A Telugu Wedding in Bengaluru

There is a lot of cultural diversity in India. A lot of this diversity is visible in the Indian weddings. Very rarely do two weddings that I photograph in the same season look identical. In other words, being a wedding photographer in India is like undertaking a journey to observe and witness cultural richness in the country. During the last wedding season, I got to photograph a Telugu wedding for the Setty family. 

This was the second wedding in this family that I was commissioned to photograph. Esha, the bride, was getting married to Ashwin in Bengaluru. A couple of years ago, I was the candid wedding photographer at Esha’s sister’s wedding. It felt great to be back amidst familiar faces. It always feels nice to know that your work is loved by a family that they hire you again for another wedding!

This was a multiple day wedding celebration. It got kicked off with an intimate Mehendi/Sangeet event. Followed by a Haldi ceremony (Pelli Kuthuru) and Vara Pooja ceremony on different days. It all culminated with a wedding reception followed by a traditional Telugu wedding ceremony. I had a great time capturing unscripted, candid moments during the entire wedding. I also managed to get some time on the reception day to make portraits for the couple.

I enjoyed the hospitality of this family and loved photographing this wedding. Best wishes to the lovely couple for a happy married life.

I shot this entire wedding on a new mirrorless camera system, the Fujifilm X-series cameras – Fujifilm XT2 and X-T20. It has been a lovely experience using this well designed X-series cameras. More about this in a different post.

Meanwhile, here is a photo gallery of selected photographs from this wedding. Click on any image to view the entire gallery in a light box.


To know more about my wedding photography, do check the link Wedding Photography Collection. To contact me for assignment or other queries, do write to me using this contact form.

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Nishant Ratnakar

Photographer | Visual Storyteller at www.nishantratnakar.com
Nishant is a Bangalore, India based Wedding, Portrait & Editorial Photographer. He is available for assignments across India. He also conducts photography workshops and offers personal photography mentorship.
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