What happens when a celebrity and fashion photographer sets his eyes on the wedding photography business? The brides and grooms take center stage where celebrity models belong, and why not? After all there is nothing more important on the wedding day than the couple tying the knot! Karthik Srinivasan makes sure that his wedding photography brand Moonstruck Wedding Creative gives his brides and grooms all the attention.
Moonstruck Weddings covered Devraj & Akashya's big fat "Tamil wedding" in Chennai recently. They also got the opportunity to capture their pre-wedding studio shoot, traditional nalangu, colorful engagement, heavenly reception, dreamy wedding and fun filled Sangeeth.
Bringing his expertise of photographing advertising and celebrity shoots has put Karthik Srinivasan in a comfortable position to bring the same to his brides and grooms. After all, the grooming, styling and makeup that goes into an ad shoot is the best that money can buy, and this is exactly what he promises to bring to the table while shooting wedding couples. This is what the 'pre wedding' shoot promises to deliver - all the glitz and glamour of the world of advertising photography brought literally to your doorstep! Moonstruck Wedding Creatives also gave trendy GIF images for them to announce their big day. These gif files gathered all the attention in the social media circle.
Where did the Engagement happen?
The engagement happened in a stunning location. It happened at their guest house near Adyar Boat club. The entire space was decorated with tangerine orange and golden yellow which was mind-blowing for capturing colorful photos. The bride and groom looked radiant in their respective dresses which complemented the decorations. From the open space venue to the return gifts, everything looked stunning and was apt for us to capture it. Our team of industry experts captured every important moment carefully using all the high-end industry standard equipments. The cinematography out also came up fantastic.
How was the experience capturing the awesome decor?
It was the same venue where the engagement happened but this time they made it indoor by closing the whole area and made it air conditioned. The decoration made each and every one stand still. It was a purple and white theme and the whole venue was lighted which gave a heavenly vibe. But the challenge was to use lights for photography without disturbing the decoration view. Under the guidance of Karthik Srinivasan, this was taken care of and our team utilized all the equipments from Jimmy jib to Helicam to capture every funny, emotional and celebrity moment. And yes, not to miss the food. It was excellent to enjoy and capture too.
How did you effectively co- ordinate such a massive wedding?
It started early with an amazing breakfast. But the highlight was that the entire venue had a makeover over night with a new decoration which was of traditional red and golden color, which was very apt for a South Indian Tamil wedding. The Tamil Udayar wedding was very much a traditional one. We had three candid cinematographers, five candid photographers, a team of conventional photo and cinematographers to capture all the happenings. To make sure all our photographers and cinematographers coordinated well, we had a director of photography and an event coordinator. And not to forget, all this were directed by Karthik Srinivasan himself.
What was special about the Sangeeth?
It was indeed fun with dance, DJ and cocktails. We had to capture all the fun, dance and all the casual moments which was easily done by our team as by then the bride and groom were trained well by us to face and pose for our cameras. The chilled and casual event made space for us to capture each and every frame with ease.
Of course it is a challenge to capture a big fat Tamil wedding. But we faced the challenge with ease and brought in all the fun. It was Karthik Srinivasan's creative ideas that was taken forward by his moonstruck team.