Pre-wedding shoots are one of the most important and cherished moments for a couple. Right from the location, to the details- like outfits, everything adds to the sweet memories.
The photographers, WeddingNama, have always done this in a unique way to make the experience memorable for the couple.
In the Photographer’s Words: The Idea
Kashmir is called Paradise on Earth for a good reason! It truly is so mesmerising that when the WeddingNama couple Kiran and Vipul wanted to shoot in snow, Gulmarg was the first choice! Everyone, specially the couple braved negative temperatures to do something that had never been done before. WeddingNama planned the shoot in February which turned out to be the coldest time of the year there. Upon reaching they discovered that it was the most snow Gulmarg had seen in over 35 years!
Imagine being completely surrounded by snow, trying to carry heavy equipment while trekking in the snow, and to top it up the couple was certain that they wanted to wear Indian clothes and not winter wear. The whole journey was a ride but it was one of the most beautiful rides for everyone present there.
Location: Srinagar and Gulmarg, Kashmir
Altitude: Around 9000 ft above sea level
Highest point of shoot: Apharwat Peak (13,780 ft)
Temperature: Ranging between -1 to -15 degrees
Days of Shoot: 3
In The Photographer’s Words: Photoshoot Challenges
Till the last moment it was undecided whether this shoot was a possibility. The most challenging shoot in terms of the weather conditions, every single person in the team suffered a fall and injured themselves at some point. The local people were very helpful to scout for locations. The team was carrying backups of everything starting from equipments to outfits. WeddingNama’s helicam sacrificed itself for this shoot but thankfully everything else magically fell into place.
It was a classic case of where there is a will, there is a way. They experienced everything starting from extreme snowfall to sunshine all in a span of three days. It was the perfect combination of a mad idea, a crazy couple in love, a stunning location, lots of snow, and of course the WeddingNama team.