Masaba and Madhu.
Sometime in October this year I got a call from Masaba saying "she'll call me back". Well, that's exactly how she is - super busy, and super fun. Luckily enough, I was in Mumbai for a day and got to meet her mom - the amazing Neena Gupta. What started as a "this are my daughter's wedding days" kinda meeting transformed into a long discussion about photography, weddings, the madness of travel, and a little bit of theatre all over a scalding hot cuppa chai in their homely flat in Juhu. This wasn't my usual kind of wedding photography meeting - the kind that happens 8-12 months before the wedding - this was literally 28 days from the big date! And here's the kicker: Neenaji started the discussion with saying, "So Joe, the wedding is already over.". So here we are 4 weeks away from the wedding date booking a shoot which wouldn't have a wedding itself. Considering we are a team that lives for that big wedding day, I was skeptical.
But boy, was I proved wrong.
The three days of fun or rather "celebration of love" as Madhu's dad put it, are easily the funnest time I've had at a wedding in a long long while. Zero stress, everyone laughing all the time, noone rushing to meet any deadline or any grand entry, just a bunch of happy people celebrating the union of two awesome individuals. It helped that the wedding guest list was some of our old and good friends too! What you see here is the result of 5 photographers across 4 nights of shoot taking turns to capture the story - this is apart from our ninja team of 3 cinematographers filming the wedding! With guest lists ranging from 20 to 500, and venues from rooftops to ballrooms, the only common thing was the amount of fun that every single person had every event. I hope this set shows off the mirth in every moment that we experienced while shooting this "wedding" celebration.
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Photography by Anupa Rao | Joseph Radhik | Kalyan Yasaswi | Shivali Chopra | Tanushree Vaidya (a.k.a the secret bridesmaid)
Cinematography by Raj Mohapatra | Ronald Soubam | Sekhar Suru
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