As a kid, I aspired on being an engineer because in our stereotype society it is the only reputed career option other than being a doctor. But looking at my friends from engineering I realised this is not what I want to do. With all the criticism I chose to opt for graduation in media in spite of being a science student. Since I was sixteen I worked at many places like production houses, promotional events, assisting couple of photographers, just to make extra pocket money. That is when Photography happened.
While shooting a wedding, capturing those moments it felt different like, the presence of joy, the hope that shines in the eyes, and the love that lingers in the air. Everything was so addictive. I think I got hooked on it. It was a normal wedding like any other but different in some way. The satisfaction i felt after capturing those moments was special and i'll never get the same feeling anywhere else. I didn’t really choose photography, it chose me.
I started with Cinematic Films in 2011. A friend of mine, who lived in the states, sent me a wedding video. And it blew my mind. I had never seen a wedding video made so beautifully. After a lot of research I realised shooting this kind of cinematic films wasn’t an easy task. It required a lot of expensive equipment and skilled professionals. I had none, just an idea. Then google played role of the manual, & I began. That time I was clicking roughly 45-50 weddings per year. I tried pitching the idea to many but none of them were ready to spend on a thought. Finally we met a beautiful couple and they agreed to splurge a few extras. I added my savings and hired the equipment, did my research and finally we shot the wedding. I edited with all I had and invited the couple to watch the final edit.And when I saw them jumping with joy, when the bride had happy tears in her eyes; that is when it clicked in my heart as if to say. This is it! And in that moment I realised even if I don’t make an extra dime, this is what I want to do in life. Touch lives in the most special way. To Make people cherish their special days for years to come. That video went quite viral and we were flooded with requests.
It's been five years, I have travelled across India capturing more than 200 weddings. I have covered weddings which are an intimate affair with just 10 family members to the grand weddings with guest list of 10,000.