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: @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.

Hurry up and participate! Give your Mom a gift she deserves on this Mother’s Day!

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!

Pre-wedding couple shoot
Pre-wedding couple shoot

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.

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Pre-wedding couple shoot in Phuket.
Pre-wedding couple shoot in Phuket.
Pre-wedding couple shoot in Phuket.
Pre-wedding couple shoot in Phuket.
Pre-wedding couple shoot in Phuket's Big Buddha.
Pre-wedding Phuket sunset couple shoot
Pre-wedding Phuket sunset couple shoot
Pre-wedding Phuket sunset couple shoot
Pre-wedding Phuket sunset couple shoot

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.

Pre-wedding couple shoot in Phuket.
Pre-wedding couple shoot in Phuket.

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!


A Delhi Wedding Story | Anuroop+Kabir

A journey of loyalty and deep faith that led to a heartwarming celebration of love in a Delhi wedding

You know it’s love when you cannot imagine your life without a person, no matter what the distance or situation is. Kabir and Anuroop’s journey is one of adoration, loyalty, and deep faith. They got married in Karma Lakelands in one of the most heartwarming and beautiful celebrations of love we’ve shot this year.

Kabir has lived in Australia his whole life but was always connected to his Punjabi roots. That’s what attracted him about Anuroop – that she was also so in touch with her culture and religion. Love and marriage meant everything to them. And they truly believed that a larger divine force brought them together. See our favourite moments from this Delhi wedding below.

Part 1: Pre-wedding in Neemrana

We had a great time shooting them for their pre-wedding in the royal Neemrana Hillfort Kesroli. They were so comfortable and in love with each other that all we had to do was press that shutter button.

Neemrana pre-wedding couple shoot in India.
Neemrana pre-wedding couple shoot in India.
Around sunset, we decided to drive out into the fields behind the Hill Fort and take some pictures of the duo there.
Neemrana pre-wedding couple shoot in India.
Neemrana pre-wedding couple shoot in India.
Neemrana pre-wedding couple shoot in India.

Part 2: Mehendi and Sangeet night

This was an intimate event with the couple’s closest family and friends. While Anuroop got her mehendi done, her family performed for her and she joined them on the dance floor later in the night.

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Groom getting mehendi done at a Delhi wedding.
Indian groom mehendi at a Delhi wedding.
Indian bride portrait at a Delhi wedding.
Indian groom dancing at a Delhi wedding.
Indian bride dancing at a Delhi wedding.
Indian couple photo at a Delhi wedding.
We sneaked out with our couple during the sangeet for some portraits and found this little arch that was lit by fairy lights.

Part 3: Haldi and Wedding reception

The couple had separate haldi ceremonies. Kabir’s ceremony was the quintessential Indian haldi ceremony where his friends tore off his clothes and doused him with haldi and water.

Indian groom haldi ceremony at a Delhi wedding.
Indian groom haldi ceremony at a Delhi wedding.
Indian groom haldi ceremony at a Delhi wedding.

Meanwhile, Anuroop’s haldi was a gentle and loving affair with a fun twist at the end where her brothers carried her up the stairs.

Bride haldi at a Delhi wedding.
Indian bride haldi ceremony at a Delhi wedding.
Indian bride haldi ceremony at a Delhi wedding.

The couple had a wedding reception before the day of their Anandkaraj. Anuroop made for a most gorgeous bride.

Indian bride red lehenga photo at a Delhi wedding.
We couldn’t help but capture the bride’s most priced possession against this stunning sunset.
Indian bridal photo at a Delhi wedding.
A bridal portrait made literally in five minutes!
Indian bridal entry at a Delhi wedding.
Kabir’s friends teasing Anuroop by lifting him up in the air so she can’t reach up to him with the jaimala.
Indian couple dance at a Delhi wedding.

Part 4: Sikh Delhi wedding

Kabir and Anuroop married each other in a beautiful Sikh wedding ceremony in the Pahari Wala Gurudwara in GK.

Gurudwara Delhi wedding in GK.
The happy couple just after the Anandkaraj (wedding ceremony).
Indian groom with his groomsmen at a Delhi wedding.
Indian groom with his groomsmen at a Delhi wedding.
We made some fun portraits with the groomsmen after the wedding.

