Learn From Mrs. Chetty & Hire a Wedding Photographer With the Assistance of UrbanClap
So, it was Mrs. Chetty’s only daughter Soundarya’s wedding, and as every parent would, Mrs. Chetty too wanted to keep it traditional to the core with each frame worth freezing in time and memory. It had been 20 long years that Mrs. Chetty had been managing everything by herself with Mr. Chetty passing away when Soundarya was just 8. Post that it has been a story of an uphill climb of a single mother stepping out of her house for the first time to earn a living for her daughter and self. Intimidating, though, but the mother inside never got defeated. With the support of loving friends and family, over a period of 20 years in a multinational company, Mrs. Shaileja Chetty went on to become the Vice President of the company and a role model for many.
Now it was time for her to arrange the most beautiful marriage of her daughter Soundarya, whom she had sent abroad for her further studies after her graduation in English. It was time, that Shaileja felt the need for her daughter to settle down. It took some good two years to find a suitable groom through the traditional matchmaking process. The prospective groom, Surya, was a self-made guy, an e-commerce entrepreneur with his office in Delhi. Soon after a brief courtship period, the couple decided to enter a holy matrimony.
Making Each Moment Count
Both the families decided to keep it a traditional Tamil affair with a hint of the modern. The couple decided to go for a destination wedding in Munnar for it was an opportunity for Soundarya’s and Surya’s friends who would come from abroad, to explore the beauty of Munnar.
Wedding preparations started three months before. Right from the resort to a beautician to the musicians, everything was booked days in advance before the wedding date. Shaileja wanted each and every wedding ritual to be performed with utmost sincerity. She left no stones unturned to learn about all the rituals so that every aspect of the wedding was perfect.
When it came to photographers, Shaileja contacted some of the known photographers but was not very satisfied. Somehow what she wanted to convey failed to resonate with the photographer’s thoughts. It is then that someone suggested her to find professional destination wedding photographers in Chennai on UrbanClap. With a lot of doubts, Shaileja signed up and put in her request. It was the first time that she was taking the help of a mobile market place for a service. What ensued after this totally changed her outlook.
Within the next few days, Shaileja received a lot of quotations from the reputed wedding photographers in Chennai about whom she was not even aware of, even after staying in the same city for more than 55 years. She went through each proposal, personally met some of the teams and zeroed in on one of the most creative destination wedding photography teams with an impressive portfolio.
Capturing Precious Moods, Creating Memories
The wedding was a magical affair with the entire resort decorated with flowers and banana leaves. The music, the fragrance of sandalwood and the mellifluous Carnatic music filled the air. Each and every minute detail was being personally supervised by Shaileja except for the photography because she found the team of photographers exceptionally gifted as they captured every mood and critical aspect of all the rituals. Five things really impressed Shaileja about the entire affair of hiring one of the best wedding photographers in Chennai with the help of UrbanClap, and they are:
- The photographers were thorough professionals with an impressive portfolio of events covered
- The price point they offered was extremely competitive
- The photographers came up with interesting photo shoot concepts
- The photographers were punctual to the core to ensure they missed nothing
- The Photographers had advanced still cameras for still photography and video shoots
The entire photo shoot started from Panda KaalMuhurtham which is a ritual that happens just before the wedding day when both the family of the bride and the groom offer special prayers to the Gods for a harmonious uninterrupted wedding. The photo shoot covered all the pre-wedding day rituals along with the wedding ceremonies that began with Mangala Snaanam.
Soundarya and Surya’s wedding was one dreamlike affair that the friends and the family vouched to remember for years. Post the entire wedding shoot, the photography team sat with two families to show the clicks for selection and also gave innovative album and video ideas. This was exactly what Shaileja had dreamt for- a perfect wedding with perfect pictures that would make perfect memories.
Note – Guest Post by Varsha.