In Pictures: Underwater Wedding Shoots Catch On In Kerala

Kerala is fast setting a new wedding trend, and it isn’t the gold-and-silk extravaganza.

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Kerala is fast setting a new wedding trend, and it isn’t the gold-and-silk extravaganza. The man who started the fad, has this to say: everything is cool in the pool!

(Photo: News Minute)
(Photo: News Minute)

Kochi-based photographer Richard Antony did his first underwater wedding shoot around two years ago after a friend agreed to the idea. From then on, there was no turning back.

Richard is ‘the name’ in Kerala when it comes to underwater photography.

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(Photo: News Minute)
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So what happens in an underwater shoot? As actor Srinivasan says in a popular Malayalam movie, does the camera jump into the pool along with the model?

Yes, it does. After wedding, a two-hour shoot is organized in an outdoor pool, with the couple in their wedding costumes.

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Richard, who started his career in fashion photography, says that though this concept is popular abroad, it is still gaining prominence in Kerala. A major factor is the expense for the photographer. The kit used for the shoot costs around Rs 6 lakh. Richard uses Canon Mark III with an underwater camera housing.

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I have done around 20 underwater wedding shoots so far, and the response has been overwhelming.
– Richard Antony told The News Minute.

Underwater wedding photography is picking up in Kerala, and people generally don’t mind going an extra mile to make their wedding special.
– he added.

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