Today’s wedding photographer interview is the team at FotoSHAADI, based in Bengaluru, India! Enjoy:
Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.
We are a team of crazy, creative people who are into creating visual media for different verticals ranging from hospitality,real estate & marketing to NGOs and Education. We ventured into wedding creative media services because we believed that we could offer so much more than just the usual run-of-the-mill photographs and videos! That was how FOTOshaadi was born.(‘shaadi’ means ‘wedding’ in Hindi.)
Read the full interview after the cut!
How did you get into wedding photography?
What’s not to love about weddings? Especially Indian weddings, which are epics of their own accord! The whole atmosphere, emotions and experiences that a wedding entails just seems to call out for Candid photography and videos. Our forte is Candid wedding photography because it gives us the greatest pleasure to pin down fleeting emotions on the bride and groom’s faces, which make for amazing pictures!
What is your favorite part of the wedding day to capture?
There are several! There are moments in the wedding when the bride and groom look into each other’s eyes and smile – this smile is fantastic and seems to communicate something special to each other! We’ve captured this in many weddings, and believe me, the smile is different and special each and every time! Also, The Bidaai ceremony. A formal ceremony in Indian weddings , you could say ‘the grand finale’ when the bride leaves for the groom’s house.This is one of the most emotional moments to be captured.
What is the most awkward moment you’ve experienced while on the job?
One of our team members had forgotten his camera at the venue.Imagine! It was fairly expensive gear, and we were worried we wouldn’t find it, but luckily it had been kept aside and we had no problems getting it back.
What is your dream location to shoot a wedding?
Machu Picchu, Santorini, Bali….You name it! Our team consists of a bunch of globetrotters who’d love to accompany clients to their dream destination! We’re ready to travel the ends of the earth with our couple (and satisfy our wanderlust in the process…heeheehee :) )
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned, and would pass along to other new wedding photographers just getting started?
One of the biggest lessons we’ve learnt – “It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter” – The pictures that you take are, in more ways than one, a reflection of your relationship with your subject. You need to become part of the occasion so that you see things from the family’s viewpoint.Get involved and give your 100 % – the rest will be taken care of itself. After all, You are not just a photographer but someone who has been honored to be a part of a family’s most cherished moments!
What tips or advice can you give to couples who are looking to hire a photographer to cover their big day?
Always look at a photographer’s previous work to see if the style suits you. Communicate with your photographer – Tell him/her about your likes, dislikes, show samples of the kind of pictures you’d like to have and a list of must-have pictures that you’d need. It’s very important to be on the same page to avoid being disappointed with the final pictures. Also get to know the person behind the camera, this will help you be more comfortable when being photographed.
Lovely work, thanks for sharing! For more information about FotoSHAADI, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.
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