“I want people to remember us,” says Brian Callaway. He and his wife Allison run the popular Callaway Gable wedding photographers Studio in Los Angeles, known for producing award-winning wedding photographs. It wasn’t just enough for Brian and Allison to create wonderful memories for their clients. Read more
Andrea Corsi gushes about Tuscany. It’s the first thing he mentioned during our rather long, but engaging conversation about how he got around to wedding photography. “Have you ever been to Tuscany?” he asks me, and goes on to provide incredible detail of the region’s picturesque landscapes. Home to some of the most acclaimed and illustrious artists the world has known (Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci), Tuscany’s richness and vibrancy is also a result of its ability to still hold on to its rustic roots. So it is not surprising that over the years, the area has become one of the most popular wedding destinations, with people flocking from all over the world to get a slice of its beauty in their wedding photographs. Read more
Dr. Seuss had once said, “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.” I was reminded of his words as soon as I chanced upon Sergey Ivanov’s fantastical wedding photography. His visuals have all the ingredients or rather qualities that encompass a wedding. There’s love, there’s drama, there’s action… Yet, the final image is not what you’d expect from a wedding picture. At first, you are left stunned… Is the photograph in front of you a work of fiction or reality?
Very often people forget that wedding photography involves much more than showing up on the day of the event to document it. In fact, making photographs is the easy part… It is the one thing that comes naturally to you, the photographer. But it’s unfortunate that for most wedding photographers, being creative with the camera does not necessarily mean that they’re as adept at the business side of things. At the end of the day, wedding photography is a service that requires efficient planning and management. So even if you’re great at what you do, if you cannot market yourself, your talent will not quite have the opportunity to show itself. But that’s not the case with Arjun Kartha, who has successfully located the fine thread separating business and photography, and staying firmly put on that line. Read more
We live in a time where photographers have the luxury to shoot as many photographs as they please. Many street photographers today find themselves constantly shooting, rarely pausing to observe and think about what it is that they’re photographing. It is the constant pursuit of being there at the right place and at the right time to capture the moment that keeps them always on the move. The rules don’t change when it comes to wedding photography as well. Except that wedding photographers have a larger responsibility, that is, of immortalizing someone’s big, special day.
Now imagine photographing a wedding using only film. It immediately slows down the process. But, it is not necessarily a bad thing. Jen Huang is one such photographer who has centered her wedding photography business around this very aspect, making her one of the most sought after artist in the field. Read more
It’s been about five months since SILK INSPIRE 2016, India’s first-ever wedding photography festival, and I must admit that it took us a while to digest what really happened. The first festival, on a tight schedule of planning and execution, turned out to be one heck of an event that blew our minds away. People […]
When Apresh Chavda accepted the invitation to conduct a day-long Master Class at SILK INSPIRE 2016, India’s first documentary wedding photography festival, he knew what he wanted to achieve: he wasn’t going to just hold a workshop for a few hours on a particular day, he was going to build a community. Read more
The first edition of SILK INSPIRE festival, that took place in Goa this October, hosted over 200 photographers from all over India and was a huge success. The SILK PHOTOS team is already at work preparing for SILK INSPIRE 2017, and you can expect some big surprises, but let us start at the beginning.
Organising a wedding photography festival is no less hectic than organising a real wedding, Sephi Bergerson realised this fall as the architect of SILK INSPIRE, India’s first ever wedding photography festival. It was stressful but the end result was as exhilarating, and of course there were many many photographs to commemorate the occasion. Read more