All of us have heard of the Big Fat Indian Wedding! Well, here’s the very first big wide (angle) Indian wedding made possible by the stylish and powerful Lumia 730 that features a high definition wide angle 5MP front camera to capture the big Indian families in one frame.
Wedding celebrations have always been counted as the most precious and special moments of one’s life and wedding photography has come a long way from becoming a tick mark in the wedding preparations to becoming an art and a specialization in itself.
And the evolution has been shaped by the adventurous spirit of today’s couples who are looking at capturing the unscripted moments of their lives in newer and more unique ways over the years.
Add to it the latest trend of taking and sharing Selfies and you are in for a whole new experience. Marrying the zeal of today’s modern couples with the latest social media phenomenon of Selfies, Tonk who works under the brand name, Think Tonk came up with yet another trending concept #SelfieShaadi.
Seeing couples taking selfies, Tonk decided to weave in selfies to wedding photography and ditched his DSLR to use the Lumia 730 to document the first ever wedding in selfies. The Lumia 730 which comes equipped with a wide angle 5 MP front camera became Tonk’s companion to shoot the wedding.
Think Tonk and Microsoft scripted the #SelfieShaadi concept, the first ever selfie wedding in India. #SelfieShaadi was conceptualized as an online contest that invited entries by soon-to-be-married couples to win a chance to play the protagonists in India’s 1st ever Selfie wedding.
The competition was won by the NCR-based couple Ankit and Prachi. Ankit Agarwal, employed at Landmark Group in United Arab Emirates, and his wife Prachi, a Fashion Designer, who tied the nuptial knot recently are excited about starring in the country’s first-of-its-kind #SelfieShaadi and are sharing their experience with their friends and family members on social media platforms.
According to Think Tonk, “I have always loved experimenting and trying something new with wedding photography. Capturing an entire wedding through selfies was an idea that I had been contemplating for some time considering the selfie trend but couldn’t find the right device to do justice to the ambitious idea. Fortunately, the Lumia 730 had all the features packed into one device that could turn my dream project into reality. Shooting with the Lumia 730 was a completely different experience. It was interesting to direct shots and get the couple and their families to take those selfies. It was a challenge to get the right shot but at the same time fun as everyone was thoroughly enjoying themselves and having a gala time.”
“It was really exciting and adventurous for both of us. Two days before our wedding we got this lovely surprise from Microsoft that we were the chosen couple for #SelfieShaadi. Truly, it was the best gift that we could have ever got on our big day,” exclaimed the couple.