Watch Kabir and Anuroop marry each other in this beautiful Delhi wedding.

Wedding Makers

Pre-wedding Shoot Venue: Neemrana Hillfort Kesroli
Wedding venue: Karma Lakelands
Make-up artist: Makeovers by Aanchal
Wedding photography and cinematography: Twogether Studios
Photography: Arjun Kartha, Nikhil Mishra, Nihareekaa Kaur, Paras batra, Sunil Gautam
Cinematography: Anmol Sharma, Ritesh Arora, Sanjay, Durgesh


A Jaipur Destination Wedding Story | Gaurav+Arushi

An NRI-Punjabi Jaipur destination wedding that had us tapping our feet

There are some weddings where we, as wedding photographers, want to abandon our cameras and join in on the fun. Gaurav and Arushi’s wedding celebrations were one of them! Since the beginning, we received so much warmth that it didn’t really feel like we were working.

It was such a pleasure to shoot Gaurav and Arushi and create memorable images for them. They had an easygoing chemistry that made it a breeze to shoot them together! They gave us the patience and time that is rare considering how busy weddings usually are.

Their wedding celebrations were exactly what you would imagine a Punjabi wedding is like! Loads of dancing, drama, and fun! People from all over the world – US, Germany, Pune, Switzerland – had flown in to celebrate. And love and laughter were in no scarcity during the celebrations. So everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, danced like there’s no tomorrow at the sangeet ceremony. The haldi ceremony was full of glee, mischief, and merriment. Gaurav’s family splashed everything on him from the actual haldi to water, juice and even cold drinks. We had a blast shooting the 2-day celebrations.

Gaurav and Arushi got married at the regal JW Marriott in Jaipur. They made vows to love and support each other in front of their closest family and friends. Here are some of our favourite moments from the wedding.

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Shot by the Twogether Studios team – Nikhil Mishra, Paras Batra and Nihareekaa Kaur

This is a Jaipur Destination Wedding Photography Story. As Indian wedding photographers, we have had the opportunity to travel to many wonderful places in India like DelhiGoaJaipurUdaipurMahabalipuramAssamRanchiMussooriePuneKochi and so on. Weddings have even taken us overseas to beautiful destination wedding photography spots like Brooklyn New YorkKrabi, Malaysia, Langkawi, Kaula Lampur, Thailand, Hua Hin etc. Read each Indian Candid Wedding Photography story to know how it all happened!

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A Delhi Wedding Photography Story | Ashish+Varsha

Two beautiful people make vows for life in a Delhi wedding

You can never know when love will make its way into your life. It could be while you’re looking for it or even when you’re least expecting it. You don’t get to choose who you fall in love with, or when. But when it comes around, it’s the best thing that can ever happen to you in this lifetime.

For Varsha and Ashish, a normal weekday turned to be the first day of the beginning of their lives together. They both had no idea that they would find their life partners at a chance meeting during a family visit. Ashish was struck by Varsha’s beautiful smile. A few conversations were all it took for them to decide that they were “it” for each other. They realised that they wanted the same things – love, family, and companionship – in life. Even their families agreed that they were the right partners for each other. Varsha’s family were joyful that their daughter was going to be a part of such a warm and loving family.

Their wedding celebrations began with an engagement and sangeet ceremony. It was a lovely sight to see the couple together and happy. Their chemistry was the kind where they didn’t need to express it in public but just knew by looking at each other.

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Ashish and Varsha got married in a simple yet beautiful ceremony and made vows for life in front of their family and friends.

Watch Ashish and Varsha promise to love each other for a lifetime in a beautiful Delhi-Sirsa wedding.

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Tips for Better Back-Lit Portraits in Natural Light

Create those dreamy and romantic back-lit portraits in natural light

The very first step to being a good photographer is learning to see light. It is, after all, the most important part of photography. As beginners and as professionals, we work with light while shooting. We chase after good light and learn to work with harsh light. But we especially love the challenge of working with natural light, as it changes every day and every season, so there’s always something new to create. One of our favourite techniques while making portraits in natural light for our couples is back-lit photography. It creates a romantic and dreamy effect with beautiful warm tones in the image. Mastering the technique may take time, but the efforts will be worth it once you get it right.

