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Mr. and Mrs. Alpha

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Ladies and gentlemen, before we dive into another post, let me introduce you to Mr and Mrs Alpha.

Johnny, Lovell and Tulsi

Oh yes, good ‘ol Johnny and Tulsi. Thats the three of us at Daniel’s and Rebyl’s wedding, a few months back during my rabbi days.

Now for some more context. Johnny was baptized “Alpha Male” while on our legendary trips to the Himalayas. Not only because he used to take all the decisions and resolve any conflicts. But also because he was the eldest of the lot. Hence came the name “Alpha Male”. Now Alpha Male went on to marry Tulsi, who by default became Alpha Female and has since gained the respect of all members of the pride.

Recently, a bunch of us headed off to Hampi for a weekend filled with a packed agenda of doing absolutely nothing. One fine sunny afternoon, while all the other animals were lazing around catching a quick nap, Mr and Mrs Alpha were found fooling around.

Alpha female tried to distract Aplha male.

Mr. & Mrs. Alpha

But he was too busy playing with PowerShot.

Mr. & Mrs. Alpha

But then everything fell into place. And Alpha male went, snap!

Mr. & Mrs. Alpha

Snap!

Mr. & Mrs. Alpha

Snap!

Mr. & Mrs. Alpha

And, snap!

Mr. & Mrs. Alpha

Alpha female was impressed.

Mr. & Mrs. Alpha

Knowing that she was being watched, she tried to conceal her identity.

Mr. & Mrs. Alpha

But Alpha male was not bothered a bit.

Mr. & Mrs. Alpha

I shall now leave you with the shy Alpha female and the dangerous, yet calm king of the pride.

Mr. & Mrs. Alpha

Mr. & Mrs. Alpha

Mr. & Mrs. Alpha

Mr. & Mrs. Alpha

Mr. & Mrs. Alpha

Mr. & Mrs. Alpha

Alpha male suddenly realized that he needed to document him and his Alpha female too. So there went another snap!

Mr. & Mrs. Alpha

And they lived happily ever after.

Mr. & Mrs. Alpha

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Written by Lovell D'souza

April 22nd, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Rebyl and Daniel – Behind the Scenes

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It all started on the 14th of December 2010. Our good friend Daniel Peddity aka Saniel aka Sanny Beta aka Peddity aka Peddity Bhai (the list goes on) was to marry his beautiful bride Rebyl Pinto. So it was! Off we were to the hide out. This is a short recollection of a little bit of what went on behind the scenes and got captured.

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First we needed a practice shot of what was to become Rebyl and Daniel. Thats our man sipping on some coke while he attacked his Mac D burger at the same time. Which reminds me, I did not get one. 😛

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And whats a groom if he isn’t well groomed. So off he was to clean up the mane. We did try to get him to take off the crazy side burn, but he was like, “No, Rebyl likes it”.

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Luckily on site was our very own Mukesh Mukhi. Taking calls, running around, and doing what he does best. That is, keeping himself busy.

Rebyl and Daniel - Behind the Scenes

The weapon of choice for the day was the Canon Rebel T2i. Yeah, I know I gotta upgrade to a full frame sometime soon. I’m on that, though it may take a while. If anyone knows anyone else who wants to gift me a Canon 5D Mark II, then you know where to find me.

Rebyl and Daniel - Behind the Scenes

Checklist. Check!

Rebyl and Daniel - Behind the Scenes

Then the boys got ready.

Rebyl and Daniel - Behind the Scenes

While the dude recording the video did his thing.

Rebyl and Daniel - Behind the Scenes

Time flew by. And then arrived the bride’s bouquet. It was heavy indeed. Must have weighed more than a kilo surely. I handed it over to Rebyl and she went, “This is heavy!”

Rebyl and Daniel - Behind the Scenes

And off we were for the ceremony. There were other photographers too. Who made sure that they were in the thick of action. I lurked in the background not wanting to disrupt the proceedings. Which reminds me, this is the only wedding which I made it to without having a bath! I wouldn’t have had a suit either. But thanks to my good friend’s John Paul, Mukesh Mukhi and Vignesh Anand my shoes and shirt somehow landed up in a car at the venue. Now how I landed up not having a bath is a whole different story. Lets blame the groom for that!

Now, now! Please draw your attention back to wedding.

Rebyl and Daniel - Behind the Scenes

The bride’s brother stood at a side watching his sister get into good hands.

Rebyl and Daniel - Behind the Scenes

The Pastor on the other hand was fooling around a lot. Popping into the frame while I tried to get some shots. This one is for you Pastor.

