This is one of those rare scenarios where the idea came along before the couple did. Simeon of VIVIDA had to re-sketch some of the sketches to fit the couple’s story. It definitely took a lot of effort and time, from scouting the right space to styling and shooting. From a technical aspect, it was challenging as well to get the perfect lighting and right expression, but this is when you need to understand that quality is more important than quantity. Conceptual bridal shoots are like trailers, creating just enough curiosity for others to ask you more about your story.
Simeon: “Though the pre-production was very tough, this was an unbelievably fun shoot. I definitely believe that the success of any shoot depends on the preparation.
“I had a concept bouncing around in my head. It was sitting in my sketchpad. When I met Lalita and Nikesh a couple of months later over dinner, the subject of their engagement shoot came up. Lalita originally wanted something alternative, different and almost gothic. I wanted to do something different. I showed them my sketch and they liked it, though the subject needed to be re-scripted to fit their story.”
The concept: “Sometimes you have to just seize the opportunity. Take who or what you want, despite the seeming restrictions from friends, family, or a past that can act as an obstacle. Tied. Unavailable. Restricted. However, wanting to be released.”