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Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photography Client

Your guide to hiring the client best suited to you As wedding photographers, you’re the people who are going to capture the most important day in a couple’s life. Years later, the only memory from their wedding will be the pictures you take for them. You are going to be the one constant presence beside … Continue reading “Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photography Client”

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Announcing WPAI Connect 2018

  We’re so excited to announce WPAI Connect 2018 – a series of community meet-ups of wedding photographers and cinematographers across India! Planned to be hosted in major metros in the coming months, we aim to make these events an enriching, sharing and learning experience. It is designed for experienced and aspiring wedding photographers to talk … Continue reading “Announcing WPAI Connect 2018”

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Framed Moments: WPAI Photo Theme Roundup

A collection of images that use shoot-through frames to draw attention to the subject We are not doing justice to our profession if we’re not constantly improving and evolving our work. Trying new techniques is not just a way of providing a better product to the client but also a means to constantly challenge ourselves … Continue reading “Framed Moments: WPAI Photo Theme Roundup”

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Artist Spotlight | Karan Sidhu

In conversation with Gurgaon-based wedding photographer Karan Sidhu Finding his love for photography wasn’t accidental for Karan Sidhu. He’d always had a certain inclination towards it, but only discovered it as his “calling” when he left his career in the hospitality industry. It didn’t take long for him to realise that taking pictures and creating … Continue reading “Artist Spotlight | Karan Sidhu”

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Photographing the Same Location: How to Create Unique Images

Tips from wedding photographers to create something different at the same location We often say that Indian weddings are diverse, vibrant and colourful affairs with something unique happening at each one. The locations, venue, cities, people, and set-ups change over time. But the essence of the rituals at the centre – irrespective of religion or community … Continue reading “Photographing the Same Location: How to Create Unique Images”

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Sneak Peek: Sonam Kapoor-Anand Ahuja wedding

In conversation with Anand Rathi who recently shot the much-awaited wedding of Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja The recent wedding of Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor and Delhi businessman Anand Ahuja has taken the social media by storm. From pictures of her mehendi, the Anand Karaj ceremony (Sikh wedding ceremony) to the star-studded reception, we’ve seen … Continue reading “Sneak Peek: Sonam Kapoor-Anand Ahuja wedding”

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Reflections: WPAI Photo Theme Roundup

A collection of some amazing images that use reflection As wedding photographers, we try to make each wedding we shoot special for the couple. When we’re shooting a wedding, our only focus is to do justice to their story and capture it beautifully. We constantly try and experiment with techniques and camera gear to improve our … Continue reading “Reflections: WPAI Photo Theme Roundup”

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Artist Spotlight – Inderjeet Gill

In conversation with Ahmedabad-based wedding photographer Inderjeet Gill For Inderjeet, a passion for art was something he had since childhood. He’d always had an inclination towards painting and playing with colours. It was only a matter of time before his interest in art, as well as technology, turned towards the perfect combination of the two … Continue reading “Artist Spotlight – Inderjeet Gill”

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Starting a Wedding Photography Business: Things to Keep in Mind

All you need to know if you’re considering starting your own wedding photography business Over the past couple of years, the wedding photography industry in India has been booming – there are more wedding photographers today than ever. Some still moonlight as wedding photographers while holding on to their day jobs whereas many others have … Continue reading “Starting a Wedding Photography Business: Things to Keep in Mind”

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Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring Your Wedding Photographer

Choosing a wedding photographer best suited to you made easy with a few questions Picture this. It’s your wedding in a few months. The date is decided, the venue is booked, the catering is done, you’ve chosen your wedding dress, the decor, entertainment, everything is checked. Now all that is left is to find the … Continue reading “Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring Your Wedding Photographer”

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5 Things to Consider While Choosing a Second Shooter

Some tips to help you find the second shooter best suited to your style and work You know how much we love to talk about the evolution of wedding photography – the style, the method, the technology and the budgets. Inspired by trends and methodology in the West, much has changed over the past decade … Continue reading “5 Things to Consider While Choosing a Second Shooter”

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5 Good Habits for Wedding Photography Beginners

Good photography practices for beginners to adopt when starting out Wedding photographers often get asked about their success secrets. People want to know about their practices, the gear they use, tips and tricks for getting better photos, and so on. But in simple words, it sounds like an easy job, right? Just capture a few … Continue reading “5 Good Habits for Wedding Photography Beginners”

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Artist Spotlight – Shreya Sen

In conversation with Mumbai-based wedding photographer Shreya Sen Being a photographer wasn’t part of Shreya’s plan. Her life was on track to become a psychologist. She was pursuing her Masters at John Hopkins when a few disheartening aspects of the profession led her to leave her studies. However, her penchant for observing people and studying … Continue reading “Artist Spotlight – Shreya Sen”

