Shilpa and Sujay(Sushi) : Wedding Shoot

Meet Shilpa and Sujay. The most adorable couple we have met – jovial, warm and kind. ”Sushi”, is what we call them – in short for Sujay and Shilpa. 🙂 .

In case you still haven’t checked out their outdoor shoot, then you can view the pictures here  .

Sujay is very popular amongst his friends and family; he is supremely humorous and has a great sense of dressing.

Shilpa is shy, sweet and a darling of the house. And now she has gone on to be very popular with Sujay’s friends and family.

A romantic narration and personification of what the new groom feels for his bride is captured as a motion picture by Viga Productions. The brilliant video can be viewed at the following link .

We spotted Shilpa who arrives at 2:30pm in the afternoon with loads of excitement to welcome Sujay and his family.

Here is a picture of Sujay entering the wedding hall.

There was a small ritual followed by a reception on Day 1.

And We felt this ritual to be an interesting and significant one as both the families got together to welcome the bride and the groom to the mantap.

Once this  was over, preparation for the grand reception was underway.

Having got a chance, we managed to barge into Sujay’s room to get pictures of the groom ‘grooming up’.  Oh! And guess what we found in this process – the awesome Eco-Drive collection .  The clothes and accessories surely made a statement.

Next  we introduce Sujay’s brother and his Best Man – Suhas. He cared to make sure his little brother looked perfect on his pre D-Day.

Suhas ensured that he also got enough attention 😉 He is one of the sweetest n coolest brothers one could have…..

Smiles prevailed all around as Sujay is suited up  and looked his best to compliment the beautiful Shilpa.

The brothers, Sujay and Suhas dwelled in a sense of nostalgia of their younger days when both used to dress up similarly. The below picture is a proof! Just look at those expressions – they haven’t changed a bit… 🙂

Next in our lineup of introductions is Sujay’s sister-in-law – Hema. . An awesome wife to Sujay’s awesome brother.

Hema walked Sujay to the Dias and all along her way with sisterly care made sure that the smile on Sujay’s face never parted

Hema with her effervescent laugh managed to spread huge amounts of positive energy around her.

Soon Shilpa walked to the stage with gleaming and unstoppable happiness in her eyes and exchanged garlands with Sujay. Oh boy! they looked awesome together .

Aunty and uncle stood on the stage and made sure they greeted everyone and they looked ravishing as always.

Thats Shilpa’s Sister and mom welcoming and comforting the guests. 

The two most busy gentlemen from the wedding – Shilpa’s brother-in-law and brother.As photographers, we found it mighty hard to find them ‘still’ for a ‘photograph’!

Dev!! the most adorable kid in the world and also, the most difficult kid to photograph as it was so hard to stop adoring him and get our cameras to work.

And here goes, not just the “BeSt MAN”, but “BEST Men” . Ladies pick your choice :-p 🙂

As the ‘Best Men’ prepared to wish Sujay and Shilpa, we quickly walked up to the guys and asked them if they had a special act in store for the couple.  At once, Rahul  offered to take the lead and the next two images happened…

Sujay has a huge and adorable group of friends. To capture the entire group we used our super wide ‘Go-Pro’ camera to capture the special moment.

The boys walked up and raised their hand in salute. The ultimate way to pay respect to friendship.  Kudos to Sujay and F.R.I.E.N.D.S

Sujay acknowledged the salute. Don’t miss Gokul’s(second from left) expression

After the group pic was taken we urged the boys to give an exaggerated expression whilst looking at the couple; check out the result. Also, take a look at Shilpa’s expression. just loved it! And also look at Dev –he is looking at Bhatta as if to suggest “I wonder what this maama is doing … ”

Sujay’s family is so cool. The entire family had gathered for a  photograph in traditional style when we just happened to ask them to bless the couple and we got a brilliant picture of Sujay’s family blessing the couple. Just love the way Sushi are looking at each other. We could hear “Ankhon mein tere hi chehera, Dhadkan mein ……” all over the place.

Post reception there was the “Arisina” ritual which went on throughout the night…

Eventually, the big day had dawned. The Mantapa was decorated with Coconuts, Flowers and  Mango leaves – to symbolize Prosperity and Blessings and to mark an Auspicious day.

Sujay’s family was dressed up in bright colours and looked classy, just as they are. Suhas, Hema and Dev were all reeling excitement as Sujay got ready for the big occasion – his D-Day. 

