Moment #14

Big, small love

Nope they are not dwarfs and no this is not been photoshopped (well :D). The technique is called brenizer effect, the result is called ‘Big, small love’

see the 50 Megapixel version here

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Diksha and Rohan

From what we can remember, here is what the welcome card at the wedding read – “We always wanted a destination wedding but then there were so many of you we wanted to share this celebration with that we decided to host a destination wedding in Mumbai itself!”.  Can we say, these two were serious when they said they have a lot of friends and all of ‘em take their partying very seriously! In a wedding that oscillated between a three day party and a tex-mex of sindhi-punjabi ceremonies, Diksha and Batra got married at Renissance Powai in 2013. From a pool party to gazal evening to UV party to lake side mehendi to rooftop garden wedding … this one was a poster child of getting-married-only-once-why-sleep-when-we-can-party :D Did we mention that towards the end we were made to surrender our cameras and dance to gangnam style after (in)appropriate quantities of alcohol!! … goes on to saying how ridiculously amazing hosts these two are.

Here is reliving a decade of their togetherness and the coming together in what is (and will be) one of our all time favourite (wedding) :)

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Gate crashers

D+R, Krabi, 2014

So this is how most destination weddings go for us. Show up a day before, settle down, recce, couple shoot in the evening. Then shoot like mad men for next two/three/four days and maybe chill out/fix broken bones for a day after. Not this one! Disha and Rushi’s ‘wedding’ was more of a five day couple shoot with wedding events thrown in between. To quote Disha from one of our conversations halfway during the wedding… “It’s like me and him just gate crash these amazing events taking place every three hours … its so much fun!” Here is to a couple that chose not to be in the ‘oh-i-m-the-bride-and-he-is-the groom’ zone, to one big five day party that was and to all these ‘lets-go-to-this-random-beach-and-shoot’ sessions in between.


indian wedding couple shoot in thailand

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Dollee & Geoff, New York, 2013

This is the story of our photo-shoot with Dollee and Geoff. In the fall of 2013 Dollee hired us for covering her wedding later that year in Aamby Valley, near Pune. Soon we got into the discussion of how these two met and their love story had New York written all over it. She was a graduate student at NYU when they first met and in between countless walks in Central Park and late evening strolls across the Brooklyn Bridge, they found love.

We could think of no better place to justify their photo-story than NYC and so in October of 2013, we were on board for a first — a cross country photo-shoot.

Personally, I’ve always found NYC to be the epitome of the modern urban way of life. Commercial, congested, over-crowded and extremely loud. But then again it has a charm to it like no other. Early morning breakfast while commuting on the subway, the never ending hustle of Times Square, the constant stream of cabs, and, of course, the ever restless New Yorkers themselves. There we were, in the midst of all this, with two people who looked so amazing with each other that for a moment, the New York effect took a backseat.

We went there hoping for a mad flurry of fall season but the weather soon changed to breezy cold. I have to give it to Dollee for being such a good sport wearing her skirts while Geoff and I were comfortably shielded in our full-length clothes. In our sojourn with the camera we traced back to key spots of their love story. Their favourite neighborhood deli, their favourite places in Central Park and heck, even their apartment building’s rooftop patio (with a killer view of Empire State Building).

My personal favourite from this shoot? The one in front of Met Life. You can imagine the insane amount of traffic present at this intersection, and yet Dollee and Geoff stood in the middle of it all with cars flying by left and right. How did we do it? Simple. Time the lights, run to the middle of the roads (we had a window of 14 seconds), click, click, click, and then run for our dear lives. Then, repeat this process 10+ times. 

Here is to a couple that wouldn’t take their eyes off each other, here is to a shoot that will always occupy a special place in our hearts, here is to finding love in the Empire City!

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All in a day’s work

N+A, All over Udaipur, 2014

This is how yesterday looked like. Wake up after a 5 hour sleep from day before, get ready at 6:30 a.m to find this awesome couple all set for a shoot in 16 degree temperature outside (we are from Bombay, 16 degree is cold :D). Chase the morning light starting from Chunda Palace all the way to The Leela. Change of clothes. Underwater shoot. Freezing. Happy happy. Still freezing. Quick bite. Off to shooting in the lake (like in the middle of the lake!). Back to land. Broken back. Shoot at Udaivilas. Staring at the sun kissed Gangaur Ghat after the last shot of the shoot. Look at the watch. Too late, going to miss the flight back to home. Rush to the airport. Flight delayed. Kill switch. Mid flight sleep. Back home at 12:30 a.m. Get up at 7:00  a.m. Back still hurting. Can’t wait to edit the pictures, so might as well do it. Here is one from yesterday. Just another day at Knotinfocus *phew*

Indian wedding couple shoot

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