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Definitive Guide for Dressing While Shooting an Indian Wedding

There’s no rulebook that says you have to dress up when shooting a wedding. But we suggest you do. Here’s why. As wedding photographers, we all tend to think that, because we are artists, our art and skill are the only things that matter. So what is this brouhaha about clothes, dress code and dressing … Continue reading “Definitive Guide for Dressing While Shooting an Indian Wedding”

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Wedding Photography and Cinematography Trends of 2017

A look at 2017’s biggest wedding photography and cinematography trends Wedding photography has come a long way from when the family was lined up on the stage to take ‘smile-pose-click’ pictures to today, when capturing real moments has become the norm. Since the renaissance of Indian wedding photography in 2008-2009, wedding photography no longer follows … Continue reading “Wedding Photography and Cinematography Trends of 2017”

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Contest Prizes | The Best Shot Video Contest by Sennheiser

Here’s your chance to score some fabulous audio equipment for your wedding films – just enter “The Best Shot” Video Contest. Remember when we wrote about how great video deserves great sound? This is especially true for wedding films. There are so many points in a wedding where capturing great audio becomes imperative – song … Continue reading “Contest Prizes | The Best Shot Video Contest by Sennheiser”

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Creating a Photography Website | Things to Keep in Mind

Photography Portfolio Website | Your very own gateway to a lucrative photography business As photographers, we all understand the importance of a strong portfolio. It’s our pride and joy. It validates our own sense of achievement and gives us confidence. And, let’s not mince words, it is also what gets us business. As wedding photographers, … Continue reading “Creating a Photography Website | Things to Keep in Mind”

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‘The Best Shot’ Video Contest by Sennheiser

Cinematographers: This one is for you Are you passionate about video and cinematography? Do you love weddings and creating beautiful wedding cinema from the most special day of couples’ lives? More importantly, do you have what it takes to pit yourself against your contemporaries and emerge a winner? If you’re as passionate about cinematic wedding … Continue reading “‘The Best Shot’ Video Contest by Sennheiser”

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Mythbusters: Wedding Photography Myths Busted

Wedding photography is fast becoming one of the most popular professions. But is it really everyone’s cup of tea? One of the most famous sayings from Ansel Adams was, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Over quoted as it may be, we think it fits in rather aptly with the art of wedding photography. Yes, … Continue reading “Mythbusters: Wedding Photography Myths Busted”

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The “Top 10” Wedding Photographer Lists

…and why it’s dangerous. Earlier this week, many photographers across India received an e-mail from a popular wedding portal – an event which in itself is fairly routine. What wasn’t routine about this e-mail though, was the fact that the email in no uncertain terms, offered to list the photographer as one of the “Top … Continue reading “The “Top 10” Wedding Photographer Lists”

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Why WPAI Awards

5 Reasons Why You Should Participate in WPAI Awards As creative professionals, we all share many of the same concerns. From client management angst, to finding the mind-space to maintain creativity during hectic wedding shoots; from drowning in bread-and-butter shots to the quest for new inspiration on a regular basis; from marketing our services to rising above … Continue reading “Why WPAI Awards”

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Client Budget vs Client Expectations: How to Bridge the Gap?

Have clients who want Good, More and Cheap? Tell them they can only have two. We’re sure you’ve come across one or more of these memes – the internet has recently been flooded with multiple versions of them. Although we have all been laughing along, reminiscing about our own “client expectations vs client budget” experiences, this … Continue reading “Client Budget vs Client Expectations: How to Bridge the Gap?”

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Untying The Knot: 5 Steps To Stay Stress Free During A Wedding

Stress hampering your creativity? Here’s how you can bust it and remain stress-free during a wedding shoot! If one were to put together a list of factors that stress out wedding photographers and cause them to lose sleep, it would be endless. But the bottom line? Most of it stems from the fact that, unlike other genres of … Continue reading “Untying The Knot: 5 Steps To Stay Stress Free During A Wedding”

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WPAI FAQs

Ever since we launched the WPAI, we’ve had a whole bunch of questions about what the WPAI was all about. Creating the association has been a huge labour of love, and we’re totally in love with the huge amount of positivity we’ve got from the community at large. Of course, in speaking with literally hundreds of photographers from all over India – we’ve noticed that lots of folks have various ideas about what the WPAI is all about and some of the answers aren’t very clear. So, here are answers to some of the questions we’ve had. If you have a question that isn’t covered here, comment below!

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