Backstory – 02

Photographing the bride getting ready is not about pretty make-up shots. At least not for our discerning couples. Surprise visit for bride from her best friend as she gets ready on morning of her wedding...
Backstory – 01

Backstory – 01

“Pretty men all in a row” – How’s this for a natural portrait of the groomsmen? Shot at the Leela Resort in Goa, I’m sharing this image as an example how Real moments make Real memories. What’s the idea behind posing people when a wedding is peppered with opportunities like this for group and individual...
Backstory – 00

Backstory – 00

Bride and Groom exit ceremony on a water scooter (at least that’s what was attempted until a wave came along)! Who needs poses when life offers moments? Memories for a...
What is Wedding Photojournalism?

What is Wedding Photojournalism?

In your search for a wedding photographer, you’ve probably come across many terms. One common term bandied around these days by wedding photographers is “candid wedding photography” and “wedding photojournalistic style” or “wedding photojournalism”. We’ll get to their meaning and differences later. But its important to note, a lot of times, what is projected as wedding photojournalism is actually traditional posed photography and not photojournalism at all. To me this is amusing. But to you looking to hire a wedding photographer, this can be most confusing. Worse still, you could end up choosing your wedding photographer with your eyes wide shut – quite literally. To help you clarify the subject, I’ve written this post on what is wedding photojournalism and what you should expect from your wedding photojournalist on your wedding day and when she gives you your images. What is Photojournalism? Real life is un-scripted. And in the spontaneous moments we experience reality. It is nigh impossible to re-create these spontaneous moments. The fine traditions of photojournalism seek to capture these fleeting moments for future generations. A photojournalist is a journalist who reports with his camera. Like any good journalist, a photojournalist respects the integrity of the scene before him and will seek to document it as an image, as truthfully as he can. This essentially means no inteference or direction whatsoever to influence the scene. Instead, he will go about quietly studying the scene and, using his skills with light and composition as a photographer, document what’s before him naturally, trying to capture the emotion and moments as they unfold. The Number-one proponent of the craft of photojournalism...
Our Commitment to Moment-driven Wedding Photography

Our Commitment to Moment-driven Wedding Photography

I have been in the field of photojournalism for some time now. I started with a local newspaper in 2000. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to do photo-documentary projects and also documentary film projects. In 2005 I shot my first wedding as a wedding photojournalist and Aether was born! I loved the experience of moment-driven wedding photography and never stopped shooting for couples at their weddings. Over the years a great team of individuals has built up here at Aether. Today, celebrating a decade documenting the moments at the wedding day of brides and grooms, we’ve re-branded the Aether website. At a time when wedding photojournalism is bandied about – a fad – by photographers who are anything but wedding photojournalists, we are re-iterating our focus on “moment-driven photography” that is wedding photojournalism. Its true, a very few couples appreciate wedding photojournalism. Its more common to opt for more posed aka glamourous wedding images. Through this blog we will document our experiences and lay out our thought processes behind some images. Out here, will be posts that hopefully will give you a better idea about our work from a behind-the-scenes point of view. In the process we hope to put information out on our site that will be useful to couples in the process of making decisions on their wedding...