Wedding Photography


No experiment is complete without showing the results of the work. I shot two rolls of B&W film FOMAPAN ISO 200 film that I bought from my friend Thasin Jeelani who resells some films for a good price in Chennai. At that point of time this was the only film that was available to me immediately. I wish I shot in Illford or Kodak films which would have given even better results. As soon as I saw the scanned results I felt..... No let me stop here. You be the judge and let me know what you feel in the comments section below.

Here are some pics from wedding. If you have not read the first part, I suggest you read it too:

Here are some pics from the wedding. These were from the first roll.

Here are some pictures shot for the couple around Papanasam. I have also shot some random shots of the village.

From a thundering bullet to a Romantic symphony... by Karthik Rajagopal

Here is one of a very different pre-wedding story I shot. As with any client I try to talk a lot and find out interesting things about them before I touch my camera. Both groom and the bride come from a family with a music background. When tried to know more details, I found that Sudarsan's passion was about riding his bullet. You can say it is his first love. Subashini on the other had was a passionate singer. I could have always made her sing to the bullet's tunes :P But, I wanted better options. I knew Sudarshan's dad for a long time when I was working with L&T and I know that he is passionate about music. When I asked him if he can play any musical instrument, Viola !!! there gets the gap filled up... Violin :) Now let me show how they found their love in each other :)

Once upon a time there lived an young man Sudarshan whose passion was riding a bullet and playing violin. He was a solitary reaper. Behold him single in the field :D



Thaniye thannan tahniye naan kaathu kaathu nindren... I wave of melancholy sweeps over him...

Will no one tell me what she sings? -
Perhaps the plaintive numbers flow
For old, unhappy, far-off things,
And battles long ago
— William Wordsworth

At the same time there lived a girl Subashini who spent all her time in reading books and singing songs.

Subashini as a cheerful girl remains a solitary reaper enjoying her own songs...

Love’s gift cannot be given, it waits to be accepted.
— Rabindranath Tagore

Thundering beats of the bullets show down to the tunes of a violin... The melodies of the girl and the tunes of the violin unite.

Hey, are you the one I was waiting for???

The melodies develop to hymns of love...


They make his bullet a party to their romance...


They take a new path together... A new life...

They decide to get married...

He takes her on his bullet to his home seeking permission for marriage...

Periyorgalaal nichyikka pattadu.

Artin pottu ambu vittachu periyavanga aasirvadhatodu !!!

No Indian wedding happens until the families unite... Here you see two families become One

It din't take a long time before they could dance..

Evanga sendhanga... enna thaiya vittangappa... Dhud Dhud Dhud..... Dum Dum Dum Dum... :)

How do you invite your friends for your wedding? by Karthik Rajagopal

While many resort to preparing interesting wedding invitations, here is a couple who have went on an environment friendly, yet an interesting way to announce their relationship and invite for their wedding.

Imagination is the best description... Camera went out of focus :P

Concept & Photography by Karthik Rajagopal

Thermocol Artin & Slate Script by Krithika Chidambaram