Customization of Wedding Photography: Pre Wedding Shoot & Other Trends
Wedding photography has changed over the years and there has been a mix of modern and centenarian art. It has become more technical than what it was earlier however the essence of wedding photography is still in the simplicity and ethnicity. We Indians no matter how modern we have become are very much connected to our rituals and families when it comes to weddings. So us being photographers have major focus on couple, the love they share, families, their togetherness, rituals and faith in them which means we focus on the joy, happiness, mood etc in a wedding as much as we do on the couple and the family members which I think is the essence of candid wedding photography. We not only specialize in the same but also customize it according to the requirement of the couple.
Customization of wedding photography is an upcoming trend being offered to couples. Say a couple has come from abroad or it is a destination wedding we offer solutions for both sides of the couple's family which not only helps in overall reduction of budget for photography but also filters the number of photographers at the wedding which means the couple is less camera conscious and more relaxed.
It also means that the search for photographers ends here, no more running around to find a photographer from the other side. Candid Wedding photography services also involve dedicating a photographer to the couple, a photographer for parents and other close family members and one for a theme based portrait session.
We particularly focus on the 'portrait session'. The portrait session is also designed according to the requirement, love story the couple share, likes etc say a couple has been together since school/college times so we could actually create a Pathshala kind of environment for the portrait session. When we say we focus on portrait session it doesn't mean that the candid natural happiness and mood around the wedding is ignored. A major focus is on the same and so the album consist of mix of natural mood and portraits because we strongly believe that candid when accompanied with portraits only make up a great wedding album. Apart from giving dedicated photographer to the people in the family we further customize according to functions and budget. However, couples prefer customization more on the basis of budget as compared to the number of functions.
The focus is not only on the photo team but also on the back-end team which includes editors, designers, etc to make sure that the images reach the client on time. Each one in the team is professionally trained along with an awesome amount of real time experience and stocked with the best of equipment which means there are no unnecessary flashes around to make anyone camera conscious. And to speak my heart out .....wedding is the most auspicious and closest memory in the lives of a couple and their families and we make sure that it becomes an affair to remember.
Pre-wedding shoot is the most amusing and fun filled part of a wedding. Location is obviously the crux of a pre-wedding shoot and but the core of a pre-wedding shoot is that the image should scream of the love between the couple, the chemistry they share or for that matter the shyness they share. All that matters is that the love be seen in the image. Couples are mostly very shy to come in front of the camera specially together for a pre-wedding shoot, but the essence is to make them feel comfortable, very relaxed, natural as they are with each other and less camera conscious. And so a good pre-wedding shoot is the mix of such mentioned things and a great location or a customized location adds a complete spice to the shoot.
A Couple Testimonial
We were not at all happy with our engagement photographer and did not want to mess up with the wedding images. When my cousin suggested Vikas for the wedding we were not too sure about him but when we met him and he did pre wedding images for us we sealed him for the wedding ! We think that was one of the wisest decisions for our wedding photography we as a couple made together because the album was just too impressive and class. We would say it was "just Chumeshwari" - Riddhi and Paras