So it’s happening - our boy Dhruv is getting married. The bride? Vidhi, one the best people I’ve met, and seriously perfect for Dhruv in every way.
I am more excited about this wedding than I was about my own, possibly because I’m looking forward to the culmination of the planning and co-ordination that has been going on over the last few months.
Our wedding photography at Sam & Ekta has always been a blend of street & conventional wedding photography.
This time, with no pressure of being the official photographer (The awesome Tuhina Chopra is fulfilling that role!) and with the Fujifilm X100T as my constant companion, I plan to take even stronger of a street photographer approach than the usual as I look for interesting, offbeat moments throughout this celebration - some happy, some funny, some weird and some bittersweet.
Update: It's 21st February today. The wedding just done two days ago, and here is the uncut, unfiltered look of the wedding from my camera, as I went about helping in the wedding preparations and reaching for the camera whenever I found time. A few pictures from the phera ceremony were taken on my Canon 5D Mark III.
Day one, when Ekta and I landed in Delhi and went to check out the wedding venue with Dhruv, Devika and our families
Dance practice begins - it's always great to find compositions with so many pretty girls in them!
The lucky groom
Practicing his swagger moves. Hashtag swag
Neha visits the dance practice room, and seems to be curious about the camera
Ekta's and Dhruv/Devika's mom practice their moves as well
Dhol night. Before the madness begins
Dhruv can't believe it as he receives wishes from his God - someone he has worshipped all his life
The aforementioned madness begins
1:42 a.m. The groom's party drives to the bride's place with the dholwaalas, and wakes them all up to dance. Yes, it is this kind of wedding
The Pyjama Party begins...
Vipin setting up his stuff to bring the house down. Check him out at https://www.facebook.com/vipinsharmamusic. The guy is amazing
Checked in - Day one at the Grand
Day 2 - The sundowner mehendi
Himalayan Routes - One of the best live bands I've seen
Dhruv takes the mic again, for his rendition of Halka Halka Suroor
Day III - Haldi
The haldi soon gets replaced by chutney + curd + ketchup
The two youngest folks at the wedding are wondering what the adults are up to
Tuhina's team does their sherwani shots
Shekhar starts preparing his concoction for the baraat
Some of Dhruv's ruffians
Proof of Shekhar's LIIT capabilities