Here are a few tips that will help you master those perfect back-lit portraits in natural light.

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Diffuse the sun

When shooting against the light, the sun can cause flares or haze in your images. Unless including the flare is part of your artistic vision, you need to place your subject or angle your shot in such a way that you are able to control it. Don’t be afraid to use “open shade” or try to position your subject in places where the sunlight naturally filters through the trees, large bushes, tall buildings or any other element in your surroundings. This way, the background is not blown out and you get that dreamy bokeh in the background. Using a lens hood is also a way to cut back on the lens flare.

Another thing to remember is not to shoot from only one place or angle. Keep moving around to find a spot where your subject and light are both balanced in the frame. Back-lit photos don’t mean that the sun has to be directly behind the subject, it can also be angled. Angle yourself and the camera in such a way that sunlight doesn’t hit the lens directly.

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Spot meter for face

Metering is an important part of getting a backlit shot right. When you shoot in matrix or evaluative metering mode, the camera takes into account the light of the entire frame. In that case, because of the light streaming from the back, your subject will be darker than the background. Using spot metering will get you the right exposure for the subject’s face and skin tone. Now when you spot meter for face, the background will be blown out. So first spot meter for face, and then adjust the exposure by a few stops so as to balance the background with the subject. But if the subject gets dark while you’re trying to correctly expose the background, then our next tip will help you out.

Use a reflector or fill flash

This is how you compensate for the brighter background, and light up your subject. You can use fill flash to light up part of the subject’s face that is dark or getting no/less light. The flash will give you the option of lighting up the subject’s face with the angle and power that you want. So the flash acts as a supplement to the natural light. You can even use a reflector to add light to the subject’s face. Hold it and adjust until the right amount and intensity of light are reflected on your subject’s face.

Choose the right time of day

There’s definitely a good and bad time of day when it comes to taking backlit pictures in natural light. In our experience, an hour after sunrise and before sunset is a good time, but the golden hour is the best time to shoot. That warm, dreamy light that you see is usually achieved during the golden hour but remember that in India, it lasts only about 20-30 minutes. So be absolutely prepared with your camera and light settings. If you haven’t set up beforehand, the light will be gone before you know it and you will miss the shot.

If it happens that you aren’t able to shoot around sunrise or sunset for any reason, avoid shooting around noon at any costs because it’ll cast harsh shadows. Remember, it’s backlight and not top light.

We agree it’a slightly difficult skill to master, but with practice, we’re sure you will be taking those gorgeous and dreamy back-lit portraits in no time. The key is to remember all the above guidelines and practice, practice, practice! We also have a post on back-lit photography with artificial light coming up soon! Subscribe to the blog to stay updated.

If you have any questions or are struggling with achieving the technique, give us a shout and we’d be happy to help you with it!


A Delhi Wedding Photography Story | Abhishek+Annissa

Two souls joined together in a beautiful Delhi wedding photography story

They say that third time’s a charm. And it was certainly true for Abhishek and Annissa. Something magical happened when they met for the third time, something that couldn’t be defined or explained. But it felt like a larger force bringing them together irrevocably. It felt like destiny.

Everyone in their families described the pair as a match made in heaven. Annissa’s affectionate bond with her sister-in-law’s and her mother-in-law was so sweet to witness. And her family couldn’t be happier at finding a caring, loving gentleman for their beloved daughter.

It was such a pleasure to shoot their pre-wedding in the picturesque Roseate. We could see the spark between them that only comes from a deep love and bonding. When Abhishek is around Annissa, nothing else matters to him. They both just go in their happy bubble when they’re together, which is perfect for us since it gave us the chance to capture some loving and intimate moments between them!

Their sangeet was a vibrant and energetic affair with dance performances and music. Not to mention, the heartwarming celebration of love between two families.

The gorgeous duo got married in a two-day celebration in the regal ITC Maurya in Delhi. It was such an honour to shoot the very first wedding to happen in ITC Maurya. We loved the intimate feel of the wedding functions.

