It was just perfect timing when Jin and Atul from Singapore emailed me about doing a pre-wedding photo shoot in Munnar, Kerala, India.  I was actually booked to shoot a two week Yoga and Nutrition tour in Southern Kerala at the same time (pics to follow soon) so it was quite easy for me to make the short trip to meet them in the beautiful Tea Country region of Kerala.

Lush and green, crisp and clean,  Tea Country called Munnar is a popular weekend getaway destination for people to escape the heat of much of India. However it was very close to Monsoon season, and unpredictable weather.  We met and Jin looked beautiful in her Red wedding Saree.  So we were off to the shoot. Within 10 minutes in the car the clouds got very dark moving quickly towards us we figured we would not have much time till the rains! As Jin was planning to wear her Saree for her wedding in Singapore we could not risk it getting wet! We started shooting and within 5 minutes it started to pour!  Luckily I was able to meet up with them in the early AM and we set of once again to continue with our shoot! This time Jin wore a beautiful custom made orange and teal traditional Chinese dress.  We had fun roaming through the lush green hills of Munnar,  thankfully the monsoons held off. Here’s a few of my favorite pics from the shoot….

It was just perfect timing when Jin and Atul from Singapore emailed me about doing a pre-wedding photo shoot in Munnar, Kerala, India.

    Nothing is quite as spectacular as a wedding at City Palace in Jaipur.

    The stage was set, and the characters were in place to welcome the Bride and Groom.

    The Baraat, is the grooms procession, sometimes on an elephant, this time it was a small herd of horses.

    Then came the beautiful bride escorted by her parents. You can see the anticipation on her face in the photos.

    There is so much vibrant colors, music, and festivities, the event’s went on till the wee ours of the morning.

    If you ever have the chance to experience a wedding at city Palace in Jaipur, you will not regret it!

    A wedding at city palace in Jaipur

      2014 was an epic year for Katha Images.  We are so grateful that we were able to fulfill our passions for Travel, South Asian Culture, and Photography, and create beautiful images for our clients Indian destination weddings in some of the most amazing locations.

      2014 started off with a beautiful Multi-cultural wedding at the Taj West end in Bangalore, followed by our second wedding in Lush Sri Lanka! We loved Sri Lanka so much and were thrilled to go back again for Neeraja and Ram’s wedding in Colombo! The next stamp in our passport was New York City for Rahul and Shweta’s Hindu wedding.  The month of July brought us to Canada’s Wine Country, Niagara on the Lake for a gorgeous Green wedding!  August we were  back in the US for a stunning multi-day Bengali and Punjabi Wedding in Chicago!  We then headed back to Canada for a four day South Indian and Gujarati mixed wedding in Toronto with some stunning outfits worn by the bride Abhira which she designed herself! Then with just a day to rest we were on a flight back to India for a gorgeous wedding at Samode Palace in Jaipur.  The bride and groom had come from Malaysia with most of their family and friends also making the trip abroad!  We then had a bit of down time to catch up on our editing before the busy season in India went into full swing!  December was a busy month also with a simple but beautiful wedding in Mantralayam (a small temple town in rural India), followed by a wedding in Kolkata and we finished of the year with an engagement party in Kochi! We will be posting these images in the next little while.

      We are so grateful to our clients all over the world for putting their trust in our vision!

      We hope 2015 is a fabulous year for you all. May it bring Peace, Love and new beginnings!
      Here’s a slideshow of some of our favorite moments from 2014!


      Bengali and Punjabi Indian destination wedding in Chicago
      Bengali and Punjabi wedding in Chicago

      If your looking for a Candid Wedding Photographer for your Indian destination weddings or mixed culture,  we LOVE to travel and would be thrilled to talk to you about your events!

      Do send us a message from our Contact Link at the top of this page!

        I have been shooting Indian Weddings for about 15 years now. Even though the concept of a candid Wedding photographer in India is still something fairly new.  I have been fortunate to photograph in some most beautiful locations in India from the Palaces of Jaipur and Udaipur, to the big Farm weddings in Delhi, to a simple affair on the backwaters of Kerala. or a beach wedding in Goa. It is always nice to shoot in a beautiful venue with stunning Decor! But it is not in my opinion what makes for a great wedding to shoot!  For me the key element that makes all these weddings so special to photograph is the human connection! Capturing those fleeting moments, and heartfelt emotions are what make shooting weddings such a privilege for me!

        Sagar and Pooja invited me to photograph their wedding in Mantralayam, a very small rural town in Andra Pradesh, famous for it’s holy presence of the Vrindavana. A two hour flight from Kerala to Hyderabad, followed by a 5 hour car ride through some beautiful rural villages really made me appreciate the simple lifestyle, and gave me even more appreciation for these simple low key weddings! India is truly a diverse Country with some beautiful customs I have been very fortunate to get an inside ticket to witness such special occasions!

        Congratulations Sagar and Pooja!

        Wishing you both a happy and blissful life together!


        Candid Wedding Photographer in India

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          Christina and Ben celebrated three days of festivities for their wedding at Samode Palace in Jaipur.  They came from Malaysia as did many of their family and friends, and I was invited to come and document all the fun.

          However it was a little more “fun” than I bargained for. On the morning of the big day I was having breakfast on the terrace restaurant in the Palace. I was warned by staff not to sit out side. “monkey problem” they said. I saw the cutest little pair of Grey Langur Monkeys playing, I thought, what Monkey Problem? Boy was I wrong! Five minutes later out of nowhere appeared the big daddy of the Tribe! He was huge, and fierce, and fearless! (About twice the size as the one  you will see in the slideshow chowing down on the wedding Decor!)  Within a  matter of seconds he was up on my table. I jumped back out of his way, I only time to grab my Iphone.  My Camera was on the table ready to shoot after breakfast!  He picks up the Camera by the strap! I thought OMG! Maybe he wanted to shoot the wedding? ;>)  He really wanted my food.  He would not back down, snarling his teeth at me. By this time all the wedding guests having their breakfast safely inside! Jumped up to come to the window and watch the drama! I was you could say a little terrified!  Finally a waiter came out and threw a chair at the menacing monkey and my camera was left unharmed, but the photographer a little shaken! LOL!

          Well I think the pics turned out ok regardless!

          Ben and Christina were a stunning couple, and I really enjoyed being a part of your beautiful wedding at Samode Palace!

          (Except for breakfast! ;>))

          A wedding at Samode Palace
          A Wedding at Samode Palace in Jaipur
          Samode Palace wedding


          • December 18, 2014 - 2:18 pm

            Garima Singh - Awesome and Nice Photoshoots by You…
            Thanks for sharing such information.

          • December 22, 2014 - 3:44 pm

            Ambika Nanda - Nice images.SAMODE PALACE JAIPUR really amazing place

          • March 8, 2015 - 12:24 am

            Andrew - Thank you Ambika

          • March 8, 2015 - 12:25 am

            Andrew - Thank you Garima!