As Sujay gets ready, Suhas, Hema and Dev are all excited making sure he is well prepared…

We loved the way Sujay’s mom made sure her son’s ‘Basinga’ fitted perfectly.

That’s Shilpa’s parents.

A candid of the ever charming Hema…

That’s Dev for all of you – his mamma’s sher and cutie pie. We have to tell, that half our memory cards were filled with the adorable Dev’s pics.

That’s Nandan and Sindhu. Shilpa’s Sweethearts..

Sujay was all set and he looked amazing. Sujay was taken to a temple for a small Pooja.

He he!! dude don’t kill us with those looks :D. Shilpa you might want to frame this 😉

The moment was set with the couple arriving at the mantap, the priests reciting slokas and the wedding instruments were being played.

We were always fascinated by this  phrase ” A picture is worth a thousand words”. This picture has so much to say.

Shilpa’s dad was all set for the kanya daana.

“Nadaswara”, says the priest. And the time had arrived for Sujay and Shilpa to get bonded :).

And  again this pictures says a thousand words

We love the way Sujay’s mom held Shilpa’S hand through the Mangalya dharane.

Checkout Shilpa’s expression in this picture. Oh man she looks very very happy 🙂 .

and then there was showers of blessings…

Sujay’s mom welcomes Shilpa to the family. Checkout Sujay’s happiness…

And guess who was there to bless Sushi, Mr. and Mrs. Eshwarappa .

AAh !! here comes the fun part of the rituals where both the bride and the groom shower colored rice on each other – “The Akki Dhare ceremony”.

Sujay made sure Shilpa was comfortable while helping her with the toe ring – yet another ritual that symbolizes her to be his lady from this day forth.

Shouldn’t Shilpa be looking at the Arundhati nakshatra :-p

Post marriage there was a grand reception at Bangalore.

Doesn’t this picture vividly resonate Amithab and Jaya Bachchan?

Here, we have used Bokeh to get some pictures.

This pic was taken during the premiere of the “Sushi Movie” at the dinner function. The hooting and howling provided the right bait for a photographer’s catch!

And they lived happily ever after <3 <3 <3.

We had a whale of a time shooting Shilpa and Sujay. Wishing Sushi all the success, health, wealth and happiness .

-Team Melanged.

Shilpa and Sujay Outdoor Shoot

Sujay and Shilpa 🙂

The first thing you will notice about Shilpa is her is her beautiful, long hair. So naturally,the first question I threw at her had to be this: In Lambe Reshmi Baalon ka Raaz kya hai!! :-p. Shilpa is supremely adorable. All you have to do is just call out, Shilpa !

Very softly,she replies back, Enu?(What).

Just to let you know,she didn’t share the secret of her long hair with me !

Sujay,on the other hand happened to be my senior in college and he was  one of those nicey-nice seniors who never ragged any junior :-p

Note:All details given above are entirely fictitious ;-).

The location for this outdoor shoot happened to be the famous Fort of Chitradurga . We were super excited that the shoot was going to take place at a place of much historical importance to the state of Karnataka.

For those who dont know much about it,the fort of Chitradurga lies in the midst of a valley formed by the Vedavati river.The Tungabhadra river flows to the north-west of the fort.
The Fort was built in stages between the 10th and 18th centuries by the dynastic rulers of the region, including the Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas and Hoysalas as well as the Nayakas of Chitradurga, feudal lords in the Vijayanagar Empire. The Nayakas of Chitradurga, or Palegar Nayakas, were most responsible for the expansion of the fort between the 15th and 18th centuries. They were defeated by Hyder Ali at Chitradurga in 1779,after which the fort was expanded and strengthened by himself and his son Tippu Sultan,who succeeded Madakari Nayaka V, the last ruler of the Nayaka clan.(Courtesy: Wikipedia)

Sujay and Shilpa were already at the fort when we arrived at Chitradurga. We were escorted by (from the left) Arjun alias Chetta, Hemanth alias Hal and Umesh alias Sappy to the fort.

These guys are so much fun and completely honest folks. The drive was so much fun with Umesh’s hunger’s mock display and the exchange of lots of old college memories . BTW for all the single girls reading this post, these three young , Sweet, Charming gentlemen are Single and ready to mingle(according to information given by them ) 😀 😀 .

