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 her…

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 got…

Why I Travel Solo In India

I am happy to share that an article on my SWBT‬ (Single Woman Budget Traveler) experiences are up on the TED Fellows Medium channel. In the piece I have shared why and how did I think of traveling solo in India, what were my experiences and learning. I have learned that female solo travel in India…

Documentary Photography for NGO MAMTA HIMC

I recently worked on a writing and documentary photography project for Delhi based NGO MAMTA Health Institute for Mother and Child to create content for a coffee table book they are going to publish, which would chronicle 25 years of the organization’s journey. As part of the project I conducted research, data collection, interviews, story writing,…

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 ladies…

Rural Women With Wisdom In Their Eyes

They may be semi-literate or even illiterate, but the rural Indian women I meet during my travels have such a spark in their eyes, and a poignant face.

Maternity and Baby Photography: Few recent shots

I have not done a lot of maternity and baby photography professionally, but it is something I love doing. Professional motherhood or pregnancy or breast feeding photo shoot is still not that common in India. Indian women are still not comfortable to show or flaunt their pregnancy bumps. Though breast feeding is commonly seen it…

So what exactly is Candid Wedding Photography?

In Nov 2013, I shot a simple wedding in the small town Gajraula, UP. It was a one day event which started at around 1 pm with the bridegroom’s sagai followed by Baraat, Jaimal, phere and vidaai. My client had hired me for the candid shots while there was another team of two studio photographers…