Life to a degree, is dualistic in nature we experience ups and downs we have good days where life goes according to plan, and we have bad days where life doesn’t. This is the nature of life, always fluctuating.
It's when those bad days get confused with days that are supposed to be filled with excitement and happiness, that's when life throws us in the middle off the ocean with not a single float and we are then forced to fight and swim. It's during these days that we learn vital life lessons and learn to appreciate every moment. It's also often moments like these that show us the character and strength of a person.
Brides don't plan to spend the night before their wedding in a hospital. Sanam had a terrible accident the night before her wedding. She had sustained some serious injuries. Thankfully Sanam was okay and managed to get discharged so that she could attend her wedding. Sanam's strength throughout this ordeal left me in awe of her. She chose to pick up the pieces, carry on and turn the situation around. She choose to turn a bad day into a great day, one that she will definitely look back on and be very proud of.
This story has to be one of the most romantic stories we have had a chance to be apart of.
Anesh contacted us in May 2015 for his wedding in Jan 2016. In his call, he mentioned that he and Arisha's parents would like to meet with us. We were a bit concerned that Arisha would not be meeting us and that we were a small part of a really big surprise. However after we met, we were left speechless by this big gesture, and possibly that best surprise we have had a chance to be apart of. Anesh was planning to whisk Arisha away to Paris to propose to her.The time frames were short, so her parents were planning her dream beach wedding and her engagement ceremony behind the scenes. Hence the whole thing had to be a surprise till the proposal.
Between fake planes tickets and secret messages they all managed to pull of a beautiful surprise, which makes for a story nothing short of amazing and incredibly heartfelt.
Roheet and Praveshni's wedding took place on a beautiful Benaulim Beach at the Taj Exotica in South Goa, India. Shooting destination weddings has its fair set of challenges but also is the ultimate dream for every wedding photographer. Its challenges being, that there is always the unknown, what gear to pack ( as you don't want to be traveling to heavy as its no joke to lift a heavy bag into the overhead plane cabin) and all the other things like climate, lighting etc...but because we are documentary wedding photographers we have learned to look all these challenges as rather opportunities to create new fresh images. Praveshni and Roheet amazed us by managing to shop for their wedding attire a few days before the wedding in Mumbai and believe me shopping in the hustle and bustle of the city is no easy task. i love that their outfits weren't coordinated and i thought that the color combination of purple and red was so original and different. The best part of this destination wedding for us had to be intimacy of the event.This will be a wedding Mitesh and i will never forget and i sure many off the guests that attended the wedding would say the same.
A sneak peek of a fun colourful shoot we did it cape town.