Wedding

JAHNABEE KINSHUK : INTIMATE WEDDING IN LONAVALA

Firstly, I would like to thank all you viewers for an astounding response to the photo-story I had put on my INSTAGRAM . And thank you for all the questions you guys asked about my photography and this wedding in particular. And I loved all the attention so, thank you very much you guys :)

Jahnabee and Kinshuk got married at a beautiful intimate wedding ceremony at a even beautiful location in Lonavala. And this is their photo story.

We started out with taking quick couple portraits, I promise it wasn't more than half an hour as Jahnabee wanted to get her mehendi.

Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
                 Jahnabee is wearing a beautiful Mekhala saree, traditional saree of Assam.

                Jahnabee is wearing a beautiful Mekhala saree, traditional saree of Assam.

Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
                                          Laughters like these are so endearing.

                                         Laughters like these are so endearing.

 Jahnabee got her mehendi done this evening. And quite sweetly, she got it done from one of her cousins and that's how they do it in their family.

Jahnabee got her mehendi done this evening. And quite sweetly, she got it done from one of her cousins and that's how they do it in their family.

Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
                  Kinshuk is an artist and did some modern art mehendi for his friend :)

                 Kinshuk is an artist and did some modern art mehendi for his friend :)

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Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
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Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
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Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
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Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
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Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
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 Jahnabee and Kinshuk had some kind words for me :)

Jahnabee and Kinshuk had some kind words for me :)

 

 

PRASHANSA & DANIEL : PUNE CHRISTIAN WEDDING

It is on few moments that you get to notice, simplicity, genuinity and grace all at the same time. This Christian ceremony in Pune at Oxford Golf Club was an endearing ceremony to witness. Prashansa and Danny were surrounded by all close family and friends and I felt all emotional about this. 

I am happy at such occasions. True to the spirit occasions ! Here are a few pictures I took that day and I hope you are able to feel what I felt !

Shot for Anuraag Rathi & Team.

Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
  Prashansa and her friends shared a laugh while we were taking pictures :)

 Prashansa and her friends shared a laugh while we were taking pictures :)

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Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photography
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
 A warm hug from her brother :)

A warm hug from her brother :)

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Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer
Anushree Gavas Candid Wedding Photographer

SHRUTI & RUSHABH : FRIENDSHIP TO COURTSHIP

It's been quite a lull here, but I promise to make it up to you with some heartfelt stories coming your way. The wedding season is on for 2015 -2016 and it looks bright with me traveling length and breadth of the country and one more happy happenstance. But let's keep that to be the cherry on the cake :)

It's a story of friends that I bring to you today and it is nothing short of amazing. I am absolutely in love with these two and looking forward to document their wedding too. 

Anushree Gavas Candid Couple Portraits
Anushree Gavas Candid Couple Portraits
Anushree Gavas Candid Couple Portraits
Anushree Gavas Candid Couple Portraits
Anushree Gavas Candid Couple Portraits
Anushree Gavas Candid Couple Portraits
Anushree Gavas Candid Couple Portraits

Pictures are incomplete without a classic black and white noir to complete  

Anushree Gavas Candid Couple Portraits

BLACK AND WHITE

One day I really wish to document a wedding in only black and white and possibly on Ilford : )

But meanwhile here are some other black and white images.

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Daisy and Nikhil's wedding venue, Shimla. February 2015.

And amidst the beautiful Shimla hills I met Kismet of The Unreal Bride

It was rather a beautiful surprise that the couple booked us both seperatly : ) And it was nothing but such a joy working with her. I hope to bump into her more often !

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Also met Mehlum on his yet another trip to India. We went wandering about on the streets on Bombay and took these few pictures of him.

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These pictures are taken by Nikon 50mm 1.2 which is a manual focus lens. And I am absolutely in love with it !

It was my second time shooting with Nikon and I might just be tipping towards it, just like Ram Balmur who recently switched his whole Canon equipment to Nikon. I think I will follow suit sometime : ) Though I still have to do my homework for it.

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We met again at Banganga and here is the set of images he took of me on his Tumblr page.

I haven't been posting much of wedding work here but I am behind editing 8 weddings and so many many more updates.

Next post will be a glimpse of the beautiful couples I got to meet.

Also I have been working on a brand ideology for "Serendipity" and also possibly a new look for the blog. But I am too attached to the current layout so you guys can help me make a decision.

Till then, love!

DAISY & NIKHIL : CIVIL CEREMONY IN MUMBAI

One fine day I get a very sweet mail request from this boy for couple portraits. And we go back and forth on it but the schedules don't match and a lot other things and it finally didn't work out.

Fast forward to last month ( one year later ). I get another mail from the same boy asking if I would be available to document their wedding.

It is nothing but humbling when people world over connect to you because they like your work and keep coming back!

 It is a wedding like no other because the couple is so effervescent and full of life and it was such an unusually beautiful wedding day for me.

Showcasing Part I

Court Nuptials.

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Location : Lakme Salon, Andheri

This is the second court wedding that I have shot. And the spaces are quite interesting, edgy but make a beautiful backdrop.

