In the present day, be it an outing or a ceremony, people click umpteen number of selfies and capture the memories of all those events.
Delhi-based wedding photographer, Vijay Tonk ( Think Tonk) wove this trend in wedding photography by coming up with a concept called #SelfieShaadi. He collaborated with Microsoft and conceptualised this idea as an online contest. Entries were sent by soon-to-be-married couples to win a chance to play the protagonists in India’s first ever selfie wedding. NCR-based couple, Ankit and Prachi were declared winners for this contest. Their excitement could not be contained. They said, “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.”
For their wedding, Tonk chose to use Microsoft Lumia 730. Its wide-angle 5 MP camera was sufficient to do justice to all their special moments. According to Think Tonk, “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.”