Weaving Stories: Birender Lal

A photographer is the person who helps you lock your memories forever – be it a wedding or a baby’s first birthday. The wedding season is round the corner, and it’s that time, when everyone’s looking for someone to capture their special moments.

Weddings are for life, and it is only fair to have the best one photographing your wedding day memories. In order to help you find the right wedding photographer, we’ve put together some of the best ones in the city, for you to know them better.

Candid or traditional – these are the guys who will make it happen by executing your vision.

Browse through our wedding photographer directory and make sure to choose a wedding photographer that you ‘click’ with – after all they will be capturing some of the biggest moments of your life.

If you have already hired your wedding photographer, then you are remarkably fortunate, but if you are still looking for the best, then here is the list to choose from. Read on to know them…

By Anahita Ahuja

Birender Lal, founder Birender Lal Photography

How did you get into this field?

We are three siblings who grew up in a 1 BHK house. My father was passionate about photography to the extent that his inability to buy expensive equipment did not stop him from perusing his passion, where he made his own black and white photo developing equipment. And of course, he did not have a dark room, so he used to work at night when everyone was asleep. And as a child, when a picture would appear on plain paper, I remember looking at it like it was magic! That is where my fondness and fascination for this line of work came from.

Tell us about your primary style?

I would say it is abstract, fused with lots of expressions. By the end of it, the photograph speaks for itself.

What is that one thing you are tired of hearing?

“Can you share the RAW data with us?”, “make me look slim” and “please photo shop it a little bit”.

What do you particularly like about photographing weddings?

That would be the happy faces, the reunions of families and people dressing up for the occasions (and some not dressing up at all!)

What is your favourite part of the wedding?

Capturing the bride getting ready and that moment when the groom adds sindoor to a bride.

What is your primary focus when you are taking on a wedding?

It is to run a super hit movie with all moments captured in 10 minutes which the family looks forward to seeing, time and again. Weddings are already special and all charged with emotions – my job is to capture those very special moments for everyone to cherish.

Your favourite equipment

It is the Canon 5D Mark4 with 85mm lens and 35mm lens.

If there was one place in the world you would love to capture a wedding where would it be and why?

Europe, specifically Spain, Rome and in Asia – Bali and Thailand. The lighting, charged atmosphere and the way people enjoy life and liveliness there is what is extremely inspiring.

What is the best and worst moment you have had as a wedding photographer?

Best moments are when photography detailing is given its due in a photo shoot, and is respected. Every moment is planned as per the frame. Worst moments in general are when the surprises planned for the bride, groom, and guests are not shared with us in advance and we have to rise to the occasion then and there.

Contact:

Ph: +91 9866 223 944

Video: http://vimeopro.com/birenderlal/wedding-films

Website:  http://birenderlal.smugmug.com/

Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/birender