Getting Married? These Are The Candid Wedding Photographers You Need To Hit Up

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If your D-Day is nearing and you still haven’t zeroed in on a person to candidly capture the wedding, fret not. We spoke to a few photographers who will be able to bail you out of those ‘"madam pliss pose like this" photo ops. No shoulder-touching, sitting-on-a-chair, awkwardly placing hands on the groom's chest, here! They'll capture the magic tastefully, and have you sharing photos forever!

Monisha Ajgaonkar

Having worked with the likes of Nargis Fakhri, Monica Dogra and Anushka Manchanda, Monisha has aced her line of work. She takes incredible shots of people and with her in your arsenal, there’s no stopping you with your fantastic-looking wedding album. She’s the one to go to if you do not want anything cheesy or over-the-top romantic. She’s just made a gaming-themed video for a couple! And, she's a renowned LGBTQIA+ activist. 

Price: INR 1,80,000 onwards

Stuti Sakhalkar

A popular choice, Stuti is the founder of The Cheesecake Project. What’s special about them is their penchant for details. They encourage clients to dwell deeper into what makes the day special, how the couple met, and more. Her approach is that of a bridesmaid cum photographer, and we've noticed a certain vibrancy in their work. 

Price: INR 1,00,000 and up

Aditya Raj Mehta And Sukriti Datta

42fps dabbles with candid wedding photography, wedding films, concept shoots and music videos. Whether it’s your sangeet, haldi or the main event, they’ll make sure the photo ops don't look forced. We especially loved their wedding films — the music is so carefully chosen, and it almost feels like you know the couple!

Price: INR 70,000 onwards

Band Baaja Photographers

Aditya Sapre helms Band Bajaa Photographers, a very popular wedding photography company. Their forte is candid photography, but he also goes traditional with ease. Whether it’s you, or your family and friends, he’ll make sure each special moment is captured on the lens.

Price: INR 70,000 onwards

Richa Kashelkar

Richa Kashelkar is also a popular name in the circuit. Her forte is candid photography and her team has covered weddings all over the world. You'll find that the style is sincere, heartfelt and fun, so the result is a timeless collage you'll look back and smile at! Her team also does couple shoots which are free of charge if done the same day, so definitely try to squeeze one into that tight wedding schedule!

Price: INR 1,60,000 to 2,00,000 a day

Confetti Films

Confetti started off doing television films, so you can bet that their work is dramatic, for sure! Having covered all kinds of weddings — scale-wise and ethnicity-wise, and they know just how to highlight the unique parts of your culture, pictorially. The work is classy, understated and eternal.

Price: INR 90,000 a day and up

Seasons By Shalini

Shalini Iyer has been photographing weddings for over 5 years now and has aced in capturing the raw moments around each ceremony she's photographed. Offering videography and photography, Seasons by Shalini can take care of any kind of event attached to a wedding, including pre-wedding shoots — all of which beautifully display the rituals and other traditions of a ceremony. 

Price: INR 65,000 a day and up

Rohan Shinde Photography

Rohan Shinde and his team of award-winning photographers and videographers take care of your wedding day and other events, as if there's a Bollywood film being shot. While they capture several candid and raw moments, often catching the couple sharing a cute moment. Their team carefully shoots the hubbub at any wedding, and the result is a set of beautiful memories you'd never think someone would capture. 

Price: INR 90,000 per day and up

The Memory Capture

For Ajeet Singh and his team, your wedding is a fairy tale coming to life. And they're available to photograph and take videos as though it's art in live form. The team has received a MAAC award, and has been capturing beautiful moments at weddings for over seven years. The Memory Capture creates wedding and pre-wedding photos, wedding films and you can also hire them for maternity photos or traditional videography.

Price: INR 60,000 and up

The Photo Store

Weddings, communions, engagements or even family get-togethers, The Photo Store excels in shooting any event that requires warm captures. The creative team of wedding photographers loves to follow a certain aesthetic along the photos they shoot. But the details for each wedding they've shot are unique to every event. 

Price: INR 40,000 and up


Former Editor, LBB, Mumbai