We were all set and when we say action, this is what we get 😀 😀

Checkout the next picture. Just too much shy is coming . All Sujay said was,Shilpa !! And she bends her head,trying hard to control her laughter 😀

It was little Sunny and Shilpa raised her Umbrella a bit more to accomodate Sujay in it.What looouuuvveee i say!

Our loitering around a bit paid off when found a seemingly-interesting tree to work with. Just made the two of them sit and walked away a couple of steps and guess what we caught through our Lens !!

“Must check” – Shilpa’s reaction.She responds to external touch via known/unknown sources just the way I do!(I find them all ticklish!) . He he he! Take a look at her reaction just once more. We call it, response to Sujay’s touch :p

Since we were at the fort, we decided on Sujay to be the king, Shilpa to be the queen and the three gentlemen to enact as soldiers . We asked Hemanth, Chetta, Umesh to walk behind the king and queen. Initially they all agreed and proceeded as per plan.

Immediately after this Umesh said, Dei nammala vecchittu comedy panndra da indha photographers.(hey,these photographers are just messing around with us!) Check the next three images 😀 Hilarious, and all of them are trying to hide from the Third Eye!

It starts off with Hemanth hiding behind Sujay(Sorry mate!You are not completely hidden behind him..you’re way too tall! :P)

There hides Chetta(well not fully hidden,but a very good attempt,nevertheless).

Umesh’s turn now.Mission accomplished,Umesh!

Have you noticed that Shilpa’s hands always find their way into Sujay’s Hand,subtly hinting to us that he belongs to her and her alone??

Question time: Why do you think Shilpa is looking at Sujay?

Sujay picked up a blade of Grass and started writing on Shilpa’s palm, which was supposedly something about how he is going to take care of her, how much he will Love Shilpa. He is extremely romantic and once he is done, Shilpa goes all shy.

We stood far away for the next image and caught the love birds snuggling upto each other.

Oops!Busted! 😀

They were caught yet again,and the burst out laughing,yet again! 🙂

And Shilpa seeks for Sujay to be around her, yet again!

And the Boys !

Checkout Chetta’s expression in this one! Totally sweet na!

This is where we get a little lost for words..There is something about the sunlight,those bright red coral rings,and the way their hands rest upon each other’s..

And…they walked into the sunset..(wish we could say that,but they’re actually walking towards the rocks..) 😛

Suddenly remembered The Carpenters here..

“I’m on the top of the world lookin’ down on creation
And the only explanation I can find
Is the love that I’ve found ever since you’ve been around
Your love’s put me at the top of the world”

And,he tried sweeping her off her feet(which we are very sure of,has already been done before!)

And,he succeeded! 🙂

A picture taken at the fifth entrance leading to the fort. Love the setting completely.

If anyone can remember, doesn’t it look a little bit like Humayun ka Maqbara in Delhi where”Bolna halke halke” was shot?Just the step part..

We decided to infuse a little bit of the King of Romances(read: SRK) style.

While Sujay was still contemplating,there was a very soothing breeze which blew,making it the perfect Kuch Kuch Hota Hai moment!:D

Shilpa looks totally pretty in this one. This was clicked when Sujay called out to Shilpa and she said, yenu(what) and blushed,in her usual style !

That is Shilpa admiring Sujay when he laughs..Awww! <3 <3 <3

There were lovely remains of the windows at some part of the fort.And that is where these were clicked. Wonder what made the architects design windows which could fit one entire person in it (looks like elopement cases were the order of the day back then!) 😛

Peekaaa-Booooooo

Always wanted to take this kind of a shot. Sunset, Stone walls of an ancient Fort and a lovely couple are just the perfect ingredients for a perfect click.

After this one, we took a break and had some yummy food. On our way back,we decided to go some place near a windmill for some golden light. On the way to the windmill we found this very interesting place. The moment we looked at it,we knew we had to try and replicate “Tujhe dekha toh yeh jaana sanam”(Of course,those were mustard flowers and these are sunflowers…but who cares!the flowers are yellow!!).Oh yes, we worship SRK !

By the time we reached the windmill, it was post dusk.Hence, we decided to use the Car headlights :-). And guess what came up!Inflated love,two hearts full 🙂

Ending this post with our favorite photo. Loved the “Shadows”, Sujay and Shilpa 😀

We had a whale of time shooting Shilpa and Sujay. We will return very soon with their wedding pictures.

So long for now.

–Team Melanged