Arpita Weds Shubhasish: Candid Wedding Photography By Sanjukta Basu

These are some photos from my most recent photo shoot. I had some of the greatest fun shooting this wedding. I was hired by Shubhasish’s elder sister but I already knew Shubhasish from a young age since he went to the same school as my cousin brother did. In their childhood, my cousin brother, ShubhasishContinue reading “Arpita Weds Shubhasish: Candid Wedding Photography By Sanjukta Basu”

Back To The Roots: A Wedding Photo Documentary Part 2

An intimate documentary style wedding photography, which not only has the wedding photos but also tells the story of the wedding, like a writer would. Click here for Part 1. Dodhi Mongol is a ritual for which the bride has to wake up very early and eat a special kind of food made by mixing puffedContinue reading “Back To The Roots: A Wedding Photo Documentary Part 2”

Back To The Roots: A Wedding Photo Documentary Part 1

An intimate documentary style wedding photography, which not only has the wedding photos but also tells the story of the wedding, like a writer would. The bride’s father was born in Jessore district of Bangladesh and grew up in Jalpaiguri where his father migrated during the time of India-Pakistan partition. Her mother was born in Kolkata but herContinue reading “Back To The Roots: A Wedding Photo Documentary Part 1”

Wedding Documentary Photography in India

An edited version of this story was published on Huffing Post India titled ‘The Lie Of ‘Candid’ Wedding Photography In India.’ I always wanted to be a documentary photographer. By ‘always’ I mean since I was in my mid 20s and owned by first point and shoot canon reel camera. By the time I gotContinue reading “Wedding Documentary Photography in India”

Pooja Weds Tamoghna – Bridal Make Up Portraits

Taking portraits of the bride in the beauty parlour while she gets her make up on, puts on her bridal jewelry and saree or lehenga is an integral part of the candid wedding photography. Most traditional photographer don’t cover this since usually studio photographers are male and so they are not allowed inside the ladiesContinue reading “Pooja Weds Tamoghna – Bridal Make Up Portraits”

Portraying the Dulha – Candid Wedding Photography by Sanjukta Basu

A Bengali Dulha on the day of Ashirwad He was a very shy Dulha But he didn’t shy away from taking a deep look at his bride When the army man is a Dulha When the sports man is a Dulha Portraying the Dulha, experimenting with Lensbaby while the sweet spot is somewhere else. I knowContinue reading “Portraying the Dulha – Candid Wedding Photography by Sanjukta Basu”

Shubho Drishti a sweet ritual in Bengali weddings

Thanks to some recent hits in Bollywood like Devdas, Vicky Donor, Barfi to name a few, Bengali weddings have suddenly become popular among youth even outside Bengal. In these films the Bengali wedding have been shown in a really grand and attractive way. The ritual that most signifies a Bengali style wedding is the ritualContinue reading “Shubho Drishti a sweet ritual in Bengali weddings”