Watch Abhishek and Annissa come together in a beautiful celebration of their love in the ITC Maurya in Delhi.

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Tips for Creating a Good Photography Blog

The secret to a good photography blog at your fingertips

As photography professionals, we are always looking for ways to increase our reach and gain more audience. And an audience is what a photographer needs the most. And as a company that has built a community of thousands of loyal online audience over the past decade, we think that creating a photography blog is definitely the step towards it.

You might be wondering why we’re writing about creating a photography blog when there are so many other social media outlets to reach people. Well, we’ll tell you. It’s definitely not the same as social media, but blogging has its own host of advantages to you and your business as a photographer. It gives you a separate platform to showcase more of your work, images that don’t make it to your social media. You can engage more personally with your audience, show the people the person behind the work and connect with them on a more intimate level. In the past years, blogging has become a significant marketing tool used to attract audiences and boost businesses.

What you intend it for and how you use the platform is on you, but we’re here to just tell you the basics of establishing a good photography blog. So if you’re an aspiring photographer who wants to expand your business potential or just someone who is an enthusiast, read on to know more.

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#1 Know the basics

It goes without saying that frequency is important in establishing a good blog. If a visitor lands upon your blog and sees a post that is at least a month or two old, they’ll assume that your blog is inactive and move on. So try and post at least once a week. Posting regularly also helps in building good SEO, which we will come to later in this post. But when you keep posting consistently, your audience will also come to expect your posts and look forward to them. If you want to build a long-term community of readers and photographers, you should follow a schedule and stick to it. Posting content regularly is the only way to keep people coming back to your blog and build your audience.

Bring your personality out in your writing. People may see and admire your photos but they also want to know the person behind the work. So keep it conversational and light, and bring your quirks, funny observations out in your writing. It’s quite possible that whatever you choose to write about may have been done before, but what will make it different is the things you add to the writing.

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#2 Make sure your photos take centre stage

As a photography blog, people will expect to see more of photos when they visit. Of course, writing is a huge part of blogging, but it’s the pictures that are central to your work. So choose a template that best displays your pictures. Even in your articles, add at least 4-5 images between the text. This will serve two purposes – one, it will break the monotony of the text by a visual, two, your audience will relate to the text more when they see a related image with it. So always accompany the text with an image in context to it.

When you add images with alt titles and tags in your posts, you will also generate traffic to your website from image search engines. For example, when writing about “Tips for Shooting Good Bridal Portraits”, add alt tags to your bridal photo. This way when a bride searches for “bridal photos” on Google, you might come up in search results.

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#3 Blog for the right reasons

If you start a blog with the intention of getting free deals, gear, and cameras, you’re doing it wrong. It should never be about money and products. You should do it for your passion for photography, and the money and deals will come to you eventually. When you focus on content, it shows in your writing and your audience will see it too. Once you have the attention of a large number of people, brands and other companies will realise the worth of collaborating with you. So blog to inspire, to put your ideas out there and to engage in conversation with your peers. Correct motivation is the key to a successful photography blog.

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#4 Find your niche

Decide what you want to write and talk about and who is your audience. Starting a photography blog is great and all, but you need to figure out what you want to say when you start one. Is it going to be an extension of your website with more work and portfolio pictures for clients? Do you want to be a thought leader and voice your opinions on ideas related to the industry? Or will you help aspiring photographers with your knowledge and inspire them to do better? Whichever direction you want to go, it’s important to make a decision. Once you’ve defined the category in which you’re going to play, tailor your content accordingly. Defining your niche will also help you target a specific set of people and market your content so that it reaches the right audience.

#5 Stay relevant

Once you know which topics you’re going to write on, stay relevant. Keep up with the latest news in that sphere and write about topical things. If you’ve decided to write educational posts about photography, stay updated on the current trends, issues, and discussions pertinent to photography. Give your audience tips to improve their skills, voice your opinions on the problems plaguing the industry or encourage a discussion on the current trends in the industry. Whatever you choose, make sure it interests your readers and is of use of them.