The long wait at Bandra Court.

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Just 5 close friends attending the wedding including Nikhil's mother.

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The Registrar was quite happy to see this picture.

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The vow. Signed. Sealed. Delivered.

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We then moved to Sun & Sand for celebratory lunch and wine!

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Shohini, she is my favourite bridesmaid I have ever met!  She also did an impromptu performance by singing Ambarsariya for us and also got an applause from the people at the restaurant : )

The comedians of the house !

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And I can't wait to shoot the part II of their wedding. And I am meeting none other than Kismet, woohoo!

On another note, two weddings amidst the hills and I am excited!

Love!

CHENNAI TIMES

My visit to Chennai was a good start to 2015. I always wanted to visit South India after extensively visiting the North, East and West, and finally got this chance.

It was a packed schedule of six days with three weddings to document. I shot my first Muslim wedding and second shot with the ever-so-awesome photographer Varun Suresh. You all will get to see the weddings in upcoming blog posts but a few shots from a personal project are below. I am trying to document as many patterns of nature as possible. And I am quite happy with the images I got here in Chennai.

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Egg, one of the bride's cat. She was tiny and comfortably sitting in an oval shape when they first saw, so instantly named her Egg.

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I also had a chance to meet and work with this wonderful team of cinematographers from Chennai, Anvitha & Naveen. You can see their work on Vimeo. Anvitha and me have been friends for quite sometime now and had met her only in 2010. It was really nice meeting and working with her.

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I managed a glimpse of the beautiful land of Tamil Nadu, so many sights, tastes and emotions to soak in. I missed visiting Marina Beach, may be thats for my next visit. I visited the beautiful Kapaleeshwarar Temple and it literally took my breath away. Southern architecture also known as Dravidian architecture has always fascinated me.

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Chennai Auto. The driver was cleaning up his auto and I asked him if he could park the auto in the spot I wanted and he happily did : )

Chennai Auto

My love for South India is not limited just to architecture but extends into sarees, jewellery and food too. Early on I had started collecting silk sarees which have become an inseperable part of me. I am also saving up for temple jewellery.

Anvitha graciously agreed to take me to Nalli. A visiting to Nalli's oldest shop (since 1928) was definitely on top of my list. I was in a wonderland!

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I had a chance to visit one of the oldest breakfast place Saravana Bhawan and loved the chutneys they served. However the idlis and dosas of Murugan Idli Shop are so much better. I think they should team up and cook what they are best at !

 I also got a chance to dine at Mahamudra by Isha life. It is a boutique restaurant and I would highly recommend for healthy and wholesome eating.

I am really hoping to go back soon and probably visit surrounding places like Dakshin Chitra, Pondicherry and Sri Lanka! So any of you plan to get married here, I will happily book my tickets !

I will leave you all here by wishing you a very Happy New year ! Times are passing by too quickly ! I have no idea what 2015 has in store for me but I am looking to explore more in terms of a visual artist. I am also hoping for more travel.

And also give way to a special project that I have been working on for quite sometime now, a new blog perhaps shall see the light soon !

Love !

SEJAL & ANIKET : MEHENDI & ENGAGEMENT IN AMRAVATI

This effervescent bride got in touch just a week before her ceremony and I am so glad I could make it. This would be my first time shooting in Amravati.

Amravati is the hometown of number of politicians including our ex-president Pratibha Patil. Being a Political Science student I am always interested in visiting/discussing political scenarios around the state.

Here are a few photographs from their ceremony.

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I wish the couple beautiful days ahead !

Love !

NISHA & VINAYAK

Nisha and Vinayak were getting married in Delhi after their Civil ceremony in London. I second shot this wedding with Ram of RAM BALMUR PHOTOGRAPHY  . It was a lovely ceremony spanned across four days in Delhi.

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Nisha getting ready for her Sagai and Saanji ceremony.

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Vinayak's Haldi ceremony and the Sehra ceremony was beautifully traditional one.

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Vinayak looked every inch a Punjabi Dulha ! wedding-book-page-14

The Bride's "getting ready" picture session was so much fun with all her relatives walking in and out to share a laugh.

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It was a very very colourful ceremony right from the bride's attire to every little detail. wedding-book-page-24

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Some portraits from the after-party.

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SHAHANA & SHAHRUKH

Shahana & Shahrukh were getting married after a long courtship and I second-shot for this wedding. Shahana & Sharukh are really lovely quiet and private people and so was their wedding.

Very lovely, intimate affair for two days. We started with Shahana's mehendi.

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Shahana's Mehendi was very beautifully done by the Mumbai based Henna artist.

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A quite Luncheon with close family at Nido after the civil ceremony.

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For those who are wondering what does Nido mean, Nido ~ A term used to describe an exciting situation. Can portray a feeling of  awesomeness.

Getting ready for the Luncheon with the heirloom jewellery.

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The new Mrs. makes an entrance !

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Some portraits from the party.

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It is refreshing to see all happy faces during the Bidai.

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I wish Shahana & Sharukh the very best that life has to offer!

Love !