And then they were married. We headed off to a studio since the other photographer wanted to get some studio shots of the couple.

Rebyl and Daniel - Behind the Scenes

So off I was to the studio. Answering a number of calls asking why are the newly weds absconding while I watched the two of them indulge in some funny poses. I got a whole bunch of photos of this action. But I’ll share those sometime in the future.

Finally all that jazz was done. And off we were to the reception.

Rebyl and Daniel - Behind the Scenes

We had a few minutes to take some shots. This one went all wrong.

Rebyl and Daniel - Behind the Scenes

This is the best fail moment from the wedding. We just got out of the lift. All the guests was present at the reception waiting for the bride and groom. The lighting at the lift was perfect. The mirrored wall played well with the light, bouncing it all over the place. I went, “we gotta get a shot”. But some unknown folks were getting out of the other lift. Rebyl goes, “get those people to wait”. I look into the viewfinder and had a split second to decide whether I should get a shot of some strangers with the bride or me with the bride. I won.

Rebyl and Daniel - Behind the Scenes

The reception commenced. Got this photo of me clicking the couple thanks to Paul. And then the reception ended.

A bunch of us stayed back since it was Daniel’s birthday. We decided to sing for the groom.

Rebyl and Daniel - Behind the Scenes

So it was done.

Rebyl and Daniel - Behind the Scenes

Mr. Krupakar Peddity had some thoughts to share. I did not get any close to him. (Photo by Emmanuel Peddity)

Rebyl and Daniel - Behind the Scenes

And yes, I managed to get the couple to take their rings off. Woohoo, thats a first! And, Saniel Beta if you are reading this, I’m still waiting for the rings. Need those close up shots.

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And thats them. Mr and Mrs Peddity. And they lived happily ever after.

An yes here are some links that you would like to visit.
Rebyl and Daniel – The Engagement
Rebyl and Daniel – The Wedding Album
My ten favorite shots from the wedding

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January 28th, 2011 at 1:14 am

Kids Play

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And then I was at my cousin’s wedding. Running around like a moron clicking photos while no one was looking. Candid shots are the best! Luckily for me, the flower girl and the page boy were two real cute kids. The page boy, my cousin’s little boy. Yes, I have tons of cousins. And, I’m not really sure who the page girl was, but she was photogenic as ever!

The wedding mass was getting to us all. To me in particular. So off I went to the front of the church to find the two little kids having some fun time of their own.

Here is ‘Kids Play’.

Kids Play

Little Boy: Hey, you got such nice hands.

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Little Girl: Your hands are nice too.

Kids Play

Little Girl: And they are soft.

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Little Boy: But your hands are so pretty.

Kids Play

Little Boy: I like you other hand too.

Kids Play

Little Girl: Oh my God, you are so awesome.
Little Boy: Man, those hands!

Kids Play

Little Girl: Photographer, get some good shots!

Kids Play

Kids Play

Kids Play

Kids Play

Little Girl: Hey! Look!!!

Kids Play

Little Girl: Look! Look at that bird!
Little Boy: I’m just happy looking at you.

Kids Play

Little Girl: Oh, wait. Is he giving me that look?

Kids Play

And, muah!

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January 15th, 2011 at 11:56 pm

To Anantagiri Hills – Part 1

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The day started off pretty early. By early I mean, I had to wake up at 5.30 am. We had a team outing and Anantgiri hills, Vikarabad was the destination. We were supposed to take the bus along with the rest of the team, but then decided to hitch a ride with the man himself, Vivaik Baradwaaj in his new Volkswagen Polo.

The Start

And off we were! I had the pleasure of being the navigator, all because there is never enough place for fat guys on the back seat. But in my defense, I’m really good at navigating and reading Google Maps. Which of course, did come handy later that morning.

The Fog

More Fog

Even More Fog

A foggy morning it was. The visibility was very bad and we could hardly see a few meters up front. Our fate lied in the the hands of the ex – Air force guy at the drivers wheel. The roads were a complete mess bearing much resemblance to that of the moon’s surface. A couple of times the base of the car took a complete beating. But somehow we reached out destination in one piece.

Our Ride

The Company

We stopped at a temple. The man stepped out to survey the surrounding. I guess it is something you learn to do at the armed forces. We four on the other hand stood with the car, cracked some jokes and acted suspicious.

On The Phone

Manasa got in touch with the rest of the folks and found out that they were quite far back. We had enough of time in our hands to move around and check the place out. It was decided to that we visit the Kotepalli reservoir nearby.

Johnny's Look

To be continued…

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November 28th, 2010 at 3:03 am