#6 Follow good SEO practices

Start with building good quality internal links and backlinks. You gain credibility when a website or blog other than yours links to your website (backlink). Imagine it like a good reference in an interview. Ask for a link to your website/blog when wedding blogs mention you. Also, link any of your older posts in your text, but keep the internal links limited to 2-3 in one post. This is a good way to improve your bounce rate.

The next step to a good SEO is using the right keywords in your post. What would your average consumer search for when looking for a wedding photographer online? Choose one keyword relevant to the content of your post and use the same in the following – post title, URL, H1/H2 tags, meta tags and spread them evenly throughout your text, but don’t spam. We’ve spoken in detail about good SEO practices for wedding photographers, so head on over there to read about how to rank your website better.

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#7 Engagement and marketing

Encourage discussion on your post, so that people keep visiting and coming back. End your post with a question or encourage readers to comment about their experiences, give suggestions or ask questions if they have any. Another way to get more engagement is by commenting on others’ blogs. When you consistently engage with other blog-writers, eventually they will come to your blog and comment too. Make sure to reply to comments and questions on time. Readers appreciate prompt replies and will be more inclined to comment again. You could even get another photographer to be a guest-writer for you.

Another way to increase engagement is by making it easy for friends and family to share your posts. The more people share articles from your website, the more it adds to your blog’s credibility and Google ranking. This will also add to the traffic on your website.

It sounds like a lot of work, but we assure you it isn’t. If you don’t think of it as a chore, it won’t be. In fact, we can tell you from experience that it becomes a fun process along the way. You can always decide how often you want to write and choose a pace that suits you. But also remember, that this isn’t an overnight process. It takes a while to build a community of loyal readers and gain credibility.

If you have any questions or tips you would like to share, please drop a comment. We’d love to answer any queries and take your suggestions.

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An Assam Destination Wedding Story| Samarth+Tanvi

A beautiful destination wedding in Tinsukia

Love has no timeline or limitations. For someone, it takes just one look and sometimes it may take a few conversations. But when it’s meant to be, love always finds its way.

Tanvi was absolutely awestruck the first time she met Samarth. He, on the other hand, had no clue that Tanvi would be the girl he would end up marrying. But her softness soon won him over and his heart sang for her.

Their families couldn’t be happier with their decision of spending a life together. Tanvi and her mother-in-law spent so much time talking that Samarth joked that they knew each other better than him. Although Tanvi’s family were sorrowful at the thought of their cherished daughter going away, they were equally happy that she had found the perfect partner and a loving family. Everyone from Samarth’s parents to his sister was delighted to have a charming daughter-in-law and couldn’t wait for her to be a part of their family.

They had a super crazy haldi ceremony followed by a lovely sangeet where Samarth sang for Tanvi while our shy bride blushed and smiled. The duo made promises for life in a beautiful ceremony in Tinsukia, Assam amongst their closest family and friends.

Watch Samantha and Tanvi make promises to spend forever as one in a beautiful wedding in Tinsukia, Assam.

Forever as One ~ Tanvi & Samarth Wedding Trailer from Twogether Studios on Vimeo.

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This is an Assam Destination Wedding Photography Story. As Indian wedding photographers, we have had the opportunity to travel to many wonderful places in India like DelhiGoaJaipurUdaipurMahabalipuramRanchiMussooriePuneKochi and so on. Weddings have even taken us overseas to beautiful destination wedding photography spots like Brooklyn New YorkKrabi, Malaysia, Langkawi, Kaula Lampur, Thailand, Hua Hin etc. Read each Indian Candid Wedding Photography story to know how it all happened!

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Behind-the-Scenes | How we got the shot

A behind-the-scenes look at what we do to create that special image

One thing we’ve learned from shooting weddings over the years is that anything can happen. There are tons of unplanned situations and challenges that we have to overcome to create beautiful images for our couples. We don’t always shoot at fantastical locations with fireworks, sometimes we work in plain banquet halls and unadorned rooms. So it’s quite right to say that getting stunning images is never dependant on whether the location is exotic or the decorations grand. It’s all about your perspective and the beauty that you choose to see even in the ordinary.

