky situation as your data is a little vulnerable until you can get back to the studio and make another copy. So the LaCie Mobile Drive helps us quickly transfer our data from the cards. It’s built for rough use and helps transfer the data quickly via USB-C while we’re on the field. It’s a high capacity portable storage device that we highly trust to keep our data safe.

#2 Data Back-Up in Studio – Seagate Backup Plus Hub

The next step in our workflow is backing up the data from each wedding. Once we’re back in the studio, there’s only one copy of the wedding data and that makes us a little nervous. So the idea is to get more backups in place quickly. As we’ve mentioned in our previous posts, our mantra is “3,2,1”. There are 3 copies of the data that is transferred onto 2 mediums (hard drives and a cloud backup) and 1 of those copies is kept at a different location from the rest (say 1 at the studio, 1 copy at home). So in case there’s an accident at one of the locations, at least the data is safe at the other backup.

We have massive amounts of data, as you know, that needs to be managed, stored and archived very efficiently. This is where the Seagate Backup Hub Plus comes in. It has a huge storage space and the data transfer rate is great. Plus, it has two USB 3.0 ports on the front panel. So we can plug in another flash/hard drive in case all the ports in our computer are busy. Once plugged in the hub, the drives can be accessed as if they were plugged directly into the computer.

 

Of course, with so many wedding projects open at a point of time, we also need to know how much data is stored and where. So for this, you need to have a master list of all the data stored. So that if anyone needs to access anything from a wedding, all they need to do is open that master list and check where the data is kept. We also strictly make sure that only a handful of people are responsible for copying and keeping the list updated. So if one person is copying one wedding’s data on the field, the same person will also be responsible for backing up and updating the sheets once we’re back in the studio. This ensures less error and loss of data.

#3 Studio Edits – Lacie D2 Professional

Once all the data is backed up, it’s time to get into editing mode! For this, we use the LaCie D2 professional. We could go on and on about the drive’s technical specifications but we’re not one to go deep into the technicalities of the product. What is of importance to us is how it functions and how it can help us work more efficiently. And the D2 does help us work faster and much much more efficiently. It has definitely made our editors’ life easier. At any given time, we have 3-4 projects open and the LaCie’s storage capacity helps keep them all in one place. The D2 also has a USB-C/Thunderbolt port and as compared to a regular hard drive, it does work with the speed of thunder. Our Premiere Pro projects run more smoothly and with less lag and waiting time. The storage device has definitely become a very important part of our workflow.

Our policy as a studio is to store all the data we’ve ever shot. Which of course requires not only a massive but also efficient and reliable storage unit. And it’s our responsibility to archive everything for possible use in the future. Or just in case a client needs it again. Seagate understands our predicament and helps us to what we do best without worrying about data loss. Once we deliver the project to the client, the updated project files are backed up in the Seagate Backup Plus drive again and the data remains stored in perpetuity.

We cannot stress enough on the importance of a good and systematic workflow. In the absence of one you can lose video data, have difficulty in locating them, duplicate data, and these are definitely not good for your business. Of course, you probably already have a system in place. Now you just have to identify the weak spots and devise a system for it. But start today, if you haven’t already!

If you have any questions about our process or need help devising one, do let us know in the comments. We would love to help you out!

Disclaimer: This post has been written in association with Seagate International but the opinions are strictly our own.

 

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Mother’s Day Contest Winner Photoshoot

This Mother’s Day we had announced a photo shoot giveaway, in association with Designer Events and a bunch of talented artists, for one special mother-daughter duo. All they had to do was follow a few simple steps. We asked the participants to post a picture of a special moment with their mothers with a caption. And we’re happy to announce that Aanya won that special photo shoot for her and her Mom. Her caption “Still not prettier than her’, really won our hearts!

We had the pleasure of having both of them in our studio for the said photo shoot a few days ago. And it’s safe to say that we’re super happy with the results as well!

Both of them looked gorgeous in the outfits styled by Devnaagri. The jewellery by Raabta by Rahul completely complimented the clothes. And of course, Jasmeet Kapany‘s brilliant skills completed their look for the shoot. The Designer Events Inc had organised a beautiful set-up in our garden that we couldn’t wait to shoot in.

Our plan was to capture some light-hearted, fun moments between Anya and her Mom. Though shy in front of the camera at first, Aanya’s Mom was a pro at it pretty soon. We got some pretty enchanting pictures of the duo in the garden set-up. The light was perfect and the vibrant clothes only added to the charm of it all. After the outdoor shoot, we moved into our studio for the second part of the shoot. The intention here was to give them timeless portraits that they could frame and keep forever. And the Godox lights definitely helped us achieve it. We got some marvellous portraits of the mother-daughter.

Here are a few of our favourites from the shoot.

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The shoot was styled by these amazing artists:

Make-up by Jasmeet Kapany
Jewellery by Raabta by Rahul
Outfit by Devnaagri
Decor set up by Designer Events Inc

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5 Wedding Trailers That We Love

Weddings are such wonderful affairs. There’s so much love, emotions, family, colour – everything that we love under one roof.  Now we know that we talk about photography a lot, but the videos are just as important in a wedding. While photos capture moments in time, video preserves those moments. They help you see so many more moment at a wedding that you were not a part of.  So this time around, we thought to take a look at some of the wedding trailers we’ve created in the past year and why we love them. These wedding trailers open a window to what the wedding was like, what the feel of that specific celebration was.

#1 IshK

Isha and Kurt’s winter wedding in the mountains of Mussoorie was a beautiful mix of two cultures and families. Their wedding celebrations in the Jaypee Residency Manor were one of the most fun we’ve shot last year. Their love brought two Indian and Australian families together in a three-day music-and-dance gala. We love the playful moments between Isha’s sister and Kurt during his haldi. Isha was a total ‘bridechilla’ who knew how to have fun! What was extremely special about the wedding ceremony was that Kurt made vows to her in Hindi during the wedding rituals, that made everyone (even us!) teary-eyed.

