A NEW ADDRESS

Hi Guys !

It’s been quite a lull around here for past few months. But I promise this post comes with a good news : )

Serendipity has moved to a new address. It’s more personal and so much more for you and not just photos. However, I love WordPress and my blog here (since it’s my first home on the web) so I will keep this space for an exciting new personal project in the pipeline : )

Serendipity by Anushree Gavas

So head up to the new place for SERENDIPITY  and I would love to hear how do you guys love/not so much love the new look : )

BLACK AND WHITE

One day I really wish to document a wedding in only black and white and possibly on Ilford : )

But meanwhile here are some other black and white images.

shimla timesDaisy and Nikhil’s wedding venue, Shimla. February 2015.

And amidst the beautiful Shimla hills I met Kismet of The Unreal Bride

It was rather a beautiful surprise that the couple booked us both seperatly : ) And it was nothing but such a joy working with her. I hope to bump into her more often !

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Also met Mehlum on his yet another trip to India. We went wandering about on the streets on Bombay and took these few pictures of him.

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These pictures are taken by Nikon 50mm 1.2 which is a manual focus lens. And I am absolutely in love with it !

It was my second time shooting with Nikon and I might just be tipping towards it, just like Ram Balmur who recently switched his whole Canon equipment to Nikon. I think I will follow suit sometime : ) Though I still have to do my homework for it.

Mehlum

We met again at Banganga and here is the set of images he took of me on his Tumblr page.

I haven’t been posting much of wedding work here but I am behind editing 8 weddings and so many many more updates.

Next post will be a glimpse of the beautiful couples I got to meet.

Also I have been working on a brand ideology for “Serendipity” and also possibly a new look for the blog. But I am too attached to the current layout so you guys can help me make a decision.

Till then, love!

A WEDDING LIKE NO OTHER

One fine day I get a very sweet mail request from this boy for couple portraits. And we go back and forth on it but the schedules don’t match and a lot other things and it finally didn’t work out.
Fast forward to last month ( one year later ). I get another mail from the same boy asking if I would be available to document their wedding.
It is nothing but humbling when people world over connect to you because they like your work and keep coming back!
 It is a wedding like no other because the couple is so effervescent and full of life and it was such an unusually beautiful wedding day for me.

Showcasing Part I

Court Nuptials.

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Location : Lakme Salon, Andheri

This is the second court wedding that I have shot. And the spaces are quite interesting, edgy but make a beautiful backdrop.

The long wait at Bandra Court.

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Just 5 close friends attending the wedding including Nikhil’s mother.

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The Registrar was quite happy to see this picture.

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The vow. Signed. Sealed. Delivered.

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signing in together

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all together

We then moved to Sun & Sand for celebratory lunch and wine!

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Shohini, she is my favourite bridesmaid I have ever met!  She also did an impromptu performance by singing Ambarsariya for us and also got an applause from the people at the restaurant : )
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The comedians of the house !

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And I can’t wait to shoot the part II of their wedding. And I am meeting none other than Kismet, woohoo!

On another note, two weddings amidst the hills and I am excited!

Love!

HARMONY IN GREYSCALE

It’s always been a black and white image that has held my attention for the longest.

It is something about the monotones that intrigue me always. 

Always.

The next is minimalism in a frame.

I like that it leaves some room for me to make my own meaning to it.

I recently came across some brilliant strokes by artist Tasneem Amiruddin and I am happy to call her my friend. I am taking the liberty to publish her work here without speaking to her only because it is in good faith and her work has inspired me so much. It is classic !


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I feel I have grown as a photographer in terms of my aesthetic sense.

It is moving more towards minimalism, black and white and more natural looking.

Tasneem, thank you so much again for inspiring me : )

Love !

FROM FARAWAY LANDS

It’s quite thrilling that people look at your work and appreciate and want you to be documenting their special day. And all of this is even more exciting when the couple is from faraway lands : ) I really did not presume the reachability of my blog : )

Jay & Arati were quite sweet in asking if I could be there for their wedding day. But as that was not possible we just decided to meet when they were going to be in Bombay.

We met and took some pictures !

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I will shoot only black and white images at any given opportunity and here it was !

Jay & Arati got married last week so wishing them a wonderful togetherness !

Love !

BRIGHTER THAN SUNSHINE

I need to confess that I honestly did nothing in this photo-session. But just got lucky by being there and witnessing this utterly gorgeous family!

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We took a few pictures in the nearby garden and thought of resting a little bit and return back in sometime. I went up to their house and the light was so so beautiful that I thought of continuing the photo-session.

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This happens to be my favourite picture of the little boy and his mother! And it had to be in black and white !

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These two make for a gorgeous looking couple!

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and so much in love : )

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I love being in love and photographing people in love !

HAPPY LITTLE BOY

Nishka found my blog as she herself is regular at blogging scene. She contacted me sometime back when she was in Dubai.

After months of keeping in touch and going to and fro on dates we finally freezed on Anay’s birthday for the family session. And luckily they were going to be in Bombay then!

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Anay has the most charming smile I have seen, isn’t he a darling!

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Windows happen to be my favourite spot to shoot! Since I am not too fond of artificial lighting, I make best use of the gorgeous big window lights!

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I wish Anay and his family a lifetime of happy smiles!
And stay tuned for some more family sessions + gorgeous couples on the blog!

Love!