The Casual Photoshoot was of Tina's family at her house.
It was of the whole family, including the dogs!
Shwetha and me love dogs. So when I mentioned this to her, she was very excited to join me on the shoot.
The surprise that day was that Tina's sister-in-law's husband was my batch mate from my B-school.
Guess who?! …. 'Anil The Cowboy Malgikar' ! Met his wife too, Aparna. It was a lot of fun taking their pictures, just point the camera at them and they can give you a superb pose in an instant.
It was nice to meet uncle and aunty, very cool bunch. Loved the house, entirely designed by Sujatha aunty. Tina is the soft spoken one, silently co-ordinating things and convincing Arvind (Tina's husband) to wear the kurta. Arvind and me hit it off big-time; he is a big geek. We spoke about UX – User Experience, Usability, latest developments on the Android, etc. He works for www.UXdesignlabs.com; a very cool startup.
The dogs were very adorable and very sleepy, did manage to get some good shots of them as well. (The previous day I was searching for 'how to shoot pets' on Google and I was a bit horrified looking at the search results, they were like ‘how to kill a dog’, ‘how to kill a cat’, Man! From then on I’ve realized that I’ll have to use the word ‘shoot’ carefully, wonder if there is another word that could replace that effectively.)
We did a casual shoot in the morning and post lunch. The light in the morning was just beautiful and in the evening was hoping to get some golden light, which I did but for a few minutes and it poured like crazy.
When we took a break in the afternoon, we went to Central Jayanagar to buy Shwetha some gifts for her Birthday which is on Thursday. And the mission was successful! Had some yummy pasta and the huge Ice-cream Soda in that cafeteria. And headed back to Tina’s house for the evening session.
I did not expect them to be so excited about the photoshoot (I’ve realized that these photoshoots are turning out to be a nice social exercise). They actually changed into 3-4 different costumes, amazing!
All in all both Shwetha and Me had a good time. It was like as if we were clicking pictures of our distant cousins.
Hope you all like the pictures! Posted a few here. You can see the rest at tina.cuspconcepts.com
Thank you Sowmya for referring me to them.