ISHK – Isha + Kurt from Twogether Studios on Vimeo.

#2 A Love Like This | Shalin+Gurmeen

What we love about this wedding and this trailer is how real everything is! Their wedding brought two Gujarati and Punjabi families together in an eclectic mix of two cultures. Shalin’s letter being read by Gurmeen right before she leaves for her wedding ceremony is so powerful and emotional. This wedding was not just a joy to shoot but an equal delight to edit and create a trailer of.

A Love Like This | Shalin+Gurmeen from Twogether Studios on Vimeo.

#3 My Best Friend’s Wedding | Nitya+Rahul

Nitya and Rahul’s wedding was a multicultural Delhi wedding between not just two individuals but two families. This wedding trailer is all emotion – from the cheering from Nitya’s mother during her bridal entry to her sister’s heartfelt and emotional speech on their reception to Rahul’s excitement at spending the rest of his life with his beloved.

My Best Friend’s Wedding | Nitya+Rahul from Twogether Studios on Vimeo.

#4 Him & I | Sanya+Aman

This was a very special project for us and sharing it with our audience was most-awaited! We followed these two crazy lovers around Phuket as they roamed on the streets of Phuket Old Town, danced in Illuzion, took a ride in the famous Tuk-Tuk’s, hugged a tiger and saw the beautiful sunset in Patong beach. What was interesting was that the majority of the shoot was not precisely planned or strictly scripted, as is the case with pre-wedding shoot sometimes. We just let the two be, and what we got was a couple with some sizzling chemistry taking the streets of Phuket by storm!

Him & I | Sanya & Aman from Twogether Studios on Vimeo.

#5 Forever Starts Today | Harsh+Sanjana

The one word that would describe this wedding is “grand”. Spread across Chunda Palace, Oberoi Udai Vilas, and Jagmandir, the three-days in Udaipur were a grand celebration of Harsh and Sanjana’s love. From the imposing dholwaalas at the baraat to the gorgeous varmala exchange in Jagmandir, we loved being a part of this royal Udaipur wedding.

Forever Starts Today | Harsh+Sanjana from Twogether Studios on Vimeo.

Let us know which one of our trailers are your favourite. And why? We’d love to know!

 

Mothers Day Contest Giveaway

Mother’s Day Giveaway: Win a Free Photoshoot

An exciting giveaway contest for Mother’s Day

Mothers are super special and this mother’s day we’re giving one of you a chance to tell your Mom how important she is to you!

We’re super excited to announce a free photoshoot for one lucky mother-daughter duo with us! Twogether Studios in association with Weddingplz and Designer Events is giving one lucky daughter a chance to win a fully styled photoshoot with her mother.

 

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The shoot will be styled by these amazing artists:

Make-up by Jasmeet Kapany
Jewellery by Raabta by Rahul
Outfit by Devnaagri
Decor set up by Designer Events

How to enter:

1. Post a picture of you and your Mom sharing a special moment with a caption in not more than 5 words using the hashtag #wpmothersday. You can also email your submission at [email protected]
2. Follow and tag in your post all the following people who are making this shoot possible: @twogetherstudios.in @weddingplz  @designereventsinc @jasmeetkapanyofficial @raabtabyrahul @devnaagri .
3. Make sure your account is public till the contest is on.

The entries are valid till 11th May 2019, 12.00 am.
The winners will be announced on 12th May 2019.

**It’s an Instagram-only contest and all submissions will be entertained on Instagram only. You need to complete all of the above three steps to be eligible for the giveaway.**

Terms & Conditions

  • There are NO hidden clauses here, and no cash payments to be made to us by the winners (except for the travel cost to be borne by the winner).
  • The photo shoot will be scheduled based on mutual availability of the winner & Twogether Studios
  • The photoshoot will be for 60 minutes.
  • The photoshoot will be held at Twogether Studios, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon. The winner will need to travel to the studio to avail this.
  • Twogether Studios will provide 10-15 edited images from the session in JPEG format only.
  • The winners shall agree to be featured with their names on our website/social media or any other publication that we submit to in the future.
  • Once finalised, any rescheduling, cancellations, or changing of the session dates will not be allowed. Cancellation of the photoshoot by the winner after date finalisation will mean a forfeiture of the giveaway.
  • This giveaway cannot be exchanged for any other type of shoot or combined with a wedding package and does not have any cash value. The shoot is not transferable.

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Pre-wedding Phuket sunset couple shoot

Him and I | A Phuket Destination Pre-Wedding Story

The story of an awesome couple in love taking Phuket by storm

When we spoke to Sanya and Aman about their pre-wedding a few months ago, they were sure that they wanted something casual and real. And after spending a little time with them, we knew that it was going to be amazing! They had a playful chemistry and were very comfortable with each other. After all, they’d been together for more than ten years!

The two days in Phuket with these two was almost like a vacation with friends. We followed the two around Phuket as they roamed on the streets of Phuket Old Town, danced in Illuzion, took a ride in the famous Tuk-Tuk’s, hugged a tiger and saw the beautiful sunset in Patong beach. What was interesting was that the majority of the shoot was not precisely planned or strictly scripted, as is the case with pre-wedding shoot sometimes. We just let the two be, and what we got was a couple in love having the time of their lives.

So gear up, and watch Sanya and Aman’s retro style VHS story “Him and I” as they take over Phuket with their sizzling chemistry!

P.S.: Don’t forget to scroll down and see the pictures from the pre-wedding shoot.

Him & I | Sanya+Aman from Twogether Studios on Vimeo.

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