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!

Enjoy!

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!

     

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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!

      A blending of Indian traditions and high style, make for a beautiful wedding in Toronto.

      I met Abhira and Malay last fall, one year before their Indian wedding in Toronto, for a fall theme shoot, I also covered their engagement ceremony.  I could tell when I met them that they were going to have a beautiful wedding. When Abhira told she was going to be designing her wedding outfits I knew it would be high style all the way.  it was a blending of both cultures; South India meets North India, Abhira’s family roots are from Sri Lanka and South India, while Malay’s family is from Gujarat.  What really made the wedding special for me to photograph was the close knit family bonds I witnessed at their engagement party.  I knew it would be an event full of not only stunning decor, and beautiful fashions, but also an event filled with emotional moments.  These are the elements that make shooting weddings so satisfying.

      I must also give a special shout out to my associate Yianni, who helped capture some of the images your about to see!

      Enjoy the preview!

      A beautiful Indian Wedding in Toronto

       

      • December 18, 2014 - 2:16 pm

        Saneesh Sukumaran - Really Very Nice shots by you…..Amazing Clicks..

      • December 22, 2014 - 11:29 am

        Manish - Awesome..!! such a beautiful snaps these are, i just loved it completely. Very nice

        Thanks!!

      • March 8, 2015 - 12:25 am

        Andrew - Thanks Saneesh!

      Godhuli and Suraj’s Indian wedding in Chicago was a colorful event as Indian weddings often are!

      Friends and Family from all over the US, Canada, and India gathered in Chicago for a festive weekend of laughter. love, and Joyous celebration.

      A mixing of cultures; Punjabi and Bengali, made for some wonderful photo ops. You will notice Suraj wearing both Punjabi Turban and the traditional Bengali

      Hat, so ornate and beautiful! He somehow managed to keep them both on, a daunting task!

      I was thrilled and honored to be a part of their beautiful day!

      Congratulations to you both, wishing you a happy long life together!

      Indian Wedding in Chicago