Kairos Photo and Film are Wedding Photographers and Wedding Cinematographers who have bases in Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. They’re professionally trained in film making, something that is apparent in their unique style of making videos and their story-telling style of photography. Kairos Photo and Film was started in 2014, by 4 film graduates from L.V. Prasad Film and TV Academy: Shyam, Sandeep, Juhi and Xavier. Capturing that special moment when lives change is their greatest passion and they can’t wait to be there on your special day, so if you’re looking to inject some fun in your wedding photos, don’t look beyond Kairos.
How did you start out?
Kairos is jointly run by 4 film graduates, so the thought of documenting weddings as a wonderful story, came to us naturally. It all started when we shot a classmate’s brother’s wedding: a CRAZY but breathtakingly beautiful wedding in Goa. After 2 days of continuous partying and celebration, we came back to the room and decided: This was it. THIS was what we enjoyed doing beyond everything else. 🙂
What do you love about shooting weddings?
Honestly, we’re addicted to happiness. And capturing all that joy in a photo or a film gives us such a kick that we can do it forever! Getting to know SO many people personally, capturing candid moments during the wedding, and finally building together a real life love story are some of the perks in our job. And we love it. 😀
Which is your favourite wedding ritual to shoot?
Well, it has to be the maalai ceremony, where the bride and groom are lifted, and have to somehow garland each other. It’s great fun because both of them are dodging and the people carrying them are running too. And in the midst of all this, you as a photographer, have to somehow find a good angle and join in all the confusion. Getting a good shot of the thali ceremony requires planning, but getting a good shot of the maalai ceremony requires extreme presence of mind and skill.
A close second, is the make-up ceremony for the bride. It’s not really a ‘ritual’, but we love it because its extremely personal. In a South Indian wedding, this usually happens at about 4 in the morning and usually, no one is around except for close family. This is the first time the bride sees herself in all her glory, and this is also sometimes the only time the family spends time with her before the main rituals start and everyone gets busy. A simple gesture from her mother adjusting her headpiece, or the dad looking at his once little daughter in the mirror, can make our day.
Which is the favourite wedding you have shot so far?
Gahh! You can’t make us do this! It’s really impossible to pick a single wedding because there’s something that we’ve loved from every wedding! Whether it is the rather philosophical insights from a 17 year old at Priyanka and Viggys, or the awesome paati who simply wouldn’t get off the dance floor at Madhurya and Srikanth’s! We personally love to shoot destination weddings though, because that’s when the families are more relaxed and free to enjoy the moment more.