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About Us

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory - Dr.Seuss

Photo Tantra completely believes in this quote by Dr.Seuss . It is this belief that made us become wedding photographers. We try to create memories for you  by staying connected with the moments which matter to you the most and this connection is possible only when someone is invested in you entirely. 

In today's age of Google when everything is just a search away, it is not difficult to find out about the person whom we are supposed to photograph. But what is not available on Google search is the person not the persona that he or she really is.  We are interested  in the person that you are and  invested in your wedding like a friend. 

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Phototantra Background 

Phototantra was started and is headed by us (Vinayak Das and Snigdha Sheel) since early 2009.  We are perhaps the first husband and wife photography team in India to start shooting Indian weddings in a photo-journalistic style. We started shooting weddings for the love of photography, travelling, meeting new people, getting to know their culture and food.  For us weddings are a great way to learn about society, human behaviour and culture. 

Phototantra Accolades and Recognition

We became the first wedding photographers from India whose images were featured in the People magazine (US edition March 2012). Our photo story of The Big Bang Theory star Kunal Nayyar and former Miss India Neha Kapoor's wedding was featured as a multi page photo spread. Our work was subsequently published in the "Who" magazine in Australia. Our photos from the wedding were also showcased in Ellen Degeneres and Conan O'Brien show.

Phototantra in the Press

Our work on candid wedding photography has been featured in many magazines and publications including  Vogue, Conde Nast, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Femina, Wedding Vows, Smart Photogrpahy, Indian Express, Bangalore Mirror, Brown Paper Bag, Wedding Sutra, Deccan Chronicle, The Telegraph, Maharani Weddings, South Asian Bride magazine to name a few.

Phototantra Style

We believe in capturing the memories and moments of your biggest day with love, empathy and understanding of your sensibilities. Whether you're in search of an unobtrusive, candid style, photojournalistic story telling or an alluring portrait in your bridal fineries, we are here to photograph all that which makes you happy on the day of your wedding. Let’s keep it simple, happy and let's make your wedding stress free .  

Our photography style and wedding films are a mix of photojournalism, visual story telling and glamour.  

Extra information if you still reading 

From a humble start in 2009, Photo Tantra now is a one stop solution for all your photography, wedding videography requirements no matter how small or how big is the wedding. In 2011 we started an offshoot Alpo Galpo Films which started making wedding films. We are equipped with the latest photographic gear, professional series lenses, light modifiers and a pool of talented  photographers and cinematographers who are trained and mentored by us. The entire operations, quality control, deliveries and visual story telling at the editing stage is handled personally by us. 

We have been nominated several times as the top wedding photographers in India by esteemed publications like Conde and Vogue India. Our weddings films have won awards at the Great Indian Wedding Awards 2015. We are also regarded as the top destination wedding photography team in India having shot weddings in all the top destination wedding venues is India. Our team has done wedding photography and films in Udaipur, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Goa, Cochin and Mahabalipuram. We have also done work in ThailandDubaiNepal, New Zealand, Scotland, Malayasia, Tanzania and Kenya.  

Our clientele

PhotoTantra takes pride in being the wedding photographers for some of the leading industrialists, celebrities, entrepreneurs, academicians, NRIs, eminent lawyers and business houses in India.

Ballpark Figure

Photo Tantra offers various wedding photography packages and the charges start at Rs. 1,50,000/- per day and Cinematography Packages that start from Rs. 2,00,000/- a day.

Fun Facts

We live in New Delhi with our 3 dogs and 2 kids. As people we love to travel and get excited over just about anything. We both love dogs, our whole family has pledged their organs, We love food, movies, music, books but nothing beats a heartwarming conversation and a good laughter with friends. We love everything that makes up for white picket fences, a fire place and an old dog to cuddle with, good wine and horror movies. Strange combination but that is what makes it fun. 


Fun Facts
We live in New Delhi with our 2 kids and 3 dogs. One of dogs is blind.   As people we both love dogs, love to travel and  get excited over just about anything, we love to watch movies, love food, we love engaging in a heart warming conversation and  laughter which is why perhaps we are drawn to similar people at weddings and end up making new friends at every shoot.