Life, in simple terms, has always proven to be nothing more than a series of events. The happy part, the grief stricken part and the one that we wish we could relive over and over again, endlessly.
In the past, the only way to freeze a moment and make it last forever was to be present in the moment and take a mental snapshot of it, one that would be narrated to the ones that were not present to take snapshots of their own.
As the years went by and the world around us progressed, the invention of the camera came into existence. And just like batting your eyelids, a photograph was clicked. And, along with this marvellous invention, emerged a new escape.
This new form of an escape enabled people to travel without moving an inch. It was one that made people smile at memories that they could now remember more vividly than before and one that allowed core memories the ability to be hanging in photo frames on the walls of their homes even long after they were gone.
Leaving behind glimpses of the life that they once lived, and the feelings that they possessed in that moment that were now frozen in time by the click of a button at the right time by the right person.
While anybody can hold a camera in their hands, there are only a few chosen people that have a certain magic, not only in their hands but in their vision and the ability to narrate a story without having to say a word. Proving that pictures do speak a thousand words!
Remembering the words of Elliott Erwitt when he said, “Photography is the art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
When it comes to Goa, it is safe to say that we are blessed to have some of the best photographers out there. Each unique in their own way, these photographers and cinematographers have created a niche for themselves right here in Goa and are here to stay.
Here are 4 photographers/photography studios that we have handpicked for you if cottage core and minimalist are the aesthetics that you are looking for while capturing your special day.
After all, when it comes to weddings, between the exchange of vows, tears of joy and dancing with your father, there is so much to take in on a wedding day, and such little time to soak it all in without the assistance of these 'memory hoarders'.
1. Flashbakc Studios
An intentional mistake, who doesn’t love a good word play? Don’t be fooled by the intertwined ‘k’ and ‘c’. Although the Wikipedia meaning of a flashback says that it is a memory that is recalled involuntarily, we can assure you that you will want to voluntarily relieve these ‘flashbakcs’ because they will undoubtedly be wholesome ones.
Website: www.flashbakc-studios.com / Instagram: @flashbakcstudios
Available to shoot PAN India and Worldwide
2. Rahul De Cunha Pictures
Entrust the responsibility of capturing you at your best and sit back while Rahul De Cunha Pictures takes you on a rollercoaster ride of happy emotions when you look back on your big day and walkthrough memory lane whilst viewing your heart-warming pictures.
Phone: +91 9833694352 / Instagram: @rahuldecunhapictures
3. Darius. N. Fernandes
Not afraid to go that extra mile, Darius. N. Fernandes is sure to not only meet your photography expectations but exceed them and make sure that you have detail-oriented memories that you will hold on to for a lifetime!
4. Viru Photography
Count on Viru Photography to click some of the most beautiful photographs and candid shots that will have you glued to the photo album whenever you revisit your pictures.
Phone: +91 9823191877 / Instagram: @viruphotography
With the 21st century motto of, ‘pictures or it didn’t happen,’ we are all firm believers of the fact that a good photographer can make or break your big day.
Just like Banksy said, “They say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time”. In a sense, a good photograph is an ode, a way to immortalise you and, to a certain extent – a love story.
Because although time stands still in a picture, someday we will all have to move on, and the only thing that will live on, are the moments captured on a random Tuesday evening, ten years ago.