A few days back I did a photo shoot for this amazing couple from Austin, USA. Rami contacted me on email and cell phone for post wedding photography she wanted me to do for them. They came to India and we met up for the pre shoot discussion. I found Rami an Indian born American an extremely charming, bubbly, beautiful girl full of life and Matt an attractive young American who initially was little reserved but soon opened up and we all mixed up well and were comfortable with each other. This warming up was very important for the shoot. I explained to them the kind of locations I would be shooting them on and we discussed the outfits they were going to wear for the shoot. For first session Rami had selected white and maroon lehnga choli with lot embellishments for her and for Matt she chose the off white sherwani with maroon stole. Since this was an Indian outfit and totally new for Matt, I was not sure weather he would be able to carry it well but he eventually did. I had advised a very light subtle make up for Rami cos she really did not required much as her complexion was very nice and her skin looked perfect. I chose to shoot them In Yadvendra Gardens for the first session.
Yadvendra Gardens also known as Pinjor Garden is situated in Harayana some 22Kms from Chandigarh on Ambala-Shimla road. It has beautiful Mughal Garden styled terraced gardens built by the Patiala Dynasty Rulers. The garden was designed by architect Nawab Fidal Khan. Now this place is managed by Haryana Tourism.( I had been on the panel of Haryana Tourism as photographer and have done many assignments for them.)
The shoot went on nicely as they followed my directions very well. For the next change we had decided for white Tee and blue denims for both and the location I chose was Museum and art gallery and the ground in front of it and the leisure valley And for the final change the location was rock garden and Rami chose to wear an orangish western out fit and I suggested Matt to wear White shirt and khaki trouser to complement her out fit.
While the first session was shot in such a way to give it a formal,royal classy feel and the second session was relaxed, casual, and fun. The third session was shot in semi formal setting. One main aspect of the shoot was to bring out a lot of romance in the shoot. Both of them love each other so much and my endeavor was to capture that chemistry in my images. Here are some of the images , hope you like them.