Mansi wanted the Best Candid Wedding Photographers in Delhi and had me meet her parents at Ashoka Hotel, a few months before the wedding. I prefer to know the Bride and groom before the wedding. But Mansi and Vidhya were too far away for a real life meeting. Being NRI’s they come to India only after a long planning. On meeting, Mansi’s Parents, they had shown me the couple’s pictures on their mobile phones. That’s how this acquaintance had begun. Now they are not just my clients, but very good friends of mine. This is how Candid Wedding photography is supposed to be. We don’t ask to smile for the pictures, we make people smile at us, knowing that they have a friend here….. And that makes my pictures look all natural and candid.
This was a cross cultural wedding. Mansi, the bride hails from Patna, brought up in Delhi. And Vaidhya the groom, comes from the most traditional set up from far south (Andhra Pradesh). Their hearts met and brought two seemingly different families so close and made to bond with each other. At the function, only their facial features could let us know that they come from different parts of India. Otherwise no one could even guess they were from different families. Amazing amalgamation of people, cultures and traditions. I was lucky to be the one to have been chosen to immortalise their special day. Cross cultural wedding photography was always fun filled for me. People are often more open minded and less conservative with rules and rituals. So the Fun-element is obviously more. Here’s the photo story of their Engagement day, which was a common function for “Ladies Sangeet”, “Engagement” and “Mehendi”.