It suddenly occurred to us that we are in Coimbatore to cover the marriage and we are missing out the greenery of the western ghats that is not so far away. We slowly opened up to the bride’s parents about our intention to do a pre wedding shoot. Hesitant at first but they gave a go ahead when we discussed in detail what we would bring on the table. The green element we promised to cover should have made them look up to it.
The suggested place was somewhere near Mettupalayam with a forest in the vicinity. The foothills of the western ghats with a stream, a lone track with no incoming trains and the perfect greenery with the thick canopy provided the best location. The terrain posed quite a challenge to tread but the couple were exuberant and forthcoming. It was a single costume shoot. One of the cameraman just arrived on time and that was a nail biting experience we had.
The shoot proceeded as planned with the shot near the track coming out really well. Dusk befell quickly and as the mist also started to arrive early, we decided to wind up the session. We did the entire shoot in a record breaking three hours. And for that short a time, the output we got was beyond standards.