Prewedding Shoot at Elements Bengaluru

H+A. Elements at Kanakapura road. Bangalore. March 2018. Photograph by Nishant Ratnakar.

Elements Celebrate is a lovely outdoor wedding venue off Kanakapura road in Bengaluru. The lush green lawns and the landscape present a nice opportunity for the couples to get a prewedding (engagement session) or post-wedding shoot done at this venue apart from having their wedding there too. Early this year we went the couple H+A to get their prewedding session done there on a weekend before they could head out to the state of Punjab for their wedding ceremony. It was a fun shoot.

A Portrait of Conversations

Photograph of Candid Conversations. Malleshwaram. June 2017.

Engagement sessions or pre-wedding couple portrait shoots in India today are largely getting influenced by popular cinema. And the scale of it seems to have grown big where there is a large-scale production work involved from sourcing a location, roping in a stylist, a hair and makeup artist, getting assistants, and hiring tons of lighting… Continue reading A Portrait of Conversations

Portraits of Children at BOSCO

Arun. 10 years old. Bosco Mane. Chamrajpet. Bangalore. Photograph by Nishant Ratnakar.

Making portraits of children is something that I enjoy. And when I am commissioned to make portraits of children, there is no way I can refuse such an assignment.

An Engagement Session at Hesaraghatta

Hesaraghatta grasslands. Bangalore. 2016. Photograph by Nishant Ratnakar.

Sometimes it is worth waking up early in the morning and driving through empty streets. Especially, when you want to get portraits taken. One fine morning this summer, I traveled with Nandeesh and Suma to Hesaraghatta grasslands and the lake, located on the outskirts of Bangalore city. The agenda for that day was their engagement… Continue reading An Engagement Session at Hesaraghatta

A Couple Portrait shoot at Arcangela Goa

Pre-wedding Portrait shoot of Shamala and Sagar that was held at Arcangela Villa, Sangolda, Goa during April 2013.

Year after year, I shoot plenty of weddings and portraits. But, some assignments stay on in my mind like this engagement session (pre-wedding shoot) done a few summers ago for a lovely couple Shamala & Sagar at a beautiful Villa in Goa.

A Baby Portraits Series in Bangalore

Vihaan. Bangalore, January 2015. Photograph by Nishant Ratnakar

I have always loved long-term photography projects. Some of my personal editorial and documentary photography projects (Example: Fistful of Dreams) were assignments that I worked on for over a year to produce a body of work that I truly loved. I loved not only the end result but also the very process of making it.… Continue reading A Baby Portraits Series in Bangalore

A Family Portrait Shoot at Cubbon Park

Priyank and Family. Lifestyle portrait shoot with the family. Cubbon Park, Bangalore. August 2015.

Cubbon Park has been a go-to location for many shoots in Bangalore. One of the reasons could be that it is a freely accessible space to one and all. I have shot my couple portraits or engagement sessions there in the past. Last week, I had a family portraits session at Cubbon Park.