It’s no longer a wedding celebration until it’s been whetted and inspired by Instagram, complete with hashtags, filters, Insta-stories, bookmarks, and screenshots. Welcome to new-age weddings, where everything you need to know to plan your festivities is up on social media. Choosing a wedding vendor based on their Instagram following and pictures is a well-known strategy, one that helps figure out the style, inherent ethos of the brand, and ultimately, the quality of work. That’s why we decided to give you a glimpse into the world that is wedding photography, with our pick of the best, Instagram-inspiring talent.
There’s no celebrity wedding that Radhik has not been a part of. He is the the first Indian and the 57th photographer on Sony’s Global Imaging Ambassador program, alongside other accolades like winning the International Photography Awards 2015, Weddings category. This self-taught photographer has shot some of the biggest celebrity weddings, from Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas’s nuptials to Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli Italian celebrations. His USP is images that are rooted in reality, are beautifully lit, and incredibly sophisticated.
With names like Laxmi Niwas Mittal, Hema Malini, KP Singh, and Prithvi Jindal on the roster, it’s hard not to be impressed by this company run by Jain brothers, Badal and Raja. Hailing from Jaipur, the duo provide a customised service exclusively for weddings. The firm does more than 35 weddings in a year, provides filmmaking services, and even creates coffee-table books that bring out the choicest moments of the celebrations.
Founded by Delhi-based photography enthusiasts Lakhbir Singh and Sundeep Singh in 2011, DotDusk studios has won accolades and awards for their cinematic flair. Perfect for luxury destination weddings, this duo has even made short feature films, and keep their style minimalist and classic.
Founded by Aayushi Sachdeva and Kanishka Sonthalia, The Wedding Salad went from candid photography to larger-than-life weddings, save-the-dates, pre-bridal shoots, engagement photography, pre-and-post wedding shoots, traditional photography, as well as customisable albums. This collaborative photo venture has shot and created timeless memories for more than 75 weddings. They are perfect for intimate, effortless, fun weddings.
Cupcake Productions, by husband-wife duo Shruti Khanna and Jayant Chhabra, is perfect for destination weddings. Their imagery is simple and filled with promise, the kind of photography that is both candid and classic. The award-winning wedding photography and filmmaking studio has shot beautiful soirees all over the world, including Italy and Muscat. The most compelling of all of their work are their picturesque drone shots.