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Don't say cheese, just be

Surreal weddings  

Whether the wedding is a gala at the beach, a cake and champagne affair or just a simple ceremony on a riverside, every couple wants their wedding photograph to be picture perfect. Wedding photographs are no longer images of smiling people, they capture moods and moments.

Inspired by high-end fashion magazines, wedding photographers also strive to make the couple's fantasies come true. So much so that that wedding photography has become a speciality in its own right and most of the couples-to-be leave no stone unturned in picking the right kind of photographers.

High-end artistry

The latest trend in wedding photography lies in being candid but presented in a fashionable and stylish manner. A lot of planning goes into this. Apart from setting a wedding theme, new-age couples are also showing a marked preference for themes for wedding albums like Vintage or Retro. For this, the wedding filmers/ photographers post process the pictures, using high end equipment. Camera techniques are also refined to achieve a cinematic image. Joseph Radhik, a freelance wedding photographer who covered the Allu Arjun-Sneha Reddy wedding and will also cover the wedding of GVK Reddy's grand-daughtersays that the market is moving towards high-end photography. Consequently, he says, budgets will go sky high soon, as people get choosier about photographers. Radhik says, “I try to inject drama into real moments to create impact.”

Another style of wedding photography is called photojournalism. The idea behind this is to shoot in an artistic and unobtrusive manner. Wedding photographers of are more interested in telling a wedding story that is made of real moments, complete with laughter and tears, hugs and dances. Images of the bride and groom are shot in an artistic manner and later edited to get a high-fashion look. Even non-movie star couples can look like celebrities with special photography techniques and some smart, slick editing.

The ‘behind the scenes' concept is also getting increasingly popular. Here the bride is captured while donning her make-up and the groom getting a pep talk from his buddies. Sound bytes by family members during a ceremony and on-camera messages by the guests are recorded at the wedding, for the bride and groom to view later.

Wedding albums have now become a great way to capture each and every little detail – the menu, the guests, the centrepiece, make of the table drapes, return gifts, et al. A wedding is made of moments and memories and what can be the best way to take you down memory lane than a photo-book that looks like frozen frames from a cinema reel!


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