Taj Mahal Pre Wedding Shoot
After an epic month of travels through India & Bangladesh I am delighted to share with you the Taj Mahal Pre Wedding Shoot with Aditi & Shreyans.
Although I have covered many weddings in India until now have not had the opportunity to shoot at the Taj Mahal for one reason or another it has not worked out, so when Aditi & Shreyans who are both from Indor agreed to fly out to Agra for the shoot it was an opportunity not be missed.
All I can say is that shooting at any Location in India is an experience, specially the Taj Mahal. Prior to arriving at the the Taj Mahal we contacted the archaeological centre of India who informed us that no permission was required to shoot at the Taj Mahal provided we did not shoot video. They conveniently forgot to mention you cannot use any tripods, stands or external lights. Off course we had the full kit with ProfotoB1,soft boxes, stands all ready to go but ended up using just the off camera canon flash.
The shoot was split over two days, the first day the aim was to capture the Taj Mahal at sunset so we set out to shoot at locations surrounding the Taj Mahal. After some research (mainly watching Bollywood films) we decided to shoot at Mehtab Bagh which is a park on the opposite side of the Taj Mahal across the lake which has a clear view of the Taj Mahal.
The second day we decided to get up at 5am for a sunrise shoot, this time within the boundaries of the Taj Mahal. The early morning mist and the sun reflecting on the sparkly white marble of the Taj created a beautiful backdrop.
Finally I wanted to shoot from a slightly unusual perspective which was from the rooftops of a village on the other side of the Taj Mahal.
Thank you Aditi & Shreyans for taking the timeout form a hectic time in your lives to make this shoot happen. Special thanks to my wife for the hair, makeup and styling. Also a big thank you to our assistant in India Chandan Singh for his local knowledge and finding the location for the rooftop shoot.
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