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A Destination Wedding in Jagmandir, Udaipur – Anusha & Jay

A Majestic Destination Wedding in Udaipur

Anusha and Jay had a beautiful destination wedding in Udaipur a while ago, spanning the City Palace Complex & the Jagmandir Palace island. It was an intimate wedding of 200 of their closest friends and family. Read more about this beautiful destination wedding in one of the prettiest places to get married in the world!

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Basics of Photography session with IBM

Photography Session with IBM

Talking about photography – especially to photography enthusiasts is always fun! In case you didn’t know, before opening up a photography studio and starting my photography business – I used to work in the marketing department of the famous IT biggie – IBM. When IBM got in touch with me recently to come in and give a session on Basics of Photography to amateur and budding photographers in the organisation, I knew it would be something interesting. What better than being invited to your old working space to talk about what you love the most!

It was overwhelming to go back to my old office and meet old colleagues and some new lovely people too!
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The session was lively and energetic and it was great to receive so many questions and queries about photography from the IBM people and had great fun discussing them.

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Seeing the spread of the popularity of Photography and DSLRs becoming cheaper and easily accessible, we decided to start with the history of photography and how cameras came into being and then went onto discuss the basic functions of the camera.

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With the demonstration on the camera, we discussed the basics like exposure triangle,including ISO, aperture and shutter speed.

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To explain the basic elements in detail , we also conducted a live shoot and explained the basics of off-camera lighting! We were lucky to have a pretty model in the audience 🙂

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We also discussed the importance of Composition and Framing in detail and additional fun things to do with the camera and different lenses such as forced perspective!

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Of course, no session on photography is complete without the group photo in the end! 

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Its always great fun to share my knowledge and experiences with new enthusiastic people! Hope to spread the love of photography amongst more and more people 🙂

 

All photos credit-  Ashu Kalra/Thoda Strong. 

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London to Delhi Wedding Photography Story: Sarika + Avin, New Delhi

A (Lutyens) New Delhi Wedding Photography Story

Sarika and Avin were married recently, in a lovely, east-meets-west wedding in the heart of New Delhi. They both live in London and have spent most of their adult lives in UK. They first met at a party a few years ago, started to whatsapp each other until they hit the point of no return! And what a lovely couple they make…

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Even though Sarika left India when she was a child, she visits often and has a great fascination for Lutyens Delhi – the history, the monuments, the planned city, the greenery and beauty of it. As Delhi Wedding Photographers, we love it! She decided that whenever she was to marry, it would be in New Delhi and that too the prettiest part of it. Avin, who hasn’t been to India more than once, apart from his own wedding trip, was more than happy to help Sarika’s dream (wedding) come true. So they had their wedding – spread across lovely locations like The Park, New Delhi, the Shanghri-La and a lovely bungalow on Ashoka Road.

To fit in with Sarika’s love for the history and monuments of Delhi, we did their pre-wedding shoot at the Humayun’s Tomb in Nizamuddin.

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The official festivities kicked off with Sarika’s mehendi

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The mehendi festivities spilled over into the evening, with speeches and live folk music.

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The next day began with Sarika’s haldi

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Which turned into a haldi plastering contest!

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The evening involved some more speeches, videos and trips down memory lane, fun games, lots of dancing and Sarika-Avin masks for everyone!

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The wedding itself was a lovely early evening affair at Ashoka Road…

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The reception was held in true western style, with speeches, champagne, cake cutting, a first dance and then lots of dancing!

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Here’s to one of the most beautiful weddings this season. We wish them all the happiness in the world…

You can also view their wedding movie here:

The Grand Love Story ~ Sarika + Avin from Arjun Kartha Photography on Vimeo.


As Indian wedding photographers we have had the opportunity to travel to many wonderful places in India like Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Udaipur, Haridwar, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Kochi and so on. Weddings have even taken us overseas to beautiful destination wedding photography spots like Brooklyn New York, Malaysia, Langkawi, Kuala Lampur etc. Read each Indian Candid Wedding Photography story to know how it all happened!

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Delhi Engagement Photography Story: Karishma + Aditya, Taj Mahal Hotel, India

A New Delhi Engagement Photography Story

Karishma and Aditya got engaged a few weeks ago in New Delhi, at the lovely Taj Mahal Hotel. When Karishma and her mother came to meet us for the very first time, we joked around with her about how she is too young to be talking about marriage – literally. She’s a design student at Pearl, barely in her final year! But 2 minutes of chatting with her and we just knew she was smitten!

After countless conversations within the family about “looking out for a good match for her”, Karishma warily gave in to exploring the idea of (an arranged) marriage, based on the assumption that it would take quite a while to find one. By then, she was sure that she would feel ready to get married. Little did she know that the very first meeting with the very first “proposal” would feel so right.

They hit it off instantly and, even during the engagement, obviously couldn’t keep their thoughts, eyes or hands off each other. They share such a lovely chemistry that it was a real pleasure to spend time shooting their special day.

We began by joining Karishma while she got ready for her big day...

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She tried very hard to keep a straight face while we cracked some very silly and very inappropriate jokes!

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And our very favourite portrait of her…

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A quick moment with her family before the madness began…

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And here we go with the grand entry…

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We love this space at Taj so much — of course, the hotel staff is predictably dignified and more than a little serious – they wouldn’t allow any photos even a few steps outside the venue hired for the event. So we had to work very quietly and very quickly on these!

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There was a lot of excitable meet-and-greet between the couple and their families…

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Then came the engagement and the families blessed the couple. And fed them lots of sweets, in true Indian style.

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The newly engaged and ecstatic couple…

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Before we wrapped up for the night, we snuck them away for a few portraits. Under the radar from the hotel staff, obviously!

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Can’t wait for their wedding! Congratulations, once again, Karishma & Aditya!

 

As Indian wedding photographers we have had the opportunity to travel to many wonderful places in India like Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Udaipur, Haridwar, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Kochi and so on. Weddings have even taken us overseas to beautiful destination wedding photography spots like Brooklyn New York, Malaysia, Langkawi, Kaula Lampur etc. Read each Indian Candid Wedding Photography story to know how it all happened!