Sneha & Dhruva – A Kanpur Wedding Story

Sneha and Dhruva’s story goes back to the college days where the days went with being together and late nights for sorting the fights between them 🙂 Both being great friends and the members of Saurabh‘s gang, were miles apart in nature. But still, love found its way like it always does. The moment their wedding date got finalized, I was called to photograph their journey and story from Delhi to Kanpur. Both being friends of Saurabh & Deeksha, I wasn’t asked, but informed that I’m shooting their wedding 😛 And I obliged!

Let me take you to Sneha’s home in Kanpur where I was pretty excited, seeing the environment and the energy that surrounded her morning rituals. This is as simple and emotionally colorful as it can get!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After everyone was done with the initial rituals, Sneha was supposed to be taken to the nearby temple. If you haven’t been to Kanpur and especially in the streets of the town, you wouldn’t know that they are actually very emaciated. That said, there were numerous shops all around with kids running all over the street. That made me excited about the photo-making possibilites there.


 

 

 

And while they were moving forward, I was actually moving backwards, photographing them. While I have mastered the art of making photographs walking in opposite direction over the years, the streets of Kanpur were a challenge. However, the colors, the patterns and the opportunities around seemed endless to my eyes!


 

 

One school kid slipped through 😛


 

 

 

 

And this being probably the most interesting rituals ever, Sneha’s brother was to pour water on her head through the pictured arrangement. Now I’m not sure what exactly that signified but I saw the childhood revenges getting justified 😛


 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneha’s brother probably went a little over the board and wanted to finish it off by pouring all the water. Everyone else was trying to stop him though 😀


 

 

 

And it was time for some portraits! I couldn’t have missed taking the portraits among the interesting streets, colors, patterns of this beautiful bride to be!


 

 

 

 

 

 

The afternoon ended with the lunch and now it was time for the wedding. I arrived at the venue much before time since I wanted to shoot Dhruva’s enthusiasm from the very beginning!


 

 

 

 

And it all started when the friendly gang arrived!


 

 

 

 

 

 

Not sure about everyone else, but the band-lead was sure having a great time 😛


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part dance, part madness!


 

 

I seem to have some weird special relationship with rain. A minute before everything was fine and a second after, it started pouring. However, that didn’t’ deter these guys even a bit from dancing in their best friend’s wedding!


 

 

 

 

 

Saurabh is returning the favor from his own wedding!


 

And amidst all the rain, chaos and madness, Sneha arrived.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wish I could’ve put sound in this picture 😀


 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And that was Sneha & Dhruva’s wedding from Kanpur. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to cover the full wedding because of the delays and the fact that all their friends and I had return tickets booked from there but nevertheless, I enjoyed every bit of their wedding & tried to put all the love and emotions I felt there in these photographs. Thank You, Dhruva and Sneha for letting me be a part of your wedding! Ending the post with Ria’s photograph which was the last one I made, just before stepping out of the train at New Delhi 🙂


  • Munendra Gangwar

    This is so simple and so awesome piece of work that I can’t get enough of it. Have seen each photo of this post many times and still want more. I’ve graduated from Kanpur and the city has very precious four years of my life. This connection makes it even more beautiful.

    Kudos!!

    ~ Munendra Gangwar

    P.S. I am facing login issues and hence forced to post as guest.

    • Thank You Munendra for the kind words. As they say, simplicity is the utmost complexity 🙂
      Glad you liked the story. This indeed was a simple and special one!

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