We don’t want our audiences or other aspiring photographers thinking that the situation is always perfect for us. Things often go wrong, but what we do differently is adapt quickly and change our game plan. So we decided to take a few images shot over the past few months, take you behind the scenes, and talk about how and what we did to get the final result. We hope it helps you understand that it’s not always about the ideal setting but trying to create something incredible with whatever you have.

Beauty in the Mountains

Arjun Kartha Wedding photography Bridal portrait Mussoorie India

Isha got married at the beautiful Jaypee Resort in Mussoorie. While doing her portraits, we really wanted to create an image that captured the beauty of the hills, combine it with the sunset while doing something crazy! We got this gorgeous picture of Isha from outside the room with the Mussorie mountains and a remarkable sunset reflected on the window glass.

How we got the shot: Shot with a 24-70 lens at 1/160 with 2.8 f-stop and at ISO 500. We placed one off-camera light inside next to Isha.


We’re always looking for interesting angles and perspectives to add a layer to an image – a reflective surface or an interesting shoot-through space. This would have been a pretty but nevertheless, a standard couple entry shot had we taken it from front and centre. But we thought it would be more interesting to shoot Rahul and Sanya’s sangeet entry from a different viewpoint. The reflective surface caught our eye and the decor added another element to the image. And don’t you just love the adoring look on Rahul’s face?

How we got the shot: We shot this with a Fuji XH-1, 16mm F1.4R WR lens at f-stop 1.4 and shutter speed of 1/100 and ISO 200.

Old-World Charm

Another one of those portraits taken in a plain bridal room. Sometimes, instead of trying to create something dramatic, it’s much more powerful to play on the simple. By keeping the background basic, we draw more attention to Varsha.

How we got the shot: We shot this with the Fuji XH-1, a 16mm F1.4 R WR lens at f-stop 1.4 with a shutter speed of 1/200 and ISO 200. This was a two light set-up shot. We placed one light with a softbox in front of Varsha to illuminate her face while one light with a magmod grid was placed behind her.

Joy of Traditions

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Haldi ceremonies are action-packed and SO unpredictable that it’s not possible to plan anything. You just have to wait, crouched in between the family members, for that right moment when everything falls into your frame. We did and we got this fantastic shot of a joyful groom surrounded by family during his haldi ceremony.

How we got the shot: Shot at 14mm with a 14-24mm lens, shutter speed at 1/160 with f-stop 2.8 and ISO 1000.

Beauty in Reflection

Often, the places where the brides get ready are plain, nondescript hotel rooms with nothing to play around with. But as wedding photographers, it’s our job to create magic and make an ordinary frame look exceptional. What you can’t see in this photo is the same regular room that our bride Varsha was getting ready in, and that is exactly the point of creating something like this! The location takes a back seat because the perspective we take absolutely fixes one’s attention to our gorgeous bride! We shot this with Varsha’s dupatta in the foreground while we focus on her reflection in the piece of mirror that she holds.

How we got the shot: Shot with Fuji XH-1 with a 56mm F1.2 R lens at f-stop 1.2, shutter speed of 1/250 and at ISO 100. We used one off-camera flash with a softbox aimed at Varsha’s face.

Look of Love

Behind-the-scenes Indian groom wedding photography

The energy of every baraat and groom is different and it gives us the opportunity to create something new every time we shoot. We shot this particular image through the horse’s ears who was pulling Ashish’s carriage during his wedding procession. Instead of the usual chaos that is typical of a baraat, we wanted to capture Ashish’s easygoing personality and his happiness on getting married to the girl of his dreams. And this perspective gave us the perfect opportunity to drown everybody else out and focus on his radiant expression.

How we got the shot: Shot with a Fuji XT-2 with a 56mm F1.2 R lens at f-stop 1.2, with a shutter speed of 1/200 at ISO 1000.

The structure and rituals in most Indian weddings are pretty similar. So it’s always a pleasure to push ourselves to create something distinctive for each couple during a wedding. In fact, we love the challenge that weddings throw at us! It gives the chance to approach the same scene differently.

If you have any questions, ask away in the comments! We’d love to hear about your BTS (behind-the-scenes) stories and know how you overcame a challenge at a wedding.