Photo Tantra was started by us (Vinayak Das and Snigdha Sheel) in early 2009. We are perhaps the first husband and wife photographer’s team in India to start shooting Indian weddings in a more candid style. We both took up wedding photography because we thought it as the best way to experience what we love the most in life and about life and that is exploring new places, meeting new people,making new friends, lots of good food, lots of laughter and conversation.
We both come from very diferent backgrounds and are self taught. Vinayak has dabbled into everything like writing articles for Economic Times, being a radio jockey for Times FM, to a show co-ordinator for game shows for Sony and Zee Tv before movinhg into technology followed by photography.
We now live in New Delhi with our 2 kids and 3 dogs and are managing an enterprise which offers photography and cinematography service all over the world.
Over the years our team has grown bigger and in 2011 we started an offshoot Alpo Galpo Films which started making wedding films. Currently we are geared up to handle really big weddings which require multiple photographers and cinematographers as well as small intimate affairs which has only a photographers or two.
Currently Photo Tantra has a team of handpicked professionals who comprise the core photography and cinematography teams. We follow the same philosophy that Snigdha and I followed from Day 1.
Our photography style is a mix of photojournalism and glamour photography. We love to mix candid shots with fun posed shots. We love to shoot everything that happens in an around a wedding; be it the makeup, the family drama, the pranks, the hidden glances or public display of love. We love it all. And how do we do it? By making friends with the couple, their friends and their family, even their pets. It comes as no surprise when a couple wants their furry friends to be shot and put in the wedding album.
Cinematographers from our team focus on providing a touching wedding film which captures the true essence of the place, the couple and the event. The approach is a lot similar to our photo team in engaging as friends with the client and shooting the event unobtrusively.
Till date we have shot wedding spanning the whole of India. We have also shot destinations weddings in all the major locations in India and International weddings in 7 countries across 3 continents.
It was indeed humbling for the Photo Tantra team when we were named as one of the dream wedding photographers in India by Conde Naste Traveler.
Our work on candid wedding photography has been featured in many magazines including Marie Claire, Femina, Wedding Vows, Smart Photogrpahy, Indian Express, Bangalore Mirror, Brown Paper Bag, Wedding Sutra, Deccan Chronicle, The Telegraph to name a few.
We became the first wedding photographers from India whose images were featured in the People magazine (US edition March 2012). Our photo story of The Big Bang Theory star Kunal Nayyar and former Miss India Neha Kapoor’s wedding was featured as a multi page photo spread. Our work was subsequently published in the “Who” magazine in Australia.
PhotoTantra takes pride in being the wedding photographers for some of the leading industrialists, eminent lawyers and business houses in India.