People often long for love that is written about in novels or made movies out of. Legendary love that is inspiring, motivating and all good things, which gives you strength to overcome the tough times in life, something that makes you a better version of yourself.
We got lucky to come across and photograph a couple who is a living proof of such love. Welcome to the world of Smita & Viresh.
They were introduced formally but their love for music pulled them closer. Viresh, an engineer by the degree but his passion for music made him the first generation entrepreneur in his family. He has started the Soundmonk Stores & School of Music. Smita used to play the piano as a kid but left it midway, but after meeting Viresh, she had an urge to connect back with music, naturally Viresh encouraged her to do so! Together they’ve jammed at Hard Rock Cafe, here’s a glimpse of how their hearts struck a chord!
It was obvious for us to do a music based, for which we went to Viresh’s store a week before the shoot and brainstormed with the couple on how the pictures should be. We decided that we had to depict their real personalities as is, in the musical set up without making the pictures look cheesy and unnatural. We finalized on few music instruments and equipments for the shoot which finally took place in a secluded location (a friend’s farmhouse near Panvel), where one won’t expect a set up like this. The whole purpose of this was to show how they carry music wherever they go in their life as music is in their hearts. Their looks too were fine-tuned by Binal, our in-house stylist!
It’s not just music; they motivate each other to be fitter and focused in all aspects of their lives. Be it something as small as waking up early and making time for the gym in their otherwise very busy schedules. To depict this side of their relationship we chose some exercises which need a ‘gym-buddy’ and look how fun it turned out to be. Yet again, the outfits were picked up from their respective wardrobe to give it a real feel!
Even while working out, these guys looked so much in love, they just couldn’t take their eyes off of each other.
And while we were at it, a little puppy came along. (Wanting to be fit as well, we guess!)
Moving on, like every girl even Smita wanted some dreamy pictures, and that’s what we tried to capture in our next theme. All we did was dressed our couple in the classic combination of a suit and gown. The little lights and lamps helped us set the mood but it was their chemistry and ease with each other that took care of the rest! We ended up with some magical shots, as the couple looked so serenely sensual. While these pictures look so effortless, Binal did out in efforts and helped Smita with the hairstyle and the perfect hair accessory!
Over all, it was an extremely relaxed and fun shoot. Not once did the couple stress over if the pictures are tuning out to be fine or not, they had faith in us and did whatever the theme demanded them to do and the end results, well that’s in front of you! Let us know what you think.