Mumbai, a city that never fails to surprise us. Somehow, somewhere we are always falling in love with its vibrant places and beautiful people. However, in the chaos of the streets of Mumbai, sometimes finding places to capture the intimacy of people can be quite a challenge. 

Sharing two people’s unique chemistry on screen in a  Pre-Wedding shoot is a bit intense. Finding ‘space’ amongst the crowded streets of Mumbai can be quite a daunting task at best. Tried and tested places like the iconic Gateway of India and the modern Bandra-Worli Sealink serve as great backdrops but have been featured in far too many photos to count.

When we met Chaitanya and Shilpi, they had already done two photoshoots back in the United States. We wanted to do something different, capturing their flamboyance and ease with each other while also showcasing the magic of Mumbai in a unique new way. 

As such, we wanted to be more than the photographers for this session and their upcoming wedding. A Pre-wedding shoot from a couple’s perspective is primarily about spending time together, getting to know each other and being comfortable with the team. With Shilpi and Chaitanya, we had quite a relaxed and unique session, resulting in some great portraits and magical photos.

Starting at the throes of dawn at 5.30 am (We think Shilpi woke up around 3 am!!), we started shooting while night peeled away into a beautiful day. Roaming around Mumbai town exploring alleyways and beautiful arches, there were no rules – just pure fun! Their photos turn out classy, romantic and full of love. We felt like we had known them forever.

As dusk settled in and the lights started to glow, Chaitanya and Shilpi’s mesmeric ease with each other lit up a brilliant evening and brought an end to a special day. Bombay had never looked so good before!