The couple, Pallavi and Sandeep, contacted me for their wedding in Pune, about 2 to 3 months in advance. In fact if I remember correctly it was Pallavi who called me up and got the idea of services, pricing etc. I sent her the quote and we fixed up the meeting at Starbucks, Seasons Mall, Pune. Sandeep, who is a car enthusiast, was in US at that time. Pallavi was working with a IT company in Pune. Our meeting was quite fruitful. She frankly brief me about how they are planning the wedding and the story about how they met. She went down the memory lane, how they dated, where they dated. How their relationship had grown over the years. I could clearly see the two different personalities but still deeply in love. As we sipped our coffee, our conversation involved many topics not just limited to weddings or wedding photography. I suggested Pallavi that they should go for pre wedding shoot as well to capture some romantic moment. She liked the idea of pre wedding shoot and how we generally execute. It sounded fun and adventure to her. Anyone could see the excitement on her face. Later that day she called up Sandeep and floated the idea. Sandeep liked it too.
Sandeep was coming to Pune around 3 weeks before the wedding. So they decided to do the shoot a week before the wedding. Over the next few calls we discussed about various possible prewedding locations in Pune and which one would suit best. From style of dresses to color of dresses and accessories. We gone through each and everything. Finally we shortlisted the location. They decided to do the prewedding shoot at Oxford Golf Resort in Pune. Before heading to Oxford, we did a small photoshoot at The Flour Works restaurant in Kalyani Nagar. This is the place where they came for the first date and many more. I have posted few pictures below from the prewedding shoot day. But do checkout complete set over here.
A week later came the wedding day, the wedding venue was Rohi Villa Palace, Koregaon Park, Pune. On our first call, I had informed Pallavi that we are already shooting a wedding in Pune on the same date but timings of Mahurat were different. But we have few team members available to shoot. She had already decided in her mind that no matter what she wanted us to shoot her wedding. There was little overlapping time with both the weddings. But I will join my team here in Rohi Villa once team one which included me finishes our work on first wedding. So as per our plan, the team A would start the work early morning on location A ( Sheraton ). And team B will start the work location B ( Rohi Villa ). When you know how good your candid photographers are, you can easily rely on them with independent wedding shoot. Although as promised I later joined them at Rohi Villa. Wedding rituals had just started when I joined my core team. We shot the wedding in the afternoon and wedding reception in the evening.
Maharashtrian Wedding At Rohi Villa Palace Pune – Navdeep Soni