Sonia and Angkur, Memorable honeymoon in Bali. Ankur and Sonia got married in November 2010. It was a big, fat Indian wedding… to be precise, a North Indian wedding. She wore a pink traditional wedding dress and Ankur came on a chariot with horses. Don’t be surprised! All this is pretty normal in a North Indian wedding. All the wedding pictures are in place…but they never could manage to get a pre-wedding shoot done. They have no pictures that capture their emotions which they felt as they stepped into a new phase in life… the joy…the anticipation… the friendly banter… the nonsensical chatter…
From Sonia and Angkur: “Nothing really can be done to recreate a moment in the past, but being the determined soul that I am, I wanted to have an album that radiates our emotions as on date. We first read about Flytographer a couple of years ago, just before our trip to Sweden, and contemplated having the photoshoot done in Stockholm. But with sub-zero temperatures of winter in the Arctic, we dropped the idea. I was hung up on having greenery all around and hence we finalized on Bali as our photoshoot location.”
“Our idea for the photo shoot was to make up for the pre-wedding shoot that we never had! We wanted the fun element to come alive in the pictures. Jen took the brief and conveyed it to our photographer Gusmank in Bali and also connected us to Gusmank directly.”
“With the date, time, and expectations of the photoshoot decided, we met Gusmank early in the morning at about 8 am, before the sunlight got too harsh. We drove for about 30 minutes to the Canggu rice fields. Gusmank had done his homework a day prior and knew the best spots in the rice field where he could get the perfect shots – signs of a thorough professional!
Being with Gusmank was like meeting up with a friend. He let us be our true selves and did a great job with the candid photo shoot. Ankur and I ran around the paddy field like spoilt little children, unaware of Gusmank behind the lens! 30- 45 minutes of fun and frolic, and we were done with the photo shoot. We kept our fingers crossed and hoped that Gusmank did capture a few good shots.
Ankur and I… being our usual, crazy selves!
Finally… Our Portfolio
A week after our photo shoot, we received an email from Jen along with our pictures. We eagerly awaited as the pictures downloaded. And then, as we scrolled through them, one after another…we couldn’t help but smile! We had the album that we wanted… albeit four years late… but we finally did!”
Memorable honeymoon in Bali collaboration with Flytographer