Swagatika and Amlan’s story started at a friend’s wedding where they met , became friends and finally fell love. Documenting their candid story starting from the pre wedding session in Bangalore which we did in Cubbon Park , Lal Bagh and BTM lake and then the wedding photography here in Bhubaneswar at La Franklin Hotel was quite fun.
We had this idea in mind to keep the things clean and as simple as possible for the pre wedding photography so chose the location and poses accordingly.That big tree in the Cubbon Park and the iconic tree of Lal Bagh are equally important as the subject and I think we gave them the respect they deserved. The Holi theme based shoot at the BTM lake was actually planned keeping in mind the upcoming festival and turned out well. Loved shooting in front of the clean water backdrop! with colors and contrast .
The wedding event started with the Sangeet a day before as most of the wedding photography assignments in Bhubaneswar with some formal guest dances and some really good moves from the talented cousins . The couple too rocked the dance floor and so did their parents. It was like what a Sangeet should be like! The wedding day morning rituals started with Haldi which turned out to be a mini Holi session between the Bride’s Aunts 😀
We had some time after the rituals so did an outdoor photography in the Hotel campus. We loved shooting the bride getting ready with the MagMod creating some really artistic low key images. And there came the Bride! Under the Phoolon ki Chaadar carried by her brother. The rituals unfolded one by one , smiles exchanged, emotions shared , tears rolled out and they tied the knot. The Odia wedding wrapped up with the emotional see off of the Bride.