We are back with the next entry in our clique of photographers. Based out of a city filled with culture and history – Meerut, our man here not only understands how important weddings are to us Indians but also how important and intrinsic the photographs are in a wedding.
So, pretty ladies, meet Arpit Rastogi from Arpit Rastogi Photography.
I stumbled upon Arpit’s photographs when I was scrolling down my facebook news feed. He had covered my friend’s – sister’s wedding. His pictures seem to contain this energy, happiness.. they kind of brought the pictures alive. That is where my partner (-in-crime) and I decided, ‘boss, this guy is definitely getting some space in our wedding book!’ but don’t go by our words, take a look at his work yourself.
A few words from Arpit himself before that..
Tell us something about yourself, Arpit.. “I am an engineer-turned-photographer”
Since when are you capturing weddings.. “My first stint was in March, 2011”
Tell us more about it.. “It was my friend’s wedding. This was before I started photography professionally; I was still with my ‘engineering’ job. But my clicks got amazing response on fb and I got the the push I needed to take up photography as a profession.”
Do you have a team.. “Nope, I am a one man army”
Then, along with candid, do you cover traditional photography as well? If not, how do you manage the studio photographers.. “Nope, I don’t cover traditional photography. The studio guys are very supportive.. in most cases. Exceptions are always there.”
You are in Meerut, any travel preferences for covering weddings.. “Yes, it is easier for me to cover weddings in and around Delhi, NCR, Chandigarh and Jaipur”
Tell us about the package you offer.. “I work on per-day basis; I provide 100 processed photographs and charge Rs. 20,000 for it”
What are the common myths that people have about candid photography.. “That they think of it as traditional photography”
Any tips for our beautiful brides from your side.. “Hire a good make-up artist”
Here is a teaser of his work…
His pictures are expressive!!! We would love to tell our story through ’em, wouldn’t you? Do check him out on his fb page here. And feel free to leave comments here 🙂