Meet the photographer ARUN KARTHIK of Ak smoke films !
The best part about photography is that they capture the moments that are gone and are irreplaceable, but also the only way you can relive them is through those photographs. Some photographers add effects to make the photograph attractive and some capture the scene in its own essence concentrating on the subject and the subject only.
It takes a great deal to capture moments in which the emotions are nakedly visible, like weddings. And to capture such moments is truly truly a special talent.
Today, we are going to introduce you to one such photographer – Arun Karthik of AK SMOKE FILMS ! When I first came across arun’s work what I found most interesting was how natural and simple is photographs were. When I say simple I mean simple in an extravagant way !!
Based in Coimbatore AK SMOKE FILMS is 5 years old and when I asked him about why and how he decided to become a wedding photographer, he said “Initially for about three years we were capturing wild life and landscapes and we were pretty much happy with it. Then we shot some couple shoots for our friends and we saw how happy the couples were when they saw the shots we captured for them. That’s where we understood real happiness is making others happy and before we knew we were into wedding photography.
With a broad smile Arun said, “Weddings definitely brought happiness and contentment to us, but the happiness it brought to the couples when saw the images which they were going to preserve forever was extraordinary. They thanked us every time they saw the photos which motivated us further to do our best and we began to develop an interest towards wedding photography like never before!! “
“The best part about South Indian weddings is that there’s whole a lot of crowd getting together, smiles all around and full of emotions and colour. The little games that the couples indulge in as a part of the wedding tradition is really adorable and the camera loves those scenes. Indian attires bring such a vibrant look to the event making the wedding a grand affair”, he said.
He says the most important part about wedding photography is that with experience they came to know what comes next and be prepared at the right place and the right time as weddings can be very chaotic.
Prior to the events they make sure they discuss with the couple and family members to understand what the important traditions are to ensure they capture the traditions to the dot. The most important part for them is understanding how the couple wants the photos to look and delivering them !
With a lot of gratitude he says “The work that I do and the results we produce would not be possible without the help of my fellow photographer Srinivasan.
Their package starts at 75000 with a team of two photographers and two videographers. Additional services like spot mixing and wedding films would be charged extra according to the requirements.
With a lot of excitement Arun adds “We love to travel and out station weddings add to the excitement as we get to experience different traditions and meet new people. We are more than happy to travel and do not charge extra for out station weddings !”
The package includes an album, an online copy of the album to share with their friends and family, a fully edited HD video, processed images, a wedding highlights video (teaser).
They also print T-shirt, mugs, calendar, key chains, posters, photo frames of the couple photos on request.
In the little time I’ve known him, he came across as a very patient guy and I’m sure you can give him a biggg list of requiremtns and he will only look at you with a wide grin and say “That’s all?”. 😀
Couples that are looking for wedding photographers in and around Coimbatore pick up your phones and get calling ! 😀
You can view more of their work here.
Contact information :
Name : ARUN KARTHIK
Mobile : +91 9620754525
Facebook page : aksmokefilms
Let us know what you think about Arun’s work !! 😀
Until next time,