Spotlight on Amrita Singh

1It’s no secret that we love Amrita Singh Photography. She has such a spectacular eye, managing to always capture the most beautiful shots in such an effortless way. We’ve been fortunate enough to work with Amrita on numerous occasions, and each time we are completely blown away when we see the photos. We asked her a couple of questions to get the inside scoop on the destination wedding photography experience as well as asked her to pick some of her favourite photos that she has taken at LUXE weddings over the years.

2 3 4 5What is your favourite destination location that you’ve shot at? 

I would have to say Mexico (so far!). There is something about the light in Mexico that I love, it tends to make images more dreamy and the sunset more vibrant! And the food is delicious so that always great too.

6 7 8 9 11Wedding photography trends are constantly changing and evolving – what are some of your favourite current/upcoming photography trends that work well for destination weddings?

I love the minimal style of photography that is becoming more and more popular. Simplicity is such a powerful tool and it really lends itself to creating a strong vocal point in a photograph.

10 12 13 14 15What questions should a wedding couple ask a photographer before hiring them for their destination wedding?

  • What is your primary style of shooting?
  • Will the images be colour corrected and edited?
  • What is included in your services? How many images will we receive?
  • What is your back-up process?
  • What kind of equipment do you use? Do you have backup equipment?
  • Have you ever shot a destination wedding before?

16 17 18 19 20Do you have any tips for destination wedding couples trying to plan their day-of photography schedule?

Allow time for a proper portrait session. This could be anywhere from  1-3 hours (or more if you plan on shooting off the resort). I always tell couples to think about which images they would want to frame on a wall and to allow time for those. And if your wedding day is packed, consider doing a day after portrait session of just the bride and groom. More time to play and less stress!

21 22 23 24 25How long after the wedding should destination couples expect to be receiving their photos?

I try to send out a sneak peak of wedding photos within a month of the wedding. A complete wedding can take anywhere from 1-6 months to be completed based on the season. It sounds like a long time, but each image is carefully edited by hand and a lot of work and care goes into creating the final product.

27 26 28 29 31What are some of your favourite memories or photos from the LUXE weddings you have shot?

I’ve had such amazing experiences working with Luxe. The couples I’ve had the chance to work with were incredibly warm and inviting. They all ended up making me feel like I was part of their group, which probably shows a bit in the photography.

Danielle & CurtisDanielle and Curtis: Their naturally cool demeanour and willingness to try new things in photography was a highlight. Their whole bridal party was willing to go into a jungle-looking part of the resort to ‘get the photo’. They were up for playing with pattern and naturally knew what to do in front of the camera. Their rooftop reception was so beautiful – there was a gorgeous sunset and full moon to end the night. I remember everyone standing on chairs to see fireworks in the distance.

Diana & RishieDiana and Rishie: Their 3 day wedding had an amazing mixture of cultural traditions. From the stunning mandap setup for the Hindu ceremony to the Greek pig dance at the reception, they blended it all beautifully. Their first look was also one of my personal favourites, they did one for both their Hindu ceremony and the Symbolic ceremony. They were both so excited to see each other and it was such a beautiful moment!

Sharan & VictorSharan and Victor: This was the most recent wedding and it was so beautiful. They both wanted to have a traditional Indian wedding ceremony in Mexico. From the stunning henna ceremony on the beach, to the fresh flowers hanging from above during the ceremony to the reception venue lined with thousands of lights – I think Luxe and them pulled it off so beautifully. They also brought an incredible energy to the photo taking process because of their light hearted nature and constant laughter.

352634 33 32What would be your dream destination to shoot?

Cuba or Rajasthan, India… I love the colour and architecture of both of these places. I feel like wedding photographs would be stunning in these locations!

3639373841Where are you travelling to next, either personally or professionally?

I’ve been dreaming up a trip to Sri Lanka and trying to make it happen sometime soon.

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