Based in Chennai, Amar Ramesh's Studio A is a leading wedding photography service that is continually innovating ways to document weddings. It's rare to find a studio that is able to beautifully capture candid moments but also has the eye to frame the perfect portrait and landscape shots. As you flick through their portfolio, it's hard not to get caught up in the couple's emotions from the celebrations and admire the classic shots you know will one day be hanging in their lounge room.
The great news is that Studio A's wedding photography services are now available to couples in Australia & NZ. During a recent trip for a Tamil wedding in Sydney, we had the opportunity to catchup with the Founder, Amar Ramesh who is excited about offering his services to couples in ANZ. He talks about Studio A, their style philosophy and the advantages of using an international wedding photographer like Studio A to capture your big day.
Tell us about yourself, what inspired you to become a wedding photographer and how Studio A was born?
Amar: From a Masters in Computer Science to working as a techie in the US, my early life mirrors that of most graduate Indians. But then life changed for me the day I picked up a camera and clicked my first few pictures. I’d say it opened my eyes to a whole new world.
Within a couple of years, I found myself evolving from a hobbyist to a part-time professional photographer, even going on to apprentice with a couple of award-winning photographers in Seattle. Since then, the decisions I have taken to forward my professional career has brought me a long way.
In 2010, I shot my first wedding in India, I conceived the idea of a boutique contemporary photography studio and went about putting the idea in motion. Five years hence, the “Studio A” team—based in Chennai, India has now grown to 20 comprising passionate photographers, cinematographers, editors, and studio managers.
What services does Studio A offer?
Amar: As a modern photography studio, we make an effort to combine standard packages with customised services. The range starts with, but doesn’t limit to:
- Candid/artistic wedding photography
- Cinematic wedding highlights
- Conventional photography and video, which has been a long-standing tradition
- Engagement or post-wedding couple shoots
When it comes to customised services, we often work with couples who welcome out-of-the-box ideas—to deliver something unique. Like a “Wedding Magazine” that we put together for a celebrity couple. That, I believe, is one of our unique selling propositions — going the extra mile to delight our customers and not stick to a standard set of deliverables.